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Bulletin Letter – 10/14/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                            +JMJ A few weeks ago, when we had our High School “Theology on Tap” at the Pastime restaurant, we closed the evening with a prayer “On how to Order One’s Life”. It was a

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Bulletin Letter – 10/7/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ We had a finance council committee meeting a couple weeks ago. Here are the highlights: First we introduced new members and reviewed the purpose of the finance council, since we have three new members who will join us this year, with three former

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Bulletin Letter – 9/30/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ On September 13th we held our third parish security committee meeting. Perhaps you remember that in light of church shootings this past year, and discussion happening at the diocesan level, we were encouraged at the parish level to seek guidance from our local

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Bulletin Letter – 9/23/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ This past week we had another meeting of our Discipleship Talent Coordinators from each campus. We briefly looked at a discipleship ministry booklet that the coordinators put together, which begins to explain all of the different volunteer ministries happening in our parish. It’s

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Bulletin Letter – 9/16/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ Thank you to everybody who helped to make the beer and wine tasting event this past Saturday night a great success! Thanks especially is due to the committee that worked hard for months in preparation, but also for everybody who takes on a

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Bulletin Letter – 9/9/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ This week in my homilies I am speaking about stewardship. Stewardship is the idea that you step back from your life and realize that it is not your own. Of course, it is your life! But the point is that you and I

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Bulletin Letter – 9/2/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ This past week, the Diocese of Toledo – as part of its year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Church’s document on contraception – Humanae Vitae – held a conference with Dr. Janet Smith, an internationally known speaker on the wisdom of

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Bulletin Letter – 8/26/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ In light of the difficult news regarding the Catholic Church in the United States in these last weeks, I beg everybody to be in prayer and fasting.  Although there is anger, sadness, frustration, may we be at the same time prayerfully hopeful that

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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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