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Overview of the Parish
As the St. John’s Parish Family, we are to be Christ’s hand that invites and welcomes all who are looking for the caring and spiritual fulfillment present in the Eucharist and the sacraments. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we become active disciples in God’s work through prayer, faith formation and our service to one another within the parish and the greater community.
St. John the Evangelist is located in Northwest Ohio in the area that once was called the “Black Swamp”. We are located in Delphos, Ohio – and our community is one of agriculture, as well as a wonderful place to raise a family or spend your retirement. Our parish here at St. John the Evangelist is one of rich history and traditions, and we are a parish associated with the Diocese of Toledo.
Diocese of Toledo
St. John the Evangelist in Delphos, Ohio is part of the Diocese of Toledo led by the Most Reverend Daniel Thomas, and we are affiliated with the Saint Junipero Serra Deanery. The Diocese was established by Pope Pius X on April 15, 1910. The Catholic Diocese of Toledo includes 8,222 square miles in 19 counties in Northwest Ohio with 319,907 Catholics in our total population. There are 124 parishes in our diocese, with 63 elementary schools and 14 high schools.
The early 19th century settlers traveled to this area to lay the foundation for our diocese and to practice their Catholic faith. The Irish arrived and were laborers that built the canals, and later the railroads; the Germans came in search of land that they would clear and transform from swamps into fertile farms; the French, Hungarians, Italians, Mexican-Americans, Poles, Slovaks and African-Americans came placing their abilities and talents in the service of industry; missionaries followed to minister to the spiritual needs of these early and inspirational pioneers. Today, the Diocese of Toledo is one that is diverse and continues to help our parish to thrive.
There are 15 deaneries that comprise the Diocese of Toledo, and St. John the Evangelist is part of the Saint Junipero Serra Deanery. There are 9 parishes from Van Wert, Spencerville, Landeck, Lima, Bluffton, and Delphos that make up the Saint Junipero Serra Deanery.
You can find out more about the Toledo Diocese online at www.toledodiocese.org.
201 N. Pierce St., Delphos, OH 45833
Phone 419-695-4050 Dial option 1 for Emergency
Fax 419-695-4060
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