Diocese of Toledo, Ohio

2017 archive of From the Pastor

2017 archive of From the Pastor

Christmas Week: A Time to Let Go...A Time to Let God

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 12/27/17

   As I was growing up, I was an avid hockey fan. Every Saturday night was Hockey Night in Canada. Living in Detroit, we had ready access to Canadian radio and television stations. Each Sat. evening, the Toronto Maple Leafs hosted a game at Maple Leaf Gardens. A certain ... Read More »

Christmas & Home

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 12/18/17

   Of all of the holidays that we observe, perhaps the one that we most often associate with “being at home” is that of Christmas. We all yearn to be at home. For all of us at times, the Christmas Season is the most upbeat time of the year. For ... Read More »

Some Hopefully Helpful Hints About Praying

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 12/13/17

   St. Paul urged his listeners to pray without ceasing. He did not mean that we are meant to be on our knees at all times. His admonition suggests that prayer is a life style, that in which we allow the Lord’s friendship with us to influence each of ... Read More »

Two Distinctive Opportunities to Witness to Our Faith

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 12/04/17

   This coming Friday, December 8th, the Church invites and directs us to celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of our Blessed Mother. On this occasion, the Church highlights that God equipped Mary for the most awesome and challenging role that she was to play in the life of ... Read More »

Taking to Heart What is Offered

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 11/29/17

     I am grateful that there are a number of parishes in our area where people can gather to celebrate Mass on weekends. This is said because I assume that when Resurrection or St. Mary’ parishioners are not present at weekend Masses in our respective parishes, they are attending ... Read More »

A Goal Toward Which Living in the Spirit of Thanksgiving Directs Us

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 11/22/17

   We all have down times in our lives. Perhaps we wish that we could be in the shoes of others. From our vantage point, others seem to be so much better off than are we. They enjoy good health, are endowed with skills for which they are generously compensated, ... Read More »

Whetting our Appetites to Fight Against Pornography

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 11/12/17

   In September, our Diocese hosted a well-attended conference entitled, Reclaiming Hearts for Christ, “Exposing the Lie of Pornography.” Pornography gravely distorts the meaning and purpose of sex in our culture. Reports indicate that many Christians agree that pornography is a problem in their own homes. It has been ... Read More »

Purgatory: A Reality that is Consistent with Life as We Experience This

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 11/06/17

   During the month of November, our attention is drawn to a truth of our Faith that we profess in the Apostles’ Creed: “We believe in the communion of saints.” On All Saints’ Day, we honor the holy persons of all time who are now with the Lord in ... Read More »

Responding to an Alarming Trend

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 10/30/17

   A local funeral director recently shared with me that more and more people are doing nothing to publicly acknowledge and honor a family member who has died. He related that he and other funeral directors are receiving an increasing number of requests to just have the body of the ... Read More »

A Case for Participating in Eucharistic Adoration

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 10/22/17

   We live in a highly function-driven society. This has its proper place. We have tasks to perform for the common good in which we need what others have to offer and others rely upon what we have to contribute.     In our function driven world, we can slip into the ... Read More »


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