MANSFIELD—You’re invited to join the celebration! “Grace Before Meals,” with Fr. Leo Patalinghug and Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, Tues., Nov. 7, 2017, at James W. Kehoe Center, 175 Mansfield Ave., Shelby, OH.
Fr. Leo, television host of Savoring Our Faith on EWTN, will demonstrate how simply creating and sharing a meal can strengthen all kinds of relationships.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner Program begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. Cash Bar. 75th Anniversary tickets can be purchased online by Oct. 24 at catholiccharitiesnwo.org/product/75anniversary.
VIP Reception for Event Sponsors with Fr. Leo and Bishop Daniel E. Thomas. To become an event sponsor, call Sue Warren at 419.524.0733, ext. 229; or email email@example.com.
Since 1942, Catholic Charities’ Christ-centered ministries provide people of all faiths strength and hope, love and support, by sharing food, shelter, clothing, and educational tools to move out of poverty. And services continually evolve to meet community needs:
- The Adult Guardianship Program began in 1999, through the efforts of Morgan Rogers, a local social worker. Today, thanks to generous volunteer advocates who give their hearts, time, and treasure, nearly 50 individuals’ needs are given voice and attended to.
- In 2011, HOPE Food Pantry This “choice” pantry, supported by over 25 volunteers, enables individuals to select their own food items. More than 600 households, approximately 1,500 people, are served each month.
- Crisis Navigation Services began in 2015, in response to nearly 5,000 calls for rental assistance annually, with the help of a local foundation grant. Individuals seeking financial assistance are connected to local community resources.
- In 2016, the 3E Pilot Project set out to Empower, Encourage, and Engage individuals on their journey to self-sufficiency, thanks to Richland County Foundation funding. This year, a Mansfield Engineered Components partnership enables 3E services to be provided weekly, on-site, at their manufacturing facility.
This is an exciting time for Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo! Please join our celebration!
TOLEDO, OH—Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo is hosting the ecumenical 40 Days for Life Fall Campaign in Northwest Ohio now through Sunday, November 5, 2017.
You can participate in the 40 Days For Life Fall 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.
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 13,305 lives have been saved, 154 abortion workers have quit their positions, and 89 abortion facilities have shut down!
An Opening Prayer Vigil kicked off Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo’s 40 Days for Life Fall Campaign with an hour of peaceful prayer, beginning at 6 p.m., Wednesday, September 27. Members of the Northwest Ohio Pro-Life campaign gathered to pray for the end of abortion on the sidewalk of Capital Care abortion facility, 1160 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo, OH.
Join the movement, and help us end abortion in Northwest Ohio! To learn more, email Office for Life & Justice Director Peter Range at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOLEDO, OH—Join Bishop Daniel E. Thomas for a Mass to celebrate the dignity of life! The 9 a.m. Mass, on Saturday, Oct. 14, will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 4555 N. Haven Ave., Toledo, OH.
Music with Nick De La Torre and the St. Catherine’s Choir. Fellowship and food will be shared at St. Catherine’s parish following the Eucharistic Procession.
Join us for this powerful time of prayer and peaceful witness for life!
For more information, or for your group to be recognized in attendance, please contact Director of the Office for Life and Justice, Peter Range at email@example.com or at 419-214-4933.
“Every child who, rather than being born, is condemned unjustly to being aborted, bears the face of Jesus Christ.” – Pope Francis
TOLEDO, OH—Join us for Helping Hands of St. Louis Annual Coat Giveaway on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to Noon, 443 Sixth Street, Toledo, OH. Volunteers are always welcomed to assist our guests!
Last year nearly 500 winter coats were given away to men, women and children visiting our Helping Hands Clothing Center, as well as given winter boots, hats, and gloves, when available.
Gently used winter boots, especially men’s sizes 10 and up; children’s boots; and warm coats, hats and gloves are needed throughout the fall and winter months. Make plans to drop them off next week at Helping Hands of St. Louis.
Thank you and God Bless!
FINDLAY, OH—On St. Francis of Assisi’s Feast Day, Wednesday, Oct. 4, join Bishop Daniel E. Thomas for a workshop based on Pope Francis’s 2015 encyclical on ecology and climate change, Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Michael’s the Archangel Parish Activity Center, 750 Bright Road, Findlay, OH.
Church leaders, teachers and the public are invited to attend this “Care for Our Common Home” Workshop to learn how we can live Laudato Si’ and fulfill our duty to care for all Creation. In his encyclical, Pope Francis offers a “A Prayer for Our Earth” and “A Christian Prayer In Union With Creation,” encouraging us to pray them often.
The Workshop Agenda brings together speakers and the resources of Catholic Climate Covenant to discuss the need to act, our responsibility to act, as well as provide the needed tools, resources and best practices to help churches, schools and the public form “Creation Care Teams” in our communities and a Road Map for Success!
Speakers include: Jason Cervenec, Director for the Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center, OSU; Sr. Sharon Havelak, St. Francis of Sylvania & Lourdes University; Fr. Charles Ritter, Senior Status Priest Diocese of Toledo; and Justin Kale, Co-Owner of Energility.
Following lunch, Bishop Daniel E. Thomas leads off the afternoon session directed to priests, deacons and other faith leaders on homiletics and practical pastoral resources by Fr. Michael Connors, CSC, ThD, Director of the John S. Marten Program in Homiletics and Liturgics, University of Notre Dame.
Cost is $20 for individuals pre-registered by Sept. 27 or $25 at the door. For more information or to register, call Nick Lyster, Catholic Charities Justice Ministries Coordinator at 419.214.4958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This workshop is in partnership with Catholic Climate Covenant and the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops. Catholic Climate Covenant inspires and equips people and institutions to care for creation and care for the poor. Through 16 national partners, they guide the U.S. Catholic Church’s response to climate change by educating, giving public witness and offering resources.
In 2015, Bishop Thomas formed a task force under the auspices of Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo to increase community awareness of Laudato Si’ initiatives. The first event was an interfaith gathering at the Rosary Cathedral, to learn more about Laudato Si’ and how we can come together as a community to care for our common home.
A 2016 workshop brought together local conservation groups and the community to showcase the resources available locally. A survey of faith-based groups indicated steps are needed to bring Laudato Si’ to the community through churches, prompting the Oct. 4 “Care for Our Common Home” Workshop.
PERRYSBURG, OH—One of the greatest losses a parent can face is the death of a child. Have you or someone you love experienced a loss due to a stillbirth, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, early infant death or abortion?
Please join us for a Mass & Memorial Service Celebrating the Mercy of God, on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., at St. Rose Parish, 215 E. Front Street, Perrysburg, OH. The Mass will be celebrated by Rev. George Wenzinger.
Testimonies from those who have experienced infant loss and the Sacrament of Reconciliation will follow the Mass at 7:30 p.m. Fellowship to follow in St. Rose’s Church Cafeteria. All are welcome.
For more information, call Clarissa Lapinski at 419-583-6817, or email her at email@example.com.
This event is sponsored by Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo Project Rachel ministry and the St. Rose Respect Life Committee.
NORWALK, OH—All are welcome to attend a Mass, celebrated by Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, to honor families maintaining an active farm or homestead in the Diocese of Toledo for at least 100 years. An awards presentation will follow the 9 a.m. Mass on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, 91 East Main Street, Norwalk, OH. Bishop Thomas’ will visit a hybrid family farm in the afternoon.
Catholic Charities is pleased to honor these 2017 Century Farm Award recipients:
- Heather and Randy Chapman – This farm, founded in 1881, is located Mark Center, OH. The owners are parishioners at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Hicksville, OH.
- Deborah and Michael Daniel – This farm, founded in 1912, is located in Tiffin, OH. The owners are parishioners at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tiffin, OH.
- Mary Crego, Garry Kleman, Lawrence Kleman, Jr., Leroy Kleman, Mark Kleman, Ronald Kleman, Karen Stoepfel – This farm, founded in 1904, is located in Leipsic, OH. The owners are parishioners at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Miller City, OH.
- Janet Kreinbrink – This farm, founded in 1864, is located in Leipsic, OH. The owners are parishioners at Holy Family Catholic Church in New Cleveland, OH.
- Melvin Kreinbrink – This farm, founded in 1873, is located in Leipsic, OH. The owners are parishioners at Holy Family Catholic Church in New Cleveland, OH.
- Miranda and Eric Leber – This farm, founded in 1874, is located in Norwalk, OH. The owners are parishioners at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Norwalk, OH.
- David Leibold – This farm, founded in 1909, is located in Monroeville, OH. The owners are parishioners at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Monroeville, OH.
- Rosemary and Eugene Wagner – This farm, founded in 1912, is located in Alvada, OH. The owners are parishioners at All Saints Catholic Church in New Riegel, OH.
- Suzanne and Alan Wischmeyer – This farm, founded in 1915, is located in Ottawa, OH. The owners are parishioners at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Sandusky, OH.
For more information, contact Sharon Giles at 419.214.4898. Register online, by Friday, Sept. 8, at https://century-farm-mass.eventbrite.com.
OREGON, OH—Now, through Sat., Sept. 16, is your last chance to purchase $10 Simply Give donation cards at Meijer in support of Helping Hands of St. Louis. Only cards purchased at the Meijer on 1725 S. Wheeling Street, in Oregon, OH, will support this Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo ministry.
MANY THANKS for your continued support! Donations in increments of $10 will be loaded onto gift cards which will be given to Helping Hands to purchase purchase food items for the food pantry and on-site hot meal program. Every penny goes towards food purchases for Helping Hands of St. Louis food programs!
In addition to in store donations, Meijer will donate $1 million to the 2017 Simply Give program which will be dispersed to food pantries after the Fall 2017 campaign ends Sat., Sept. 16, 2017. Thank you Meijer and all who support this program!
Instead of determining what food to donate to food pantry partners, the Simply Give program allows them the flexibility to choose the grocery items best suited for the families they serve in their communities, including baby food, formula, diapers and wipes.
For more information contact Sue Shrewsbery or Gabriel Skiver at Helping Hands of St. Louis at 419.691.0613. For more info on Meijer’s Simply Give Campaign go to http://meijercommunity.com/commu…/hunger-relief/simply-give/
MANY THANKS for your continued support of Helping Hands of St. Louis, a ministry of Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo!
Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo is partnering with CARS to transform your trade-in car into a donation to help thousands of men, women and children in Northwest Ohio.
How does it work? Donating your car is easy! Call 844-531-GIVE or 844-531-4483 or donate securely online at www.cardonatingiseasy.org. CARS will pick-up your vehicle and send you all of the paperwork after your vehicle is sold.
CARS is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) assisting nonprofit organizations across the country in accepting vehicle donations as a revenue stream. The CARS web-based vehicle donation program provides the ability to accept vehicle donations without having to manage the program in-house. The CARS program provides the transparency nonprofit organizations require and the security the organization and donors demand.
Suffering from a past abortion? You’re not alone. Connect with local support and resources and explore other women’s experiences.
Begin your healing journey and experience God’s mercy on Saturday, August 26, 2017! 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.
For more information and confidential reservations, please call 1-888-456-HOPE or 419-260-5811. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost of retreat is $25.
The next Project Rachel Healing Retreat for Women will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018. A Project Rachel Healing Retreat for Men will be held Saturday, February 10, 2018. Visit hopeafterabortion.com