The Catholic Telegraph Bucket List for February
The Catholic Telegraph Bucket List has three places to visit. So when you’re planning day trips, a great way to learn about the many great places and events to attend in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, is to refer to The Catholic Telegraph Bucket List.
Go: “Steal” St. Patrick in Mount Adams
30 Guido Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Recommended by: “Telegraph” staff.
Every year since the Irish parish of Holy Cross combined with the German parish of Immaculata, the Ancient Order of Hibernians (and friends) have “stolen” the statue of St. Patrick a few weeks before St. Patrick’s Day and paraded through the streets of Mount Adams with it, accompanied by pipes and drums. It reappears at the annual Cincinnati St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Crowley family and patrons of Mt. Adams’s Crowley’s Irish Pub are said to be among the miscreants.
This year the statue will be stolen at the annual Ancient Order of Hibernians Memorial Mass at 2 p.m., Feb. 18. A short parade will follow. Map
The 52nd annual Cincinnati St. Patrick’s Day parade, which will feature the statue, will be held rain or shine March 10, at the Banks.
Do: Have a Lenten meal at St. Anthony of Padua
St. Anthony of Padua
2530 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
Recommended by Erin Queenan Schurenberg, a “Telegraph” contributor:
“The food is homemade, and amazing.” While many parishes have weekly fish fries during Lent, St. Anthony of Padua Maronite Catholic Church in East Walnut Hills invites all to weekly meatless meals featuring Lebanese and other Mediterranean cuisine. The parish also holds a spring and fall “Taste of Lebanon” food festival (pictured) each year.
Lenten dinners begin every Friday after a 6 p.m. prayer service.
Worship: Eastern Catholic Divine Liturgy
Our Lady of the Rosary
17 Farragut Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45218
Recommended by: Julie Ernst, a parishioner at St. Helen in Dayton.
“Learn more about the Eastern Catholic rites by attending a Maronite, Byzantine, or Syro-Malabar Divine Liturgy. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about different cultures!” More than 20 Eastern Catholic Churches have their own ancient liturgies but are in full communion with Rome. Our Eastern Catholic parishes include St. Barbara Parish in Dayton (Byzantine), Maronite parishes St. Anthony of Padua in Cincinnati and St. Ignatius of Antioch in Dayton, and the Syro-Malabar Catholic Mission that worships at Our Lady of the Rosary. Syro-Malabar Catholics are based in Karala, India, and trace their founding to St. Thomas the Apostle.
A priest in residence at Xavier University celebrates Qurbana (Mass/Divine Liturgy) in Malayalam and English at 4 p.m. Sundays.
For information visit Stchavaracincinnati.org.
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