St. Mary
Catholic church

609 Vine St.

Clyde, Ohio

Parish Office Phone

(419)547-9687

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Communion Service–

Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8:15 a.m.

 

Mass Schedule–

Tuesdays and Fridays at 8:15 a.m.

 

Saturdays at 4:30 p.m.

 

Sundays at  9:00 a.m.

 

Confession–Saturdays from 4:00-4:15 p.m.  

Or any time upon request.

 

Parish School of Religion Classes–

Sundays 10:00-

11:00 a.m.

 

Holy days of obligation–

See Weekly Bulletin

 

 

2017 is upon us.  Where did last year go?!  I was looking at the upcoming parish calendar as well as my personal one and see so many wonderful things planned.  

 

Later I was reflecting on how much our lives are marked in our calendars, planners and on smart phones.  They do their job in keeping our lives on track.  They keep us focused and organized.

 

Our calendars tell the world that our time is worth something, that are lives hold value-  AND THEY DO!  But calendars only show those parts of our lives bound by the clock.  They deal with our “horizontal” lives.  We often forget about the “vertical” part of our lives – the life of the other world, the spiritual dimension that is seldom reflected in our calendars.

 

But without the hours with God in our lives what really is the point of all our other planning?  Where is it all taking us?

 

Do we “schedule” God in our day?  Do we make it a point to spend time with God who has given us every hour of our day?  Do we spend time talking to God about the hours of our day?  A retreat director once told me:  “If your life is hemmed in with prayer, it is less likely to unravel.”  

 

To be a faithful disciple of Christ means to live beyond the pages of our calendars and day planners and our electronic date books.  To be a faithful disciple of Christ means to make time in our day for the things of God.  To ask the Lord to bless our day, to ask for guidance during our day, to thank him for our day is putting our day on a spiritual level.  And when we take the time to give God our day, we choose how we use our time and talents, given to us by God.  Please don’t let the immediate overcome the important. When we focus on the important, the immediate is blessed.  

 

God bless your busy week!

Sr. Regina 

 

 

 

There’s an APP for that!

 

 

 

St. Mary Parish now has an APP.  Text App to 88202 or it can be downloaded from the AppStore or Googleplay.  Download myParishApp and select our parish after opening.  It has all sorts of information and many wonderful resources!