Bulletins & Ministry Schedules:
St Teresa Catholic Church
4227 State Route 707 Box 445
Rockford, Ohio 45882-0445
Rev Ken Schnipke, C.PP.S., Pastor
Fr Tim McFarland, C.PP.S, Parochial Vicar
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 firstname.lastname@example.org is in the office at St. Teresa most of her regularly scheduled days/hours, but also working some from home and Cheryl email@example.com comes in for RE matters as needed.
IC Office Staff (Lindsey firstname.lastname@example.org & Ann email@example.com) and RE/Youth staff (Joyce firstname.lastname@example.org, Tiffany email@example.com & Gary firstname.lastname@example.org) are mostly working remotely from home, but in the office occasionally for critical matters.
Polly, IC School principal, email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I email@example.com 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
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Each ticket is $50.00
Sponsored by St. Teresa’s Parish. All proceeds benefit the parish.
4227 St Route 707 /Box 445
Rockford, Ohio 45882-0445
Office: (419) 363-2633
Residence: (419) 586-6648
M, T, TH 9-11am;
Wed 9-5pm; Fri 9-1