Parish News

Parish News

August 12, 2021

Fest-For-All

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.

 

August 10, 2021

5th Sunday Rosary by K of C

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.

 

 

July 30, 2021

Attention Widows and Widowers

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.

 

July 27, 2021 July 13, 2021

Annual Catholic Appeal

Number of pledges/gifts: 168

Parish Target Amount 2021: $36, 138

Total  amount given: $36,292.50

Percent to Target: 100.43

Thank you to all who have taken the time to pledge money to the Annual Catholic Appeal. WE HAVE MET OUR GOAL! Your generosity is a blessing.

 

 

 

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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February 2023

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • School Mass
  • Prayer & lunch with St. Mary's staff
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Kingsbury Place Mass- cancelled
  • Appt with parishioner
  • Second Hr - 6th & 7th
  • Second Hr - HS
  • Second Hr - confirmation
2
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Beacon of Love Mtg
  • Choir practice
  • RCIA Faith Sharing
3
  • Confession
  • Rosary
  • Mass
  • First Friday Adoration
  • Home School Gathering
4
  • First Saturday Mass & Confession
  • Cleaning Angels
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
5
6
  • Holy Hour
  • Boy Scouts
7
  • Bible Study
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • 2nd Hr. Elem. Cathechist Mtg
8
  • School Mass
  • Prayer Shawl
  • cleaning angels
  • Second Hr - 6th & 7th
  • Second Hr - HS
  • Second Hr - confirmation
  • Standing Firm
9
  • Staff Prayer
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Beacon of Love Mtg
  • Choir practice
10
11
  • Men's Breakfast
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
  • Holy Cross Reverse Raffle
12
  • Mass
  • Confession
  • Mass
  • scout rel. badge presentation- right before Mass
  • Eucharistic Revival Holy Hour
13
  • women's team
  • Biblical Walk Through the Mass Leaders Mtg
  • Boy Scouts
14
  • Bible Study
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Valentine Dinner
  • Youth Choir
15
  • School Mass
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Nursing Home Mass
  • Second Hr - 6th & 7th
  • Second Hr - HS
  • Second Hr - confirmation
16
  • Staff Prayer
  • Good Grief
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Beacon of Love Mtg
  • Choir practice
  • RCIA Faith Sharing
17
18
  • ACA Commitment Weekend
  • Men's Retreat
  • Reconciliation
  • ACA commitment & video
  • Mass
19
  • ACA Commitment Weekend
  • ACA video shown
  • Mass
  • Confession
  • ACA Commitment & video
  • Mass
  • Rausch rental - bridal shower
20
  • Pastoral Council
  • Boy Scouts
  • Womens Retreat Team
21
  • Bible Study
  • Confession
  • Finance Council
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Voc. Team
  • Youth Choir
  • Palm Burning
22
23
  • Staff Meeting
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Beacon of Love Mtg
  • Choir practice
24
  • Confession
  • Rosary
  • Mass
  • cleaning angels
  • Stations of the Cross
25
  • Men's Breakfast
  • Reconciliation
  • Mass
26
  • Mass
  • Confession
  • Mass
  • baptism - Urbina (Deacon Mark)
  • Fr Dave BWTM grp
27
  • Lieswyn/Mohr small group BWTM
  • M Westrick BWTM
  • Boy Scouts
  • Womens Retreat Team
28
  • Bible Study
  • Confession
  • Rosary in church
  • Mass
  • Pro Life
  • Winkler/Murphy biblical walk group
  • Youth Choir