Sunday, November 27, 2016

Ecclesiastical Architects & Artists -- 5th Edition Available

The fifth edition of "Ecclesiastical Architects, Artists, and Artisans in America: 1860-1920" by Delma Tallerico has been released.  It's available in a variety of formats.  You can get more information and see a Preview HERE.  Several churches in the Toledo Diocese are included in the listings.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Architect W.R. Dowling

William R. Dowling designed many buildings in the Toledo diocese, including Tiffin St. Mary church, Shelby Most Pure Heart of Mary church, and Archbold St. Peter church (in addition to those mentioned in the above obituary).  Obituary is from March 3, 1954. (Click image to enlarge.)

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.