Diocese of Toledo, Ohio

December 2020 archive of From the Pastor

December 2020 archive of From the Pastor

Dec 26th/27th Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Bessemer on 12/26/20

Dear Friends,

            Merry Christmas! As you read this, we have passed December 25, and that means that the Christmas season has just begun! We will celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, the Epiphany, and the Baptism of the Lord; this weekend we celebrate the Holy Family ... Read More »

December 19th/20th Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Bessemer on 12/18/20

Dear Friends,

            As of the time I am writing this bulletin letter, Richland County is in a Level 4 (purple) Health Advisory. I have been asked if we will continue to celebrate Holy Mass publicly with such a designation. Guidance from the Diocese of Toledo, as was my ... Read More »

Bulletin Article December 12th/13th

Posted by Sara Bessemer on 12/16/20

Dear Friends,

            Rejoice! This is the watchword of this Third Sunday of Advent, typical referred to as Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete is a Latin word meaning “rejoice!” There is a reason for joy and rejoicing: we are at the midway point of Advent, Christmas is close, our Savior is ... Read More »

Bulletin Article Dec. 5/6

Posted by Sara Bessemer on 12/04/20

Dear Friends,

            John the Baptist is one of the towering figures in the season of Advent. He is, as we heard Isaiah quoted in today's passage from the Gospel of St. Mark, “a voice of one crying out in the desert,” preparing the way of the Lord. As ... Read More »

Bulletin Article Nov. 28/29

Posted by Sara Bessemer on 12/04/20

Dear Friends,

            We enter into the season of Advent. It is the beginning of a new year within the Church's liturgical calendar. It is a time of preparation for Christmas, with that preparation sometimes dominated by shopping, wrapping gifts, baking and cooking, sending Christmas cards, gathering for parties. ... Read More »

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