Bible Explorers Conduct Sailboat Races

St. Paul's Bible ExplorersBible Explorers of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Put-in-Bay, raced wood sailboats with lung-power to conclude a period of study about the life-saving grace of Jesus.  Rev. Mary Staley organizes the weekly Bible study for children with the assistance of parents.  This afternoon’s event, held in the church undercroft, included a visit by Commodore Perry!

St. Paul's Bible Explorers

Commodore Perry demonstrates!

The sailors, decked out in nautical attire, had to blow their sailboats down a long canal (i.e., rain gutter filled with water).  During the event, Mother Mary referenced various points of interest related to the children’s Bible study.  Participation prizes were awarded, and post-race treats were offered as well.St. Paul's Bible ExplorersSt. Paul's Bible ExplorersSt. Paul's Bible ExplorersSt. Paul's Bible Explorers

St. Paul's Bible Explorers

Sailor’s Jello Bowl


Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church Cancels Mass Due to Weather

Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church cancels the 10:30am Mass scheduled for Sunday, 20 January 2019, according to Deacon Mike Leahy.

As of 6:30pm, Ottawa County is at Level 3 Snow Emergency. This means roadways are closed to non-emergency travel due to extremely hazardous conditions.  No one should be on public roads unless absolutely essential to travel. Drivers operating vehicles for non-emergency reasons may be subject to arrest.

Communion Service at Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church

Put in Bay ChurchMother of Sorrows Catholic Church will celebrate The Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday, December 8th, with a Communion Service at 5:30pm.

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, in its oldest form, goes back to the seventh century, when churches in the East began celebrating the Feast of the Conception of Saint Anne, the mother of Mary.  On December 8, 1854, Pope Pius IX officially declared the Immaculate Conception a dogma of the Church, which means that all Christians are bound to accept it as true. As the Holy Father wrote in the Apostolic Constitution Ineffabilis Deus, “We declare, pronounce, and define that the doctrine which holds that the most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instance of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by Almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the human race, was preserved free from all stain of original sin, is a doctrine revealed by God and therefore to be believed firmly and constantly by all the faithful.”

Mike Leahy
Pastoral Leader  /  419-285-2741