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Bulletin Letter – 3/10/19

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ It’s that time of year again to consider a donation to the Bishop’s Annual Catholic Appeal. I am very grateful and content that our parish continues to meet its ACA goal each year. It’s a very important statement we make in this way,

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Bulletin Letter – 2/24/19

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ I’m writing this letter the day before taking off for my canonical retreat, which this year will be at Our Lady of Solitude Monastery, near Phoenix, Arizona.  My plan for the content of the retreat, at least at the moment (I suppose the

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Bulletin Letter – 2/17/19

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ At this weekend’s Masses I am speaking about “The Disciple Maker Index” (DMI) survey that we are using in this parish. The idea of a survey like DMI comes from materials and meetings we have encountered in the Amazing Parish Movement. The DMI

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Bulletin Letter – 2/10/19

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ The devil is jealous of your body! Because of your body-soul composite nature, you are able to be transformed, to change, to convert, to grow in love. Totally spiritual beings (God and angels/demons) don’t change. The devil is also jealous of our flesh,

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Bulletin Letter – 1/27/19

Dear Parishioners, +JMJ This past week on Catholic radio, I listened to an interview of Gregory K. Popcak, a nationally recognized psychotherapist, speaker, and author of books on marriage and family issues. He announced a conference that would be taking place this coming July, to envision how

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Bulletin Letter – 1/13/19

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ The weeks of Advent and Christmas have flown by, and it seems like just yesterday when I was asking for prayers for the Priests’ Day of Sanctification, which was held in Carey, Ohio on December 3rd. The guest speaker was Archbishop Joseph Kurtz

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Bulletin Letter – 1/6/19

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ My bulletin letter for last week had to be in early, due to the holiday schedule of the printer, so I didn’t get a chance to thank people yet for Christmas liturgies. So, here it is: Thank you so much to everybody who

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Bulletin Letter – 12/30/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ As I’m writing this letter the week before Christmas, we just received details for the funeral Mass of Father Tony Borgia, pastor of St. Patrick’s Heatherdowns in Toledo. Father died Saturday evening, without any notice whatsoever, probably of a heart attack. I couldn’t

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Bulletin letter – 12/23/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                               +JMJ Do you remember the famous Prologue of the Gospel of St. John (chapter 1:1-18)? We read it during the Mass at nighttime for Christmas. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in

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Bulletin Letter – 12/16/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                               +JMJ A couple years ago on the feast of the Guardian Angels, a statue of an angel bowing low was brought out for use at our Payne Divine Mercy School Mass that day. I only recently learned that this angel is one half of

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