Diocese of Toledo, Ohio

2023 archive of From the Pastor

2023 archive of From the Pastor

December 2/3 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 12/01/23

Dear Parishioners,

Christmas is only three weeks away! It is easy for the weeks to pass quickly as we shop for gifts, prepare for guests, and plan our meals. However, be sure to create some time and space to listen, reflect, and pray. Setting aside 20-30 minutes to do ... Read More »

Nov 25/26 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 11/21/23

Dear Parishioners,

Hopefully you had a wonderful time with family and friends in celebrating Thanksgiving the last few days.  It seems that we are busy with so many things that we hardly have time to enjoy some rest and relaxation.  That certainly is the case for me and probably ... Read More »

November 18/19 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 11/17/23

From the Pastor:


As you know, this Thursday is Thanksgiving Day, one of the most popular holidays of the year. The “First Thanksgiving” was celebrated by the pilgrims in 1621 after their first harvest.  There were 53 pilgrims and 90 Native Americans celebrating together. They had much for ... Read More »

November 11/12 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 11/10/23

Dear Parishioners,

Saturday of this weekend is Veterans Day, a time for us to be appreciative and thankful for the many men and women who served our country through the Armed Forces. We need to be grateful to those who make personal sacrifices for the greater good of our ... Read More »

November 4/5 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 11/02/23

Dear Parishioners,

You might find it interesting to know that for many of the ancient Greek and Roman philosophers, democratic forms of government were not thought to be the best form of governing. This wasn’t because of a lack of understanding. The Greeks are the very people who invented ... Read More »

October 28/29 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 10/25/23

Dear Parishioners,

This week the Church celebrates All Saints (holy day of obligation) and All Souls on Wednesday and Thursday. Please check this bulletin for Mass times because they will be different from the normal weekday schedule. These feast days help us look more deeply into the Church’s teaching about Heaven ... Read More »

October 21/22 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 10/19/23

From the Pastor:

In my reflection last week on the violence in the Holy Land, and society in general, I mentioned several times that it was connected to the misuse of human freedom. We see that in the very first pages of the Bible with Adam and Eve, and ... Read More »

October 14/15 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 10/13/23

From the Pastor:

One of the news headlines this past week was, “In a world where might determines right, the innocent aren’t spared.” The news article was written in response to the killing of Israeli citizens by the Hamas terrorists. Especially disturbing in the Palestinian terror attack was the ... Read More »

October 7/8 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 10/05/23

In our scripture readings this weekend, both from the prophet Isaiah and the Gospel of Matthew, we hear of the landowner with the vineyard. In each of these God is showing us the path to the fullness of life. As each of us knows, there are many distractions and temptations ... Read More »

September 30/October 1 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 10/02/23

As we Ohioans are nearing a general election next month (Nov. 7), it is good to be reminded of two things. The first is the importance of being involved in the political process and the second are the two issues that Ohio voters will decide. The first is a ... Read More »


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