Monday December 11

"The Gospel Today" resumes with a focus on the study and prayer over the Gospel of Mark.  Our group gathers in the Parish Center at 7pm for input and study, and then we conclude with "Lectio Divina" and prayer for the coming week.  Although this first meeting will be on Monday, our future sessions will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Wednesday December 13

Eucharistic Adoration is offered each 2nd Wednesday at St Xavier Church from 8-9pm in the Church.

Thursday December 14

Holiday Thirsty Thursday – near Coney Island.  If you’ve never joined us before, come on this month to enjoy holiday cheer with parishioners. We will gather at Grove Park Grill, 6735 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati, 45230 (a bit past Coney and BellTerra), NOTE:  We will meet the SECOND Thursday December 14, from 4 – 7:00 PM There is a $10 Secret Santa gift exchange. Bring a gift to exchange with someone else.  Join us for this festive celebration!

Saturday December 16

Please join us for a communal CHURCH CLEANING to spruce up the church for Christmas.  Saturday Dec 16 from 9 - 11am.  If you are able to help, call 513-721-4045 or just show up.  Many hands make for light work.  Meet new people and have fun while you clean.

Sunday December 17

Young Adults will be gathering this evening for the Christmas Celebration.  6pm following the 5:00 Sunday Mass.  Those aged 21-35 welcome.  Bring a friend.

Tuesday December 19

Our Baptism Class is for families who are celebrating their child's Baptism for the first time.  Deacon Tim Crooker will meet with parents the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Parish Center (basement).  Please call the office to register:  513-721-4045.  It would be great if the godparents could attend as well.


Holiday Mass Schedule

Fourth Sunday of Advent    Dec 23/24
           Masses are Sat 4pm and Sunday 7, 9, 10:30am

Christmas     Dec 24/25
           Masses are Sunday 4pm, 5:30pm, and Midnight and Monday morning at 7, 9, 10:30 am

Note: Catholics are obliged to participate at a Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent and also for Christmas.  Attendance at one Mass does not fulfill both obligations. 

Feast of the Holy Family Dec 30/31
          Masses Sat 4pm and Sunday 7, 9, 10:30, noon and 5pm

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God    Mon January 1
         Masses are Monday morning at 6:00 am and 11:30 am    (no confessions on Jan 1)

Note:  In 2018 the Solemnity of Mary is NOT a holy day of obligation in the USA. Our Masses are at regular times.


2019 - Our Parish Bicentennial

In April 2019, our parish community (the oldest Catholic parish in Cincinnati) will celebrate its 200th anniversary.  If you would like to be in the running as we form a preparatory committee for this great celebration, please contact Fr Fairbanks at pfairbanks@stxchurch.org