St. Mary
Catholic church

609 Vine St.

Clyde, Ohio

Parish Office Phone

(419)547-9687

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

 

 

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Dear Friends,

 

  I love summer!  I love the warm weather, the bright sun, the flowers and trees in full bloom, outdoor activities, all of the things that say summer.  I love it all.   

Just recently I was driving down Rt 101 and I could smell the strong scent of flowers.  As I filled my lungs with fresh air I felt so grateful.  Grateful to be alive and to experience God’s many gifts such as the scent of flowers.    

Of course I worry.  I worry about parish finances, parishioners who are ill or hurting, how do we get more parishioners interested in their faith, etc.  But every time I begin to worry I start counting the gifts in my life.  I found that I cannot worry and be grateful at the same time.

Gratitude always brings joy. Active joyfulness brings with it an awareness of who we are and Whose we are.  It acknowledges that all we have are gifts from a generous God.

Living from the perspective of gratitude and joy, our hearts remain open to the Spirit’s influence; we stay connected to God. Being grateful for God’s goodness in our lives displaces our worries and fears and replaces them with God’s presence.

 

1. Make a gratitude list. Write down 7-10 things on the list each day. Download a Gratitude app to your mobile device or purchase a blank book specifically for keeping your gratitude list.

2. Say a grace before each meal. Also say a grace before you engage in a new activity.

3. Each time you pick up the phone, receive or send a text, or look at an email or letter, give thanks for that person.

4. If you are struggling with fear, sadness, or hopelessness, stop what you are doing and jot down a list of 5 things for which you are grateful.

5. Say a prayer of thanks at the end of the day.

Have a grateful, joyful and blessed summer!  See you in church!

                                                       

                                                         God Bless You,

                                                 

                                            Sr. Regina Fisher