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"And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger." - LK 2 (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
To the joy of some, and sorrow to others, the Ohio Valley received some snow on Christmas Eve, 2017. It was a busy day as many rushed out to get those last minute preparations finished. Yet, at sundown, the quiet over took the noise as we celebrated the Birth of …

The Grotto bathed in light at Guardian Angels. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins, and I will make his kingdom firm. (2 SM 7) Temperatures dropped in the Ohio Valley as churches awaited the Fourth Sunday of Advent and the Glorious Christmas Season O Come O Come Emmanuel at Guardian Angels Parish …

Men at The Athenaeum of Ohio circa 2014 singing “Salve Regina” Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,Our life, our sweetness and our hope.To thee do we cry,Poor banished children of Eve;To thee do we send up our sighs,Mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.Turn then, most gracious advocate,Thine eyes …

December 25th- Christmas Day 2017 (Begin this day by asking the Holy Spirit for a heightened awareness of Christ’s presence). Christmas invites us to recognize what it means to be most deeply human. Whether by welcoming people who have no one to share this feast with to our tables; or …

Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock. The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear. (Luke 2: 8-9) (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
ADVENT 2017 Friday, November 24th through January 1st Live Nativity at St. Francis Seraph St. Francis Seraph Nativity exhibit at Christian Moerlein Taproom Map Monday, November 27th through Friday, January 5th “At the Manger” Créche display at the University of Dayton Map Friday, December 1st –Sunday, January 7th Nativity Set …

In Today’s Video thoughts from Father Alex McCullough and his reflections on ordination and the priesthood.

Joy of Giving 2017 Central Offices, Archdiocese of Cincinnati. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Each year the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has a toy drive for children from newborn through 12 years old. In today’s A picture says a thousand words, a look at the Joy of Giving. Many toys were in other offices in boxes and bags. Tis the Season of Joy!  

Statue where St. Bernadette witnessed the beautiful Lady in Lourdes France (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Throughout Advent, Four times we’ve read Luke’s Gospel of the Annunciation (Luke 1: 26-38). Today’s video takes a look at The Blessed Mother in Two Minutes

On a cold December night, UD Band warms the hearts with a Christmas Medley (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
On Friday, December 8, 2017, it was Christmas at UD. Today’s video is the University of Dayton Pep Band “Flyer Spirit” at the Christmas Tree. For coverage of Christmas at UD, click here