About LIttle Flower Catholic Church

We are missionary disciples for Christ.

The mission of the gospel

Our mission.

He said to them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature." - Mk.16:15

Little Flower Church and School has been an integral part of West Pensacola since 1945. Located on the corner of 65th Ave and Lillian Highway, our parish family serves the families of Myrtle Grove.

As a Catholic Parish, we seek to live out our mission by proclaiming the Gospel, and witnessing to the presence of Christ.

People are drawn to Little Flower because of our rich Catholic tradition, our strong devotion to our patroness St. Thérèse of Lisieux, and our formation as missionary disciples of Christ.

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our patronness, our guide

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, a 19th century saint and doctor of the Church, is the patroness and guide of Little Flower parish. She is the originator of the Little Way, a way of living out one's baptism in the ordinariness of everyday life.

The example of her life, along with her intercession, helps us at Little Flower Catholic Church and School to keep our eyes fixed intently on Jesus, striving to become missionary disciples of Christ. ​

We remember our rich tradition

Our History

A parish family rich in over 70 years of history.

Little Flower Church and School has been an integral part of West Pensacola since 1945. Located on the corner of 65th Ave and Lillian Highway, our parish family serves the families of Myrtle Grove.

People are drawn to Little Flower because of the rich Catholic tradition, strong devotion to our patroness St. Thérèse of Lisieux, formation as missionary disciples of Christ.

Humble beginnings in 1945.

From our humble beginnings in 1945 — an old house and barn on the corner of two dirt roads — to our present location on the corner of Lillian Hwy. and 65th Ave, Little Flower Catholic Church and School has ministered to thousands throughout the years.

Moving forward with hope.

Since 1945, Little Flower Parish has brought thousands into relationship with Christ and His Church.

We move forward with a sense of gratitude and hope, humbly asking the Holy Spirit to continue to guide us, that we may be a beacon of light in the darkness.

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Our Staff

Fax: (850) 455-4508
Address: 6495 Lillian Hwy., Pensacola, FL 32506
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00AM - 3:30PM
Fr. Matt Worthen | Staff Photo | Pastor of Little Flower

Fr. Matt Worthen

Pastor

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The Pastor oversees the spiritual and administrative needs of parish.

Fr. Alberic Lazerna | Staff Photo | Parochial Vicar at Little Flower

Fr. Alberic Lazerna

Parochial Vicar

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The Parochial Vicar assists the Pastor in meeting the spiritual needs of the parish.

Dcn. Rey Castellano | Staff Photo | Permanent Deacon at Little Flower

Dcn. Rey Castellano

Permanent Deacon

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The Deacons assist the priests in liturgies, preparation for the sacraments, and preaching. 

Dcn. Tom Gordon | Staff Photo | Permanent Deacon at Little Flower

Dcn. Tom Gordon

Permanent Deacon

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The Deacons assist the priests in liturgies, preparation for the sacraments, and preaching. 

Karen Henry | Staff Photo | Office Manager at Little Flower

Karen Henry

Office Manager

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The Office Manager works closely with the clergy on all scheduling, clerical, and financial needs. 

Kevin Wessa | Staff Photo | Pastoral Associate at Little Flower

Kevin Wessa

Pastoral Associate

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The Pastoral Associate aids the clergy in all special projects related to ministry and communications within the parish.

Keith Crowdus | Staff Photo | Director of Maintenance at Little Flower

Keith Crowdus

Maintenance Director

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The Maintenance Director is responsible for all development and maintenance projects for the parish. 

Deanne Perrine | Staff Photo | Director of Children's Religious Education at Little Flower

Deanna Perrine

Children's Religious Education

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The Director of Children’s Religious Education is responsible for the formation and spiritual development of all children preparing to receive sacraments in the parish.

Everett Lambeth | Staff Photo | Bookkeeper at Little Flower

Everett Lambeth

Bookkeeper

The bookkeeper is responsible for inputting and maintaining all financial transactions, and presenting financial reports to the clergy.

Stephen Sanchez | Staff Photo | Principal at Little Flower

Stephen Sanchez

School Principal

The School Principal is responsible for the education and formation of all students of the school, along with administration and leadership of the staff. 

Denise Langan | Staff Photo | Musician at Little Flower

Denise Langan

Music Director

The Music Director is responsible for the choice of all sacred music played during liturgies as well as preparing the choir for weekend Masses. 

Alan Mayorca | Staff Photo | Organist for Little Flower

Alan Mayorca

Organist

The organist is responsible for assisting the music director in all weekend liturgies and funerals at the parish. 

“Holiness consists simply in doing God's will, and being just what God wants us to be.”

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

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