A Brief Note from Fr. Doug Taylor

A Quick Introduction from Fr. Doug Taylor                                                Greetings! Happy Easter to all of you.  No doubt you have heard by now that your pastor, Fr. Eric Mueller has been chosen by Bishop Thomas to be the next pastor of Epiphany of the Lord Parish on the east side of Toledo, and that he has selected me to replace Fr. Eric.

I have always heard great things about Defiance and both parishes there, so I am excited about this assignment.  When Bishop Thomas told me of his decision, he made reference to an old Italian adage that translates as “the right statue for the right niche.”  Trusting that Bishop Thomas knows you and me, and that he wants to see all of us flourish in ministry, I am confident that this will be a good match.

I was raised in Toledo at St. Patrick’s of Heatherdowns Parish, and like my four siblings, attended Central Catholic High School. I earned a B.S. in 1987 from BGSU with a major in biology, minor in chemistry, and emphasis in marine biology. I studied oceanography in Mississippi for four years, when I entered seminary in 1991, studying for the Diocese of Biloxi. I attended Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans for three years before I transferred home to study for the Diocese of Toledo in 1994.  I finished seminary by studying three years at the Pontifical College Josephinum, and was ordained in 1997.

I have had assignments in all areas of our diocese except the northwest corner, so this is a great chance for me to meet all new folks and explore new areas. I like bicycle touring, and exploring the creeks and rivers in my kayak.

I am writing this exactly 10 weeks before July 1st, so I am very aware of the need to be patient and focus on the work right in front of me. I look forward to introducing myself (in much more detail) to you once I arrive in July. Please pray for me as I pray for you and for Fr. Eric.

God Bless you and keep you safe!

Fr. Doug Taylor

 

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December 2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Bible Study
  • St. John the Evangelist, Defiance SECURE Meeting
  • Mass
  • Marriage Enrichment in PLC
  • Youth Choir in Church
2
  • Cleaning of high altar
  • School Mass - private
  • Prayer Shawl
  • RCIC in PLC
  • Second Hour in all facilities
  • Confirmation Class in Church Basement
3
  • Amazing Parish
  • Amazing Parish meeting
  • Staff Prayer in St. John Rm.
  • Confession
  • Mass
  • Choir Practice in Church
  • RCIA in PLC
4
  • Mass
  • First Friday Adoration
5
  • First Saturday Mass & Confession
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
  • Baptism
6
  • Mass
  • Mass
  • Rite of Acceptance in Church
  • Dismissal Rite in PLC
7
  • Holy Hour
  • Boy Scouts
  • Children's Choir in Church
8
  • Bible Study
  • Holy Day Mass
  • Holy Day Mass
  • Youth Choir in Church
  • Immaculate Conception
9
  • School Mass - private
  • Prayer Shawl
  • RCIC in PLC
  • Confirmation Class in Church Basement
  • Reconciliation for Second Grade
  • Second Hour in all facilities
10
  • Amazing Parish
  • Staff Prayer in St. John Rm.
  • Confession
  • Mass
  • RCIA in PLC
  • Choir Practice in Church
11
  • Mass
  • Alpha in PLC
12
13
  • Mass
  • Mass
  • Dismissal Rite in PLC
14
  • Children's Choir in Church
  • Catholic Book Study in PLC
  • Boy Scouts
15
  • Bible Study
  • St. John the Evangelist (Defiance) SECURE Meeting
  • Mass
  • Finance Council via Zoom
  • Youth Choir in Church
16
  • School Mass - private
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Day of Grace
  • Second Hour
17
  • Amazing Parish
  • Amazing Parish meeting
  • Staff Meeting in St. John Rm.
  • Confession
  • Mass
  • RCIA in PLC
  • Choir Practice in Church
18
19
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
  • Baptism in church
20
  • Mass
  • Mass
  • Dismissal Rite in PLC
21
  • Alpha in PLC
  • Children's Choir in Church
  • Boy Scouts
22
  • Bible Study
  • Mass
  • Pro Life
  • Youth Choir in Church
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
  • Amazing Parish
  • Mass