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Mission Statement:


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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One Faith, One Hope, One Love Campaign The people and parishes of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are in the midst of a historic capital campaign called One Faith, One Hope, One Love.  This initiative, the first of its kind for our archdiocese in more than half a century, aims to raise $130 million over the next five years to strengthen and renew our parishes, Catholic schools, vocations, and charities, as well as to care for our retired diocesan priests. 

Our Parish Goal Each parish has been assigned a goal for the campaign. The goal for our parish was $185,000. For more information online, go to 1faith1hope1love.org

The Capital Campaign The in-pew Dedication Weekend helped successfully wrap up Sacred Heart’s One Faith, One Hope, One Love campaign, gathering more than 21% of our parish goal! As of Tuesday, we were at 153% of our goal, nearly $282,885, and we continue to receive pledges. The numbers caught the Archbishop’s eye, and he called to express his gratitude for your kindness and generosity. While expressing my gratitude, I told him that we at Sacred Heart wanted to send a strong message that we are a vibrant parish. The archbishop promised a pastoral visit, possibly to confer the sacrament of Confirmation! Thanks to all who helped the campaign be so successful, especially the Executive Committee! May God bless you for your generosity and sacrifices!

Baptisms Our parish family continues to grow! Last Sunday, the Church of God welcomed Benjamin A. Grove, son of Andy and Julie Grove. This Saturday, Rose Elouise Woeste, daughter of Doug and Brittany Woeste, was baptized too! I must be getting old as I knew Rose’s parents when they were in 7th grade!

Holy Orders I am away on Sunday and Monday, travelling to Yonkers, New York to speak at St. Joseph Seminary on the subject of priestly celibacy. Our local seminary begins its school year on August 24th. Please pray for three of our parishioners who are at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary: Deacon Alex McCullough, Steve Schreck, and Patrick Lorenz. I also want to thank seminarians Henry Hoffmann, who stayed this summer at Sacred Heart, and Jacob and Mike Willig, brothers in the seminary, and a few other Catholic young men, who helped scrape and repaint our fence!

Marriages Our drastic increase in weddings (along with marriage preparation) has kept me busy. There are a number of weddings fast-approaching. The following are the second publication of wedding banns: Jon Siderits and Tricia Seipelt are to be married at Sacred Heart Church on September 5. Ashley Lukens and Vipin Iyer are to be married at Sacred Heart Church on September 6. Sean Martin and Elizabeth Meiners are to be married at Sacred Heart Church on September 12.

Confirmation If you have a child –age 7 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/







Sacred Heart Bulletin:

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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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