Entries for November 2017


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!


St. Mary's would like to congratulate our neighbors over at the Bethel-Tate High School! The football team had such an incredible season! They won every game with a 10 - 0 season up to their last playoff game on 11/3/17 against West Jefferson. 

It has been such an exciting accomplishment for the school and our community!  




This event takes place on December 9th from 9-11 AM at St. Mary Church. There's lot's that's new! 

This is a youth ministry sponsored event where the proceeds help defray some of the costs to get our students to the Washington, DC "Walk For Life" in January. Of course, if you do not attend Breakfast With Santa, your donations toward this very worth cause will be gladly accepted. Thanks for your support!

If you have any questions, please contact PJ Ehling, CRE/Youth Minister at (513) 284-3154.


On Friday, December 8th, we celebrate the Feast Of The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day Of Obligation. This feast references Mary’s conception in her mother’s womb without the stain of original sin.

Friday, December 8th Masses at St. Peter are:

8:45 AM

7 PM

Friday, December 8th Masses at St. Mary are:

12:00 PM Noon

7 PM


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!

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.



This is a very special time of the year to prepare for the celebration of Christmas. A time to remember that Jesus became one like us in all ways but sin. Come Lord Jesus, our Emmanuel Come!!

For your convenience, we will have a Penance Service at each parish for Advent.

Monday, December 11th at St. Peter at 7 PM

Wednesday, December 13th at St. Mary at 7 PM

There will be three priests for private confessions each night. Come as a family or individuals to pray together for reconciliation with YOUR PARISH FAMILY.  Fr. Pat




  • Date: Thursday December 7th

  • Appetizers: 6:00 pm

  • Dinner: 6:30 pm

  • Cost:$3.00 plus a side dish (appetizer, dessert, or "side" potato/veggie/salad - whichever you prefer)

  • Contact Karen Moermond or Rita O'Toole at (513) 734-7391 with questions & reservations. We will be in the gathering space taking reservations after Mass starting Saturday, Nov 18th through Sunday, December, 3rd.

    *If you are interested in being a part of the Gift Exchange, please bring a Christmas Wrapped Gift with a value of no more than $5. 


Christmas Party At St. Peter's!

Join the St. Peter's Ladies on Thursday, December 14th at 6:00 PM at St. Peter's in Kennedy Hall. This one is just for the ladies of St. Peter's and St. Mary's. It was such a great night last year that we have to do it again! No husbands, no boyfriends, or children! Just you!

Bring a covered dish, appetizer or dessert and an exchange gift valued at $10. We'll laugh a lot while we play the crazy 'Stealing Santa' game. If you want to bring a bottle of wine to share, that's okay too. 

We're saving postage so if your know anyone who doesn't e-mail, please be sure to tell them to RSVP to Connie Taggart at (513) 646-5494 (call or text) or e-mail her at and say "yes" to an evening of holy fun!