After much work at combining our bulletin with our sister parish today is our first edition. The reason for the combined effort is to better utilize technology, save time and money. Since the costs of printing is paid for by our advertisers. Please patronize these businesses if you will. They make this professionally printed copy available to our parishes free of charge. A special thank-you to Laurie Metzger at MPHM, who organizes and sends the bulletin to the publisher!
The bulletin deadline will be Mondays by 10:00 a.m. for the upcoming weekend.Anything received after this time will be in the following bulletin.Watch for special deadlines during the holidays.
Free meals are offered to those in need on Thursday evenings at the Methodist Church (across from Dollar General). MPHM prepares the meals four or more times per year. If you are interested in helping with food preparation, baking, or serving, please call our representative/organizer, Nita Walsh. Our next date is July 30.
"Many today agree with and follow whatthe Church asks of us until it relates to us personally. Thensome pick and choose what they will practice or believe, incircles known as a cafeteria catholic. God gives us theserules; both the commandments and Church regulations toallow us to put our lives on a right path." Deacon Stockmaster discussesthe commandments and precepts of the Church in relation to matrimony. Read it here: Deacon's Corner.
H.O.P.E. Food Pantry in Mansfield is in need ofdonations of hygiene items, particularly deodorant,shampoo, toothpaste (not toothbrushes)and dish soap. The pantry is also collectingpeanut butter, macaroni and cheese, and freshproduce. The pantry serves an average of 600Richland County hous holds each month. Donationsmay be delivered from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays to 523 ParkAvenue East, Mansfield, OH 44905.
St. Joseph Church, 117 Sandusky Street, Plymouth hosts their festivalon July 19, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The dinner will feature BBQ chickenor roast pork dinner with salad bar and our famous potato bar, dessert and beverage.Adults $9.00, children 12 and ynder $5.00. Reverse Raffle. Bring the whole family!
Thanks to your generosity we have more than met our goal to complete our masonry restoration project! We will use the additional monies to complete other needed projects in our church such as painting the exterior of the sacristy windows, refinishing the church doors and installing new lighting on the altar.
Restoration donation update: $425.00 collected June 27 and 28; $31,360.00 Total collected to date: $61,155.00.
Adult Bible study is open to all who are at least 16 years of age and have an interest in learning about the Gospel of Luke. You
The group will meet at St. Joseph Hall in Plymouth the fourth Saturday of each month through November. Study begins at 7:00 a.m. for approximately two hours. Free-will donations are requested to cover the cost of materials, casserole breakfast, orange juice and coffee.
Call the St. Joseph Parish Office 419-687-4611 for more information. You do not have to commit to attending each session!
If you are interested in learning moreabout the Catholic Faith and joining the Catholic Church, please call Barb Pifher at 419-347-2381. RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) sessions are starting in September.
Join Bishop Daniel E. Thomas as he leads the Diocese of Toledo on a Pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit to Philadelphia in September!Learn more here: Toledo Diocese.org/ WOMF.
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.