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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
What does God ask us to do in Matthew 25:36 “I 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.
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com; or Tim and Connie McDonough at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 bins. God 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.