A special message from the Staff of Most Pure Heart of Mary:
After much discussion we decided we would like to organize aSpiritual Bouquet. It's easy to do and Father will appreciate the prayers. Read the entire letter and download the card here: Spiritual Bouquet Card.
Graduating seniors should have received an invitation to the Graduation Mass on May 15. If you haven't gotten an invitation contact Kari Krebs. We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments as a parish community!
Please bring donations of non-persihable items. Be careful to donate only foods that are not outdated according to their labels. Thank you.
We will be serving summer lunches for the kids and are asking for money donations to help buy food. A lot of food is needed to serve nearly 200 children a day for a week. Please label any donations as "summer lunch program" and drop your donations in the collection basket or at the church office. If writing a check please make it out to St. Mary Summer Lunch. We appreciate your kindness.
We are looking for people to spend time with the Lord during the First Friday hours of adoration. Contact Barb Pifher or the parish office to enrich your prayer life.
To meet the needs of our local church the 2016 Annual Catholic Appeal Campaign is underway. The campaign goal is $2,800,000 and our parish goal is $25,000.
We can assure the continued existence of many important programs that help tens of thousands in our Diocese each year; education of our seminary students, care of the sick and needy are among them. Please respond generously when you are asked to make your pledge. For more information, visit the Diocesan website at ToledoDiocese.org/annual-catholic-appeal.
A church community unites us under Christ as our center and because of that relationship; we are all brothers and sisters in Jesus, our Lord. Read more here: Deacon's Corner.
"The Jubilee of Mercy that Pope Francis has called, from December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016, is an Extraordinary Jubilee. Pope Francis called this particular Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy to direct our attention and actions "on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the Father's actions in our lives...a time when the witness of believers might grow stronger and more effective".
Visit the USCCB online to learn more: USCCB/jubileeofmercy.org
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.