Stand for Life! Sign Our Petition at: www.petition.life!

TOLEDO—To show support for life, people of all faiths are invited to sign a petition at (www.petition.life). The greater Toledo pro-life movement and Ohio Right to Life is urging ProMedica leadership to carefully reconsider their relationship with Capital Care, after signing a transfer agreement with the Toledo abortion facility.

“The Catholic community throughout the Diocese of Toledo is heartbroken,” Bishop Daniel E. Thomas said in a statement released Tuesday, Feb. 13. “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.” 

“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.

“Capital Care has been sanctioned and fined by the Ohio Department of Health for violating their own health guidelines,” says Peter Range, Catholic Charities Director of Office for Life and Justice. “ProMedica should exercise patience before partnering with Capital Care which has serious legal issues with the State of Ohio.”

“With the beginning of Lent and ProMedica signing a transfer agreement, our witness and practice of prayer is needed now more than ever,” says Roney Schuster, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo. “I invite you to join many other prayer warriors during the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil outside of Capital Care.”

babyThis 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.

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, over 13,998 babies lives have been saved from abortion, 170 abortion workers have quit their positions, and 90 abortion facilities have shut down.

For more information contact Office for Life and Justice Director Peter Range at prange@toledodiocese.org or call 419-214-4933.  

Catholic Charities Hosts Mansfield Consumer Resource Fair March 3

MANSFIELD—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, Mechanics Bank, Richland Bank, Sutton Bank, Woodforest National Bank, Richland County Adult Protective Services/JFS, Mansfield-Richland Public Library/First Call-211, Habitat for Humanity, NECIC/ Temp2Higher, 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.

40 Days for Life Campaign Runs Through March 25

TOLEDO, OH—Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo is hosting the ecumenical 40 Days for Life Spring Campaign in Northwest Ohio through Sunday, March 25, 2018.

You can participate in the 40 Days For Life Spring Campaign in three ways: prayer and fasting, community outreach and peaceful vigil. We invite you to pray for an hour in front of Capital Care Network, the Toledo abortion clinic, located at 1160 W. Sylvania Avenue. Sign up at: www.40daysforlife.com/toledo.

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 iPrayer Vigilnternational 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! To learn more, email Office for Life & Justice Director Peter Range at prange@toledodiocese.org. 

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

MAUMEESave the Date! 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. 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.

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.

 

 

Project Rachel Healing Retreat for Men February 10

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 Men hosted by Project Rachel, a ministry of Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo, Saturday, February 10, 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.

The next Project Rachel Healing Retreat for Women will be Saturday, April 21, 2018. Visit hopeafterabortion.com for more information on Project Rachel. God Bless! 

 

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.

Oregon Meijer’s Simply Give Program Benefits Helping Hands

OREGON, OH—The Oregon Meijer’s “Simply Give” program is once again supporting Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo​’s Helping Hands of St. Louis ministry! Mark your calendars! The Holiday Campaign runs now through Sat., Dec. 30, 2017.  

Meijer Simply GiveWhen you purchase $10 Simply Give donation cards at the Oregon Meijer, located at 1725 S. Wheeling Street, Oregon, OH, Meijer will match every customer’s $10 Simply Give donation.

Your generous donations will enable us to purchase food items for our Helping Hands Pantry and hot-meal programs, enabling us to provide for thousands of hungry men, women and children in Norhtwest Ohio.

MANY THANKS for your continued support Meijer and those who support this program!

 

Join Our Candlelight Vigil for Life Dec. 19

TOLEDO, OH—Please bring a candle and join us Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 5:30 p.m., as the Northwest Ohio Pro-Life Community gathers on the sidewalk of Capital Care abortion facility, 1160 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo, OH.

At this Candlelight Prayer Vigil VotivesCandlelight Prayer Vigil for Life, we will pray in honor of the Christ Child whose coming we celebrate this Christmas. 

May this hour of peaceful prayer bring the light of Christ Jesus to the darkness to move the hearts and minds of all present to more deeply appreciate the dignity of human life.

Questions? Contact Director of Office for Life and Justice Peter Range at prange@toledodiocese.org.

 

“A friend told me about La Posada. I came and I was surprised because it doesn’t look like a shelter. It looks just like a home. I was so glad when they told me we could stay. They’ve been so good to me. Honestly, none of this would be happening if I hadn’t been here. They’ve helped me so much.” – Marquita, La Posada resident

Our Mission

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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