The generosity of St. Ann parishioners has made a difference in the lives of our fellow parishioners and other neighbors within our parish boundaries. For instance: Utilities have been kept on; Rent has been paid; Bags of perishable and non-perishable food have been provided; Our pantry is stocked; Cleaning products and personal care items have … Continued
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Father McCarthy captures the Easter message for us, in our time, with his reflection on Christ’s majesty, our hopes and a promise for our future.
Exercising Christian stewardship has been demanding these many months as the COVID-19 pandemic turned our world upside down. We were challenged in our ability to be present to others and express gratefulness for the abundance of God’s gifts. Yet, with Easter, there is a restored sense of gratitude and hope. Easter blessings! We can be … Continued
Fr McCarthy made a very good point in his Sunday homily when he said the centurion in the Passion readings, not the Apostles or his followers, was heard saying, “This truly was the Son of God”. We use the Lenten season to truly recognize Jesus is God as well.
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
THINK PRAYER. If you have to work or go to school during Holy Week, think about how you can incorporate prayer breaks into each day. MAKE AN EXTRA SACRIFICE by fasting and abstaining from meat on Holy Thursday and Holy Saturday in addition to Good Friday. DON’T WATCH TV from sundown on Holy Thursday until … Continued
Father McCarthy talked in his most recent homily about “suffering” as a deep yearning for something better. And, through suffering, we come to experience a deeper, more personal relationship with God.
The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum – from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ’s Paschal Mystery. The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season, and … Continued
Next week we celebrate Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. Last year the Church dispensed with the distribution of palms, so we are happy to report that we will have palms for you this year on a table in the Gathering Space. However, given the social distancing guidelines still in place, there will not … Continued
Office of the Archbishop email@example.com 513.263.6612 March 15, 2021 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Peace be with you this Lenten season. This has been a most unusual and difficult year for all of us. A year ago at this time, none of us envisioned the anxiety, illnesses, deaths, and other losses that … Continued