St. Theresa's Catholic Church

1107 Commercial Way , Spring Hill, FL 34606   |   Tel: 352-683-2849   |   Fax: 352-683-3437

Inside Saint Theresa Church

Saint Theresa Catholic Church was originally established in 1968 as a Mission, known as St. Edward's, from St. Anthony's in Brooksville. Rev. James Hoge, O.S.B. was the pastor of the Mission and services were held in a storefront in Weeki Wachee Woodlands.

In 1973, with Rev. Claude E. Brubaker as the founding pastor, the weekend services and religious education classes were moved to the Spring Hill recreation center. Daily Masses were held in the rectory.

The land for the new parish of St. Theresa was donated by the Mackle Brothers in memory of their mother, Theresa. Ground breaking of a multi-purpose building was held on June 19, 1974 with the Most Reverend Charles McLaughlin, Bishop of St. Petersburg, dedicating the new building on October 2, 1975.

In 1979, Rev. Hubert Reason was appointed pastor and in his one year of service the Mission of Saint Frances Cabrini in north Spring Hill was established.

Rev. Harold Bumpus served as pastor from 1980 to 1983. During this time, Father Bumpus oversaw the building of a new Church. Ground breaking ceremonies were held on May 3, 1981 and the Church was dedicated on October 24, 1982, by the Most Reverend W. Thomas Larkin, Bishop of St. Petersburg. The pipe organ still used in the Church was installed by Father Bumpus.

In June of 1983, Monsignor John Scully was appointed pastor. During 1985, Monsignor acquired four models from the Deltona Corporation and put them to immediate use as a rectory, convent and with alterations a school building.

Under Monsigor's direction, St. Theresa school was established in August 1985 with Sister Giovanna, S.N.J.M. as principal.

In the 1990's, St. Theresa school was renamed Notre Dame Interparochial school.

In 1999, Monsignor Scully retired and Rev. James McAteer replaced him as Pastor.

In 2010, St. Theresa's was blessed with a new parochial vicar, Rev. Edison Bernavas.

Pastor Rev. Fr. James P. McAteer Retires

Pastor Rev. Fr. James P. McAteer Retires - Sunday, August 5, 2012

After 13 years as Pastor of St. Theresa's Catholic Church, and a total of 48 years of service to the Priesthood, Rev. Fr. James P. McAteer will retire in August 2012.

St. Theresa's Youth Group

The ministry for fifth grade through twelfth grade students meets every Thursday in the gym at 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM.

The group is headed by Dawn Toomer, and it is a great time for the youth of the Parish to connect and meet with other youth. It involves plenty of sports time, a snack, and prayer and a short lesson with the other youth.

Rosary Makers

This group meets for fellowship and to make rosaries that are sent around the world to various mission groups.

They meet the first Tuesday of the month in room 4 of the Parish Center at 8:30 AM.

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Scripture Study

Deacon Jim McMahon leads classes in the Parish Center on Monday at 1:00 PM and Tuesday at 6:00 PM which break open the Word of God. All are invited to attend these ongoing classes, just be sure to bring your Bible.

St. Vincent DePaul

The St. Theresa Conference of St. Vincent de Paul consists of volunteers who embrace the works of charity by helping our neighbors on a person to person basis wishing to please our Lord Jesus by helping His brothers and sisters in their time of need with temporary relief. Call 352-688-9997

Our Free Food Pantry is available to qualifying families within the parish boundary.

Open daily 10:00am - 3:00pm and 10:00am - 12:00pm Saturday. Call 352-688-3331.

Generous parishioners help stock the pantry through their monthly food collections. The SVDP Thrift Store is also a 100% volunteer organization that depends on donations of clothing, furniture and other salable items. It’s mission is to bring affordable quality products to low income families, while sharing the revenue with the food pantry and the Conferences.