The co-chairs of the first Winner Winner Chicken Dinner are pleased to announce a profit of $36,000. Thanks to all who worked long hours to make this possible. To read the full letter, the profit-and-loss statement, and a list of winners please click here: WWCD_letter.
A special thanks to Brittany Schock for sharing this video featuring highlights from our special evening. See the video here on YouTube: WWCDvideo.
Thanks to Fr. Jim for his loving kindness to us and our companion animals. See an online photo album here: MPHMPetBlessing/facebook.com.
Bishop Thomas has requested that all families attend the deanery wide conference on families being held October 14 at St. Mary of the Snows, Mansfield. Dinner is at 6:00 p.m. with a presentation at 7:00 p.m. by Dr. John Wood and the Frizzell Family, those that attended the conferences in Philadelphia with the Pope. Mark your calendars now to attend this informative and fun event within our deanery.
There will not be religious education at MPHM Wednesday, October 14 due to the World Meeting of Families Deanery Event that evening.
"Tracing the cross on oneself...should remind us of Christ's salvific act for us as he died on the cross. In our modern day, we often see misuse of this sacred symbol." Read more of Deacon Fred Stockmaster's here: Deacon's Corner.
Barb Pifher reminds us that adult leaders are needed to help with this ministry that begins in September and continues through may. Please contact Barb at the parish office.
"On Monday, August 3, the U.S. Senate voted down a motion to proceed to a bill that would cut off funding for Planned Parenthoodand redirect that funding to women's health organizations. While the vote is a setback in our fight for life, the debate over funding Planned Parenthood will continue this fall. Thus, I urge the Catholics of the Diocese of Toledo and all people of goodwill to continue to work to end the scourge of abortion and protect life." Read the entire statement from Bishop Thomas here CatholicChronicle.org
Bishop Thomas Statement on Supreme Court Decision Regarding Marriage:When human law contradicts or directly opposes Divine law, we are bound in conscience to follow and honor not the human, but the Divine. When human law devalues, dishonors or rejects human life, we treasure, honor and respect all human life. When human law denies nature, reason and revelation, we honor and respect the complementarity of men and women. When human law may result in bigotry, bias and discrimination, we will continue to love, honor and respect all persons created in the image and likeness of God. In light of the recent Supreme Court decision on "marriage," please visit ToledoDiocese.org to read the collective statement from the Bishops of Ohio and the statement from Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
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.