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Parish News

January 30, 2024

Stations of the Cross

We will be praying the Stations of the Cross each Friday at 5:00 pm during Lent: Please consider setting aside what will be less than an hour of time to pray and reflect on the Lord’s passion, where we are reminded of the meaning and purpose that his love and sacrifice have in our lives.  We challenge you to bring a friend who may have never experienced the grace of humility gained by these prayers and reflections.

January 30, 2024 January 8, 2024 January 8, 2024 December 13, 2023

End of year donations to the church:

The end of 2023 is quickly approaching, but you still have time to make a tax deductible donation or gift to the church.

All 2023 tax deductible donations must be postmarked or received in the parish office no later than Dec. 31, 2023.

Collection envelopes: All envelopes and donations received in the New Year’s Eve collection will be recorded in 2023. All collection envelopes and donations received in the New Year’s Day collection will be recorded in 2024.

December 13, 2023 December 1, 2023 November 27, 2023 November 22, 2023 October 24, 2023

Scammers pose as priests in texts/emails:

Have you received text messages, emails, or messages through Facebook messenger from someone claiming to be your pastor and asking for money or gift cards, indicating it’s an emergency? Don’t give. It’s not your pastor. It’s a scam. Your pastor will never contact a parishioner directly with an emergency request for cash or gift cards. Messages asking parishioners to help fulfill a need would come through the parish’s or the diocese’s official communication channels or be accomplished through a collection approved by the diocese. In addition, please note that neither your parish nor the diocese will ever sell or give away parishioners’ personal information.

If you’re not sure about a text or email you’ve received, do not respond. Call your parish office right away to notify a staff member. You can also file a report through the Federal Trade Commission’s Complaint Assistant which helps the FTC detect patterns of fraud and abuse by going to reportfraud.ftc.gov. The email that Fr. Dave uses is dcirata@toledodiocese.org. The email that Fr. Jason uses is Jdsouza@stjohndefiance.org.

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February 2024

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • staff mtg
  • Prayer & lunch with St. Mary's staff
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Beacon of Love Mtg
  • Choir practice
2
  • Confession
  • Rosary
  • Mass
  • First Friday Adoration
  • Home School in St Luke
3
  • First Saturday Mass & Confession
  • Cleaning Angels
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
4
  • Mass
  • Confession
  • Youth Mass
  • baptism luncheon
5
  • Holy Hour
  • Jesus in the Eucharist
  • Boy Scouts
6
  • Bible Study
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Women Retreat Tm Mtg
  • Youth Choir
7
  • Mass at Holy Cross
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Kingsbury Place Mass
  • cleaning angels
  • Second Hr - all locations
  • Adoration
8
  • Staff Prayer
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Beacon of Love Mtg
  • Choir practice
9
10
  • Men's Breakfast
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
11
12
  • Jesus in the Eucharist
  • womens retreat team
  • Boy Scouts
13
  • Bible Study
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Valentine Dinner
  • Women Retreat Tm Mtg
  • Youth Choir
14
15
  • Good Grief
  • Staff Prayer
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • women retreat set up - Emmaus
  • Mass
  • Beacon of Love Mtg
  • Choir practice
16
  • Confession
  • Rosary
  • Mass
  • Stations of the Cross
  • cleaning angels
  • women retreat set up - Emmaus
17
  • Womens Retreat
  • Reconciliation
  • ACA video shown
  • Mass
18
  • ACA video shown
  • Mass
  • Confession
  • ACA video shown
  • Mass
  • Rite of Election at Cathedral
19
  • Jesus in the Eucharist
  • Pastoral Council
  • Boy Scouts
20
  • Bible Study
  • Finance Mtg
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Voc. Team
  • Women Retreat Tm Mtg
  • Youth Choir
21
  • Mass at Holy Cross
  • Prayer Shawl
  • cleaning angels
  • Nursing Home Mass
  • Second Hr - all locations
  • Adoration
22
  • Steve mtg with Matt Joost, Larry
  • Staff Prayer
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Beacon of Love Mtg
  • Choir practice
23
  • Confession
  • Rosary
  • Mass
  • Stations of the Cross
24
  • Men's Breakfast
  • Schaffer family - Emmaus Hall
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
  • Speaker re Men's Retreat before Mass
25
  • Mass
  • Speaker re Men's Retreat
  • Confession
  • Mass
  • Speaker re Men's Retreat
  • Adoration & Potluck
26
  • Jail Ministry Mtg
  • Jesus in the Eucharist
  • Boy Scouts
27
  • Bible Study
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Pro Life
  • Youth Choir
28
  • Mass at Holy Cross
  • Brookview Mass
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Second Hr - all locations
  • Adoration
29
  • Staff Prayer
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Beacon of Love Mtg
  • Choir practice