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Bulletin Letter – 7/16/17

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ Two weeks ago a number of us from the staff leadership team, and an usher-representative from each campus attended a seminar on the topic of hospitality, arranged by the Diocese. The main speaker throughout the day was Chris Turner, a young man with

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Bulletin Letter – 7/9/17

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ We now have scheduled our second junior high and senior high school men’s vocation faith basketball event. Next Sunday, July 16th at 2pm, we’ll begin at Paulding Middle School gymnasium with a basketball game. At half-time Deacon Scott – who will also be

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Bulletin Letter – 7/1/17

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ First of all, thank you to the many who stopped by my 20th anniversary of priesthood party last Sunday, as well as those of you who sent cards with thanksgivings and prayers and even gifts! What a packed twenty years it has been!

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Bulletin Letter – 6/25/17

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                 +JMJ Here’s another letter to unpack a bit more Bishop Thomas’ mission for us, “Holy Disciples, Holy Families, Holy Vocations”. Not too long ago, during an exercise time, I listened to an interview with Sherry Weddell, the author of Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path

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Bulletin Letter – June 18, 2017

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                                        +JMJ First of all, many thanks to everybody who helped plan and accomplish the welcome reception last Sunday for our summer seminarian, Deacon Scott Perry! What an appropriate way to welcome our summer Deacon;

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Bulletin Letter – Jun 11, 2017

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ Do we have a “resurrexifix” hanging above the altar at our Paulding campus? (See accompanying photo.) As we had various guests come to our campus to visit our Holy Door during the Jubilee Year of Mercy, and even during our most recent celebration

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Bulletin Letter June 4, 2017

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                 +JMJ First of all, this weekend I asked Matthew Reinhart to give a witness before each Mass for FOCUS.  FOCUS is short for Fellowship Of Catholic University Students. It is a Catholic university outreach program that began under Archbishop Chaput in Denver in 1998.

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Bulletin Letter May 28

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, This past week we had another finance council meeting. We first looked at the financial reports from the previous month. There really were only a very few discrepancies from budget, and these were small. One council member gave her report on the internal audit

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Bulletin Letter May 21

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, This past week the staff leadership team hosted another Amazing Parish follow-up meeting in the Paulding Ed Center. Once again, teams from Hicksville-Edgerton, Defiance and Lima were there. We watched a talk about music in the Mass by a couple of the Amazing Parish

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Bulletin Letter May 14

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, First of all, I would like to offer congratulations to all of our graduating seniors! So much study, hard work, and prayer… And, put simply, so much gutsy commitment and love has gotten them to this threshold in their lives. We are so proud

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