Sunday, September 25, 2016

Saints Louis & Zelie Martin

Tile portrait of Saints Zelie and Louis Martin (parents of St. Therese of Lisieux), at Little Flower church in Toledo.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Commemorating the First Mass in Ohio


The first Mass recorded in Ohio was at Somerset, Ohio, in September 1808 with Rev. Edward Fenwick officiating at the cabin of Jacob Dittoe.

A Memorial Mass will be concelebrated by Fr. Don Franks and Fr. Stephen Carmody on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 1:30 PM to commemorate the 208th Anniversary of the First Mass in State of Ohio. 

The Memorial Mass will take place at The First Mass Rosary Garden, 5000 Stage Coach Road NW, Somerset, Ohio 43783. Immediately following Mass a brief update will be provided on the canonization initiative for Father Edward D. Fenwick O.P. and the plans recently approved by Columbus Bishop Fredrick F. Campbell to proceed with Phase II of the First Mass site development plan. The Phase II plan is to erect a replica 16’ by 20’ log cabin where future Memorial Masses can be held and presentations made so that others may hear and appreciate the beginnings of our Catholic Church in Ohio. A Dominican Rosary Procession will conclude the memorial celebration.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Canonization of Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa will be declared a saint on September 4, 2016.

The Diocese of Toledo will hold an event that day at Lourdes University, "Let Your Light Shine."  Details are HERE.

Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue will be dedicating a shrine to Mother Teresa on September 10, at the 4 p.m. mass.  Information HERE.

To read an earlier post about her 1976 visit to Toledo, click HERE.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Sorrowful Mother Shrine on Facebook

Wonderful photos of Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue on their Facebook page -- check it out HERE.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Celebrating Arabic Culture at the Feast of Assumption in Carey


For 100 years, families of Arabic heritage have gathered at Our Lady of Consolation shrine in Carey for the Feast of the Assumption.  In 2016, there will be a celebration of Arabic music and dancing at Carey's Waterworks Park:


CAREY, OHIO PREPARES FOR ANNUAL FESTIVAL
FEATURING ARABIC HERITAGE MUSIC AND DANCING
100TH YEAR AT CAREY’S WATERWORKS PARK
AUG 12 – 15, 2016
IS THIS THE LAST HURRAH FOR THE PARK FESTIVAL?
MANY HOPE THIS WILL NOT BE AND GO ON FOR MORE YEARS
  
The annual Festival at Shrine Park at Carey, Ohio is held annually during the National Shrine Church of Our Lady of Consolation – in honor of the Feast of the Assumption.  Visitors come from all over the U.S. praying at the Shrine Church, and later participating in the entertainment at Waterworks Park.

The park itself will feature Arabic music, entertainment and dancing – a vibrant experience for all.

In past years, entertainers and musicians included Derwood Anter, Sammy Jacobs, Phil Sahadi, Francis Saad, Ed Deeb, Al Joseph, Tommy Abraham, Joe Budway, Al Mansour, Joe Balady, and many others.  They turned Shrine Park into an annual Festival of Arabic heritage.  People come from all over the U.S. for both the entertainment as well as to pray at Our Lady of Consolation Church

Again, the dates are:  Aug. 12, 2016 to Aug. 15, 2016
Waterworks Park, Carey, Ohio – honoring
Our Lady of Consolation Church in Carey
This reunion is coordinated by Derwood Anter and Ed Deeb - For more information, contact Derwood at (602) 500-6161 or Ed at (586) 393-8801