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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May 2022

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  • Bible Study
  • Celebrating Seniors Mass
  • Celebrating Seniors Lunch
  • Construction mtg
  • Priest Jubilee
  • Youth Choir
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  • School Mass
  • Prayer Shawl
  • rehearsal for Confirmation
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  • Amazing Parish prayer
  • Cleaning Angels
  • Day of Prayer
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • RCIA
  • Choir Practice
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  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Home School gathering
  • First Friday Adoration
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  • First Saturday Mass & Confession
  • Confirmation at St. John's
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
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  • staff prayer
  • Catholic Book Study in PLC
  • Boy Scouts
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  • School Mass
  • Prayer Shawl
  • ?Appt with Bonnie
  • ?Appt with John
  • cleaning angels
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  • Amazing Parish prayer
  • Deanery Mtg
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Choir Practice
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  • Mass
  • Confession
  • Graduation Mass
  • baptisms - Estle & Stuckey
  • Youth Choir Family Potluck
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  • staff prayer
  • Jail Ministry
  • Boy Scouts
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  • Bible Study
  • Construction mtg
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Voc. Team in St. Luke
  • Finance Council
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  • School Mass
  • Fr. Dave Home visit
  • Prayer Shawl
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  • Amazing Parish prayer
  • Good Grief
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Choir Practice
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  • Transitional Diaconate Ordination
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
  • No weddings for Fr. Dave
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  • Mass
  • Confession
  • Mass
  • Baptism - Clark
  • Eucharistic Minister Formation Session
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  • cleaning angels
  • School Mass
  • Prayer Shawl
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  • Amazing Parish prayer
  • Calendar & Staff Meeting
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
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  • Priesthood ordination
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
  • No weddings for Fr. Dave
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