Parish Organizations

Building and Grounds

A committee of parishioners to help preserve the heritage and good up-keep of the St. Teresa facilities.

Children's Choir

Do you ever feel like your kids don’t know what to do at church? For children, a great way to learn active participation at Mass is through joining a children’s choir. It helps them learn the rhythm of the Mass and directs their attention to what’s going on.

Our children’s choir is open to those in the 1st grade and up. They usually gather only on the fourth weekend of the month, practicing on Saturday at 5:20 and then singing at the 11 AM Mass (or sometimes the 8:45 AM Mass). We have various percussion instruments to try, and it’s a lot of fun.

For more info or to sign up, please see Michael Ruszala, the music director and organist, or click here to email him.

Choir

The parish choir typically sings at the 11 AM Mass from September through May, practicing at 9:45 AM. Currently open to women, the choir sings harmony in soprano and alto parts. The choir has developed a strong community within the parish and sings both traditional hymns and contemporary pieces. For more information, click here to email Michael Ruszala, the music director.

Faith Formation

For all grades 1-10 on Sunday mornings during the school year following the 8:45 AM Mass. Call Mrs. Cheryl McNerney for more information at 823-8575. Click here to register for faith formation or to donate to the program.

Holy Name Society

A Catholic men's organization for fellowship and service, devoted to the Holy Name of Jesus. 

Liturgy Committee

Liturgy committee promotes the reverent active participation of the people in the Mass and other liturgies and prayer services in the parish throughout the year. For more info, email Michael Ruszala.

Parish Life Committee

Parish Life is a small committee that began more than 30 years ago. We meet every other month. We are responsible for the First Penance reception, Mothers' Day Flowers, the Fathers' Day ice cream social, the Remembrance Service, coffee socials, and other events throughout the year. Our goal is to bring St. Teresa's parish family together in fellowship.

Parish Outreach Committee

Outreach is involved in social action programs which reflect the concern of Christ for the needy and oppressed. It is the visible expression of community service. The Mission of the Committee is to create an awareness of the needs of others, encouraging a desire to share and help, and working toward systemic change to gain human dignity for all within the community.

The Committee meets on the second Monday of the month (unless holidays require a change) at 6:30 p.m. in the St. John's Room during the good weather months and the Rectory during the Winter. The Committee is open to all parishioners. For further information, contact Rose Marie Hall at 771-1891.

Parish Pastoral Council

Parish pastoral council consists of individuals that have accepted nominations and have been chosen by lottery to serve as members. Members can also be appointed by the pastor. The group’s main purpose is to advise the pastor on what is best for the greater good of the parish. Pastoral council meets from September through June. The meeting is generally the first Monday of every month at 6:30 PM.

RCIA (for new Catholics - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

If you are looking to be baptized or confirmed as an adult, join our RCIA program. We meet on Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 10:45 AM. Grow in your faith in Jesus Christ as you learn about the Christian faith. For more information, contact the rectory at 822-0608 or see Deacon Bob.

Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, & Ushers

Parishioners who minister at Mass in reading the Word, distributing Holy Communion (upon the pastor's recommendation), and ushering the congregation.


Youth Outreach

Periodically, we organize events for the youth of the parish, ages 12-18. Emphasizing the social, spiritual, and service dimensions of youth ministry, we seek to build a community of young disciples of Christ while having fun. So far, events having included going to Kingdom Bound at Darien Lake, a Bisons Game, and hosting a parish hotdog cookout party. Email Michael Ruszala for more info or to join the email list.

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