Friday, May 27, 2011

Festival Time

There's an interactive map and schedule of festivals throughout the Diocese - click HERE.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Parish Records Online

Just learned that many parish records from the Diocese of Toledo are available online through Family Search, the genealogy database. It takes a little while to load images, but worth the wait.

Click HERE to get the first screen.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

St. Anthony Cemetery, Milan

Crucifixion monument--the cross is the work of French native John Baptiste Verment, sculptor and architect from Massillon, Ohio. Not sure if the statues of Mary and St. John were added later.

Inscriptions on each side of the monument. Verment's name is under the "1884."

More of his work HERE.

Tomb of Fr. Leonard Lentsch, to the left of the Crucifixion monument. From a quick Google search, it appears he was a Redemptorist priest and worked in Pennsylvania parishes as well.

Gravestone of Catherine Cozzie.

Mausoleum of Roberts, Taylor, Fries family.

Monday, May 16, 2011

St. Peter, Mansfield Centennial

St. Peter's parish in Mansfield celebrated the centennial of their church with a parade -- looks like they avoided the monsoons. View a slideshow HERE.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

St. Peter, Archbold

Completed in 1907. According to the parish history HERE, W. Dowling of Toledo was the architect. (He is also credited with St. Mary's in Tiffin.)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Bishop Baker in Alabama

Birmingham Bishop Robert Baker, a native of Fostoria, describes the recent Alabama tornado damage as "a monumental disaster." You can read an interview with the bishop HERE.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

St. Joseph, Maumee

St. Joseph parish in Maumee has completed the renovations to its church, with impressive results.

A bit of humor in this decorative painting -- note how the green ball has "fallen" from above.

View from the balcony.

"Go ye into His presence with joy." (Above the main entrance door.)

The church was built in 1888. More details on the renovation HERE.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

St. Patrick's Historic exhibit

As part of National Preservation Month (May), the main branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is featuring an exhibit of its Historic Church of St. Patrick Archival Collection. The exhibit is in the Blade Rare Book Room; click HERE for full details.

Monday, May 2, 2011

SS Peter & Paul, Ottawa

Photo from 1909; this church was replaced in 1967. Very much resembles the churches at New Riegel and Upper Sandusky.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

St. Peter, Mansfield

Mansfield St. Peter marks the Centennial of its church this month. For a list of events, click HERE.

May 21 after 5:00 p.m. Mass
May 22 after 11:30 a.m. Mass
June 11 after 5:00 p.m. Mass
June 12 after 11:30 a.m. Mass