Welcome to Saint Wendelin Catholic Parish

This page has been updated as of March 31, 2020 at 8:15 PM.

Dear Friends,

To aid in combating the spread of the COVID -19 virus, Bishop Thomas released a decree March 16th stating “all publicly celebrated Masses and other liturgies in the Diocese of Toledo will be temporarily suspended … effective immediately and will remain in place at least through the celebrations of Holy Week and Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020. All the faithful are dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass during this time in accord with the Code of Canon Law.” Read the entire statement here Bishop Thomas’s Official Decree.

Please know we are doing all we can, within the boundaries of governmental directives, diocesan directives, safe health practices, and communal charity, to keep Saint Wendelin “open”.

For those wishing to visit the church building, here are the most up-to-date policies as of March 31, 2020:

For those who fall into the high risk categories as determined by the WHO and CDC, please stay at home. There is no safer place than your own domicile.

The Church will be open for prayer:

  • Monday through Friday – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday – 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Fr. Doug will be available for individual confessions:

  • Wednesday and Friday – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Saturday – 12:00 – 1:00 PM and 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Please sanitize your hands when entering the church and after leaving.
The only available section to sit in is to the right of the baptismal font. The pews will be cleaned regularly.

The Parish Office is closed until further notice. You may still call the office for anything you may need. Phone calls are routed to the business manager’s office. The Wood Street door near the office is open during the 10:00 – 3:00 time Monday through Thursday.

We know these times are difficult and many have been under financial strain. Unfortunately, the parish is no different. We hope that you will continue to support us as you are able through tithing. You can drop your envelope off, slide it under the office door, mail it to the office, or give online through WeShare (https://stwendelin.weshareonline.org/).

We received guidance from both the Holy See, the USCCB, and the Diocesan Worship Office on how we can celebrate Holy Week next week. Take heart – we will bring you these most sacred days in whatever manner is possible!

Let us continue to pray fervently for the end of this pandemic, for those who are sick, for those who are on the front lines, and for those who will die. May the Lord comfort and strengthen all of us during this time.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.
Saint Wendelin, pray for us.

“In this you rejoice, although now for a little while you may have to suffer through various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold that is perishable even though tested by fire, may prove to be for praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 1:6-7)

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Pillars Trust Scholarship

The Pillars Trust Scholarship was established by Edward R. Pillars, who was born on October 6, 1877, and died on June 28, 1959.  He lived much of his life in Fostoria, Ohio, was an entrepreneur, with others obtained several patents, and was the founder of Fostoria Screw Company which was established in 1911.

In his trust he created the Pillars Trust Scholarship to provide professional, vocational, and technical educations in colleges, universities, and other institutions of learning for young men and women of the City of Fostoria, Ohio, and the surrounding vicinity who have outstanding ability and aptitude but insufficient means either of their own or of their families to enable them to obtain such professional, vocational or technical educations and who otherwise could not have secured the benefits of such training.

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Tuition Reimbursement Incentive Program (T.R.I.P.)

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323 North Wood Street, Fostoria, Ohio  44830
419-435-6692
Saint Francis of Assisi Deanery