Diocese of Toledo, Ohio

From the Pastor

From the Pastor

Dec 26th/27th Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Bessemer on 12/26/20

Dear Friends,

            Merry Christmas! As you read this, we have passed December 25, and that means that the Christmas season has just begun! We will celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, the Epiphany, and the Baptism of the Lord; this weekend we celebrate the Holy Family ... Read More »

December 19th/20th Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Bessemer on 12/18/20

Dear Friends,

            As of the time I am writing this bulletin letter, Richland County is in a Level 4 (purple) Health Advisory. I have been asked if we will continue to celebrate Holy Mass publicly with such a designation. Guidance from the Diocese of Toledo, as was my ... Read More »

Bulletin Article December 12th/13th

Posted by Sara Bessemer on 12/16/20

Dear Friends,

            Rejoice! This is the watchword of this Third Sunday of Advent, typical referred to as Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete is a Latin word meaning “rejoice!” There is a reason for joy and rejoicing: we are at the midway point of Advent, Christmas is close, our Savior is ... Read More »

Bulletin Article Dec. 5/6

Posted by Sara Bessemer on 12/04/20

Dear Friends,

            John the Baptist is one of the towering figures in the season of Advent. He is, as we heard Isaiah quoted in today's passage from the Gospel of St. Mark, “a voice of one crying out in the desert,” preparing the way of the Lord. As ... Read More »

Bulletin Article Nov. 28/29

Posted by Sara Bessemer on 12/04/20

Dear Friends,

            We enter into the season of Advent. It is the beginning of a new year within the Church's liturgical calendar. It is a time of preparation for Christmas, with that preparation sometimes dominated by shopping, wrapping gifts, baking and cooking, sending Christmas cards, gathering for parties. ... Read More »

Bulletin Article Nov. 21/22

Posted by Sara Bessemer on 11/22/20

Dear Friends, God allows us to be disappointed in order that we may turn back to Him. These were words I shared last week. The disappointments we experience in life are many and varied: in relationships and friendships, in job and career, in health, in hopes, plans, dreams, and ... Read More »

Dissapointments and Blessings

Posted by Barb Weaver on 11/09/20

Dear Friends,

            I was listening to a radio program a few weeks ago hosted by my Latin professor from seminary. During the program, he stated that God allows us to be disappointed in order that we may turn back to Him. Each one of us has plans, dreams, ... Read More »

Bulletin Article Nov 7/8

Posted by Sara Bessemer on 11/07/20

Dear Friends,

            I am writing this letter before Election Day, so there are three things I know will be true when you read this. Regardless of who is elected, Jesus Christ is Lord. Regardless of who is elected, God continues to hold us in His hands. Regardless of ... Read More »

Deliver us from evil part 2

Posted by Barb Weaver on 10/27/20

Dear Friends,

            “Deliver us from evil.” Even though we reflected upon this last week, it's worth revisiting it again. Since we discussed the evils we face individually, we can look at some other ways that the enemy of human nature attempts to mar, distort, and destroy the image ... Read More »

Pope Francis' comments in a recent documentary film

Posted by Barb Weaver on 10/22/20

Comments recently opined by Pope Francis regarding same-sex unions have fueled a firestorm of response. Having received a deluge of questions from parishioners and priests who trying to make sense of what he said in only the first 24 hours, I humbly offer these clarifying points. Church teaching has ... Read More »

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