Read more about Bishop Daniel Thomas at the Diocese of Toledo website: Office of The Bishop.The Catholic Chronicle covers the Bishop's first day in Toledo that included a visit with high school theology students: Catholic Chronicle.
One more teacher for religious education is needed for the first through 6th grade classes. It is our baptismal call to hand on our faith to the children. Please consider helping with this vital ministry in our parish. If you have questions or can volunteer please call Sherry Stockmaster at the parish office. Thank you in advance for giving thoughtful consideration and prayer to this ministry.
Visit the parish festival page for a schedule of events and to download the volunteer sign-up sheet: MPHM Family Festival 2014.
If you knit or crochet please consider joining the Prayer Shawl Ministry. First meeting is September 3 at 9:45 a.m. in the lower level meeting room in the Parish Center. Do you know someone who is in need of a prayer shawl? Just stop by the Parish Center and pick one out. All are welcome!
If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith and joining the Catholic Church, please call Barb Pifher at 419-347-2381. Read more about the Rite Of Christian Initiation from Barb Pifher here: RCIA.
Please join us for First Friday Mass at Most Pure Heart of Mary on Friday, September 5 at 9:00 a.m. Mass is followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 6:00 p.m. with Closing and Benediction. Immediately after Mass is First Friday Breakfast.
Want to know more about Eucharistic Adoration? Read more at AmericanCatholic.org: Eucharistic Adoration.
9:00 a.m. First Saturday Mass on Saturday, September 6 is preceded by Rosary and Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary at 8:30 a.m.
The first class for grades 7 and 8 will be for parents only and will meet at 7:00 p.m. Grades 1 through 6 will meet at 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. All parents are to accompany their child or children the first night. If you have preregistered it will be a matter of checking them in and you may leave, if you have not preregistered you will be asked to fill out a registration form before you leave. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at the parish office or my cell: 419-564-9863. Sherry Stockmaster, Religious Education Coordinator
Grades 7 and 8: Please see the Middle School Class Blog for calendar and class information MPHMMSCCD.blogspot.com.
An updated class schedule and registration form are available here: Religious Education.
If you have a loved one or know of someone who is ill or in need of a pastoral visit with Father or someone from the Ministers of Care please contact the parish. The HIPPA Law prohibits hospitals from contacting the parish when someone is hospitalized. The office can be reached at 419-347-2381.
A special message from Mrs. Rhodes: A new tool has been made available in memory of Mr. David Reihl, who continually made a difference for us with his generous giving of time, talent and treasure. I always advocate looking for ways to not incur more family expense. So now the question really becomes, "how can I maintain current giving levels and still increase giving?" That sounds like a trick question, but it is not. Please remember that donations start with us, but increases don't have to fall completely on the parishioners. Many employers offer company match for charitable donations. If you would like to learn more, please contact your employer's human resource department. They can guide you through the process. Please click on the green label to see if your employer matches funds or provides service hour grants. - Mrs. Lisa Rhodes, St. Mary's Elementary SchoolYou may also find your employer online. Click on the icon above or follow this link Double the Donationto find your employer or learn more about this program.