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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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Bulletin Letter – 5/27/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                            +JMJ We had a finance council meeting this past week, and with this bulletin letter I really want to focus primarily on what is happening with school finances – i.e., the vision. This is

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Bulletin Letter – 5/20/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ First of all, thank you so much to all those who helped with the spring cleanup at each of our campuses last week. I hope this approach was encouraging, as we all worked together to accomplish the many aspects of cleaning up our

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Bulletin Letter – 5/13/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ First, some seminarian news. Please don’t forget the ordination of Deacon Scott Perry to the priesthood on May 26. And, note the time difference: It’s 10 AM for the ordination Mass, rather than 11 AM, as it has been for many years. I’d

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Bulletin Letter – 5/6/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ I am writing this letter in an airport, slowly making my way home from my course in Rome. The course was plenty of work, and I thank you all for the prayers for its fruitfulness. Many delays in flights on the way home

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Bulletin Letter – 4/15/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ First of all, thank you so much to everybody who helped in any way with preparing and carrying through the Divine Mercy Sunday celebrations! God’s mercy is so great…. deserving of a great celebration! For the weekdays after Easter I went on my

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Bulletin Letter – 4/8/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ Thank you to everybody who put so much work into making our Easter Triduum services beautiful (deacons, musicians, cantors, ushers, decorators, sacristans, etc.) ! I was pretty proud of the way everything happened. I know it’s a ton of work to make our

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