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An appropriate paraphrase of the Psalm to describe SACRED HEART PARISH, which has so diligently served the immigrant Germans and their descendants in this community since 1870, and then to be joined by the immigrant Italians and their descendants since 1969, from the original site on 5th and Broadway. Spiritual service is now rendered to all who come to worship the Lord at Sacred Heart.


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The Italian Dinner The parish’s famous Italian Dinner will be held on Sunday, October 18, 2015. Frozen ravioli will be made on October 3-4.  On October 3, frozen ravioli will be made from 8:00 am -12:00 p.m. and on October 4, it will be made from 8 am- 5:00 PM. Please volunteer and help support the parish- even if you can only work for a couple of hours. More volunteers will be needed on October 17th. Be part of a great Cincinnati and parish tradition! If you are interested in volunteering, please call Marlene at 922-7007.

OCTOBER – THE MONTH OF THE ROSARY The month of October is fast-approaching. October is the month to pray the Rosary with earnest and devotion. The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is October 7. With marriage and family life in crisis in our country, it is good to turn to Our Lady to beg her intercession to support families.  We may also commit ourselves to praying the Rosary for greater respect for human life. Next Sunday, October 4 is Respect Life Sunday. Please see the posters around church for the Rosary Crusade, which will be held on October 10 at Fountain Square from 12-1:30. Join us for Adoration and Rosary on October 11 immediately following the 9:00 Mass and concluding with Benediction just before the 11:30 Mass.

Sung Mass Resumes This Sunday will be our last Low Mass and the choir will begin singing again at the 11:30 Mass beginning October 4. Next Sunday we will also have Italian Mass. No coffee and donuts L as we have to make ravioli. Volunteers are welcome! J

Saints This week the Church’s liturgical calendar is chockfull of riches. On September 28th we remember St. Wenceslaus about who a famous Christmas carol is written. September 29 marks the traditional feast of St. Michael the Archangel (and now all the archangels). Let us beseech the holy protector to defend us in battle. On September 30 we celebrate the feast of St. Jerome who translated the bible into Latin and who famously said, “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.”  October 1 on the new calendar is the Feast of St. Therese the Little Flower who wished to “be love in the heart of the Church.” October 2 marks the Feast of the Guardian Angels during which we remember that God out of love gives us a special helper “to right; to guard; to rule; to guide.” Next Sunday October 4 marks the feast of the much beloved St. Francis of Assisi.

Prayers There are prayer cards with the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel on the table at the back of church where magazines and other literature are placed. Please take one home. The patroness of my family was the Little Flower. We concluded our family rosary with the Litany of Our Lady of Loreto and a perpetual novena to St. Therese, which I share with you here: “Dear St. Therese of the Child Jesus, lily of purity and ornament and glory of Christianity. We greet you, great saint, seraph of divine love. We rejoice at the favors our Lord has so liberally bestowed upon you. In humility and confidence we beg you to help us, for we know that God has given you charity and piety, as well as power. Oh then behold our distress, our anxieties, our fears. Tell him our wants. One sign from you will crown our success- will fill us with joy. Remember your promise to do good on earth. Obtain for us from God the graces we ask for, from the infinite goodness of our blessed Lord. Amen. Dear St. Therese, pray for us.”

First Friday and First Saturday Seminary business takes me to Chicago from Thursday to Saturday night. I serve on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Catholic Theological Schools. Our annual conference takes place next Friday and Saturday. Msgr. Frank Lane will be here for Masses on Friday and Saturday. Please join us for Mass and show your devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our morning Mass crowd has grown from five to fifteen in just 15 months. Saturdays we have as many as 30 or 40 for Saturday morning Mass, Adoration and confessions.

Confession Times Please note the confession times in the bulletin. Obviously on the first Sunday of the month, when there is Italian Mass confessions cannot begin until the Mass is finished. There are no scheduled confessions following the 11:30 Mass. Confession times were greatly expanded last year; please make use of the scheduled times or call for an appointment.


If you have a child in need of baptism, please call the rectory to schedule the baptism. Joyce Gordon, the parish secretary, will take down all the pertinent information. Likewise, if you know of an adult who is interested in becoming Catholic, please have him or her call the rectory to make arrangements for instruction.


Marriages The weddings at Sacred Heart continue. On October 10, Mandy Schrickel and Anthony Sawma will be married according to the Maronite Rite.

Confirmation If you have a child –age 12 to 17 – who has yet to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, please contact Father Fernandes. During the course of this past year, several families have approached about celebrating the sacrament at Sacred Heart. Ideally, we would like to have a large group of confirmandi and would want to have some catechetical classes.

Weddings.  We have had a number of requests for weddings- in the Ordinary and Extra-Ordinary Forms of the Roman Rite- at Sacred Heart.We have had very few weddings here the past few years, but we are happy to welcome those wishing to be married in the Church here at Sacred Heart. Celebrating weddings here is a great way to connect people with the parish and to bring them to our beautiful church. If you know of someone looking to get married and or searching for a home in a parish, please have them send an email to Fr. Fernandes. The parish WEDDING GUIDELINES can be found here.



The Vocation Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has released a series of videos entitled "The Gift of the Priesthood." Filmed in conjunction with Mount St. Mary's Seminary of the West, they offer the opportunity to draw young men to consider a priestly vocation: http://www.cincinnativocations.org/category/video/







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Former students of Sacred Heart's school recently met at Big Boy. Click here for pictures from the reunion.


Click here for pictures from the Fall 2010 ravioli dinner


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