St. Theresa Church (Trumbull, Connecticut)
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|St. Theresa Church|
|Location||5301 Main St
|Founded||October 4, 1934|
|Founder(s)||Bishop Maurice F. McAuliffe|
|Dedicated||September 22, 1935 (original structure),
April 1, 1962 (current structure)
|Architect(s)||William Schmidt (original structure)
J. Gerald Phelan
|Parish||Saint Theresa Parish|
|Bishop(s)||Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano|
|Priest(s)||Rev. Michael Flynn, Rev. Carl McIntosh|
|Pastor(s)||Fr. Brian Gannon|
|Deacon(s)||Mr. Salvatore M. Clarizio, Ph.D|
This is the largest Catholic Parish in Trumbull. The cathedral-like church of granite and limestone was designed by noted church architect J. Gerald Phelan in 1961. The parish celebrated its Diamond Jubilee in 2009 and received a letter of congratulations from Bishop Lori.
St. Theresa Church is home to a distinguished three manual 39 rank organ built in 1999 by the Peragallo Pipe Organ Company of Paterson, New Jersey. The organ is frequently used as a concert instrument and is featured in a 1999 compact disk of French organ works performed by internationally famous organist Stephen Tharp It was also a feature instrument in the 2010 Pipe Organ Encounter program of the Bridgeport Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Saint Theresa's Church has been a regular site for Connecticut Chamber Choir concerts.
Saint Theresa School is one of two Catholic K-8 schools in Trumbull, founded in 1955. It is accredited with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It is registered as school 2114403 with the State of Connecticut Department of Education.
- http://www.stephentharp.com/html/showcase.php?showcase=1&page=2 Stephen Tharp recording at St. Theresa Church, Trumbull CT
- http://www.agoevents.org/assets/files/downloads/PIPE%20ORGAN%20ENCOUNTER%202010.pdf Pipe Organ Encounters