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The CT crew visited Kolping Center near Winton Woods Park for a combined parish picnic for Old St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart (Camp Washington), the two parishes staffed by the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Cincinnati. Click on any photo to see it full size.

In March, we brought you a chart of the 14 Stations of the Cross (plus one), each from a different church or institution in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. We’ll share a detailed photo of each with you throughout Holy Week. Click here to see the entire spread. For a printable file (best

Old St. Mary’s Church gives the neighborhood’s annual Bockfest some needed gravitas. An irreverent celebration of craft beer and German heritage, the festival gives more than a nod to the neighborhood’s past as a German Catholic enclave, as well as to the ongoing presence of Franciscan friars. But as the country’s only

Staffer Gail Finke headed to the Old St. Mary’s Bockfest fish fry — the historic parish’s only fish fry of the year — last Friday. Parishioners and Bockfest revelers packed the parking lot for almost two hours before the parade began, and until the fish ran out about an hour

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