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As St. Mary Parish in Piqua celebrates 175 years serving the Miami County community, younger parishioners are optimistic about a bright future. “More young families are moving back. A lot more are coming back to town,” said Melissa Galbreath, who with her husband, Patrick, returned from Louisville to their hometown

With the anniversary mass complete, Old St. Mary's continues as shining light in Over-the-Rhine. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Old St. Mary’s keeps it’s German roots while focusing on the future If any edifice in Cincinnati bears testament to the work ethic and craftsmanship of the city’s German immigrants, it is Old St. Mary’s, an Over-the-Rhine (OTR) landmark dating to 1841. It rose under the backbreaking work of German

There was a different kind of fireworks on the eve of the Fourth of July in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. A large gathering of the faithful at Old St. Mary’s Church in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, celebrated the parish’s 175th Anniversary. Just as bells pealed in Philadelphia to announce independence for the

By Sarah Anne Carter For The Catholic Telegraph  Renovations made it possible for one 175-year-old church to show the community its building in a close to original state during a recent anniversary celebration. A mural of St. Joseph and Jesus had been hidden behind a drop ceiling at St. Joseph

By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph  Though no longer a stand-alone parish, St. Joseph in Wapakoneta is among the oldest Catholic communities in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The parish hosted a 175th anniversary Mass on April 27 with Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr celebrating. A supper took place after Mass and