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Fr. Poggemeyer's Weekly Letter

Fr. Poggemeyer's Weekly Letter

May 14, 2023

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 5/09/23

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Well over a month ago, I was put in contact with Larry Clouse (no relation to any local Clouses that we all know), who with his wife Krista and daughter Autumn moved to Fostoria a couple years ago from the East Coast, purchasing a huge, fixer-upper ... Read More »

May 7, 2023

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 5/09/23

Archbishop Schnurr of Cincinnati wrote a fine column regarding the upcoming proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution enshrining abortion and taking away parental rights regarding abortion. This is replacing Fr. Poggemeyer's letter this week.  OPINION: WE MUST REAFFIRM COMMITMENT TO HUMAN LIFEProposed Ohio constitutional amendment perpetuates a culture of death

... Read More »

April 30, 2023

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 5/09/23

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

It's interesting that in the last couple of weeks two big screen movies have come out treating the extraordinary work of the devil. The first, which is getting the most media attention – even getting an article in our local newspaper – is the movie “The ... Read More »

April 23, 2023

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 4/11/23

April 16, 2023

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 4/11/23

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

First on the agenda is to thank everybody who put such competent work into making our Easter Triduum liturgies so beautiful: our decorators, lectors, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, our Holy Thursday and Easter Vigil choir, our Good Friday schola, our Easter Sunday contemporary ensemble, the ... Read More »

April 9, 2023

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 3/30/23

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

A Blessed Easter to you! He is risen! He is risen, indeed! Alleluia! Did you know that in the Tradition of the Church, there is the long-standing belief that the first appearance Jesus actually made after the Resurrection was to His Blessed Mother, Mary? I know ... Read More »

April 2, 2023

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 3/30/23

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Last week we had another bi-monthly finance meeting. Here are some highlights:

- We reviewed the normal financial statements: the balance sheet, the income and expense report, the accounts payable report. Also, a member of the finance council reported on the internal audit she did for ... Read More »

March 26, 2023

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 3/23/23

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

This past Wednesday I had a meeting with all of our musicians and cantors, just to fill them in with the status of our search for a pastoral associate for worship. With this letter, I wanted to inform you as well. The first thing to say ... Read More »

March 19, 2023

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 3/14/23

+JMJ

Dear Parishioners,

Here is another letter in the series of letters couples in marriage preparation get—meditations on Pope St. John Paul’s encyclical on the mission of the Christian family.

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Dear Couples, +JMJ

In his exhortation on family life, John Paul II says the following:

At ... Read More »

March 12, 2023

Posted by Melissa Kelbley on 3/08/23

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