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Saints Peter & Paul Septemberfest

Save the Weekend!

Fri, Sept 18: 6pm – 11pm

Sat, Sept 19: 4pm – 11pm

Sun, Sept 20: Noon to 8pm

The OLSH Mission Commissionis now accepting donations!

Bulletins Available Online

A Bulletin was published for Sunday, May 10th. You may view the bulletin by clicking on the Bulletin sidebar on the website to read Deacon Tom’s Reflection on the Gospel, Fr. Matt’s Saint of the Week, and the list of Easter flower donors among other articles.

Fundraiser for Sts. Peter and Paul ~ Flower Sale

We need your help!

As some of you may know, Sts. Peter and Paul visit their Sister Parish on the Navajo Reservation every 2 years, and this is the year!  But, due to the crazy time we’re living in, several of our fundraisers have had to be canceled.

We’re holding a flower sale as a new fundraiser this year and we need help more than ever. Orders are due by 4/22 and you can pick them up on May 2nd or 3rd. Just in time for Mother’s Day and spring planting! We’re setting up pickups so we can keep to social distancing as much as possible. If you’re interested in placing an order, click here for the order form

Thank you in advance to everyone for your support. Please feel free to share with your families and friends as well.

Bulletin and Ministries/Organizations News

Bulletins:  This weekend (March 28/29) will be the last bulletin published for a few weeks.  Any relevant information will be posted on both websites.

Ministries and Organizations:  Please email Beth Pettigrew what you want posted on the website.  (Beth.Pettigrew@catholicreading.church)

Streamed Weekend Masses

Archbishop Schnurr and the Ohio Bishops Conference announced on Monday March 16 that effective immediately, all parishes are to cease the public celebration of all Masses and liturgies. A dispensation from the Sunday obligation has been granted through  Sunday May 3rd. There is no doubt that this decision was not taken lightly and speaks to the seriousness of the current COVID-19, Corona-virus outbreak. My heart breaks at the thought of not celebrating Holy Week and Easter together. However, I am writing to let you know how we are going to attempt to meet your spiritual needs during this trying period.

Holy Mass will be live streamed each day on the Saints Peter and Paul Facebook account from Mary Our Mother Chapel in the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish Center. There are two ways to access the streamed Mass. If you have a Facebook account, log in and “LIKE” the Sts Peter and Paul Facebook page. Click on the live stream and when prompted, accept the prompt for notifications of live feeds on the page. If you do not have an account, simply go to the front page of the parish website (www.olshcatholic.church or www.ssppcatholic.church) or click here for instructions on how to access and watch Mass live streams. The streamed Mass schedule will be as follows:

 

Streamed Weekend Masses
Saturday 4:00 pm

Sunday 10:00 am

 

Streamed Weekday Masses
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday 8:30 am

Thursday 6:00 pm

Friday 12 Noon

 

To help with the celebration of Mass from home, we have created a worship aid that will include music and prayers for Mass. Mass Worship Aides can be picked inside both churches.

 

Booklets will be available 9 am – 8 pm. If you are home bound or are of a high-risk category, please call the parish office and we will send you a copy by mail.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered Saturday following the streamed 8:30 am Mass and on Thursday evening following the 6:00 pm Mass. Confessions will be heard at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in the Sacristy.  (In the main door of the building, turn left down the hall, 3rd door on the left.)

The Sacrament of the Sick or Anointing of the Sick will only be offered to any who are in critical need. For example, in hospital, serious surgery, or end of life situations. Once the outbreak is subsided, we will schedule a healing Mass. All other Sacraments are cancelled until further notice, unless a serious circumstance arises.

The St John Paul II Biblical Stations of the Cross will be streamed online each Friday at 7:00 pm. In conjunction with “Virtual Adoration.” Booklets will be available for you to pick up along with the Mass Worship Aides.

In an effort to protect our staff and comply with the State of Ohio’s recommendations, the office will be closed until further notice. Voicemails are checked only once per day, and email responses are very limited.

If you need to reach Fr. Matt for an emergency please call the Parish Office – 513 554-1010, and enter extension 15.   For any other office business that cannot wait, you can email Angie Touvelle: angie.olsh@live.com;  Beth Pettigrew: beth.pettigrew@catholicreading.church; or Sally Dietrich: olsh.fuse.net.    Angie, our Business Manager is also checking voicemail.  You can reach her at 513 554-1010 ext 04, or Beth Pettigrew at extension 23.

Our Saint Vincent de Paul Society will still be working on a limited basis as we move through the next month. If you are one of the many who will not be able to work or will be limited in the number of hours due to the outbreak and you are in need of assistance, please feel free to call. SVdP is here for circumstances such as these.

Finally, further information will be shared through the website and Facebook as we get more direction from the Archbishop. Know that I will be praying for all of you and please pray for me as we journey through this spiritual desert. I look forward to the day when we are together again praising and singing the glory of God. Until then, let this moment as a spiritual reawakening to the power of the Eucharist and may our hearts be ever united with the most Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Saints Peter and Paul and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart…pray for us.

 

Sincerely Yours in Christ Jesus,

Reverend Matthew J. Robben

 

 

COVID-19 Update (03/20/2020)

From the Archdiocese of Cincinnati website:

NO PUBLIC MASSES:

Temporary suspension of all public Masses through Easter in the state of Ohio. This is effective immediately. 

COVID-19 CATHOLIC RESOURCE PAGE

Pope Francis Prayer for COVID-19:

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

Please continue to pray for all who are suffering from illness or disease of any kind, for all healthcare workers, and for an easing of the anxiety and tension caused by this situation.  Relying on the Motherly care of Our Lady, we unite our sufferings to those of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who is our healing and our hope.

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.

  1. Sign in or create an account at krogercommunityrewards.com.
  2. Click on Enroll Now
  3. Under “Find Your Organization” enter DG508 (SSPP) or QC004 (OLSH), click search
  4. Click on appropriate parish name
  5. You’ll receive confirmation that you’ve enrolled.

Your purchases will begin earning rewards within 7-10 business days after registering your Kroger Plus Card. If you have any questions or need help registering, contact Beth Pettigrew at 513-554-1010 or Lisa Schoenberger at 513-535-9841.

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 other people. And what personal relationship could be more important than the relationship with God?

To learn more about retreats and find resources for local retreat houses, visit our Adult Faith Formation page.

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 process. 

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1213) Through Baptism, we are freed from sin and reborn as children of God. We thus become members of the Body of Christ, and are incorporated into the Church, sharing in her mission.

Click here to read our congratulatory newsletter with lots of information about your infant’s Baptism.