Social Concerns

Food Pantry     Parishioners bring non-perishable food items to church on the fourth Sunday of each month. These are taken to the Catholic Food Pantry at St. Mary’s, where volunteers help in the distribution of these foods.

The Defiance County Furniture Bank is a nondenominational faith based service ministry that provides basic furniture, sofas and chairs, beds, bed frames, bed linens, electrical appliances, and kitchen wares to families in need in the Defiance County area.

Prison Ministry     Deacon John Weber and John Drown                                                                                         Mission Statement: The Catholic Correction Ministry of Northwest Ohio (CCMNO) is a group of dedicated Catholic men and women who desire to carry out the Gospel mandate, “when I was in prison you visited me…” (Matt 25:36) by bringing God’s healing love to hurting people so that they experience the grace and forgiveness of God.
How we minister:
Every Thursday evening teams of CCMNO volunteers conduct Catholic services where we pray and share songs and sacred scripture with the men and women inmates at CCNO. Mass is offered often. Some volunteers also visit inmates one to one as a ministering presence. For further information contact:  Deacon John Weber at 419-782-2776 or John Drown at 419-782-7121.

St. Vincent de Paul    The society offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. This aid may take the form of intervention consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. The society recognizes that it must assume a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless by appointment only. Please call St. Mary Catholic Church 782-2776 for an appt.

 

 

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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
15
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
27
28
29
30
  • staff prayer in church
  • Boy Scouts
31
  • Bible Study
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Youth Choir