Diocese of Toledo, Ohio

2024 archive of From the Pastor

2024 archive of From the Pastor

February 17/18 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 2/19/24

ear Parishioner, You should have recently received a letter in the mail from the diocese regarding the Annual Catholic Appeal. As you recall, this time each year our Bishop asks for donations to help with funding the daily spiritual needs of our diocese. The work of all the people in the ... Read More »

February 10/11 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 2/12/24

Hopefully this past week you have been putting together your spiritual plan for Lent. As I mentioned here last week, the fruitfulness of this holy season depends on how well you developed your spiritual plan and how well you follow it. Each of us needs to challenge ourselves to ... Read More »

February 3/4 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 2/02/24

From the Pastor:

Lent begins just over a week from now. Although we may not be excited about this, it is good to remember that Lent is the most important preparation time of the year. The forty days of intensified prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are how we become more ... Read More »

January 27/28 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 1/25/24

Dear Parishioner,

This past week was a definite reminder that winter can still impose its harshness even during an El Nino year like the one we’re having. Cold and snow are part of living in northern Ohio. Personally, I enjoy it and find it refreshing, but I’m still young ... Read More »

January 20/21 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 1/19/24

Dear Parishioner,

This past week was a definite reminder that winter can still impose its harshness even during an El Nino year like the one we’re having. Cold and snow are part of living in northern Ohio. Personally, I enjoy it and find it refreshing, but I’m still young ... Read More »

January 13/14 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 1/12/24

Dear Parishioners,

This week we take a final look into Pope Francis’ latest teaching on blessings. But before doing that, please remember that “news” sources are rarely unbiased organizations seeking the greater good of humanity. We need to keep this in mind even when we go to our favorite ... Read More »

January 6/7 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 1/08/24

Dear Parishioners,

In my bulletin column last week, I provided the first steps for understanding what exactly Pope Francis is saying and not saying regarding blessing of “irregular unions” of couples. If you didn’t read it, I encourage you to do so to better understand Pope Francis in general, ... Read More »

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