Sunday, November 29, 2015

Christmas Concerts 2015

Some Christmas concerts throughout the Toledo Diocese:

Carey Ecumenical Choir Christmas Concert at Our Lady of Consolation, Sunday, Dec. 13, 4:30: LINK.

Rosary Cathedral Toledo Christmas Carol Sing, Sunday, Dec. 13, 3 pm:  LINK.

Toledo Symphony will appear at many churches throughout northwest Ohio.  See Schedule HERE.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Over in Chicago - Catholic Church Tours

Catholic Church Tours, Inc. provides access to over 50 different Catholic Churches and related destinations, including Roman and Byzantine Catholic cathedrals, basilicas and churches in the Chicago area.  Check out their website HERE.

Monday, October 19, 2015

All Around the Diocese

As Bishop Daniel Thomas visits parishes throughout the diocese, there are many fine photos of churches posted on his Facebook page -- including Edgerton, Mansfield and Norwalk recently.  Click HERE to see.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Fr. M.J. Smith

A reader of this blog from Canberra, Australia, wrote with information about Fr. M.J. Smith, a native of Ireland who served as a chaplain in the Australian Army, then came to the Diocese of Toledo.  Above is his obituary in the June 2, 1949 Toledo Blade.  More information in a previous post -- HERE.

Link to his military record HERE.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Dominicans: Settlers of Ohio

In November 2015, an exhibit at the Ohio Statehouse will detail the efforts of the Dominican order in bringing Catholicism to Ohio.  While there has not been a sizable Dominican presence in the Diocese of Toledo, they were the roots of Catholicism throughout the state.  More information HERE.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Toledo Photo Series

The Lorain County Sacred Landmarks Initiative has a series of photos of Toledo churches on its Facebook page -- Click HERE to see them.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Window Uncovered at New Washington

During a renovation process, parishioners at St. Bernard in New Washington discovered the stained glass window shown above, depicting the Holy Spirit.  Words are in German, probably describing the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit.  It is estimated the window was hidden for more than 100 years.