St. Columban Parish
by Eileen Connelly, OSU “May God grant me the grace, humility, and courage to be a servant to others.” With that prayer on her lips and in her heart, Jillian Foster departed for Haiti on Jan. 12 to begin a three-and-half year assignment as a Maryknoll lay missioner. Foster, a
by Rebecca Sontag North: Immaculate Conception When asked why she intends to join the Catholic Church, Amanda Schmerge replied with serene certitude, saying, “It was a slow-growing love.” Amanda was satisfied as a Methodist, always active in her church. Yet, it seemed a reasonable compromise that her children, ages 4-11,
By Michelle Dushensky Acts of mercy occur every day—and are often overlooked. But when sharing God’s mercy becomes a way of life rather than an occasional occurrence, it’s impossible not to take notice. Since 2016, Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio (CCSWO) has recognized individuals and groups in the greater Cincinnati area
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Deacon Edward B. Reising, a Deacon of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, died on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Deacon Reising was ordained to the Diaconate by Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, Cincinnati, Ohio , on September 24, 1998. Deacon Reising served St. Columban Parish in
Deacon Joseph Coll A Mass of Christian Burial for Deacon Joseph Coll was celebrated July 21 at St. Columban Church in Loveland. Deacon Coll died July 9 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was ordained to the permanent diaconate in 1982. He had been at St. Columban for 42 years, 35 of
By: Chuck Gibson, Contributor Catholics throughout the nation celebrated Catholic Schools Week January 29-February 4. St. Columban School in Loveland, Ohio began the celebration with an Open House with classroom tours, displays, and a karaoke Café featuring students singing. “It was great,” said Rev. Larry Tensi, pastor of St. Columban
Thursday, April 9, 2009 By Carmen M. Hubbard ST. ANDREW DEANERY — As a husband and family man, Bret Hawkins of Loveland knew he wanted to set an example for his children. The father of three said he put off his salvation and commitment to Christ long enough, leading to
Thursday, April 9, 2009 By Eileen Connelly, OSU ST. ANDREW DEANERY — Faith is very much a family matter for the Wilsons — Doug, Christi, and their daughters, Abby, 12, and Katie, 10, who will join the Catholic Church together at Easter Vigil.