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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 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. We offer the ideal teacher to student ratio of 11:1.
Are you interested to discover why a St. Therese education is right for your child? Call 630.898.0620 to meet our Principal and tour our school.
STS receives $40K Barsema Gift
The Diocese of Rockford and Saint Therese School and Parish, are pleased to announce a gift from the Barsema Scholarship Endowment fund in the amount of $40,279.00 to Saint Therese School. The formal presentation of the gift will take place on Friday September 12, 2014 in the upstairs lobby of Saint Therese School near the newly completed mural of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The staff and students of Saint Therese School are deeply grateful for the generosity of the Barsema Family.