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Fr. Poggemeyer's Weekly Letter

Fr. Poggemeyer's Weekly Letter

May 9, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 5/06/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

In May of 2016 I wrote the following letter to my parishioners of Divine Mercy Parish, summarizing our first year of YDisciple, the new high school youth program that I had introduced there. YDisciple is a parent-driven, small-group program that was crafted by people very experienced ... Read More »

May 2, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 4/29/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

We are blessed to have Bishop Daniel Thomas visit us this weekend to confirm our eighth graders at the 11am Sunday Mass. Bishop Thomas has not ceased to work tirelessly for our Diocese, even from the very day of his installation back in October of 2014. ... Read More »

April 25, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 4/22/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Before Holy Week, the Ohio Catholic Bishops sent out a final update for COVID-19. There were no new guidelines in the letter – just encouragement; and their letter ended: “We look forward with eager longing to when we can all be together around the altar of ... Read More »

August 18, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 4/14/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Several weeks ago we had another finance council meeting. Here are some highlights:

- We looked at the most recent finance reports: the balance sheet, the income and expense report, the aging report.

- Deb Brickner is working with past years' records, and working with each ... Read More »

April 11, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 4/06/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

First, thank you so much to all of the people who put so much work into making our Holy Week liturgies so beautiful: the decorators, the musicians, the lectors, the servers, those who cleaned, etc.! I know there were hours and hours and hours of preparation. ... Read More »

April 4, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 3/27/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

He is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! I pray that your experience of Easter celebrations this year be rich. I have to confess that growing up, it seemed that Christmas always was more important than Easter. I did not realize how important Easter is. Easter ... Read More »

March 28, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 3/22/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

With this letter I would like to announce a change in our approach to Mass intentions – specifically the reading of Mass intentions at the time of petitions. Let me start by quoting the pertinent paragraph from the Diocesan Pastoral Policy Handbook that treats this practice. ... Read More »

March 21, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 3/17/21

+JMJ   Dear Parishioners,   For this letter, I primarily want to give you a sample of the Familiaris Consortio letters I send to couples in marriage prep. There are about 30 letters – one sent every other week. Each letter is a meditation on a snippet of Pope ... Read More »

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