Parish News

Parish News

May 16, 2024

 Y.E.S. – Youth Elect Service Project– Youth REGISTRATION

Incoming 8th grade students through graduating seniors are encouraged to join us for the YES service retreat. This 3-day rewarding experience is located at the YMCA and Defiance high school sports complex  beginning June 13, and closes with 4:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, June 15th at St Mary’s Catholic Church. To register, follow this link & register by May 31st.  Invite your friends because the opportunities are endless and the reward is eternal! https://forms.gle/ys9mQQ9fw2yWE7FUA

April 9, 2024

YES – Youth Elect Service Project

 Team Leaders Needed   We’d love for you to join our adult team leaders for the Y.E.S. weekend June 13-15th.  Adult team leaders need to be current college freshmen, up to retirees. Please follow this link to  register by May 20. https://forms.gle/Fvhe8hL1pVQh8mzLA  Contact Renee Kelch with any questions at 419.236.4006. Please answer His call today because the opportunities are endless and the reward is eternal!

April 3, 2024 April 3, 2024

Troop 77 Coffee & Tea Sale

When: April 6 & 7 after Mass/ Where: In the atrium

What: Scouts from Troop 77 will be taking orders for Erie Island Coffee and Harney & Sons Tea. All products are $15 and payment is due upon placing your order. Orders are scheduled to be filled and should be available for pick up after Masses on May 11 & 12.

Why: Fundraiser. We still haven’t had our regular popcorn fundraiser since the pandemic, and the parish was quite supportive of our coffee & tea sales last Spring – for which we are very appreciative.

Coffee: Specialty roasted (8 flavors), 12 oz K-cups, 100% ground Arabian beans/Tea: 4 oz tins (6 flavors), Artisan Loose Thank you for your support!

March 19, 2024

Celebrating Seniors

This Holy Week, consider joining us at St. John for rosary, Mass, lunch and a video on Eucharistic miracles. Rosary begins at 10:40am on Wed, March 27. Offer this time to Our Lord, and prepare for Jesus’s Resurrection with us!

March 19, 2024

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday: Thurs, March 28 – 7:30 pm Service/Adoration until 11:00 pm

Good Friday: Friday, March 29 – 1:00 pm Service/3:00 pm Outdoor Stations

Holy Saturday: Saturday, March 30 – 8:30 pm Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday: Sunday, March 31 – 8:00 am Mass/10:00 am Mass

March 5, 2024

Please donate to the Annual Catholic Appeal:

ACA funds help run Catholic Charities, education of seminarians, youth and young adult coordination for the Diocese, the marriage tribunal ministry, marriage preparation for couples, campus ministry, and more. The theme for this year is “Yesterday, Today and Forever.” We ask that your prayerfully decide what to give this year.

March 5, 2024

Furniture Bank:

We have a great need for new or gently used pots, pans, skillets, dish towels, bath towels, wash clothes and all sizes of bed sheet sets (labeled with size please). If everyone can find a few, it will help a lot. Drop off at the St. Mary Parish Ministry Center or call St. Mary’s office for pick up. (419-782-2776) Thanks for helping those in need.

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

Quick Links

Calendar

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