St Xavier Church updates in response to the Coronavirus
On May 8, 2020 Archbishop Schnurr has called for public worship to resume as soon as Monday, May 25.
Other points in the Archbishop's announcement include:
∙ Each parish should offer at least one public Mass daily.
∙ Pastors may determine whether it is necessary and prudent to celebrate more than one Mass on Saturday and Sunday.
∙ The Catholic faithful continue to be dispensed from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass.
∙ In all circumstances, appropriate social distancing and the regulations put forth by public health authorities must be observed.
St Xavier parish staff is in the process of making decisions and plans regarding the opening of the church and resuming of public worship.
Please watch this site for current updates.
Letter from the Pastor to St Xavier parishioners.
Q & A for the Faithful on Matters of Worship in the time of public health concern (Archdiocese of Cincinnati)
Even in this challenging time, we continue to be united in prayer with the Church and all the people of our world. The Cincinnati Jesuit Community in cooperation with the Jesuit works of Cincinnati, including Bellarmine Chapel, Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford, Saint Xavier Church, St. Xavier High School and Xavier University will provide a live stream of our private weekday Mass (Mon-Fri). These daily masses will be available on YouTube for the foreseeable future. As well, we will unite with Bellarmine Chapel to offer a live stream Mass on Sundays.
Mass Schedule Changes
Because there are no public Masses at St Xavier Church, we are cooperating with Xavier’s Bellarmine Chapel to make livestream services available for viewing each day. The Cincinnati Jesuit Community will livestream a daily Mass from their private community chapel Mon-Fri at 5 PM.
Bellarmine Chapel will also livestream Mass every Sunday morning at 9:00 am.
In order to prepare for these liturgies, and pray along with us, we encourage you to keep connected and prayerful using the daily readings for each Mass at the US Bishops Daily Readings site.
"Pray At Home" Resources
Here are several resources to use as you develop a manner and method of prayer in your own home, with family, friends, or in private.
Sunday Offertory Donations
The Sunday tithing offertory will now be collected through our online parish giving, or you can call the parish office to support St Xavier Church. We are grateful for your continued support of the parish in these unusual times.
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati Covid-19 web site continues to publish updates related to local events, live streaming from the Cathedral, and advisories for local churches.
Specific Directives from the Archdiocese
The Archdiocese office of worship has published several guidelines related to Eucharist, Confession, Baptism, Confirmations, Funerals, Weddings, and Anointing. For particular needs at St Xavier Church, please call us at 513-721-4045