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
St Teresa Family Fun Night 2021 is a meal only this year. Presale tickets for a meal of Boneless breaded chicken OR boneless pork chop with gravy, cheesy potatoes, green beans, roll with butter and a cupcake for $8.00/meal. Deadline to Purchase tickets in March 1, 2021. You can pick up your meal at Rockford Carry Out on Sunday, March 14, 2021 from 11:00am-1pm. Tickets are needed for each meal. Tickets can be purchased from Kristi Schaefer, Trisha Berry, Cheryl Nichols, Mary Beougher, Kandi Baucher or contact the parish office at 419-363-2633.
St Teresa will have an Online Basket Auction March 15-19th on St Teresa Facebook page www.facebook.com/StTeresaRockford/. We will be supporting Rockford small businesses by Auctioning Gift Certificates from local businesses. Help support Rockford businesses as well as supporting St Teresa Parish!
We also have our annual Monthly Money Madness tickets for sale.
- You have a chance to win up to $200 each month for a whole year (Mar-Feb)
- We draw for 4 prizes each month ($100, $50, $25, $25), all tickets are in for each of the 4 prizes.
- Drawing is held the 2nd Sunday of each month.
- Need not be present to win.
- Tickets are $50.00 each.
- Tickets available by contacting Ray or Lynn Moeller at 419-586-7312 or the parish office
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
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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