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With the anniversary mass complete, Old St. Mary's continues as shining light in Over-the-Rhine. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
In the January edition of The Catholic Telegraph, we introduced a new feature called the Bucket List. This is for the great events within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati for you to attend, recommended by our readers. Here’s this month’s online version: Go: Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics 2291

The altar bathed in candlelight (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
While many in the Ohio Valley on an early Saturday morning were just awakening, a faith filled Old Saint Mary Parish awaited the Rorate Mass. I found it a moment in this Advent where darkness was interrupted by light. The Sunday readings have reflected that theme, along with being in the

Several of the people who stopped to help posed for this group photo. About 10 people, all of them homeless, helped with the cleanup over the course of the morning, said Sister Marie-Cecile. COURTESY PHOTO
Sister Marie-Cecile was in the parking lot and Father Jon-Paul Bevak was getting ready for catechism class in the hall next to Old St. Mary’s church when they heard the brakes squeal. It’s Over-the-Rhine,” said Father Bevak. “It’s not unusual.” But this time it was anything but usual, even for

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

Oratory Father Mario Aviles (reading) with some of the concelebrating priests, Deacon Duy Nguyen, and servers. Left to right: Father John-Paul Bevak of Old St. Mary’s; Father Felix Selden, representing Rome; Archbishop Dennis Schnurr; Fathers Adrian Hilton and Lawrnce Juarez of Old St. Mary’s; and homilist Msgr. Frank Lane. (CT Photo/Gail Finke)
On April 25, Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr celebrated the establishment Mass for the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Cincinnati, based at Old St. Mary’s Church in Over-the-Rhine. Known for splendid liturgies, the Oratory welcomed the archbishop, representatives from Rome, and supporters with new Officially approved by Pope Francis earlier

Pope Francis issued a decree March 19 establishing the Congregation of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Cincinnati, a Congregation of Apostolic Life. The first congregation was founded by St. Philip Neri in Rome in the 16th Century. In addition to St. Philip Neri, the Oratory also counts Blessed

The dedication of Pious House April 18 marked the end of a journey for the Oratory of Philip Neri Community in Formation here, according to Father  Jon-Paul Bevak. “Finishing the house was the last expectation,“ he explained, placed on the community in formation by Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr. In addition

By Walt Schaefer For The Catholic Telegraph Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr has granted his permission and supports efforts to name Old St. Mary’s Church, Over-the-Rhine, a minor basilica. Old St. Mary’s, the oldest standing Catholic church in continuous operation in Cincinnati will be celebrating its 175th anniversary on July