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Bulletin Letter – 8/12/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ With this letter I would like to encourage as many parishioners as possible to attend the diocesan celebration of the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae (“On human life”), an encyclical (papal document) written by Pope Paul VI. In this document – which was

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Bulletin Letter – 8/5/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ The Code of Canon Law requires that pastors make a financial disclosure regarding parish finances once a year. On a weekly basis we show in the bulletin how the collections measure up to the budget. But in this week’s bulletin you have the

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Bulletin Letter – 7/29/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ Well into the summer now, I thought I’d give you the news that the rectory improvements accomplished over the past year or so are very much being appreciated! We used the new and improved second guest room upstairs for the weekend that Father

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Bulletin Letter – 7/22/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ Here we are at mid-summer, and a couple of college related items come to mind. The first is to remind any of our students going off to college for the first time, or returning to college, to contact the local college parish and

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Bulletin Letter – 7/8/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ What do you do during those two moments when the priest at Mass during the Eucharistic prayer stops, brings his hands together in a gesture of private prayer, and slightly bows his head in silence? During our Sunday Masses, when I read Eucharistic

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Bulletin Letter – 7/1/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ Thank you to everybody who made Father Scott Perry’s Masses of thanksgiving at our parish so beautiful: musicians, cantors, lectors, Eucharistic distributors, servers, ushers, etc. Then thanks to everybody who made the reception a wonderful celebration. Knights of Columbus from Paulding and Payne

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Bulletin Letter – 6/24/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                          +JMJ We are so glad to welcome back among us Father Scott Perry, who was assigned to us for his diaconate summer last year. What a privilege that our parish was asked to host

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Bulletin Letter – 6/17/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ I hope everybody’s summer has been going well! With this bulletin letter I want to announce that Jessica Schuster has agreed to start directing our Paulding campus adult choir, beginning this Fall. The adult choir will continue to serve our Paulding Mass two

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Bulletin Letter – 6/10/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ While a large group of us from Divine Mercy Parish were on pilgrimage in the Holy Land this past February, we got the happy news that Bishop Daniel Thomas had invited into the Diocese the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan. In

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Bulletin Letter – 6/3/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                               +JMJ What a blessing it was to see Father Scott Perry get ordained this past Saturday, along with two other classmates! I’m grateful that some of our parishioners were able to make the trip

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