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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 By Eileen Connelly, OSU ST. FRANCIS DE SALES DEANERY — Hugs, handshakes, the sharing of fond memories and heartfelt prayers marked the closing of a beloved faith community on June 28 as hundreds came together at Our Mother of Sorrows Parish in Roselawn. It was standing

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 By Eileen Connelly, OSU ST. MARYS DEANERY — Members of St. Teresa Parish in Rockford celebrated the expansion of their faith community and the opportunity to prepare a place for future generations to worship with a Mass on June 21 during which the building that will

Friday, June 26, 2009 ST. MARYS DEANERY — Missionary of the Precious Blood Kevin M. Scalf was ordained to the priesthood June 13 at Immaculate Conception Church, Celina, by Bishop Joseph L. Charron, retired Bishop of Des Moines and also a Precious Blood priest. During the same liturgy, Vincent Wirtner

Friday, June 26, 2009 ST. LAWRENCE DEANERY — The College of Mount St. Joseph announces its participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.

Friday, June 26, 2009 By Carmen M. Hubbard SIDNEY DEANERY — Amid acres of farmland as far as the eye can see sits the German Catholic community of Ft. Loramie and its only church, St. Michael Parish. Its parishioners and neighbors have always helped one another during times of need.

Thursday, June 25, 2009 The Catholic Conference of Ohio is asking for your immediate help on the state budget bill. Poverty programs are poised to take massive cuts, and programs supporting our Catholic school students may be cut by $59M over the next two years.

Thursday, June 25, 2009 ARCHDIOCESE — At a time when school budgets are being strained by an economy in deep recession, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has distributed nearly $1 million to 16 Catholic high schools.

Thursday, June 25, 2009 By Carmen M. Hubbard ST. ANDREW DEANERY — When Danny Sexton decided to sell doughnuts at school as a way to do his part to help the people of Darfur, it was supposed to be a one-time project. The 2009 graduate of St. Xavier High School

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 By Walt Schaefer ST. FRANCIS DE SALES DEANERY — As the Catholic resource center of southwestern Ohio, the Athenaeum seeks to reach out to every Catholic in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s 19 counties, promoting awareness of the wealth of resources it offers.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 By Carmen M. Hubbard DAYTON DEANERY — For Carmen Austing, being a young Christian musician and an active member of her parish makes her somewhat unique compared to others in her circle of friends. But when she gathers with fellow musicians and singers from throughout the