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Meet Your Pastoral Council
In order for a parish to function effectively as a community of believers, each church in a diocese enlists the laity as advisors to assist the pastor in his leadership responsibilities. Your pastoral council representatives are looking forward to meeting you, listening to your feedback, and helping us grow as a parish community. Together, we can make Mother Teresa parish an even better place to worship. You're welcome to email your feedback to our Pastoral Council Chair, Ed Simanskis.

Here are five short biographies of the pastoral council members. Look for five more next week.
Ed Simanskis, Pastoral Council Chair
Ed has been a Mother Teresa Catholic Church member for 17 years and has served as an extraordinary minister of holy Communion, a Mass coordinator, and an usher. Originally from Canada, he's an avid Carolina Hurricanes fan. Ed and his wife, Erin, are "proud empty nesters of twin 25-year-olds who gained notoriety on ABC TV's 20/20."
Alan Fontaine
Alan and his family have been members of the Mother Teresa Parish community since 2011, following a move to northwest Cary. Over the years, he's seen countless instances of people giving their time and effort to our church community, turning an auditorium and cafeteria into a worship and gathering space for so many. Others inspired Alan to activate his call to service by supporting setup and takedown, audio setup, mixer board for masses, and traffic control, with a perfect safety record! This is his first year on the parish council. Alan works as an engineer and project manager for I.T. companies in the area for 22 years. He enjoys playing soccer, watching any Boston sports team, and bringing out the pig cooker for any celebration.
Ann Marie Einsmann
Ann has been a member of Mother Teresa's Catholic Church for six years. Recently an empty nester, Ann is looking forward to being more involved with Mother Teresa Catholic Church by being an active member in the parish council. Originally from New Jersey, she has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Clemson University and is an operations channel strategy manager at BASF in Durham. Ann has been married for 26 years to her college sweetheart, Matt. They have three children attending N.C. State and UNC-Chapel Hill.
Carolyn McCormick 
Carolyn and her husband, Matthew, first joined Mother Teresa parish in 2017. They soon got involved with the many volunteers in our community, helping out with t-shirt sales, setting up for our annual Chili Cookoff, and helping in the Kindness committee. Carolyn joined the pastoral council in 2019 and served as chair in 2020. She continues to be inspired by our loving parishioners' small acts of kindness and Father Daniel's leadership to serve the greater good as God intends. Like her husband, she works in biomedical research and is passionate about creating dialogue around the relationship between science and faith.
Chris Falato
Chris and his family have been parishioners since moving to North Carolina seven years ago. The sense of community at Mother Teresa Parish made it stand out as something Chris and his wife, Regina, wanted to be a part of. Chris has served as an extraordinary minister of holy Communion, a Mass clean-up crew member, and then transitioned into a parking lot volunteer during our outdoor communion services on the Land. He's looking forward to the new role on the parish council. Originally from New Jersey, Chris is the manager of the UNC Children's Hospital Pharmacy. Chris is a diehard fan of the Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Steelers, Texas Longhorns, and Carolina Hurricanes. These days though, his sports focus is more on his children. Andy plays baseball for West Raleigh and ice hockey for the Junior Canes, while Alyssa is an avid archer.
Double Your (Our) Money
Act now to double your donation to Mother Teresa Parish – without cost to you. WeShare, our online giving program, offers a donor match program for every new recurring donor added between November 1 and December 31.

If you use WeShare weekly for donations but haven’t signed up for the recurring feature, you can help our parish earn up to $1,000. WeShare will match each new recurring first gift, up to $50, to that maximum. More than one installment must be set up by December 31 to take advantage of this matching gift offer.

Thank you to the five families who have signed up as part of this matching program. Currently, only 27% of our families use WeShare for their offertory giving. Why not give it a try and join in on this great opportunity. The setup is easy, look for the instructions here.

Any questions, please email Michelle Yeh or call (972) 898-7995.
Christmas Shop Volunteer Opportunities

We were overwhelmed with the generosity and kindness shown by so many parishioners helping to spread Christmas joy by providing gifts for the Wrapped with Love Shop.

Thanks to you, the families in this program will be able to shop for their children this year and so put a smile on many faces this Christmas. We received 256 gifts for children of all ages that included 11 bikes and 10 scooters with helmets. There were also gift cards, building blocks, diaper bundles, skateboards, dolls, trucks, fun games, sports equipment, and many other items. Your thoughtfulness create hope and have a meaningful impact on these families.

Volunteering opportunities are available through Catholic Charities to assist these families in selecting and wrapping gifts and praying with them.

For more information, email Pat Galloway or call (919) 467-6925.
Sign up to help »
Teen Family Group Christmas Wrapping
Join us for our December Teen Event on Saturday, December 4. We will give of our time helping to wrap gifts and make local children's Christmas morning just a little brighter. We'll have a little Christmas fun and fellowship ourselves with hot chocolate and jolly exchange gift game afterward. Check out our Teen Family Group Newsletter for details and to RSVP. Also, see our Teen Group Newsletter for important information regarding registration for the summer 2022 Teen Mission Trip, let us know if you plan to travel with us.
– Amy, Nicolle, and Michele
Teen Family Group
Teen Family Group Newsletter »
Operation LAMB
Whatsoever you do to the least among my brethren, that you do unto me.
– Matthew 25:40

In 1960, these words of Jesus inspired a local Raleigh man to make a difference in the lives of children with special needs. The man had two children with intellectual disabilities, and he decided to organize a fundraiser.

Today, the Knights of Columbus continue the mission through Operation LAMB (Least Among My Brethren).

In Operation LAMB, Knights of Columbus councils raise money for local teachers of students with special needs. The teachers our council supports work at Cary Elementary, Kingswood Elementary, Dillard Drive Elementary, Hillburn Academy, Athens Drive Magnet HS, and Cary HS. In addition, our council also supports the St. Andrew’s special needs ministry and special needs programming at the YMCA. 

Our local Knights of Columbus council supports Operation LAMB in a variety of ways, including our Golf tournament and Football raffle, but perhaps the most iconic is our Tootsie Roll Fundraiser. The fundraiser usually takes place outside of grocery stores, but with covid restrictions in place, we are limiting our scope to our parishes.

Despite being a pandemic year, we are on track to raise about $12,000 for these teachers and their students, and we are hoping for a strong finish! Mark your calendars for the Operation LAMB disbursement ceremony on February 21, 2022. This is a great evening where teachers share how Operation LAMB has helped them provide resources and experiences for their students, as well as how they plan to use new funds.

In support of Operation LAMB, Knights, their families, and local teachers will be outside Green Hope HS giving away Tootsie rolls and collecting donations on Sunday, December 5. Stop by, say "Hi!", grab a Tootsie Roll, and make a donation to a worthy cause.

– William McGowan
Knights of Columbus Member
Lighting the Candle of Hope

On the First Sunday of Advent, we lit the candle of hope. Mary Ann McNeill, our Mercy Council Chair, lit the candle at the 8:30 a.m. Mass and Mark and Susan Swallow, our Oak City Cares and Read for Feed project coordinator, at the 10:30 a.m. Mass. We're most grateful for their faithfulness and inspiration to do small things with great love.

Advent is a season of reflection, anticipation, and joyful hope, reminding us to look forward to the promised return of Our Lord Jesus Christ. When we anticipate one another in love and support and service, we give the gift of the everlasting presence of the living God. We wish you and your family a peaceful Advent journey.
The St. Andrew Christmas Novena is often called the Christmas Anticipation Prayer. It's traditionally recited fifteen times every day from the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle on November 30 until Christmas. This Advent, let us prepare our hearts to truly receive Christ at Christmas.
Grow closer to our Lord this Advent season. Daily reflections and enrichment are available through FORMED. Mother Teresa Parish has a parish-wide subscription to a premier online platform called FORMED available to every parishioner. FORMED is an online catechetical resource tool for learning and inspiration in matters of faith and morals. Sign up here.
FORMED Picks of the Month

Here are our suggested movies or presentations for the Advent/Christmas season.

The True Meaning of Christmas

Do you love Christmas traditions but don’t know where they come from? Tune in for Dr. Michael Patrick Barber’s Advent reflections and learn the meaning behind your favorite Christmas pastimes.
Watch »
Brother Francis: The Days of Advent

Brother Francis leads us on a daily journey in this special seasonal celebration of the coming of the Lord! Featuring meditations, prayers, and suggested activities to keep our focus on Christ this Christmas.
Watch »
Sign in to FORMED. Watch the movies anywhere, anytime on iPhone, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku ®.
Christmas Flowers and Honorarium Cards
How grateful we are to be able to gather together on Christmas Eve to give praise to God for all the blessings from above.

If you would like to help beautify our altar, you will have an opportunity to sponsor a few Christmas flowers or to purchase a Mother Teresa honorarium card as a meaningful way to honor those we cherish in our hearts.

Click here to submit the names of your loved ones to be included in our Christmas prayer list that will be placed on the altar during our Christmas Eve Mass.

Thank you for your thoughtfulness while supporting our parish this Christmas season. 
Christmas Loved Ones »
It's Christmas Pageant Time
We're delighted to share that the Christmas Pageant will be live and in-person again this year, a favorite tradition to see our children telling the Christmas Story accompanied by the Children's Choir. 

Christmas Pageant Sign Up
The Christmas Pageant will occur at the beginning of our Christmas Eve Mass outdoors at Green Hope HS. All children, kindergarten and older, are welcome to participate. Please fill out a registration form.

Complete all forms by December 10. We will assign roles on December 12 and distribute costumes on December 19.

For more information about the Christmas Pageant, please email our Pageant Director, Chrissi Harmon.

Children's Choir Sign Up
It's such a joy to celebrate the wonder of Christmas with the voices of children. We invite all singers aged 4 to 14 to join the choir. Please email our Children's Choir Director, Gioia Bliss, so that she can send you the songs to practice singing at home.
Christmas Pageant Sign Up »
Parish Mailing Address
For those who have asked for Fr. Daniel's and Deacon Mike's mailing address, please use this following address:

                Mother Teresa Catholic Church
                10030 Green Level Church Road
                Suite 802 #1092
                Cary, NC 27519 
Year-End Giving
As you begin year-end tax planning, please consider adding Mother Teresa Catholic Mission to your Christmas list and consider a variety of giving opportunities. A special year-end gift to the parish can make a significant difference to our community.

Charitable donations to be included for the current tax year must be submitted or postmarked by December 31. 

Where can I direct my gift?
  • The Capital Campaign to help us build the Worship Center on 1125 Mother Teresa Drive.
  • The Sunday offertory to help offset the general operating expenses.
  • The Priest Welfare and Retirement fund to care for our retired priests.
How can I give?
  • Contribute online via WeShare before midnight on December 31.
  • Donate stock by completing and following the instructions on this stock donation form. If the gift is for the tax year 2021, then please initiate and make sure the stock is transferred to the diocese account by December 31.
  • Send Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) directly to MTCC to avoid paying taxes and reduce your adjusted gross income.
  • Mail your check to the following address by December 31 or earlier:
       Mother Teresa Catholic Church
       10030 Green Level Church Road
       Suite 802 #1092
       Cary, NC 27519
For more information on how you can help make a difference by contributing a year-end gift to our parish, please contact Michelle Yeh or call (972) 898-7995.

Thank you for your continued support and generosity to Mother Teresa throughout this past year!
Catholic Steward Tuition Rate Criteria
If you're interested in enrolling your child, grade kindergarten to 12, at any of the nearby Catholic schools such as Cardinal Gibbons High School, St. Michael School, or St. Mary Magdalene School, and would like to receive the Catholic steward tuition rate, please complete the school affiliation form which can be found on the school's website. Additionally, we request first time applicants to complete Mother Teresa Catholic Church Stewardship Form which can be found here.  

Families who are active tithing members of Mother Teresa may be eligible to receive stewardship support of the Catholic tuition rate if all of the following criteria are satisfied:
  • Registered members of the parish within the last three months.
  • Attending Mass regularly as well as volunteering their time and talent with our ministries. This will be waived during Covid season.  
  • Contributing through identifiable offertory, priest welfare & retirement, and capital campaign through envelopes, checks, or electronic giving.
All completed forms should be scanned and sent to Michelle Yeh or call (972) 898-7995 with any questions regarding stewardship support.
Shop AmazonSmile

Your holiday shopping can help make a difference, at no additional cost to you! When you shop at or in the Amazon app with AmazonSmile turned on within Settings, you'll find the same products and same low prices as the Amazon you already know, plus, they donate a portion of your purchases to Mother Teresa. This quarter, we received $156.31 from 139 faithful participants. Thank you for your support.
Raising the Roof on Our Worship Center

With the steady efforts of our general contractor and good weather conditions, we've been able to raise the roof for our worship space. With continued progress, we should have the building structure and exterior framing complete and in place by the end of November. Hitting this important milestone will allow our contractors to effectively protect the interior of the building while we continue working through the winter. Thank you for the tremendous support, patience, and prayers in our journey.
Reserve Your Columbarium Niche
If you are interested in learning more about purchasing Columbarium Niches and Memorial Wall inscriptions, visit the Memorial Garden section in our Mother Teresa website.

The pre-construction pricing will be much less than the post-construction pricing. In addition, you have an opportunity to honor a loved one by purchasing a memorial wall inscription with a personalized message or scripture. You’ll contribute to a meaningful, permanent element of the Memorial Garden. 

To receive an information packet, please provide your contact information here. If you have any questions, please email One of our Memorial Garden Committee members will contact you to address any of your questions and assist you through the sales process. Thank you for your valued consideration in helping us fund the reality of our Memorial Garden.

When someone is facing great trials, we need to meet them where they are, walk with them on their journey, intercede for them, and be open to sharing Christ's love however he directs. When a woman becomes pregnant, and her boyfriend threatens to leave if she continues the pregnancy, we need to walk with her lovingly. When family members or friends become seriously ill, we need to assure them that God still offers them something in this life and has a purpose. We need to be with them every step of the way.

Sometimes our actions speak for themselves. Other times, words are needed. Whatever the situation, Jesus knows how to speak to each person's heart, we need to follow where he leads. (Ref.

Did you know?
If you or someone you know is suffering after abortion, confidential, compassionate help is available. Visit

– Jim Duncan
Respect Life Committee Coordinator
What Is All This Coming To?
When the Church celebrates the liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present the ancient expectation of the Messiah, for by sharing in the long preparation for the Savior’s first coming, the faithful renew their ancient desire for his second coming. By celebrating John the Baptist’s birth and martyrdom, the Church unites herself to his desires: "He must increase, but I must decrease." (John 3:30) (CCC 524)

Advent this year began last week with Mark’s Jesus calling us to be watchful. He teaches us to be aware of the signs that characterize the last days. Though these signs have been part of every age up to our present, this week’s Gospel of Mark gives us another sign in John the Baptizer as he validates and announces the Son of God to the world.

As precursor, forerunner, and messenger, John states that this one coming after him is more powerful because he baptizes with the Holy Spirit as well as living humbly and simply in ordinary poverty showing that God dwells where we are.

There is no Advent without John the Baptist. He is the beginning of the Gospel that is Jesus and part of the Good News always relevant in the life of the Church. John continues to preach through time in his call for repentance, the abandonment of any attempt or realization that we can save ourselves.

This is humanity’s essential pre-condition for faith every day, in which we allow God to do for us what we are unable to do for ourselves. Advent prepares us to welcome the Gospel, to make way for the Lord now, and to ready ourselves for the unfolding of the Mystery of the Incarnation every Christmas.

Part of this Advent encounter with this mystery is the notion of original holiness and justice. That fact that from and since creation, God desires to be in a state of friendship with us and for us to be in a state of relationship with ourselves, with other persons, and with the natural world.

Advent calls us to read the Gospel in the present by following the one who has already come and in expectation of the one who will come. By doing this we will be able to celebrate and give thanks for the mystery of salvation that comes in our time.

– Deacon Mike
Sunday, December 5  Second Sunday of Advent
Readings: Baruch 5: 1-9; Psalm 126: 1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6 (3); Philippians 1: 4-6, 8-11; Luke 3: 1-6
Mass: 8:30 a.m. (Green Hope HS cafeteria)
 Jim Bechthold, requested by Ethel Bechthold and Family
Altar Flowers: In loving memory of Jim Bechthold, sponsored by Ethel Bechthold and Family

Rosary: 9:45 a.m. (Green Hope HS cafeteria)
Mass: 10:30 a.m. (Green Hope HS auditorium)
Ellen Boyle, requested by Jim and Dee Boyle
Altar Flowers: In loving memory of Ellen Boyle, sponsored by Jim and Dee Boyle
Event: Knights of Columbus Operation LAMB

Monday, December 6
Readings: Isaiah 35: 1-10; Psalm 85: 9ab and 10, 11-12, 13-14; Luke 5: 17-26

Tuesday, December 7  Ambrose, Bishop, Doctor Obligatory Memorial
Readings: Isaiah 40: 1-11; Psalm 96: 1-2, 3 and 10ac, 11-12, 13; Matthew 18: 12-14
Mass: 9 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene, 725 Magdala Place
 Hugo McNulty

Wednesday, December 8 • Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Holy Day of Obligation

Readings: Genesis 3: 9-15, 20; Psalm 98: 1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4; Ephesians 1: 3-6, 11-12; Luke 1: 26-38

Thursday, December 9
Readings: Isaiah 41: 13-20; Psalm 145: 1 and 9, 10-11, 12-13ab; Matthew 11: 11-15

Prayer Group: 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Friday, December 10

Readings: Isaiah 48: 17-19; Psalm 1: 1-2, 3, 4 and 6;  Matthew 11: 16-19

Saturday, December 11
Readings: Sirach 48: 1-4, 9-11; Psalm 80: 2ac and 3b, 15-16, 18-19;  Matthew 17: 9a, 10-13

Sunday, December 12  Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday)
Readings: Zephaniah 3: 14-18a; Isaiah 12: 2-3, 4, 5-6 (6); Philippians 4: 4-7; Luke 3: 10-18
Mass: 8:30 a.m. (Green Hope HS cafeteria)
 Denise Noonan, requested by Mary Ann McNeill
Rosary: 9:45 a.m. (Green Hope HS cafeteria)
Mass: 10:30 a.m. (Green Hope HS auditorium)
Vincent Rega, requested by Ann Rega
Altar Flowers: In thanksgiving

To request a Mass intention, please email the parish office.
To listen to the daily scripture readings, click here.
Altar Flowers Sponsorship

Sponsoring altar flowers is a wonderful way to honor a loved one, commemorate a special event, and contribute to the beauty of Mass. Sponsors will receive the beautiful flowers after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Please contact the parish office or submit your donation through WeShare.
To be included on the prayer list, email the Pastoral Care Ministry or call (919) 600-1724.
Small Businesses Directory

We've added more businesses to our informal directory of small businesses. Please help them out if you can. If you are a parishioner or a sponsor, and the owner or operator of a small business or franchise, please fill out this form to be listed.
Special Collection in December

Did you know that you can make online donations for special collections via WeShare? Just follow this link:

December 8 • Immaculate Conception
December 25 • Christmas and Priest Welfare & Retirement

We're grateful you chose Mother Teresa as your parish to grow with us together in faith. Your generosity allows us to continue our tradition of love and charity, inspired by our patron saint.

We humbly ask for your continued financial support, please consider giving through one of these methods:

WeShare. A one-time or recurring gift via WeShare. View instructions, here.

Sunday Basket. In-person collection when you come to Mass.

Mail. Send your gift to Mother Teresa Catholic Church, 10030 Green Level Church Road, Suite 802 #1092, Cary, NC 27519.

Bank Bill-pay. Contact your bank for details.

Text-to-give. Text keyword MTCC to 800-950-9952. Click on the WeShare link. Complete your gift.

Stock, Bonds, IRAs, Estate Planning. Give with added tax benefits from stocks, bonds, or IRA's or list Mother Teresa Catholic Mission as a beneficiary in your estate planned giving.

For more information, please email Michelle Yeh or call (972) 898-7995. Thank you for your unwavering support and faithfulness to Mother Teresa Catholic Church.
Advent Reconciliation Services

Receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent helps us to prepare for the coming of Christ with peaceful hearts.

Friday, December 3
7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest

Tuesday, December 7
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes, Raleigh

Thursday, December 9
11  a.m. to 12:30  p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel, Cary
7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Francis, Raleigh

Friday, December 10
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Francis, Raleigh
7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Eugene, Wendell

Tuesday, December 14
7 to 9 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus, Raleigh

Wednesday, December 15 
10 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest
7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Bernadette, Fuquay Varina

Friday, December 17
7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel, Cary

Tuesday, December 21
11 to 12:30 p.m. at St. Bernadette, Fuquay-Varina

Advent Mission at St. Michael


Holy Hours at St. Joseph Church

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of Saint Joseph as patron of the Universal Church by Pope Pius IX on December 8, 1870. For this reason, Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Raleigh will dedicate Holy Hours to our patron to close out the Year of Saint Joseph.

On the days indicated below, Fr. Peter Devereux will expose the Blessed Sacrament, which will be followed by quiet time, a brief reflection on our patron, Compline (Night Prayers) of the Church and Benediction. You can participate from home as well via our live stream link on our website.

Holy Hours from 7 to 8 p.m. on the following dates: December 3, 4, 6.

Rosary for Our Nation

Ignited By Truth is organizing First Saturday events each month in 2021 to honor Our Lady of Fatima’s request for first Saturdays. A Rosary and also the Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed. Marian hymns will also be sung. Please join us as we pray for our country on Saturday, December 4, 11:30 a.m. at Halifax Mall, 300 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh.
Please join us in reverent and peaceful prayer and singing as we place our beloved nation under the Mantle of Mary, Mother of God. Bring your whole family; all are welcome. Event will be held outside the church. Please dress weather-appropriate. For more information, visit
CNM Presents: Opening Doors with Paula Snyder

Do opportunities magically appear when we want them to? For some lucky people, they do. When luck eludes us, we must make things happen. This requires understanding our niche, some cold calling (yes, sales), and finding commonalities with those we meet.

Thursday, December 9 from 9 to 10:15 a.m. RSVP here.
Guest Speaker: Paula C. Snyder, Founder/CEO, PC Snyder Creative Enterprises

If you are seeking to improve your career, build a business, or just make new friends, Paula C. Snyder shares experiences and tips (from employment to entrepreneurship) to build confidence, techniques, and open more doors. Audience members will learn to:
  • Consider and identify their "niche"
  • Reframe "Sales" from negative to a more positive light
  • Explore creative ways and reasons to connect with others

St. Michael’s Communications Coordinator

Are you passionate about spreading the Gospel and sharing the Good News? Do you have the gift for communicating through visual and written mediums? The Communications Coordinator seeks to keep current parishioners engaged and in the know through traditional parish communications channels (bulletin, website, newsletter, social media) while also developing marketing and communication strategies that allow the parish to reach out into the community and continue to build disciples. Visit the website to learn more.

St. Mary Magdalene School Admissions

Interested in a Catholic Education for your child next school year? Applications for the 2022-23 school year is available online.

St. Michael Catholic School Open House

Give the gift of Catholic education. Come learn why St. Michael Catholic School is such a special place to learn and grow in Christ. Come join an in-person tour on Thursday, December 9 at 6 p.m. (Middle School Only). St. Michael Catholic School provides a Christ-centered Catholic education, with a focus on academic excellence, and the development of the whole person, through our core values of reverence, service, and leadership. Applications for the 2022-2023 school year open on January 5, 2022. For more information and to RSVP, visit our website.

New Year’s Retreat

Begin the New Year focusing on God’s healing, hope, and promise. Join Retreat Master, Father John Michalowski, SJ, in Finding Our Everyday God in a venue that provides space for both engaging discussion and private reflection.

There’ll be time for Mass, confession, and adoration. There will also be time to reflect, explore our beautiful grounds, or sit in our lounge and enjoy the gas logs.

The special price of $260 per person (double occupancy) includes all meals including a New Year’s Eve banquet, two nights lodging, retreat fees, and access to the beautiful grounds Catholic Conference Center in Hickory, NC. Register now. For more information, email or call (828) 327-7441.

Project Rachel Post Abortion Healing Retreat

If you desire healing from a past abortion, you are invited to experience the love of Jesus Christ at a Project Rachel weekend retreat from January 7 to 9, 2022, in the Raleigh area. The weekend retreat is strictly confidential for both women and men and includes discussions, spiritual exercises, the sacrament of reconciliation, a Memorial Service, and a Mass of the Resurrection. Participation offers a beautiful opportunity to experience God’s love, forgiveness, and compassion. For more information or to register for the retreat, visit the website.

Please pray for our seminarians by name and for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life. For more information, visit
Our Mission
Inspired by our patron saint, the welcoming community of Mother Teresa Catholic Church is engaged in service to Christ and committed to the evangelization of His people with great love.

Our People
Pastor – Father Daniel Oschwald
Deacon – Deacon Mike Walsh
Parish Administrator – Angela Sentosa, (919) 623-1751
Business Manager – Michelle Yeh, (972) 898-7995
Pastoral Care – Jean and Donna, (919) 600-1724
Communications – Matt Young, (919) 428-3404
Faith Formation (Love) – Nicole Swannack
Faith Formation (Grow) – Kim Wisniewski
Faith Formation (Shine) – Nicolle Pollaci
Pastoral Council – Ed Simanskis
Finance Council – Paul Wolf
Mercy Council – Mary Ann McNeill
Capital Campaign – Joe Steinlage
Teen Family Group – Amy, Nicolle, and Michele

Please contact the parish office.

Parish Registration
If you have thought about making Mother Teresa Parish your spiritual home, please take a moment to formally register with us.
Mother Teresa Office  
Phone: (919) 623-1751
Pastoral Care Line: (919) 600-1724


Mailing Address
10030 Green Level Church Road • Suite 802 #1092 • Cary, NC 27519

Future Church Property
1125 Mother Teresa Drive • Cary, NC 27519

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