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St. Teresa Parish Rockford, Ohio
St. Teresa Parish Rockford, Ohio
St Teresa's Youth Group will be selling homemade baked goods at Rockford's Fall Fest this Saturday, Oct 31st from 10AM to 4PM in front of M Bruns Plumbing, Electric & HVAC, 103 N. Main St.
All proceeds from the bake sale will go to cover costs of youth activities and retreats as well as local charities.
Please come out and show your support for our youth!
St. Teresa Parish Rockford, Ohio
St. Teresa Parish Rockford, Ohio
St Teresa Youth Group is asking for donations of baked goods from all parishioners & CCD families to help support their bake sale at Rockford's Fall Fest on Saturday Oct 31st from 10AM to 4PM!
All proceeds from the bake sale will fund youth retreats and local charities that youth breakfast donations would normally go toward.
Baked goods can be dropped off:
Saturday beginning at 10AM in front of M Bruns Plumbing & HVAC, 103 N. Main Street in Rockford.
We thank you in advance for your support and hope to see you this weekend at Rockford's Fall Fest!!
St. Teresa Parish Rockford, Ohio
St. Teresa Parish Rockford, Ohio
Saintly Possibilities
Dear Celina Cluster Parishioners,
Has anyone ever described you as a saint? "She took care of her invalid husband for years. She’s a real saint." Would you consider yourself a saint? The Catechism of the Catholic Church says in #823 “The Church, then, is “the holy People of God,” and her members are called “saints.” Perhaps we are saints, but don’t always live up to our full calling.

My favorite description of a saint comes from a grammar school story. A religion teacher asked her second grade class, “What’s a saint?” A little girl, thinking of the stained glass windows in her parish church said, “Saints are people the light shines through.” The capital S saints are up there in the light, in the church windows, but there is also that much broader communion of saints we hear about in the Book of Revelation. “That vision of the great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people and tongue.”

This weekend we celebrate the feast of All Saints honoring those saints who are canonized, those with the official saint title, but we also celebrate all those little s saints, those people who have lived good and holy lives, those who have given us authentic, admirable and inspiriting witness of what it means to be a child of God. And we celebrate the saint like qualities and possibilities that are in each of us.

The Book of Revelation says “these are the holy ones (the saints) who survived the time of great distress; they have washed their robes and made them white in the Blood of the Lamb.” Saints are survivors, they are the ones who persevere through trial and tribulation not merely because of their own internal strength, but because of the strength they find in the Lord Jesus. The First letter from St. John reminds us that we are really and truly children of God. One of the most important truths of our faith is that holiness, i.e., being a child of God or being a saint is not something that we are called to achieve or acquire, but something that we are invited to accept. None of us can make him or herself holy. We can only respond to the holiness that we receive when we begin to live the life of Christ through baptism. Holiness or saintliness is a gift, not a reward for our spiritual accomplishments.

The Beatitudes from the gospel teach us what it means to be a “saint like” Christian and they reflect an attitude of service in life that finds blessing and goodness in the most unusual places. Most would assume that blessings are found more readily in the lives of those who have it made, those who have more joys than sorrows, those who have fewer struggles. And yet Jesus states, “blest are the poor in spirit, the sorrowing, the lowly, those who hunger and thirst for holiness….” Blest are they who show mercy, who are single-hearted, who seek peace. It may seem ironic and yet one of the places we often count our blessings most is in the midst of trial and tribulation, struggle and hardship. The "official" saints, the kinds of people the Church canonizes, are those who are most aware of their own vulnerability, most conscious of their own need for God’s action in their lives, most alert to the role of God’s generosity in their human existence. Consequently, their response to the life of Christ in them is more generous and more consistent than that of the rest of us, to the point of reaching even heroic proportions.
But we also need to remember their holiness is the same as ours, because there is only one kind of holiness, and that holiness is formed by sharing in the life of the risen Christ. That’s what lay at the foundation of the holiness of the martyrs. That’s what gave inspiration and energy to the Church’s great preachers and teachers and apostles and all great women and men of faith. That’s what also forms the holiness of each and every one of us.

This weekend we also begin National Vocation Awareness Week. It is an opportunity to reflect upon and celebrate the gift of our vocation as married or single, priest, brother or sister and how each of us are called to be saints. Let us celebrate all who have given their lives in service to the Church by renewing our own baptismal commitment to serve the Lord. Please consider your call to serve God in your particular vocation. Hopefully some will hear a call to priesthood, diaconate or religious life. If you would like assistance, please contact Fr. Ken or Fr. Tim.

We look forward to celebrating Mass in person with many of you this weekend, but also pray for those staying home and viewing live-streamed Masses. Please note that all three IC Masses, 5 PM Saturday, 8 AM and 11 AM Sunday will be broadcast live and available after by clicking on https://celina-ic.org/ and then the “Live Stream” on the top right corner of the IC webpage and follow prompts to the Mass. You can also find mass on FB at https://www.facebook.com/Immaculateconceptioncelina/ In our opening song we “Come ye thankful people, come; to raise the song of harvest home.” At offertory we affirm “We are the light of the world, may our light shine before all, That they may see the good that we do and give glory to God.” In our communion song, we implore the Lord to “reveal his mystery and renew his grace.” And we go forth singing “For All the Saints.”

Other Notes:
Visit the St. Teresa Youth Bake Sale this Saturday, Oct 31st from 10-4 on Main Street, Rockford in conjunction with Rockford Fall Fest.

Everyone is invited to join the IC School All Saints Auction online at https://icschool-celina.org/auction Over 170 items are available. Bidding starts at 9 AM, Auction 1 Closes at 5 PM, Auction 2 Closes at 7 PM, Auction 3 Closes at 9 PM. All proceeds to benefit the students, teachers, and programs at Immaculate Conception School.

OLG Annual Cemetery Service is Sunday, November 1st at 1 PM

The Bereavement Ministry of the Celina Cluster invites families who have lost loved ones to join in a Mass of Remembrance, Monday, November 2, 2020 at 6:30 PM at IC Church.

We remember Mary Ann Salway, the mother of Deacon Charlie, who died during the week. May she rest in peace.

May the light of Christ shine through us and reveal our saintly possibilities.
Blessings and prayers, Fr. Ken & Fr. Tim
St. Teresa Parish Rockford, Ohio
St. Teresa Parish Rockford, Ohio
St Teresa Youth Group is asking for donations of baked goods from all parishioners & CCD families to help support their bake sale at Rockford's Fall Fest on Saturday Oct 31st from 10AM to 4PM!
All proceeds from the bake sale will fund youth retreats and local charities that youth breakfast donations would normally go toward.

Baked good can be dropped off:
Friday from 9AM to 11AM at the church office OR
Saturday beginning at 10AM in front of M Bruns Plumbing, Heating & HVAC, 103 N. Main Street in Rockford.

We thank you in advance for your support during this trying time and hope to see you this weekend at Rockford's Fall Fest!!

Parish News:

Family Fun Night has turned into an Online Auction for the gift baskets that have been donated by local businesses. Online auction will be open to the public on St Teresa Facebook page, www.facebook.com/StTeresaRockford/. Be sure to invite friends and family to participate. Thank you to those who donated and remember to help support your local business! The auction will be May 4th – 22nd. Be sure to read and follow the guidelines for this event. Thanks for your support and happy bidding!

 

Dear Celina Cluster Parishioner,

Several parishioners have asked how things are going in the parish, so we thought we would share some highlights and what is happening at each place.

Diane stteresachurch@bright.net is in the office at St. Teresa most of her regularly scheduled days/hours, but also working some from home and Cheryl crestteresa@bright.net comes in for RE matters as needed.

Cassie ologcassie@gmail.com and Linda ologlinda@yahoo.com are alternating days at OLG Monday through Thursday, but also working some at home.

IC Office Staff (Lindsey llunz@celina-ic.org & Ann ann@celina-ic.org) and RE/Youth staff (Joyce jjohnson@celina-ic.org, Tiffany tpierstorff@celina-ic.org & Gary glocke@celina-ic.org) are mostly working remotely from home, but in the office occasionally for critical matters. 

Polly, IC School principal, polly.muhlenkamp@icschool-celina.org is in the office many days coordinating school efforts and other school staff come in as needed for materials.  Teachers continue to send educational materials home for children and parents.

Fr. Tim tmcfarland@celina-ic.org and I kschnipke@celina-ic.org are also working from home and the office at the same time since we “live above the store.”  We are mostly staying home, but going out for emergency calls and an occasional order out to support local business. 

Please know that all the Celina Cluster Staff continue to be available to serve you and respond to needs.  You are welcome to contact the parish offices by phone, especially if needing to visit the parish office to make sure someone is available.  Please practice social distancing and good hygiene for the safety of all.  If leaving a voicemail for Lindsey or Ann, please note they may not hear it for a few days.  A sure way to contact any staff member is by email as they check it regularly.  If there are any emergencies, please use the emergency cell phone 419-953-6231 and leave a message if Fr. Tim or I are not able to respond immediately.  We do monitor the emergency phone regularly and will return calls as soon as possible. 

Following the recommendation of the Archdiocese, each cluster parish will continue to pay staff for regular hours whether they are onsite, working from home or unable to work due to the stay at home order.  Like many others, they too rely on income to care for their families. 

At the same time, each parish is experiencing a significant loss of income as the main source of income for any parish is the Sunday collection.  If you are able to continue your weekly offering, that is greatly appreciated as it helps with the regular bills and utilities that we need to keep paying.  If you are struggling financially yourself due to the loss of a job, reduced wages or other financial setbacks, we do understand that your family takes priority.  Offertory envelopes can be dropped off or sent to our respective parish offices or online contributions can be made to each of the parishes at https://celina-ic.weshareonline.org/index.aspx  Fortunately, each parish has also been blest with savings that can be utilized if necessary.  Each parish has projected expenses several months out so that we can be proactive if we need to utilize savings.    

IC Church remains open for private prayer Mon-Fri 9:00 AM to 7 PM, Sat. 7:30 AM to 4 PM, Sunday 7 AM to 7 PM.  OLG is open daily from 7 AM to 7 PM.  St. Teresa will be open Wed. 1 PM to 5 PM, Sunday from 10 AM to 12 PM.  Bulletins are available online and in each church.  As you visit church, please be mindful of good hygiene practices for you and for others, possibly wiping surfaces and objects you touch with disinfecting wipes. 

While updating the PAC sign at IC, I noticed a reflection of the world.  Indeed, the world has become closer and more connected in a most unusual way in this time of crisis.  Let us all “Pray Healing For Our World.”

Blessings and prayers, Fr. Ken & Fr. Tim 

Fr. Ken Schnipke, C.PP.S.

IC, OLG & St. Teresa

229 W. Anthony St.

Celina, OH 45822

(419) 586-6648

kschnipke@celina-ic.org

 

 

St Teresa Church will be open for private prayer Wednesdays 1pm-4pm and Sundays from 10am-12pm.  In addition, St. Teresa Church will be open for individual sacrament of reconciliation and prayer from 6:30 to 7:30 PM on March 25th and April 8th. There are prayers in the pews and missalettes for your reference. You are encouraged to drop off your envelopes at this time. As you visit church, please be mindful of good hygiene practices for you and for others, possibly wiping surfaces and objects you touch with disinfecting wipes. 

             The closed-door 5 PM Saturday Mass at IC broadcast on Live Stream that can be viewed live or any time after.  Click on https://celina-ic.org/ and then the “Live Stream” on the top right corner of the IC webpage and follow prompts to the Mass. 

The closed-door 8:00 AM Masses Mon-Fri at IC broadcast on Live Stream that can be viewed live or any time after.  

 

 

Prayer During an Epidemic
Our Sunday Visitor
Lord Jesus,
Hear our please, our good shepherd and divine physician.
We implore your mercy in the wake of an outbreak of serious illness and disease.
Guide our efforts to prevent contagion and make preparations to care for those most vulnerable.
Assist all professionals and volunteers who work to eradicate the epidemic now spreading.
May our actions be marked by your steadfast love and self-less service and never by panic or fear.
Bestow your comfort and healing to the sick, sustain and strengthen them by your grace.
May they know your closeness as they carry the cross of illness.
And may all you have called from this life come to worship you eternally with all the saints as you grant consolation and peace to their mourners. Amen.
Holy Mary, Health of the Sick, pray for us.
St. Joseph, Hope of the Sick, pray for us.
St. Rocco, protector against epidemics, pray for us.
 

Family Fun Night has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 9th at the Rockford Community Building. However the meal will still take place this Saturday as a drive thru. This will be the food only, no drinks will be supplied. Please remember to bring your tickets! Please share with friends and family who may have tickets.

Monthly Money Madness Flyer 2020 

St Teresa’s Monthly Money Madness

  • Each month for a whole year you will have a chance to win up to $200.00 each month.  We will draw 4 tickets- 1st one is $100.00 winner, 2nd one is $50.00 and 3rd and 4th ticket is $25.00 each.  All tickets are in for each of the three prizes.
  • Only 100 tickets will be sold.
  • Need not be present to win.
  • Drawing will be held the 2nd Sunday of each month.
  • 1st drawing will be on Saturday March 14th This drawing will take place at St. Teresa’s Family Fun Night.
  • Prize dollars will be doubled on March 14th if you are present at the Family Fun Night. If not present, you will receive the regular amount.
  • Tickets available at the Parish office or contact Ray or Lynn Moeller at 419-586-7312 or rgmoeller86@gmail.com

Each ticket is $50.00

Sponsored by St. Teresa’s Parish.  All proceeds benefit the parish.

 

ADDRESS:

4227 St Route 707  /Box 445

Rockford, Ohio 45882-0445

PHONES:

Office:  (419) 363-2633

Residence:  (419) 586-6648

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OFFICE HOURS:

M, T, TH 9-11am;

Wed 9-5pm; Fri 9-1