A letter from Bishop Thomas, Rev. Joseph Szybka, Clergy Chair and our Pastor was sent out asking for your gift/pledge to support the ministries of the Diocese of Toledo. This mailing gives all registered parishioners an opportunity to contribute to the Appeal, especially those who are unable to attend Mass. Please give prayerful consideration to your level of support to help fund the essential ministries and services supported by the Appeal. To learn more about the appeal visit ToledoDiocese.org/annualcatholicappeal.
Blanket Sunday is this weekend. A $5.00 donation for each blanket will be sent to Church World Service. These funds provide many blankets for those in need after earthquakes, floods, war and other disasters in the world and in our own country.
Please save your box tops for our school. Each one is worth ten cents and they add up quickly when we all work together. There is a container in the back of church.
We all know the things that make us happy, but we don'talways do them. Lent Is an opportunity to changethat. This year we invite you to do something different.
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Delicious Lenten fish fry dinners will be Friday, March 3 and 10, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. These school PTO fundraisers are an important parish event and your support is appreciated. Volunteers may sign up in church. Donations of home baked desserts are needed. Thank you!
This year's Ceili will be Saturday, March 18. Celebrate with Irish food, musci and fun.
In the current shifting environment concerning the new refugee policy, I join my voice with my brother bishops represented by the President and Vice President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and direct you to their statement at usccb.org, mindful that Jesus, Mary and Joseph who fled into Egypt were refugees.
At this time, I invite all the faithful of the Diocese of Toledo to pray together with me for a new respect for the dignity of every human person; for the protection and safety of all persecuted men, women, and children; for all families impacted by this policy; for prudence and wisdom for all our elected officials; and for charity, peace and justice for all.
If school is delayed or cancelled, the morning liturgy will be held as usual. If there is a funeral Mass, and morning Mass is scheduled, we will have the morning Mass at the regular time, followed by the funeral. If a funeral falls on First Friday, adoration will begin at noon. Mass will only be cancelled if there is a Level 3 Snow Emergency in Richland County. Overall, please be safe and prudent in determining whether or not you can make it to Mass.
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.