Diocese of Toledo, Ohio

January 2021 archive of From the Pastor

January 2021 archive of From the Pastor

January 30th/31st Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Bessemer on 1/26/21

Dear Friends,

            I am probably late in bringing this to your attention, but there have been other topics and issues to share and discuss. Pope Francis declared a Year of St. Joseph, which began back on December 8, 2020 and will conclude on December 8, 2021. This Year ... Read More »

January 23rd/24th Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Bessemer on 1/19/21

Dear Friends,

            The problems of our era are not political, no matter what you may hear. The problems of our era are spiritual. I recently read these words of the great Patrick Henry: “It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.” In addition to ... Read More »

January 16th/17th Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Bessemer on 1/13/21

Dear Friends,

            Thank you for your birthday wishes and greetings! While sadly I wasn't with you to celebrate Mass, it was a great birthday: the Browns beat the Steelers to win their first playoff game since the 1994 season (a Wild Card game against the Patriots on New ... Read More »

January 9th/10th Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Bessemer on 1/13/21

Dear Friends,

            Thank you to everyone who decorated our parishes beautifully for Christmas and to everyone who helped in some way to help with Christmas Masses. Obviously, the weather made things difficult on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and yet, the Masses were still beautiful, and we worshipped ... Read More »

Jan 2nd/3rd Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Bessemer on 1/02/21

Dear Friends,

            I want to say thank you to everyone who sent me Christmas cards and to everyone who gave me cookies and other gifts. You are all so kind, thoughtful, and generous. I am deeply appreciative of how you remembered me this Christmas. Thank you!

            As ... Read More »

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