Parish News

Parish News

June 20, 2019

NCYC Fundraiser

Support our youth attending the National Catholic Youth Conference by attending their Bake Sale on Friday, June 28th from 11am – 1pm at First Federal Bank – see the link to the flyer below

Bake Sale

The National Catholic Youth Conference or NCYC is open to any youth in HS this fall who is interested in attending – see the Youth Group page for more information or to register for this amazing conference.


June 10, 2019

Custodian Needed


Housekeeper/Custodian help wanted: Provides housekeeping for parish office, Parish Life Center, church basement, sacristies & sanctuary, laundry for church and parish office linens, and seasonal decorating of parish office.  Job offers 12 – 15 hours per week 6:00 – 9:00 am Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri. Some heavy lifting required.  A positive mental attitude and enjoys working with others a must!  Contact Bonnie at the parish office, 419-782-7121 or email


June 10, 2019

I was in prison and you visited me!

What does God ask us to do in Matthew 25:36I was sick and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.” What is God calling you to do?  Being a volunteer at CCNO allows us to share God’s love with those who need his word and healing in prison.

Catholic Correction Ministers of Northwest Ohio has a special need for women and men who are willing to sit and listen to other women and men who have made mistakes and need some spiritual assistance.

For more information: Contact: John Drown  at                                                        419-438-7572.

March 1, 2019

Wind Damage

Beginning today, March 1, until further notice the three front doors of the church cannot be used. Please use the grotto door, the handicap ramp door or the atrium doors. This is for everyone’s safety due to wind damage to the storm window of the large stained glass window

February 19, 2019

Co-Parish Mission next Month!

Co-Parish Mission at St. Mary Catholic Church with Matthew Allner

See the video link below to check out this year’s presenter:


Monday, March 25th – From Faith to Family: Putting on God’s Armor

Tuesday, March 26th – Answering the Call to Serve

Wednesday, March 27th – Dedicating Our Talents & Our Time to God

All Sessions will begin at 7pm at St. Mary Catholic Church, 715 Jefferson Ave, Defiance, OH 43512.  Save the Dates and plan to come see this dynamic speaker who will connect with audiences of all ages about building a stronger relationship with God.

February 12, 2019

Help Wanted

St. John’s housekeeper/custodian is retiring. We are looking for an individual to clean the Parish Life Center, Parish Offices and the Church Sanctuary. The job offers 15 to 18 hours per week with more hour seasonally. Contact Bonnie at the parish office, 510 Jackson Ave for an application and/or call 419-782-7121.

February 11, 2019

Hospitality Committee

The Hospitality Committee is seeking volunteers to help with coffee and donuts. In addition, the committee is seeking greeters for all the Masses. To volunteer, or for more information, contact Renee Andelin at; or Tim and Connie McDonough at

January 17, 2019

Weather Policy of the Diocese of Toledo

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, or Holy Day Masses. Roman Catholics in that, therefore, are dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass. IF Masses are cancelled, Catholics are encouraged to participate in Holy Mass via television, radio, or internet, making spiritual Communion. When Mass is cancelled, all other diocesan, parish, or school events in that geographic region are also cancelled.

December 18, 2018 November 16, 2018

Thanksgiving Day Mass

Thanksgiving Day Collection:  Thanksgiving Mass will be Nov. 22 at 9:00 am. This year our offertory collection on Thanksgiving Day will go to support The St. Vincent DePaul Society and The Ravens.  Both of these generous ministries serve many needs in the Defiance Community and for our parish.  We are blessed to have these organizations in place to oversee this delicate ministry.  Please be generous with your offerings to help many people with the necessities of health and home throughout these difficult winter months. 

We will also have the totes out for this special holiday to help with the Defiance Catholic Food Pantry.  Please bring your non-perishable items and toiletries and place them in the blue binsGod LOVES a Cheerful Giver.  In Thanksgiving for all your generous gifts, God Bless you with holidays & holy days filled with much Faith, Hope & Love.  Thank you.


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