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510 Jackson Ave
Defiance, OH 43512
Phone: (419)782-7121
Fax: (419)782-5813
Email: stjohn@stjohndefiance.org

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Welcome to our website & church! Praise God for our return to publicly celebrated Mass. Jesus invites us to trust Him & unite our lives to His sacrifice. We miss you & hope you consider coming back to join us. May God bless you on your faith journey.

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Sunday
8 am and 10 am (Live streaming 10 am)

Saturday
5:00 pm

Tuesday & Thursday
6:30 pm

Friday
9:00 am

Reconciliation

Sunday
9:15 to 9:45 am

Tuesday & Thursday
5:45 to 6:15 pm

Friday
8:15 to 8:45 am

Saturday
4:00 to 4:45 pm

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Parish News

  • Diocese of Toledo Priesthood Ordination

    On Saturday, June 22, at 10:00 am Bishop Daniel E. Thomas will ordain Deacons Jacob Livecchi and Chris Turner to the priesthood. Please keep them both in your prayers! You are invited to join us for the joyous occasion in person at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral. Additionally, the ordinations will be … Continue reading "Diocese of Toledo Priesthood Ordination"Read More »
  • Please pray for our Bishop & Priests:

    The priests of the Diocese of Toledo will gather with Bishop Daniel E. Thomas for their bi-annual Convocation from June 17-20, 2024.  Once again, the convocation will be at Sawmill Creek Resort, Huron, Ohio. The bishop has the expectation that all active diocesan priests will be joining him for the full duration of the Convocation. Therefore, daily … Continue reading "Please pray for our Bishop & Priests:"Read More »
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  • a visit to Defiance_St. John the Evangelist from Mission Advancement/ Annual Catholic Appeal

    June 27, 2024 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    St John's Catholic Church (510 Jackson Ave, Defiance, OH 43512)

    _____________________________________________
    From: Steve Olson <solson@stjohndefiance.org>
    Sent: Thursday, June 6, 2024 9:42 AM
    To: Nikki Morey <nmorey@toledodiocese.org>
    Cc: Very Rev. David Cirata <dcirata@toledodiocese.org>; Defiance, St. John - Parish <stjohn@stjohndefiance.org>
    Subject: Re: a visit to Defiance_St. John the Evangelist from Mission Advancement/ Annual Catholic Appeal

    Nikki, We could do Thursday June 27 before 3:00. Please let me know if that works for you. Thanks, Steve On Wed, Jun 5, 2024 at 4:32 PM Nikki Morey wrote: I am trying to see St John in Glandorf too.
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    Nikki,

    We could do Thursday June 27 before 3:00.

    Please let me know if that works for you.

    Thanks,
    Steve

    On Wed, Jun 5, 2024 at 4:32 PM Nikki Morey <nmorey@toledodiocese.org> wrote:
    I am trying to see St John in Glandorf too. Do you have another day that works for you? Something after 6.14.24.

    From: Steve Olson <solson@stjohndefiance.org>
    Sent: Wednesday, June 5, 2024 9:23 AM
    To: Nikki Morey <nmorey@toledodiocese.org>
    Subject: Re: a visit to Defiance_St. John the Evangelist from Mission Advancement/ Annual Catholic Appeal

    NIkki, Unfortunately, that day is booked. Is there another day that you will be in the area? Is there a way to do this meeting remotely? Thanks, Steve On Fri, May 31, 2024 at 2:06 PM Nikki Morey wrot
    sophospsmartbannerend
    NIkki,

    Unfortunately, that day is booked.

    Is there another day that you will be in the area? Is there a way to do this meeting remotely?

    Thanks,
    Steve

    On Fri, May 31, 2024 at 2:06 PM Nikki Morey <nmorey@toledodiocese.org> wrote:
    Do you have availability at 10am on 6.25.24?

    From: Steve Olson <solson@stjohndefiance.org>
    Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2024 2:57 PM
    To: Nikki Morey <nmorey@toledodiocese.org>
    Cc: Very Rev. David Cirata <dcirata@toledodiocese.org>; Defiance, St. John - Parish <stjohn@stjohndefiance.org>
    Subject: Re: a visit to Defiance_St. John the Evangelist from Mission Advancement/ Annual Catholic Appeal

    Nikki, That afternoon is not the best on our end. Is there another day that you will be in the area? Thanks, Steve On Thu, May 30, 2024 at 11:48 AM Nikki Morey wrote: Sadly, those days we will be in
    sophospsmartbannerend
    Nikki,

    That afternoon is not the best on our end.

    Is there another day that you will be in the area?

    Thanks,
    Steve

    On Thu, May 30, 2024 at 11:48 AM Nikki Morey <nmorey@toledodiocese.org> wrote:
    Sadly, those days we will be in the opposite ends of the Diocese. We will be in Glandorf on 6.25.24. Can we visit you in the afternoon on 6.25.24?

    From: Very Rev. David Cirata <dcirata@toledodiocese.org>
    Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2024 9:26 AM
    To: Nikki Morey <nmorey@toledodiocese.org>
    Cc: Defiance, St. John - Parish <stjohn@stjohndefiance.org>; Defiance, St. John - Business Mgr. <solson@stjohndefiance.org>
    Subject: Re: a visit to Defiance_St. John the Evangelist from Mission Advancement/ Annual Catholic Appeal

    Nikki,
    I apologize for not responding sooner. Here are some possible dates/times:
    Wednesday, June 5 at 9 or 9:30 am
    June 11, 12 or 13 at 9 or 9:30 am.

    Thanks,
    Fr. Cirata

    Rev. David J. Cirata
    Pastor Pastor Consultant to the Office for Divine Worship
    St. John the Evangelist Parish St. Mary Parish Diocese of Toledo
    510 Jackson Ave. 715 Jefferson Ave. 1933 Spielbusch Avenue
    Defiance, OH 43512 Defiance, OH 43512 Toledo, OH 43604
    419-782-7121 419-782-2776 419-244-6711

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    From: stjohn@stjohndefiance.org <stjohn@stjohndefiance.org>
    Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2024 9:21 AM
    To: Very Rev. David Cirata <dcirata@toledodiocese.org>
    Subject: FW: a visit to Defiance_St. John the Evangelist from Mission Advancement/ Annual Catholic Appeal

    How about Wednesday, June 5 at 9 or 9:30 am? Or June 11, 12 or 13 at 9 or 9:30 am? These are the dates that work for Steve. Dave doesn’t seem interested, but I told him I would let him know when the m
    sophospsmartbannerend

    How about Wednesday, June 5 at 9 or 9:30 am?

    Or June 11, 12 or 13 at 9 or 9:30 am?

    These are the dates that work for Steve. Dave doesn’t seem interested, but I told him I would let him know when the meeting will be.

    Maybe they could bring donuts?!? 😊

    From: Very Rev. David Cirata <dcirata@toledodiocese.org>
    Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2024 2:55 PM
    To: Defiance, St. John - Parish <stjohn@stjohndefiance.org>; Defiance, St. John - Business Mgr. <solson@stjohndefiance.org>
    Subject: Fw: a visit to Defiance_St. John the Evangelist from Mission Advancement/ Annual Catholic Appeal

    Steve and Shelly,

    Can the 2 of you figure out a date that we can meet with the ACA people. It would be good experience for Fr. Jason to be there. If Dave and/or Pam want to be there I'm fine with that. I believe Pam's on vacation for a while, so she might miss out. I'm not too sure she'll be all that disappointed if she can't be there.

    Thanks,

    Fr. Cirata

    Rev. David J. Cirata

    Pastor Pastor Consultant to the Office for Divine Worship

    St. John the Evangelist Parish St. Mary Parish Diocese of Toledo

    510 Jackson Ave. 715 Jefferson Ave. 1933 Spielbusch Avenue

    Defiance, OH 43512 Defiance, OH 43512 Toledo, OH 43604

    419-782-7121 419-782-2776 419-244-6711

    ________________________________

    From: Nicole Morey <nmorey@toledodiocese.org>
    Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 1:46 PM
    To: Very Rev. David Cirata <dcirata@toledodiocese.org>
    Cc: Daniel Dougherty <ddougherty@toledodiocese.org>
    Subject: a visit to Defiance_St. John the Evangelist from Mission Advancement/ Annual Catholic Appeal

    Good Day Father Cirata,

    I am circling back to an email I sent in April, looking to set up a meeting with you, your team, me and Dan Dougherty. Do you have time in the next week or two? Can we bring you a coffee for our visit? We look forward to a visit with you.

    --Nikki

    Nikki Morey

    Annual Catholic Appeal Manager

    Mission Advancement Office

    Diocese of Toledo in America

    1933 Spielbusch Avenue

    Toledo, OH 43604

    419.214.4929

    nmorey@toledodiocese.org

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