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The 2021 Catholic Ministries Appeal is our opportunity to support the work of six vital ministries all of which serve thousands of people in our archdiocese. Please prayerfully consider supporting this year’s CMA. Your help is needed as The Light Shines in the darkness.  To know more, click here.

What is the Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA)? The Catholic Ministries Appeal is the annual campaign to support six local ministries that teach, feed, and heal. All 200+ parishes of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati join together to invite participation in this vital appeal. We will announce this to the parishes on the weekend of January 31st and will have a second collection on the weekend of February 6/7.  Please be as generous as possible.

 

2020 CMA Surpasses Goal!

We are pleased and humbled to announce that over $5.28 million was pledged to the 2020 CMA! Check out the progress of the appeal by parish in the report below.

 

Click here to see the 2020 CMA Progress Report by Parish

Ways to Support the CMA: Make a gift by mail or at Mass: Gifts to the CMA can be returned through your parish’s offertory basket at Mass or mailed to:

Catholic Ministries Appeal
100 East 8th Street, 2nd Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Please make checks payable to: CMA

 

Donate Online: Make a secure online pledge or one-time gift with a credit card or electronic check (ACH). 

 

Text-to-Give: Text “CMA2021” to 513-586-1978 and follow the prompts to give by text.

 

Stock Donations:Last year, 28 households donated stock to the CMA for a total value of more than $60,000!

 

Charitable IRA Rollover: Donors age 70 ½ or older may qualify to make a charitable gift directly
from an IRA to the Catholic Ministries Appeal. Please consult your tax
advisor to see if this gift option is right for you.

 

 

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Confession Times Resume

We are pleased to announce that Fr. Reutter is feeling much better. The normal confession schedule has resumed:

St. Peter's - Confession and Eucharistic Adoration Mondays 6:00 to 7 PM  

St. Mary's - Confession and Eucharistic Adoration Thursdays 6:00 to 7 PM

 

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ARE YOU READY TO DO YOUR TAXES? 

DO YOU NEED YOUR CONTRIBUTION STATEMENT? 
If you are looking for yours, please contact Debbie in the Parish Office to request a copy of your 2020 donations to the Parish. She can put a hard paper copy in the mail to you. They can not be emailed. Thank you for all you have given in 2020 and God Bless you for your continued Stewardship of “Treasure” to your parish in 2021. 

 

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MEN…Mark your calendars! 
 

The 6th Annual E6 Catholic Men's Conference is back for 2021 with in-person and live streaming options this year. Just 35 minutes northwest of Cincinnati and 90 minutes southeast of Indianapolis. Improve your vocations and become better spouses, parents, children, brothers and neighbors by growing in masculine virtue. Be the leader, protector and provider Christ is calling you to be! In 2021, be a light in a world of darkness! The 6th annual E6 Catholic Men’s Conference will take place on 2/27/21.

Unfortunately, the live event is sold out which had reduced seating due to social distancing restraints. However, watch parties (live streaming) is available.

If you can’t make it in person, consider hosting a watch party at your house or parish. “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another (Pro. 27:17)”. OUR MISSION: The E6 Catholic Men’s Conference is designed to bring men into a deeper relationship with Christ and His Catholic Church through: a worthy celebration of the sacraments, engaging talks to strengthen their faith, opportunities for true fraternity and exposure to good resources to aid them in living their faith as disciples of Christ. In a world that is losing a truly biblical understanding of masculinity, fatherhood and brotherhood, this conference aims at equipping men to put on the armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18) and stand as men of Christ. Visit our website at: www.e6catholicmensconference.comLike us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ E6Mensconference Watch it LIVE! with easy one-click online access for only $10. Watch it with your friends, family, or entire parish for only $10. Host a watch party at your house or parish! All current COVID safety protocols will be followed for our live event. Seats will be distanced in the church, and sanitation stations will be present.

 

During the conference, anyone can visit the St. Joseph parish hall (across from the church) to meet our speakers at their resource tables. You can also experience a very special display featuring over 40 relics of Catholic saints! No tickets are required, and capacity limits and safety protocols will be adhered to. Stay tuned for more details.

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St. Mary's Men Of St. Joseph

Each year, St. Mary's Men of St. Joseph has a gathering just after the first of the year. Normally, they discuss the accomplishments of the previous year, namely focusing on the repairs and improvements to the building and grounds of the St. Mary's facilities.

Unfortunately, that meeting won't take place due to Covid-19. We want to keep everybody safe. 

A lot of hard work happened at St. Mary's in 2020. We do appreciate the help of our volunteers. We hope the conditions improve soon and can be back on track.
 

Thank you!

 

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Grace Book Club Meeting

The next Grace Book Club Meeting will be January 20th @ St. Peter’s (Fr. Kennedy Hall) 7:00pm Book: “I Heard God Laugh”.
 

Don’t feel comfortable leaving your home yet? Use this number to conference call in:
1-513-579-3345 When prompted put in Code: 71313