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.

 

Quick Links

Calendar

May 2022

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
2
3
  • Bible Study
  • Celebrating Seniors Mass
  • Celebrating Seniors Lunch
  • Construction mtg
  • Priest Jubilee
  • Youth Choir
4
  • School Mass
  • Prayer Shawl
  • rehearsal for Confirmation
5
  • Amazing Parish prayer
  • Cleaning Angels
  • Day of Prayer
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • RCIA
  • Choir Practice
6
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Home School gathering
  • First Friday Adoration
7
  • First Saturday Mass & Confession
  • Confirmation at St. John's
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
8
9
  • staff prayer
  • Catholic Book Study in PLC
  • Boy Scouts
10
11
  • School Mass
  • Prayer Shawl
  • ?Appt with Bonnie
  • ?Appt with John
  • cleaning angels
12
  • Amazing Parish prayer
  • Deanery Mtg
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Choir Practice
13
14
15
  • Mass
  • Confession
  • Graduation Mass
  • baptisms - Estle & Stuckey
  • Youth Choir Family Potluck
16
  • staff prayer
  • Jail Ministry
  • Boy Scouts
17
  • Bible Study
  • Construction mtg
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Voc. Team in St. Luke
  • Finance Council
18
  • School Mass
  • Fr. Dave Home visit
  • Prayer Shawl
19
  • Amazing Parish prayer
  • Good Grief
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Choir Practice
20
21
  • Transitional Diaconate Ordination
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
  • No weddings for Fr. Dave
22
  • Mass
  • Confession
  • Mass
  • Baptism - Clark
  • Eucharistic Minister Formation Session
23
24
25
  • cleaning angels
  • School Mass
  • Prayer Shawl
26
  • Amazing Parish prayer
  • Calendar & Staff Meeting
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
27
28
  • Priesthood ordination
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
  • No weddings for Fr. Dave
29
30
31