Upcoming

Upcoming

COMING TO OLD ST. MARY’S CHURCH:
The major relic of St. JOHN Vianney’s whole, incorrupt heart is coming to Cincinnati! It will be at Old St. Mary’s Church, 123 E. 13th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Confessions and veneration of the relic will be available from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. At 4:30 p.m. there will be a reflection on St. John Vianney. The Knights of Columbus is organizing this “Heart of a Priest” relic pilgrimage honoring the patron of parish priests, whose holiness and integrity is a model for clergy and laity alike

BICENTENNIAL NOTES
If you missed the Bicentennial Concert last Sunday, please feel free to check it out at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekUqeDgMsTw

Historic parish photographs?
Do you have any historic pictures of St Xavier Church, exterior, interior, priests, parishioners? If you have some old photos that might help us tell the story of our 200 year history, please contact Fr. Fairbanks.  We would love to make copies into digital form and add them to our collections: pfairbanks@stxchurch.org

“Understanding the Sacraments”
Each first Wednesday of the month we will take a deeper look into the 7 sacraments of the Church, with special focus on the Mass.  Fr Patrick Fairbanks SJ will help to clarify and illuminate so as to appreciate our Catholic sacramental life.  Our first session will be Wed February 6 at 7pm in the parish center.  All are welcome.

“Walking With Ignatius Of Loyola”
A cannonball that struck St. Ignatius at the battle of Pamplona in 1521 changed his world view from being a soldier of an earthly king to Christ the Eternal King. Would you like to walk the journey of life with St. Ignatius? Enter his world view and be inspired by his ideas and spirituality? Here is an opportunity to know and deepen your knowledge of Ignatian Spirituality led by Fr. Jerome Veigas. Sessions on Ignatian Spirituality will be held every third Wednesday in the parish center. Next class: February 20 at 7 PM.  Give us a call at 513-721-4045 to enroll. Free.

Baptism Prep Classes
Sessions are the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Parish Center. Next class: February 19.  Please call the office to register.

XAVIER YOUNG ADULTS
Sunday, February 17 at 6pm, Two Year Anniversary and Panama Showcase. We’ve grown a lot in a short time! Celebrate with us and see photos from our pilgrimage to World Youth Day. All young adults 21-35 are welcome.

Catholic Ministries Appeal  (CMA)
The Catholic Ministries Appeal is the annual Archdiocesan campaign to support six local ministries that teach, feed and heal.  All 200 plus parishes of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati join together to invite participation in this vial appeal. The ministries are Catholic Charities and Social Services, Seminary and Vocations, Campus, Hospital and Prison Ministries, Retired Archdiocesan Priests, St. Rita School for the Deaf and for New Evangelization. Envelopes are at the back of church.  

2019 CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE
February 23 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
East Central H.S. - Performing Arts Center,1 Trojan Place, Suite A St. Leon, IN 47012.  For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-e6-catholic-mens-conference-tickets-51279532462

WOMEN’S ASPIRE 2019 Tour
MARCH 15  7:00 PM Show 1 night - 3 hours - Just for women, an evening full of laughter, learning, stories, and music. Fort Mitchell Baptist Church, 2323 Dixie Highway, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017. Doors open 6:30 PM; VIP Doors open 6:00 PM.  For more information:  http://aspirewomensevents.com/fort-mitchell-ky/

Access FORMED
We invite you to use our parish subscription to FORMED: an on-line resource of theological and catechetical videos, articles, and audio books.  To access these great resources (for free), you must first open your own account and set a password for yourself.  Start by going to www.formed.org and find the button that reads “enter code.”  Enter our St Xavier code which is 2GNYN7.  Once you do, you’ll be asked to enter your account name and create a password.  From here you can have access to so many Catholic resources.  Once you are in, search for the “Content List” button which will take you to the directory.  Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam.

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES:
Ø     ALTAR SERVERS NEEDED  We are in great need for altar servers at the 9am Mass and the 5pm Mass on   Sundays.  Please consider helping out at Mass.  Training will be given, and you can read the directions and see “how to” videos online at http://www.stxchurch.org/Liturgy-Scheduling 

Ø     PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY  We meet on the 1st and third Saturday from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM in the Parish Center downstairs.   It is nice to meet and get to know people in this valuable ministry. Please call Diane at the parish office if you are interested to sew, crochet, knit, etc.

Ø     St. Xavier Altar Linen Ministry  We are looking for volunteers every other Tuesday morning, 2 to 3 hours, to assist with laundry and ironing of altar linens, purificators and corporals.  If interested in joining the ministry give the Office a call. There's lots of laugher and you'll be a part of a good group of friends.

Ø     ST. XAVIER JAIL MINISTRY   St. X has a long history of supporting jail ministry.  We visit the Justice Center or at Talbert House on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 9AM until 10:00AM.  Call Bill at 231-9114 or liamjhughes@zoomtown.com

 

Support St Xavier Church
…by grocery shopping    
You can continue to support St. Xavier Church through the Community Rewards Program. If you haven’t already signed up, this is a good time to do so! Also, please tell all your family, friends and anyone else who has a Kroger Community Rewards Plus Card to re-enroll and select St. Xavier (NPO number QN770).   www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com
 … by shopping on Amazon    When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate to St. Xavier Church! The first time you sign on at smile.amazon.com use your existing account email and password. You can select St. Xavier RC Church, Cincinnati, OH.  The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible Amazon Smile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid minus any rebates and excluding shipping and handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges.  smile.amazon.com

 

HELPFUL LINKS

Parish address 611 Sycamore St. Cincinnati, OH 45202
Parish phone 513-721-4045

Parish email address office@stxchurch.org

Parish website www.stxchurch.org

Most recent parish bulletin www.stxchurch.org/Bulletin

Find our upcoming events  http://www.stxchurch.org/Upcoming

Find the upcoming readings for Sunday here at the US Catholic Conference  http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/index.cfm