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Effective January 13, 2021 • Reverend John Tonkin, Parochial Administrator of Dayton Pastoral Region XII, which includes, St. Peter, Huber Heights, St. Adalbert, Holy Cross, and Our Lady of the Rosary, Dayton, while continuing as Pastor of St. Christopher, Vandalia, and St. John the Baptist, Tipp City. Effective February 1,

Below is a select list of area parishes and institutions with Divine Mercy Sunday celebrations. St. Augustine, Minster Divine Mercy Sunday Prayer Service 2:00 p.m.-: 4:00 pm. Service will begin with video on Divine Mercy, followed by prayer service, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Veneration of Divine Mercy Image, and Benediction.

CNA Staff, Apr 16, 2020 / 02:45 pm MT (CNA).- On April 30, 2000, the Church officially declared the Sunday after Easter to be “Divine Mercy Sunday,” an annual celebration of the mercy of God. The celebration usually centers around the image of Divine Mercy painted by St. Faustina Kowalska,

Maria Stein Shrine (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
MARIA STEIN, Ohio (March 31, 2021) – On Saturday, April 17th, from 5:30pm-8:30pm, the Maria Stein Shrine will host the first annual Taste of the Shrine! This unique event will give attendees the opportunity to enjoy the historic beauty and charm of the Shrine while sampling some of the finest

As one walks away from a prayerful morning, Holy Cross Immaculata Church in the distance. (Greg Hartman/CT Photo)
The parishioners of Holy Cross-Immaculata Parish are pleased to announce that the tradition of Praying the Steps will resume this year. Since Governor DeWine has lifted many of the Covid 19 restrictions for church services, Mayor John Cranley has given the parish permission to move forward with plans to provide

Virtue = Strength (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
by CNA Staff CNA Staff, Mar 31, 2021 / 12:43 am MT (CNA).- A plenary indulgence is a grace granted by the Catholic Church through the merits of Jesus Christ, Mary and all the saints to remove the temporal punishment due to sin. The indulgence applies to sins already forgiven.

Washington D.C., Mar 29, 2021 / 03:51 pm MT (CNA).- The percentage of Catholics who say they are a “member” of a church has dropped by nearly 20 points since the year 2000, according to a new report by Gallup released on Monday. Among respondents who said they were Catholic,

Christ is Risen! (CT Photo/ Greg Hartman)
On Tuesday, March 30 the Chrism Mass will take place at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains at 1:30 p.m., with Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr as celebrant. At the Chrism Mass, the archbishop is joined by the priests of the diocese. This Mass manifests the unity of the

Catholic Charities Southwest Ohio is currently accepting applications for Immigration Legal Services Director. The Immigration Legal Services Director will perform immigration attorney duties, representing individuals in immigration related cases. This position will provides legal counsel and advice on immigration-related cases with a focus on humanitarian immigration benefits, such as U-

How to return to confession If you have been away from the church, or if you have been reluctant or unable to see a priest for confession, you are invited to experience the reconciling peace of Christ through the grace of this sacrament, also called the sacrament of reconciliation. Peace