Diocese of Toledo, Ohio

2023 archive of From the Pastor

2023 archive of From the Pastor

December 30/31 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 12/28/23

Im sure you heard the recent news about Pope Francis’s alleged approval for blessing gay unions. Many people have spoken to us priests, asking for clarity about what the pope is saying. Those who are making the necessary sacrifices to live chastely, especially those with same sex attraction, are ... Read More »

December 23/24 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 12/20/23

Dear Parishioners,

God’s blessing to you and your family this Christmas season. May you have the privilege of spending time with family and friends during this special time of year. May you have the even greater privilege of truly experiencing the real joy of Christmas this year – God! ... Read More »

December 16/17 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 12/12/23

Dear Parishioners,

Christmas is just a week away. Hopefully, in the busyness of the season, you are making room in your schedule for quiet prayer and reflection. Even if it is only fifteen minutes, you will find it is one of the best times of your day. For many, ... Read More »

December 9/10 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 12/12/23

As I write this, I'm still in Brooklyn, New York, with the religious sisters from the community of the Servants of the Lord. I've been with them a few days now and have been blessed far greater than I imagined. The food is simple and the accommodations even simpler in a monastery that is over ... Read More »

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 »


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