Saint Therese

A nonprofit organization

$14,465 raised by 58 donors

100% complete

$12,000 Goal

Why Saint Therese on Give to the Max Day?

Pastoral  Care has been the cornerstone of our mission and a part of our holistic approach to care since we first opened our doors in 1968. We believe that spirituality is a foundation for quality health care, vibrant community living and end of life care, and that is why we continue to ensure spirituality remains a core part of our care standard.

Every person in the Saint Therese family is unique and valued. By connecting through spirituality and forming personal, meaningful bonds, we seek to genuinely know and understand the needs of our residents.

Our compassionate pastoral care team journeys alongside our residents through times of transition, joy, and hardship. Their work is their calling, so no matter the need, they provide a listening ear and a comforting presence to all.

  • Pastoral Care relates to residents according to their current emotional situation and prioritizes what is most important to them, in the moment”, Duane Bauer, Pastoral Care Director at Saint Therese of Woodbury

Our senior living communities offer residents of all faiths, and their families, the ability to attend regular services in the chapels in our communities. The Pastoral Care teams also offer individual support, communion, rosary, feast days services, memorial services, spiritual care, and comfort during end of life. 

  • A resident and lifelong Catholic man admitted directly that he was “unable to do things” for himself as much. Early on, Pastoral Care staff and volunteers helped him attend Mass in the main chapel. He was so grateful as he had not been able to attend Mass for some time. As his health began declining instead of attending mass, he accepted communion in his room. Sometime later, a volunteer Eucharistic Minister visited him to offer communion. She prayed aloud, with the resident whispering or mouthing some words along with her. Just a few hours later he died. “He received spiritual care at Saint Therese that he would most likely not have received otherwise.”- Mark Nygaard, Chaplain at Saint Therese of New Hope.

All gifts this Give to the Max Day will support our Pastoral Care Fund. This fund directly supports the pastoral care programs at each of our communities. 

Join us in this annual giving event by making a gift today. Stories like these can only be possible because of donors like you!

All Funds raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000 from Marsh McLennan Agency!

More about Pastoral Care

At Saint Therese, our comprehensive care philosophy looks at the needs of the whole person. In addition to clinical services, ample social opportunities and programs that stimulate the intellect, we seek to provide comfort for the soul. Our robust spiritual health programming offers an enriching, purposeful faith journey for our residents, no matter religious affiliation. 

Pastoral care services onsite at Saint Therese include:

  • Regularly scheduled Catholic Mass
  • Weekly ecumenical services
  • Liturgy on Feast Days
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation or other reconciliation services
  • Communion upon request
  • Rosary recitation
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Support for family and friends
  • Support groups
  • Guidance and spiritual counsel
  • Partners in prayer and meditation
  • Compassionate, faith-based presence throughout hospice and palliative care  

In the spirit of Christ, our pastoral care team listens with their hearts to serve all our residents, guests, families, and community members as resources for spiritual care and comfort, regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, creed, sex, or economic status.  

About Saint Therese

Saint Therese is a nonprofit, Catholic senior living organization born out of a simple mission: do ordinary things with extraordinary love. For more than 50 years, we have supported seniors and their families with innovative and compassionate programs designed to make life better and more fulfilling.

Saint Therese of New Hope

Saint Therese at Oxbow Lake

Saint Therese at St. Odilia (Palliative and Hospice Care)

Saint Therese of Woodbury

Saint Therese of Corcoran (coming soon)

IHM Senior Living Community

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Organization name

Saint Therese

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Health Faith


1660 S Hwy 100 Ste 103
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416


952 283 2219

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