Diocese of Toledo, Ohio

August 2016 archive of From the Pastor

August 2016 archive of From the Pastor

A Letter to Students and their Families

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 8/21/16

   This is the time of the year when students of all ages face the reality of returning to school/home schooling. This prospect can be frightening for students. In many cases, we’ve been fed the notion that more will be expected of us during the coming school year. We can ... Read More »

Envisioning the Worth of it All

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 8/14/16

   This Monday, August 15th, the Church observes the Solemnity of the Assumption of our Blessed Mother, Mary, into heaven. Because this Solemnity falls on Monday, it is not obligatory for Catholics to participate at Mass for this Holy Day in 2016.    What a blessing this Solemnity can be ... Read More »

Witnessing to Our Faith in Death as Well as in Life

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 8/07/16

 Most of us don’t like to talk about death, even though from childhood this reality is in the back of our minds. As a result of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead, God assures us that He is not through with us when we die. ... Read More »

Accepting a Gracious Offer

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 8/01/16

   Gathering to celebrate expresses what is at the heart of living. Sometimes, we honor persons in a celebration because of what they have done or accomplished.    Observing a birthday holds a unique place among the occasions on which we come together to celebrate. We never outgrow the desire ... Read More »


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