Spirit of the Season Illuminates South Bass Island

Put in Bay Holiday LightsHoliday lights project a healthy and vibrant Christmas spirit on South Bass Island.  A five-mile tour around the island reveals a wonderful array of color and creativity.  Of seventy sightings, Put-in-Bay Daily™ selected the thirty-seven most photo-friendly displays to share.  Thank you, Islanders, for celebrating the joy of the season! Click an image for enlarged view.

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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.” https://www.thoughtco.com/

Mike Leahy
Pastoral Leader  /  419-285-2741