Diocese of Toledo, Ohio

2016 archive of From the Pastor

2016 archive of From the Pastor

A Standing Welcome to All!

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 12/18/16

   People travel to our State for a variety of reasons. Two events that drew persons to Ohio during the present year were the Republican National Convention in July, and more recently, the World Series in baseball. We are all drawn to that which we perceive to be significant. ... Read More »

Receiving & Extending a Gift that Continues to Give

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 12/14/16

   During this time of the year, many of us think about gifts that we can give to persons about whom we care. An on-going gift that all of us can offer to others is that of the best version of ourselves. We’ve been created and redeemed to live ... Read More »

Communion Services

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 12/14/16

BISHOP THOMAS’S THINKING AND POLICY ABOUT COMMUNION SERVICES:    Recently, I, Fr. Beaver, was asked to review our Diocesan policy in regard to holding Communion Services on days on which a priest is not available to celebrate Masses on weekdays in a given parish.      I will share ... Read More »

A Built-In Opportunity to Witness to Our Faith

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 12/05/16

   This coming Thursday, December 8th, we, as Church, will be observing the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of our Blessed Mother. For all Catholics, there is as serious a responsibility to participate at Mass for this occasion as there is to come to Mass each weekend. Masses for this ... Read More »

Advent-The Start of a New Church Year

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 11/27/16

At the beginning of a new calendar year, a number of us are inclined to make resolutions, namely styles of behavior that enable us to work toward the goal of becoming our best selves.

As we begin a new church year this weekend, I invite us to make spiritual ... Read More »

Thanksgiving is Thanksliving

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 11/19/16

   A saying with which many of us are familiar runs as follows: “And this too shall pass…” At certain times, especially when we are hurting or suffering, this saying is received as good news. We each look forward to relief from pain and hardship. At other times, the ... Read More »

Relating God's Mercy to Our Sexual Orientation

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 11/14/16

   A neat feature about each of us is that we are sexual beings. Let’s look at the gift of our sexual attraction under the perspective of God’s plan to redeem all persons. Regardless of whether we are attracted sexually to persons of the opposite sex or to persons of ... Read More »

Suggested Prayer Topics for the Coming Election Day, November 8th

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 11/06/16

   At this point, we do not yet know who is to be elected to serve as our United States President for the next four years. I most highly recommend that we commend the election process to the Lord in prayer. Let’s first of all pray that all who are ... Read More »

Counseling the Doubtful

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 10/31/16

   During the present Jubilee Year of Mercy in our Diocese, we are focusing on the Spiritual Works of Mercy. This weekend, our attention is directed to our mission to Counsel the Doubtful.    We cannot share with others what we ourselves don’t have. If we doubt our own value and ... Read More »

Continuing to Express Our Vibrancy as a Parish Faith Community

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 10/23/16

    What a blessing it was earlier this month that Resurrection Parish was able to host the Mission entitled, “The Holy Year of Mercy.” No one is to be excluded from receiving the Lord’s mercy. The Lord counts on each of us to extend His mercy in the settings ... Read More »


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