Annual Catholic Appeal

Number of pledges/gifts: 168

Parish Target Amount 2021: $36, 138

Total  amount given: $36,292.50

Percent to Target: 100.43

Thank you to all who have taken the time to pledge money to the Annual Catholic Appeal. WE HAVE MET OUR GOAL! Your generosity is a blessing.

 

 

 

Religious Education/High School Youth Minister

The St. John the Evangelist and St. Mary Catholic Churches in Defiance, Ohio are welcoming communities of worship and service, dedicated to the faith formation of all its members.  The two parishes share their Religious Education program and are seeking a full-time Coordinator of Religious Education/High School Youth Minister.  As a member of both staffs the applicant must desire to work in a model of collaborative leadership and provide direction for an active Religious Education Program.  The applicant must have some training, education, or experience as a catechist or youth minister.  The applicant must also have a love of the Catholic faith and a love of youth.  Position open immediately.  Ministry Description and Responsibilities available on request.  Send Resume and three references by July 30 to:

Rev. Randy Giesige

Address:  715 Jefferson Avenue, Defiance, OH 43512

Phone:  419-782-2776

Fax:  419-782-1958

Email:  rpgiesige@gmail.com

Anniversary Mass

Thank you for your witness to the Sacrament of Marriage. The Diocese of Toledo will honor you and other couples celebrating 25, 40, 50, 60 and 60-plus years of marriage at a Mass celebrated by Bishop Daniel E. Thomas on Sunday, October 24, at 3:00 pm, at Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Blvd, Toledo. To register, visit www.toledoanniversarymass.org. Every registering couple is guaranteed an anniversary certificate. Questions? Please contact Alice Jacobs at 419-214-4978 or ajacobs@toledodiocese.org.

 

St. Joseph Prayer

Beginning Mother’s Day and continuing through Father’s Day weekend, we will be praying a prayer to St. Joseph after communion especially for the needs of our mothers and fathers:

Prayer to St. Joseph: Oh, Saint Joseph, foster-father of Jesus, most pure spouse of the Virgin Mary, pray for us daily to the same Jesus, the Son of God, that we, being defended by the power of His grace may strive to live our lives faithfully. Pray that we will have the grace to speak kindly to each other and to listen attentively. Obtain for us pure, humble, charitable minds, that we will be examples for each other of compassion and understanding. Thank you, dear St. Joseph. Amen.

 

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August 2021

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Mass
  • Reception for Fr. Dave
  • Mass
  • Fr. Dave installation
  • Reception for Fr. Dave
2
  • staff prayer in church
  • Fr. Dave out
  • Boy Scouts
3
  • Bible Study
  • Celebrating Seniors Mass
  • Celebrating Seniors
  • Fr. Dave out
4
5
  • Amazing Parish prayer
  • Amazing Parish Mtg
  • Fr. Dave out
  • Fest-For-All Mtg
6
  • Fr. Dave out
  • First Friday Adoration
7
  • First Saturday Mass & Confession
  • Cleaning Angels
  • Mens Fellowship Cookout
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
8
9
  • staff prayer in church
  • Catholic Book Study in PLC
  • Boy Scouts
  • Bonnie vacation
10
11
  • Mass at Holy Cross
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Diocese Mtg
  • cleaning angels
  • Bonnie vacation
12
  • Amazing Parish prayer
  • Widows & Widowers Group
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Bonnie vacation
13
14
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16
  • staff prayer in church
  • Boy Scouts
17
  • Bible Study
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Voc. Team in St. Luke
  • Finance Council
  • Shelly vacation
18
  • HCCS 1st Day of School
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Shelly vacation
19
  • Amazing Parish prayer
  • Amazing Parish Mtg
  • Staff Meeting
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Fest-For-All Mtg
  • Shelly vacation
20
21
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass - Fr. Nassr
22
23
  • staff prayer in church
  • Boy Scouts
24
  • Bible Study
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Pro Life in St. Mt Rm.
  • Pastoral Council
25
  • School Mass
  • cleaning angels
  • Prayer Shawl
26
  • Amazing Parish prayer
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
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30
  • staff prayer in church
  • Boy Scouts
31
  • Bible Study
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Youth Choir