Statue of the Sacred Heart- You have probably noticed the original statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus now refurbished and displayed in a new cabinet in the Narthex. Our parishioner David Lander (the same man who made the crystal star that adorns the Nativity Scene in church each year) repaired the broken fingers and scaling paint on the statue of the Sacred Heart from the original church, and with the help of a cabinet maker friend, created the display that proudly announces that we are the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I want to thank Mr. Lander for sharing his skill and restoring our original parish statue to its former (and I think it is even better than brand new) glory. We hope to have a rededication sometime around the Feast of the Sacred Heart (June 3).
Congratulations- Congratulations to the newly baptized, received, and confirmed members of both St. Ann and Sacred Heart who were brought into the Church on Easter Vigil. My thanks to our DRE, Mr. Bryan Miller who taught the RCIC classes since September and to all the adults and children who participated both from St. Ann and Sacred Heart. I am so pleased to have had a role in bringing new members to both of my parish communities.
Divine Mercy Sunday- Last year we had the Divine Mercy Services at Sacred Heart. This year we will have Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 3 at St. Ann.
Easter Season- Lent is over. We are now in the Easter Season. Officially the Easter Season extends to the end of Pentecost Sunday (May 15), but did you know that the celebratory theme of the season extends to the Sunday after Pentecost which is Trinity Sunday (May 22) and to Corpus Christi Sunday (May 29). This extension of celebration culminates the Friday after Corpus Christi with the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and the Saturday after with the celebration of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Thus, all the way into June, we have special liturgical celebrations each week.
Please report hospitalized family member parishioners Please remember to call me and leave a message at (513) 858-4210 (ext. 3014) or in an emergency call the same number and push option two after hours for “Fr. Tharp for an emergency.” Even if the hospital says they will call, please call me anyway. Sometimes I don’t get a call until the person is being discharged. Even though I cannot always get to the Cincinnati Hospitals during visiting hours right away (if it is an emergency, I will come during the night) please call anyway and I will do my best.
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