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Fr. Poggemeyer's Weekly Letter

Fr. Poggemeyer's Weekly Letter

July 11, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 7/08/21

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Dear Parishioners,

Perhaps in mid-summer, it's time to consider adding a regular source of Catholic formation beyond the Mass into your life (if you don’t have that built in yet), here are some recommendations.

First of all, I think it could be pretty easy to take control of ... Read More »

July 4, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 6/30/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Last week we had another finance council meeting. Here are some highlights:

- We reviewed the normal finance reports: the balance sheet, the income and expense report, the aging report. With the new fiscal year beginning in July, we talked about starting up the internal audits ... Read More »

June 27, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 6/24/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

What does a pastor’s rosary look like? I don’t mean the physical look.… (But, I can tell you the rosary I use now is one that was gifted to me from a family from Mexico. The various decades are created with beads that are white, red ... Read More »

June 20, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 6/16/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Somewhat regularly we get people who come to the office with a form, asking me to vouch that they are suitable candidates to be godparents (for baptism) or sponsors (for confirmation). Here is what I find in Canon Law about the qualifications of a godparent/sponsor: can. ... Read More »

June 13, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 6/12/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

A couple weeks ago we had another Finance Council meeting. Here are some highlights:

- We reviewed the usual monthly statements: the balance sheet, the income and expense report, the aging report (Accounts Payable).

- The Rosary Altar Society gave a donation of $1,750. We are ... Read More »

June 6, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 6/05/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Please note on our social media and in recent bulletins the various summer evangelistic, catechetical and fun opportunities for families – even for children – which Jessica Pehmoeller has scheduled. Summer Family Days will happen on Tuesdays, beginning at 9 AM, with Eucharistic adoration, and then ... Read More »

May 30, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 5/27/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

The overall topic of this letter is “stewardship” – specifically stewardship of time and talent. Obviously, with COVID-19 restrictions and fear out there, we could not expect people to step up to any volunteer ministry that would have seemed imprudent. We closed down various ministries, in ... Read More »

May 23, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 5/20/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

After Governor Dewine's announcement that COVID-19 restrictions in the State of Ohio would be lifted as of June 2, the Ohio Bishops issued a statement saying that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass would be reinstated, as of the weekend of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, ... Read More »

May 16, 2021

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 5/15/21

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

A few weeks ago we had another finance council meeting. Here are the highlights:

- We reviewed the usual finance reports: the balance sheet, the income and expense report, the aging report.

- The contract for the sale of the high school property to FEDC has ... Read More »

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 »

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