Diocese of Toledo, Ohio

2022 archive of From the Pastor

2022 archive of From the Pastor

May 21st/22nd Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 5/19/22

Dear Friends,

            I shared this at the end of Mass last weekend and thought it would be good to include this in writing for this weekend. Bishop Thomas has assigned Father Kishore Kottana as associate pastor at Resurrection Parish, St. Mary of the Snows Parish, and St. Peter ... Read More »

May 14th/15th Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 5/11/22

Dear Friends,

            I have had a number of people ask me about whether or not we will bring back a wider distribution of the Precious Blood at Mass. In the short time that I remain here, I do not plan on bringing back the distribution of the Precious ... Read More »

May 7th/8th Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 5/04/22

Dear Friends,

            Happy Mother’s Day to all of our moms, grandmothers, mother figures! Maybe we take for granted all that our moms and motherly figures do for us, especially when we were/are young, and there probably should be more than a day for mothers. Usually a house is ... Read More »

April 30th/May1st Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 4/27/22

Dear Friends,

            We enter into the month of May, which has traditionally been a month dedicated to our mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. As an aside, we dedicate other months to other people or mysteries of our Lord: March is dedicated to St. Joseph, June is dedicated to ... Read More »

April 23rd/24th Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 4/20/22

Dear Friends,

            Alleluia! Jesus is risen! Indeed, He is truly risen! Alleluia!

            Happy Quasimodo Sunday! Wait, what? Isn’t it Divine Mercy Sunday? Isn’t this the Second Sunday of Easter? Aren’t we still in the Octave of Easter, meaning that it’s still Easter? All of those are true, ... Read More »

April 16th/17th Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 4/18/22

Dear Friends,

                 Christ is risen! Alleluia! Indeed, He is truly risen! Alleluia! Alleluia!

                 As someone discovered recently and reminded me, St. Matthew is the patron saint of tax collectors, as he was a tax collector in his former life before called by Christ. He unsurprisingly is also ... Read More »

April 9th/10th Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 4/06/22

Dear Friends,

            We enter into Holy Week with Palm Sunday. It is officially called Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, and that’s why you may sometimes hear it also called Passion Sunday, in addition to the fact that we hear the account of the Passion of ... Read More »

April 2nd/3rd Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 4/01/22

Dear Friends,

            Last week, I began discussing the deadly sins, known as the capital sins, and gave them a brief bit of context based on the Purgatorio section of the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. Today, I want to pivot and discuss virtue before going ahead and delving ... Read More »

March 26th/27th Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 3/24/22

Dear Friends,  

            I have been informed that yet again people are posing as and impersonating me, sending emails and text messages asking “for a favor,” namely sending money and/or gift cards. As a reminder, I will never send an email or text asking for money or gift cards. ... Read More »

March 19th/20th Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 3/17/22

Dear Friends,

            We call this season Lent. Throughout most of the world, it is called the 40 Days—Quadregesima in Latin. One of the topics mentioned recently at RCIA was the Precepts of the Church. The Precepts of the Church are the bare minimum requirements for remaining a “practicing ... Read More »

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