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This afternoon, 4 families gathered with the RCIA core team for an afternoon of learning and discussion. They used the beautiful stained glass windows at our Sacred Heart Church to learn more about the life of Christ.

Thanks to Kathy Fech, Andrea Boyak, and Olga Tucker for planning the afternoon. Thanks to the families who came and engaged in time of thoughtful discussion and reflection.

A special thanks to our youngest inquirer who brought 3 stuffed guests. They were very polite- their owner requested nametags and a folder of materials for them which they sat with during the session. He even introduced his friends to the group. Another young inquirer spent his time drawing pictures of the candles, altar, and tabernacle. He eagerly shared his drawings with other inquirers.

Please pray for these 7 (human) inquirers as well as the family and friends who came to support them and learn alongside them.
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Sacred Heart will always be my home church! So beautiful! Praying for those inquiring.

God bless you all

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Epiphany of the Lord Parish, Toledo
In addition to Frs. Tony and Melwin, please pray for all priests who are transitioning today.

In addition to Frs. Tony and Melwin, please pray for all priests who are transitioning today.Clergy appointments and transfers are effective today. Please keep the priests and parishes in transition in your prayers!

See a complete list of appointments and transfers here: bit.ly/DOTtransfers2019
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Sorry we missed the festivities... mom is just out of the hospital this afternoon.

We are blessed to have had Fr. Tony, and people that will receive him will be blessed as well. We will keep you in our prayers Fr. 🙋‍♀️🙏💝

It was a wonderful Mass and celebration for Fr Tony and Melwin.

It was a beautiful mass. Thanks for all those involved in organizing it. May God bless our Fr. Gilbert, Fr. Tony and Fr. Melwin. We are truly blessed to have you with us.

So sad to see father Tony leave!! He is always good for a laugh!! Best wishes

Beautiful mass!!!

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Preparations are in full swing at our St. Thomas Aquinas campus. 10:30 am will be our Mass to say a special farewell to Fr. Tony and officially welcome Fr. Melwin. Reception in the hall after Mass. Don't miss it!! ... See MoreSee Less

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What a wonderful celebration a lot of fellowship thank you and thank you father tony welcome fr melwin

Wishing Fr. Tony best of luck! You will be missed!!

It was a great party! We will miss you Fr Tony.

God bless you Fr Tony!!

We are missing you all😎

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Please take a moment to read this important letter from Fr. Gilbert about additional staffing changes taking place on July 1. God bless all of our staff during this time of transition!

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Here is the text of the letter, if you can't read on your phone: Important News!! Parish Staffing Changes - Effective July 1, 2019 Dear Parishioners, Over the past six years, our unique parish of Epiphany of the Lord has been presented with the task of transitioning from three, separately operating parishes into one, united community. Together we began our transition from many of our formerly independent modes of operation to a place of mutual and beneficial interest as one parish. Over the past year as your pastor, I have observed and assessed the operations and needs of Epiphany of the Lord Parish. I have listened to your insights and have discerned what has been beneficial to our parish and what has not. I have examined our parish finances and potential options for our financial stabilization. As we continue to move forward in becoming a more effective, efficient, and evangelizing parish, I would like to share with you some of the changes that are being made within our parish staff effective July 1, 2019. It is with great joy and affection that I ask you to join me in congratulating Carol Basinger on her retirement from Epiphany of the Lord Parish. Carol has been a dedicated staff member of St. Thomas Aquinas and Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Parishes for 31 years. When Carol retired from her full-time position at the parish, she graciously agreed to stay on part-time until a new office manager could be found. God bless her for the additional 2+ years she remained with us. We remain thankful for her generous assistance, especially during these final days of transition, and look forward to continuing to see her around the parish in her numerous volunteer capacities. It is with heartfelt gratitude that I wish to extend my appreciation to Carol for her dedication and hard work and wish her great blessings as she begins this new chapter in her life. It is well deserved! It is also with great joy that I welcome Anita Hofbauer to the position of full-time Office Manager. Anita has been managing our parish facilities and maintenance operations on a part-time basis. She will continue to manage and oversee our facility needs and requirements with the help of our newly assigned Pastoral Assistant, Greg Matuszynski, while transitioning into her position as Office Manager. Greg will assist in a part-time capacity to help in overseeing some of our facility and maintenance needs along with other various duties during this time of transition. This will provide Anita with needed assistance while she continues to address our pending maintenance projects and ongoing efforts to lease our three rental properties. I would also like to extend a special note of gratitude to Ariana Espinosa who has graciously served our parish as office receptionist several afternoons/week over the past few years. Ariana will continue volunteering and serving the parish in other capacities. I ask you to please hold our parish staff in prayer especially during this time of transition. And please know that we will also be holding you in our prayers. Blessings, Rev. Gilbert Mascarenhas, SAC Pastor

Thank you, Carol, for many years of service to the East Side legacy of faith. Congratulations on your retirement!

I will pray for all of you as we transition into these above mentioned changes. God bless us all

Congratulations, Carol on your retirement!

Congrats to all

Congratulations, all!!!!

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Will they still offer The word among us?

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