Entries for September 2021


Beacons Of Light

On Tuesday, September 7th at 7 PM at St. Mary's Church, Fr. Reutter will have the first informative meeting regarding the "Beacons Of Light". All are encouraged to attend as this will shape all parishes in the Archdiocese. There will be a large number of priests who retire over the next 5 years. That with a declining attendance of congregation will determine what will we as church will look like in the future.


Disaster Relief

In response to a devastating 7.2 earthquake that killed over 2,000 people in Haiti in mid-August, the U.S. Bishops are coordinating an emergency relief effort to support our brothers and sisters in need. The island nation has been hard hit by the current earthquake and has not fully recovered from past natural disasters and social unrest. Many have lost loved ones. There will be a special collection on the weekend of September 11/12 combined with the Catholic Relief Services collection for victims of last month’s Hurricane Ida which caused massive destruction in Louisiana and the Northeast.  Please leave your donations in the basket marked ‘Disaster Relief – Haiti and Hurricane Ida.




Life Chain for Respect Life Sunday

Join thousands of Christians nationwide to peacefully and prayerfully stand before God on behalf of preborn children. Participants will stand 10 feet apart, lining both sides of a major highway.
When: Sunday 10/3/2021, 2:00 PM  3:00 PM

What is Life Chain 2019? 

A gathering of people from all over the Clermont County and the greater Cincinnati area on Sunday, October 6, to prayerfully witness to the sacredness of all Life from conception to a natural death. 


Where is Life Chain 2021? 

St. Thomas More Parish (in front of the church), 800 Ohio Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45245We'll be standing (or sitting on chairs if needed) on the sidewalks of Rt. 125 (Ohio Pike) near St. Thomas More Church and the Church of Christ Withamsville from 2:00 - 3:00 P.M. Please make plans to join us in support of life. Bring the whole family, chairs if needed and umbrellas if you think one will be needed. Signs will be supplied. This is a great way for older children to get service hours. Come early to get your sign and pick your place to take a stand for the sanctity of life. Water will be available and bathrooms will be opened. 



Respect Life

Every October, we consider more deeply why every human life is valuable and reflect on how to build a culture that protects life from conception to natural death. On the weekend of October 2/3rd, we take up a special collection to support this. Every person is made in the image and likeness of God, and so each and every person has inherent dignity.


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St. Mary Christmas Craft Show And Bake Sale

Friday, November 12th  9:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday, November 13th  9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Homemade and Handmade Crafts Of All Kinds

There will be many unique and one-of-a-kind items.

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Enjoy the Homemade Baked Goods For Sale, the Bid-N-Buy, Raffles, Split-The-Pot, and Lots Of Fun!

Lunch/Dinner is available for a minimal cost. 

Come shop for yourself and everyone on your Christmas list!

Questions? Please contact Lois Dennis at 513-734-6533.


The Comboni Missionaries Presents:

Taste Of Mission

Sunday, October 10th 1 – 5 PM

Enjoy wine and beer tasting, lots of food, the mission market and entertainment.

Comboni Mission Center

1318 Nagel Rd.




Pet Blessing

Pets are a major part of our lives. Once again, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the Deacons at both parishes will do a Pet Blessing on Sunday, October 3rd. Bring your pet… 11:10am to the parking lot of St. Peter’s or 12:00 noon to the upper parking lot of St. Mary’s . (Please be sure you can control your pet via a leash or a carrier.)


Beacon's Of Light Presentation

If you missed Fr. Reutter’s “Beacon’s of Light” presentation on September 7th at St. Mary, that same presentation will take place at St. Peter’s on Tuesday, October 5th at 7 PM.


Men Of St. Joseph

There will be a Men of St. Joseph Meeting Wednesday, September 29th at 7:00 pm in the Father Lewis Center. If you have any items for discussion, please contact Frank Jacquez in advance so that it can be added to the agenda. All men of St. Mary Parish are welcome and encouraged to attend.


7th Annual Catholic Men's Eucharistic Procession

Saturday, October 16th

8 AM — Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains

9 AM — 2-Mile Procession through downtown Cincinnati

11 AM — Final Benediction at Old St. Mary’s Church Led by Fr. Jon-Paul Bevak and the priests of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri. All men are invited to join in a spirit of reverence and prayer.

For more info, contact David Willig at (513) 305-6719 or Doug Jaeger at (513) 417-2503 or visit


Jingle Bell News

St. Peter's annual bazaar is fast approaching (Nov. 6th), and we could use your help. This year we are trying something new--a Bid 'n' Buy table. We have a few really nice things to auction already, but would appreciate donations of gift cards or other quality items that you might be willing to contribute. We would also love to have some of your homemade goodies for our Bake Sale.

We are again offering a Luncheon, which relies on your generous donations of homemade soups. Deacon Ron is planning to make a large pot of spicy vegetable soup for the Luncheon.

Do you have a yummy favorite soup you could contribute? Finally, we could use some extra volunteers to help with set-up, sales. and clean-up. If you would like to donate or volunteer, please call Mary Ann Stang (513-550-1907) or email me at And don't forget to mark your calendar for this event! In addition to being a fund-raiser for the Parish, it is also a lot of fun.