Support Our Priests’ Retirement: Our priests have given their lives in service to us and our parish, and we are most grateful! Please offer your gratitude for those who faithfully served the Diocese of Toledo by donating to the Perpetuate The Gift Appeal.
Priesthood Sunday seeks to reaffirm the priesthood of Jesus Christ and its central place in the life of the Church. This day also specifically honors priests, without whom the Holy Sacraments could not be conferred, for a single day out of the 365 days of the year during which they tirelessly serve their parishes.
Celebrate and thank Fr. Dave today!
Second Hour will be starting at the end of the month. If you are a family with children, you should have received a mailing that has all the information needed to register your saint(s) in the making. If you are a family with children, please take a copy of the mailing available at the church entrances, as well as updating your information with the parish. We are still looking for additional catechists to volunteer their time and give back to our Catholic community. Whether you are available every Wednesday night, or only a couple of Wednesdays a month, we would love to have you with us.
At all the Masses this weekend, we will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of the dedication of St. John’s Church with a reception following in the Parish Life Center. Hope to see you there.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline is October 8.
The next Baptism class is scheduled for September 12 at 11:30 am in the St. Luke room. Parents who have not had a child baptized at St. John’s and plan to do so, need to attend this class. We also encourage expectant parents to attend before your child is born. Call the Parish office at 419-782-7121 to register. The third Sunday of the month is Baptism Sunday at 11:30 am. Contact the Parish office to make arrangements.
Our next meeting of the Fest-For-All is Thursday, Aug. 26 at 7:15 pm in the St. Luke Room. Everyone is welcome to attend and volunteer your time.
Please join us for our 5th Sunday Rosary on August 29 at 3:00 pm at St. John’s. Anyone is welcome to join in this praying of the rosary for families. In fact, with students headed back to school and college this would be a great time to offer this rosary up for students and staff to have a safe and productive school year. Any questions call Mike Boff at 419-782-2405.
The first social gathering will be in the St. Luke Room on Thursday, Aug. 12 at 10:00 am with Fr. Dave in attendance.
If you are interested please call Doreen Mohr 419-785-5936 or Freda Stritt 419-395-1840 so that we will know how to plan for our first get together.