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.”

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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! 

 

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

 

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).

 

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.

 

Oct. 14 Celebrate The Dignity of Life With Bishop Daniel E. Thomas

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.

Following the Mass, Bishop Thomas will lead a EucharistiBishop Thomas Leading Processionc Procession to Capital Care Network, Toledo’s last remaining abortion facility, 1160 W. Sylvania 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 prange@toledodiocese.org 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

Sept. 28 Mass & Memorial Service Celebrates Mercy of God

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 ofbaby 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 clapinski@toledodiocese.org.

This event is sponsored by Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo Project Rachel ministry and the St. Rose Respect Life Committee.

 

Porn Effect Founder Matt Fradd Discusses “Sex, Love and Porn” Sept. 6

BOWLING GREEN, OH—Join internationally acclaimed speaker Matt Fradd, founder of The Porn Effect website, as he exposes the harmful realities behind the fantasy of porn in his talk “Sex, Love and Porn: 7 Things the Porn Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know.” 

This free public evMatt Fraddent will be held Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of BGSU’s Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Middle school and high school students (and their parents), college students and young adults are welcome.  

According to a 2013 study by the Huffington Post, 70 percent of all men (and 30 percent of all women) watch pornography. And an estimated 450 million unique visitors checks out pornography websites each month. This means there are more visitors to pornography websites than Netflix, Amazon and Twitter, combined (Compared to Netflix: 46 million visitors; Amazon 110 million visitors; Twitter 160 million visitors).

The event is co-sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo and the Catholic Falcon Community. For more information, call Peter Range, Office of Life and Justice Director, at 419.214.4933; or email prange@toledodiocese.org.

Project Rachel Sponsors July 29 Life Runners Kickoff

SWANTON—Join us at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 29 at Oak Openings Metro Park, 4139 Girdham Rd., Swanton, OH. Come and see what this new family-friendly ministry’s all about! Open to all ages, 1 – 101!

Walk/RuLife Runnersn/Pray for the Unborn. Fr. Jeff Smith, from St. Joseph Parish, Maumee, will lead us in prayer as the Group’s Chaplain. Parking at Buehner Center.

Check out Toledo – NW OH LIFE Runners on Facebook!

To learn more about this event or the Toledo Diocese’s Life Runners Chapter, contact Clarissa Lapinski, Project Rachel Coordinator, at 419.583.6817; email projectrachel@toledodiocese.org.

 

July 25 Hour of Prayer For Life On Eve of Execution

PORT CLINTON—People of all faiths are invited to Immaculate Conception Parish in Port Clinton for an Hour of Prayer for Life on Tuesday, July 25, at approximately 5:45 p.m., immediately following Mass at 5 p.m. The prayer vigil, led by Fr. John C. Missler at Immaculate Conception Church, 414 Madison Street, Port Clinton, OH.

We pray this evening of peaceful prayer will 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, as we pray for victims of crime and those facing execution.

Votive Candle Prayer VigilAfter a three-year hiatus, Ohio’s plan to resume executions by lethal injection appears to be moving forward. At this time, the State is going through their preparation checklist for the execution of Ronald Phillips on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

Diocese of Toledo Bishop Daniel E. Thomas urges all Catholics and people of goodwill to:

1. Pray for the victims of crime, those facing execution, and those working in the criminal justice system;

2. Reach out to the families of those affected by violent crime by bringing Christ’s love and compassion;

3. Learn about the Catholic Church’s teaching on capital punishment and educate others in this vital area of concern by visiting: http://www.usccb.org/…/death-penalty-capital-puni…/index.cfm;

4. Advocate for the end of the death penalty by sending a postcard and by calling Governor John Kasich at: 614-466-3555, urging clemency for all 139 individuals on death row in the State of Ohio.

5. Join us for a series of monthly Candlelight Prayer Vigils for the abolition of the death penalty being planned throughout the Diocese of Toledo.

Churches of any faith denomination interested in holding a Prayer Vigil, or individuals interested in volunteering for Catholic Charities Jail & Prison Ministry, should contact Justice Ministry Coordinator Nick Lyster at 419.214.4958 or email him at nlyster@toledodiocese.org

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