St. Boniface & Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parishes

Welcome to St. Boniface & Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parishes!

Deeply committed to Jesus Christ, we endeavor to become a unified community of faith, worship, and service. We strive to be warm, welcoming and caring parishes in which the gifts and talents of all, young and old, are recognized and graciously used to nourish others.


Fr. Timothy Ferris

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St. Boniface Catholic Church

215 Church St.

Oak Harbor, OH 43449

(419) 898-1389

Mass Times

Saturdays 4:30pm

Sundays 8:30am

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

204 Main St.

Genoa, OH 43430

(419) 855-8501

Mass Times

Saturdays 6:30pm

Sundays 10:30am

Emmaus Days 2018

Dates: August 1st and 2nd

Place: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, Genoa

Fee: $10.00—includes both days! (Checks to Our Lady of Lourdes)

Deadline: July 27th (Walk-ins are welcome, but we’d REALLY like you to PRE-REGISTER.)

Questions? Call Sr. Janice/666-9495 Patti/637-9929 Mike/559-4001

Childcare is available; call Mike with day and time needed.

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To register, you may fill out and print this form or call Patti at the above number and register over the phone. Patti Hoffman, 317 E. Madison, Gibsonburg, OH 43431 (Mailing address)


Name_______________________________________________ Phone_________________________

Address_____________________________________________ Parish_________________________


Check desired sessions/one for each time slot

Wed. Aug. 1st 10:30 General Session _____

12:30 Session 1_____ or Session 2_____

2:45 Session 3_____ or Session 4_____

6:00 Session 5_____ or Session 6_____ Protecting Youth only_____ (No fee)


Thurs. Aug. 2nd 10:00 Mass____ 10:45 Lunch____ (shopping until noon)

12:00 Session 1_____ or Session 2_____

2:15 Session 3_____ or Session 4_____

  • CEU’S & clock hours will be given as requested.
  • Please keep a record of your choices.



Wednesday, August 1st

9:30 a.m. Registration-Coffee-Donuts/Fruit/Snacks

10:10 Prayer

10:30-11:45 General Session – “Ministry as Discipleship/Ms. Pat Oedy-Murray

11:45-12:30 Brown bag lunch -- munchies/drinks provided


  • Session 1 “Justice, Goodness and Humility”/Sr. Joan Jurski, OSF
  • Session 2 “Relationships Thru the Eyes of Christianity/Ms. Pat Oedy-Murray


  • Session 3 “The New Evangelization”/ Mr. Nick de la Torre
  • Session 4 “Walk the Talk”/Ms. Patti Hoffman

4:45-6:00 Supper in gym or out/ religious goods shopping time


  • Session 5 “What We Believe About Angels”/Sr. Janice Marie Peer, OSF
  • Session 6 “Go Out to the Whole World!”/Dr. Ben Brown

  • “Protecting Youth”/Toledo Diocese

Thursday, August 2nd

10:00 a.m. Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church

10:45-11:45 Lunch in gym(provided)/ religious goods shopping time


  • Session 1 “The Life of Rabbi Saul of Tarsus/Deacon Norb Wethington
  • Session 2 “Bruised Grace”/Fr. Ted Miller


  • Session 3 “The Teachings of St. Paul of Tarsus/Deacon Norb Wethington
  • Session 4 “Welcoming(Or Not) the Immigrant”/Fr. Ted Miller


MINISTRY AS DISCIPLESHIP—Being a disciple is imperative to any type of ministry. Pat Oedy-Murray will give the characteristics of discipleship and how they move one to serve. With some of the Apostles as examples, participants will be encouraged to evaluate their own discipleship in light of these characteristics.

JUSTICE, GOODNESS AND HUMILITY—Rooted in both the Old and New Testaments, Catholic Social Teaching reminds us of our call to be followers of the Risen Lord. Sr. Joan will define the social teachings of the Church that we must practice in order to give witness to what the prophet Micah calls us to: “To act justly, love goodness, and walk humbly with our God.”

RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH THE EYES OF CHRISTIANITY—In this session, Pat Oedy-Murray will share how Christianity perfects the various relationships of our lives: marriage, family, work, friendships…all viewed through the Christian lens.

BUILDING THE CITY OF GOD—Evangelization calls us to deepen our faith, believe in the Gospel, and proclaim it to the world! Nick de la Torre of the Diocesan Office of Evangelization will share ways to grow in our faith and witness that faith to all creation.

WALK THE TALK—Our teens and young adults are a vital part of our Church mission and ministry. Patti will speak on the importance of their involvement in parish life and ways to empower them in their own spiritual growth and in outreach to others.

WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT ANGELS—These beings of love and grace are an integral part of Christianity. Sr. Janice and participants will explore the Scripture and Tradition that forms our angelology. If time, the fallen angels will be examined. Please bring your Bibles.

GO OUT TO THE WHOLE WORLD!—St. Luke’s Gospel and Acts are very focused on bringing the Good News to the Gentiles in every corner of the earth. In examining Luke’s writings, Ben will highlight key elements of mission that emerge, such as life in the Holy Spirit, testimony, signs, compassion and joy.

PROTECTING YOUTH WORKSHOP—This is no cost, but we ask that you call Patti to register.

THE LIFE OF RABBI SAUL OF TARSUS—Deacon Norb will present a biography of Saul Paulus, our Christian St. Paul, who was born 12 years after Jesus and never knew him personally but became His greatest witness and messenger.

BRUISED GRACE—Fr. Ted will share reflections on Brian Doyle’s book, Eight Whopping Lies: stories that tell of bruised grace, compassion and courage. “Everything is held together with stories:

THE TEACHINGS OF ST. PAUL OF TARSUS—Discover from Deacon Norb how St. Paul opened up the Christian experience to the wider world…how his theology developed to evangelize the Gentiles and combat pagan mindsets of the time.

WELCOMING(0R NOT) THE IMMIGRANT—How do we as Christians deal with the issue of immigration? What can we do for our brothers and sisters who seek our understanding and support? Fr. Ted will speak about his experiences and the Church’s teachings on welcoming those who come in Christ’s Name.

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto Committee is looking for Artists and Crafters for our Grotto Handmade Craft Bazaar

Saturday, October 20, 2018

9am – 4pm

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall

204 Main St, Genoa, OH

$30/each space (8ft wide x 6ft deep)

call (419) 836-9474 to reserve a spot