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Pastor's Corner

Pastor's Corner

Pastor's Letter for the June 7, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Pastor’s Letter for the June 7, 2020 bulletin

What did we learn from last weekend’s first public Sunday Masses?

To me it was interesting to see that we had basically the same number of people at all 4 of our weekend Masses: 60 at the 5:00 p.m. Mass on ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the May, 31, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Pastor’s Letter for the May 31, 2020 bulletin

Praise God for a weekend full of reasons to rejoice and to ask for an abundant outpouring of the Holy Spirit!

Before touching on the 3 main reasons for rejoicing this weekend, I would like to say “thank you” to the ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the May 24, 2020

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

So, with one week of experience from the return of public daily Masses, what have we learned?

It has worked well being able to rope off every other row at both of our churches. That seems to be sufficient space between rows. At least at St. Benedict I’d say ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the May 17, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

We’ve been looking forward to the more positive developments within our worldwide situation for a while now. Praise God that we can now review ways to participate in public Masses and liturgies that both keep the guidelines set out for us by state and diocesan level directives and observe ... Read More »

Letter of the Bishops of Ohio regarding an upcoming "Soft Opening" of Public Liturgies before May 30, 2020

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

May 8, 2020                                   

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As the “Responsible Restart Ohio Plan” is implemented during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, allowing a gradual return to work and lifting of some of the restrictions regarding consumer, retail and services, returning to operation, we your bishops, together ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the May 10, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Pastor’s Letter for the May 10, 2020 bulletin

We welcome Jeremiah Hahn back to Christ Our Light Parish to be with us at least into July for his “summer assignment.” With both Deacon Nick and Jeremiah here through the end of May we will be blessed as a parish ... Read More »

Pastor’s Letter for the May 3, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

We begin a new phase of our experience of responding to the coronavirus in our midst. This is a phase of guarded hopefulness, trusting that the extreme measures we have undertaken since mid-March are now bearing fruit not only here in Guernsey County but throughout Ohio and beyond. We ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the April 26, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Hopefully we are in fact seeing the light at the end of the tunnel of our time of having our public Masses suspended. My understanding is that the bishops of Ohio have been meeting this weekend to consider steps for safe participation of us all as the roll-out plan ... Read More »

Message of Hope

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Click first on the "Message of Hope" title above and then on this link to see the video made by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity. 

https://youtu.be/PmnFpVAU1Vc​ 

Enjoy and may God bless you! 

 

Local Stress Hotline Information

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Local Stress Hotline Information