“The world's thy ship and not thy home.”

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The Shrine is a deeply spiritual and holy place where God touches Souls through His magnificent Creation. It is in the midst of this spectacular dynamic that St. Therese speaks to us of "her little way". That is no coincidence.

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The Shrine of Saint Thérèse welcomes your prayer requests, which will be remembered in our Masses and Devotions through the intercession of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. To send us your prayer request, please click the link below.

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Seasonal Part Time Gardener Needed

If you love gardening and are a motivated, self-starter that can work independently with limited supervision this may be the summer position for you!

The successful candidate will enjoy the following duties:

Weed, deadhead, water, divide, stake, transplant, fertilize, mulch and compost garden beds.
Prune, water and fertilize shrubs and trees
Plant annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees
Water plants, move hoses, hook up sprinklers and soaker hoses. Monitor soil moisture.
Fell and remove vegetation, hand dig and remove weed-infested soil.  Add fill, grade, and rake
Recognizes plant diseases and pests
Routinely lift, carry and stack items up to 50 lbs. unassisted, and 100 lbs. with assistance; • Regularly load and unload trucks of (but not limited to) bagged fertilizer, bagged mulch, lime, potting soil, peat moss, shrubs and trees.
Transport materials, supplies, tools and equipment using wheel barrows, tractor or truck. • Maintain order in storage areas and shop.
Operate hand and power tools and equipment such as blower, weed-eater, lawn mower, and chain saw.
Repairs minor equipment problems and performs routine equipment maintenance.
Joyfully provides information about the Shrine and the life of St. Therese to visitors and pilgrims.
Participates in safety training; notifies supervisor of hazards, plant diseases, or any other problems requiring attention.
Completes daily timesheets, accident reports and other minor paperwork as may be required in a timely manner.
Assist documenting and maintaining Shrine garden records.

Education and Job Experience

High School diploma or equivalent required.
Valid state driver's license is required.
Two seasons of experience in a similar position is preferred.
College education in horticulture, biology or botany, or completion of the Master Gardener Program a plus.
Must successfully pass Diocesan background/screening and Safe Environment Training

Term: Seasonal – May thru September part time – 20 hours per week, weekdays and some Saturdays.

Location: Shrine of St. Therese, 22 miles north of Juneau

Language and Communications Skills

The ability to communicate, listen to and understand information and ideas is essential.
Good interpersonal and customer service skills a must.
Must be able to read and comprehend written instructions, operator’s manuals, and to-do lists.

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Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction

Join us every Friday from 2-3 PM for an hour of prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament in the Shrine Chapel. All are welcome!