Parish News

Parish News

July 27, 2021 July 13, 2021

Annual Catholic Appeal

Number of pledges/gifts: 168

Parish Target Amount 2021: $36, 138

Total  amount given: $36,292.50

Percent to Target: 100.43

Thank you to all who have taken the time to pledge money to the Annual Catholic Appeal. WE HAVE MET OUR GOAL! Your generosity is a blessing.

 

 

 

July 9, 2021

Religious Education/High School Youth Minister

The St. John the Evangelist and St. Mary Catholic Churches in Defiance, Ohio are welcoming communities of worship and service, dedicated to the faith formation of all its members.  The two parishes share their Religious Education program and are seeking a full-time Coordinator of Religious Education/High School Youth Minister.  As a member of both staffs the applicant must desire to work in a model of collaborative leadership and provide direction for an active Religious Education Program.  The applicant must have some training, education, or experience as a catechist or youth minister.  The applicant must also have a love of the Catholic faith and a love of youth.  Position open immediately.  Ministry Description and Responsibilities available on request.  Send Resume and three references by July 30 to:

Rev. Randy Giesige

Address:  715 Jefferson Avenue, Defiance, OH 43512

Phone:  419-782-2776

Fax:  419-782-1958

Email:  rpgiesige@gmail.com

July 8, 2021 June 14, 2021

Anniversary Mass

Thank you for your witness to the Sacrament of Marriage. The Diocese of Toledo will honor you and other couples celebrating 25, 40, 50, 60 and 60-plus years of marriage at a Mass celebrated by Bishop Daniel E. Thomas on Sunday, October 24, at 3:00 pm, at Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Blvd, Toledo. To register, visit www.toledoanniversarymass.org. Every registering couple is guaranteed an anniversary certificate. Questions? Please contact Alice Jacobs at 419-214-4978 or ajacobs@toledodiocese.org.

 

June 1, 2021 April 30, 2021

St. Joseph Prayer

Beginning Mother’s Day and continuing through Father’s Day weekend, we will be praying a prayer to St. Joseph after communion especially for the needs of our mothers and fathers:

Prayer to St. Joseph: Oh, Saint Joseph, foster-father of Jesus, most pure spouse of the Virgin Mary, pray for us daily to the same Jesus, the Son of God, that we, being defended by the power of His grace may strive to live our lives faithfully. Pray that we will have the grace to speak kindly to each other and to listen attentively. Obtain for us pure, humble, charitable minds, that we will be examples for each other of compassion and understanding. Thank you, dear St. Joseph. Amen.

 

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  • Prayer Shawl
  • Kingsbury Place Mass
  • Second Hr - all locations
  • Adoration
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  • Prayer, lunch & mtg with St. Mary's staff
  • Confession
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  • Beacon of Love Mtg
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  • First Saturday Mass & Confession
  • Cleaning Angels
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  • Confession
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  • Mass at Holy Cross
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Laurels Mass
  • cleaning angels
  • Second Hr - all locations
  • Adoration
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  • Deanery Mtg
  • Staff Prayer
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
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  • First Com Retreat
  • Reconciliation
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  • Interview for Communications Minister
  • Jail Ministry Mtg
  • Pastoral Council
  • Boy Scouts
  • Mens Group Mtg
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  • Bible Study
  • Communications Minister Interview
  • Finance Council
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Voc. Team
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  • Mass at Holy Cross
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Nursing Home Mass
  • Second Hr - all locations
  • Adoration
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  • Mtg with Pam & Cheryl-catechesis
  • Good Grief
  • Staff Prayer
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Beacon of Love Mtg
  • Choir practice
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  • spring cleaning in church
  • Confirmation
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  • Mass at Holy Cross
  • rosary in church
  • Celebrating Seniors Mass
  • Celebrating Seniors lunch
  • Brookview Mass
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Second Hr - all locations
  • Adoration
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  • cleaning angels
  • Staff Prayer
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Beacon of Love Mtg
  • Choir practice
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  • Reconciliation
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  • collection for CPC
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  • collection for CPC
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