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The retreat day originally scheduled for April 16 had to be canceled because the retreat master was encumbered with a knee injury. Now I am happy to report that Father David Endres is now mobile once again. Having spoken with him just last week via phone we have re-scheduled the retreat day for Saturday, October 29. The time frame will be 8:30 am – 3:00 pm. The theme is Prayer and Spirituality.

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Kick off PREP at St. Mary's with our first PREP Cookout!  Join us for fun family games, a chance to meet your catechists this year, a session to get more information about the changes coming up in PREP this year, the opportunity to fill out PREP registration forms, and, of course, lunch!  We'll start at 11:30 after the 10:30 Mass in the Fr. Lewis Center, and end at 2:00.  We'll see you there!

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Join St. Mary's in celebrating our 75th anniversary with a Mass on the feast day of our patron saint, Mary!  On August 15th, we will celebrate the Assumption of Mary with Mass at 9:00 am, with a light breakfast following.  All are invited!

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Catholic Charities is visiting St. Mary's with a Mobile Food Pantry on Friday, August 19th from 11:00am-1:00pm.  Everyone who is eligible in the Bethel and Felicity areas are invited to take part!  You will need to bring a photo ID, proof of address, and a sturdy bag or laundry basket to carry groceries, if you have them.  This is separate from all local food pantries, so all are encouraged to take part!  Call Fr. Mike at (513) 515-7555 with any questions.

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Come to St. Mary's to reminisce with Steve Newman about his walk around the world, with food and drink provided.  This is part of our 75th anniversary celebration.  Join us on Saturday, September 17 at 6:00pm in the Fr. Lewis Center.

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Start St. Peter's PREP year off right by joining us for a cookout on Sunday, August 28th!  We'll have lunch, of course, along with plenty of time for family games and a chance to catch up with classmates.  You'll also be able to meet your catechists this year, and parents will be able to learn more information about the changes coming in PREP this year.  Join us at the picnic shelter at 12:00!  The cookout will end at 2:30.  We'll see you there!

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Join our youth ministry program for a trip to Dave and Buster's, followed by Encounter at the Underground on September 24th!  We'll meet at St. Mary at 3:00pm, and head to Dave and Buster's for food and plenty of games.  Then we'll drive over to the Underground, at the corner of Winton Road and I-275, for Encounter.  Encounter is a night of Eucharistic adoration and worship led by local youth ministers for high school youth.  We will return to St. Mary at 11:00pm that evening.

 

 

The cost is $20.00.  All participants must have a permission slip and emergency medical form on file.  These forms and the $20 can be turned in to PJ on the 24th.  You can find these forms under the youth ministry page of our website.  Open to all youth in grades 7-12.

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St. Mary is going to host the Archdiocese's annual Andrew Dinner!

   
     When: Tuesday, September 27
     Time:  5:30 - 7:30 PM
     Place: St. Mary's Fr. Lewis Center
     For whom: high school and college males
     Purpose:  for young men thinking / discerning a call to the priesthood or the religious life 
     Information:  Call Fr. Daniel at 937.638.5569

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Join us for Mass and two hours of dodgeball at St. Mary!  We're starting the youth ministry year with dodgeball, along with food and worship at both our parishes.  Invite your friends!  The day is completely free, too.  Just come out with your friends and display your amazing dodgeball skills!  Dodgeball will begin after the second Mass at St. Mary.  Join us on September 11th at St. Mary in the Fr. Lewis Center.

 

 

All participants need to have a signed copy of the permission slip and registration forms on file to participate.  You can find a copy in our website to print out.  Feel free to bring the permission slip the day of dodgeball.  This event is open to all youth in grades 7-12.

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Join us for Mass and two hours of dodgeball at St. Mary!  We're starting the youth ministry year with dodgeball, along with food and worship at both our parishes.  Invite your friends!  The day is completely free, too.  Just come out with your friends and display your amazing dodgeball skills!  Dodgeball will begin after the second Mass at St. Mary.  Join us on September 11th at St. Mary in the Fr. Lewis Center.

 

 

All participants need to have a signed copy of the permission slip and registration forms on file to participate.  You can find a copy in our website to print out.  Feel free to bring the permission slip the day of dodgeball.  This event is open to all youth in grades 7-12.

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Please save the date of Thursday ,October 13, for an Evening of Renewal for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.  Distinguished presenters will be Karen Kane, Director of the Worship Office and Deacon David Shea from the Athenaeum.  If you are a Eucharistic distributor this is an evening just for you.  Come to St. George Church, Georgetown, Ohio, on October 13, at 7:00pm and be renewed in faith.  Contact the archdiocese at 513-421-3131 x 6609 or St. George parish office, 937-392-1116, to register.

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Come to St. Mary's on November 18th to Catholic Charities' Mobile Food Pantry.  All who are eligible can visit St. Mary's on November 18th from 11:00am-1:00pm to participate.  Catholic Charities visits St. Mary every third Friday of the month with their mobile food pantry.  St. Mary's Food Pantry is open every Tuesday from 10:00am-1:00pm.

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Join us for Bethel's Annual Thanksgiving Service at 6:00pm at Faith Chapel.

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Be sure to come and enjoy!

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Enjoy our Christmas Party!

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All youth in grades 7-12 are invited to join us in celebrating our youth ministry's Christmas Party this year!  Our Christmas Party will be on December 11, from 11:30-1:30 in the Fr. Lewis Center.  Remember to bring a cheap wrapped gift for a white elephant exchange...the crazier the better!  And invite your friends, too!

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Come out and join us to celebrate Christmas!

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Annual CRHP Reunion Dinner

We would like to invite all the past and present CRHP weekend participants and their guest to our annual reunion dinner. It will be held at St. Mary Church in the Fr. Lewis Center following the 4:00 PM Mass on Saturday, January 28, 2017. We plan to eat around 5:30 PM, followed by a short video program, We hope you can join us for food, fun and faith-building. Please RSVP by January 20th to either Carol Adams (513) 553-515-3143 or her e-mail cjadams1@fuse.net or Shirlene Wallace (513) 205-4762 or her e-mail swallace2@fuse.net. We hope to see you there!

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Women's Christ Renews His Parish Weekend

The Women's Christ Renews His Parish Weekend (CRHP) will take place on March 18th and 19th. CRHP is a time reserved just for women from Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon for personal and spiritual renewal. There is the added benefit of getting to know other women in our parishes. No cooking. No cleaning. No distractions. Just time to be with our Lord. 

Are you new to St. Peter or St. Mary? Then this is the perfect time to get to know others and let us welcome you. It is also a great time to come back and become reacquainted. 

Not Catholic but feeling this might be for you? You are certainly welcome to join us.

For more details, please contact Connie Taggart at513-646-6494 or Jen Binder (513) 317-0185. 

To learn more about CRHP, click "Faith Formation" on this web site and choose "Christ Renews His Parish" to read more and decide if this is for you. 

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Join us for our Spring Retreat Day on Saturday, April 8th. We will begin with Mass at 8:30 AM. The retreat follows. The topic is "The Eucharist". 

The retreat takes place at St. Peter Church and will last until approximately 3:00 PM. 

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Celebrate the Sacrament Of Reconciliation in our pastoral region. Parishes throughout the Archdiocese will offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Join us at St. Mary, Bethel on Tuesday, March 14th from 7 - 9 PM 

or at St. Peter, New Richmond on Wednesday, March 15th from 7 - 9 PM. Come at a time between those hours that is convenient to you. 

Do you know someone who stopped going to Mass or feels separated from the church? Invite them. Three priests will be available at each parish. 

During this season of Lent, consider making a commitment to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation and know the healing grace of God's mercy and love. You can learn more at www.lightison4u.org

 

Note: There is no Lenten Penance Service in 2017.

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1st Communion At St. Mary

Come join the children for Mass on Sunday, May 6th at 10:30 as they receive their first Eucharist.

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Join our young adult ministry for a bonfire on June 30, 2017!  Enjoy a break from the busyness of life with some good food, good times, and good fellowship with other young adults, and a chance to get away and spend some time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.  All young adults, and seniors graduating this spring, are welcome to attend, so bring your friends!  The bonfire starts at 7:00pm at St. Mary's; there's no ending time.  And it's free!  For more info, please contact PJ Ehling at (513) 284-3154 or dreyouthpastor@gmail.com.

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Please support our young people in prayer as they make the trip to Tampa, Florida to share the gospel with youth of that area.  We will be volunteering in a Catholic summer camp the whole week.  Please pray that our youth can share the gospel effectively, and come to a deeper understanding of their own vocation and awareness of God's plan for their lives.

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Join our youth ministry program for an afternoon of food, fun, and fellowship at St. Mary designed to take you deeper into your faith, focusing on a special spiritual topic through a lesson, group discussion, and prayer.  Be sure to join us and bring a friend!  We will meet in the parish offices from 11:30am-1:30pm; lunch will be provided.

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Did someone say, "Canoe Trip?!"  Take a trip on the Little Miami River with the youth ministry on July 8th and experience the fun of a canoe trip for yourself!  We will go for a 6 mile trip (which isn't too long, but not too short), stop for ice cream, and grab a late lunch.  This trip is open to all youth entering grades 7-12 in the fall, and seniors who graduated this spring.  We will meet at St. Mary at 9:00am, and arrive back at 5:00pm.  Transportation will be provided.  Cost is $30.  Please sign up for the trip by contacting PJ Ehling by Sunday, July 2 at (513) 284-3154 or dreyouthpastor@gmail.com.

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Join our youth ministry program for an awesome week of Vacation Bible School July 10-14!  We will discover the meaning of Baptism, and learn more about our own vocations through a week of water games!  To sign up for VBS, or for more info, contact PJ Ehling by June 25 at (513) 284-3154 or dreyouthpastor@gmail.com.  There is no cost for VBS, but donations are greatly appreciated to help offset costs.

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Enjoy the last youth ministry event of the summer with a campout at St. Mary's!  We will meet at St. Mary's at 6:00pm, and enjoy an evening of games, food cooked over the fire, and some time for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament as we spiritually prepare for the coming school year.  The campout will end at 10:15am, in time for the 10:30 Mass at St. Mary.  This campout is open to all youth entering grades 7-12 in the fall, and seniors who graduated this spring.  Please sign up to go by contacting PJ Ehling by August 6 at (513) 284-3154 or dreyouthpastor@gmail.com.  This is the last high school youth ministry event open to the graduating class of 2017.

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September 10 is the first day of PREP.  Don't forget to register by August 13 for an awesome year of PREP and youth ministry!

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September 10 is the first day of 7-12 Sunday Youth Ministry at St. Mary (11:30am-1:30pm).  Be sure to join us, and invite a friend!  Please register for Sunday Youth Ministry by August 13.

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Come to St. Mary's to enjoy an afternoon of fun games and activities for the whole family, as we celebrate the beginning of the new PREP year.  Come to meet your child's catechist, to talk with PJ about the programs, or just to have a good time.  Please RSVP to PJ Ehling by August 13 at (513) 284-3154, or dreyouthpastor@gmail.com.  We will begin at 11:30am and end at 1:30pm.

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Join our youth ministry program for an afternoon of food, fun, and fellowship at St. Peter designed to take you deeper into your faith, focusing on a special spiritual topic through a lesson, group discussion, and prayer.  Be sure to join us and bring a friend!  We will meet in the parish library (5/6 grade classroom) from 9:30-11:30am; breakfast foods will be provided.

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Join our youth ministry program for an afternoon of food, fun, and fellowship at St. Mary designed to take you deeper into your faith, focusing on a special spiritual topic through a lesson, group discussion, and prayer.  Be sure to join us and bring a friend!  We will meet in the parish offices from 11:30am-1:30pm; lunch will be provided.
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Join our youth ministry program for an afternoon of food, fun, and fellowship at St. Mary designed to take you deeper into your faith, focusing on a special spiritual topic through a lesson, group discussion, and prayer.  Be sure to join us and bring a friend!  We will meet in the parish offices from 11:30am-1:30pm; lunch will be provided.
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Join our youth ministry program for an afternoon of food, fun, and fellowship at St. Peter designed to take you deeper into your faith, focusing on a special spiritual topic through a lesson, group discussion, and prayer.  Be sure to join us and bring a friend!  We will meet in the parish library (5th and 6th grade classroom) from 12:00-2:00pm, and lunch will be provided.  Open to youth entering grades 7-12 in the fall, and seniors who graduated this spring.

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All are welcome to participate in Catholic Charities' Mobile Food Pantry!  Join us from 11:00am-1:00pm at St. Mary's, and please bring proof of identification that shows residency in the Bethel area (like a driver's license or utility bill).  The Mobile Food Pantry visits St. Mary the third Friday of each month.

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All are welcome to participate in Catholic Charities' Mobile Food Pantry!  Join us from 11:00am-1:00pm at St. Mary's, and please bring proof of identification that shows residency in the Bethel area (like a driver's license or utility bill).  The Mobile Food Pantry visits St. Mary the third Friday of each month.

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All are welcome to participate in Catholic Charities' Mobile Food Pantry!  Join us from 11:00am-1:00pm at St. Mary's, and please bring proof of identification that shows residency in the Bethel area (like a driver's license or utility bill).  The Mobile Food Pantry visits St. Mary the third Friday of each month.

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All are welcome to participate in Catholic Charities' Mobile Food Pantry!  Join us from 11:00am-1:00pm at St. Mary's, and please bring proof of identification that shows residency in the Bethel area (like a driver's license or utility bill).  The Mobile Food Pantry visits St. Mary the third Friday of each month.

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Come join St. Mary and St. Peter's young adult ministry for an evening of prayer, games, reflection, and of course, s'mores before heading back to whatever the fall has in store!  We'll take time to spiritually prepare ourselves, and dive deeper into our relationship with God, to give the coming year to Him.  Open to all young adults 18 and older, and seniors who graduated in the spring.  The bonfire will be at St. Mary's from 7:00 to whenever we decide to go home.

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Join our youth ministry program for an afternoon of food, fun, and fellowship at St. Mary designed to take you deeper into your faith, focusing on a special spiritual topic through a lesson, group discussion, and prayer.  Be sure to join us and bring a friend!  We will meet in the parish offices from 11:30am-1:30pm, and lunch will be provided.  Open to youth entering grades 7-12 in the fall, and seniors who graduated this spring.

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September 17 is the first day of 7-12 Sunday Youth Ministry at St. Peter (12:00-2:00pm).  Be sure to join us, and invite a friend!  Please register for Sunday Youth Ministry by August 13.

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The Mobile Food Pantry visits St. Mary on the 3rd Friday of every month from 11 AM until 1 PM. This mobile pantry serves those in the Clermont Country area. The next date will be on November 17, 2017. Those in Clermont County who are interested should come to the Fr. Vincent Lewis Center at that time with proof of Clermont County residency.
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Best Wishes To You Fr. Mike!

On October 20th, Fr. Mike will be retiring as the pastor of St. Peter's and St. Mary's parishes. On Sunday, October 15th at 2:00 PM, a Farewell Party will be held at St. Mary's in the Fr. Vincent Lewis Center. The parishioners of both parishes are invited to attend. We hope you can join us!

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Rummage And Bake Sale

Join us on October 13 and 14th for the St. Mary Rummage and Bake Sale. Do you need clothing, small appliances, knick-knacks, bling and so much more? Come check it out!

How about that sweet tooth of yours? There will be cakes, cookies, pies and treats! Don't miss it!


Friday - 9am to 6pm

Saturday - 9am to 2pm

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It's Back! Join us for Donut Sunday following the 10:30 Mass on November 19th in the Gathering Space at St. Mary. The youth of both St. Peter and St. Mary be the hosts so you can spend some time after Mass getting to enjoy some great conversations and getting to know the people you go to Mass with. 


There are no worries about the donuts! As Deacon Jerry says, since these are served at church, we don't need to worry about calories. These are "holy donuts"!

 Join us for 10:30 Mass and a nice breakfast treat afterwards!

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Celebrate Bethel's Down Home Christmas!

The weekend of December 1, 2 and 3rd are filled with events. Click this link to see the detailed schedule. You won't want to miss it!

http://bethelbusinessassociation.org/Down_Home_Christmas.html

Highlights Include:

The Christmas Tree Lighting takes place at 100 South Main on Friday, December 1st at 6 PM

The Christmas Parade is Saturday, December 2nd at 5:30 PM on Plane Street.

The Christmas Concert "Remember The Gift" is at 7 PM  at the Bethel United Methodist Church (FREE of course).

The concert is repeated again on Sunday, December 3rd at 6:00 PM at BUMC.

 

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Men and Women of St. Peter’s Parish - Lent Is Approaching Quickly! The St. Peter Men’s Club is having a Fish Fry Organizational Meeting on January 17th at 7:00 PM in the Fr. Kennedy Hall. You are welcome and encouraged to attend our planning meeting. Hope to see you there. The contact person is Kevin P. Reid.  

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St. Mary Nickel Raffle follows the 10:30 Sunday Mass (approximately 11:45 am) in the Fr. Lewis Center on February 18, 2018. 

Please, if you have any items you would like to donate worth $5 or more or any items such as Gift Cards that you won't use, put them in the gathering space marked "Nickel Raffle". St. Peter parishioners can leave items in the back of church marked "Nickel Raffle at St. Mary's" or leave them with Debbie in the parish office.  

Any questions? Please call Diane Hancock 513-734-6827 or Debbie DePuccio at 513-734-4041. Most of all, please come and support our parish through this fun, fast-paced exciting event! IT IS FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!!!

 

Proceeds go to the St. Mary's Building Fund (church mortgage).

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Take an opportunity to meet Fr. Adam Puntel, our Parohial Administrator after the 10:30 AM Mass on Sunday, January 28th at St. Mary. Haven't seen some family or friends in a while? Invite them to Mass. The" Meet And Greet" will be in the St. Mary Gathering Space. 

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Meet Fr. Howard Dinner!

We are so pleased to have Fr. David Howard become the new pastor for our region of St. Peter and St. Mary! We hope you will take this opportunity to meet him. Join us for a spaghetti dinner hosted by the Bible Study. It will take place at St. Peter's in
Fr. Kennedy Hall (lower level of the church) after the Saturday 5pm Mass on February 17th. Be sure to tell everyone! We look forward to seeing you!

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Lenten Penance Service

There will be a Lenten Penance Service for our Pastoral Region on Thursday, March 8th at 7:00pm at St. Peter. Three priests will be available to hear individual confessions.

The penance service includes:

- Opening prayer and song

- Scripture readings (an Old Testament, a New Testament, a Psalm, and Gospel)

- Homily

- An Examination of Conscience

- An Act of Contrition and general confession of sins 

- Individual confessions with soft background music

- Closing prayer and song


Our Pastoral Region will alternate the location where the Penance Service occurs. The Lenten Penance Service is at St. Peter's and the Advent Penance Service is at St. Mary's.


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Eucharistic Adoration and Way Of The Cross

This takes place at both parishes through Lent. Come spend some time with the Lord. Eucharistic Adoration begins at 6:30pm. Stations of the Cross begin at 7pm. Stay for as long as you can. Enjoy this time with the Lord.

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THE GOSPEL: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOUR LIFE?


Saturday April 7th 8:30am to 3:30pm at St. Mary, Bethel, OH


People say a lot of things about Jesus these days. Some say he’s a historical figure, others say he’s a myth or legend. At times he’s written off as a sage or guru, a Middle Eastern man with no impact for my life. But this isn’t who Jesus said he was! He clearly claimed to be God, which demands a response from all people. If he is God, we owe him our lives and worship. If he’s not, then he must be cast aside in our search for truth.


Join St. Mary, St. Peter, and our presenter, PJ Ehling, for a day of reflection as we dive deeper into Jesus’ claim of divinity. Come and see for yourself what Jesus really said, what he really did, and how your response to his claim to divinity can change your life and change the world.


Mark your calendars to attend the upcoming St. Peter's/St. Mary's PLACE: Fr. Lewis Center (St. Mary—Bethel) Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Don't miss this spiritual day of faith and fellowship!


To register, please contact Debbie DePuccio at (513) 460-4509, or at your parish office, by Palm Sunday, March 25th.

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WOMEN OF ST. MARY AND ST. PETER

Please join us for the next Women's Luncheon! Following the 10:30 Mass at St. Mary’s and the 11:00Mass at St.Peter’s THIS Sunday,April15th, 12:15pm at Campbell's Barn. Please join us for good food, fellowship and faith sharing. Please RSVP to: Marianne Peck at (513)-335-9239 or email at m.peck48@gmail.com. 

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RUMMAGE SALE TIME!

SPRING CLEANING! 

Your “junk” can become someone else’s “treasure” at St. Mary’s Rummage Sale on June 1st and 2nd!!! Please remember when doing your Spring Cleaning of the attic, the closets, the basement or the garage, to drop off your goods at St. Mary’s on Tuesdays and Fridays, (or to Debbie at St. Peter’s on Wednesdays and Thursdays).


It is never too early to begin collecting the variety of goods you offer to the Rummage Sale. Clothing, shoes, women’s accessories (earrings, necklaces, bracelets), small appliances, knick-knacks, books, bedding, tools, dish ware, cookware, pictures, etc... we are told we always have a nice assortment of things and in good condition too. And that my friends is because of you and what you supply us! Thank you in advance for all you do to help with this endeavor. God Bless You!!!!


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1st Communion will be celebrated at the 5:00 PM Mass at St. Peter on Saturday, May 5th. Please come help us celebrate Mass as our children receive their First Eucharist.

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A SWEET THANK YOU FOR FR. DAVID HOWARD!

 

As a parish region, we invite parishioners from both parishes to attend. We would like to extend a grateful thank you to Fr. David Howard for asking to be with us and stepping forward to take on the role of Parochial Administrator for us.


It has been a very reverent, healing, and welcoming 6 months with Fr. David on staff. A “DONUT WEEKEND” will be held at St. Marys on the weekend of June 9 & 10. Following the 4:00pm Saturday and 10:30am Sunday Masses, join us in the Gathering Space of St. Mary’s Church for a cup of coffee, tea or juice and go nuts for a great tasting donut or two! Come and show your appreciation for Fr. David and his time here at our Pastoral Region of St. Mary and St. Peter. 

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Vacation Bible School

Come join the great fun! St. Mary's and St. Peter's will have Vacation Bible School (at St. Mary's) Monday, June 25th through Friday, June 29th. Hours each day are 9:00 am to noon.

Permission slips are on the bulletin board in both churches. You can also find it under the Summer Youth Ministry on this web site.

A $5 donation is appreciated. 

If you have questions, you can contact P.J. Ehling at (513) 284-3154 or (513) 734-4041. You can also e-mail him at dreyouthpastor@gmail.com.

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Summer Retreat For Grades 7 - 12

The deadline to sign up for the 7-12 grade Summer Retreats June 3, 2018. Be sure to contact P.J. Ehling at (513) 284-3154 or dreyouthpastor@gmail.com. The retreat begins June 10 and ends June 13. There is a canoe trip on June 11. Its open to all youth entering grades 7-12 in the fall, and graduating seniors. Our focus will be on developing a spirituality that will equip us to live the Christian faith during/after school, through college, and beyond. 

 

 

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Take A Spiritual Field Trip!! See Matthew Kelly LIVE!!

Living Every Day With Passion And Purpose!


Join us as we carpool from St. Peter and St. Mary to St. Leon, IN (only 1 hour away) to hear Matthew Kelly speak on "Living Everyday with Passion and Purpose."

When: November 17 from 2-5 pm. Tickets: Cost is $39. Register soon at www.DynamicCatholic.com or call 859-980-7900.

For questions and to be included in carpooling, please call or text Connie Taggart at 513-646-6494. 

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Small Group Study

“A Biblical Walk Through The Mass”

5-week video/discussion program. Give new life to your Mass experience as you learn why we say what we say and do what we do at Mass.

Times are convenient to Sunday morning Masses on Sept 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21.

St. Mary 9:00-10:15 a.m. - Fr. Lewis Center (St. Mary's)

St. Peter 9:30-10:45 am - Fr. Kennedy Hall (St. Peter's)

Other days may be offered if there is enough interest. $20 fee for study materials.

Sign up sheets are available in back of both parishes or through Carol Adams at 513-515-3143. 

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Women of the parishes!  Get ready for our Oct. 12th Slumber party at the Miller Barn!  Contact any member of the GRACE Committee, or call Mary Kinnard 553.4959 to reserve your spot!

 

THE DETAILS: Friday Oct. 12th 5pm- Sat. noon.  Cost $15. Includes potluck dinner, overnight space, bonfire, hot tub, breakfast & lots of fun! Can't sleep on an air mattress?  Rent out one of the 3 rooms available for an additional $32 and still enjoy all the fun.  

 

(Deb Davis, Heather den Hollander, Melanie Murray, Mary Kinnard, Karin Mendoza & Connie Taggart).  We are planning a Women's retreat for October 2019 at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, along with other women's ministries.  Curious?  Interested in helping?  Give one of us a call!

 

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HOW TO STAY FAITHFUL WHEN YOUR LEADERS FAIL YOU

JOIN US THIS WEDNESDAY TO DISCUSS IT

The recent news on sexual abuse scandals have left Catholics angry, hurt and confused. Fr. Reutter would like to give parishioners an opportunity to discuss this and help answer the question, "How to Stay Faithful When Your Leaders Fail You?" He will give a talk and then have an informal question and answer session. This is for any adult parishioners of St. Mary's and St. Peter's and will be held on Wednesday, September 12 from 7:15-8:30 p.m. at St. Mary's in the Fr. Lewis Center. (Adoration will be shortened this evening to 6:30-7:15 pm.) 

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Join us for Mass as we give thanks to the Lord for all his goodness!  Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter's, New Richmond this year at 9:00 A.M. (We will rotate churches each year so 2019 will be at St. Mary, Bethel.)

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MINISTRY FAIR: CELEBRATING OUR GIFTS

The Ministry Fair will be held on November 18, 2018 in the Gathering Space right after the 10:30am Mass at St. Mary's. There will be representatives from various groups to answer questions. If you are interested in any of the ministries in our parish, please prepare to speak to the representative of that group during this Ministry Fair. You may also go to our either our Facebook page or our website to download and print discernment resources before the Ministry Fair so the process will be streamlined. We hope to make this an enjoyable experience for those on both sides of the tables! 

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ST. PETER’S LADIES’ CHRISTMAS PARTY DECEMBER 6TH

Ho! Ho! Ho! You oughta go! To the St. Peter's Annual Ladies Christmas Party on Thursday, December 6 at 6:00 pm in the Fr. Kennedy Hall.  We plan on having lots of fun, laughter, fellowship and song as usual.  Part of the fun is our crazy stealing Santa game so bring a $10 gift that someone just can't wait to receive.

Bring an appetizer, main dish, side dish or dessert to share. A bottle of wine is perfectly fine also!  Also, please feel free to bring a friend, this is a great way of evangelizing and helping to grow our parish.Please RSVP to Connie Taggart to help us in the planning. ctaggart2000@yahoo.com or call or text 513.646.6494. We really need you to join us to make our evening complete!

 

 

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Annual Nickel Raffle

St. Mary's Annual February Nickel Raffle will take place Sunday, February 16th following the 10:00 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!!!

 

 

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Chili Cook-Off Fund Raiser For Our Youth Ministry!

 

Come join us on Saturday, Feb. 8th, 6:30pm at St. Peter (after the 5:45 pm Mass). $3 to enter your chili or $5 to attend. It takes place at St. Peter's in Fr. Kennedy Hall (lower level of the church). The proceeds raised will benefit our Youth Ministry.  

 

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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.

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SAUSAGE & PANCAKE BREAKFAST @ ST. PETER’s

The Men’s Bible Study Group is having another FREE Sausage & Pancake Breakfast for the region on Sunday Feb. 17th between the 8:30 and 11:00 Masses at St. Peter’s. Everyone is invited for great food and fellowship. No reservations needed. Please mark your calendars for Feb 17th and bring the whole family. Father Reutter will be joining us.  If you have any questions, please call Greg Feldkamp, Pastoral Assistant 513-335-7886. We hope to see many of you there!


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Encounter the Peace of Christ During the Season of Lent

This Lent, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will once again engage in the initiative, "The Light Is On For You". On Tuesday, March 24th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, most Catholic parishes/pastoral regions will open their doors and provide the opportunity for private confession. (To take place at St. Mary, Bethel.)

 

If you have been reluctant to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, have been away from the Church for some time, or just find it difficult to get to a regularly scheduled confession time or communal penance service, this is your chance to experience the reconciling peace of Christ through the grace of the Sacrament. No stress, just peace! 

 

Invite a Friend or Family Member to Encounter the Peace of Christ

 

Do you know someone who stopped coming to Mass or is experiencing doubt in their lives? Invite them to participate in "The Light Is On For You" on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at St. Mary's. Invite them to experience the peace of Christ through quiet prayer and through the grace of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

 

Repent and sin no more… experience Christ’s peace!

 

Priests throughout the Archdiocese will hear private confessions and churches will be open for quiet reflection and prayer. Consider making a commitment this Lent to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation and receive the healing grace of God’s forgiveness and love. 

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A Guide for Confession

Returning to the Sacrament of Confession after being away for awhile can cause us to be anxious. However, you need not be afraid. It is our hope that this guide will help remove some of that fear and give you encouragement to receive Jesus’ forgiveness in this great sacrament. Keep in mind that during your confession, if you need help – especially if you have been away for some time – simply ask the priest and he will help you by "walking" you through the confession.

The basic requirement for a good confession is to have the intention of returning to God like the "prodigal son" and to acknowledge our sins with true sorrow before the priest.

Sin in my Life

In some ways, modern society has lost a sense of sin. As a Catholic follower of Christ, I must make an effort to recognize sin in my daily thoughts, actions, words and omissions. We are all sinners, but Jesusloves sinners. As He said, “I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” So, we need not be afraid to recognize and admit our sin.

The Gospels show how deeply Jesus wishes to forgive us and how important is the forgiveness of our sins. Lives of saints prove that the person who grows in holiness has a stronger sense of sin, sorrow for sins, and a need for the Sacrament of Penance or Confession.

The Differences in Sins

As a result of Original Sin, human nature is weakened. Baptism, by imparting the life of Christ's grace, takes away Original Sin, and turns us back toward God. The consequences of this weakness and the inclination to evil persist, and we often commit personal or actual sin.

Actual sin is sin which people commit. There are two kinds of actual sin, mortal and venial.

Mortal sin is a deadly offense against God, so serious that it destroys the life of grace in the soul. Three simultaneous conditions must be fulfilled for a mortal sin: 1) the act must be something very serious; 2) the person must have sufficient understanding of what is being done; 3) the person must have sufficient freedom of the will.

Before Confession

Be truly sorry for your sins. The essential act of Penance, on the part of the penitent, is contrition, a clear and decisive rejection of the sin committed, together with a resolution not to commit it again, out of the love one has for God. The resolution to avoid committing these sins in the future (amendment) is a sure sign that your sorrow is genuine and authentic. This does not mean that a promise never to fall again into sin is necessary. A resolution to try to avoid the near occasions of sin suffices for true repentance. God's grace in cooperation with the intention to rectify your life will give you the strength to make progress in resisting and overcoming temptation in the future.

Examination of Conscience

Before going to Confession you should make a review of mortal and venial sins since your last sacramental confession, and should express sorrow for sins and a firm resolution not to sin again. Here is an examination of conscience to help you review your life. It is based is on the Commandments of God:

  1. I am Lord your God; you shall not have strange gods before me.

    Have I loved God with my whole heart and soul? Do I pray to God daily? Have God and the pursuit of sanctity in Christ been the goal of my life? Have I denied my faith? Have I lost trust in God’s forgiveness and goodness to me?Did I despair of God’s mercy? Have I placed my trust in false teachings or substitutes for God? Have I rejected any teaching of the Catholic Church?

  2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.

    Have I used God's name profanely in my speech? Is my speech unbecoming of a Christian person?

  3. You shall keep holy the Lord’s Day.

    Have I honored every Sunday by avoiding unnecessary work and going to Mass, including Holy Days of Obligation? Do I observe the one-hour fast before Holy Communion? Have I received Jesus in the Eucharist with serious sin on my soul?

  1. You shall honor your father and mother.

    Do I give due honor to my parents? Have I shown Christ-like respect to my spouse, family members and legitimate authorities? Am I patient with my family members and do I forgive them? Have I been attentive to the religious education and formation of my children?

  2. You shall not kill.

    Has my anger harmed others? Have I shown sacred respect for human life, especially to the innocent? Have I treated my body and others as a temple of the Holy Spirit? Have I violated God’s gift of fertility by an act of sterilization, suchas a vasectomy or tubal ligation? Did I abuse drugs or alcohol? Have I supported in any way abortion or "mercy killing"? Have I attempted suicide? Have I wished ill on another?

  3. You shall not commit adultery.

    Do I show appreciation and gratitude for my spouse? Have I been faithful to my spouse in my heart and in my relations with others? Have I been chaste in thought and word? Have I used any form of artificial contraception? Have I engaged in sexual activity outside of marriage? Have I viewed pornography? Have I committed impure acts by myself? Did I deliberately look at impure TV, pictures, reading? Have I married or advised another to marry outside the Church?

  4. You shall not steal.

    Have I stolen anything from another, from my employer, from the government? If so, am I ready to repay it? Have I been lazy in my work? Have I paid my employees a just wage? Did I fulfill my contracts? Have I vandalized ordestroyed another’s property? Did I rashly gamble, depriving my family of necessities? Have I contributed to the support of the Church and the poor and needy by giving a fair share of my time, talent and finances?

  5. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

    Have I lied? Have I gossiped? Have I cheated? Have I destroyed or defamed someone’s name or reputation? Have I discriminated against others because of race or other reasons? Have I spoken ill of any other person? Have I rashly judged others? Have I kept appropriate secrets and confidences?

  6. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.

    Do I respect the sacredness of marriage by respecting another’s spouse? Am I a jealous person?

  7. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.

    Am I envious of the abilities, gifts or possessions of others? Am I materialistic? Am I greedy or selfish with thisworld’s goods? Am I grateful for who I am and what I have?

During Confession

After examining your conscience and telling God of your sorrow, go into the confessional. You may kneel at the screen or sit to talk face-to-face with the priest. Do not be afraid.

Begin your confession with the sign of the cross, "In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. My last confession was _________ weeks (months, years) ago."

The priest may read a passage from holy Scripture.

Say the sins that you remember. Start with the one(s) that is most difficult to say. In order to make a good confession the faithful must confess all mortal sins. After confessing all the sins you remember since your last good confession, you may conclude by saying, "I am sorry for these and all the sins of my past life."

Listen to the words of the priest. He will assign you some penance. When invited, express some prayer of sorrow or Act of Contrition such as:
An Act of Contrition
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell. But most of all because I have offended you, my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance and to amend my life. Amen.

At the End of Confession

Listen to the words of absolution; it is Jesus’ forgiveness to you through His priest. As you listen to the words of forgiveness, believe that you are forgiven and make the sign of the cross with the priest.

After Confession

Give thanks to God for forgiving you. Do your assigned Penance.

Finally be resolved to return to the Sacrament of Reconciliation often. We Catholics are fortunate to have the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It is the ordinary way for us to have our sins forgiven. This sacrament is a powerful help to get rid of our weaknesses, grow in holiness, and lead a balanced and virtuous life.

 

 

 

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Are you interested in getting more out of Lent this year so it makes a real difference in your life of faith? The Parish Faith Formation team have all sorts of practical suggestions. To help you get started, Fr. Reutter will be giving a short talk in each parish on "How To Make A Good Lent", with handouts and "Q & A" afterwards. It is the same talk at both parishes so pick a date that is convenient to you:

 

Tuesday, February 26th at 7:00 PM at St. Mary's Fr. Vincent Lewis Center or 

Thursday, February 28th at 7:00 PM at St. Peter's Fr. Kennedy Hall.

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JOIN US AND OUR NEIGHBORING SISTER PARISH FOR
A Divine Mercy Celebration on April 28TH  from 2:00 – 3:15 pm at St. Bernadette Church, 1479 Locust Lake Rd, Amelia, OH 45102

Please join us as we celebrate Christ’s mercy with Eucharistic Exposition, Confessions, Recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, personal prayer and Benediction.

Four priests will be present for individual confessions.


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Have you always wanted to walk & pray the steps at Holy Cross Immaculata Church on Good Friday (Mt. Adams)?  This could be the year you do it!  Join your parish family for this life changing spiritual experience!  For 150 years the faithful from Greater Cincinnati and beyond have prayed the 100 steps every Good Friday to Holy Cross Immaculata Church in Mt. Adams. Good Friday is April 19th. 

Join your fellow parishioners THIS FRIDAY, Good Friday. For anyone  wishing to carpool, we will meet at 9:00AM at St. Peter and St. Mary parking lots. We will return in time for the fish fry at St. Peter. To ensure we have enough drivers, please let us know if you wish to be included in the carpool from St. Mary or St. Peter and be dropped off at the church steps. Call or text Connie Taggart at 513.646.6494


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St. Peter's Parish Picnic

Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 30th for St. Peter’s annual parish picnic!



The annual Parish Picnic celebrates our Feast Day, and we are going to be celebrating as a Parish family.  Whether you are a long time parishioner, new parishioner or visitor - all are welcome!

  


The fun starts at 2:00 p.m. at the shelter, with a delicious picnic dinner at 4:30 p.m.  The Parish will provide the pork, chicken, hot dogs, corn on the cob, condiments, lemonade and ice water.  Please bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share.

 

Bring your family, friends, children and grandchildren!  There are lots of activities:  pony ride, hay ride, kiddie train ride, pinata, face painting, water balloon toss, cornhole, volleyball and jenga. Come and meet the New Richmond Fire Department and view a fire truck. 


DON'T MISS THE FUN!

  



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ST. MARY’S CELEBRATES IT'S ANNUAL
PIG ROAST SATURDAY!!!

Join us on Saturday, August 3rd from 4 to 8 PM for the St. Mary’s Pig Roast!

There will be so much fresh food and fun. You won’t want to miss it!

Ticket Prices $9 (Ages 11 - adult)      $4 (Ages 5 - 10)

Children 4 and under eat FREE!

What do you get for your hard earned moolah? A lot! Your meal includes your choice of pulled pork or chicken. (Hot dogs are available as an alternative.) Five sides include mac and cheese, baked beans, cole slaw, green beans and awesome sweet corn. Lemonade, iced tea or ice water and your choice of home-made dessert is included. Soda is available for a nominal charge.


We are thinking of your comfort and are ready for rain or shine. If you prefer the air conditioning, the
Fr. Le
wis Parish Center will be open. If you enjoy eating outside, we will provide the huge tent with lots of tables and chairs.


The Pig Roast features beer from the Old Firehouse Brewery. Other brands are also available. All brands are at a nominal, extra charge.

This year, we will have the "Split the Pot" and largest "Bid-n-Buy" ever! 

Come and have some fun. Let's go “HOG WILD” and meet up with friends and family both new and old!

You can make this our best event ever by spreading the word. Please contact the St. Mary's parish office at 513-734-4041 if you have any questions.

 

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May Crowning

The May Crowning Of Mary will take place on the first weekend of May at both parishes on Sunday, May 5th.

St. Peter's following the 8:30 AM Mass at 9:30 AM. All will gather at the doors of the church and process to the grotto.

St. Mary's at 10:30 am, the crown of flowers will be placed on the statue inside the church, then followed by Mass. 

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ST. MARY’S MEN OF ST. JOSEPH SPRING/SUMMER COOKOUT

It’s time for the men’s cookout. All men of St. Mary are invited and encouraged to attend the annual Men’s Cookout on Thursday, May 30th, at the home of Paul & Judy Spiller, 2688 Spring Street in Bethel. Festivities will begin with social time at 6:00pm. Dinner will be served around 6:30pm. Back by popular demand, John Wallace will be preparing smoked pork.  Please bring a side a dessert to share.  Bring a friend from our  parish to share in the fun.  For more information please contact John Wallace (513 378-9940) or E-mail at or swallace2@fuse.net or Jerry Cahall (513 543-0298) jecmmc@aol.com so we are sure to have enough food for everyone.  We hope to see you there!


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9 AM MEMORIAL DAY MASS AT ST. MARY

On Memorial Day, we remember in prayer all who have died in military service for our nation. Please join us for Mass on that day, Monday, May 27th at 9:00 AM at St. Mary. 


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St Vincent dePaul Run for the Poor Charity Event Reaches 27th Anniversary

The St Martin District Council of St Vincent de Paul is pleased to announce that it will hold its 27th annual “Run for the Poor” fundraising event this year on Saturday, June 8th.  The 5K race and fitness walk is a timed event that features trophies and awards for winners in many classes, and over 120 door prizes that go to many lucky participants. 

The starting gun will sound at 9:00 AM with the start and finish lines located on the spacious grounds of St Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, located in the picturesque surroundings of Goshen in Clermont County.   The race route is flat and scenic with a large portion of the race circuit winding its way through wooded areas of Miami Meadows Park.  A water table at the half-way point of the race is staffed by cheering St Vincent dePaul volunteers for racers needing liquid and moral support. 

Free refreshments after the race are provided by First Watch, one of the Run for the Poor’s corporate sponsors.  More Run for the Poor info is available at www.runforthepoor.org.  A link for discounted pre-race registration sign-up can be found on the website or by calling 513-474-1399.  Mail-in registration sign-up flyers for the Run for the Poor can also be found in the back of Church.


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Rummage And Bake Sale!

Bring your garage, attic, basement, and closet items from your ‘spring cleaning’ to St. Mary’s this week and next for our Rummage and Bake Sale on Friday, June 7th (9am - 5pm) and Saturday, June 8th (9am - 2pm)!!!  Sponsored by the Ladies’ Altar Society, this sale goes to help with many items we use and need in Church.  Call the parish office for drop off times.  Thank you for your support on this important fund-raiser.


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REGISTER NOW!

It's back! Vacation Bible School will take place at St. Mary's for the South Clermont Catholic Region on June 24th through the 28th. Each day goes from 9am to noon. Registrations are being taken now for children grades K thru 6. If you are interested in volunteering, please let PJ know that you would like to be involved. It would be great to have you! It will be an awesome week!

Please call PJ at 513-734-4041 at extension 3. 

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Mortgage Burning And Appreciation Day

St. Mary’s – Mortgage Burning and Appreciation Day 

It has been a busy year at St. Mary’s, even into the summer where we are already doing our planning for the new parish year that kicks in on July 1st. On Sunday, July 14th after the 10 AM Mass, we want to take a step back and do two things. First, we wanted to officially acknowledge the generosity of our parishioners in paying off the debt on the new church building. Since we are no longer paying interest on that building loan, we can enjoy worshipping in the beautiful new structure (debt-free) and of course dedicate our resources to building up our Christian community and serving those in need. We will celebrate all this with a “mortgage burning” ceremony immediately after the 10:00 a.m. Mass. Please join us. 

In addition to the financial generosity of our parishioners, we also want to express our appreciation for all those individuals and parish groups that keep the faith alive in the parish. We will pray for them at Mass as well. Without the dedication, commitment, hard work and sacrifice of our parish volunteers, we could not possibly continue to witness to the presence of Jesus Christ in our midst. 

Please take a moment to pray for the volunteer groups, that the Lord may continue to bless their efforts and allow them to bear great fruit. These include:

Adult Faith Formation (AFF) Team

Altar Attendants / Servers

Altar Society

Bereavement Committee

Building and Grounds

Catholic Charities (Mobile Food Pantry)

Choir

Confirmation Preparation

Education Commission

Eucharistic Ministers

Finance Commission

GRACE Committee

The Knights of Columbus

Lectors

Men of St. Joseph (Lenten Fish Fries)

Offertory Gifts

Parish Library Ministry

Pastoral Council

Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)

Prayer Line

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) and Children (RCIC)

Rosary Group

Sacristan

Shut-Ins / Visiting Nursing Homes

St. Vincent dePaul Conference (Food Pantry)

Ushers/Greeters

Worship Commission

Young Adult Ministry

Youth Ministry

K-6 Youth Ministry

7-12 Sunday Youth Ministry

7-12 Special Youth Ministry Events

 



 

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The Independence Day Mass for 2019 will be held at St. Peter's at 9:00 am. Please join us!

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WOMEN OF ST. PETER'S AND ST. MARY'S 

Please join us for the next Women's Luncheon on Sunday, June 23 at the home of Cyn Macke at 1868  US Highway 52, just over 1 mile east of Moscow, on the left, with a gate. You are welcome to bring a  side dish or a dessert, but that is not necessary.  Please join us for good food, fellowship and faith sharing.  Please RSVP to Cyn via text at 513-403-6679 or email at: cynmacke@gmail.com

 


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www.CrossRoadsWalk.org


At World Youth Day in 1993, two years before the first Crossroads walk, the Holy Father always a great promoter of the youth, challenged young people worldwide to spread the Gospel of Life. “The Church needs your enthusiasm, your youthful ideas, in order to make the Gospel of Life penetrate the fabric of society.” The Holy Father continued by challenging the youth not to be afraid “to go out into the streets and into public places, like the first Apostles who preached Christ and the Good News of salvation in the square of cities, towns and villages.”

Crossroads was founded in 1995 by Steve Sanborn, a student at Franciscan University of Steubenville.  The mission of Crossroads is to respond to Pope St. John Paul II’s call to the youth of the world to take an active role in the pro-life movement in order to establish a Culture of Life.  

In an answer to that call, Crossroads conducts annual Pro-Life pilgrimages across the United States. Each summer, young adults walk on up to 3 simultaneous pro-life walks across America from Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to Washington, DC.  Walking almost 10,000 miles and through 36 states, these young people hope to convert the hearts and minds of others – at the grass-roots level – by witnessing to the dignity and sanctity of all human life, from the moment of conception to natural death. Crossroads also conducts Pro-Life walk across Australia and Canada, made up of volunteers from those countries.

During their pilgrimages across the United States, Australia, and Canada, they strive always to join in efforts, prayers and small sacrifices with the sufferings of Christ – crucified for the sake of all, born and unborn. They also speak to parish groups to encourage pro-life activism in their communities.

During the walk, they stop at local abortion clinics along the route to participate in prayerful, peaceful protests and to counsel women in crisis pregnancies to help them choose life for their unborn child.

Crossroads recognizes the need to spread the message of life and love through the means that the modern world provides. They actively participate in radio, television and newspaper interviews with local media as well as many religious media outlets.

RELIGIOUS STANCE

The mission of Crossroads is to spread the Gospel of Life and promote and inform others about the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, especially with regard to the sanctity and dignity of all human life, especially unborn children in the womb. With this in mind, Crossroads welcomes and encourages members of all faiths to participate in its activities, noting that all are charged with the duty to defend the sanctity and dignity of all human life from its very beginnings in the womb to natural death.

On the weekend of July 27/28th, our parishes will welcome some of the Cross Road Walkers to speak briefly about their Pro-Life journey at the Masses. 


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August 15th is the Feast Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day Of Obligation. This feast references the body of the Virgin Mary being taken into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. 
The following are the Mass times for our pastoral region. 

 

Wednesday, August 14th 

7:00 PM - Mass at St. Mary (Bethel)

Thursday, August 15th 

8:30 AM - Mass at St. Peter's (New Richmond)

12:00 Noon - Mass at St. Mary (Bethel)

7:00 PM - Mass at St. Peter's (New Richmond)

 

Since a "grave cause" is needed to excuse one from this obligation, it would be a serious or mortal sin to willfully skip Mass on Sunday or a Holy Day of Obligation, as the Church teaches. Reasons such as the necessity to work to support one's family, child care, personal sickness or the care of the sick, necessary travel etc. would excuse a person on a particular occasion.

 

 

 

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