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2020 Diocesan Celebration of Wedding Anniversaries
Congratulations on your milestone wedding anniversary! 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 25th, at 3:00 pm, at Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Blvd, Toledo. Thank you for your witness to the Sacrament of Marriage.
Every registering couple is guaranteed an anniversary certificate. For more information regarding this event and to register please visit www.toledoanniversarymass.org
or contact Alice Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-214-4978.
*Because of the current health situation:
- we are limiting seating to the first 100 couples to register. Each attending couple will be allowed one additional guest to accompany them if necessary
- all couples that register will receive a certificate
- all those not in attendance may watch a live-stream of the Mass
A Quick Introduction from Fr. Doug Taylor Greetings! Happy Easter to all of you. No doubt you have heard by now that your pastor, Fr. Eric Mueller has been chosen by Bishop Thomas to be the next pastor of Epiphany of the Lord Parish on the east side of Toledo, and that he has selected me to replace Fr. Eric.
I have always heard great things about Defiance and both parishes there, so I am excited about this assignment. When Bishop Thomas told me of his decision, he made reference to an old Italian adage that translates as “the right statue for the right niche.” Trusting that Bishop Thomas knows you and me, and that he wants to see all of us flourish in ministry, I am confident that this will be a good match.
I was raised in Toledo at St. Patrick’s of Heatherdowns Parish, and like my four siblings, attended Central Catholic High School. I earned a B.S. in 1987 from BGSU with a major in biology, minor in chemistry, and emphasis in marine biology. I studied oceanography in Mississippi for four years, when I entered seminary in 1991, studying for the Diocese of Biloxi. I attended Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans for three years before I transferred home to study for the Diocese of Toledo in 1994. I finished seminary by studying three years at the Pontifical College Josephinum, and was ordained in 1997.
I have had assignments in all areas of our diocese except the northwest corner, so this is a great chance for me to meet all new folks and explore new areas. I like bicycle touring, and exploring the creeks and rivers in my kayak.
I am writing this exactly 10 weeks before July 1st, so I am very aware of the need to be patient and focus on the work right in front of me. I look forward to introducing myself (in much more detail) to you once I arrive in July. Please pray for me as I pray for you and for Fr. Eric.
God Bless you and keep you safe!
Fr. Doug Taylor
Beginning Friday, March 20, the Parish office will be closed to everyone but employees. The church will remain open Monday through Saturday for silent prayer from 8 am to 4 pm until further notice. Let us pray for one another and affected by the coronavirus. God Bless and stay healthy.
Our spring cleaning scheduled for this Saturday has been cancelled. We will let you know when we reschedule.
Coronavirus Update #2 URGENT (002)
Our ministries to the hospitals, nursing homes and homebound have been suspended as of now. Please keep these people in your prayers as these ministries may be the only interaction they have with our church.