Enlivened by the Spirit: 
We treasure our traditions, We hope and trust in God’s dream for us 
We carry God's love in service to all. 
In the Spirit of St Therese we aspire to be a hospitable and compassionate community with a contemplative heart.


For more than ninety years the focus of our parish community has been relationships and service.

Our primary relationship with God motivates our involvement in all aspects of community life. Our rich parish tapestry is created through our shared gifts and ministries, prayer and worship and networks of formal and casual interaction. 

As the Father was made known through the self-giving love of Jesus, so we, bring God’s presence to the fore through the ‘little ways’ our patron St Therese lived and wrote about, especially through sharing our experience of God through justice, witness, community development, mission, and the day to day things we do for others.

We value and welcome the talents, creativity, hospitality and experience of our parishioners and we look forward to your contribution and participation in your own ‘little way’ with us here at St Therese’s Essendon.

Church Exterior St Therese\'s Essendon