A letter from Fr. Anthony Coci
Please allow me a moment to introduce myself via this letter before I meet you in person. I am a native of Toledo. My home parish growing up was Christ the King and I attended Toledo Central Catholic High School. I did my undergraduate work at Loyola University Chicago and my graduate studies at Mount Saint Mary's Seminary in Cincinnati. Interestingly enough, in-between my undergraduate and graduate work I was a substitute teacher at Cardinal Stritch! I enjoyed it then and I look forward to enjoying it again.
My past ministries include work at Defiance Saint Mary's Church, migrant farm work at Fremont Saint Joseph, hospital chaplaincy at Good Samaritan Cincinnati, and part-time teaching at Archbishop McNicholas Cincinnati and Delphos Saint John High School. My last assignment was as Parochial Vicar of both Saint Mary's Church in Tiffin and Saint Pius X in Sycamore and the Priest Leader of Calvert High School and Junior High School, along with Calvert Elementary in Tiffin.
My passion is in teaching and youth ministry, and I am honored that Bishop Thomas has allowed me to continue my priestly ministry in these two areas in a special way at Cardinal Stritch High School and Academy. I enjoy sports, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. If you see me at school, Saint Jerome Church, or simply out and about please say hello. My door is always open and I look forward to meeting you!In the words of Saint Paul to the Corinthians, who did not fully understand the gift (i.e. the Gospel of Jesus Christ) that Paul wanted to give them, he said, "Not that we are masters of your faith, but we are working with you for your joy," (2 Cor. 1:24). Please know that I too am here for you.
May we walk together and help each other along our Christian journey of life.
Fr. Anthony Coci
A letter from our Campus Minister - Miss Katie Mahoney
Hello and welcome to Campus Ministry!
I am Miss Katie Mahoney and I am very excited to be apart of the Cardinal community! Our Campus Ministry offers a space for all students to reflect on and grow in their faith. Whether that is through liturgy services, our many retreats, service opportunities, or just stopping by to chat with myself or Fr. Anthony. We hope Campus Ministry can be a place where all students can find fellowship and community; our door is always open! Please take a look around this webpage to find upcoming events and important dates. Parents are always welcome to join our liturgical services! If you have any questions or are interested in learning more information, do not hesitate to reach out and send me and email.
- Freshmen – a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of service.
- Sophomores – a minimum of twenty (20) hours of service.
- Juniors – a minimum of twenty-five (25) hours of service.
- Seniors – a minimum of thirty (30) hours of service.
A Collaborative Resource Guide- please feel free to email any additional resources to Campus Ministry! Share this with anyone who may find it useful.
The Mindfulness App
Description: Meditation beginners and gurus alike will find lots of options with The Mindfulness App. A five-day guided practice and introduction to mindfulness helps you get started, and timed guided or silent meditations from 3 to 30 minutes will suit your busy lifestyle. The app also offers personalized meditation options, reminders to keep you mindful throughout the day, and statistics to track in your meditation journal.
Cost: free, with options for in-app purchases
Description: Find calmness, wellness, and balance in your life with this app’s guided meditation and mindfulness techniques for daytime use. Before bed, try any of its 10 new sleep music tracks or 16 nature soundscapes. The app builds personalized plans based on a little input from you, so you can learn the essentials of meditation and build from there.
Price: Free with optional in-app purchases
Description: This award-winning app has calming exercises, breathing techniques to help you relax, and even a Calm Kids section with meditations for kids between 3 and 17. The new Sleep Stories section features a great mix of voice talent — you may recognize actors Matthew McConaughey or Jerome Flynn — to lull you to sleep. A recent update to the Calm app makes for a mindful experience through the Apple Watch, with three new breathing exercises, a mindful walking meditation, and calming exercises you can all access right from your watch.
Price: Free with optional in-app purchases
Stop, Breathe, Think
Description: Stop, Breathe & Think is an award winning meditation and mindfulness app that helps you find peace anywhere. It allows you to check in with your emotions, and recommends short guided meditations, yoga and acupressure videos, tuned to how you feel. Also available in Spanish. Available for Iphone or Android
Also on Spotify
Pray as you go - ~10 minute reflection on daily readings
The Word: Scripture Reflections - weekly Scripture reflections from America Magazine
Lenten Marianist Meditations - 10 minute reflections during the lenten season
Daily Meditation with Richard Rohr (Center for Action and Contemplation): https://cac.org/category/daily-meditations/
My Catholic Life Daily Reflections
Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary During Coronavirus Pandemic
O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus' pain, keeping your faith firm. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection. Amen. Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
A Coronavirus Prayer
Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.” At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.
Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care.
Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbors from helping one another.
Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.
Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.
Be with those who have died from the virus. May they be at rest with you in your eternal peace.
Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace.
Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace.
Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth.
Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace.
Jesus Christ, heal us.
At Home Yoga & Exercise Routines
Tone It Up is offering their app for free for the next 30 days!
Classpass is offering free virtual workouts
Down Dog app is giving free membership until April 1st – yoga, HIIT, and barre, and 7 minute workouts available!
Barre3 online has a 15 day free trial period! Barre3 focuses on mindfulness and finding the calm in the chaos – very applicable right now
Sculpt society! They are offering a free 14 day trial to new users. It’s dance cardio and sculpt class!!
The Under Belly Yoga – free trial for online yoga!
Corepower Yoga is doing free on demand!
The Class by Taryn Toomey – free trial
Dance Body – dance-inspired fitness done at home!
Obefitness – offering a free trial! A huge variety of class types ranging from cardio to HIIT to dance and boxing. Some cardio focus and others more strength focused. Yoga classes as well!
BPL E-Book Program - Kindle can be downloaded to Android, Iphone, etc.