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The First Sunday of Advent means we have passed through the secular celebration of Thanksgiving that truly feels more like a holy day of opportunity on our church calendar! Indeed, the whole Mass is an act of thanksgiving, and so it is little wonder we think of it in those terms.

Thomas Merton wrote, "In modern times we have lost sight of the fact that even the most ordinary actions of our everyday life are invested, by their very nature, with a deep spiritual meaning. The table is in a certain sense the center of family life, the expression of family life."

Karl Rahner expands the concept beyond just our blood family members. "What better way is there of symbolizing
and actually bringing about a loving, confiding unity among people than eating together, all sharing in common that bodily nourishment essential to our common existence, and all, in the course of this, opening their hearts to one another," he writes. "But a meal can stand also as a sign for the final and perfect communion of humanity that will take place at the eternal banquet where the bread that will be eaten and the cup that will be drunk will be with the Lord Himself. Then indeed will we be truly united to one another and to God."

Thank all of you for a year of loving, confiding unity, sharing in common what we have all come to value so dearly in our lives, the gathering as family and believers. We have accomplished great things together. We will continue that journey as we look ahead to our new home on Mother Teresa Drive. A blessed and joyful beginning of Advent to you, dear ones. I will be praying for you while I am away!

– Fr. Daniel
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. We're excited to share the latest development in this video, generously provided by Keith Bliss, with Angela’s magical editing skills. 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.

Likewise, there's an ongoing effort to install our primary underground storm sewer, water lines, and sanitary sewer utilities. We've installed roughly 80% of those utilities and are in a good position to reach our goal of having those in place before the end of the year. It's hard to believe we have been under construction for nearly six months. Adjusting and accounting for a few delayed materials we continue to be on schedule looking toward a September 2022 occupancy.

As you might have read in the previous newsletter, our goal is to build the Memorial Garden and Columbarium, at the same time we build the Worship Center. This approach requires a substantial up-front cost but building them together is the most cost-effective, cleanest, and efficient approach. We've not yet sold enough niches to cover this entire up-front expense. However, we're very excited the diocese supported our plan to proceed, fully confident our Mother Teresa community will close this funding gap. The Memorial Garden will be a wonderful amenity, not only as a spiritual resting place but also as a beautifully landscaped area for quiet reflection.

Our upcoming December update will certainly provide additional perspective on our progress. By then we should have a good sense of how we're managing against our allowed contingency budgets, which so far has been positive. In the meantime, we remain strongly confident in our overall team.

We cannot say too often how much we appreciate that our community members have resisted the urge to visit the property during construction due to safety concerns. Rest assured we'll continue to provide these regular updates to help create a visual perspective for our community.

Thank you for your continuing support and encouragement, and wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving!
– Jeff Vittert
Building and Land Use Committee Member
Thank you for sending us these simple reminders and for sharing your heartfelt gratitude as we come together to give thanks for all of God’s blessings. Yes, we are thankful, grateful, and truly blessed!
In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.
– 1 Thessalonians 5:18
With Deepest Sympathy
With heavy hearts and great sadness, we mourn the passing of Denise Noonan. Denise passed away in the early morning of November 21. She was a long-time parishioner and served as a reader. Her wonderful and gentle soul will remain in our hearts.

Please pray for the repose of her soul. May our prayers give Bill Noonan and his family peace and comfort during this difficult time.

A Wake visitation is scheduled on Wednesday, December 1 starting at 6 p.m. and a Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m. at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 SE Maynard Road.

The Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 2 at 11 a.m. at St. Michael. The Mass will be livestreamed. To watch the livestream Funeral Mass, please visit the St. Michael "LIVESTREAM" page, and select the "FUNERAL" tab on the bottom. That will take you to what is streaming at that time, or click here.

To view Denise's obituary, click here.
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.
May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
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 $1,000. WeShare will match each rec
urring first gift, up to $50, to that maximum.

You must set up more than one installment by December 31 to take advantage of this matching gift offer.

To date, only five parishioners have taken advantage of this offer. Please join in on this great opportunity. The setup is easy and one less thing to think about when you cannot attend Mass in person. Look for the instructions here.

Thank you for joining in on this effort. Any questions, please email Michelle Yeh or call (972) 898-7995.
Christmas Shop Volunteer Opportunities
We are so grateful for the many volunteers and donors helping to spread Christmas joy by providing gifts for the Wrapped with Love Shop.

There's another collection on Tuesday, November 30 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot at St. Michael's Conference Center, 830 High House Road.

It's not too late to sign up to donate gifts. All gifts from the list will be appreciated. If you cannot deliver your gifts, we'll be happy to pick them up.

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

Your prayers and support are truly appreciated, and will make a meaningful impact for others in our community. 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
Preparing Our Hearts
Advent is a season of reflection, anticipation, and joyful hope, reminding us to look forward to the promised return of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We would love to see how you create a special place for worship in your home and prepare the way for our Lord during this Advent season.

Please send us a photo of your beautiful Advent wreath and candles.

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.
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 
Growing in Faith and Love Together

Recently, we bid farewell to our long-time parishioner, Frankie Dodson. She is moving to a warmer place to be closer to her family. We will miss her presence and involvement in many different ministries. Father Daniel gave Frankie a blessing to send her off on her journey.

At 10:30 Mass last Sunday, Father Daniel blessed the marriage of Jim and Eileen Major, who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. What a wonderful testimony for our community to witness Christ's eternal love among us. Congratulations to Jim and Eileen.
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!
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.
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.
Especially in the month of November, we remember with thankfulness, our beloved deceased family members who have passed to eternal life with Our Lord. We come seeking to learn of God’s love and to open our lives to the help and strength that He can give us as we continue the journey of life without them.

Click here to submit the names of your loved ones to be included in our All Souls prayer list that will be placed on the altar during all our Masses in November.

All Souls Remembrance Prayer List »
Receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent helps us to prepare for the coming of Christ with peaceful hearts. 
Tuesday, November 30
7 to 8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of La Vang, Raleigh

Thursday, December 2
7 to 8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary, Louisburg
7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Andrew the Apostle and St. Mary Magdalene, Apex

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 and St. Luke, Raleigh

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

Tuesday, December 14
7 to 9 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus, St. Joseph, St. Mary, and NC State

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

The Ecumenical Prayer service for Life was a huge success across America. Mother Teresa Parish was well represented. The Respect Life Committee is very thankful this Thanksgiving to be able to serve our wonderful parish. Please consider our 9 Days for Life Novena in January. It will be a wonderful time for family prayer. Stay tuned.

To understand more fully how to defend and protect human life, we must first consider who we are, at the deepest level. God created us in his image and likeness, which means we are made to be in a loving relationship with him.

The essence of our identity and worth, the source of our dignity, is that we are loved by God. "We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures; we are the sum of the Father's love for us and our real capacity to become the image of his Son." (From a homily by St John Paul II Toronto, Canada July 28, 2002; Ref.

Did you know?
Changing the culture is a process of conversion that begins in our own hearts and includes a willingness to be instructed and a desire to be close to Jesus
– the source of joy and love. (Ref.
What Is All This Coming To?
Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the mystery of iniquity in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. This supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo- messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh. (CCC 675)

Hearing the readings for the past three Sundays, we must ask ourselves, what is all this coming to?   

Shock waves of daily life seem to strike us far too often, causing uncertainty. Natural disasters and unrest in the created order, pandemics, war, job security, rising food prices, insurance, mortgages, and pensions are everyday anxieties.

Even in our progress and success, we fear the future, that somehow it will be stale and unfruitful. We're tempted not to hope because the liberation Jesus promises does not cheer us up. So, why bother avoiding the trap of self-indulgence or worry?

The story of Jesus is not just real history. It is our story! As Advent begins again, we must renew our faith in Jesus, whose faith never forgot God's mercy, love, and compassion. He always remembered that God kept his promises. So looking back at Advent helps us in looking forward.

Being prayerfully vigilant and being soberly awake and alert guard and protect our lives and the lives of those around us. We're on guard for Jesus' return from the future. We're on guard for the end of history. We're on guard, as well, for the earthly end of our own life's story whenever it occurs. 

Advent assures us that Jesus must come if God is to remain just. The promises have been made, and as the word of God, they cannot be revoked. So we who believe are left throughout time waiting, expecting, and anticipating God's promise to come in our lives. This alert anticipation of Advent calls us always to extend prayerful and delicate concern to everyone because, in each person and event of our lives, Jesus certainly comes to us with a presence we must nurture like a newborn child, carefully, delicately, and prayerfully.  

What is all this coming to? Prayer changes us, not God, but if we can pray to escape the cosmic tribulations Jesus speaks of, what else are we able to pray for?

– Deacon Mike
Sunday, November 28 • First Sunday of Advent
Readings: Jeremiah 33: 14-16; Psalm 25: 4-5, 8-9, 10, 14 (1b); 1 Thessalonians 3: 12 – 4: 2; Luke 21: 25-28, 34-36
Mass: 8:30 a.m. (Green Hope HS cafeteria)
George Francis Gramling Jr., requested by Jack and Kathy Sites
Rosary: 9:45 a.m. (Green Hope HS cafeteria)
Mass: 10:30 a.m. (Green Hope HS auditorium)
Claire Mersch
Altar Flowers: In loving memory of 
Claire Mersch

Monday, November 29
Readings: Isaiah 2: 1-5; Psalm 122: 1-2, 3-4b, 4cd-5, 6-7, 8-9; Matthew 8: 5-11

Tuesday, November 30 • Andrew, Apostle Feast
Readings: Romans 10: 9-18; Psalm 19: 8, 9, 10, 11; Matthew 4: 18-22
Mass: 9 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene, 725 Magdala Place
 The Doherty family: Robert E., Sr. and Jr.; Catherine, and Connie (Doherty) Furey, requested by Diana Barnett
Event: Wrapped with Love Christmas gift collection, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot at St. Michael's Conference Center, 830 High House Road

Wednesday, December 1
Readings: Isaiah 25: 6-10a; Psalm 23: 1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6;  Matthew 15: 29-37
Vigil Service:
† Denise Noonan, 7:30 p.m. at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 SE Maynard Road

Thursday, December 2
Readings: Isaiah 26: 1-6; Psalm 118: 1 and 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a; Matthew 7: 21, 24-27
Funeral Mass:
† Denise Noonan, 11 a.m. at St. Michael, 804 High House Road
Prayer Group: 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Friday, December 3 
• Francis Xavier, Priest, Missionary Obligatory Memorial
Readings: Isaiah 29: 17-24; Psalm 27: 1, 4, 13-14; Matthew 9: 27-31

Saturday, December 4
Readings: Isaiah 30: 19-21, 23-26; Psalm 147: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6; Matthew 9: 35 – 10: 1, 5a, 6-8

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 Judy Adkins
Altar Flowers: In loving memory of Jim Bechthold, requested by Judy Adkins

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
Event: Knights of Columbus Operation LAMB

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 November

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

November 1 • All Saints Day
November 2 • All Souls Day
November 21 • Campaign for Human Development

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.
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.

We hope you will take time to sign up for FORMED and scroll through the hundreds of offerings from writings of the saints, short films of instruction, and presentations by Catholic authors to make us better informed and formed Catholics. There is something for every family member to help them grow closer to Christ and his church.

Please follow these steps to sign up:
   1. Visit
   2. Click Sign Up
   3. Select "Sign Up As A Parishioner"
   4. Find Mother Teresa Catholic Church in Cary, NC
   5. Enter your email
   6. Click Sign Up - and you're in!

Remember, learning never stops. We're never too late to learn something new, especially regarding this treasured faith each of us has been given.
FORMED Movie Picks of the Month

FORMED has a variety of faith formation materials for all ages. Each month, we'll suggest a movie or presentation for your family to watch, one for adults and one for children. Here are our suggestions to continue your journey of faith in November.

The Last Things

This film presents the reality of death and what will follow for every person: first the particular Judgment before God, then Heaven or Hell as our destination for all eternity. The Catholic teaching on Purgatory is also explained, giving examples from the Scriptures and philosophy.
Watch »
The Saints: Our Heavenly Friends
A wonderful way to help children better understand who the saints are and why they are so very important. Learn about the wonderful comfort, encouragement, and help given through those who serve God in His Heavenly Kingdom.
Watch »
Sign in to FORMED. Watch the movies anywhere, anytime on iPhone, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku ®.
A Thanksgiving Message from Our Bishop

Life is a beautiful succession of seasons. That’s what is on Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama’s mind this fall as he enjoys the brilliant, varied colors of leaves and anticipates the Thanksgiving holiday. In this video, he encourages viewers to slow down and examine how they can discover beauty in every day of their lives. Spring brings flowers, summer is known for vacation, fall invites us to see the yellows and reds of nature, and winter is a time of rest. Listen as Bishop Luis explains how blessings and God’s hands are always there in each season. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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:
November 25, 26, 27, 29
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
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:
  • Thursday, December 2 at 6 p.m. (full-day PreK to Grade 8)
  • 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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Mother Teresa Catholic Church of Cary · 10030 Green Level Church Road · Suite 802, #1092 · Cary, NC 27519 · USA

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