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4227 State Route 707
Rockford, Ohio 45882
Phone: 419-363-2633

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From the time St Teresa Catholic Church was established in 1937, to the move in 2009, the history of St Teresa is extensive.


St. Teresa Parish Rockford, Ohio
St. Teresa Parish Rockford, Ohio
St. Teresa is looking for a few volunteers to accompany our youth on field trips, mission trips, retreats and other youth activities.
Volunteers would need to complete a free 3 hour Virtus training session which is required of all volunteers and CCD teachers.
Virtus training sessions are at IC Celina on Tues, July 30, at 9:00am; Wed, August 14, at 6:00pm; and Thurs, September 5, at 6:00pm. Other parishes also have these sessions if you are unable to attend one of these.
Please contact Cheryl Nichols at or 567-644-1482
St. Teresa Parish Rockford, Ohio
St. Teresa Parish Rockford, Ohio
The junior high & high school youth of St. Teresa said farewell to Father Vince at a fun night July 15. He will be greatly missed by all our parishioners!
St. Teresa Parish Rockford, Ohio
St. Teresa Parish Rockford, Ohio
Fr. Vince's farewell gatherings after Masses this weekend :
Sat, July 13th with cookies and lemonade/water and
Sun, July 14th with donuts and juice/milk/water.
St. Teresa Parish Rockford, Ohio
St. Teresa Parish Rockford, Ohio
Prayers and Help for Those Affected by the Memorial Day Tornados 2019

We were all saddened to hear and see the damage Tuesday morning from the Memorial Day tornado that passed through the West side of Celina affecting IC parishioners and many others. From what we have learned so far, at least 30 of our IC families experienced significant damage and numerous homes were a total loss. We visited or spoke with many families and are still trying to contact others. We have offered assistance, encouraged volunteers to help with the clean-up and continue to be a support to those still trying to comprehend the loss and think about what to do next.

Even while dealing with devastating losses, many of the families shared amazing stories about being spared physical harm, a community coming together to help and support one another, the kindness and generosity of so many and the power of faith and prayer.

Leroy & Joann Felver’s home was a total loss, and yet a crucifix hanging on the wall by the entrance was a sign of God’s enduring protection for them even in devastation. Gerald & Lori Vian said they had four crucifixes hanging on walls in four separate rooms of the house and even though their roof was gone, walls missing and most items were strewn about, all four crucifixes were still on the walls. When Jane Rutledge heard the sirens go off, she started praying for those who may be affected. She soon realized she was praying for herself too as she heard the roar of the tornado pass over her house. Several other parishioners also described their prayers for safety and protection.

Each of the parishioners we talked to reported going to the basement or a safe place in the house, and were grateful for being kept safe. When each of the families were asked what IC Church could do to help, all had the same response. They were grateful for all the help they received. They felt blest to be alive and safe, realizing that things can always be replaced. And what they needed most were our prayers.

One of the first calls we received Tuesday morning was from Bishop Binzer saying that he and Archbishop Schnurr were inquiring how all were doing in Celina and assuring us of their prayers and support. The Archdiocese is responding by encouraging all 200+ parishes to take up a second collection at masses this weekend to help those affected by the storms here in Celina and around Dayton. Normally such funds collected are sent to Catholic Social Services which has the expertise to know how best to assist those in need and distribute the funds. Catholic Social Services has outreach in our local area by providing Medicaid services to the elderly and counseling at the Spiritual Center in Montezuma, but their other services are limited. To better assist those in the Celina area, we will be giving $2,000 of the funds collected here at IC to St. Vincent de Paul to help with those who may come to the Parish Office looking for assistance. Of the remaining funds collected 60% will be given to Our Home Family Resource (117 W Fayette St., Celina) and our IC staff will work with them to provide direct assistance for anyone in need in our Celina community. 40% will be sent to Catholic Social Services to help our brothers and sisters in Dayton. While many have experienced devastating losses here in Celina, we also know that the devastation and losses in Dayton are more extensive with 200+ injuries and over 500 homes, business and other structures heavily damaged, including three Catholic Churches. It is important to care for our own, but we also know that it is important to care for those in other places who are also hurting. Those who would like to make a financial donation to assist those affected by the Memorial Day tornados can make checks out to Immaculate Conception Church or Our Home Family Resource Center and either send or drop off at either location. Those funds will be used to provide direct assistance for anyone in need in our Celina community. If Our Home has any funds left after addressing local needs, those will be directed to other storm victims in the Dayton area.

Anyone who has suffered loss and damage from tornados in the Celina Community and need additional assistance are invited to contact Our Home Family Resource Center 419-586-4663 or IC Church 419-586-6648

The best of our Celina community has been coming to the forefront this week and that includes many of our IC parishioners. So we thank you for all your concern, generosity and outreach and ask that we continue to offer our prayers and support for those affected by the tornado locally, those further away and all suffering from natural disasters.

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Family Fun Night

$8.00 PER MEAL (5↓ FREE)
Cincinnati Reds tickets, Bella’s Gift Basket, Bowling/Movie theater tickets, gift cards for pizzas, local restaurants, oil changes, pedicures

Lenten Adult Bible Study 2019

Lenten Adult Bible Study beginning Wednesday, March 13th and the Wednesdays to follow for 6 weeks. Contact Melissa Fent 419-305-7056 if you would like to participate. Workbooks are needed, deadline is Feb 28th.
No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk through Christ’s Passion, presented by Dr. Edward Sri.
The new program will include a 5-part video series, 30 minutes per session. It also features a “bonus” sixth segment on Christ’s Resurrection, a Workbook for both individual and group study, and the most anticipated book of the same title.
No Greater Love, a new upcoming study program from Ascension on Jesus’ passion, helps Catholics learn and understand Jesus’ final 18 hours on Earth before His death on the cross. In the videos and workbook Catholics will discover…
Allusions to Old Testament stories in Christ’s passion Fulfillment of prophecies in Christ’s passion Symbolism in the accounts of Christ’s passion Mary’s role in the passion The significance of the tearing of the Temple veil Differences in the Gospel accounts of the passion The last words of Jesus / The Seven Last Words Analysis of the behavior of Peter, John, and Judas
The historical accuracy of the Passion accounts

Monthly Money Madness 2019

Monthly Money Madness 2019
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 – (All tickets are in for all 4 prizes)
1st ticket- $100.00 3rd ticket- $25.00
2nd ticket- $50.00 4th ticket- $25.00
 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 9th, 2019. This drawing will take place at St. Teresa’s Family Fun Night.
 Prize dollars will be doubled on March 9th if you are present at the drawing at the Family Fun Night. If not present, you will receive the regular amount.
 Tickets will be available starting December 8th from the Parish office, Kristi Schaefer, Trisha Berry or through Cheryl Nichols at 419-363-2134, 567-644-1482, or
Each ticket is $50.00
Sponsored by St. Teresa’s Parish. All proceeds benefit the parish.

Annual Chili Supper

Annual Chili Supper will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 4:30-7:30pm.
The public is invited to Rockford Community Bldg., 420 North Holly Lane, Rockford, Ohio
The menu includes chili, chicken noodle soup, sloppy Joes and creamed chicken, hot dogs, chili dogs, applesauce, veggies and desserts
Dine in, Carry out or Drive Thru
Free will donation will be accepted.
Raffle Drawing will be held to benefit the Religious Education Program of St Teresa Parish.
Sponsored by St Teresa Catholic Church 4227 State Route 707, Rockford, Ohio
Thank you
The Ladies of St Teresa Parish


4227 St Route 707  /Box 445

Rockford, Ohio 45882-0445


Office:  (419) 363-2633

Residence:  (419) 586-6648



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