Diocese of Toledo, Ohio

2021 archive of From the Pastor

2021 archive of From the Pastor

August 7/8th Bulletin Article

Posted by Mary Young on 8/03/21

Dear Friends,

After listing the linens, vessels, and vestments used at Mass, we now turn to what is happening during the Liturgy of the Eucharist. You may remember that prior to the quarantine and lockdown, we passed a collection basket around after the General Intercessions and then brought forward ... Read More »

July 31st/August 1st Bulletin Article

Posted by Mary Young on 7/27/21

Dear Friends,

Having discussed the Liturgy of the Word at Holy Mass, we now enter into the Liturgy of the Eucharist. I discussed that the Liturgy of the Word can be traced back to Ezra and the return to Jerusalem after exile in Babylon, along with the synagogue services ... Read More »

July 24th/25th Bulletin Article

Posted by Mary Young on 7/21/21

Dear Friends,

We are coming to the end of the Liturgy of the Word at Holy Mass. After listening to and pondering the readings from Sacred Scripture and homily, we stand for the Profession of Faith. This can be done through a renewal of baptismal promises, but is usually ... Read More »

July 17th/18th Bulletin Article

Posted by Mary Young on 7/13/21

Dear Friends,

Last week, I discussed the four Scriptural readings at Mass: the reading from the Old Testament, the Responsorial Psalm (often sung), the Epistle from the New Testament, and the Gospel. In doing this, we are following the outline of Mass for the earliest of Christians, as St. ... Read More »

July 10th/11th Bulletin Article

Posted by Mary Young on 7/07/21

Dear Friends,

After discussing the Sign of the Cross, the Penitential Act, the Gloria, and the Collect, we now arrive at the readings from Sacred Scripture. You may find it strange when I state there are not two readings but actually four readings. In addition to that, the Mass ... Read More »

July 3/4 bulletin article

Posted by Barb Weaver on 6/29/21

Dear Friends,

We began last week expounding upon the parts of Holy Mass, specifically the Sign of the Cross and the Penitential Act—maybe we will move through more this week! Before resuming where we left off, I think it's good for all of us to be reminded that God ... Read More »

June 26/27 bulletin article

Posted by Barb Weaver on 6/21/21

Dear Friends,

As we continue through this series on Holy Mass, thus far we have discussed five reasons we should attend Mass weekly, the overall nature of the Mass, and the general items concerning the fact that God has specified a manner in which to worship Him, that we ... Read More »

June 19/20 bulletin article

Posted by Mary Young on 6/15/21

Dear Friends,

Happy Father's Day! Blessings to all of our fathers, grandfathers, godfathers, father-figures, mentors, and yes, even our spiritual fathers—priests.

Last week, we pondered on the sacrificial nature of Holy Mass. We will dive into what we are doing at Mass, but first I want to address some ... Read More »

June 12th/13th Bulletin Article

Posted by Mary Young on 6/07/21

Dear Friends,

As we continue to explore and discuss Holy Mass, I encourage you to look back at last week's column providing five reasons, aside from obligation and Divine commandment, we should attend and participate weekly at Sunday Mass. This week, I simply want to provide a broad overview ... Read More »

June 5th/6th Bulletin Article

Posted by Mary Young on 6/01/21

Dear Friends,

We celebrate today the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, the Body (and Blood) of our Lord Jesus Christ, and what an appropriate time to call everyone back to the celebration of Sunday and Holy Day Masses. We celebrate today specifically the Real Presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, ... Read More »

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