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St. Denis parish celebrates 175 years of faith

The current St. Denis Church. (CT Photo/Jeff Unroe)

By Jane Pierron
For The Catholic Telegraph 

Members of St. Denis Parish remembered the faith community’s humble beginnings and marked 175 years of faith during a special Mass on Sept. 14. Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr presided at the liturgy, which brought a yearlong celebration to a close. Joining him as concelebrants were past pastors, Father David Vincent and Father Oscar Seger, current pastor Father Jim Simons, and current parochial vicar Father Ronald Haft. It was fittingly the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, reminding parishioners of their faith in Jesus Christ who suffered and died for them and who calls them to follow Him. Continue reading

Cordonnier to be ordained a priest Dec. 27

Deacon Andrew Cordonnier.

By John Stegeman
The Catholic Telegraph 

Deacon Andrew Cordonnier was surprised to feel God calling him to the priesthood — but he was the only one.

The 28-year-old native of Russia, Ohio will be ordained to the priesthood at 11 a.m. Dec. 27 at St. Remy Church in Russia, Ohio, but just a decade ago he had a girlfriend and a fine job as a machinist.  Continue reading

Archdiocese offices show holiday spirit with gingerbread house contest

Offices of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati participated in a Holy Gingerbread Competition. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

Staff Report

Several offices of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati competed in a Christmas-time contest to see which could create the best Gingerbread House. The contest was titled “Home is a Holy GINGERBREAD Place.” Continue reading

Archbishop Emeritus celebrates 40 years as a bishop

From his 1959 ordination until his 2009 resignation, The Catholic Telegraph has long covered the career of Archbishop Emeritus Daniel E. Pilarcyzk. The retired archbishop will celebrate his 55th year as a priest and 40th as a bishop on Dec. 20. (CT FIle)

Staff Report

This Throwback Thursday post is scheduled for Dec. 18, but it looks ahead to Dec. 20.

Dec. 20 is an important date in the life of a man born in Dayton, Ohio who would go to Rome to become a priest and eventually sit in the Bishop’s Chair at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains for more than 20 years. It became an important date as well to the archdiocese he has served throughout his life. Continue reading

Unique program brings sisters, students together at MND
Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Damienne Grismer enjoys a visit with MND students as part of the Adopt-A-Sister Club.  (CT Photo/Walt Schaefer)

Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Damienne Grismer enjoys a visit with MND students as part of the Adopt-A-Sister Club. (CT Photo/Walt Schaefer)

By Walt Schaefer
For The Catholic Telegraph

Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Damienne Grismer plans to learn how to knit.

“These girls are going to make me,” said Sister Damienne with a laugh. “A lot of my fellow sisters doubt I’ll knit, that it’s ever going to happen. But, of course, I’m going to try.”

Her knitting “teachers” are all seniors at Mount Notre Dame High School in Reading. The school is an athletic field away from the convent on Columbia Avenue. The proximity of the convent to the school has enabled Mount Notre Dame to offer a one-of-a-kind extracurricular activity — the Adopt-a-Sister program. Continue reading

Bereavement groups play special role for holiday season

Pat Buckley and Sheila Munafo-Kanoza. (Courtesy Photo)

By Steve Trosley
The Catholic Telegraph

Members of grief counseling groups in Cincinnati area high schools will be hearing a clear message this holiday season: “There will be a time when you feel sad.” Continue reading

Retired Auxiliary Bishop Pevec of Cleveland dies at age 89

Retired Auxiliary Bishop A. Edward Pevec of Cleveland, pictured in this 2012 photo, died Dec. 14 at the age of 89. (CNS photo/courtesy Diocese of Cleveland)

By Catholic News Service 

CLEVELAND — Retired Bishop A. Edward Pevec of Cleveland, the son of Slovenian immigrants who was a priest for 64 years and a bishop for 20 of those years, died Dec. 14 in Cleveland. He was 89.

Retired Auxiliary Bishop Roger W. Gries of Cleveland was to celebrate evening vespers at the Center for Pastoral Leadership Dec. 19. Continue reading

Peace Masses scheduled for January 1

2012 File Photo: A balloon with an image of a dove floats as Pope Benedict XVI waves after leading the Angelus from the window of his apartment overlooking St. Peter's Square on the feast of Mary, Mother of God, and the the observance of World Peace Day at the Vatican Jan. 1. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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The Archdiocesan Offices of Catholic Social Action, Worship and Mission are inviting all to join for Masses in celebration of the 2015 World Day of Peace, Jan. 1, 2015. Continue reading

Around the Archdiocese: Dec. 16

Lauren Hill, center, speaks with teammates before a check presentation at Mount St. Joseph University earlier this year. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

Staff Report

Below are news and notes from Around the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

ESPN, V Foundation, announce grant in honor of Lauren Hill

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, and ESPN announced a grant of $100,000 to fund pediatric brain cancer research in honor of Lauren Hill, the Mount St. Joseph University women’s basketball student-athlete who has shared her fight against terminal cancer with the world.  The donation was presented by ESPN and The V Foundation during the Jimmy V Women’s Basketball Classic Presented Dec. 6, 2014. Continue reading

Catholic Foodie strives to bring people back around the table
Jeff Young, founder and producer of  The Catholic Foodie, uses social media and his background as an educator to make the connection between food and faith. (Courtesy Photo)

Jeff Young, founder and producer of The Catholic Foodie, uses social media and his background as an educator to make the connection between food and faith. (Courtesy Photo)

By Eileen Connelly, OSU
The Catholic Telegraph

“I just love to cook,” said Greg Young, during a recent telephone interview with The Catholic Telegraph. “God gives you certain gifts and interests and you put them to good use.”

Young has found a way to put his talent and passion to use as founder and producer of The Catholic Foodie, a podcast and blog that strengthens faith and families by highlighting how food can be a sign of God’s love and care for us. The show’s tagline, “where food meets faith,” “speaks volumes about the importance of family, which is so often developed around the kitchen table,” Young said.  Continue reading