Religion

Time Labs coming to Old Fort, Tiffin

At Time Lab, youths can discover Jesus as they enjoy songs, crafts, games, goodies and dramas. Vacation Bible School at Time Lab is to be at two locations. The first is set for 6-8 p.m. today through Thursday at Old Fort United Methodist Church, 8245 N. Main St., Old Fort, for ages 4 ...

Religion briefs, May 27

Two men from area to be ordained into priesthood today Bishop Daniel E. Thomas is to ordain three men to the priesthood at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Boulevard, Toledo). Deacon Kyle Gase of Fostoria and Tiffin native Deacon Scott ...

Look for small moments to share with your kids

Q: I’ve read that, as parents, we should “engage our children” to stay connected. As a dad, I really do want to make my kids a priority. But I just don’t have time! What can I do? Jim: I’ve heard many parents talk about how hard it is to find time to engage with their kids. I get ...

Shaped by the master

More chances to attend Evangelist David Engesath is to lead services at Truth Baptist Church, 566 N. Washington St., at 7 p.m. today and Friday. Sunday, he is to lead Sunday school at 10 a.m., a worship service at 11 a.m. with a potluck meal after, and a service at 1:30 p.m. An evangelist ...

St. Francis events

• Yoga classes Sr. Paulette Schroeder will host yoga classes 5:15-6:15 p.m. every Wednesday in the Greccio Room at St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. A $7 donation is requested. Mat and belt provided. No registration or experience required. For more info, ...

Vietnam POW speaks at Calvert

Nearly 35 years ago, U.S. Air Force Captain Guy D. Gruters was reunited with his family after more than five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Now an author and motivational speaker, he addressed the Calvert student body Friday in the school gymnasium. Before his presentation, Gruters ...

Amazon is ‘heart of the church,’ pope says

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — From deep in the scorching Amazon rainforest, Pope Francis demanded Friday that corporations stop their relentless extraction of timber, gas and gold from God’s “holy ground,” and called on governments to recognize the indigenous peoples living there as the ...

Advent series set to begin

West Independence United Methodist Church plans to begin its Advent sermon series, titled “The Gift,” Sunday with a sermon titled “The Gift of Doing Right.” Avery Authenreith is to provide special music.

Father-daughter outings can help teen see she is valued

Q: I’m the father of a slightly “boy crazy” 14-year-old daughter. I’m really dreading the whole dating thing as she gets a little older. What can I do to prepare both of us? Jim: Most fathers with daughters go through the same struggle watching their little girls grow up. I’d ...

New lieutenants join Tiffin Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has two new lieutenants that are working to help the community. Michael and Jamie Blanchette started working at the Tiffin center June 28 and said they are happy to be a part of the community. “God has sent us to Tiffin, and we believe strongly that he has us here for a ...

Praise

Members of Cornerstone Gospel perform at Seneca County Fair Sunday afternoon.

Religion briefs, July 1

Bishop to celebrate Mass at shrine July 16 Bishop Daniel Thomas of Toledo is to celebrate Mass at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey at noon July 16. Each Sunday at 2:30 p.m., the shrine also offers devotions with an outdoor rosary procession, benediction ...

Religion briefs, June 17

Gospel singing set for tonight Gospel singing featuring the Smith Family is planned for 6 p.m. today at Adams Township Freewill Baptist Church, 6901 TR 190, Green Springs. Grace Baptist Church plans Bible school for July 10-14 Grace Baptist Church, 161 N. SR 101, is to host vacation Bible ...

Religion briefs, June 10

Charismatic Mass, healing service set for Sunday A special Charismatic Mass and Healing Service (Sacrament of the Sick, plus group prayer for those individuals who wish) is set for 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Sorrowful Mother Shrine in the Outdoor Chapel. Father Harry Brown is to preside for ...

Brickner to celebrate silver jubilee as priest

Father Ronald Brickner of Vermilion is to celebrate a Mass of thanksgiving at 4:30 p.m. June 3 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria in honor of his 25 years as a priest. Brickner was ordained June 6, 1992, at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, in Toledo by the late ...

‘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 ...

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 ...