Diocese of Toledo, Ohio

May 2020 archive of From the Pastor

May 2020 archive of From the Pastor

GUIDELINES for returning to Mass

Posted by Barb Weaver on 5/13/20

Dear Friends,

            Our bishop, Bishop Daniel Thomas, recently published guidelines about returning to Mass. As of right now, the plan is to return Sunday Masses on the weekend of May 30-31, as we celebrate the great and tremendous Solemnity of Pentecost. We will actually have a soft opening ... Read More »

Peace Through Suffering

Posted by Barb Weaver on 5/12/20

            “Suffering has to come because if you look at the cross, He [Jesus] has his head bending down: He wants to kiss you, and He has both hands open wide: He wants to embrace you. He has His heart opened wide to receive you. Then when you feel ... Read More »

God wants to dwell in us!

Posted by Barb Weaver on 5/11/20

            When hosting guests in our homes, we usually work to ensure a hospitable, gracious, and comfortable stay. Jesus says in today's gospel reading from St. John's Gospel (14:21-26), “We [the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] will come to him and make our dwelling with him.” God wants to ... Read More »

THE only way

Posted by Barb Weaver on 5/08/20

            Some professional athletes and other graduates of Ohio State like to emphasize they went to THE Ohio State University—and detractors like ridiculing the emphasis on THE. Definite articles such as “the” make a big difference.

            “Ego sum via, veritas, et vita.” These are words found in the ... Read More »


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