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Click the link to read "A Pastoral Letter Concerning Migration from the Catholic Bishops of Mexico and the United States"

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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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Eucharistic Adoration

Sts. Peter & Paul has a Holy Hour from 6:00-8:00 pm on the third Wednesdays of the month. The Sacrament of Penance will be offered.

First Friday Devotions to the Sacred Heart

Everyone is invited to OLSH for devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the First Fridays of each month. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass starts at 6:30 pm, followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and devotional prayers. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered during this time. The evening concludes at 8:00 pm with prayers of consecration to the Sacred Heart and Benediction.


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This is the 10th year of participation brightening our deployed military members’ holidays. With past efforts of parishioners and Boy/Girl Scout troops, we’ve sent over 10,500 cards! Writing a note in a card is a meaningful way for Americans to show support for our Military. It only takes a few minutes of your day but will bring lasting joy to …

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Thank you for your overwhelming support and generosity last year. We were able to feed over 50 families and the need is just as great this year. We hope we can count on your support once again. This has proven to be a strong parish tradition and we couldn’t do it without you! We will collect non-perishables at all Masses …

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4th Annual Reading Pastoral Region Chili Cook Off

Save the Date! The 4th Annual Reading Pastoral Region Chili Cook Off Sunday, November 4th, 3:00- 6:00 pm OLSH Parish Center (gym) All proceeds go the OLSH/SSPP Youth Ministry Program Entry is free! Registration Required – Register by October 28th.  Contact Jim Meyer at See bulletin for additional details.  Hosted by the Fr. Gustave Brotzge Council of the Knights …

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Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Required Training

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHOC) and Communion to the Homebound When: Monday, October 29th at 7:00 PM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church Or Tuesday, October 30th at 7:00 PM at Sts. Peter and Paul Church Who?  All SSPP and OLSH EMOHC, including those who volunteer in Communion to the Homebound, as well anyone interested in becoming an …

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Altar Server Training

Who: all interested and current Altar Servers When: October 20th, Sts. Peter and Paul Parish OR October 27th, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in the parish churches Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am Lunch will be served after the training.

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A Letter From Fr. Matthew Robben

August 17, 2018 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I am writing this letter in response to the McCarrick and now Pennsylvania grand jury investigation. I am angry, disappointed, and feel a sense of betrayal by our leadership. When I was ordained to the priesthood in 2012, I understood the challenge the clergy faced in regaining the trust of the …

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A Letter From Archbishop Schnurr

Dear Friends in Christ, On Tuesday of this week, a Pennsylvania Grand Jury released a report detailing the names of 301 priests who sexually abused over 1,000 minors over a 70-year period in that state. This report, coupled with the recent revelations regarding the former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, shocks, saddens, and angers Catholics everywhere, including myself. The depth of depravity …

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