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Daily and Weekend Masses are being live streamed. Learn how you can participate by clicking below.

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Welcome to our parish!

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic Parish in Reading, Ohio. The Parish was established in 1874 and has continuously served the community as a foundation and gathering place for the diverse local cultures.

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Letter from Archbishop Schnurr Regarding Beacons of Light

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr has sent a letter explaining a bit more about Beacons of Light. Please take a few minutes to read this important letter. It will appear in the bulletin this coming weekend and can be found on Facebook as well.

Click here to read the full letter


To View Daily & Weekend Mass

PLEASE NOTE:  We have a new link to live streaming mass:  New link

Click HERE  and a new window in your browser will open to the Our Lady of the Valley Facebook account.

  • It is not necessary to have a personal Facebook page to view the daily live stream.  If you are prompted to create a page or log in, simply click “Not Now”.

Once you reach the Facebook page:

  • Scroll down past the header and page information to the heading “POSTS” to see the latest live screen video stream.
  • Click on the large play arrow to begin the broadcast.
  • If you are early to the stream, you might also need to hit ‘refresh’ on your browser to restart the broadcast.

Worship Aides

June 27 -July 3, 2021-Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Guidelines, Restrictions and Safety for attending Mass in person can be found HERE



PARISH PROTOCOLS FOR COVID-19 UPDATED

In a letter dated May 13, 2021, Archbishop Schnurr, in conjunction with all the Bishops in Ohio, has lifted the dispensation from Sunday worship. Beginning on June 6, 2021 (and June 5th Vigil Masses), all Catholics must attend Sunday Mass. Not attending Sunday Mass is a mortal sin and one must receive the sacrament of Reconciliation before receiving Holy Communion. The document states, “As has always been the case, those who have a serious reason are exempt from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2181). This includes those who are ill, have significant health risk factors or care for someone who is immuno-compromised or ill, as well as those who have significant fear or anxiety of contracting the coronavirus in a large group of persons. Nevertheless, these persons should observe the Lord’s Day (CIC, can. 1247) and are encouraged to spend time in prayer on Sunday, meditating on the Lord’s passion, death and resurrection…” Mass will continue to be “Live Streamed” on Facebook.

Please Note: the lifting of these restrictions is predicated on a continued downward trend of Covid-19 cases. A significant outbreak in our community could lead to the re-instatement of these and/or other protocols. Please do your part in helping ensure that we remain safe and healthy.

Click HERE for more information on COVID-19 protocols


New Parish Name Information

The Decree of Merger and Closure letter from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati can be found here.


All in our pastoral region have free access to FORMED

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The OLSH Mission Commission  is accepting donations!

The Mission Commission storage room is once again open for your donations of used clothing, household items and toys. The storage room is located, next to the Music Room at OLSH. Donated items are taken to the Mountain Outlet in Paintsville Kentucky. Proceeds from the thrift store benefit St. Michael’s Our Lady of the Mountains School. If you have questions, call Beth at 484-1570.


Announcements & News

Kroger Community Rewards

The Kroger Community Rewards Program was designed to support organizations by simply using your Kroger Plus Card! Sign up right away to start earning rebates for our parish. Sign in or create an account at krogercommunityrewards.com. Click on Enroll Now Under “Find Your Organization” enter DG508 (SSPP) or QC004 (OLSH), click search Click on appropriate parish name You’ll receive confirmation that …

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Why go on a Spiritual Retreat?

You could be as wealthy as a king — yet miserable — if you have no friends. Or you could be as poor as dirt — yet happy — because you’re surrounded by loved ones. A recent study of human happiness by the distinguished British economist Richard Layard concludes that the most significant factor for personal happiness is relationships with …

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Infant Baptism

14 weeks? ARE YOU EXPECTING A BUNDLE OF JOY? Congratulations! It’s time to call the church office for Baptism! The faith community of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart share in your joy and excitement! If you are planning to have your baby baptized, please call the parish office at 733-4950 during the 2nd trimester of pregnancy to get enrolled in the Baptism preparation …

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