Parish News

Parish News

September 11, 2018

RCIA beginning soon

For anyone interested in joining the Catholic Church, now is the time to sign-up for RCIA. Classes are held on Thursday evenings at 7 pm beginning Sept. 20. Call the Parish office to register. 419-782-7121

September 10, 2018

Second Hour Parent Meeting & Registration

Hopefully you have received your Second Hour Newsletter in the mail!  We apologize if you did not but you can still find hard copies at the parish office and in the church or an electronic copy on the Second Hour page of our website.

Please plan to attend the Parent Meeting and Registration night this Wednesday, September 12th from 7 – 8pm at Holy Cross Catholic School in the Chapel.  Second Hour Staff will be available from 7 – 8 pm to receive your registration form and fee for youth in grades Preschool – 12th.  At 7pm, Jessica West will present the changes to the Parent/Mentor component of the program, explain the Family Nights, clarify the schedule for the year, and answer any questions you may have about Second Hour.  We highly encourage you to attend the parent meeting, especially if you have a student in grades 1 – 5.

Please plan to register your youth by / on Wednesday night and we look forward to beginning our classes with our youth and families on Wednesday September 19th!

August 14, 2018

August 15 – Holy Day of Obligation

August 15 is the Holy of Of Obligation for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. St. John’s will have Mass at 6 pm on August 14 and at noon on August 15. St. Mary’s will have Mass at 8 am and 6:30 pm on Aug. 15 at Holy Cross Catholic School Chapel.

August 8, 2018


RCIA classes will be held on Thursday nights beginning in September. The first few RCIA classes are a period of Inquiry. There is no obligation involved in attending these meetings. They are intended to help people decide whether they want to learn about the Faith. Call 782-7121 or email to sign up.

August 8, 2018


The fall session of Alpha will be held on Sundays 5:30 to 7:30 pm beginning Sept. 9 to Nov. 25. Each night there will be a meal, a video, and table discussion. All adults are encouraged to attend.

August 8, 2018

Catholic Book Clum

On Monday, August 13 at 6:30 pm in the St. Luke Room, we will discuss and watch “The Scarlet and the Black by J.P. Gallagher. This is the true story of a priest who saved Jews and POWs during World War II. All are welcome to attend

May 8, 2018

Deacon Don Meyer’s 25th Anniversary

Congratulations to Deacon Don Meyer on his 25th year of ordination. He was ordained a permanent deacon on May 15, 1993 at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral. Deacon Don, Clara and their family have been a very important part of St. John’s ministries for the past 25 years and touched the lives of many through their love for our parish and God’s people. If you would like to send a card congratulating Don and thanking him for his many years of service you may send it to:

Deacon Don Meyer                                                                                                                      19661 St. Rt. 18                                                                                                                       Defiance, OH 43512

May 8, 2018

Catholic Book Club

On Monday, May 14, at 6:30 pm in the St. Luke Room, we will discuss Dead Man Walking and we will watch the movie. The book is an unprecedented look at the human consequences of the death penalty. Join us

April 25, 2018

The Ministry Summit

Just a reminder to All in the Parish involved in any ministries, to come to The Ministry Summit, this Sunday, April 29th from 7 to 8:30 pm in the Church Basement.

We will have the opportunity to gather, share, and reflect on our ministries and how we each share in the building up of the Body of Christ and one another.

March 22, 2018

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