Diocese of Toledo, Ohio

From the Pastor

From the Pastor

July 30th/31st Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 7/29/22

I grew up in the country six miles north of Attica, Ohio, in a rural farm setting where my parents still live.  My dad worked for the railroad and my mom stayed at home to take care of us children. Her doing so was a great gift to us even though ... Read More »

July 23rd/24th Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 7/20/22


Hello, parishioners of St. Peter, Resurrection, and St. Mary of the Snows!

I am writing to introduce myself to all three parishes officially. Although I have been serving this wonderful community for just over two years, there are still many of you I have yet to meet. So ... Read More »

July 16th/17th Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 7/20/22

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Thank you for welcoming me to the Lexington and Mansfield area Catholic parishes of Resurrection, St. Mary of the Snows, and St. Peter. Working alongside Fr. Miller, our pastor, and Fr. Kevin gives me joy, enrichment, and enthusiasm. I am grateful to be here!

My name is Father Kishore Kottana, the oldest of five children. My brother, my three sisters, and I are two years apart, one from the other. We had a wholesome childhood. As a family, we went to Mass every ... Read More »

July 9th/10th Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 7/11/22

July 10, 2022

From the Pastor:                                                      

Thanks to everyone from our three parishes who welcomed us priests last weekend at the Masses. Your goodness and kindness were much appreciated and is inspiring to us. We look forward to continuing to meet new parishioners at each of our three locations. ... Read More »

July 2nd/3rd Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 6/29/22

From the Pastor:                                                       

Greetings to all the parishioners of St. Mary, St. Peter, and Resurrection parishes. God’s blessings to each of you!

Like many other parishes throughout our diocese, this weekend brings changes. For some, the newness is with their priest(s), and for others it is the twinning or ... Read More »

June 25th/26th Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 6/22/22

Dear Friends,

            The last episode of the sitcom Seinfeld garnered a huge amount of attention and hype. Seinfeld had been the top rated show for a couple of years, and it came as a surprise when Jerry Seinfeld willingly chose to bring the show to an end. The ... Read More »

June 18th/19th Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 6/17/22

Dear Friends,

            In the Church, we celebrate today the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, the Body (and Blood) of Christ. Originally, Corpus Christi was celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday (and in many parts of the world, it is probably still celebrated on a Thursday), and in many ... Read More »

June 11th/12th Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 6/10/22

Dear Friends,

            As we roll quickly through this month of June, the month of the Sacred Heart, I want to inform you that I will be away for a little bit of time this upcoming week to attend a summit with Fr. Phil Smith, the Director of Vocations, ... Read More »

June 4th/5th Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 6/03/22

Dear Friend,

            We are 50 days after the great Paschal feast of the Resurrection of our Lord at Easter, and now we celebrate the tremendous Solemnity of Pentecost! This solemnity had once been so revered and elevated that before the Second Vatican Council there was an Octave of ... Read More »

May 28th/29th Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 5/27/22

Dear Friends,

            We celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord this weekend. We read in the first chapter of the Acts of the Apostles that 40 days after Easter Jesus went up into Heaven, where He is seated at the right hand of the Father. For ... Read More »


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