TOLEDO, OH—Join the pro-life community of Northwest Ohio for the 40 Days for Life Campaign hosted by Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo’s Respect Life Ministry. Participants gather on the public right-of-way outside of Capital Care, Toledo’s last remaining abortion clinic located at 1160 W. Sylvania Ave.
“We pray and witness to bring the light of Christ Jesus to move the hearts and minds of all present to a deeper appreciation of the dignity of human life,” says Peter Range, Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo’s Director of the Office for Life and Justice. “Through the peaceful, loving witness of pro-life supporters at the abortion facility over the past six years, 43 mothers have chosen life for their pre-born children! Join us to fight for life! Join the movement, and help us end abortion in Northwest Ohio!”
Visit www.40daysforlife.com/toledo for information on how you can sign-up to pray. Each year the Spring Campaign begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes on Palm Sunday, this year March 28, 2021.
Since the international 40 Days for Life began in 2007, over 1 million volunteers in over 50 nations have stood in prayerful witness at abortion clinics to witness to the dignity of human life. Through these prayerful campaigns, over 18,000 babies have been saved from abortion, 211 abortion workers have quit their positions, and 107 abortion facilities have closed!
Your Support of Catholic Charities Ministries is Greatly Appreciated!
We are seeing a surge of individuals needing assistance as the COVID crisis continues to unfold—calls for assistance are going up. The need for shelter, rent and utility assistance is on the rise across our 19-county service area.
During this season of giving, your prayers and generous year-end gift, will help ensure no one seeking help is turned away. Please financially support our life-saving and life-changing ministries! Every gift matters to those we serve.
How Your Donation Helps In Northwest and West Central Ohio
- $30 provides the educational resources to train one Adult Advocacy Services volunteer.
- $50 feeds 10 men, women, and children a day at Helping Hands of St. Louis, serving 225 meals daily.
- $75 provides a night of safe shelter, meals and loving support for a mother and her children at Miriam House.
- $150 ensures an elderly person receives one month of vital home visits and loving guardianship care.
- $300 provides 10 nights of safe shelter, meals and case management support for a family of four at La Posada Family Emergency Shelter.
- $500 provides a week of safe shelter, meals and loving support for a mother and her children at Miriam House.
Thank you in advance for your generosity to those who need it most!
Donating is Easy!
You can make your Catholic Charities donation any number of ways:
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Text GT to 419-314-4628
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Drop Off Or Mail Your Check:
Please (1) Make checks out to Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo; and (2) Drop off or mail check to: Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo, 1933 Spielbusch Ave., Toledo, OH 43604.
For more information on giving options, contact Tom Waniewski, Catholic Charities Development Director at 419.214.4890 or email email@example.com
“It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” ~ St. Teresa of Calcutta
“No matter the circumstances Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo will continue to provide the most basic human needs of food, clothing, and shelter to the people we serve, during this challenging COVID-19 pandemic,” says Executive Director Rodney Schuster. “Especially with your continued support!”
Thanks to all our community partners, supporters, volunteers and loyal staff in these challenging times, all of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo‘s food, shelter and elder assistance programs remain fully operational during the pandemic.
“With volunteer help now limited and food and clothing donations greatly decreased, we continue without pause to serve our communities’ most vulnerable men, women, and children across the Diocese of Toledo,” says Rodney Schuster, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo.
“We ask for your prayers to end this pandemic and to protect our staff and the people we serve. We also ask for your financial support as our ministries are being dramatically stretched,” Rodney Schuster explains, noting donations can be made online. Checks also can be mailed to Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo, 1933 Spielbusch Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43604.
Catholic Charities La Posada Family Emergency Shelter in Toledo and Miriam House in Norwalk, a transitional shelter for homeless women and children, remain open.
Hope Pantry in Mansfield is providing bagged groceries from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Helping Hands of St. Louis is providing bagged meals 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and snack packs from 1 – 3 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday.
The Helping Hands Food Pantry is providing groceries Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Hygiene products are being distributed from the Helping Hands Food Pantry Wednesdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
The Helping Hands Clothing Center is closed right now to process donations. We hope to hope to re-open soon to serve guests and begin accepting new donations of clothing, shoes, bedding, and small household items. Stay tuned.
“Rest assured, Catholic Charities will continue to follow the example Jesus gave us by serving the poor and healing the sick in these challenging times,” Mr. Schuster adds. “Thank for you prayers and generous support!”
Individuals and families needing assistance or wanting to volunteer/assist with donation drives are encouraged to reach out to their nearest Catholic Charities office: 419.244.6711 – Toledo; 419.524.0733 – Mansfield; 419.668.3073 – Norwalk; and 419.502.0043 – Sandusky. Thank you! God Bless!
A one-day virtual clinical training event: Healing After Abortion, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Diocese of Detroit and several Michigan Dioceses, will be held Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, via ZOOM from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Clergy and Religious, Social Workers / Therapists / Counselors, Parish Nurses, Pregnancy Crisis Center Staff, Pastoral Care Staff, Spiritual Directors, Youth and Young Adult Ministry staff and other interested individuals also are invited to attend this virtual clinical training event.
This training event will feature presentations addressing specific areas of healing after abortion, including trauma, shame, post-abortion stress, grief and how faith plays a role in healing. The day will also include a specific session for priests, stories from women and men who found healing through Project Rachel, and an overview of the Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat model.
8:30 – 9 a.m. | Welcome, Introductions, Project Rachel & Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries
9 – 10:30 a.m. | Fr. Ken Schmidt – Trauma
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Deena Cantu-LaPres – Post-Abortion Stress and Shame
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. | Sister Colleen Ann Nagle | How Faith Plays a Role in Healing
12:30 – 1 p.m. | Lunch Break
1 – 1:30 p.m. | Witness talks from a post-abortive couple and an individual
1:30 – 2 p.m. | Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat Overview & Project Rachel Referral Network
2 – 3 p.m. | Priest Panel Discussion (for Clergy only)
This is a free event for Clergy and Religious, but organizers are asking others to consider a suggested donation of $25 to help cover costs.
All attendees are to register at project-rachel-virtual-training.eventbrite.com
After completing registration on Eventbrite, you will be emailed an order confirmation containing a registration link for the ZOOM webinar.
For more information: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Event is sponsored by: Archdiocese of Detroit, Dioceses of Lansing, Saginaw and Kalamazoo, and Diocese of Grand Rapids’ Catholic Charities West Michigan.