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Fr. Poggemeyer's Weekly Letter

Fr. Poggemeyer's Weekly Letter

April 3, 2022

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 3/29/22

March 27, 2022

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 3/24/22

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Imagine you are the one entrusted with getting a vial of blood from a very specific donor to a very needy patient. The patient needs this blood as a transfusion that will bring about healing from a deadly disease. Here's another very important detail: You live ... Read More »

March 20, 2022

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 3/24/22

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Thanks to everybody who already gave to the Bishop's ACA campaign! You remember that this money goes towards pastoral initiatives of the Diocese; and the Diocese's mission and our parish mission are so tightly intertwined. I was happy to see how quickly our parish level jumped ... Read More »

March 13, 2022

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 3/13/22

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

A couple weeks ago I sent an explanation memo to the Diocesan Finance Office and Diocesan Legal Counsel, in order to get permission to sign a design/architectural contract with Peterman & Associates out of Findlay. This is for the new storage/maintenance building we are planning. The ... Read More »

March 6, 2022

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 3/03/22

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Some months ago I wrote about how I moved the rectory chapel upstairs, and renovated it.  I spend probably close to two hours every day in that chapel. What do I do there? You remember that a priest is committed to praying his breviary five times ... Read More »

February 27, 2022

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 2/24/22

February 27, 2022

+JMJ

 

Dear Parishioners,

 

In the last couple of weeks I got approval from the Diocese for the next step – the design/engineering – for the new maintenance/storage building we are planning to build at the east side of the main parking lot. I am ... Read More »

February 20, 2022

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 2/24/22

February 20, 2022

+JMJ

 

Dear Parishioners,

 

This weekend is our "commitment weekend" for the Bishop's 2022 Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) – Do Prayer, Do Service, Do Gratitude. Money collected from the ACA each year covers the pastoral/ministerial programs of the Pastoral Center of the Diocese; while parish ... Read More »

February 13, 2022

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 2/10/22

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

A couple weeks ago we had another finance council meeting. Here are some highlights: We looked at the usual financial reports: balance statement, income and expense,  payables. Also, a finance committee member reported on the internal audit he performed for the last few months, using diocesan ... Read More »

February 6, 2022

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 2/02/22

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Although it's not mandatory, I'm happy that once again Gary Fay shared with me the annual report of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society in Fostoria. As you know, I consider Saint Vincent de Paul one of our significant parish partners for helping the poor in ... Read More »

January 30, 2022

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 1/27/22

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Last week we had another St Wendelin Educational Foundation meeting. You remember that the mission of the Educational Foundation is to provide financial support for Catholic schooling for our parish children. Since the closing of our own schools, parents apply for scholarships to help their children ... Read More »

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