Men's Prayer Group - Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 12:00pm
St. Vincent dePaul Meeting - Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 9:00am
St. Peter in Chains Cathedral
Tender Mercies - Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 11:30am
Moved to Greater Love: A Lenten/Easter Journey - Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2:30pm
March 9, 16, 30 and April 13, 27
Following 5:00 PM Mass
Five Sunday evenings are designed to guide parishioners
forward into the journey of Lent and on to Easter. The
graces we desire on this pathway are: Gratitude, Spiritual
Freedom, Vision, and Joy. After an initial communal
gathering about prayer and the outline of the series, Fr.
Lickteig SJ and Fr. Fairbanks SJ will facilitate every other
Sunday with input and shared prayer around each of
the four themes. As a support to our weekly sessions,
participants will have access to on line resources for daily
prayer and reflection. Through these “Moved To Greater
Love” moments, we will ask the Lord to deepen these four
gifts within ourselves and our parish community.
Prayer Shawl - Saturday, May 03, 2014 at 9:30am
Confirmation at Cathedral - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 6:00pm
Baptism Prep Class - Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 7:00pm
646 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Prayer Shawl - Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 9:30am
646 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Jail Ministry - Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 8:30am
Posted April 23, 2014
The Wooden Bowl
A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year old grandson. The old man’s hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together at the table, but the elderly grandfather’s shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the floor.
The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess. “We must do something about Grandfather,” said the son. “I’ve had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor.” So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. There, Grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner. Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl.
When the family glanced in Grandfather’s direction, sometimes he was seen with a tear in his eye as he sat alone. Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled some food. During the ordeal, their four-year old child watched it all in silence.
One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. He asked the child sweetly, “What are you making?” Just as sweetly the boy responded, “Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food in when I grow up.” The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.
The words so struck the parents that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.
That evening the husband took Grandfather’s hand and gently led him back to the family table. For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family. And for some reason, neither the husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.
On this Mercy Sunday, let us remember to have compassion and care for our senior citizens. Rev. Joseph Casey, S.J., Associate Pastor
Sunday Mass Schedule
Saturday 4 PM
Sunday 7, 9, 10:30 AM, 12 & 5 PM
Weekday Mass Schedule
6 & 11:30 AM
Saturday Morning Mass
Holy Day Mass Schedule
6, 11 AM, 12 & 5 PM
Mass of the Lord's Supper, Thursday, April 17: 7:00 PM
Celebration of the Lord's Passion, Friday, April 18: 12 Noon
Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 19: 9:00 PM
Easter Sunday, April 20: 7:00, 9:00, 10:30 AM and 12 Noon
Monday thru Saturday 11 AM - 12 PM
Stations of the Cross will be led by the Men’s Prayer Group every Friday during Lent after the 11:30 AM Mass.