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St. Teresa Parish Rockford, Ohio
St. Teresa Parish Rockford, Ohio
Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Dear Celina Cluster Parishioners,
This weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe and the end of the liturgical year. In the first reading from Ezekiel, “the Lord God says: I myself will look after and tend my sheep. As a shepherd tends his flock when he finds himself among the scattered sheep, so will I tend my sheep. The lost sheep I will seek out, the strayed I will bring back, the injured I will bind up, the sick I will heal.” It stands to reason that if God cares for us with such great love and concern, we too are called to have great love and concern for others. The gospel makes this very point – with eternal ramifications for those who fail to do so.

Jesus separates the sheep and the goats in the gospel, but my hunch is that there is a bit of sheep and goat in all of us. There are times when we are fortunate to be with the sheep inheriting the kingdom of God because we take the opportunities to reach out beyond ourselves and help those in need. And I would imagine there are also times that we are with the goats because we miss the opportunities to help others, fail to be present to those who are somehow in need. In very simple terms, Jesus seems to be saying in the gospel that the path to eternal life or to eternal punishment is determined by a lifetime of choices we make to care for others or a lifetime of choices to neglect and ignore those around us. It fits with the old adage; the pathway to hell is paved with good intentions. But that may be simplifying the gospel a bit too much.

One of the striking aspects of the gospel is the element of surprise. In the judgment scene those who were compassionate did not know that they were doing a kindness to Christ. Remember their response, “Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty.” And the same was true for those who did not care for the needy. They too were surprised that Christ was in the least ones. Often it is in the little acts of love that we come to see the face of Christ in another and by those same small deeds we profess our faith and belief in the God who loves us. In contrast, it is our failure to see Christ in others that makes it easier to walk on by, to ignore the needs of others, or to write them off as a waste. Those who do write off the least will be surprised that they have not only written off the least, but also Christ himself and the hope of his heavenly kingdom.

The invitation this weekend is to love as Christ the King has taught us, to see the face of Christ in each person we meet, especially the least, the lost and the last, and to respond in love. Most of the time we will respond as faithful Christians, but there are also times that we struggle and fall in with the goats. Even then Jesus the Good shepherd never forgets us, never leaves us for lost, but rather brings us back into his fold.

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 “Hail Redeemer, King Divine,” we praise “Christ, the King of truth and might.” At offertory we ask the Lord to “Make us true servants to all those in need.” In our communion song, we acknowledge, “What so ever you do, to the least of my people, that you do unto me.” And we go forth singing “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus!” Lyrics to the songs can be found at the end of this email.

A few other notes –
v Get ready for Black Friday Shopping and Christmas gifting by purchasing your IC School Scrip cards now! IC Scrip cards are sold at face value, so you get exactly what you pay for, but each of vendor provides the cards at a discount which helps IC School financially. Nearly 50% of the Scrip program profits occur at Christmas. There is a large assortment of cards available for numerous stores, restaurants and other businesses locally, nationally and online. Contact the IC Parish Office now at 419-586-6648.

May we join the sheep seeing the face of Christ in all people we meet, rather than the goats failing to help those in need.
Blessings and prayers, Fr. Ken & Fr. Tim
St. Teresa Parish Rockford, Ohio
St. Teresa Parish Rockford, Ohio
November 18th - Dedication of the Churches of St. Peter and St. Paul
Dear Celina Cluster parishioners,
St. Peter’s in Rome is probably the most famous church in Christendom. Massive in scale and a museum of art and architecture, it began more humbly as a simple cemetery on Vatican Hill where believers gathered to pray at St. Peter’s tomb. Constantine built the first basilica on the site in 319. It was raised in 1506 and construction began on the current St. Peter’s taking more than two centuries to build and dedicate. St. Paul’s Outside the Walls of Rome stands on the site where St. Paul was believed to have been beheaded. The most recent church was built after a fire in 1823 raised the previous church also built by Constantine.

St. Peter and St. Paul were the original odd couple. Peter was a rough fisherman whom Jesus named the rock on which the church was built, and Paul was educated, a reformed persecutor of Christians, a Roman citizen and a missionary to the Gentiles, the outsiders. While they were very different in who they were, how they proclaimed the Good News and ministered to God’s people, they were similar in their deep commitment to the Lord Jesus and dying a martyr’s death in Rome; Peter on a cross and Paul by the sword. And yet their different gifts combined to shape the early church and those believers who prayed at their tombs from the earliest days. May we too see and appreciate the rich diversity in the church of today.

We continue to have folks joining us in church for Mass, and we also have folks who are at risk or fearful that they or their family might become sick, staying home and viewing livestreamed Masses. We livestream all Masses at IC (5 PM Saturday; 9 & 11 AM Sunday; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:30 AM) so that those remaining at home for safety may also be strengthened by the Lord in Spiritual Communion or family members bringing Holy Communion to the home. Please contact the parish office if you would like to bring Holy Communion to a loved one staying at home.
Below is an update on the number of people attending each Mass compared to the approximate number of people who would fit into church with safety and social distancing in mind.
St. Teresa Masses
Saturday 4:30 PM: 31% full
Sunday 10 AM: 104% full

We remember Bev Corbett, the mother of Fr. Tim McFarland, who died peacefully November 15th. Bev had been in a nursing facility for a number of years and began declining in health more steadily the last few weeks. She recently stopped eating and hospice was called in. As Fr. Tim said, Bev was always a strong woman and it was hard for her to be in a nursing home. She can now be at peace with God and we pray God’s peace for Fr. Tim and all the family. The funeral is Thursday at 10:30 AM at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Ottawa, OH and the viewing is Wednesday at Love Funeral Home.

One of our CPPS members at St. Charles died of complications from Covid-19 on November 15th and other St. Charles house members have been affected. To protect our CPPS members at St. Charles, many of whom are elderly, they have once again suspended CPPS members from going out to help with masses and sacraments. With Fr. Tim away for his mother’s funeral, we have postponed the IC School and parish reconciliation service that was scheduled for Wednesday, November 18th. There will be a communion service rather than Mass Wednesday at 7 PM at St. Teresa. You may have also heard that priests in some of our local parishes tested positive or were quarantined and masses had to be cancelled.

We again ask everyone to wear masks and practice social distancing as a sign of our love and concern for one another.

Sts. Peter & Paul, pray for us, for our church and for our world.
Fr. Ken & Fr. Tim
St. Teresa Parish Rockford, Ohio
St. Teresa Parish Rockford, Ohio
The winners of our Chili Supper Raffle are:
$100 Winner: Fr. Ken Schnipke
$50 Winner: Ron Obringer
$25 Winner: Tom Beahrs
$20 Barry's Gift Certificate Winners:
Diane Fullenkamp
Lindsay Nichols
Melissa Moeller
Leanna Horstman
Melissa Fent
Ruth Bettinger
Steve Schaefer
These sellers of winning tickets received Subway gift cards:
Jaymin Peel
Lindsay Nichols-2
Elayna Moeller
Liam Horstman
Jordyn Schaefer
CONGRATS & THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!
St. Teresa Parish Rockford, Ohio
St. Teresa Parish Rockford, Ohio
TONIGHT is our Chili Supper Drive Thru!!
Any donated food can be dropped off now at the Community Building!
COME PICK UP A FREE WILL DONATION DINNER & DROP OFF THOSE RAFFLE TICKETS!
TICKETS ARE $1 OR 6 FOR $5!
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO OUR YOUTH'S CCD PROGRAMS!
SEE YOU TONIGHT!

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