This past weekend it was announced that Fr. McCarthy would be leaving St. Ann. We are saddened at his leaving since he has brought the truth to us over the many years in the form of his wonderful homilies, formation, and council. You have told us on staff, many times, how much you have learned … Continued

Saint Ann looks forward to the ordination of two associated with our parish

Many of you know Doug Moore, business manager and longtime parishioner. Over the past several years, Doug has been attending lay pastoral ministry and diaconate classes at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, and on April 23, Doug will be ordained as a Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and our new parish family. On May 21, our seminarian … Continued

Deacon Hoying says good bye as he returns to the Seminary

It is with bittersweet feelings that on Friday, July 23, I once again said goodbye to my St. Ann parish family and prepared to return to seminary in a couple of weeks for my final year of studies. I thank you all very much for the warm hospitality and moments of grace which have contributed … Continued


Recently, at the park with my wife and son, I witnessed one of the saddest sights I’ve seen in a long time. A little boy, about five or six, was there with his dad. Normally, this would be a wonderful thing, but the tragedy was, they weren’t spending time with each other. The dad was … 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

Congratulations Deacon Hoying! on his Deacon Ordination

On April 24th, Ethan Hoying and seven other seminarians in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati were ordained transitional deacons. They are now public witnesses to Jesus in the Order of Deacons. Transitional deacons cannot hear confessions, confirm, or anoint the sick. They do have faculties to baptize, assist at a simple nuptial ceremony, and to conduct … Continued

Ethan Hoyle Ordination Mass

With praise and thanksgiving to almighty God and in gratitude to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati joyfully announces the ordination of Ethan Michael Hoying to the sacred order of the diaconate through the laying on of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit by his excellency, the Most Reverend … Continued

Father McCarthy farewell to Father John

Father McCarthy was very appreciative of the time Fr. John stayed at the rectory during his time at the seminary. Fr. McCarthy expressed that sentiment as well as a good bye to  a “Brother in Christ”.