Diocese of Toledo, Ohio

From the Pastor

From the Pastor

Who art in Heaven

Posted by Barb Weaver on 9/01/20

Dear Friends,

            Looking at the difficulties and challenges we face—as individuals, as families, as a country, as a church—we are reminded all the more of the importance of prayer. Because of that, I continue exploring the prayer taught by our Lord Jesus Christ when His disciples asked Him ... Read More »

Our Father (continued)

Posted by Barb Weaver on 8/21/20

Dear Friends,

            I'll begin by relaying some information Bishop Thomas sent to all pastors and parishes. The first piece of information is that the dispensation from the obligation to Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation continues until further notice, meaning there is no obligation to go to ... Read More »

Our Father

Posted by Barb Weaver on 8/10/20

Dear Friends,

            August 15 is the solemnity of the Assumption of Mary and is usually a holy day of obligation, but because it falls on a Saturday this year, there is no obligation. Nevertheless, we still ask Mary, Queen of Heaven, to pray for us, now and always! ... Read More »

Amazing Parish!

Posted by Barb Weaver on 8/07/20

Dear Friends,

            Last month, my bulletin column discussed our parishes beginning to engage the Amazing Parish movement. As I believe I mentioned last month, Amazing Parish strives to empower pastors to be better leaders and shepherds of parishes through the creation of a Parish Leadership Team (PLT, for ... Read More »

GUIDELINES for returning to Mass

Posted by Barb Weaver on 5/13/20

Dear Friends,

            Our bishop, Bishop Daniel Thomas, recently published guidelines about returning to Mass. As of right now, the plan is to return Sunday Masses on the weekend of May 30-31, as we celebrate the great and tremendous Solemnity of Pentecost. We will actually have a soft opening ... Read More »

Peace Through Suffering

Posted by Barb Weaver on 5/12/20

            “Suffering has to come because if you look at the cross, He [Jesus] has his head bending down: He wants to kiss you, and He has both hands open wide: He wants to embrace you. He has His heart opened wide to receive you. Then when you feel ... Read More »

God wants to dwell in us!

Posted by Barb Weaver on 5/11/20

            When hosting guests in our homes, we usually work to ensure a hospitable, gracious, and comfortable stay. Jesus says in today's gospel reading from St. John's Gospel (14:21-26), “We [the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] will come to him and make our dwelling with him.” God wants to ... Read More »

THE only way

Posted by Barb Weaver on 5/08/20

            Some professional athletes and other graduates of Ohio State like to emphasize they went to THE Ohio State University—and detractors like ridiculing the emphasis on THE. Definite articles such as “the” make a big difference.

            “Ego sum via, veritas, et vita.” These are words found in the ... Read More »

Bread of Life

Posted by Barb Weaver on 4/29/20

            Anyone who has grown up in a large family with a tight budget knows of the importance finding ways to make food go a long way. Sometimes one has to get creative doing that, but what is perhaps a common way to make food go a long way? ... Read More »

Father Matt video message update

Posted by Barb Weaver on 4/28/20

April 28 Update from Fr. Matt


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