Parish News

Parish News

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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December 2021

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  • School Mass
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Second Hour in St. Luke &Youth building
  • 1st Reconciliation at HCCS
  • DECEMBER
2
  • Amazing Parish prayer
  • Amazing Parish Mtg
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Choir practice
  • RCIA
3
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Home School gathering
  • First Friday Adoration
4
  • First Saturday Mass & Confession
  • Cleaning Angels
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
5
6
  • staff prayer
  • Holy Hour
  • Children's Choir
  • Boy Scouts
  • Lightle internship project
7
  • Bible Study
  • Celebrating Seniors Mass
  • Celebrating Seniors Lunch
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Youth Choir
8
  • School Mass
  • Prayer Shawl
  • cleaning angels
  • Mass
9
  • Amazing Parish prayer
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Choir practice
  • RCIA
  • Shelly vacation
10
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Shelly vacation
11
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13
  • staff prayer
  • Catholic Book Study in PLC
  • Day of Grace
  • Children's Choir
  • Boy Scouts
14
  • Bible Study
  • Construction mtg
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Youth Choir
15
  • School Mass
  • Prayer Shawl
  • First Reconciliation
  • Second Hour in Youth building
16
  • Amazing Parish prayer
  • Amazing Parish Mtg
  • Staff Meeting
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Choir practice
  • RCIA
17
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • cleaning angels
18
  • Wedding ceremony
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass - Fr. Stites
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20
  • staff prayer
  • Children's Choir
  • Boy Scouts
21
  • Bible Study
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Youth Choir
  • Voc. Team in St. Luke
22
  • Cleaning angels
  • School Mass
  • Prayer Shawl
23
  • Amazing Parish prayer
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Choir practice
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  • Construction mtg
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Pro Life in St. Mt Rm.
  • Office closed
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  • Amazing Parish prayer
  • Wedding
  • Confession
  • Wedding Rehearsal
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Office closed
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