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Fr, Ray Mallett OFM Conv Rector and Pastor

Fr. Ray Mallett
OFM Conv
Rector and Pastor

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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Get your parish bulletin online

New website to get our past bulletins!  http://discovermass.com/church/our-lady-of-consolation-carey-oh/

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Yamaha Grand Piano Donated to the Basilica

After the 2017 Christmas Concert, a generous benefactor came forward to donate the money needed for Our Lady of Consolation to purchase a Yamaha Concert Grand Piano.  With this expansion to the music ministry, we will begin a concert series here at the Shrine – bringing in groups that will perform in our beautiful Basilica.

This piano is dedicated to our beloved Fr. Paul.  During Fr. Paul’s ministry at the Shrine he helped found the Carey Ecumenical Choir (now in its 46 season) and the Shrine Chorale.  Music was a huge part of his life and we are honored to carry on his legacy.

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Toledo Diocese Notification of Compliance

Diocese of Toledo Safe Environment Program in Full Compliance with USCCB Norms. Each year, the Diocese of Toledo is required to undergo an audit to ensure that it is in compliance with the articles of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. Bishop Daniel Thomas is pleased to announce that, for the fiscal year 2016-2017, the Diocese was found to be in full compliance with the requirements in the Charter.

The Diocese of Toledo remains committed to ensuring the protection of children and providing a safe environment for all young people. If you have any knowledge of abuse that has been committed by a cleric, or any employee or volunteer of the Catholic Church, please report the abuse to your local police department, Child Protection Services, and Mr. Frank DiLallo, Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator. Mr. DiLallo can be reached at (419) 214-4880 or by mail at 1933 Spielbusch Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43604.