Deacon Don Meyer’s 25th Anniversary

Congratulations to Deacon Don Meyer on his 25th year of ordination. He was ordained a permanent deacon on May 15, 1993 at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral. Deacon Don, Clara and their family have been a very important part of St. John’s ministries for the past 25 years and touched the lives of many through their love for our parish and God’s people. If you would like to send a card congratulating Don and thanking him for his many years of service you may send it to:

Deacon Don Meyer                                                                                                                      19661 St. Rt. 18                                                                                                                       Defiance, OH 43512

Catholic Book Club

On Monday, May 14, at 6:30 pm in the St. Luke Room, we will discuss Dead Man Walking and we will watch the movie. The book is an unprecedented look at the human consequences of the death penalty. Join us

The Ministry Summit

Just a reminder to All in the Parish involved in any ministries, to come to The Ministry Summit, this Sunday, April 29th from 7 to 8:30 pm in the Church Basement.

We will have the opportunity to gather, share, and reflect on our ministries and how we each share in the building up of the Body of Christ and one another.

Change of Mass Times for Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday

Sunday Morning Mass times for BOTH weekends; Palm Sunday & Easter Sunday, will be: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 12:00 Noon. Have you ever noticed how crazy it is to get everyone safely in and out of the parking lot for these Masses? Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to get everyone in and out of Church within a few minutes time on these weekends? Have you ever noticed how challenging it can be to just get a seat in Church at these Masses? Well……..We are hoping to alleviate these problems with the change of Mass times. Saturday night Palm Sunday Mass will remain at 5:00 p.m. Saturday night Mass for the EASTER VIGIL will begin at 8:30 p.m. (no 5:00 p.m. Mass). So….. put this on your calendar, and tell all your friends and family… Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday Masses will be 8 – 10 – 12.

Joint Parish Mission – Food for the Journey

March 5, 6 & 7, 2018 is the Parish Mission with the Franciscan Friars Minor from Ft. Wayne, IN. The mission will be from 7 to 8 pm all three nights. There will be children sessions at the same time. There will not be Second Hour on Wednesday, come to the mission instead!

Stand for Life

Petition Campaign to Stand for Life! ProMedica has officially entered into an agreement with Capital Care Network of Toledo which enables the abortion provider to continue taking the innocent human lives of unborn children and wound mothers and fathers. Sign the petition which simply states you believe a prestigious health care provider like ProMedica should not support an abortion facility that ENDS life rather than SUSTAINS it. Go to to sign this pro-life petition! Please act quickly so we can deliver a strong clear message to ProMedica!

Lenten Opportunities

Stations of the Cross every Friday at 5:30 pm

Men’s Retreat: March 2 & 3, 6 pm and 8 am

Parish Mission: March 5, 6 & 7 beginning at 7 pm each night with the Franciscan Friars Minor from Fort Wayne.

Ladies Retreat: March 17 at 8 am to 4:30 pm

CrossWalk: March 18 at 1 pm beginning at Triangle Park

Day of Grace (Reconciliation) March 15 – 9 am to 8 pm

The Light is On (Reconciliation): March 21 – 4 to 7 pm

Quick Links


June 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • First Saturday Mass & Reconciliation
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
  • Mass at HCCS
  • Evening Prayer
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
  • Yes Project
  • YES Project Opening Mass
  • YES Project
  • Yes Project
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass (YES Closing Mass)
  • YES Dinner
  • Priest Convocation
  • Women's Bible Study
  • St. Mary Funeral
  • VBS
  • Mother Teresa Respect for Life