Archive for the Pastor’s Corner Category

Bulletin Letter – 5/16/21

Hello everyone! A few updates for you: I am happy to inform everyone that we reached our budgeted amount for our Easter collections.  We budgeted $11,000 and after donations finished trickling in over the month of April, our total Easter collection came to $11,138.68.  Thank you once

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Bulletin Letter – 5/9/21

Dear Parishioners, Happy Mothers’ Day to all of the mothers of our parish!  As we celebrate today the mothers and mother-like figures in our lives, we give thanks to Jesus for all that we have received from him through our mothers.  We give thanks for all the

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Bulletin Letter – 5/2/21

Hello everyone! Congratulations to all of our young parishioners who made their First Communion this weekend and last weekend!  It is such a joy to celebrate this wonderful day with them and their families; I definitely appreciate seeing the boys donning their suits and the girls wearing

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Bulletin Letter – 4/25/21

Dear parishioners,   A few updates for you: Our celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday went very well!  Thank you to all who came and participated in some or all of the events.  I was encouraged by the turnout; after the fact, some parishioners informed me that they

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Bulletin Letter – 4/11/21

Hello everyone! Every year, there is a special Mass that happens during Holy Week, at which the Bishop blesses the oils that are needed for celebrating the sacraments throughout the diocese.  The Chrism that he blessed was used at the Easter Vigil for the celebration of Confirmation

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Bulletin Letter – 4/4/21

Hello everyone! A very blessed and joy-filled Easter to you!  As we rejoice in the beauty of this glorious day, we recall the very reason that the Son of God took on a human nature and came to us in the flesh.  In completing the Paschal Triduum

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Bulletin Letter – 3/28/21

Hello everyone, Our parish finance council met recently and the following is a summary of what we discussed. The first item we discussed is that the Diocese of Toledo recently conducted an audit of our parish.  This is standard practice whenever a new pastor is assigned to

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Bulletin Letter 3/14/21

Dear parishioners, As we enter into Holy Week next week, we enter into what my high school tennis coach called “the Super Bowl of the Church.”  Perhaps that phrase is a bit casual to describe the solemn events we will be entering into, but it does capture

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Bulletin Letter – 2/28/21

Hello everyone! A few Lenten updates for you: As I mentioned in an earlier bulletin, the Paulding Knights of Columbus Fish Fries will continue through the month of March: every Friday (Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26) from 4:00-7:00pm at the Paulding Knights of Columbus Hall.  Only curbside

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Bulletin Letter – 2/21/21

Hello everyone! Having already begun the season of Lent, we once again turn our focus to doing acts of penance in the forms of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  These acts are good for us by their very nature as they serve a twofold purpose.  Firstly, we can

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