Forming joyful disciples who reflect the love of Jesus.

Father Tom Connery
Father Tom Connery, Pastor


In the mid 1940s, a group of people met with the purpose of organizing a new Catholic community in Belleview.  Thus, St. Theresa Mission was born.  Monsignor George W. Cummings (1946-1966), when pastor at Blessed Trinity in Ocala, held Sunday Masses at Belleview City Hall.

The City Hall at that time, was located in the building that is now the Belleview Funeral Home, beside Lake Lillian.

Shortly thereafter, St. Theresa’s Ladies Guild was organized by Mrs. Boy.  She was aided by Mrs. L.W. Curtis, Mrs. Belle Davis, Mrs. Tom Mallory, and Mrs. Evelyn McKeever.