Posts by Father Bacik


Fr. Bacik’s December Christmas Reflections. It is a rereading of the Christmas story from the viewpoint of the Cosmic Christ.

December 12, 2012

    Fr. Bacik begins with the Christmas story from Luke, the story we grew up hearing.  Here he gives us a rereading of that story from the viewpoint of divine love fully manifested in Jesus, the Cosmic Christ.  To read the complete reflection, click “Reflections December”.Reflections December


Fr. Bacik’s November Reflections Article on Violence and Reconciliation

November 16, 2012

Fr. Bacik discusses a Christian response to violence.


Fr. Bacik’s October Reflections – Catholic Social Teaching and the Ryan Budget

October 18, 2012

Catholic criticisms of the Paul Ryan budget.       download October 2012 Reflections  


Fr. Bacik’s September Reflections on the conflict between the Vatican and the LCRW.

September 10, 2012

Fr. Bacik discusses the conflict between the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR).


Father Bacik’s 50th Anniversary Video

August 6, 2012

Created by Hart Associates for Father Bacik’s 50th Anniversary. Shown on 6/24/12 after mass at Corpus Christi.


Sylvania Advantage student farewell

July 1, 2012

Schuyler Stupica, A Student Speaks, Fr. Bacik Farewell to Fr. Bacik I remember how I felt when I first received the news that Corpus Christi’s beloved pastor, Fr. Bacik, was retiring. For a while, I couldn’t really process the new information. My mind was incapable of imagining a mass without Fr. Bacik. It was all […]


Toledo Blade story about Fr. Jim Bacik

June 22, 2012

Longtime local priest looks back at his career BY DAVID YONKE BLADE RELIGION EDITOR Editor’s note: This version corrects the title of Richard Gaillardetz’s book ‘Keys to the Council.’ The Rev. Jim Bacik celebrates Mass at Corpus Christi University Parish. The 75-year-old priest is to say his final Masses there June 24. With his July […]


50 Day Easter Season

May 16, 2012

The 50-day Easter season, which extends through the celebration of Pentecost, offers marvelous opportunities for ongoing spiritual growth. By the third century, Christian communities used this season for “mystagogical catechesis,” which provided…


A Letter from Father Bacik

May 16, 2012

On July 2, 2012, Msgr. Michael Billian will become the new pastor of Corpus Christi University Parish (CCUP), assisted by Fr. Phil Smith. I am convinced that they are the best possible choices for our parish. They will serve half time both at CCUP and at Blessed Sacrament Parish. My conversations with Msgr. Billian have assured me that he appreciates the strengths of our parish: a supportive permanent community; an outstanding group of student leaders; a loyal group of faculty and staff; a dedicated pastoral staff; a committed pastoral council; and a competent finance council, as well as the many other individuals and groups who contribute their time and talent to further the ministry of CCUP to the University of Toledo community. With these potent ingredients, I believe that CCUP is in a great position to continue to grow and flourish in new ways…