This week, we are taking up The Catholic Relief Services Collection to respond to Jesus in disguise. This collection helps six Catholic agencies to provide relief and support to struggling communities and to work toward peace and reconciliation among our marginalized brothers and sisters here and around the world. Please prayerfully consider how you can support the collection. Learn more here: USCCB.org/crs.
There will be no Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Thursday, March 30.
Celebration Choir for the Easter Vigil Mass at 8:30 pm. This is a low-commitment group practicing at 7:00 pm on Mon. Mar. 27, Mon. Apr. 3, and Mon. Apr. 10 culminating at the Easter Vigil Mass on Sat., Apr. 15 at 8:30pm. Anyone 7th grade or older is invited to participate. We will be singing Mass from the sanctuary. Please contactJoy Wagner the Parish Center 419-34 7-2381. You can also stop herafter any Mass. No experience or current choral participationnecessary.
Don't miss Father Chris on Annunciation Radio Tuesday, April 4th, from 3-4 p.m. during the Spring Sharathon. Tune to 89.5 WFOT or 90.9 WSHB and call in your pledges to 888-215-0624 during Father's hour and really show how our parish supports Annunciation Radio! As a non-profit apostolate, Annunciation Radio depends solely on listener support. Please listen and support Catholic radio during the Sharathon, April 4th through 7th.
Rediscover the healing power of the Sacrament of Reconciliation at any Catholic parish in the Diocese of Toledo. If you've been away for a long time, don't worry. We'll leave the light on for you... Father Chris will be hearing confessions in Plymouth during this time.
Don't let fear of "doing it wrong" keep you from seeking this Sacrament. Visit the Knights of Columbus for a helpful reminder: KofC.org or visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for a guide for the Sacrament of Penance: USCCB.org.
5:30 p.m. every Thursday of Lent at St. Joseph Plymouth; every Friday at Noon and 7:00 p.m. at Most Pure Heart of Mary Shelby.
On April 7, following the morning Mass, we will process the Blessed Sacrament from the church into the lower level meeting room of the parish center. You may spend your time in prayer with the Lord on this day in the lower level until closing at 6:00 p.m. This change is so we don't have to interrupt times of adoration for the performance of the Living Stations at 12:30 p.m.
We will be making noodles on Monday, April 3rd at 6:00 p.m. Come join the fun; all are welcome!
The Altar and Rosary Society will be having their annual bake sale on Palm Sunday weekend, April 8th and 9th, before and after the 5:00 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses. Donations of baked goods are needed. All parishioners are also encouraged to make a purchase to support our fundraiser. Your support is very much appreciated!
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.
In a recent mailing you received an envelope for Memorial Flowers. We will be using this envelope for those who wish to donate Easter flowers in honor of someone or in memory of someone. Place the envelopes in the collection basket, drop off at the parish office, or mail to: MPHM 29 West Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875. Please make checks payable to: MPHM Altar & Rosary Society. Deadline for Easter is April 7th. If you have any questions, please call the Parish office at 419- 347-2381.
Our next van trip will be Wednesday, April 12th to Toledo. We will be attending the Chrism Mass with Bishop Daniel Thomas. We will leave the back parking lot at 8:00a.m. The Mass begins at 11:00 a.m. Lunch afterwards someplace fun. Call the parish office to reserve your seat. 419-347-2381.
Each year, the Diocese of Toledo is required to undergo an audit to ensure that it is in compliance with the articles of the United States Conference ofCatholic Bishops Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.
The compliance letter followed upon the submission of documents and statistics related to maintaining a safe environment for our children and youth for the period July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. The Diocese of Toledo is audited by an independent agency each year to ensure compliance with the Charter.
The Diocese of Toledo remains committed to ensuring the protection of children and providing a safe environment for all young people. If you have any knowledge of abuse that has been committed by a cleric or by any personnel or volunteer of the Catholic Church, you are urged to report the abuse to your local police department, Children Services, and to contact Mr. Frank DiLallo, diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator at 419-214-4880; or to write to Mr. DiLallo at 1933 Spielbusch Avenue; Toledo, Ohio 43604.
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.