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What is Love by Parishioner Lorri McNickle

Photo Credit: Flickr/Kevin Simmons/Mayberry Health and Home/ (Copied from, Love is such a basic word, used frequently and also very misunderstood, over-utilized and a term very much perverted in our culture and society. We confuse the idea of love with so many things that are very far from the virtue of love that … Continued

Confessions of a “Ladies Night Bunco” waiter

You really do not know what to expect when you are asked to be a waiter on Ladies Night. And, we did not know what BUNCO is which added to the curiosity. However, it turned out to be an enjoyable evening. The ladies playing their dice game were competitive but constantly laughing and enjoying themselves. … Continued

Could You Use “Alone Time” with Jesus?

You may remember, when growing up, going to church for 40 hours devotion during Lent. You were asked to give one hour of your time with the Eucharist. Exposition is adoring and honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ. As Catholics, we believe that Christ is truly present in the Eucharist and should be given extra … Continued

“Are You Saved?”

When our Protestant brothers and sisters come up to us and ask, “Are you saved?” What quick and simple response can we give as Catholics?? Response: “I am saved, I am being saved, and I hope to be saved.” Most times, this throws people off for a second and then they seek to understand. Now … Continued

A Message about reconciliation from Archbishop Schnurr during this season of Lent

Every parish or pastoral region in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will be open for reconciliation and quiet prayer from 7pm – 9pm. Join us … and invite a friend or family member who has been away from the sacrament to come with you. ************************************************************************************************************ Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, The light of the confessional is … Continued

Be Restored by God’s Mercy

(Printed from: Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession provides the Church’s teaching about the sacrament of Confession, including a practical “walk through” of what happens in the confessional and how every moment connects to Scripture, Catholic Tradition and God’s passionate desire to be with you. Every Friday, February 23rd though March 30th immediately after Stations … Continued

Fasting During Lent

Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, and Good Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 are days of abstinence from meat and also days of fast, that is, limited to a single full meal. The other Fridays of the season of Lent are days of abstinence from meat. The law of abstinence binds all Catholics 14 years and older. The law of fasting binds all … Continued

Mardi Gras and the Catholic Church

(Printed from: Mardi Gras is strongly associated with wild bacchanalia and debauchery, but the original intent of the holiday and how it’s kept by the faithful is much different. Fat Tuesday, as it is known in English, is a long-standing tradition of the Catholic Church and it marks the last day of ordinary time … Continued

Jesus Is Waiting for You – Come to Him During Exposition

St. Alphonsus wrote: “Of all devotions, that of adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the greatest after the Sacraments, the one dearest to God and the one most helpful to us. The Eucharist is a priceless treasure: By not only celebrating the Eucharist, but also by praying before It outside of Mass, we are … Continued

Jesus Is Waiting for You – Come to Him Thru the Eucharist

Sacrifice in Jesus’ time was part of the Jewish tradition. Jews would make trips to the temple with money, harvest and animals to pay homage to God and as a show of their faith. They also believed God would reward their faith and sacrifice. Abraham was even willing to sacrifice his son to assure God … Continued