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Monday, January 21, 2019
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*** Important Announcement:  Weather Alerts—We are still working on email and text alerts for when we cancel Mass. In the meantime there are three options—Listen to the Sandusky radio station. Look at Ave Maria Parish Facebook page or check our Parish App.. When the School is closed there will be NO Mass on that day.

Baptism of the Lord


The celebration of the Baptism of the Lord marks the end of the Christmas season. “The origin and foundation of Christian Baptism is Jesus. Before starting his public ministry, Jesus submitted himself to the baptism given by John the Baptist. The waters did not purify him; he cleansed the waters. . . . Jesus did not need to be baptized because he was totally faithful to the will of his Father and free from sin. However, he wanted to show his solidarity with human beings in order to reconcile them to the Father. By commanding his disciples to baptize all nations, he established the means by which people would die to sin— Original and actual—and begin to live a new life with God.” (United States Catholic Catechism for Adults)

March for Life:

Let us join our prayers with all those who will be attending the March for Life in Washington, DC, asking God to end abortion in our country.  



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Weekly Parish Calendar

 January 13th: Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
 January 14th:Eucharistic Holy Hour beginning at 5 pm at St. Mary's followed by dinner
 January 16th: Faith Formation at St. Mary's beginning at 6 pm. 
 January 16th: Bible Study of the Book of Matthew after the 9 am Mass at St. Denis and also
 January 17th: after the 9 am Mass at St. Mary's 

March for Life in Sandusky: January 20th. Walk from St. Joseph's Church to the court house and back, followed by refreshments and a inspirational program.  Walk begins at 2:00 pm.


March For Life, Washington DC

MAlogoAve Maria Parish Mission Statement

Ave Maria Parish is a Catholic faith community who welcomes all people to our Christian family. We are disciples and sacramental followers of Jesus Christ. In our chosen vocations, we call upon the Blessed Mother’s intercession and recognize the power of the Holy Spirit within each of us to carry out God’s work.

We strive to grow together in holiness through prayer, reception of the sacraments, faith formation and evangelization. Through the grace of God, we extend ourselves to each other and our community to proclaim the love and teachings of Jesus Christ.