Saturday, December 14 will be a day of relection on the season. The day begins at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude with 5:00 p.m. Mass and anointing service. Call the parish office to sign-up 419-347-2381.
Advent is a season to prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ and to prepare for His second coming. As Catholics we are to be vigilant and to prepare our hearts and minds for Christ.
Read more about Advent, Catholic Advent traditions and about the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary AdventatMPHM.org.
Due to Christmas and New Year's, please have any announcements you would like in the Dececmber 22, December 29 and January 5 bulletins to the office by noon on Monday, December 16. If you have multiple announcements, specify which bulletin.
The parish office will be closed December 24 through January 1.
MPHM Parish will help by ringing the bell for the Salvation Army this year. Only an hour of your time is needed. Please sign up at the back of the church. Dates for bell ringing are: Thursday, November 21; Friday, December 20 and Monday, December 23 from 3:00 to 6:00.
Please consider donation to Perpetuate the Gift, the annual collection to support the retired priests of the Diocese of Toledo. A retired priest is responsible for his own personal expenses: medical, housing, car, clothing and food. Your gift of support given between October 1 and December 31 will also help by reducing the amount your parish contributes to the fund. A gift of cash or check can be sent to Perpetuate the Gift, PO Box 954, Toledo, OH 43697 or place in your parish collection. A gift may also be made online at ourpriest.org.
If you would like to give a gift of stock or designate a bequest to help our retired priests, please contact Karen Szymanski at 419-244-6711.
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.
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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.