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This month’s Bucket List takes you to two very different places for quiet fall hikes, and to the archdiocese’s only parish founded by Lithuanian immigrants: stroll St. Joseph New Cemetery’ s 163 acres spend time in contemplative Jesuit prayer in Milford  worship at an Old North Dayton parish   Go:

By Gail Finke Sacred Heart Catholic Radio wants to be your go-to station for drive time, beginning Sept. 4.      As area workers and students settle into their fall routine after Labor Day weekend, Sacred Heart Radio will launch “Driving Home the Faith,” a 4-6 p.m. program hosted by

Creator God, thank you for providing us with the gift to share our talents. Provide our community, our nation, our world the fortitude to provide work for all which is decent and fair. Make us faithful stewards of your creation to enhance the human dignity of our global family. We

Nadeon Fitzgerald puts on her new backpack during the second annual “Day to Dream” event at the P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy in Roselawn Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. St. Vincent de Paul - Cincinnati and Morris Furniture Company teamed up to provide 50 children in need with a bed of their own. (CT Photo/E.L. Hubbard)
Each year, Greater Cincinnati children received a new bed of their own at the Day to Dream event at St. Vincent de Paul.

On Friday, August 24, 2018 for the first time the lights were on at Penn Station Stadium at McNicholas High School. The Rockets hosted the Goshen Warriors. It was a tough loss for McNick as they fell 21-7: however, it was a night of history! Throughout the Football Season, check

Father William Dorrmann delivers the Holy Eucharist to a parishioner during the St. Aloysius Parish 150th Anniversary Mass in Shandon Saturday, June 2, 2018. (CT Photo/E.L. Hubbard)
By Walt Schaefer      Over its 150-year history, St. Aloysius Parish in Shandon has grown in size and moved from a small church in the Butler County hamlet to a large one on a hillside out of town.      But, parishioners agree, one thing has remained steadfast over

Row 1 (L to R): Steve Broering, Peter Caccavari, Greg Doud, Bishop Foys, Graham Galloway, Nathan Beiersdorfer, Fr. Paul Keller (representing Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary), Deacon Mark Machuga (Director of the Office of the Diaconate)
Who is a deacon? There are three groups, or “orders,” of ordained ministers in the Catholic church: bishops, priests, and deacons. Deacons are ordained as a sacramental sign to the church and to the world of Christ, who came “to serve and not to be served.”  What do deacons do?

One of the first deacons of Rome, St. Lawrence was one of the victims of the persecution of Valerian in 258.  At the beginning of the month of August, 258, the emperor issued an edict, commanding that all bishops, priests, and deacons should immediately be put to death (“episcopi et

By Walt Schaefer The story of the permanent diaconate has been an evolving one over the past 50 years.   The archdiocese has seen the ministry of these men blossom into a respected and necessary ministry in almost all parishes in the archdiocese.      “Deacons are very important in

Traditionally, the beginning of the order of deacons is traced back to the story in Acts of the Apostles, Acts 6: 1-6.      Whether this pertains to the history of the ordained order of deacons as they developed in the early centuries of the church is in dispute, but