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Learn to Love Jesus with the Heart of His Mother

“Everyone should have a genuine devotion to Mary and entrust his life to her motherly care.” Vatican II Week One This week we read about St. Louis de Montfort. He wrote the book True Devotion to Mary, this book is the basis of all Marian consecrations and has been studied and loved by many saints and Popes. He teaches that … Continued

Sister Marie Cecile’s Mass+… presentation on the vocations

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

Solve the Saint Ann Challenge

At our recent Parish Convocation, those in attendance broke out into small groups and offered ways to Solve the Challenges. We are putting together all the ideas and solutions that were brought forth. We wanted to share the 6 Challenges that we are addressing: How can we engage and encourage the young families of our parish, and … Continued

Learn to Love Jesus with the Heart of His Mother

“Everyone should have a genuine devotion to Mary and entrust his life to her motherly care.” Vatican II Want to Grow in Holiness But Too Busy? Don’t know where to start? In our hectic day and age, Pope St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Calcutta knew that the quickest way to be transformed into a saint is through … Continued

Do you know the names of your parish council?

St. Ann Parish Council members were installed by Father McCarthy at the October meeting. The members are: Sally Blessing, Greg Bredestegge, Kelly Clifford, Julie Duwell, Jason Mattingly, Brenda McClanahan, Larry McNickle, Debbie Nagel and Henry Sajnog. St. Ann is fortunate to have so many dedicated parishioners on our Parish Council. When you see them, please take a moment to thank them … Continued


A convocation (from the Latin convocare meaning “to call/come together,” a translation of the Greek (ekklēsia) is a group of people formally assembled for a special purpose, mostly ecclesiastical or academic. We are having our Parish Convocation on October 30, 2019 beginning at 6:30 p.m. starting in the church. Our “special purpose” is to update you on all … Continued

All Saints & All Souls

All Saints Day was formally started by Pope Boniface IV, who consecrated the Pantheon at Rome to Mary and all the Martyrs on May13 in 609 AD. All Souls Day was celebrated the day after. In the mid-eighth century, Pope Gregory III established November 1 as a day dedicated to the Saints and their relics; the May 13 celebration was … Continued

Did you see the “Cemetery of the Innocents” in front of Saint Ann

The white crosses on the front lawn of our parish represent the number of babies aborted in clinics throughout the United States every single day. In November 1997, when Larry Sendelbach started this display in Kentucky and Cincinnati, there were 4,200 crosses. The number then dropped to 4,000 and today it is 3,500. This number does not include babies who die as a … Continued

Our Parish Finances, Fiscal Year 2018 – 2019

In addition to our Parish Address, the following is a brief summary regarding financial happenings within St. Ann Parish. The vitality of our parish was in full display over the past fiscal year as we implemented an Increased Offertory Program, made major improvements to the church and Legacy Garden, continued to grow the Mass+… program, and our debt … Continued