Diocese of Toledo, Ohio

From the Pastor

From the Pastor

October 21/22 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 10/19/23

From the Pastor:

In my reflection last week on the violence in the Holy Land, and society in general, I mentioned several times that it was connected to the misuse of human freedom. We see that in the very first pages of the Bible with Adam and Eve, and ... Read More »

October 14/15 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 10/13/23

From the Pastor:

One of the news headlines this past week was, “In a world where might determines right, the innocent aren’t spared.” The news article was written in response to the killing of Israeli citizens by the Hamas terrorists. Especially disturbing in the Palestinian terror attack was the ... Read More »

October 7/8 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 10/05/23

In our scripture readings this weekend, both from the prophet Isaiah and the Gospel of Matthew, we hear of the landowner with the vineyard. In each of these God is showing us the path to the fullness of life. As each of us knows, there are many distractions and temptations ... Read More »

September 30/October 1 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 10/02/23

As we Ohioans are nearing a general election next month (Nov. 7), it is good to be reminded of two things. The first is the importance of being involved in the political process and the second are the two issues that Ohio voters will decide. The first is a ... Read More »

September 23/24 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 9/22/23

Last week I shared here the first in a series of reflections on love. I mentioned our desire to love and be loved is not present in us because of our own doing but because God intentionally created us this way. God's understanding of love is much greater than ... Read More »

September 16/17 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 9/15/23

What separates humans from all other life here on earth is our desire to love and be loved. Unique to us is our capacity to love, which is present in us not because of our own doing, but because God intentionally created us this way. This is what is ... Read More »

September 9/10 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 9/08/23

September 10, 2023

From the Pastor and Bishop Thomas:               

It’s been just over a year since our three parishes began the diocesan Living Christ capital campaign, and just over half a year since we officially concluded it here locally. Thankfully, each of our parishes have been receiving their share ... Read More »

September 2/3 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 9/06/23

 

The following is a condensed version of an essay written by Msgr. Charles Fink, a former pastor and seminary spiritual director of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY:

St. Dominic is often quoted as saying, “A man who governs his passions is master of the world. We must either ... Read More »

Aug 26/27 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 8/25/23

Dear Parishioners,

This week please invite another person to the Catholic Church. This might seem like a bold request on my part but most adults become part of the Catholic Church because someone invited them to do so. However, before doing anything, pray to God for insight as to ... Read More »

August 19/20 Bulletin Article

Posted by Sara Freed on 8/18/23

From the Pastor:

You may remember not too long ago of how Pope Benedict XVI would often be seen wearing red leather shoes. The news media (sigh!) would subtly criticize him for doing so, suggesting he considered himself as royalty. However, Pope Benedict wasn’t trying to draw attention to ... Read More »

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