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To Know Christ, To Love Christ, To Bring Others to Christ.
***ALL MASSES AND CHURCH ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELED THROUGH SUNDAY APRIL 12, 2020***
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Sat: 4:30p, Sun: 11:00a
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4/3/20: A message from our pastor, Father Mike:
Faith, Hope, and Love……
This Sunday is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. From my perspective, Holy Week and Easter will be very bleak this year because I will not have you to join me in the services. You are the Mystical Body of Christ and I miss you all. I know that many of you are feeling the absence of being able to join at the table of the Lord as well. This is not a pleasant time for any of us.
I have a stronger sense of what the Apostles were feeling as they watched the Crucifixion and burial of Christ. To watch the man they had come to love and believe in bleeding to death on the cross then buried in a nearby tomb. Their days were certainly bleak and filled with much anxiety, as ours are today.
BUT HE RETURNED!!!
On that third day Jesus resurrected from the dead and showed himself to his beloved Apostles. I’m certain He visited His Mother as well!
Let us remember this time as a time of suffering for the Body and remember to keep alive the hope that He will return again!
God save us all.
3/25/20: A message from our pastor, Father Mike:
Faith, Hope and Love….
Today, March 25, is the Feast of the Annunciation, a very important feast in the Church. It is the celebration of the event that began our salvation history. The Archangel Gabriel was sent by God to the Virgin Mary to announce that she had been chosen to be the mother of Jesus Christ.
From the moment of conception, through the power of the Holy Spirit, the world was changed. The Son of God was present in the world. Even though unseen, hidden in His Mother’s womb, His presence was there. The infant John the Baptist leapt in his mother’s womb when Mary went to visit Elizabeth, so near was our salvation.
Jesus would 33 years visible to the world and, during His public ministry, would work numerous miracles and teach us about the Kingdom of Heaven.
He is once again hidden from us after His Ascension into Heaven, but His presence is still among us, guiding us still to fulfill our salvation.
In these difficult times it will do us good to remember that, no matter what, Christ is still with us and will see us through to all that is good for His sheep.
God bless us and save us all.
3/19/20: A message from our pastor, Father Mike:
Faith, Hope and Love
This morning (March 19th ) I said the Mass for Saint Joseph to a dark and empty
church. It was a very weird feeling. I had to remind myself that the Church
teaches that at every mass the Community of Saints is present. It was still dark
and lonely though.
These are extraordinary times for all of us. I prayed to Saint Joseph that just as he
was tasked with taking care of the needs of the Infant Jesus, he would pray for us
and keep us safe as well.
I know that many are upset that there are no public masses at present.
Remember what Jesus told the Samaritan woman. There will come a time, and is
here now, when people will no longer worship on this mountain or in Jerusalem,
but will worship God in Spirit and Truth.
God save us all.
3/19/20: From the Pastor's Desk
Dear friends in the Lord,
Shalom! These are challenging days, indeed, with many worries on our minds and fears that can get the best of us. We really are living a Lenten desert experience, now, aren’t we? We are going into the unknown. However, who can we place our faith in? Offer our anxieties to? Be in solidarity with? Yes, our Lord, Jesus. He is our companion and our friend in this desert experience of Lent – heightened by the Coronavirus scare.
Tired, thirsty, and hungry in the desert, Jesus faced his demons, tempered his fears, chased away the voices of doubt. May we appeal to his courage and single mindedness in faith that nothing would separate Him from the love of God….. nor can anything separate US from that love - if we will it. For as St. Paul says, “No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:37-39)
So, my friends, let’s put our trust in our Lord that He is with us and He will empower us to persevere and endure the sacrifices that each of us is making through the Coronavirus pandemic. This, too, will pass – just like the desert experience ended for Jesus. “And the angels came and ministered to Him.” (MT 4:11) May the angels come and minister to each of you as well. And may we appreciate the graces revealed - even in the desert.
Here at St. Al’s we are directly challenged indeed with the church closures and suspended masses. However, we have good news: St. Jude’s will BROADCAST/ LIVE STREAM masses on the St. Jude Church website for five days a week starting on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 8:30 AM. The broadcast/ live stream will continue throughout Lent on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8:30AM and on Saturdays at 4:30 PM and on Sundays at 11:00 AM. How to find the videos? Just click on the link below, then click Watch Mass Online on the website.
My friends, we do believe that the marvelous people here at St Al’s will persevere and come out of this current situation stronger and more faith-filled than ever. Let’s unite with Jesus, and pray to our Lord to be with us and guide us through the fears with the faith he so valiantly and graciously models for us. May God bless each of you and your families, and may we not lose this, our faith, that is such a precious and valuable, God given gift.
With no mass celebrations we expect our weekly offering to decrease significantly in the coming weeks. First thank you for all Parish Members who already give online!! This will significantly help in curtailing the loss of our Sunday offerings, I also would like you at this time of need to consider setting up online donations in lieu of your Sunday offering envelope. On our Parish Website please click on the online giving button or click here, and it will take you through the process. You may also send your offering in the mail. We rely on your generosity and support to be able to carry on with our mission of preaching of Jesus Christ. Please help us to continue the work of serving our parishioners and supporting our buildings and staff during this crisis.
COVID-19 Update from Archdiocese of Cincinnati:
After consultation with the governor and health officials, the Bishops of Ohio are convinced of the need to take the following necessary action:
Temporary suspension of all public Masses through Easter in the state of Ohio. This is effective immediately.
The archdiocesan website will be live-streaming a daily Mass and weekend Mass from the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains. Daily Mass will be available online at 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday Mass will be live-streamed at 11 a.m.
All live-streaming Masses will also be available on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/CatholicCincinnati/.
More information will be shared in the coming days on this website.
Please join us in praying 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.
St. Al's Inclement Weather Policy: The school follows Oak Hills Local School District in regards to closings. If Oak Hills is closed, St. Al's is closed. If there is a two hour delay, St. Al's will have a two hour delay.
In the event of a closure, all school related activities are cancelled including meetings, athletics, school programs, and choir rehearsals.
Mass will be held as usual.
Contact the rectory if you have any questions.
Lent & Easter Masses: CANCELED
4/5: Palm Sunday 9:00am & 11:15am
4/9: Holy Thursday: 7:00pm
4/10: Good Friday: 12:30pm
4/11: Easter Vigil: 8:30pm @ St. Al's
4/12: Easter: 9:00am & 11:15am
All church activities are temporarily suspended.
Monday and Saturday 8:00 am
Tuesday-Friday 8:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am, 11:15 am
Monday–Saturday 7:35 am
Thursdays 8:30-9:30 am
Saturday 3:00-3:30 pm