St Therese's Church is a small but welcoming Catholic Parish in the tiny hamlet of Newcomb, in the Central Adirondack region of New York State. The parish is a part of the Diocese of Ogdensburg, and shares its pastor
with St Henry's Church in nearby Long Lake. We welcome you to our community and our Church. If you are new to the area, please let us know who you are and where you live. If you are a visitor to this beautiful
location, stop by for Sunday or Daily Mass, or just for a visit to the Blessed Sacrament. The Church is open daily from early morning to evening. The rectory is next door.
Father Peter Berg
Summer Schedule First Sunday before July 4th through Labor Day
Saturday - 4 PM Sunday - 11 AM
All Other Periods
Saturday - 7 PM Sunday - 9 AM
Tuesday and Friday - 9 AM
St Therese's in Newcomb
Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 9 AM
St Henry's in Long Lake
St. Therese's Church was built in the mining community of Tahawus, in 1949, under the direction of Rev. Henry Wilcott. Originally, it was a mission church of St. Henry's Long Lake.
St. Therese was made a parish by Bishop Brian J. Mc Entegart in 1953, and was was assigned the mission church of St. John's, which was located in the Town of Newcomb, near the entrance to the Santanoni Preserve. The St. John's Church still stands on this site but is privately owned.
Father Bernard Desnoyer was appointed the first pastor of St. Therese Parish. Under his direction and the many volunteers from St. John's and St. Therese's church, the rectory was constructed. This new parish served the churches of both Newcomb and Tahawus until 1963.
In 1963, the entire town of Tahawus was transplanted to the eastern end of Newcomb by The National Lead Corp. In one of the Adirondack's more interesting stories, the church building and rectory were moved from Tahawus to its present location, a neighborhood known as Winebrook Since the larger church of St. Therese was able to accommodate the faithful of both churches, St. John's was closed in December 1963. Since its founding, St. Therese has been an active worshiping community. It participates in the spiratual, corporal and ecumenical life of Newcomb and witnesses to a living Christian faith.
Reverend Peter M. Berg
Preparation is required for all weddings. Please notify a priest at least four months before the wedding. For scheduling call Father Berg at the rectory. Advent and Lent are Penitential Seasons. Weddings are discouraged during these seasons.
The Rite of Baptism for Children is for newborns and children who have not reached catechetical age. To prepare for the Baptism of a child parents are asked to attend a Baptism Class. For more information,
please call Father Berg at the rectory.
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is for children who have reached catechetical age as well as for adults. Information can be obtained from Father Berg.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is arranged by coordinating with the Pastor. Please call Father Berg for information
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available before every Mass and by request
Please call the Rectory (518-582-3671) as soon as you or someone in your family schedules surgery, hospitalization or suffers a serious illness or injury. Please do not delay in this prayer for Christian healing.