Diocese of Toledo, Ohio

2018 archive of From the Pastor

2018 archive of From the Pastor


Posted by Deborah Dubois on 6/24/18


   What a blessing it is to gather for Mass with our Bishop, Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas! After Mass, Bishop will bless our newly-developed outdoor Stations of the Cross/ Prayer Garden at Resurrection Parish. We are most grateful to Bishop Thomas and for all who ... Read More »

The Difference Between Reacting and Responding

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 6/18/18

    We all know what it means to react. For many of us, we begin the day by reacting to an alarm clock that goes off. We react to the weather by dressing accordingly. We react to getting bills by paying them in a timely way. Many of ... Read More »

Making the Most of That Which Limits Us

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 6/11/18

  A fact of life with which we all have to live is that of our limitedness. Three limitations to which we all are subject are those of time, our desires and our abilities.

   In and with the Birth of Jesus, God comes to take upon Himself and to ... Read More »

Is it Time for a Spritual Check-Up?

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 6/03/18

   It’s heartening to note the number of persons who celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation shortly before Christmas and before Easter. I sense that the frequency with which this Sacrament is celebrated during these two seasons is directly related to the abundance of generosity and good will that are ... Read More »

We Are All In this Together

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 5/27/18

    What a wonderful weekend this is for our Diocese! This Saturday, May 26th, the following three men were ordained to the Priesthood for the Diocese of Toledo: Kyle Gase, Scott Perry and Andrew Wellmann. Ten years ago, Fr. Eric Culler, a son of Resurrection Parish, was ordained ... Read More »

A Message of Hope and Support for Our Graduating High School Seniors

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 5/20/18

   On behalf of the parishioners of St. Mary and Resurrection Parishes, I want to extend hearty congratulations to our young women and men who are graduating from high school this Spring. You are approaching a significant milestone in your lives.

   As Catholic Christians, our Faith offers us the ... Read More »

A Unique Opportunity to Witness to Our Faith During the Week

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 5/12/18

   St. Mary School has a unique custom. Normally, when school is in session, the 3rd and 4th grade classes come to the Arbors at Mifflin Care Center when I celebrate Mass there to be with the residents who attend Mass. What an upbeat experience this is for the residents! A ... Read More »

Don't Spoil Your Supper!

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 5/07/18

   As I was growing up, I was blessed with two parents who enjoyed cooking. As the time approached when we were to sit down and eat, mom and dad would admonish my sister and me not to fill up on snack food. They didn’t want us to spoil ... Read More »

Winding Down & Winding Up

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 4/29/18

   There is a sense in which the year is winding down. Earlier this month, several youth from both Parishes celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation. Next weekend, May 5th & 6th, a number of children in both Parishes will be receiving Holy Communion for the first time. We are approaching ... Read More »

Hoped-for Fruits of our Parish Ministry Fairs

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 4/29/18

   As individuals, we belong to the Lord as members of that faith community which we call the Church. Hopefully, on a regular basis, we experience Church as members of a specific faith community, called a parish. While from time to time and for good reasons we attend Mass ... Read More »


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