Pastor Tom Connery
Born in Queens New York one of six children. Ordained in 1983 . I arrived at St. Theresa in July ,2018. The wonderful parishioners made me feel right at home. I have two dachshunds, Gracie and Lily who are my constant companions. I use to love to play basketball but now resort to walking and some swimming. If I have any hobby it would be collecting stories for my homilies. I am extremely fortunate to be at a parish that loves and cares for the needy. My passion is to make St. Theresa on fire for Christ so that we can bring Christ to others. How blest the parish and I are to be under the patronage of St Theresa. The next years are the years!
A native from New York, Rose arrived in Ocala Florida the summer of 1989 with her husband David, and their son Scott. The family became parishioners of St. Theresa immediately and Rose became involved in many ministries. Over the the next thirty years she served on the Parish Counsel, Finance Committee, Liturgy Committee, serves as a Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion and currently is the bookkeeper/secretary for the church.
Mary Ann Gricar
Assistant Director of Social Services
Mary Ann Gricar is a Food Service Manager and Assistant Social Service Director at St. Theresa’s Social Service Ministry. Mary Ann supervises and operates both the Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry managing more than 100 volunteers with great respect and love. Her experience in the food service industry and banking positions have enhanced the knowledge to her volunteers.
Director of Social Services
Jack and his wife relocated to Florida in the Fall of 2016. He immediately began volunteering with the Thrift Store and in other capacities. In February 2018 he accepted the position of director. The 10 years before moving to this area he managed communities as a Township Administrator and Village Manager. Jack is a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus.
Thrift Shop Manager
I have visited 25 countries, walked the rim of an active volcano, and ran with the bulls in Pamplona. The one thing I have learned from my adventures is that there is no place on Earth that I would rather be than here in the United States. The team of volunteers at the St. Theresa’s Thrift Store keep me going and put a smile on my face every day.
God Bless all of the volunteers and God Bless America.
Offices are open during the week
8:00 am – 4:00 pm