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 2024

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Mass at Holy Cross
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Kingsbury Place Mass
  • First Communion Practice
  • Second Hr - all locations
  • Adoration
2
  • lunch & mtg at St. Mary's
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Beacon of Love Mtg
  • Choir practice
3
4
  • First Saturday Mass & Confession
  • Cleaning Angels
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
5
6
7
  • Bible Study
  • anointing parishioner
  • Youth Choir
8
  • Mass at Holy Cross
  • Pam mtg with Charles
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Laurels Mass
  • cleaning angels
  • Second Hr - all locations
  • Adoration
9
  • Staff Prayer SM
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Beacon of Love Mtg
10
11
12
13
14
15
  • Mass at Holy Cross
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Nursing Home Mass
  • Adoration
16
  • Good Grief
  • Staff Prayer SM
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Beacon of Love Mtg
  • Choir practice
17
  • cleaning angels
18
19
  • Mass
  • Confession
  • Mass - Senior Recognition
  • EMHC training
20
  • Pastoral Council
  • Boy Scouts
21
  • Bible Study
  • Men's Renewal Tm mtg
22
  • Mass at Holy Cross
  • rosary in church
  • Celebrating Seniors Mass
  • Celebrating Seniors lunch
  • Brookview Mass
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Adoration
23
  • cleaning angels
  • Staff Prayer SM
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Beacon of Love Mtg
  • Choir practice
24
25
26
  • Mass
  • Confession
  • Mass - Ben Sanchez
  • adoration/potluck SM
27
28
  • Bible Study
  • staff lunch
  • Communications Minister Interview - Espinosa
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Pro Life
29
  • Mass at Holy Cross
  • Prayer Shawl
  • NH Mass at Glenn Park
  • Adoration
30
  • Staff Prayer SM
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Beacon of Love Mtg
31