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Friday, October 9, 2009

ARCHDIOCESE — The members of St. Anthony of Padua Maronite Church in Cincinnati welcomed Coadjutor Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr for Divine Liturgy on Sept. 20.

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Coadjutor Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr kisses the Book of the Gospels as Deacon Leon Schellman looks on. (CT/Tony Tribble)

Approximately 170 people gathered for the solemn service at which Father David Fisher, parish administrator, presided and Archbishop Schnurr preached. During his homily the archbishop spoke of the need to be humble in faith and not boast of achievements. A brunch followed the liturgy.

“It meant a lot to us to have Archbishop Schnurr here. Everyone enjoyed meeting him,” Father Fisher said. “His visit showed our connection to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the Roman rite and was especially meaningful as we prepare to celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2010.”

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