Diocese weather policy: Whenever a county/city within the Diocese of Toledo is placed under a Level 3 Snow Emergency, during which all roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel, the Catholic Churches within that geographic region will cancel the scheduled Saturday Vigil, Sunday, or Holy Day Masses. Roman Catholics in that region, therefore, are dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass. If Masses are cancelled, Catholics are encouraged to participate in Holy Mass via television, radio, or internet, making a spiritual Communion. When Mass is cancelled, all other diocesan, parish, or school events in that geographic region are also cancelled.
A year ago in the spring St. John’s had some repairs made to the school roof, chimneys and cupola. We were aware that the school bell no longer was hung in the cupola, so we asked the contractor if they would bring it down for us. They did. The bell was rusted and covered in paint & roofing spray. Since that time, we have been contemplating where and how to display the bell to honor this historic icon of St. John’s Catholic School. Between the ingenuity of Terry Murnane & Larry Birkemeier, a vision for the bell memorial was set in place. This last week it all came together.
St. John’s Catholic School bell is inscribed on the inside of the bell with the date 10-14-16, that is 1916 of course. If you check the cornerstone on the school, you will see that the building was built in 1914. There will be a plaque placed on the memorial with the date of the bell until the closing of the building as a school in 2008. Please stop by and see this historical icon of St. John’s Catholic Church and School. Thank You to Terry & Larry for a job well done good and faithful servants!
Married couples, on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7 pm, spend quality time with your spouse in our Marriage Enrichment group. We have discussion time and a social hour. We always have a good time together! Join us on Sept. 5.
The next Alpha session will be on Sunday evenings 5:30 to 7:30, beginning Sept. 10. In your small group you will enjoy a meal, watch a video and discuss the video. Alpha will bring you closer to Jesus and those in your group. Call now to reserve a spot for this session. 419-782-7121
Are you interested in joining the Catholic Church? Do you know someone who wants to learn about the Catholic faith? Do you know someone who wants to be baptized or receive First Communion? RCIA classes are starting on Sept. 14. They will be on Thursday nights at 7 pm. Call 419-782-7121 for more information.
It’s is almost time for back to school and soon to follow that is back to Second Hour! The Second Hour Newsletter has been sent to the post office and is headed your way. If you have a child(ren) who are in grades Preschool – 12, please look over this newsletter for information on our catechesis program. Also, please note that we have made several changes to our program and to which grades meet at what locations for this year. All of this information and more is in the newsletter and on the Second Hour page of our website. For more information, contact Jessica West @ firstname.lastname@example.org May this school year be blest with God’s grace and love!
We are looking for help in different areas at the Fest for All. Come to our committee meeting this Tuesday at 7:15 pm in the St. Luke Room.
My fellow parishioners: When Jesus began His ministry, He chose twelve followers to be His core team of disciples. Jesus knew His ultimate fate and needed faithful men to keep His ministry alive. As Chairman of St. John’s Fest-For-All, I’m asking you to seriously consider volunteering for our core team. We’re truly in need of a few more committee leaders. Our next meeting is Aug. 8th, 2017, at 7:15 pm in the St. Luke Room. Please pray on your decision to serve and for the success of our Fest-For-All.
Yours in Christ,
David A Jimenez
Do you know anyone interested in joining the Catholic Church? People are starting to inquire. Classes will be held on Thursday nights at 7:00 in the St. Luke Room beginning September 22. To register, call 782-7121 or email email@example.com.