We are joining the World's Largest March For Life!


The mission of the March for Life is to provide all Americans with a place to testify to the beauty of life and the dignity of each human person. Both in January, on the anniversary of legalized abortion in the US, and throughout the year we bring together pro-life leaders and groups to organize, unite and strategize around a common message, and to communicate this message to the government, the media and the nation in a way that is powerful and life affirming. 

We will be leaving on Thursday, January, 17th for the actual March For Life that takes on Friday, January, 18th. We return on Sunday evening, January 20th. Questions? Contact P.J. Ehling at 513-284-3154 or by e-mail at

History On March For Life:

January 22, 1973 is ingrained in the minds of pro-lifers because on that infamous historic day the Supreme Court invalidated 50 state laws and made abortion legal and available on demand throughout the United States in the now-infamous decisions in Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton.

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world.  The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since 1973 is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, legalized abortion on demand.

At the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, we mourned the death in 2012 of Nellie Gray, the founder of the March for Life and the “Joan of Arc” of the pro-life movement. In October 1973, months after the Roe and Doe decisions, a group of thirty pro-life leaders gathered in Nellie’s home in Washington, D.C. to discuss how to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Roe. There was a fear that January 22 would pass as any other day rather than allow for a moment to reflect upon how legalized abortion had hurt women and taken babies’ lives over the course of the year. That was the day that plans for the first March for Life began.



St. Mary's Annual February Nickel Raffle will take place Sunday, February 17th following the 10:30 am Mass. Come one! Come all! This is a family fun event! Everyone is invited. Stroll around St. Mary's Fr. Lewis Center (inside of course) and see the many items you can win for JUST A NICKEL ticket if yours is pulled from the bag you place it in!


We can use your help. If you have items that you have received from "Santa" and don't need it, well, donate them to the Nickel Raffle. An item may just well be the thing someone wanted and can possibly win it for a NICKEL!


Donations of FOOD and BAKED GOODS are needed as well to supply a nice fun, easy to grab, lunch for the families to enjoy. (Please see the sign-up sheets on the table in the St. Mary's Gathering Space.) Thank you and we hope to see you there!!!




Chili Cook-Off Fund Raiser For Our Youth Ministry!

Come join us on Saturday, Feb. 9th, 6:00pm at St. Peter (after the 5:00pm Mass). $3 to enter your chili or $5 to attend. It takes place in Fr. Kennedy Hall (lower level of the church). The proceeds raised will benefit our Youth Ministry.  

The NEW Cathechism Men's Group meets at St. Mary's every Thursday at 7 P.M. All men are invited to join our Cathechism Men's Group. We dive into the riches, teaches and wisdom of the Cathechism of the Catholic Church, and discover the impact it has on our daily lives.

For more information, please contact Peter den Hollander at (513) 617-5150.