Diocese Weather Policy

Whenever a county/city within the Diocese of Toledo is placed under a Level 3 Snow Emergency, during which all roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel, the Catholic Churches within that geographic region will cancel the scheduled Saturday Vigil, Sunday, Holy Day or weekday Masses.

If Masses are cancelled, Catholics are encouraged to participate in Holy Mass via television, radio, or internet, making a spiritual Communion. When Mass is cancelled, all other diocesan, parish, or school events in that geographic region are also cancelled.

Support Our Retired Priests

Our priests have given their lives in service to us and our parish and we are most grateful!

Please offer your gratitude for those who have faithfully served in the Diocese of Toledo by making a gift to the Perpetuate the Gift Appeal. Your gift benefits our retired diocesan priests, enabling them to pay for their living expenses, such as medical, housing, car, clothing and food. All funds contributed between now through December 31, 2020 assist our parish in its assessed contribution to the fund. A gift of cash or check can be sent to Perpuetuate The Gift, PO Box 954, Toledo, Ohio 43697 or placed in the parish collection. A gift may also be made online at www.toledodiocese.org under the Give tab. Thank you for your support!

Envelopes are available in the vestibule or the Atrium.

 

End of year donations

The end of 2020 is quickly approaching, but you still have time to make a tax deductible donation or gift to the church. All tax deductible donations must be postmarked or received in the parish office no later than December 31, 2020. All collection envelopes and donations received in the New Year’s Eve collection will be recorded in 2020. All collection envelopes and donations received in the New Year’s Day collection will be recorded in 2021. Thank you!

St. John’s Giving Tree

In lieu of our regular Giving Tree tradition this Christmas season, St. John’s will be accepting donations to support Ravens Care Assistance for emergency needs for Christmas. Along with that, part of the donations will be used to purchase items for our parishioners in the Nursing Homes.

If you would like to donate, please put donation in an envelope and mark “Giving Tree” or “Nursing Home.” Donations can be mailed, dropped off at the parish office or placed in the offertory box. Deadline is December 6. Thank you!

Support Our Priests’ Retirement

Our priests have given their lives in service to us and our parish and we are most grateful!

Please offer your gratitude for those who have faithfully served in the Diocese of Toledo by making a gift to the Perpetuate the Gift Appeal. Your gift benefits our retired diocesan priests, enabling them to pay for their living expenses, such as medical, housing, car, clothing and food. All funds contributed between now through December 31, 2020 assist our parish in its assessed contribution to the fund. A gift of cash or check can be sent to Perpuetuate The Gift, PO Box 954, Toledo, Ohio 43697 or placed in the parish collection. A gift may also be made online at www.toledodiocese.org under the Give tab. Thank you for your support!

Envelopes are available in the vestibule or the Atrium.

 

Mother Teresa Respect for Life

Todd Shafer, Chief of the Defiance Police Dept.,  will be speaking on October 27 at 7:15 pm  in the Parish Life Center/St. Matthew Room. He will talk about his faith, how it has affected him during his law enforcement career, and how it shapes the way he helps others in his work.

Please join us.  Mass will be offered at 6:30 pm.

 

 

RCIA

Are you interested in becoming Catholic, or are you a Catholic who would like to refresh your faith?

Through RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) we receive new members into our Faith. RCIA participants grow in their relationship with God, meet parish members, and receive the Sacraments of Initiation. RCIA is for those who wish to be Baptized Catholic, receive the Eucharist, and be Confirmed. The process of conversion into the life of Christ and the Catholic Church takes place through a period of instruction and prayer.

Those who are already Catholic may also come to these sessions. Those Catholics who have attended in the past say they have learned a lot about the Church that they do not remember having learned as a child.

RCIA begins September 17. Call the Parish Office regarding participation in this process.

“Non-Event” Fest-For-All

In Honor of the 125th anniversary of St. John’s Church building, we’d still like to celebrate with a “Non-Event” Fest-For-All!

Several of St. John’s Fest-For-All activities could still be facilitated online with your help and support.  Possibilities would be a “bigger” Big Money Raffle, our traditional 100 ticket sale Reverse Raffle and much more. There could even be a meal for carryout one last time out of the church basement before the renovation.   PLEASE, join us to share your ideas, suggestions, excitement, ingenuity, talents and hard work.  Contact Chairpersons: Martin & Patty Nezick or Dave Jimenez by emailing bnally@stjohndefiance.org or calling the parish office, 419-782-7121. We’ve lost so much this year, let’s not let COVID take this away too.   Our success depends on you!  The next scheduled meeting will be Thursday, August 20, 7:30 pm

 

2020 Diocesan Celebration of Wedding Anniversaries

SAVE THE DATE

*Register right away*

2020 Diocesan Celebration of Wedding Anniversaries

Congratulations on your milestone wedding anniversary! 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 25th, at 3:00 pm, at Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Blvd, Toledo. Thank you for your witness to the Sacrament of Marriage.

Every registering couple is guaranteed an anniversary certificate. For more information regarding this event and to register please visit www.toledoanniversarymass.org

or contact Alice Jacobs at ajacobs@toledodiocese.org or 419-214-4978.

*Because of the current health situation:

  • we are limiting seating to the first 100 couples to register. Each attending couple will be allowed one additional guest to accompany them if necessary
  • all couples that register will receive a certificate
  • all those not in attendance may watch a live-stream of the Mass

 

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January 2021

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  • Cleaning Angels in church
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
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  • Bible Study
  • Mass
  • Boy Scouts Board of Review
  • Youth Choir
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  • School Mass - private
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Cleaning Angels in church
  • RCIC in PLC
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  • Amazing Parish
  • Amazing Parish meeting
  • Staff Prayer in St. John Rm.
  • Confession
  • Mass
  • RCIA in PLC
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  • Mass
  • Alpha in PLC
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  • Catholic Book Study in PLC
  • The Search
  • Boy Scouts
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  • Bible Study
  • SECURE Meeting- Social Media
  • Mass
  • The Search
  • Youth Choir
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  • School Mass - private
  • Prayer Shawl
  • RCIC in PLC
  • Confirmation class
  • Second Hour
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  • Amazing Parish
  • Staff Prayer in St. John Rm.
  • RCIC
  • Confession
  • Mass
  • RCIA in PLC
  • Choir Practice
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  • Mass
  • Cleaning Angels in church
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  • Office Closed
  • Boy Scouts
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  • Bible Study
  • Mass
  • Finance Council via Zoom
  • Youth Choir
  • The Search
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  • School Mass - private
  • Cleaning Angels in church
  • Prayer Shawl
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  • Amazing Parish
  • Amazing Parish meeting
  • Staff Meeting in St. John Rm.
  • Confession
  • Mass
  • RCIA in PLC
  • Choir Practice
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  • Mass
  • March for Life
  • March for life speakers
  • Adoration
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  • Bible Study
  • Mass
  • Pro Life in St. Mt Rm.
  • The Search
  • Youth Choir
  • Pastoral Council
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  • School Mass - private
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Confirmation Class
  • Second Hour
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  • Amazing Parish
  • Staff Prayer in St. John Rm.
  • Confession
  • Mass
  • RCIA in PLC
  • Choir practice
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