St. Therese Catholic Church

About Us

The history of St. Therese

During World War II Army Chaplain, Father Mark Otto served his country and his fellow men on the battlefield. While administering the sacraments to the wounded and dying men, he fervently prayed to St. Therese that his life would be spared and that he would come home to Minnesota safely.

St. Therese heard his prayers, and he returned home in 1946, establishing a new parish in Deephaven, Mn. Fr. Otto chose St. Therese as the patron saint of his parish.

The school opened in 1959, and in 1970 the Franciscan Clarist sisters from Kerala, India came to serve our school shortly after the new church was built. 

Who We Are

Members of St. Therese parish are inspired by faith, to grow ever closer to God. We do this in the following ways:

  • Offer spiritual formation for all generations
  • Provide a welcoming house of prayer, worship and community
  • Encourage stewardship: sharing time, talent and treasure
  • Respect the dignity of creation


18323 Minnetonka Blvd
Deephaven MN 55391


Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm