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RCIA CLASS - Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 7:00pm
646 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Keeneland Bus Trip - Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 9:00am
Keeneland Race Track, United States

Men's Prayer Group - Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 12:00pm
Church

St. Vincent dePaul Meeting - Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 9:00am
St. Peter in Chains Cathedral

Liturgy Training - Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 9:00am
St. Xavier Church, 607 Sycamore Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Religious Ed Class - Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 10:30am
646 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Tender Mercies - Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 11:30am
Tender Mercies

Prayer Shawl - Saturday, November 01, 2014 at 9:30am

Prayer Shawl - Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 9:30am
646 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Jail Ministry - Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 8:30am

 

See our latest photos and videos on our FACEBOOK page!      Recently the topic of the meaning of “adult faith” has been recurring in my thought and daily homilies. I find that I am challenging the community, as well as myself, with the question “how adult, or mature, is my faith?” This question is relevant to all, but many of us have more years than others of us to look back and observe the honest response to questions like these: How has my faith life developed over the decades? How positively intimate is my relationship with the Creator God? How personal is my understanding of and my affection for Jesus? The answers to such questions evolve with age, or, at least it seems to me, should evolve within our individual time span in this life. The answers will dramatically affect our daily attitudes and actions. For me personally, I look back to the seedlings of faith I was given by my parents and teachers. I can see how those early “plantings” took hold in my life and how the call to priesthood was for me an outgrowth from that spiritually nourishing atmosphere. I believe this is a process of discovery each of us goes through as we make our personal life-decisions over the course of a lifetime. Now I observe how that faith experience has taken on new depth and indeed exciting new growth as I participate in the expanding awareness of the meaning of Jesus and His message for me in 2014. It is an awareness that comes from a learned sensitivity for the awesomeness of creation in which we are all participants. As one pastor said, “The Gospel is basically about a scandalous love affair between God and people who need freedom, but don’t know it.” We ARE free, but so often we have become unaware of what this means because of the conditioning we have experienced. Rather, many seem to find their spiritual lives mired in the rules of “shoulds” and “oughts” because of rigid past learnings, thought to be appropriate if not benign at the time, but which, for many reasons, never matured in our hearts and minds. We now are in an era of expanding horizons in science and spirituality. Old images mature into new insights. The horizons of our thoughts go beyond the boundaries of yesterday. It is an exciting time to live and grow in our faith. If you feel called to pursue these thoughts, perhaps you might benefit from a weekend away for reflection and spiritual growth. The Cincinnati Jesuits and local spiritual leaders have been providing such opportunities for decades at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford. You can find information about individual or group retreats on the web at http://jesuitspiritualcenter.com For example, I have been asked to facilitate a men’s retreat at the Jesuit Spiritual Center on February 13-15, 2015. It would be exciting to meet you where you are, in a setting where dialog and new insights could be shared. Also, this weekend, Fr. Fairbanks will be out at Milford presenting a silent retreat for the St Anthony Group. Many more retreats are scheduled for this fall and next year. Fr. Bob Ross, SJ

 

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
7 AM

Holy Day Mass Schedule
6,  11 AM, 12 & 5 PM

Confessions
Monday thru Saturday 11 AM - 12 PM

 Columbus Day, Monday October 13

Mass at 6 AM only

No confessions on the holiday.

 

 
 
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