Deacon's Corner column will soon be finished with the topics of The Sacraments. In previous columns, we've already covered the Mass. What would you like to see as bulletin columns? I am open for ideas...send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org or call me 419-564-9864. Perhaps more detail in a particular area or a topic or series of topics not yet covered. There is no guarantee that these will be used, but I would like to hear from you what you would like to learn more about!
Deacon Stockmaster presents the final column on the Sacraments: "It is always a blessing to hear the voice of God within our lives! Today, with all the noise in the world, it is so easy to miss the whispers and guidance God gives young men to hear his call. It is always more popular to follow the crowd; choose jobs that have high esteem, or careers that bring in high dollars. Doing God's will brings better and greater benefits not defined by our workplace." Read more here: Deacon's Corner.
The Summer Fest Picnic will be held on Sunday, August 9th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Shelby Country Club. There is no charge for this event!
Recently a mailing with an order form and information for the Winner Winner Chicken Dinner was mailed to parishioners. If you did not receive any or part of the Winner Winner Chicken Dinner information please accept our apology as our mailing software had a glitch and a few people were left off inadvertently. Please contact Nicole at the Parish Office 419-347-2381.
The Winner Winner Chicken Dinner will be Saturday, September 12th. Raffle tickets are $100each. The top prize will be either a two year lease on a Ford Escape or $10,000.00 in cash.Much thanks to Colton Penwell, Jake Penwell and Maddie Beer who continue to work hard.Please contact them or the parish office if you would like to help out!
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).
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.
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.
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.