Diocese of Toledo, Ohio

2018 archive of From the Pastor

2018 archive of From the Pastor

Facing the Inevitable with Hope and Trust

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 9/12/18

   We all know in our minds that some day our loved ones and we are going to die. And yet, when death comes to our household, we are never fully prepared for this. In terms of its impact upon us, the death of persons who mean a lot ... Read More »

What is Alpha?

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 9/12/18

 What is Alpha?  Perhaps you have seen the signs or heard folks talking about it after Mass.   

Our Bishop Daniel Thomas answered this question in a letter last year where he expressed his support stating:

  “The Alpha program is based on welcome and hospitality, sharing and prayer.  Each session ... Read More »

The RCIA Process

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 8/26/18

BUILDING UPON DEACON AL’S ARTICLE ABOUT THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (R.C.I.A.) PROCESS FOR PERSONS WHO WANT TO EXPLORE THE CATHOLIC FAITH: The RCIA process offers non-Catholic persons an opportunity to explore the Catholic Faith. By the way, the sessions of this process are open to Catholic ... Read More »

Getting Ready to Return to School

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 8/22/18

    During this coming week or shortly thereafter, a number of children of all ages will be returning to school. Going to school offers an excellent opportunity to put our spirituality to work. The way in which we relate to the necessity of going to school is a ... Read More »

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 8/12/18

THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY IS TO BE OBSERVED THIS COMING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15TH:. Masses for this special observance are scheduled as follows:

on Tues., Aug. 14th, at Resurrection Parish at 7:00 p.m.; on Wed., Aug. 15th, at Resurrection Parish at 9:30 a.m. and at St. Mary Parish ... Read More »

The Challenging Nature of Preaching

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 8/06/18

   Preaching was the topic or theme of our Priests’ Convocation earlier this summer. Let’s look at what makes the opportunity to preach challenging. First off, people of all ages come to weekend Masses. Hopefully, the one who preaches will have a message that hits home for all who ... Read More »

Channeling Our Relational Energy

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 7/31/18

   Whenever the Lord calls upon us to do that which is challenging, He always offers us the grace that enables us to do that which is pleasing to Him. Regardless of our marital status, a gift that the Lord has entrusted to each of us is that of ... Read More »

Happy 50th Anniversary to the Permanent Diaconate!

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 7/15/18

The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of one of the great successes of the Second Vatican Council: the renewal of the diaconate as a permanent ministry of the Church. From zero permanent deacons in 1968, there are over 18,500 men today who have been ordained for non-stipend service ... Read More »

When it is Hurtful & When it is a Blessing to Receive Holy Communion

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 7/08/18

    As Catholics, the Eucharist is at the hub and the heart of our faith-life. Christ offers Himself to us in a unique way in Holy Communion. If the reception of Communion is to benefit us individually and the Body of Christ as a whole of which we ... Read More »

Vacation Time Reveals an Alarming Addiction

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 7/01/18

    Most of us, at least in theory, look forward to vacation time. We want to get away from our normal routine of activities.

   As important and as necessary as are our cell phones and other communication devices, we can become enslaved to these. Like many others, I ... Read More »


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