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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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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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