Browsing From the Pastor

Providing for Security at Masses and at Other Parish Events

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/18/18

    The more recent shootings at a church in Texas challenge us to look at the matter of providing for the safety of all who gather for Masses and for other parish events and activities.    It seems that there are two extremes that we would hopefully want to ... Read More »

Lent Starts This Coming Wednesday, February 14

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/11/18

  The Christian Faith centers around the Events of the Sufferings, Death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, which we refer to as the Paschal Mystery. In and through these Saving Events, we are offered the forgiveness of all our sins and the continuing opportunity to realize in ... Read More »

Announcing the Inevitable

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/03/18

   As many are aware, in the Diocese of Toledo, priests are normally appointed to serve as Pastors for a term of six years. The term for a pastor is often renewed once. Normally after serving for twelve years as a pastor in a given parish or parishes, the ... Read More »

Holy Communion from the Cup

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/03/18

  As an effort to minimize the possibility of transmitting the flu and other harmful viruses, we will refrain from distributing the Cup at our Masses during the months of February and March. At the Masses at which a Deacon is scheduled to exercise his ministry, as an ordinary ... Read More »

National Catholic Schools Week Occurs this Week

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/28/18

   Regardless of how parents choose to provide for the faith formation of their children, we all have a common mission: 1) to celebrate the Good News of God’s redeeming love for us and for all people in Jesus Christ; 2) to appreciate that the Faith that we celebrate ... Read More »

Renewing Our Motivation to Safeguard the Lives of All Persons, Including the Unborn

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/21/18

   The Masses for this weekend are being celebrated between two significant national observances: the March for Life in Washington, D.C. and the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, which is to occur on Monday, January 22nd.     The struggle to protect the lives of unborn ... Read More »

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/15/18

THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY starts this coming Thursday, January 18th, and runs through Thursday, January 25th.    Many of us come from and/or live in families in which family members identify themselves with different Christian faith communities. Shortly before He died, our Lord earnestly prayed for oneness in faith and ... Read More »

Taking Stock of Ourselves in the Light of Our Faith

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/07/18

   As we begin a new calendar year, its wholesome to ask ourselves the direction toward which we are headed with our lives. We are each closer to our eternal destiny than we’ve ever been before.    In and with the Birth of Jesus, God has given His all for ... Read More »

An Exercise in Stewardship

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/02/18

   Recently, a letter was sent out to the various groups and ministries in our Parish, inviting them to pray, to reflect upon, and to submit items for our upcoming 2018-2019 parish budget. In and  of itself, money is one of the most mundane realities with which we all ... Read More »

Christmas Week: A Time to Let Go...A Time to Let God

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 12/27/17

   As I was growing up, I was an avid hockey fan. Every Saturday night was Hockey Night in Canada. Living in Detroit, we had ready access to Canadian radio and television stations. Each Sat. evening, the Toronto Maple Leafs hosted a game at Maple Leaf Gardens. A certain ... Read More »