Bulletin February 28th 2010

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					FROM THE DESK OF FR. ED

Today’s Readings
1. The people Israel are in Exile in Babylon. Through Isaiah in chapter 43, they heard God telling them that he
   was going to do something new for them. He was going to make a way for them as he did for their
   forefathers in Egypt. He would give them water to drink in the desert so that they may make their way and
   give him praise.
2. Our response from Ps.126 is: “The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.”
3. In Philippians 3, Paul speaks about the supreme value for him in knowing Jesus and being about to count all
   that he has lost as “rubbish”. He knows that he has been made right with God not by deeds but by faith, a
   free gift of God that possesses him and spurs him on to victory.
4. In our gospel from John 8, Jesus confronts the situation of the woman caught in adultery and brought to him
   by the scribes and Pharisees. He invites each without sin to cast the first stone. He does not condemn the
   woman, but tells her to sin no more.
5. What is God making new among us? Do we value Jesus as highly as Paul? Do we realize that we cannot
   undo our sins, but depend on being made right by God and forgiveness both of God and others?

Other Issues
1. Holy Week is Next Week: As usual, the schedule is a bit different. On Tuesday evening in Cincinnati at the
   Cathedral, the Chrism Mass is at 7pm to accommodate those of us from the north. No morning Masses on
   Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. This is the Triduum, the three day celebration of the Passover of the Lord
   Jesus Christ. It begins with the Holy Thursday Mass at 7:30pm, the commemoration of the Last Supper and
   Jesus’ going to Gethsemane inviting us to spend an hour with him. The Blessed Sacrament is moved to the
   chapel of reservation behind the altar and remains there until after the 7:30pm Good Friday Service. There
   will be no exposition for First Friday. However, we are invited to spend an hour in Eucharistic
   adoration in the chapel. There is no 4:30 Mass on Saturday. The first Mass commemorating Jesus’ death-
   resurrection is the Easter Vigil Mass at 8:45pm at which Sharon Lizza will be received into full communion
   with the Church. The other Easter Masses are as usual on Sunday at 7:30am, 10am, and 12 noon. Since we are
   a bilingual parish, there will be several things in Spanish during the Triduum.
2. Hospitalized, confined to home? We want you to have access to the sacraments. Fr. Louis Asobi and a group
   of volunteers from the Springfield parishes serve Springfield Regional Medical Center so that anointing and
   communion are available. The pastors supplement Fr. Louie. Each parish in Springfield is responsible for a
   specific list of nursing homes so that all are covered by someone. Our staffs and we pastors visit as we can.
   However, we can only do so when we know that you or a loved one are in the hospital. And sometimes we
   need to know the name to use when we visit. Many go by a middle name or nickname different from their
   given name on record. We have a group of volunteers as well as family members who supplement and
   complement the visits that Mary Caputo and I seek to make to those who are confined to home and to the
   nursing homes for which we are responsible. We want to help. Keep us informed.
3. Catholic Ministries Appeal: Hopefully, you will have received your appeal letter in the mail or have picked
   up a packet at the doors of church. The Stewardship Office	
  apologizes. It had mailed the letter via bulk mail.
4. Fr Jason Bedel: Keep him in prayer. He suffered a broken leg “dirt biking” with Holy Angels parishioners.
   He is in good spirits recovering at his brother’s in Cincinnati.
5. Elaine “Marjorie” Herman: Rest in Peace. Marjorie, whom most of us knew as “Elaine” as she preferred to
   be called, died. We will miss her wit and her smiling Irish face. Many came to love her volunteering at Mercy
   and at the polls. She came to St Teresa	
  because it was better for her, but was buried from what had been her
   roots at St Raphael by her family friend.
6. Thomas Young: Rest in Peace – Tom was husband to Wendi, father to Maddie, Ashton, Tyler, and Owen, son
   of Thomas, Sr., brother of Theresa. A good man, a talented business manager, and now at peace with his
   beloved mother Teresita
   	
  




                                      Stations of the Cross: There will be stations of the Cross on
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                                      Friday March 26 at 5:30 p.m
Masses for the Week
Saturday, March 20th
 Lenten Weekday
 (Jeremiah 11:18-20/John 7:40-53)
         8:00 a.m.                          Gertrude Bennett and the deceased members of her family
Saturday Evening, March 20th – Sunday, March 21st
 FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
 (Isaiah 43:16-21/Philippians 3:8-14/John 8:1-11)
           4:30 p.m.                        Patricia and Billy Wilson
           7:30 a.m.                         For the People of the Parish
          10:00 a.m.                         Nellia and Jerry Sewell
          12:00 Noon                        John and Joan Leary
           5:00 p.m. Spanish Mass           Tom Boyle
Monday, March 22nd
 Lenten Weekday
(Deuteronomy 13: 1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62
 or 13:41c-62/John 8:12-20)
    No 8:00 a.m. Mass
Tuesday, March 23rd
Lenten Weekday
Saint Toribio de Mogrovejo, bishop
(Numbers 21:4-9/John 8:21-30)
        8:00 a.m.                            Ed Nuss
Wednesday, March 24th
 Lenten Weekday
 (Deuteronomy 3:14-20, 92-92, 95/
  John 8:31-42)
       8:30 a.m.                             Dorothy Asebrook
Thursday, March 25th
The Annunciation of the Lord
(Isaiah 7:10-14, 8:10/Hebrews 10:4-10/
  Luke 1:26-38)
       8:00 a.m.                              Steve Yannuci
 Friday, March 26th
 Lenten Weekday
 (Jeremiah 20:10-13/John 10:31-42)
       8:00 a.m.                             Gertrude Grottla
 Saturday, March 27th
 Lenten Weekday
 (Ezra 37:21-28/John 11:45-56)
         8:00 a.m.                           Dr. Frank Krumholtz
 Saturday Evening, March 27th – Sunday, March 28th
 PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION
 (Luke 19:28-40/Isaiah 50:4-7/Philippians 2:6-11/
  Luke 22:14, 23:56, 23:1-49)
          4:30 p.m.                         Patrick Garrigan
         7:30 a.m.                          Roland B. Minette
        10:00 a.m.                          For the People of the Parish
        12:00 Noon                          Bill Thomas

      Please plan to make a Holy hour with Jesus. Currently the opportunity is available
      as follows:
      St. Teresa: Every First Friday 9:00 a.m. — 5:30 p.m.
      St. Bernard: Every First Sunday 12:45 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.


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                                            CALENDAR OF EVENTS
 Monday                       March 22nd        8:00 a.m.                Communion Service
                                                8:00 a.m.                No Mass
                                                7:00 p.m.                CCD
                                                7:00 p.m.                Penance Service St. Mary’s-
                                                                         Urbana
 Tuesday                      March 23rd          6:15 a.m.              Communion Service
                                                  7:30 a.m.              Morning Prayer
                                                  8:00 a.m.              Mass
 Wednesday                    March 24th          6:15 a.m.              Communion Service
                                                  8:30a.m.               School Mass
                                                  7:00 p.m.              Penance Service St. Bernard
                                                  7:30 p.m.              Bible Study
 Thursday                     March 25th          6:15 a.m.              Communion Service
                                                  7:30 a.m.              Morning Prayer
                                                  8:00 a.m.              Mass
 Friday                       March 26th          6:15 a.m.              Communion Service
                                                  7:30 a.m.              Morning Prayer
                                                  8:00 a.m.              Mass
                                                  5:30 p.m.              Stations
 Saturday                     March 27th          9:00a.m.-2:30 p.m.     Jesus’ Day for 2nd Grade HC


                                PENANCE SERVICES FOR LENT
                                   All services begin at 7:00 p.m.
                            March 22nd          Saint Mary’s Church
                            March 24th          Saint Bernard’s Church

   SUNDAY COLLECTION
    Sunday March 14th, 2010                          11,564.55
     Budget Weekly needs                             15,750.00

Many thanks for your stewardship to the Parish.
PLEASE REMEMBER SAINT TERESA PARISH IN YOUR
WILL AND ESTATE PLANNING

FROM THE PARISH OFFICE:
 SPANISH MASS - The Catholic Mass will be celebrated in Spanish this Sunday March 21st, at 5:00 pm at
  St. Teresa Church. For more information please call the Parish Office at 342-8861.
 La Misa en Español se celebrará este domingo 21 de marzo a las 5:00 p.m. en la Iglesia Sta. Teresa. Para
  más información, favor llamar a la parroquia al tel: 342-8861.
 PARISH SUBSIDY FORMS NOW AVAILABLE – St. Teresa Parish Subsidy Forms for the 2010-2011
  Catholic Central school year are now available in the back of the church, the parish office and our website:
  www.stteresaspgfldoh.org. All parents or guardians of new or returning enrollees must complete a Parish
  Subsidy form to receive the student tuition subsidy. The forms are not available from Catholic Central.
  Parents and guardians are advised to carefully read the subsidy requirements regarding verifiable family
  mass attendance and giving. Attendance records will be periodically reviewed for compliance. If you have
  questions about the Policy for Parish Subsidy, please call Business Manager Mary Alice Ordóñez at 342-
  8861 ext. 10.
 UPDATE ON KAREN MURPHY: Karen has been informed that she is # 1 on the “O” blood type liver
  transplant list. The key factor for her will be matching an “O” blood type liver to her small body size. Please
  pray that Karen stays strong and healthy.
 YEAR END STATEMENT FOR 2009: Contribution statements for year 2009 are available by request
  only. You may mail your request or call the Parish Office at 342-8861. To protect your privacy, we will
  not fax or email your statement.




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     FROM CCD AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COORDINATOR:
       BIBLE STUDY
       March 24, we will look at Lessons 7-12 in "The Tragic and Triumphant Cross" by Stephen J. Binz. The
       readings for this week are all from the book of John. Our Bible Study group meets on Wednesday evenings
       from 7:30-9:00 p.m. in Fr. Collins Hall, the church basement. All are welcome to join us. For further
       information, please call Melanie Oliver, 342-8861, ext. 16.
       CONFIRMATION FOLLOW-UP
       Sunday, March 21st, 2:00-3:00, there will be a final Parish Connections session in the church basement. We
       will unpack the experience of Confirmation. All those who received Confirmation last week are encouraged to
       attend.
       JESUS DAY
       A special day for our 2nd grade students who are preparing to receive third First Communion will be held on
       Saturday, March 27th, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

     MEMORIAL DONATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR CHURCH SANCTUARY/EASTER
     FLOWERS!
     Financial contributions are welcomed from individual parishioners in order to fund the expense of decorating
     the church sanctuary with floral arrangements for Easter and Sundays.
     RECENT SANCTUARY FLOWERS DONATIONS:
     In memory of:
     Chris Frigge                              The Frigge Family



                       FROM THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  Sunday, March 21:                  St. Bernard 1st Eucharist Parent Mtg., 10:15 a.m.
  Monday, March 22:                  Mystery Reader Week
  Tuesday, March 23:                 Limestone Campus Stations of the Cross, 10:30 a.m.
                                     Lagonda Campus Bookmobile, 12:00-2:30 p.m.
                                     Market Day Order Pickup, Limestone, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
                                     Student Council, Limestone, 3:00 p.m.
  Wednesday, March 24:               Children’s Mass, 8:30 a.m.
                                     PTO Meeting, Limestone, 6:00 p.m.
  Friday, March 26:                  Third Quarter Ends
                                     Grade 1 Retreat, Urbana St. Mary Parish Hall
                                     Boonshoft Museum,Grade 3
                                     Lagonda Campus Stations of the Cross, 12:45 p.m.
                                     PTO $1.00 Out-of-Uniform Day
  Registrations are still being accepted for the 2010-2011 school year at Catholic Central
  Elementary School.
  If you are interested in enrolling, please call the school office (Lagonda 324-4551 or Limestone
  399-5451) for an appointment.

KLUTTER KLOSET & KLUTTER KOLLECTIBLES Catholic Central Boosters Association is again sponsoring its annual
garage sale in support of the Catholic Central Athletic Department. Will be held Friday, April 30 through, May 2nd. at CCHS
Gym. We will seek, as we have in the past, “kollectibles”, suitable for selling at our Antique Mall booth. The Boosters has once
again secured the building at the end of Western Plaza (across from Casey’s) off North Street for storage and sorting items prior to
the sale. Drop off days are as follows: March 21st NOON – 3 PM, March 27th 10 AM – 2 PM, March 28th NOON – 3 PM.
April 10th 10 AM – 2 PM, April 11th NOON – 3 PM, April 17th 10AM – 2 PM, April 18th NOON – 3 PM, April 24th 10 AM –
2 PM, April 25th 9 AM – 3 PM. You can schedule a pick-up time or volunteer to help (counts as service hours) by
sending an email to klutter@ccirish.org or calling 328-7425, extension 271.




     CATHOLIC MINISTRIES APPEAL

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We want to thank everyone from St. Teresa, who has participated in the 2010 Catholic Ministries Appeal.
These contributions fund the good works of our Archdiocese and will improve the lives of many in our faith
community and beyond. If you have not yet made your gift, please consider making a pledge this weekend. You
can pick up a pledge from the poster display in the back of the church. Please return your completed pledge/gift
through the mail in the envelope provided in the information packet. For more information please visit
CatholicAppeal.info. Every gift matters. Thank you!

ATTENTION NURSES:
Judy Duffy, a newly retired R.N., has agreed to revive the parish nurse blood pressure ministry. It would be nice
to have two nurses after each Mass, once a month. Please call Judy Duffy at: 399-6321 to become involved.

PARISH NURSE ARTICLE-MARCH 2010
BENEFITS OF YOGA
Yoga is often compared to a big tree with eight limbs, each limb representing a branch of yoga. Only one of these
branches is asana (postures) the type of yoga that most of us in the United States are familiar with. Some of the
other branches are pranayama (breath control), dhyana (meditations), and dharana (concentration). Yoga has long
been associated with Hindu religious traditions. It is true that yoga emerged from India as a set of practices with
spiritual content, however, it is not married to any particular religious tradition. Some benefits of yoga are: 1)
Increased flexibility-by increasing lubrication of the joints, ligaments and tendons, 2) Massaging of all organs and
internal glands of the body, 3) Detoxification and excellent toning of the muscles. All of which can lead to more
strength and better posture. Yoga improves lung capacity and leads to less stress and more calm. Yoga’s anti-stress
benefits are host of bio-chemical responses. There is a decrease in catecholamine, the hormone produced by the
adrenal glands in response to stress. Lowering levels of the hormones-neurotransmitters, nor epinephrine and
epinephrine-creates a feeling of calm. Some research points to a boost in the hormone oxytocin. This is the so-
called trust and bonding hormone that is associated with the feeling relaxed and connected to others. Recently
researchers have begun exploring the effects of yoga on depression, a benefit that may result from yoga boosting
oxygen levels to the brain. Yoga has been known to lower blood pressure and slow the heart rate. And yoga has
been associated with decreased cholesterol and triglyceride levels as well as a boost in the immune system. Some
studies have suggested that yoga may have a positive effect on learning and memory. Other researches have been
studying whether yoga can slow aging process, increase a person’s sense of self-acceptance, and improve energy
levels. Submitted by Janet Baer LMT, RYT

AMERICAN DREAM RAFFLE IS UNDERWAY. MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE!
Help yourself to some cash while helping others. Be a part of the 2010 American Dream Raffle. This local
Raffle benefits over 35 non-profit charitable groups. There is a GUARANTEED top prize of $100,000.00 and
over 150 other prizes. The Grand Prizes will be drawn May 6. There will be another Early Bird Drawing on
April 8th, with 10 $500 winners. Please purchase your winning ticket through St. Teresa Parish (STP) for us to
receive a percentage of our sales.

RAINBOW TABLE: April will be Rainbow Table time for St Teresa and as such volunteers will be called upon
to fill the work schedule. Rainbow Table is a coordinated effort between many Springfield area churches to
provide dinner every Tuesday evening at Central United Methodist Church to all the hungry Springfield. St
Teresa volunteers every April and November. If you are interested in helping with Rainbow Table on any or
every Tuesday throughout April, either with meal preparation or serving and clean up please call/email Sydney
Axtell @ 325-3896 or sydney_axtell@earthlink.net.

IS YOUR MARRIAGE HURTING IN ANYWAY? Has your marriage grown cold, distant, unloving or
uncaring? Then please consider Retrouvaille (ret’ro-vil) a program designed to help heal and renew marriages.
Retrouvaille is for marriages that have lost some of their spark, for marriages having difficulties in
communication and even those marriages on the edge of separation or divorce. The next program begins April
16, 17, 18, 2010. For more information call: (513)922-6045 or internet address is www.retrouvailled.org


2010 GOLDEN OR SILVER WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Couples celebrating their Golden or Silver Wedding Anniversary may join in a Mass at two locations this year.
Saturday, April 17th 2010 at 2:00 p.m., Rev. David E. Brinkmoeller will be the principal celebrant at St.
Christopher, Vandalia for those parishes located in Mercer, Auglaize, Logan, Shelby, Darke, Miami, Clark,
Champaign, Preble, Montgomery and Greene counties. Saturday, May 1st 2010 at 2:00 p.m., Archbishop Dennis

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M. Schnurr will be the principal celebrant at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral for those in parishes located in Butler,
Warren, Clinton, Highland, Hamilton, Clermont, Brown and Adams counties. Couples celebrating their Golden
or Silver, 60th, 70th, or 75th Wedding Anniversary during 2010 should notify the Parish Office.

                                         COFFEE, DONUTS, FELLOWSHIP:

                            Several parishioners have said that they miss going downstairs for donuts
                            after the weekend masses. Lucianne Lilienthal did a great job of hosting
                            us for a long time. Would you be willing to chair this activity once a
                            month, on the first weekend of each month? We will have helpers, too.
                            Please call Anne @ 399-1017 if you are ready and willing.



DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY, APRIL 11TH services will be held at St. Joseph Parish, 815 Kenton St.,
Springfield OH. Exposition of Blessed Sacrament begins after the 10:30am Mass-11:30am-1:30pm: Private
devotions - Angelus at noon, mid-day Liturgy of Hours-copies available 1:30pm : Franciscan Crown Rosary -
pamphlets will be available. Private devotions afterwards until 2pm. 2:00pm : Divine Mercy service with
contemplation on the Five(5)Wounds of Christ - pamphlets available 2:30pm : closing of Benediction with
celebrant Fr. Caylor. All are welcome to a reception held in St.Joseph Parish Center after the services and enjoy
the Secular Franciscan Order gathering of Our Lady of Mercy Fraternity at 3:30pm. If you have any questions
call Lillian White, Secular Franciscan Order, Our Lady of Mercy Fraternity – at (937)399-7531) or email me at
sfo-pax@mindspring.com !

CONFERENCE ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
The Family Life Office, the Office of Religious, and the Social Action Offices of the Archdiocese as well as
many other organizations are co-sponsoring a “Conference on Violence Against Women” on Saturday, April 24,
from 8:30am - 4:30pm at Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Avenue. There will be a Keynote presentation,
panel, 12 workshop sessions (some in Spanish). Cost of $50 for reservations made by March 15 (add $15 after
that date) includes breakfast, lunch, concluding entertainment by MUSE. Co-sponsors include archdiocesan
offices and parishes, area religious congregations and schools, community groups. Co-chairs: Louise Akers, SC,
and Mary Jo Gasdorf, SC.Online registration, http://www.srcharitycinti.org/opjic.htm; via mail, Sisters of
Charity, Office of Peace, Justice & Integrity of Creation, 310 Neeb Road, Cincinnati, OH 45233. Information:
451-9444.

ST VINCENT DEPAUL LANDSCAPE PROJECT
We are seeking item to landscape our Office/Pantry property. The mission of our Landscape Project is to grow
food for our Food Pantry and to educate our Pantry clients on various aspects such as: how to prepare fresh
foods, growing your own food, health benefits of homegrown foods and preparing food for storage. We are
asking for donations of used item or items you may have left over from your own projects. Garden tools,
landscape fabric, bricks, Mulch, composted horse manure, topsoil, Landscape stones, field boulders and stones,
wheelbarrow, Materials for raised beds, tomato cages, trellis for pole beans. Please call Mary Crabtree at 767-
8209 if you have donations for our Landscape Project.

PRAYER
That all those who have been involved in abortion, may realize that God longs to provide forgiveness and healing,
we pray to the Lord.

UPDATE YOUR REGISTRATION If you have moved or had an address change, please call the office. If you’re
not sure we have your correct Information - call the office. If you’re not sure you’re registered—just call the office!
THANKS!




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