As far as can be determined, ours is the first parish to honor the memory of St. Therese of Lisieux in the United States, perhaps even in the world. On the very day of her canonization, in May 1925, then Bishop Muldoon of Rockford chose Father Charles Henckel as the first pastor of the new St. Therese of Jesus Parish. There were no parish buildings at that time and it wasn’t until late 1925 that a combination church-school-convent was begun. It was completed in June 1926. The Sisters continued to live within the confines of the school until 1948 when a separate convent, which still exists on the school grounds, was erected.
Regardless of race, religion or ethnicity, we offer a safe, Christian environment for all who enter our doors. Our experienced and dedicated faculty and staff are second to none, placing emphasis on developing our students’ moral values in conjunction with their academic talents. Our small class sizes are perfect for all students.
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