Posts Tagged bishop thomas

Bulletin Letter – 11/15/20

Dear parishioners, Bishop Thomas recently released a couple of memos to all the parishes of our diocese with some important information regarding parish/liturgical matters during COVID in the coming months.  Below are some excerpts from his memos: Regarding the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on

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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 – 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 = 7/30/17

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ When I got back from my vacation two weeks ago, I was greeted with a great surprise. The office staff, with the help of a number of volunteer parishioners, dramatically cleaned up my office at the Ed Center. Cluttered shelves were replaced with

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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 January 1

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, I received a letter on December 13th from Bishop Daniel Thomas regarding the death penalty in Ohio. Here is an excerpt: In January of 2015, the State of Ohio announced a moratorium would be placed on the use of the death penalty due to

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