Thursday, November 8, 2012

Celebrate the "Big Event" on January 12, 2013

Join us in celebrating Our Heritage and supporting the preservation of St. Teresa and St. Philip churches at the same time.   On January 12, 2013, from 6-10pm, there will be a buffet dinner, and both silent and live auctions at the Union Hotel in Occidental.  Tickets are now on sale for $35.

Donation items are also being requested for the silent and live auctions.  Examples are as follows:

Vacation Rental Stays
Sports Packages
Tickets to events
Gift Certificates
Wine bottles or cases
Art, Jewelry, or Antiques

All donations are tax deductible.    For more information contact 707.875.8826  or email

Sunday, October 14, 2012


The Second Annual Occidental Spaghetti Sauce and Dessert Cookoff  will be held on October 20 at 6 PM at the St. Philip Parish Hall in Occidental. Come help decide who is the best spaghetti chef and the best dessert chef of Occidental.  Tickets are $10 for pasta, 3 sauces of your choice, salad, garlic bread, and 2 desserts of your choice. Proceeds benefit the St.Philip/St. Teresa Parish.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

St. Teresa of Avila Pancake Breakfast

The St. Teresa's Ladies Guild will be holding their annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, September 2, from 8:00 - 11:30 at the Bodega Fire Hall located at 17184 Bodega Highway in Bodega. Come join us for a delicious breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, and juice. Proceeds help with the continual upkeep and maintenance of this historic 152 year old church.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Wedding Coordinator

St Teresa of Avila and St Philip churches are proud to announce that there is a new wedding coordinator, JANIS WILSON.    In addition to her new responsibility, Janis is also our music director.   Janis looks forward to help make the wedding ceremony a special occasion.

Friday, March 30, 2012

"Las Vegas Escape" on April 14th

Come join us for a evening of fun.............."Las Vegas Escape."    There will card games, raffles, and a door prize........$10 admission at the door or purchase tickets after each weekend mass.

Be there or be square at the St. Philip's Hall in Occidental on Saturday at 7pm !!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Bell and Sign Installation Complete !!!

As you drive along the Bodega Highway and slow down to 25 mph in the town of Bodega, a refurbished bell and sign now appear at the base of St Teresa of Avila church.   New to the sign is a plaque which shows the phone number and website for Wedding Info.

Stop by and check it's beautiful !!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner

The annual St. Patrick's Dinner will be held on March 17th at St. Philip Parish Hall.  Get your tickets soon as this popular event sells out each year.   There will be a raffle and live entertainment.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

St. Teresa of Avila Polenta Dinner

Last Saturday was a success!   There were 223 adults and 7 children who attended our annual feast........thanks to all who attended.   The event was conducted by the St Teresa Ladies Guild and their spouses.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Polenta Dinner Sponsored by the St. Teresa Restoration Fund

We are inviting everyone to come and join us at the annual Polenta Dinner for the benefit of the St. Teresa Restoration fund to be held on February 11 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM at McCaughey Hall located at 17184 Bodega Highway, Bodega CA. The hall is located 2 doors from the church. The menu includes polenta with a delicious beef stew, salad, dinner rolls, dessert, and coffee. Wine and soft drinks are available for purchase. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children. Proceeds from the dinner will be used in our ongoing restoration efforts to preserve our beautiful, historical church.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

126 Year Old Bell Refurbished

On Jan 17th the bell in front of St. Teresa of Avila was removed.   Having been built in 1886, the time has come to powder coat the bell to help perserve it.    The 850 pound bell also will be supported by a new wooden structure.   Keep an eye out for the "best looking, 126 year old bell" in Sonoma County.