Diocese of Toledo, Ohio

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From the Pastor

Channeling Our Relational Energy

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 7/31/18

   Whenever the Lord calls upon us to do that which is challenging, He always offers us the grace that enables us to do that which is pleasing to Him. Regardless of our marital status, a gift that the Lord has entrusted to each of us is that of ... Read More »

Happy 50th Anniversary to the Permanent Diaconate!

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 7/15/18

The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of one of the great successes of the Second Vatican Council: the renewal of the diaconate as a permanent ministry of the Church. From zero permanent deacons in 1968, there are over 18,500 men today who have been ordained for non-stipend service ... Read More »

When it is Hurtful & When it is a Blessing to Receive Holy Communion

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 7/08/18

    As Catholics, the Eucharist is at the hub and the heart of our faith-life. Christ offers Himself to us in a unique way in Holy Communion. If the reception of Communion is to benefit us individually and the Body of Christ as a whole of which we ... Read More »

Vacation Time Reveals an Alarming Addiction

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 7/01/18

    Most of us, at least in theory, look forward to vacation time. We want to get away from our normal routine of activities.

   As important and as necessary as are our cell phones and other communication devices, we can become enslaved to these. Like many others, I ... Read More »


Posted by Deborah Dubois on 6/24/18


   What a blessing it is to gather for Mass with our Bishop, Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas! After Mass, Bishop will bless our newly-developed outdoor Stations of the Cross/ Prayer Garden at Resurrection Parish. We are most grateful to Bishop Thomas and for all who ... Read More »

The Difference Between Reacting and Responding

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 6/18/18

    We all know what it means to react. For many of us, we begin the day by reacting to an alarm clock that goes off. We react to the weather by dressing accordingly. We react to getting bills by paying them in a timely way. Many of ... Read More »

Making the Most of That Which Limits Us

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 6/11/18

  A fact of life with which we all have to live is that of our limitedness. Three limitations to which we all are subject are those of time, our desires and our abilities.

   In and with the Birth of Jesus, God comes to take upon Himself and to ... Read More »

Is it Time for a Spritual Check-Up?

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 6/03/18

   It’s heartening to note the number of persons who celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation shortly before Christmas and before Easter. I sense that the frequency with which this Sacrament is celebrated during these two seasons is directly related to the abundance of generosity and good will that are ... Read More »

We Are All In this Together

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 5/27/18

    What a wonderful weekend this is for our Diocese! This Saturday, May 26th, the following three men were ordained to the Priesthood for the Diocese of Toledo: Kyle Gase, Scott Perry and Andrew Wellmann. Ten years ago, Fr. Eric Culler, a son of Resurrection Parish, was ordained ... Read More »

A Message of Hope and Support for Our Graduating High School Seniors

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 5/20/18

   On behalf of the parishioners of St. Mary and Resurrection Parishes, I want to extend hearty congratulations to our young women and men who are graduating from high school this Spring. You are approaching a significant milestone in your lives.

   As Catholic Christians, our Faith offers us the ... Read More »


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