Labor Day- Monday, September 5 is Labor Day. Mass at St. Ann will NOT be at 6:30 a.m. but rather the Holiday Schedule of 9:00 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart will be at the usual 7:30 a.m. time.
September 9 is USCCB National Prayer for Peace- The United States Catholic Conference of Bishops has decreed September 9 as a Day of Prayer for Peace in response to racially motivated violence affecting our communities and our nation. Archbishop Schnurr will celebrate a special Mass at the Church of the Resurrection in Bond Hill, Cincinnati at 9:30 a.m. Bishop Binzer will celebrate a similar Mass at 8:30 a.m. at Precious Blood Church in Dayton. Each parish in the Archdiocese is encouraged to sent at least one representative to either the Cincinnati or Dayton Mass. Archbishop Schnurr said, “We cannot emphasize enough the importance of the local Catholic community lending its prayers and faithful action to advancing racial reconciliation and peace.
September 11 (Fifteenth Anniversary)- Next Sunday is the fifteenth anniversary of September 11, 2001. We remember in prayer the attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Each weekend Mass will be celebrated in a special way remembering those killed and injured in the attacks.
Missionary Speaker- Once each year the Mission Office of the Archdiocese requires each parish to host an assigned missionary speaker to present a talk on the missionary activity of the Church. Kathy Borne has been assigned to Sacred Heart and will speak at all precept Masses. A special collection for the Archdiocesan Cooperative Mission Appeal will be taken up after communion.
Hospital Ministry- Please remember that the hospitals are NOT permitted to inform parishes or priests as to admissions to the hospital. In other words, I have no knowledge that you or your loved one is in the hospital unless you call me. Please call and leave a message if I am not there at (513) 858-4260. If it is an emergency, please call 858-4210, wait for option 2, and leave a message on my emergency line. If I am not in the middle of Mass, I will call you back in about five minutes. Please to not tell me in passing as you exit Church. With all the people telling me things, there is no way I will remember the name of the person in the hospital. If I do not know the exact name of the person in the hospital, the hospital will not tell me their room number. Therefore, it is imperative that you call and tell me or leave a message for me. Please leave your telephone number as well in case I cannot decipher the message. Sometimes I receive messages in which the person is crying so hard that neither I nor the staff can decipher who is in the hospital or what has happened. Please try to leave a composed message. Please do not leave a voice message on the pager number but for emergency call 858-4210 option 2. The pager wait time between verbal message and notification can exceed twenty minutes, and is sometimes garbled. For a non urgent situation please leave message at 858-4260.
RCIA- RCIA Schedules are available at the church doors. Please take one and deliver it to someone who has expressed interest in becoming Catholic. Sometimes the difference between a convert and an admirer of the Catholic Church is simply the invitation of a Catholic saying “Come join us.” Perhaps you are already Catholic but would like to learn more about your faith. Come and join us at RCIA.
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