The parishes which make up the Catholic Churches of Monroe County, Ohio are the product of a deep-rooted faith, a burning zeal for the Love of God and with undaunted courage in the hope for a brighter tomorrow.  This hope was shared and encouraged by the sacrificial services of the many priests who have served in Monroe County.  This hope was also a product of the many good religious sisters with their faithful dedication to God and the education of our youth, who molded lives, hearts and minds of the children under their care through the years.  And yet, we owe so much to the hard-working and generously sacrificing individuals who founded, built and maintained each parish.  To those who remain, may God bless and strengthen our resolve to carry on the tradition of strong faith and generous support.  To the future generations, may God give them the courage to carry on the tradition of faith so carefully handed on to them. 

A replica of Our Lady of Guadalupe is coming to the Catholic churches in
Monroe and Noble counties in August
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This Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a gift from Mexico which maintains the original tilma of Juan Diego, will arrive at St. Sylvester Church in Woodsfield on August 13th.   The opening service will start at 6:30 p.m.  Different services, including home visits, will continue at St. Sylvester Church and St. John the Baptist Church until September 3rd.   On that day the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be taken to the Churches in Noble County. On August 21 the image will be taken to the court house at Woodsfield and a rosary will be prayed.


 For more information, please call St. Sylvester’s parish office at 740-472-0187.

St. John the Baptist, Miltonsburg
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St. John Bosco,
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St. Sylvester,

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334 South Main Street Woodsfield, OH 43793-1027

Fr. Timothy Davison, pastor • Fr. Virgil Reischman, retired