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Pastor's Letter for the September 5, 2021 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Thank you very much for both the birthday prayers & greetings and the prayers for a quick recovery from the bout with the delta variant.  These past two weeks have had such a complete range of experiences and feelings for me personally, for many others in the parish and ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the August 22, 2021 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Please note that we are planning to go ahead with the photo sessions for a new picture directory. 

So, please mark your calendars both for the date range for the photo directory sessions and for the upcoming sign-up opportunities.  We are planning for photo sessions on Wednesday, September 8th ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the August 15, 2021 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

This week marks the beginning of a new school year. We have the Back-to-School Night for St. Benedict School tomorrow evening, Monday, August 16th in the Social Hall.  The first day of school is Wednesday, August 18th.  May the Lord bless all of us with the grace to “Do ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the August 8, 2021 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

You’ve seen a number of “thank-yous” throughout this bulletin for all who made last Sunday’s parish picnic a possibility and an enjoyable reality.  I wholeheartedly echo those “thank-yous.” God blessed our parish with many people – of all ages! – who were very accurate at hitting the dunk tank ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the August 1, 2021 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

We all need some very good and inspiring news items from time to time. Here’s a great article about a young nurse in Indiana who is now working in the NICU where she herself had once been a premature baby.  And she’s working with the very doctor who helped ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the July 25, 2021 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

We’re just a week away until this year’s parish picnic.  Thank you, in advance, to our local Knights of Columbus, Council #1641, for doing so much for organizing this annual event.  Thank you in advance to everyone who is preparing a salad or dessert, based on where your last ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the July 18, 2021 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Pastor’s Letter for the July 18, 2021 bulletin

I’m happy to announce a new principal for St. Benedict School.  Thank you to Traci Mitchell for assuming this new role of service for our parish community.  I’m looking forward to introducing her to our parish community as we draw closer ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the July 11, 2021 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

One of the blessings of being in the Diocese of Steubenville is our proximity to Franciscan University of Steubenville. The university is what drew our family to Ohio from Oklahoma back in 1984 as well.  Over the years the university has grown to become a hub for many renewal movements ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the July 4, 2021 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Thank you to all who organized and participated in last week’s Sts. Peter & Paul Feast Day Mass and picnic in Lore City.  Despite singing “Rain Down” as our closing hymn at St. Benedict and “Hail, Redeemer King” as our closing hymn at Sts. Peter & Paul at our ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the June 27, 2021 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

I am looking forward to this week’s Sts. Peter & Paul Feast Day Mass and picnic in Lore City, on Tuesday, June 29th, with the Mass beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by the picnic. Praise God that we can have events like these again.  I see that the weather ... Read More »