5/9 A Message from Fr. Tharp

May 9, 2020

Dear Sacred Heart and St. Ann Parishioners and friends:

Fifth Sunday of Easter  (May 10)

Please join me for the live-stream Saturday Afternoon Mass on our Pastoral Region Youtube page at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, May 9 by highlighting and clicking on the following address: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVLLqbEY5hKWinwz069MVcg  or by accessing the Fifth Sunday of Easter Sacred Heart Mass Youtube link on either of our parish websites.  We will also have the prerecorded Sunday Morning (May 10) Mass from the St. Ann Sanctuary on either parish website or on the above Pastoral Region Youtube site any time after 8:00 a.m. on Sunday.   (As I have mentioned in the past, the homily will be the same at both Masses.)

Please hit the “Subscribe” Button

Please also remember to click on the “subscribe” button on the top of our Pastoral Region Youtube Page as you are looking through the selections for the Mass you want.  At present we only have 554 subscribers and we desperately need one thousand (1000) for us to be able to make full use of the options of our page.  Subscribing to our Youtube page is free for you, but is very beneficial in the long term for us.  

Songs for this week’s Masses are:

Gathering:  Christ the Lord , is Risen Today. 

Mass of light 

Psalm is chant one 

Preparation:   Where My FatherLives

Communion:  Lord, who at that First Eucharist  

And in honor of Mother’s Day: On This Day O Beautiful Mother

Closing: Canticle of the Sun. 

When can we get back to Church?

The following is a notice received late Friday from the Archdiocese:

Dear Colleagues in Liturgical and Sacramental Ministry,

By now, you’ve likely heard that Archbishop Schnurr and the other Ohio Catholic bishops have called for public worship to resume.  Here in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, that will be as soon as Monday, May 25.

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 who reside in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and all other Catholics in the archdiocese 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.   More to come next week!

Summer Festivals?

A number of people from both parishes have been asking whether there will be changes to the July Festival at St. Ann and the August Festival at Sacred Heart.  I am talking with the chair-people of both festivals.  We definitely will have the major raffle at both parishes.  We do not know what the rules regarding regulation of crowds may be by mid- summer.   I will keep you informed as soon as we acquire more information.

Emergency Anointing of the Sick

I have been and will continue to respond to emergency anointing requests, especially when the presumption is that the person is dying.  Please be aware however that, to date, I have been refused entrance by two of the hospitals.  I have been permitted, after screening, into some senior residential and nursing homes, but not all.  Most of the emergency calls have been to private homes.  I have suspended my regular communion calls unless there is an emergency.

Your pastor in the Lord Jesus

Fr. Larry Tharp