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May 19 Prayer Vigil for Life led by Bishop Daniel E. Thomas

TOLEDO, OH—To show support for life, people of all faiths are invited to join our Prayer Vigil for Life led by Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, on Saturday, May 19, at 11 a.m., at ProMedica’s Headquarters at 100 Madison Avenue, in Toledo, OH. 

This prayer vigil is being held to peacefully protest the transfer agreement ProMedica signed in February with the Toledo abortion mill, Capital Care Network. 

Please arrive by 10:45 a.m. Parking is available at nearby parking garages.

“The Catholic community throughout the Diocese of Toledo is heartbroken,” Bishop Daniel E. Thomas said. “ProMedica’s decision to authorize the patient-transfer agreement with Capital Care Network, the only remaining abortion clinic in the metro Toledo area, endorses the taking of innocent human life.

“We believe the aim of all health care providers should be to promote the healing and protection of all human life, not to facilitate the destruction of the most vulnerable in our community,” Bishop Thomas said. “We lament this tragic decision. We exhort all people of good will to join in recognizing and protecting the dignity and sanctity of each human person.” 

Over 10,000 signatures garnered in support of this “Stand for Life” will be presented to ProMedica’s Board of Directors this Saturday, May 19, asking them to reconsider this transfer agreement. You may sign the petition at www.petition.life.

“It doesn’t make sense that a hospital in the business of saving lives, partners with a facility which soul aim is to end human life, the life of the unborn child,” says Peter Range, Director of Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo Office for Life and Justice. 

“Our witness and practice of prayer is needed now more than ever,” says Rodney Schuster, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo. “I invite you to join many other prayer warriors during our May 19 Prayer Vigil  For Life at ProMedica’s Headquarters.”

Prayer Vigil

This past fall, two babies were saved from abortion in Toledo. Check out this article: https://40daysforlife.com/2017/10/30/toledo-ohio/. In the past three years, 21 babies were saved from the efforts of Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo’s Respect Life ministry.

Contact Peter Range, Catholic Charities Director of the Office for Life and Justice, at prange@toledodiocese.org or call 419-214-4933 for more information.

Project Rachel Healing Retreat for Women May 19

Suffering from a past abortion? You’re not alone. Connect with local support and resources and explore other women’s and men’s experiences. Begin your healing journey and experience God’s mercy.

Join our day-long “Entering Canaan” Day of Prayer and Healing Retreat for Women hosted by Project Rachel, a ministry of Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo, Saturday, May 19, 2018.
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For more information and confidential reservations, please call 1-888-456-HOPE or 419-260-5811. Or email projectrachel@toledodiocese.org. Cost of retreat is $25.

Visit hopeafterabortion.com for more information on Project Rachel. God Bless! 

 

July 28 Helping Hands of St. Louis 15th Annual Golf Outing

BEDFORD HILLS, MI—Looking for a great way to give back and help others this summer?  Time to put together your team for the 15th Annual Helping Hands of St. Louis Golf Outing, on Saturday, July 28, at Bedford Hills Golf Club, 6400 Jackman Road, Temperance, MI 48182.

Our 4-pGolf_Outing_1_save_for_weberson Scramble includes: 18 holes of golf with cart, hot dog at the turn, beverage tickets, New York Strip Steak and Chicken dinner at completion of play, raffles and prizes! And the winning team’s names will be engraved on a trophy permanently displayed at Helping Hands of St. Louis, 443 Sixth St., Toledo, OH.

Early bird registration is $80 per person, if received by Saturday, July 7. Regular $90 per person registration begins Sunday, July 8 and runs through Saturday, July 21.

Not a golfer? Consider becoming a sponsor! All proceeds benefit Helping Hands of St. Louis, a ministry of Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo. Helping Hands Outreach Center’s ministries include a soup kitchen serving 250 meals daily. Our food pantry, clothing center, hot showers and hygiene products support low income and homeless families.

For more information on event sponsorship or to register a team, please contact SueShrewsbery (419) 691-0613, ext. 2, or email sshrewsbery@toledodiocese.org. Thank you and God bless!

Join Us April 26 Catholic Business Network with Richard Lane

TOLEDO, OH—You’re invited to the next Catholic Business Network breakfast, Thursday, April 26. Richard Lane, Catholic evangelist and son of NFL Hall of Fame legend Dick “Night Train” Lane, continues our quarterly breakfast speaker series with his talk,“Encountering the Lord Personally.” 

This new Catholic Charities ministry invites people of all faiths to exploRichard Lanere ways of living and promoting Catholic values in the workplace.

The free event will be held at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, 4201 Heatherdowns Boulevard, Toledo OH. Registration, networking and free continental breakfast at 7 a.m. followed by hour-long program at 7:30 a.m. 

Limited seating is available, so please register early.

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For more information, call Kate Pomrenke at 419.214.4898; or email kpomrenke@toledodiocese.org.

 

 

"I Served A Saint" Catholic Charities Gala Set for April 17

MAUMEE, OH Join us! Catholic Charities Spring Gala: “I Served A Saint” with Mario Enzler & Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, will be held Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at The Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. Both men will share their experiences serving under Pope John Paul II.

p. 5 - Mario EnzlerKeynote speaker Mario Enzler will share how his experiences serving as a member of the Vatican’s elite military corps, the Swiss Guard, and his relationship with Pope John Paul II, transformed him personally and professionally to become a better man, executive, and leader. He is currently a professor at The Busch School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America.

Also speaking will be The Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas, Bishop of the DioBishop Thomascese of Toledo, who also served under Pope John Paul II for 15 years as an Official of the Congregation for Bishops at the Holy See, Vatican City State, and as an Adjunct Spiritual Director at the Pontifical North American College Seminary, Rome, Italy. On March 9, 1995, he was named Chaplain to His Holiness by Pope John Paul II and later named Prelate of Honor by Pope John Paul II on March 19, 2005.

A VIP Reception for event sponsors with Mario Enzler and Bishop Thomas begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner program begins at 6:30 p.m. Purchase Dinner Tickets Online through Monday, April 9, 2018.

Attendees will choose their entree the night of the Gala from these options:

  • Sautéed Boneless Chicken Breast served with Marsala
  • Filet of Beef topped with Garlic Butter
  • Spinach Ravioli served with Marinara

To Become an Event Sponsor contact Jeff Grilliot, Catholic Charities Director of Development at 419.214.4890 or email jgrilliot@toledodiocese.org.

Help Catholic Charities raise funds to meet the increasing need for food, shelter, medical care and more. Our transformative ministries provide help and hope to over 45,000 individuals of all faiths, annually, in the 19-county Diocese of Toledo.

Gala Tickets

Join Our 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil March 22

TOLEDO, OH—Join us for an hour of peaceful prayer to end abortion, as the pro-life community of Northwest Ohio comes together for the 40 Days for Life Spring Prayer Vigil hosted by Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo’s Respect Life Ministry.

We’ll gather at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018, on the sidewalk of Capital Care abortion facility, 1160 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo’s last remaining abortion clinic. We’ll 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.

May our prayer 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. Fight for Life! Sign our petition at: www.petition.life!

Since the international 40 Days for Life Campaign began in 2007, over 750,000 volunteers in over 40 nations have stood in prayerful witness at abortion clinics to witness to the dignity of human life. Through these prayerful campaigns, nearly 14,000 babies have been saved from abortion, 170 abortion workers have quit their positions, and 90 abortion facilities have shut down!

Join the movement, and help us end abortion in Northwest Ohio! For more information visit www.40daysforlife.com/toledo. Or email Peter Range, Office for Life & Justice Director at prange@toledodiocese.org

 

Catholic Charities Hosts March 3 Consumer Resource Fair

MANSFIELD, OH—Catholic Charities is hosting the 8th Annual Consumer Resource Fair, as part of National Consumer Protection Week, on Saturday, March 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Richland Mall.

“The purpose of National Consumer Protection Week is to educate and empower consumers on how to make informed decisions when it comes to their financial affairs,” said Rebecca Owens, Regional Director for Mansfield Catholic Charities. “We continue to see many people being preyed upon by scams and identify theft because they’re desperate to meet basic needs of food, shelter and medical care.”

CatholicCharities_logoCatholic Charities and 20+ organizations will provide free information on managing money and debt, protecting personal identification, and avoiding identify theft and scams.

Participants include the Ohio Attorney General’s office, Civista Bank, GROhio Credit Union, Mechanics Bank, Richland Bank, Sutton Bank, Richland County Adult Protective Services/JFS, Mansfield-Richland Public Library/First Call-211, Habitat for Humanity, Third St. Family Health Services, and Ohio Division of Financial Institutions. Richland County Sheriff’s office will be fingerprinting.

“Catholic Charities partners with the Ohio Attorney General’s office each year,” said Rebecca Owens, Catholic Charities Regional Director. “We do our best to be proactive in educating our community on important financial matters.”

For more info, contact Diane Bemiller at 419.524.0733, ext. 228, or email dbemiller@toledodiocese.org.

National Catholic Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers - Feb. 26

Diocese of Toledo Bishop Daniel E. Thomas and the U.S. Bishops are calling for a National Catholic Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers on Monday, February 26, asking the faithful across the nation to call their Members of Congress to protect Dreamers from deportation, to provide them a path to citizenship, and to avoid any damage to existing protections for families and unaccompanied minors in the process.

USCCB logoCardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, USCCB President; Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, USCCB Vice President; and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, in a joint statement said:

“We are deeply disappointed the Senate was not able to come together in a bipartisan manner to secure legislative protection for the Dreamers. With the March 5th deadline looming, we ask once again that Members of Congress show the leadership necessary to find a just and humane solution for these young people, who daily face mounting anxiety and uncertainty.

“Our faith compels us to stand with the vulnerable, including our immigrant brothers and sisters. We have done so continually, but we must show our support and solidarity now in a special way. Now is the time for action.” 

2018 March for Life in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC—Over 12 busloads of Northwest Ohio students and adults, upwards of 800 faithful from across the Diocese of Toledo, will join Bishop Daniel E. Thomas for the 2018 March for Life in Washington D.C. on January 20, 2018. 

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Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo’s 2018 March for Life Trip includes two nights at the Marriott Hotel, 1325 2nd Street NE, Washington, D.C., as well as free time to tour the city. The group departs Thursday, January 18, at 3 p.m. and will return Saturday evening, January 20.

Thursday, January 18

2 p.m. Gather at St. Thomas More – 425 Thurstin Ave., Bowling Green, OH 43402

3 p.m. Depart St. Thomas More for Washington, D.C.

Midnight  Arrive at Marriott Hotel, 1325 2nd Street NE, Washington, D.C.

Friday, January 19

10 a.m. Mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception – with Bishop Daniel E. Thomas of the Diocese of Toledo and Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia – 400 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20017

11:45 a.m. Gather at National Mall – 600 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC, 20560

Noon   March For Life Rally: National Mall

12:30 p.m.  Rally Point for Diocese of Toledo – Constitution and 12th Street 

3:30 p.m.  Meet with Representative Bob Latta – Rayburn Office Building

Saturday, January 20

3 p.m.  Load up for Home – Marriott Hotel, 1325 2nd Street NE, Washington, D.C.

Midnight   Arrive in Bowling Green, OH – 425 Thurstin Avenue, Bowling Green, OH

Participants are from Tiffin Right to Life; Toledo Notre Dame Academy; Port Clinton Immaculate Conception; Diocese of Toledo Youth Ministry and Seminarians; Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo; Delphos St. John; Toledo St. Johns Jesuit; Sandusky Life Teen; Oregon Cardinal Stritch High School and Academy; Swanton St. Richard; Toledo Central Catholic High School; St. Patrick’s Heatherdowns.

Colleges and universities participating include: Bowling Green State University; University of Toledo; Heidelberg University; Tiffin University; Mercy College of Ohio; Lourdes University; Owens Community College; and Defiance College.

If you have questions, contact trip coordinator Peter Range, Director of Catholic Charities Office for Life and Justice, at prange@toledodiocese.org or 440-821-1533 (cell).

 

Help Neighbors In Need Enjoy The Holidays

TOLEDO, OH—With your help, Helping Hands of St. Louis will make the holidays much brighter for many who would otherwise go without. We ask all donated items be dropped off by 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 19 to Helping Hands of St. Louis, 443 Sixth Street, Toledo, OH, so they can be sorted and ready to go for these December events. 

Boneless HamUpwards of 200 Christmas Food Baskets are being prepared for needy families, with enough food for three or four meals. Donated items needed include: turkeys, boneless hams, onions, instant mashed potatoes, stuffing mix, canned gravy, canned sweet potatoes, canned fruit, and other side dishes, butter, eggs, oil, dessert mixes, apples, and oranges.

The Helping Hands of St. Louis Elves are alCloseup Santa With Kidsso collecting candy canes, new unwrapped toys for kids 12 and under, coats, mittens, gloves, hats, boots, shoes, socks and underwear. New gift items for the kids to pick from Santa’s Workshop to give as gifts to Mom and Dad are also welcomed. These items will be handed out at the annual Children’s Christmas Party, Tues., Dec. 19.

The Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas, Bishop of the Diocese of Toledo, will join volunteers at Helping Hands of St. Louis in serving the festive annual Christmas Meal, Thurs., Dec. 21. Questions? Contact Sue Shrewsbery at 419.619.0613 or email sshrewsbery@toledodiocese.org.

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Catholic Charities makes real the love God has for each individual regardless of faith or background, by serving the poor, speaking for and assisting the neglected and forgotten, respecting and promoting life from beginning to end, and nurturing and supporting individuals and families.

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