Monday, August 13 - Pope St. Pontian and
Pope St. Pontian remained faithful to the Lord
and the Church through exile and eventual
martyrdom. He forgave St. Hippolytus, a rival
anti-pope who dedicated himself to discrediting
Pontian. Hippolytus humbled himself and
wrote his followers to support Pontian, the
Tuesday, August 14 - St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe
Be a Christian in the fullest sense os the word. Seek
first the Lord's kingdom share your faith; suffer for
Jesus; grow in holiness; let the zeal for God's house
consume you; be the light of the world. Be the best
priest, sister, brother, wife, daughter that you can be.
St. Maximilian gave his life in concentration camp
for the Lord.
Wednesday, August 15 - THE ASSUMPTION OF
THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Pope Pius XII authoritatively recognized Mary's
Assumption, which had been preached and taught for
many centuries. Because Mary already shares in
Christ's victory over death, she is a sign of hope
for us. Today is a special day of HOPE.
Thursday, August 16 - St. Stephen of Hungary
Though King, St. Stephen, made certain he was
accessible to the poor and oppressed, and strove
to provide justice for them.
We are a Roman Catholic church filled with the love of Christ.
We are centered on the Eucharist and the love of our Mother.
We are here to serve all in the name of the Lord
INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC? Call Deacon Larry Gronas (513)502-6266 or call the office 988-6335.
Youth Group: Contact: Pam Hurley (513) 374-0332
RELIGOUS EDUCATION CLASSES: will begin Wednesday, September 5, 6:30-7:45pm. Please consider volunteering:
We are in need of at least two new teachers. Contacts: Kathy Menninger (513)222-3039 - Pam Hurley: (513) 374-0332.
PARISH PICNIC - SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, AFTER 4:00PM HOLY MASS. JOIN THE FUN!
ONE SOULD COMING BEFORE THE BLESSED SACRAMENT CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
The most efficacious form of prayer is prayer in the Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Why? Because it releases the power, the blessings, and the graces
of God, upon you, your family, your parish, your diocese, the priesthood, and the world. "You will be," like St. Therese said, "a missionary without ever going to the missions."
Please consider one hour of adoration. Bishop Sheen said: "the difficulty finding time in today's busy world makes your holy hour that much more precious and meritorious
in the eyes of God." May the Lord help us increase the number of Eucharistic adorers. (see schedule). We'd like to have 800 at each hour, but we settle for two or three.
especially where there is only one adorer.
The Church and the world have great need of Eucharistic Adoration. Our Lord revealed to Blessed Dina Belander the power of the holy hour in making reparation. One
form of reparation is the ability to make up for what is lacking in the life of another. One day before her holy hour, Jesus showed Dina a multitud of souls on the precipice
of hell. After her holy hour, Jesus showed the same souls in the hands of God. He told her that through holy hours of prayer a multitude of souls go to heaven who
otherwise would have gone to hell as one person can make up for what is lacking in the lives of others by winning precious efficacious graces for their salvation. In other
words, Eucharistic Adoration is the outpouring of God's Mercy on the world.
Contemplative vocations that were once plentiful among religious are now given to lay people. A holy hour can be done before the Tabernacle when Exposition is not available.
Fulton Sheen: "I am convinced that if it were humanly possible to fully understand the value of a holy hour, everyone would either find time or make time to do it."
Benedict XVI: " The first condition for the new evangelization is adoration. It is time to reaffirm the importance of prayer in the face of the activism and the growing secularism."