Mother Teresa Respect for Life

will be collecting baby items the weekend of April 27-28 for the Community Pregnancy Center. They are in most need of baby bath towels, aspirators, thermometers, nail clippers, 3-6 month outfits, girls 0-18 month sleepers. Please place items in the basket in the atrium. Thanks! 

Honoring our graduates of 2024

St John and St Mary parishes would like to recognize the senior class of 2024! May 5th at St Mary’s at 10:30 am Mass, and May 19th at St John’s at 10:00 am Mass. Please RSVP on either website or Facebook page or call the appropriate parish office during office hours. Thank you!

Troop 77 Coffee & Tea Sale

When: April 6 & 7 after Mass/ Where: In the atrium

What: Scouts from Troop 77 will be taking orders for Erie Island Coffee and Harney & Sons Tea. All products are $15 and payment is due upon placing your order. Orders are scheduled to be filled and should be available for pick up after Masses on May 11 & 12.

Why: Fundraiser. We still haven’t had our regular popcorn fundraiser since the pandemic, and the parish was quite supportive of our coffee & tea sales last Spring – for which we are very appreciative.

Coffee: Specialty roasted (8 flavors), 12 oz K-cups, 100% ground Arabian beans/Tea: 4 oz tins (6 flavors), Artisan Loose Thank you for your support!

Celebrating Seniors

This Holy Week, consider joining us at St. John for rosary, Mass, lunch and a video on Eucharistic miracles. Rosary begins at 10:40am on Wed, March 27. Offer this time to Our Lord, and prepare for Jesus’s Resurrection with us!

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday: Thurs, March 28 – 7:30 pm Service/Adoration until 11:00 pm

Good Friday: Friday, March 29 – 1:00 pm Service/3:00 pm Outdoor Stations

Holy Saturday: Saturday, March 30 – 8:30 pm Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday: Sunday, March 31 – 8:00 am Mass/10:00 am Mass

Please donate to the Annual Catholic Appeal:

ACA funds help run Catholic Charities, education of seminarians, youth and young adult coordination for the Diocese, the marriage tribunal ministry, marriage preparation for couples, campus ministry, and more. The theme for this year is “Yesterday, Today and Forever.” We ask that your prayerfully decide what to give this year.

Furniture Bank:

We have a great need for new or gently used pots, pans, skillets, dish towels, bath towels, wash clothes and all sizes of bed sheet sets (labeled with size please). If everyone can find a few, it will help a lot. Drop off at the St. Mary Parish Ministry Center or call St. Mary’s office for pick up. (419-782-2776) Thanks for helping those in need.

Stations of the Cross

We will be praying the Stations of the Cross each Friday at 5:00 pm during Lent: Please consider setting aside what will be less than an hour of time to pray and reflect on the Lord’s passion, where we are reminded of the meaning and purpose that his love and sacrifice have in our lives.  We challenge you to bring a friend who may have never experienced the grace of humility gained by these prayers and reflections.

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Calendar

April 2024

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Mass at Holy Cross
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Kingsbury Place Mass
  • Second Hr - all locations
  • Adoration
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  • Prayer, lunch & mtg with St. Mary's staff
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Beacon of Love Mtg
  • Choir practice
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  • First Saturday Mass & Confession
  • Cleaning Angels
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
  • Scout Tea & Coffee sale after Mass
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  • Mass
  • Scout tea & coffee sales after Mass
  • Confession
  • Mass
  • Scout tea & coffee sales after Mass
  • Food Packing at K of C Hall
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  • Mass at Holy Cross
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Laurels Mass
  • cleaning angels
  • Second Hr - all locations
  • Adoration
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  • Deanery Mtg
  • Staff Prayer
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Beacon of Love Mtg
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  • First Com Retreat
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
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15
  • Interview for Communications Minister
  • Jail Ministry Mtg
  • Pastoral Council
  • Boy Scouts
  • Mens Group Mtg
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  • Bible Study
  • Communications Minister Interview
  • Finance Council
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Voc. Team
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  • Mass at Holy Cross
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Nursing Home Mass
  • Second Hr - all locations
  • Adoration
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  • Mtg with Pam & Cheryl-catechesis
  • Good Grief
  • Staff Prayer
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Beacon of Love Mtg
  • Choir practice
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  • spring cleaning in church
  • Confirmation
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
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  • Mass at Holy Cross
  • rosary in church
  • Celebrating Seniors Mass
  • Celebrating Seniors lunch
  • Brookview Mass
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Second Hr - all locations
  • Adoration
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  • cleaning angels
  • Staff Prayer
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Beacon of Love Mtg
  • Choir practice
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  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
  • collection for CPC
28
  • Mass
  • Confession
  • Mass
  • St Mary First Communion
  • collection for CPC
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