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Entries for January 2016


Ash Wednesday and Calendar for Lent

Fasting and Abstinence

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics.  In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence from meat and meat products. 
The norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal.  The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding from age 14 on wards.

February 10 Ash Wednesday
Masses: 6:30 am, 8:30 am, and 7:00 pm
There will be a prayer service for kindergarten and 1st grade students at 1:30 pm
Ashes will be blessed and distributed at the Masses and prayer service.

February 15 Taize and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Monday We will use the gentle music from the monastery at Taize for our prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.
7:00 pm In this candlelight service we are able to "rest in the Lord" and feel his comfort.

February 23 "The Light Is On For You"
Tuesday This evening every parish in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will be celebrating the Sacrament of Penance
6:00-9:00 pm from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Our priests will be available for confessions from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  
"The Light Is On For You" is especially aimed at those who have not been to confession for a long time.

February 29 Way of the Cross
Monday On this evening, we will participate in this traditional meditation on the suffering and death of
7:00 pm the Lord.  For centuries praying the Stations has been one of those "Catholic" things that mark
the season of Lent.

March 7 Way of the Cross
Monday Again we pray on the sufferings and death of the Lord
7:00 pm

March 14 "Prayer and Praise for God's Mercy"
Monday This prayer service is part of our celebration of the Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy. It will include
7:00 pm readings from Sacred Scripture, reflections on God's mercy and music celebrating God's great
gift of mercy in our lives. Many of the reflections will be from Pope Francis.


PLEASE mark your calendar!  

Our Fish Fry begins with the first Friday of Lent on February 12 and will continue each Friday until March 18.  Please plan to join us in the Church hall from 4:30 till 8:00 pm.  You will be able to enjoy fried or baked fish dinners, shrimp dinners, sandwiches, North College Hill Bakery bread, LaRosa's pizza, Servatii's pretzels and so much more.  In addition to the good food, come and enjoy the companionship of fellow parishioners.  It is always a nice social occasion and we hope to see you there! Please bring your friends, neighbors and family.  Click the Menu below for items and prices.  For Carry-out orders, you may call the church hall between 4-7:30 pm to place an order by phone at 741-5311. Remember, we will not have a Fish Fry on Good Friday.

We look forward to our 8th Annual God & Cod Fish Fry.

Fish Fry Menu


Lent - Adult Faith Formation Lecture Series

We will be doing a lecture series to grow deeper in our understanding of the Holy Scriptures.  We will be doing a video series called "The Footprints of God" come and Join us on Thursday mornings at 9:30-10:45 am in the Seniors Room. We will be learning about the Exodus event and Moses, as well as the rising of the Kingdom of Israel (namely the story of David and Solomon). This will be a four week series, with an optional fifth week round-table discussion.

Feb 18  Moses (chapters 1 and 2)
Feb 25 Moses (chapters 3 and 4)
Mar 3 David/Solomon (chapters 1 and 2)
Mar 10 David/Solomon (chapters 3 and 4)
Mar 17 Round-Table discussion about the role of Old Testament people in our lives today.
Any questions can be directed to Nic Kovatch at or 741-5325.