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Pastor's Letter for the December 20, 2020 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

As we draw ever closer to this year’s celebration of Christmas, I’d like to reinforce that we are planning to have our Christmas Masses both as accessible and as safe as possible.

On one hand we are still planning to have all 6 Christmas Masses, 4 at St. Benedict ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the December 13, 2020 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

With our county’s Ohio Public Health Advisory System level spiking to almost purple we can have a number of concerns about what level of shutdowns we might have.  Here is Bishop Monforton’s statement about potential repeat of closures as we had in March, April and May.

Dear Brothers and ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the December 6, 2020 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Not surprisingly we have a number of things different this year.  Among them is that we are not able to have our usual Advent Penance Service, with several visiting priests available for the event.  So, in its place Fr. Bob and I are offering 3 ways to participate in ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the November 29, 2020 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Pastor’s Letter for the November 29, 2020 bulletin

We begin a new church year calendar this weekend!  Happy New Year!

This Pastor’s Letter was written on Monday, November 23rd and edited on …, several days before you’re probably reading this.  I just watched the first half of Governor DeWine’s ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the November 22, 2020 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

As a little pre-Thanksgiving surprise, we welcome back Deacon Jeremiah Hahn this weekend! The governor of the state up north declared that colleges and universities had to shift to completing the semester remotely a week earlier than had already been planned by Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, where ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the November 15, 2020 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Welcome to Fr. John Fischer, who is a Comboni Missionary and who is serving as a representative of the Cross Catholic missionary outreach ministry. He has personal experience of serving many years as a missionary in Kenya. May the Lord bless you for helping us to continue to be connected ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the November 8, 2020 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

In the monthly packets of offering envelopes you have probably seen the one for All Souls Day.  On that envelope there are several blank lines for names.  Those are for names of loved ones who have died who you would like to pray for in a special way this ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the November 1, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Bishop Monforton has produced a five-minute video for guiding our voting decision-making. Please view it at the Diocese of Steubenville website: www.diosteub.org.

Thank you, again, to all who are serving as poll workers this week as well as all who are reaching out to neighbors and friends who need ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the October 25, 2020 bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

Pope Francis is quoted in a documentary film that premiered this past week. It was a surprising statement that has prompted many questions and a fair degree of confusion.

Pope Francis is quoted in an online article about the film, Francesco, by “Catholic News Agency” as stating, “What we ... Read More »

Pastor's Letter for the October 18, 2020 Bulletin

Posted by Rev. Paul Hrezo

I’m sure very few of us had imagined that our most difficult days in terms of the highest number of COVID-19 cases here in Guernsey County would be here in October!  So, in a way, here we go again emphasizing the mentality that seems to have been key to ... Read More »