Our Lady of Consolation Parish had its beginnings in the 1860s when Father Edward Vattman visited Carey weekly from Saint Michael’s in Findlay. In 1868 when the parish was formally established, it was named Saint Edward’s. Father Joseph P. Gloden, a native of Luxemburg and Carey’s third pastor, arranged to change the name to Our Lady of Consolation in honor of the patron Saint of Luxemburg. When Father Gloden was able to acquire a replica of the statue of Our Lady of Consolation from the cathedral in Luxemburg City in 1875, and following the miraculous procession with the statue from Frenchtown to Carey on May 24 that year, Our Lady of Consolation became a popular Marian shrine drawing pilgrims from many locations. See www.olcshrine.com. The parish of Our Lady of Consolation continues as a parish with 1200 registered families, a variety of ministries and a Catholic school serving the village of Carey and surrounding communities in Wyandot County. We are part of the Deanery of Saint Francis of Assisi in the Diocese of Toledo www.toledodiocese.org. The parish has been served by the Conventual Franciscans since 1912, www.franciscansusa.org.
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Special Musical Events at OLC
Mr. Jack Gerding, Director of Music at Our Lady of Consolation, will present his 7th Annual Musical Reflection on the Stations of the Cross on Friday, April 7, at 7:00 p.m. This prayerful evening of music will be presented in the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, 315 Clay Street in Carey. The program will consist of the St. John Paul II Stations with musical reflections following each scripture. The Shrine Cafeteria will be offering an all you can eat Lenten Seafood Buffett from 4:30–7:00 p.m. that evening and The Shrine Gift Shop will remain open until 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.
The Good Friday Carey Ecumenical Choir – Adoramus, will present their 7th annual Music Reflection at 12:00 Noon on Good Friday, April 14, in the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, 315 Clay Street in Carey. Established in 2010, Adoramus is directed by the Basilica’s Director of Music, Jack Gerding, and accompanied by Joy Orians. This year’s program, The Final Hours, will bring you to the last moments of Christ’s life through narration and music inspired by the Gospels. All are welcome to hear the music of this solemn day in the stunning acoustics of this historic Basilica and Shrine. good-friday-2017 musical-reflections-stations-flyer-2017
Wednesday Evening Lenten Series
Fr. Vincent Petersen Presents
GOD IS BEAUTIFUL ~ THE ART OF GOSPEL LIVING
MARCH 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and APRIL 5th
Wednesday Evenings – 7:00 – 8:15 PM OLC School Cafeteria
The Lenten Series is designed to help those who want to live a more creative and joy filled spiritual life. It is inspired by Pope Francis’ call for us to become “Artisans of Peace”. Through using artistic imagery each session will consist of prayer, scripture, a presentation, and a creative activity. The series is FREE and OPEN TO ALL! Registration is REQUIRED.
To register: call the Parish Office at 419-396-1523.
Session #1 ‘It is when I am weak that I am strong’ ~ Knowing our strengths and limits
Session #2 What is in your tool box? ~ Interiority and the power of imagination:
Session #3 Becoming artisans of Peace ~ Reconciliation and the healing power of Christ
Session #4 Beauty is not an option ~ Caring for God’s work of art
Session #5 Coloring the World with Love ~ Seeing through the eyes of Christ
All You Can Eat Seafood Buffet
Every Friday from March 3rd – April 14th
4:30- 7:00 P.M.
The buffet includes 3 types of fish, fries, salad & vegetable, rolls, drink and dessert!
Adults $10.50 plus tax
Seniors 65 & older $ 8.50 plus tax
Children 5- 12 years old $ 6.00 plus tax
Children under 5 years are Free
2017 Baptism Dates
April 22 after 5:30 p.m. Mass
May 14 after 10:00a.m. Mass – (Mother’s Day)
June 3 after 5:30 p.m. Mass
June 18 after 10:00a.m. Mass – (Father’s Day)
July 2 after 10:00 a.m. Mass
July 15 after 5:30 p.m. Mass
August 5 after 5:30 p.m. Mass
August 20 after 10:00 a.m. Mass
September 2 after 5:30 p.m. Mass
September 30 after 5:30 p.m. Mass
October 15 after 10:00 a.m. Mass
November 5 after 11:00 a.m. Mass
November 19 after 11:00 a.m. Mass
December 3 after 11:00 a.m. Mass
December 16 after 5:30 p.m. Mass
Our Pastor wants to work with you in choosing a date for your baptism, you are not restricted to the dates above. Just let us know what works best for you, and we will try to accommodate you.
Pre-baptismal classes: offered on the third Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the office building.