Diocese of Toledo, Ohio

From the Pastor

From the Pastor

Proactive Parish Efforts to Evangelize or Witness to the Gospel

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 6/01/15

In the pastoral article for last weekend’s bulletin, I focused upon ways in which we might witness to our Faith in the Lord as individuals. Inasmuch as we belong to the Lord as members of the faith community that we call the Church, we are also called to witness ... Read More »

Witnessing to Our Faith

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 6/01/15

   Let’s picture ourselves in the following situation. You or I have worked in a given setting for a number of years. Inevitably, the topic of religion comes up in our conversation with others. For example, someone in our family dies and funeral arrangements need to be made. People ... Read More »

Entering the High School Graduation Season

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 6/01/15

  Graduating from high school marks a significant turning point in our lives. On the one hand, we chomp at the bit to get on with our lives. We crave to be out on our own. We look forward to find our rightful place in this world as adults. ... Read More »

A Mothers' Day Tribute to the Mother of Us All

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 5/10/15

   A distinctive feature about Roman Catholic spirituality is that it acknowledges and honors both the masculine and feminine expressions of our humanity. On the one hand, it was in the man, Jesus, that God fully put Himself into our shoes. And yet, apart from the cooperation and participation ... Read More »

A Reflection for First Communion Weekend

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 5/05/15

   A wholesome habit that we learn as we grow up is that of washing our hands before we eat a meal. A nourishing meal that we share with others is designed to strengthen and support us for play and for work. If we don’t properly cleanse our hands before ... Read More »


Posted by Deborah Dubois on 4/28/15

   We live in a very function-driven society. As an illustration of this, much of the time when we get together with others, we have an agenda. We have a task or goal to accomplish or we have some need to be met. Oftentimes, when we’ve accomplished what we had ... Read More »


Posted by Deborah Dubois on 4/15/15

Next Sunday, April 26th, we will celebrate the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick within the Sunday Mass at 2:00 p.m. at Resurrection Parish, Lexington. Fr. Jim Sanford from Shelby will come to help administer this Sacrament and the Eucharist. Persons who attend this Mass are requested to ... Read More »


Posted by Deborah Dubois on 4/11/15

   Our Lord’s Rising from the dead frees us to face the reality of our own deaths and that of our loved ones in a proactive manner. Ways in which we might prepare for death include the following. First, we might plan to make out a will. Hopefully, this would ... Read More »

Where Do We Go From Here?

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 4/06/15

   Hopefully, this is the most upbeat weekend of the year. The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ offers all of us the basis for living with confidence and hope.      Living in this world parallels the arrival and passing away of the seasons of the year. Spring is ... Read More »

Chrism Mass

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 3/28/15

THE ANNUAL CHRISM MASS-A BRIDGE BETWEEN THE DIOCESAN FAITH COMMUNITY & OUR LOCAL PARISH FAITH COMMUNITIES- A highlight during Holy Week in which most persons do not have the opportunity to participate is the annual Chrism Mass. The Bishop serves as the main concelebrant of this Mass during Holy ... Read More »


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