Welcome from Pastor Father Francis Li

Dear Friend,

     Greetings and a warm welcome from the St. Barbara and St.Therese churches of St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta parish Family!

     Through Renew My Church, St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church and School, and St. Barbara Catholic Church and School have been united into one canonical parish and school. “We are no longer two, but one.” With so much history and tradition, our unified parish is a unique and welcoming Roman Catholic Parish in the heart of Chicago’s Chinatown, and Bridgeport neighborhoods. As two of the oldest Parishes in Chicagoland, both of our historic and well-maintained worship sites are over 100 years old. Recently we installed air conditioning and a church lift for people who have difficulty handling stairs at St. Therese church, and updated our famously designed and spacious sanctuary at St. Barbara as well.

     I invite you to explore our parish’s websites, get to know our communities, check out our calendars of events and new mass schedules. We look forward to meeting you in person at one of our celebrations. As we continue both the rewarding and challenging journey of Renew My Church, I humbly ask you to keep us in your prayers as I continue to pray for you.

     I look forward to meeting you in person.


God Bless,


Father Francis Li, Pastor

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Mass Schedule

Mass Schedule at St. Therese
Sunday Masses: 8AM & 10:30AM & Mandarin masses on 2nd Saturday of the Month at 4pm and on the 4th Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm
Foreign Language Masses:
Cantonese: 1st Sunday 10:30AM
Indonesian: 2nd Sunday 12 Noon from Aug. 2019 to Jan. 2020 at Techny Chapel
Mandarin: 4th Sunday 12pm
Revised Weekday Schedule
Mon., Wed., & Fri. 8AM Mass


Mass Schedule at St. Barbara (2859 S Throop)
Saturday Mass: 5PM
Sunday Masses: 6AM & 9:30AM
Rosary Sunday: 5:30AM, Mass 6AM
Revised Weekday Schedule
Tue., Thurs., & Sat. 8AM Mass


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