Religion

‘Coupon Lady’ tops St. Francis April events

St. Francis plans a variety of event for April at its campus on St. Francis Avenue. Yoga will be at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 5:15-6:15 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave. No registration or experience required. Extra mats are available. Drop in any time or come ...

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Max Kern (left) and Philipp Majer (right) prepare to record an interview with the Rev. Todd Dominique Monday at St. Wendelin Parish.

German ties

FOSTORIA — A film crew from Germany stopped at St. Wendelin Parish in Fostoria this week. The parish of Sankt Wendelin in Germany has commissioned a documentary of its namesake to observe the 1,400th anniversary of St. Wendelin in October 2017. Videographer and director Philipp Majer and ...

Learn about St. Wendelin

Born in Scotland in 554, Wendelin was the son of King Forchado, according to information at www.electricscotland.com. As he matured, Wendelin felt called to a life of prayer and penitence and left his family. Wendelin went to Rome at age 20. Pope Benedict I encouraged him to serve God. ...

Religion briefs, Feb. 18

Mini retreat March 4 to focus on grace An Oasis Day Mini Retreat: This Mystery Called Grace is planned for 9 a.m.-noon March 4 at St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. The retreat is to focus on the role of grace in spiritual journeys. The morning reflection is ...

Devotion toda at Bellevue shrine

BELLEVUE‚ “First Saturday” Devotions are to begin at 10 a.m. today at Sorrowful Mother Shrine, 4106 SR 269, 7 miles south of Bellevue. The devotion is to include praying the rosary, attending confession, receiving the Holy Eucharist and spending at least 15 minutes in meditation on ...

Bake sales today and Sunday benefit A/C system

CAREY — Super Bowl Sunday is approaching and the Our Lady of Consolation volunteer bakery is to have a bake and soup sale today and Sunday. The sales office, in the information booth across from the OLC Basilica, is to be open 4-7 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds go ...

Religion briefs, Jan. 28

Salvation Army in Tiffin plans Super Bowl party A Super Bowl party is to begin at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 at The Salvation Army, 505 E. Market St., Tiffin. The party is to offer fun, food, fellowship, crafts, table games, card games, videogames, prizes and the championship game on a big-screen ...

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Father Kishore Kottana (front, left) and Father Joseph Szybka lead a March for Life Sunday from St. Joseph Church to St. Joseph Cemetery. About 70 people participated.

Marchers Sunday, Friday seek to build case for life

  The National March for Life in Washington, D.C., is slated for Friday, and Sunday, local anti-abortion groups staged their own marches closer to home. All are intended to call for an end to legal abortions in the United States. Sunday afternoon, about 70 people gathered for ...

Resolve to let go of regrets in the new year

Q: I’m sitting down to write out my New Year’s resolutions. Every year I struggle to keep up with my goals — and usually give up within a few weeks. Honestly, I feel completely saturated already; is it even worth trying to add something else to the list? Jim: I think there’s a lot ...

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These models depict the original First Christian Church and the present building.

125th and 25th: First Christian Church to mark dual anniversaries Sunday

In the 1960s, Doug DeVos walked past First Christian Church every day on his way to classes at Heidelberg College. He could not have known he would become the pastor of that congregation more than 30 years later. As 2016 draws to a close, the church is preparing to celebrate its 125th ...

Healing service planned

BELLEVUE — The Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue is to host a Charismatic Mass and Healing Service at 12:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Brown and the Rev. Wilson as celebrants. They are to administer the Sacrament of the Sick to anyone interested.

A brief history of Tiffin’s First Christian Church

Founded in 1891, First Christian members started meeting in a room above Schwable Hardware, 61 S, Washington St. In 1895, the original church was constructed at 152 E. Market St., across from the roller skating rink. The cost was $30,000. Serving as pastor from 1969-1994 was the Rev. ...

Ecumenical Christmas Concert

The 45th Carey Ecumenical Christmas Concert is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, 315 Clay St., Carey. The choir is directed by Jack Gerding and Patricia Murphy, and the accompanists for the choir are Joy Orians and Ruth ...

Advent program slated

Advent by Candlelight: “Angels Among Us” is set for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27 in the Upper Room at St. Joseph Activity Center in Tiffin. Women are invited to attend this inspirational evening to start the Advent season. The Rev. Frank Murd is to be the speaker. Participants are asked to bring ...

Tiffin Franciscan to be panelist

Sister Paulette Schroeder from St. Francis Convent in Tiffin is to be one of six panelists for “Palestine and Israel: 90 Minutes to Peace.” The talk, hosted by Northwest Ohio Free Speech Alliance, is to scheduled for 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Franciscan Theatre and Conference Center, 6832 ...

During stressful holidays, offer kindness to relatives

Question: Do you have any advice for dealing with extended family members who don’t get along? My in-laws like to host big get-togethers with all the relatives, but they’re always marked by tension and dissension. I don’t want to offend my spouse or his parents, but I’m tired of all the ...

Trinity Evangelical in Upper plans revival Nov. 13-15

Trinity Evangelical Church plans revival services at 108 Malabar Drive, Upper Sandusky, with Encounter Revival Ministries next month. Revival services are to take place at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 and at 7 p.m. Nov. 14-15. Based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the Encounter ministry team is comprised ...

Campus ministry update to be delivered Sunday

Rich and Heather Dundore of CRU (formerly Campus Crusade) are to minister in song and give an update on campus ministry at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Hopewell Church of God at CR 48 and TR 121 between Tiffin and Bascom.September Fest set for Sept. 10St. John's United Church of Christ on SR 587 south ...

Charismatic Mass and healing service set for Sept. 25

A Charismatic Mass and healing service are set for 12:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Sorrowful Mother Shrine, 4106 SR 269, 7 miles south of Bellevue. After Mass, the sacrament of the sick is to be given to all interested, followed by individual group healing prayers for those who ask.The Rev. Gene Wilson ...

Husband and wife minister to addicts

FOSTORIA - A Findlay man and his wife have started a church in Fostoria with a focus on helping people who suffer from addiction.Pastor Tony Redick said he started his career in ministry at a church in Findlay from 1993-2005."I fell into alcoholism," he said. "I stepped out of ministry and ...