St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Church

lambFr. Darwin Flores

Father Darwin Alberto Flores Madriz, was born in Caracas Venezuela on August 31 of 1975. I am the third child of seven, of Carlos Flores and Blanca Madriz(+). My siblings are Carlos (+), Oscar, Carla, Carolina, Danny and Yulian. And a proud uncle of his nephews.

My childhood was spent in Caracas and at the age of 17, we moved to the city of Maracay. Here I met God, began to follow Him, and fell in love with God. When I was still very young, I began to be a Catholic missionary within the Diocese of Maracay and was quickly taking the Word of God to other states of Venezuela.

On September 27, 1998, I entered the Major Seminary Mary Mother of the Church of Maracay. On August 4, 2007, I was ordained a priest. After being ordained as a priest, on January 17, 2009, the Bishop of Maracay appointed me pastor of a beautiful town called Barbacoas on the periphery of the State, where I lived happily for six years. Because of my missionary spirit and in an act of generosity, the Bishop of Maracay sent me to the Diocese of Rockford on July 17, 2015. I arrived in the beautiful city of Aurora at the parish of Sacred Heart, with Monsignor Vallejo and on April 5, 2016, I was appointed by Bishop David Malloy as coordinator of the Hispanic Ministry of the DeKalb deanery. Since June 2021 I serve as the Parochial Administrator of St. Therese of Jesus in Aurora, IL.


Deacon Julio Rosado

Deacon Julio serves his Deaconate in St Therese since 2000. Before moving to the Aurora and the Diocese of Rockford, he served as a Deacon in the Archdiocese of Chicago for ten years. In 1990 he was ordained as Deacon for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Born in Puerto Rico, moved to the US in 1968. Married in 1972 and father of two daughters and a beautiful grandson.


Parish Secretary- Maria Zamora

 I have been a St. Therese Parishioner since 1983. I am married and have 2 grown children and 2 granddaughters. My children both attended St. Therese School from pre-school to 8th grade.

I have been the secretary for St. Therese since May 2012.

 dalia_vargas_1.jpgAssistant Secretary - Dalia Vargas

Dalia Vargas is a part-time assistant secretary since 2013. Dalia volunteered at St. Therese one year before becoming an employee. Dalia moved to Aurora from Texas in February 1975. She worked for UPS for 37 years, retired and found her other home at St. Therese. She is a divorcee, mother to 2 handsome sons, her beautiful daughter and daughter-in-law and two handsome grandsons.