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Deacon Novena: Day 4
April 19th, 2020 by Wayne
 

On Saturday, April 25th, the Archdiocese will celebrate the ordination of 10 men to the diaconate (7 men for the Archdiocese as transitional deacons, one as a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese, and 2 for the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Cincinnati) in a closed Mass celebrated by Archbishop Schnurr. While the public will not be able to participate in the Mass, please join us in praying for Michael Kapolka of St. Luke, Beavercreek, and his classmates as they enter their final days of preparation for their ordination.

Michael will be ordained with:

  • Mr. Aaron Hess of St. Mary, Philothea
  • Mr. Edward Hoffman of Sacred Heart, Cincinnati
  • Mr. Louis Jacquemin of St. Anne, Hamilton
  • Mr. Anthony Marcelli of St. Bernadette, Amelia
  • Mr. Scott Morgan of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Anderson Township
  • Mr. Elijah Puthoff of St. Remy, Russia
  • Br. Henry Hoffmann of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, Cincinnati
  • Br. Brent Stull of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, Cincinnati
  • Mr. Jim Niswonger who will be a permanent deacon

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Deacon Novena: Day 3
April 18th, 2020 by Wayne
 

On Saturday, April 25th, the Archdiocese will celebrate the ordination of 10 men to the diaconate (7 men for the Archdiocese as transitional deacons, one as a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese, and 2 for the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Cincinnati) in a closed Mass celebrated by Archbishop Schnurr. While the public will not be able to participate in the Mass, please join us in praying for Louis Jacquemin of St. Anne, Hamilton, and his classmates as they enter their final days of preparation for their ordination.

Louis will be ordained with:

  • Mr. Aaron Hess of St. Mary, Philothea
  • Mr. Edward Hoffmann of Sacred Heart, Cincinnati
  • Mr. Michael Kapolka of St. Luke, Beavercreek
  • Mr. Anthony Marcelli of St. Bernadette, Amelia
  • Mr. Scott Morgan of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Anderson Township
  • Mr. Elijah Puthoff of St. Remy, Russia
  • Br. Henry Hoffmann of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, Cincinnati
  • Br. Brent Stull of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, Cincinnati
  • Mr. Jim Niswonger who will be a permanent deacon

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Deacon Novena: Day 2
April 17th, 2020 by Wayne
 

On Saturday, April 25th, the Archdiocese will celebrate the ordination of 10 men to the diaconate (7 men for the Archdiocese as transitional deacons, one as a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese, and 2 for the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Cincinnati) in a closed Mass celebrated by Archbishop Schnurr. While the public will not be able to participate in the Mass, please join us in praying for Edward Hoffman of Sacred Heart, Cincinnati and his classmates as they enter their final days of preparation for their ordination.

Edward will be ordained with:

  • Mr. Aaron Hess of St. Mary, Philothea
  • Mr. Louis Jacquemin of St. Anne, Hamilton
  • Mr. Michael Kapolka of St. Luke, Beavercreek
  • Mr. Anthony Marcelli of St. Bernadette, Amelia
  • Mr. Scott Morgan of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Anderson Township
  • Mr. Elijah Puthoff of St. Remy, Russia
  • Br. Henry Hoffmann of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, Cincinnati
  • Br. Brent Stull of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, Cincinnati
  • Mr. Jim Niswonger who will be a permanent deacon

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Deacon Novena: Day 1
April 16th, 2020 by Wayne
 
2020 Deacon Novena: Day 1 - Aaron Hess

On Saturday, April 25th, the Archdiocese will celebrate the ordination of 10 men to the diaconate (7 men for the Archdiocese as transitional deacons, one as a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese, and 2 for the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Cincinnati) in a closed Mass celebrated by Archbishop Schnurr. While the public will not be able to participate in the Mass, please join us in praying for these men as they enter their final days of preparation for their ordination.

Today, we are particularly praying for Mr. Aaron Hess who is a son of St. Mary parish in Philothea. He will be ordained with his brothers:

  • Mr. Edward Hoffmann of Sacred Heart, Cincinnati
  • Mr. Louis Jacquemin of St. Anne, Hamilton
  • Mr. Michael Kapolka of St. Luke, Beavercreek
  • Mr. Anthony Marcelli of St. Bernadette, Amelia
  • Mr. Scott Morgan of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Anderson Township
  • Mr. Elijah Puthoff of St. Remy, Russia
  • Br. Henry Hoffmann of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, Cincinnati
  • Br. Brent Stull of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, Cincinnati
  • Mr. Jim Niswonger who will be a permanent deacon

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Priesthood Ordination Photos
June 5th, 2017 by Wayne
 

On Saturday, May 21, 2017, the Archdiocese celebrated the ordination to the priesthood of three men: Fr. David Doseck, Fr. Peter Langenkamp, and Fr. Alexander Witt. Please join us in continuing to pray for these men as they begin their priesthood! Also, please take some time to relive the exciting day by viewing the photo gallery below!

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A New Path for Br. Henry Hoffman
December 9th, 2016 by Wayne
 

br-henry-hoffman-2016For the past two years, Br. Henry Hoffman has studied as a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He entered formation as a college graduate and a pre-Theology student. Over the past two years, Henry’s vocation has become more certain for him and has transformed at the same time. In the latest newsletter from the Community-in-Formation of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, Br. Hoffman explains how he found the fullness of his vocation to the priesthood:

It is hard for me to believe that I have been in the novitiate for more than two months; the time has simply flown by. God is good and has poured out his goodness on me abundantly by bringing me to the Community-in-Formation.

I first encountered Saint Philip Neri while staying in Rome in the spring of 2014. I prayed often at his tomb in the Chiesa Nuova and believe it was there that he planted the seeds of my vocation to the Community. I learned a little about Saint Philip then, and was struck by his prayerfulness and joy, as most are who possess the least knowledge of him whatsoever. Little did i know at the time that he would become my patron and spiritual father. During the two years I spent in the diocesan seminary, I often came to Old Saint Mary’s because I loved the beauty and reverence of the Masses and devotion of the Community which offered them. Praying at Old Saint Mary’s sustained and encouraged my vocation and, eventually, I came to realize that God was calling me to be a part of this blessed place. May God reward all who prayed and sacrificed to make my vocation a reality and may they continue to do so.

My thirty-day visit, as part of the application process this past summer, went very well and I felt at home right away. I enjoyed the many opportunities to serve at the Sacred Liturgy and it seemed that God destined me for this Community. So, applying to officially enter the Community as a postulant and subsequently being clothed with the habit as a novice were part of a natural progression for me. From helping the poor, to working on the Pious House, to chanting Vespers on Sundays, the novitiate has been a blessed time of spiritual growth. I am humbled by the blessings that God has given me so far and by all of my imperfections which yet remain to be purged. The process of sanctification never ends and my journey has only begun. So, I beg all of you to pray for me. Please be assured of my prayers for you, too. Preferisco Paradiso!

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Upcoming Events: Open House and Cast Your Nets
February 4th, 2015 by Wayne
 

The Franciscan Dauthers of Mary of Covington, Ky are opening their doors to anybody who would like to see what life is like inside a convent. This Sunday, February 8th, stop by the St. Benedict Convent at 336 E. 16th St., Covington, KY for a first hand look at convent living. For more information, contact fdmsisters@gmail.com.

 

 

Exactly one month from this Sunday, on March 8th, teens from all over the Northern region of the Archdiocese will be coming together to celebrate our Eucharistic Lord in adoration and gain some practical tools to aid them in their path to true discipleship. The teens will hear an engaging presentation by experienced speaker Jacquie Lustig and will have the opportunity to meet and share a meal with members of various religious communities. The event runs from 5-9pm and costs $10 for all teens and includes an event t-shirt. All who are interested are asked to register through their youth ministers by calling Robin at the Spiritual Center: (419) 925-7625. For more information or to ask questions contact Wayne Topp at (513) 421-3131 x.2891.

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