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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Masses for Ash Wednesday
2017 Parish Mission
Laughter and Praise
with Rev. James Sichko
Beginning the weekend of February 25 & 26
during the Masses and continuing on February 27 & 28
from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in the Church.
Rev. James W. Sichko is a priest of the Diocese of Lexington, KY. He was ordained to the Ministerial Priesthood of Jesus Christ on May 23, 1998. Before that he completed his undergraduate work at New England Conservatory of Music in vocal performance. Fr. Jim travels throughout the United States giving missions, retreats and days of recollection. Known for his story-telling, Fr. Jim weaves everyday life experiences with the rooted messages which lie within the Gospel.
2017 Baptism Dates
January 14 or 15 after any Mass
February 11 or 12 after any Mass
March 18 or 19 after any Mass
April 22 or 23 after any Mass
May 13 or 14 after any Mass – (Mother’s Day)
June 17 or 18 after any Mass – (Father’s Day)
July 15 or 16 after any Mass
August 19 or 20 after any Mass
September 16 or 17 after any Mass
October 14 or 15 after any Mass
November 11 or 12 after any Mass
December 16 or 17 after any 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.