Join us at St. Mary's School for a tour of the school following Mass Sunday, August 21. Lunch will be served with donations to benefit the 6th grade Mohican trip.
Raffle ticket sales: As of Monday, August 15, 135 tickets sold with 365 remaining.
Looking for those wonderful dessert makers in our parish to provide desserts for our dinner. Dessert donations can be dropped off at the school kitchen Saturday, September 10, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is a journey that allows those who might wish to grow in their faith and those who might be looking to become Catholic to inquire and explore. If you would like to just update your faith or know of someone who might be interested at looking at the faith, call Barb Pifher at 419-347-2381 and leave a message. There is no commitment during this process - just to look and explore.
Have you ever wanted to share your faith with our youth, but were uncomfortable with taking on a teaching position in our Religious Education program? How about being a volunteer assistant for our group of Religious Education teachers? You would be able to enhance our teachers in classes for grades 1, 2, 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8. Take a moment, consider this opportunity, and call Laurie Metzger at the school, 419-342-2626 or the parish office, 419-347-2381
We look forward to an exciting year! Registrations have been mailed. If you have not received yours in the mail please contact the parish office. Any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me at 419-347-2381.
Wednesday evening schedule will be:
Children's Liturgy of the Word is held during the 10:30 am Mass, from September to May. At least two or three adult leaders are needed each week. Mothers of the children attending are asked to volunteer at least one Sunday a month. Please contact Barb Pifher.
The parishes of Most Pure Heart of Mary and St. Joseph are united in sadness at the untimely passing of Deacon Fred Stockmaster. Let us pray for the repose of the soul of Deacon Fred and offer our prayers and support to Sherry and their family.
To read Deacon Fred's obituary and leave a comment for his family please visit: Turner Funeral Home/Deacon Fred Stockmaster.
Our Catholic faith reminds us that praying for the dead should be a regular practice though we often forget this important Spiritual Work of Mercy.
In full consciousness of this communion of the whole Mystical Body of Jesus Christ, the Church in its pilgrim members, from the very earliest days of the Christian religion, has honored with great respect the memory of the dead; and 'because it is a holy and a wholesome thought to pray for the dead that they may be loosed from their sins' she offers her suffrages for them." Our prayer for them is capable not only of helping them, but also of making their intercession for us effective.- The Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 958.
To meet the needs of our local church the 2016 Annual Catholic Appeal Campaign is underway. The campaign goal is $2,800,000 and our parish goal is $25,000.
We can assure the continued existence of many important programs that help tens of thousands in our Diocese each year; education of our seminary students, care of the sick and needy are among them. Please respond generously when you are asked to make your pledge. For more information, visit the Diocesan website at ToledoDiocese.org/annual-catholic-appeal.
"The Jubilee of Mercy that Pope Francis has called, from December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016, is an Extraordinary Jubilee. Pope Francis called this particular Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy to direct our attention and actions "on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the Father's actions in our lives...a time when the witness of believers might grow stronger and more effective".
Visit the USCCB online to learn more: USCCB/jubileeofmercy.org
If you have a loved one or know of someone who is ill or in need of a pastoral visit with Father or someone from the Ministers of Care please contact the parish. The HIPPA Law prohibits hospitals from contacting the parish when someone is hospitalized. The office can be reached at 419-347-2381.