Fest-For-All

Our next meeting of the Fest-For-All is Thursday, Aug. 26 at 7:15 pm in the St. Luke Room. Everyone is welcome to attend and volunteer your time.

 

5th Sunday Rosary by K of C

Please join us for our 5th Sunday Rosary on August 29 at 3:00 pm at St. John’s.  Anyone is welcome to join in this praying of the rosary for families.  In fact, with students headed back to school and college this would be a great time to offer this rosary up for students and staff to have a safe and productive school year. Any questions call Mike Boff at 419-782-2405.

 

 

Attention Widows and Widowers

The first social gathering will be in the St. Luke Room on Thursday, Aug. 12 at 10:00 am with Fr. Dave in attendance.

If you are interested please call Doreen Mohr 419-785-5936 or Freda Stritt 419-395-1840 so that we will know how to plan for our first get together.

 

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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Calendar

February 2024

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • staff mtg
  • Prayer & lunch with St. Mary's staff
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Beacon of Love Mtg
  • Choir practice
2
  • Confession
  • Rosary
  • Mass
  • First Friday Adoration
  • Home School in St Luke
3
  • First Saturday Mass & Confession
  • Cleaning Angels
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
4
  • Mass
  • Confession
  • Youth Mass
  • baptism luncheon
5
  • Holy Hour
  • Jesus in the Eucharist
  • Boy Scouts
6
  • Bible Study
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Women Retreat Tm Mtg
  • Youth Choir
7
  • Mass at Holy Cross
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Kingsbury Place Mass
  • cleaning angels
  • Second Hr - all locations
  • Adoration
8
  • Staff Prayer
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Beacon of Love Mtg
  • Choir practice
9
10
  • Men's Breakfast
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
11
12
  • Jesus in the Eucharist
  • womens retreat team
  • Boy Scouts
13
  • Bible Study
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Valentine Dinner
  • Women Retreat Tm Mtg
  • Youth Choir
14
15
  • Good Grief
  • Staff Prayer
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • women retreat set up - Emmaus
  • Mass
  • Beacon of Love Mtg
  • Choir practice
16
  • Confession
  • Rosary
  • Mass
  • Stations of the Cross
  • cleaning angels
  • women retreat set up - Emmaus
17
  • Womens Retreat
  • Reconciliation
  • ACA video shown
  • Mass
18
  • ACA video shown
  • Mass
  • Confession
  • ACA video shown
  • Mass
  • Rite of Election at Cathedral
19
  • Jesus in the Eucharist
  • Pastoral Council
  • Boy Scouts
20
  • Bible Study
  • Finance Mtg
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Voc. Team
  • Women Retreat Tm Mtg
  • Youth Choir
21
  • Mass at Holy Cross
  • Prayer Shawl
  • cleaning angels
  • Nursing Home Mass
  • Second Hr - all locations
  • Adoration
22
  • Steve mtg with Matt Joost, Larry
  • Staff Prayer
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Beacon of Love Mtg
  • Choir practice
23
  • Confession
  • Rosary
  • Mass
  • Stations of the Cross
24
  • Men's Breakfast
  • Schaffer family - Emmaus Hall
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
  • Speaker re Men's Retreat before Mass
25
  • Mass
  • Speaker re Men's Retreat
  • Confession
  • Mass
  • Speaker re Men's Retreat
  • Adoration & Potluck
26
  • Jail Ministry Mtg
  • Jesus in the Eucharist
  • Boy Scouts
27
  • Bible Study
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Pro Life
  • Youth Choir
28
  • Mass at Holy Cross
  • Brookview Mass
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Second Hr - all locations
  • Adoration
29
  • Staff Prayer
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Beacon of Love Mtg
  • Choir practice