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Posted January 29, 2015

     When we were kids there was a certain calm excitement about Candlemas, or the Feast of the Presentation.  Forty days after Christmas (Feb 2), churches traditionally bless the candles to be used in the coming year.  On the next day, the Feast of St. Blaise, we would get to come up after Mass and have our throats blessed.  We liked it very much.
    Christians usually know more about the blessing of throats than they do about the patron saint himself.  A bishop in the 4th century Armenia, Blaise was often persecuted by the Roman emperor.  As the bishop was led to his martyrdom, legend has it that he miraculously commanded the cure of a boy who was choking.  Hundreds of years later, the cult of St. Blaise gave people similar hope for personal health.  Today, we express our desire for the wholeness and healing of Jesus, accessible to all in the Eucharist.  May the intercession of all Christian martyrs allow us to show gratitude for human life and to express that by using our throats and voices to spread the Good News.
                     Rev. Robert Thul, S.J., Assisting Priest
Change Our Hearts: 
Our Parish Lenten Journey
Title: “Change Our Hearts: Our Parish Lenten Journey”
Scriptural bases: founded on Bible passages such as Psalm 51:12, Ezekiel 26:36, Luke 24:32, Philippians 4:4-7
Structure: 4 small-group sessions over the 5 weeks in Lent
Location: In the homes of various parishioners around the city (or at church) on various days/evenings.
Dates/Times:  Determined by the host/facilitator
Group size:  We hope for groups of 8-10 people.
Topics:  Prayer, Study, Generosity, and Evangelization
Lenten traditions: Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving
Basic Text:  Everyone who signs up gets a free copy of Matthew Kelly’s “Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic”
Can anyone join a group?  Yes!
Will there be a group near my home?  Probably.
When does this begin? First week of March.
Where do I sign up?  In the back of Church on Sat/Sun February 14 or 15.  Just follow the signs.
More information: call parish office at 513-721-4045.


Sunday Mass Schedule
Saturday 4:00 PM
Sunday 7, 9, 10:30 AM, 12 & 5 PM

Weekday Mass Schedule
6 & 11:30 AM

Saturday Morning Mass
7 AM

Monday thru Saturday 11 AM - 12 PM

Monday,  February 16, 2015

Presidents' Day

Mass at 6:00 AM ONLY

No Confessions on the Holiday


Masses at:  6, 7, 11 AM, 12 and 5 PM

Ashes will be given after the Mass.

No Confessions on Ash Wednesday

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