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
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
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
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
As many of you know, our Business Manager and Religious Education Director, Doug Moore is studying at Mount St. Mary Seminary to be a permanent deacon. We are happy to share with you Doug’s recent accomplishment. Doug was recently installed as an “acolyte” as the next step in his journey to ordination as a permanent … Continued
Nicole Flowers joined Saint Ann Parish three years ago and from the outset was active in our community. Listen is as Father McCarthy thanked her for being with us and wished her well on her decision to join the Dominican nuns.
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”.
Last week, we welcomed Sister Marie Cecile, Sister Julie, and Sister Christine from the Daughters of St. Elias, a new Carmelite order stationed in the Over the Rhine area, to speak about vocations to the religious life. She had a wonderful message about answering God’s call though all vocations. Her focus on Who are we and Where are we going are … Continued