What is Best for Our Catholic Community at Large?

As we make our way into the new year, we know there are going to be major changes in the make-up of our Catholic Communities in the areas of physical locations, pastors, Mass times, administration, and many other areas of the church down the road. So, we are all waiting and wondering what this is … Continued

Christ the King

On the last Sunday of each liturgical year, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. In the aftermath of World War I, Pope Pius noted that, while hostilities had ceased, true peace had not been restored to the world and the different classes of society. His first encyclical … Continued

Beacons of Light ~ Will Parishes Close?

As the Families of Parishes grow stronger together, we will prayerfully decide how to ensure vital pastoral life. Every Family of Parishes will initially discern Sunday Mass schedules and locations, bring parish staff and pastoral councils together and develop a plan for parish programs and activities with the long-term goal of becoming one parish led … Continued

Beacons of Light Timeline

Fall 2021: Draft models of Families of Parishes are published for comment. Parish planning process (including vision points and parameters) is finalized. Winter 2021/22: Families of Parishes are finalized and announced. Spring 2022: Pastors and parish leaders begin preparing for the parish planning process. Summer 2022: Families of Parishes implementation begins. Each Family starts its … Continued

Bicentennial Marian Pilgrimage

On Tuesday, June 15th, St. Ann parishioners Paul Martini and his daughter, Chrissy Riggins, participated in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati bicentennial Marian pilgrimage. They attended morning Mass at the Church of the Resurrection in Bond Hill and then walked with the other pilgrims from there to the next stop at St. Ignatius. They departed Bond … Continued

A Steward’s Gift of Time by Parishioner Brian Bourbeau

On May 16, a small group of pilgrims set out from the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Russells Point, Ohio with a statue of Our Lady of Fatima. Over the subsequent 33 days, pilgrims will carry Our Lady over 300 miles, visiting more than 36 parishes in our archdiocese. I recently had an opportunity … Continued

Birthday of the Church

Pentecost Sunday is one of the most ancient feasts of the Church. The Acts of the Apostles recounts the story of the original Pentecost (Acts 2). Jews from all over were gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate the Jewish feast. On that Sunday, ten days after the Ascension of Our Lord, the Apostles and the Blessed … Continued

Announcing the Archdiocese Lay Pastoral Ministry Programs

Mount St. Mary’s School of Theology is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and offers lay men and women the opportunity to earn a certificate or graduate degree, take classes for personal enrichment, and grow in faith while preparing for new opportunities. Choose from courses in Doctrine, Liturgy, Philosophy, History, Scripture, Theology, and Pastoral Studies. … Continued

The Saint Ann Vocation Chalice

You may have heard Fr McCarthy remind us parishioners are taking home our vocation chalice each week as a focal point that reminds them to pray for vocations. We want to thank all those who are participating. If you are interested, call the parish center for more info… 513 521-8440.