"To all the faithful of the Diocese of Toledo, as your new shepherd in Christ I pledge that when the evil one comes I will not run away...With all my heart I pledge to love you with every fiber of my being....Today, inspired by the witness of Pope St. John Paul II, enlivened by the installation of a new bishop who comes in the name of Jesus, the good shepherd, and strengthened by the power of the Holy Eucharist we will receive, I invite you, I encourage you, I implore you go out to all the world and tell the good news." - Bishop Thomas
Ignite events in the St. Juan Diego Deanery continues this week at Resurrection Parish, 2600 Lexington Avenue, Lexington on Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Ignite comes to our parish Wednesday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. and nearby to Sacred Heart of Jesus in Bethlemhem Wednesday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Learn more here MassImpact.com.
We are accepting donations of sugar, creamy peanut butter, powdered sugar, light Karo syrup, and chocolate chips. Also, we will be making candy on the following dates and times: Wednesdays: November 5, 12 and 19 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. All helping hands are greatly appreciated no experience necessary.
Starting November 3, Communion Services and weekday Masses in the lower level meeting room in the parish office. Wednesday Masses will be in McFadden Hall.
Following the weekend Masses on November 1 and 2 the SCRIP inventory will be sold in the church vestibule. This inventory will be sold to you at our cost. Please note that scrip credits will not be given on your purchase as you will be purchasing it at our cost. There are limited increments and quantities available. For a list of vendors go here: Vendor List.
Once a priest retires he is responsible for his own personal expenses: medical, housing, car, clothing and food. All funds contributed between October 1 and December 31 help reduce the amount the 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 placed in your parish collection. A gift may also be made online at Our Priest.org.
The book fair will be held October 27 through November 3 in the Theology Room, Monday - Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and after Mass on Saturday and Sunday. A selection of books for all ages will be available. Shop online October 22 through November 11 at ShelbyStMarysBookFair.
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.