PARISH NEWS

Please see the updated parish schedule posted below as well as letters from the Bishop regarding Mass and the coronavirus.

To stay connected with our parish, please like and follow our Facebook page: facebook.com/stjohnthebaptist.pointplace
This is where we'll post updates about the parish schedule, videos and notes from Fr. Dave, and live streamed Masses and prayers. It's a great way for our parishioners to stay connected to one another and to continue growing in faith together!
MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED through the Facebook page this Sunday at 8:30am.
We will also be posting videos (and hopefully live streaming Mass!) to our Youtube channel: search St. John the Baptist, Point Place or go to youtube.com/channel/UCEaqfioxGxs6pYT3UFSHCqg

Schedule for Online Devotions this week on Facebook:
Tuesday, 7pm: Live streamed Rosary
Wednesday, 12noon: Live streamed Mass
Friday, 6:30pm: Live streamed Stations of the Cross
Sunday, 8:30am: Live streamed Mass

ONLINE GIVING is available through our website. You can also mail envelopes to the parish office or deposit them in the dropbox on the rectory porch.
We humbly ask you to consider supporting our parish prayerfully and financially, as we still depend on your generosity to keep our ministry going. Thank you.

OUR BULLETIN is available in the document list below.
If you need assistance during this time, please call the parish office (419-726-2034). Someone will be available to answer calls between 10am and 2pm on weekdays.
Please be assured of our prayers for all of you!

FORMED.ORG: Our parish has signed up for FORMED, an online streaming service that has Catholic movies, books, programs, Bible studies, and more - all for your continued faith formation! To access these resources for all ages:
  • Go to formed.org and click "Sign Up"
  • Choose "I belong to a Parish/Organization"
  • Search "St. John the Baptist Toledo" and click on our parish (it should be the first to pop up)
  • Enter your name and email, and you're in! Enjoy!

From our Pastor...
(Fr. Dave's last bulletin article)

An inspiring story about an Italian priest who died from COVID-19 (found at news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-italian-priest-dies-after-giving-his-respirator-to-younger-patient-he-did-not-know-11962806):

     “An Italian priest who contracted coronavirus has died after donating his respirator to a younger patient who was also battling the illness. Friar Don Giuseppe Berardelli, 72, was the priest for the parish of Casnigo, a small village just 40 miles north east of Milan. He died in hospital in Lovere, Bergamo, one of the worst-hit areas in Italy. According to the hospital, he refused to use a respirator his parishioners had bought for him, and instead gave it to a younger patient he did not know. In an obituary on Araberara, an Italian news website, one healthcare worker said: ‘He was a priest who listened to everyone, he knew how to listen, whoever turned to him knew that he could count on his help.’ Clara Poli, who had been mayor of Fiorano for some years, described the priest as a ‘great person.’ She told the news publication: ‘I remember him on his old Guzzi motorbike, he loved his motorbike, and when he was seen passing by he was always cheerful and full of enthusiasm, he gave peace and joy to our communities…’ As Bergamo is one of the worst-hit areas in the world for COVID-19, a disease caused by coronavirus, no funeral was held for Friar Berardelli. Instead people stood on their balconies at noon on 16 March and gave him a round of applause.”

May this difficult time be an opportunity for us to offer our inconveniences and sacrifices in union with Christ’s Sacrifice on the Cross!



ADDRESS
5153 N. Summit Street
Toledo, Ohio 43611

CONTACTS
Email:  secretary@stjohnpp.com
Phone: 419-726-2034

LINKS


Parish Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Closed Daily 12 Noon- 1:00 pm for lunch