“Escambia High School, I went there in the 1970s,” Boston said. Little Flower Church is a small parish in Thrikakkara under the Ernakulum Angamaly diocese. Bulletins. First Name . Saturday 4:30 PM (Vigil) Sunday 7:45 AM & 10:00 AM. “Even though they had a lot they could agree upon, there was also a lot that they couldn’t. Read More . Welcome to Church of the Little Flower! The riots brought national attention and added strain to the Pensacola community, Boston remembered. During the next three decades, Monsignor Byrnes oversaw a substantial amount of growth at the Parish. “Little Flower is truly my home away from home...nothing compares to the heart of Little Flower Parish and what the sense and spirit of St. Thérèse the Little Flower represents to me and my faith journey...I thrive in our community at Little Flower.” Sally Richthammer, Parishoner. “We were in the spotlight quite a bit at the time,” she said. School Speak; Little Flower Athletics; Like Us on Facebook! “They wanted to have an ecumenical service where both congregations could come together and celebrate Thanksgiving.”. “And Escambia High School was going through some race riots that were pretty much national news.”. The history of the church begins in 1961 when Rev. News & Events View All News . Colin Warren-Hicks can be reached at colinwarrenhicks@pnj.com or 850-435-8680. “But they didn’t allow that to stop them,” he continued. "Like this year, the 50th year, it will be at the Methodist church and the Catholic priest is the speaker. Download the app Today. Join Our Newsletter. "The pastor and the priest in the community developed a relationship and wanted to do something in the community to bring people of different faiths together," Richardson said. Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church and Little Flower Catholic Church will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their combined Ecumenical Thanksgiving. The Parish School was opened in 1934, a new Rectory was constructed, along with a Convent for the Sisters of Saint Joseph and a Library. The location of the Thanksgiving service is switched between the two churches every year. Little Flower Catholic Church 1264 Arch Terrace Richmond Heights, MO 63117 Phone: (314) 645-1445 Email: [email protected] Little Flower Catholic School 1275 Boland Place Richmond Heights, MO 63117 Phone: (314) 781-4995 Email: [email protected] Quick Links. What became known as the “Escambia High School riot” occurred in February 1976. … Calendar. For the past 50 years, two Escambia County churches — one Protestant and one Catholic — have crossed over the theological line that divides their faiths and in a display of harmony and acceptance held a Thanksgiving service together. myParish. Welcome to the St. Therese Little Flower website! Cardinal Parekkatil laid foundations of the church in the name of St. William. Father Dennis. "In a dramatic flareup, black and white students tore into each other with sticks, bricks, bats and guns," the News Journal reported at the time. Boston said that the symbolism of the two churches of different faiths holding a joint service together took on especially important meaning in the 1970s. Our History. Mass Times. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 7:00 AM (Check Bulletin) Wednesday 8:15 AM - All School Mass (Check Bulletin) View Full Schedule. Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church and Little Flower Catholic Church will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their combined ecumenical Thanksgiving service this week. Learn More About Who We Are. Lost art: Pensacola artist hopes to find drawing accidentally sold at church rummage sale, Historic Basilica: Renovation of historic Basilica in Pensacola looks to the past for interior design tips, "We flip-flop each year," said Janey Boston, education director at Myrtle Grove United Methodist. "… The melee followed a controversial student vote on whether the one-time school nickname — 'Rebels' — should be used again at Escambia High.". We have a strong parish community who come together for all activities associated with the church. Pensacola artist hopes to find drawing accidentally sold at church rummage sale, Renovation of historic Basilica in Pensacola looks to the past for interior design tips, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. And when we have it next year, the 51st year, it will be at the Catholic church and the Methodist pastor will be the speaker.". Father Matt Worthen of Little Flower Catholic Church is scheduled to lead this year’s service. Mass Times. This Thanksgiving, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and all of the difficulties of the past year, the worship service will go on. “The churches were trying to do something that would unite the community.”, The ecumenical Thanksgiving service was one of the main acts of symbolic unity that local religious organizations utilized to help calm the public, Boston said. Our School. The new church of Little Flower Catholic Parish was dedicated on April 6, 1929. The service will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myrtle Grove United Methodist, 1030 N. 57th Ave. Myrtle Grove Pastor Riley Richardson explained to the News Journal how the annual event’s inaugural service came about in 1970.