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Welcome to St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. We are a Roman Catholic Parish that serves the northeastern part of Dearborn County, Indiana. Our church is located in Bright, Indiana which is just northwest of Cincinnati, Ohio. Our parish was founded in 2000 and we have quickly grown in size. Our hope is that this website helps not only our parishioners, but anyone who might be interested in learning more about the Catholic faith.   Father Aaron has announced that the Archbishop has asked him to become the pastor of St. Michael in Greenfield as well as the chaplain coordinator at Scecina High School. His last day with us is June 14th.  We thank Father Aaron for all he has done for our parish and will continue to pray for him and our parish during this time. For more information about this transition, please make sure you are subscribing to our parish emails. You can get on the list by sending an email to Beth at the parish office. You can also follow this link to get some answers to frequently asked questions. Questions and Answers



The next ministry schedule runs July 18th through September 27th. Please click here to access it.




womens retreat St. Teresa’s Women’s Retreat is Saturday, August 15th at 9:00 am through Sunday, August 16th at noon. This year’s Women’s Retreat is at Fatima Retreat House, Indianapolis. Mary Schaffner will be our retreat leader and Fr. John Kemwando will join us for Mass. Come join other women of St Teresa’s as we spend time listening and learning about ourselves through the eyes of our patron saint! Added time for communal and private prayer, reflection, and enjoying the grounds of Fatima Retreat House also part of the weekend. Cost is $110 and includes all meals, a private room with semi-private bath and all retreat materials. Sponsorships for women needing assistance welcome; contact Kim. You can pick up a paper registration form at the back of church or at the parish office. Or, for more convenience, you can simply register online. Go to to register. There are only 30 spots available – Register Now!! Deadline is August 3rd.


NEXT SUMMER, July 22-August 1

World Youth Day (WYD) is a worldwide encounter with the Pope, along with millions of Catholics, which is typically celebrated every three years in a different country. WYD 2016 will be held in Krakow, Poland. St. Teresa Benedicta Parish, under the guidance of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis Office of Youth Ministry, will be participating in WYD for the first time ever! The pilgrimage is open to incoming juniors and seniors for the 2016-17 school year and young adults, age 18-25. Our 10 day pilgrimage will begin with a 3 day journey through Rome and finishing in Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day. Anticipated cost for the pilgrimage and WYD is $4500. Participants will be asked to pay a portion of the cost; we are also committed to assist through fundraising efforts, sponsorships, and parish assistance. There will be an informational meeting on May 20th and $300 commitment is needed by June 7 of this year. We Need Everyone From the Parish Involved! Three things need to happen now … Parents, teens, and young adults – begin to prayerfully consider how this pilgrimage can impact the faith journey of all who attend – and commit to join us! Contact Kim to get your name on the list of pilgrims! Parishioners – begin to pray for pilgrims from our parish community and discern how you can help make this experience happen for them – we will need help with fundraising efforts, prayer warriors, sponsors, etc.


Click on online giving at the bottom right of this page (in the links column). You can make a one-time donation or set up recurring contributions. Throughout the year, seasonal giving opportunities (Clpi-weshare-logohristmas Flower Fund etc.) will also be available. If you are unsure of this process, please contact Beth at the parish office, and she’ll be happy to assist you. You can also click on this button to be directed to the site.


Did you know that you can make sure that 0.5% of your purchases go to St. Teresa? It’s easy. Simply go to, and select St Teresa Benedicta Of The Cross Bright IN.  Or click on the icon on the right. Then St. Teresa will automatically receive 0.5% of your purchases. Thanks for your support!