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We are grateful! St. Vincent de Paul 1st Quarter Report

In the Gospel, Jesus says to us “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.” During the 1st Quarter of 2019 (January, February, March), through your gifts, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul brought the love and care of Jesus to the poor by assisting 109 families, providing 142 bags of food and $11,646.00 for utility & rent bills. The members of … Continued

Generosity, Prayer, Service (GPS) THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

We asked you to prayerfully consider an increase to your Sunday offerings, and what a great response. You received a mailer that illustrated that 49% (actually over 50%) of you responded back! Thank you! Many people made significant increases and many people were not able to increase their offering at this time. We do understand that everyone’s situation is different. Most of those … Continued

Eucharistic Exposition — Why I Love It

Rosemary Bogdan, who writes the blog “A Catholic Mother’s thoughts,” wrote on why she loves Eucharistic Exposition, all reasons with which we can identify. “I am there every week… It’s a wonderful time. If I just went when I could find the time, it wouldn’t happen often, because free time in a schedule gets filled in like a vacuum. … Continued

Meet Chuck and Joanne Thiemann, St. Ann’s newest parishioners!

Meet Chuck and Joanne Thiemann Chuck and Joanne Thiemann are St. Ann’s newest parishioners! Both were born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky as cradle Catholics. This is a second marriage for both of them, going on 13 years Chuck and his family moved to Cincinnati in 1964; Joanne and her family in 1970. Between them, there are 9 children, 17 grandchildren … Continued

A Note from Our Pastor ~ Future Improvements and Enhancements

Did you notice the new monstrance or, rather, a very old one (1870’s) that was used during our recent 40 Hours? It was purchased from gifts left to the parish this past year for the purpose of enhancing the beauty and reverence of the worship space. As part of this, we will be adding two candles on … Continued


As we have stated in previous articles, the Legacy Garden is under construction and is the area to the left of the doors entering the Gathering Space. The Legacy Garden will be the area where we recognize the many parishioners who have remembered St. Ann in their estates, have made major contributions to past campaigns, and those who … Continued

Don’t Worry, Choose Jesus

Worry is one of Satan’s greatest tools. It diverts our focus away from Jesus and toward our problems. The word “worry” is of West Germanic origin; in Old English it is wyrgan, meaning ‘strangle.’ And that is what worry does – it strangles us. Our waking and our sleeping, our work and our leisure time, all are compromised when … Continued

You are invited to the ordination of our Reverend Mr. Andrew Jacob Hess

You are invited to the ordination of Reverend Mr. Andrew Jacob Hess to the Holy Order of Priesthood at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. You are also invited to join Father Hess for a solemn Mass of Thanksgiving at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in St. Paris, Ohio, on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. Father … Continued