Diocesan Feast Day

Kindly join Bishop Daniel E. Thomas in welcoming as principal Celebrant and homilist, Bishop Robert Deeley, Bishop of Portland, Maine.

Friday, October 7, 6:30 pm Holy Rosary, 7:00 pm Holy Mass

Mass will be open to the public on October 7. There is no need to register for the Mass. Please visit www.toledoprays.org to register for the Novena.

 

 

 

We need your time, talent and treasures:

The Silent Auction committee is looking for handcrafted items, gift cards/certificates, sporting event tickets, vacation getaways, and even cash if that is easier for some for the Silent Auction portion of this year’s church festival being held on October 16. There will not be craft buckets this year so the Silent Auction will be a great way to use the talents of our parishioners.

Items need to be dropped off at the parish office no later than October 1 if not earlier so that we can organize our items. If you have any questions about the Silent Auction, call/text Doreen Mohr @ 419-785-5936 or Vicky Lieswyn at 419-782-3884. Help make this year’s festival a success.

 

Baptism Class

The next Baptism class is scheduled for  Sept. 11 at 11:30 am in the St. Luke room. Parents who have not had a child baptized at St. John’s & plan to do so, need to attend this class. We also encourage expectant parents to attend before your child is born. Call the Parish office at 419-782-7121 to register. The third Sunday of the month is Baptism Sunday at 11:30 am. Contact the Parish office to make arrangements.

 

 

 

 

Young Adults Group Starting

Wednesday, August 3, 7:00 to 8:30 pm

In the Parish Life Center

1st Session: Self Defense Talk/class

Defiance Police Chief, Todd Shafer – Instructor

Wear comfortable workout clothing

Snacks provided

There will be a meeting on August 3 at 8:30 pm after the self defense class to schedule fall get-togethers. Please come with your ideas.

Contact Brandon Bryant for any questions at 419-782-2776 or secondhour@stmarydefiance.com.

 

Celebrating Seniors Update:

 Celebrating Seniors will not meet in July & August because of Fr. Jason’s delayed arrival.

With the new daily Mass schedule, Celebrating Seniors will be moving to Wednesdays starting September 7.

 

NEEDED: DRINKS, CHIPS, AND COOKIE DONATIONS!

The teens in Youth Elect Service or Y.E.S. (June 16-18), put EVANGELIZATION into ACTION by giving their hands and hearts to people who need help. Please help us help others by donating cases of water, sport drinks, pop, single-serving chips and cookies for this effort. You may leave donations in the St. John atrium or either parish office by Thursday, June 16th. Thank you for supporting this outreach effort by our teens!

The Good Grief group

will meet the third Thursday of the month on June 16 at 10:00 am in the St. Luke Room. For questions, please feel free to call Doreen Mohr (419-785-5936) or Freda Stritt (419-395-1840).

 

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Calendar

September 2022

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Basement Rental Com. Mtg
  • First Friday Adoration
  • Home School Gathering
  • Remax Meeting - Edgewood
3
  • First Saturday Mass & Confession
  • Cleaning Angels
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
4
5
6
  • Bible Study
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Youth Choir
7
  • School Mass
  • Prayer & lunch with St. Mary's staff
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Mtg with Pam
  • cleaning angels
  • Second Hr Kick Off at K of C
8
  • Staff Prayer
  • Brunch in dining room
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
9
  • Basement Rental Mtg
10
11
12
  • Catholic Book Study in PLC
  • Boy Scouts
13
  • Bible Study
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
14
  • School Mass
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Second Hr - 6th & 7th
  • Second Hr - HS
  • Second Hr - confirmation
15
  • Pastoral Conf. at Sauders
  • Good Grief
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Choir practice
  • RCIA Team Mtg
16
  • cleaning angels
17
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19
  • Jail Ministry Mtg
  • Pastoral Council
  • Boy Scouts
20
  • Bible Study
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Voc. Team in St. Luke
21
  • cleaning angels
  • School Mass
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Second Hr - 6th & 7th
  • Second Hr - HS
  • Second Hr - confirmation
22
  • Staff Prayer
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • RCIA
23
  • Mtg with Pam
24
25
  • Mass
  • Confession
  • Mass
  • Holy Half Hour for Families
  • Family Potluck
26
  • McDonalds - to finish gutters this week
  • Mtg with Bonnie
  • Boy Scouts
27
  • Bible Study
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Pro Life in St. Mt Rm.
  • Youth Choir
28
  • School Mass
  • Rosary in church
  • Celebrating Seniors Mass
  • Celebrating Seniors Lunch
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Second Hr - 6th & 7th
  • Second Hr - HS
  • Second Hr - confirmation
29
  • Staff Prayer
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Choir practice
  • RCIA
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