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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.

Join Us for Vocations Night ~ Wednesday, December 3, 2014

St. Francis Xavier, Co-patron of the Archdiocese

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Parish

5:30pm Adoration and Benediction with Litany for Vocations (adoration actually begins at 12noon)

6:00pm Mass

6:30pm Dinner and Vocation Presentations

8:00pm Conclude

Presenters include: Father Eric Augenstein, Seminarians, and Religious Sisters

Open to Young Men and Young Women, Grades 5 and Up. No cost, parents are welcomed; however, attending parishes should have at least one adult present. RSVP needed by November 24, 2014. Please contact Kim Sprague at 812-656-8700 x 5 or e-mail

Gobble Wobble 5K-Feeding the Hungry

Thanksgiving Day- Nov 27~9am  Turkey With Brown Hat There is a local 5K run/walk on Thanksgiving Day in Dover, IN at 9am to financially support the Sunman and North Dearborn Food Pantries.  There are registration forms (in the back of church, on our website or in our parish office).  Or go to or Facebook- The Gobble Wobble 5K – Feeding the Hungry    Gobble Wobble registration form- PDF


logo-english-medium Our annual intention weekend will take place November 8-9 this year. Please take a moment to view the following brief video about this year’s United Catholic Appeal.

For more information about the United Catholic appeal visit the archdiocesan website helpdesk-uca

To donate online directly to the United Catholic Appeal visit their online giving site helpdesk-donate


The most current ministry schedule is now available. It runs from November 23 through February 15. It includes regular weekend Masses as well as the following special Masses: Thanksgiving (11/27), Immaculate Conception (12/8), Christmas Masses, and Mary the Mother of God (1/1). Follow the link to access your schedule.



This past week the Parish Council, Chameleon Architecture, and I presented our completed Master Plan to the parish. Over the last year many of you have participated in this process either by attending one of the town hall meetings or by filling out the surveys. We appreciate your input. The Holy Spirit was certainly at work guiding us all during this time and I believe that is why we have such a beautiful, well thought-out, and reasonable plan. Click here to go to the page with more information about the plan and to see a video of the planned campus.


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.


krogerPLEASE re-enroll your Kroger Plus Card this month. PLEASE visit today.St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross’ number is 80332. This is a great fund raiser for our church. All you need to do is shop at Krogers and we get credit – the more you shop – The more St. Teresa benefits with a quarterly check!! Flyers are in the back of church on how to re-enroll. If you are new to the program – how to enroll.