The installation of the Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas as the Eighth Bishop of Toledo will begin with Evening Prayer on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral (2535 Collingwood Boulevard, Toledo) - the public is invited to attend.
The Installation and Mass will be celebrated at Rosary Cathedral the following day, 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. A very limited amount of open seating and parking will be available, beginning at 12:00 noon. Through the generosity of both Franciscan Health and the Andersons, the Installation and Mass will be broadcast live beginning at 2:00 p.m. on WTVG-ABC Channel 13, WTOL-CBS Channel 11, and EWTN on cable. In addition to this, the service will be livestreamed via the Toledo diocesan website Toledodiocese.org.
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 Rosary will be prayed before all Masses and Communion Services during the Month of October. Please come and join us to pray for the church.
The Catholic Faith Explained DVD series will be held Tuesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. and Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level meeting room in the Parish Center. This series begins on October 7 and runs for 10 weeks. Everyone welcome!
A message from Barb Pifher: I have had several requests for an adult Bible Study. If you are interested, please call the Parish Office at 419-347-2381. Once I know how many are interested, I can order materials, pick a date and time and we can begin. No prior Bible knowledge required. Reading the Bible and scripture study is another great way to pray and grow in our relationship with God and his son Jesus.
Just Older Youth is for those who are 60 years and older. We will offer educational programs, activities, trips, social groups and more. An informational meeting will be held on Thursday morning, October 16, following the 9:00 a.m. Mass in the lower level meeting room in the Parish Center.
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.
The Community Christmas Program Toy Department is need of volunteers to help sort and bag toys for children's Christmas gifts. Volunteers are asked to call ahead to see when they are working. Central receiving is located at 29 1/2 Walnut Street Rear. To volunteer or ask questions call 419-347-6307 and ask for Marcia Snyder, Head Toy Chairperson.
Would you like to spend some well-deserved quiet time in prayerand sharing scripture? If so, why not come to a Women ofFaith Bible study, Saturday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in thelower level meeting room in the Parish Center. I wouldlike to starting soon. If interested please call Barb P.at 419-347-2381.
Have you ever wondered why red vestments are worn for Pentecost? Read Deacon Stockmaster's column here... Deacon's Corner.
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.