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Father Matthew Keller was ordained to the priesthood on June 9 in his home parish of St. John the Baptist in Maria Stein. Bishop Joseph Charron, a fellow Missionary of the Precious Blood, presided. Bishop Charron told Father Keller to be fearless in his new role as a priest, and
The installation to the Ministry of Acolyte took place in the Chapel of Saint Gregory the Great as Bishop Binzer handed each of the fourteen men installed a paten and said: “Take this vessel with bread for the celebration of the Eucharist. Make your life worthy of your service at
Jesus asked us to pray for one thing in particular, “laborers for his harvest,” and it is in response to this request that the Vocations Office announces the Ohio Statewide Day of Adoration for Vocations on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. In the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, here are the locations of
By Erin Schurenburg Only one diocesan inquiry for sainthood has happened in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Blessed Frances Schervier (1819-1876), the European-born founder of a new Franciscan community, lived a life of holiness and service. In 1844, she became a secular Franciscan. The next year, she and four companions established
In describing her ministry to the Navajo people, Sister of the Blessed Sacrament Zoe Brenner simply said, “I’m just doing what God is calling me to do.” But there is much more to it for the Reading, Ohio, native who entered religious life in 1966. Her community, founded by St.
Sister Leslie Keener, CDP For those in vocations work, there is no escaping talk of our current vocation “crisis.” Fifty years ago, religious Sisters seemed to be everywhere, running schools, hospitals, and other ministries. Now, there are fewer of us, true, but this isn’t—and shouldn’t be thought of as—a crisis.
Holy Cross Come & See Weekend. October 4-6, South Bend IN The Congregation of Holy Cross welcomes high school seniors to a weekend at Old College, the undergraduate seminary on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, October 4 – 6, 2018. Contact the Office of Vocations at 574-631-6385
DAYTON, Ohio — In a warm and vibrant Mass and ceremony, Sister Mumbi Kigutha pronounced first vows as a Sister of the Precious Blood on July 28 in the chapel at Salem Heights, the Congregation’s motherhouse. Precious Blood Sisters from around the U.S. attended the celebrations, along with women religious
CINCINNATI — On Aug. 1 Glenmary Home Missioners announced that it will assume care of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Martin County, N.C. effective Oct. 6. The announcement came from Glenmary president Father Chet Artysiewicz. The move is Glenmary’s first expansion since 2011, when the society opened three missions in
By Steve Trosley Father Dan Schmitmeyer smiles as he looks down on the people around him. He can’t help looking down, as he is easily 6’6” tall. The smile tips off the hearty sense of humor that comes from his enthusiasm for his job — vocations director for