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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 DAYTON DEANERY — In memory of those public safety personnel who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks and to honor all police, fire and emergency medical personnel, Knights of Columbus Marian Council #3754 sponsored a Blue Mass on Sept. 12 at St. Rita Church in

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 DAYTON DEANERY — A special Labor Mass held on Sept. 7 at Immaculate Conception Church in Dayton brought the community together for prayer and to find hope the midst of our challenging economy. A number of area parishes chose to forgo their regular Labor Day Masses

Monday, September 14, 2009 ARCHDIOCESE — The Partnering to Protect Children child abuse and peer abuse prevention is beginning its seventh year of operation in Archdiocese of Cincinnati schools. Since 2003, a total of 36,929 students, 816 parents and 632 school staff members at 119 schools have taken part in

Friday, September 11, 2009 By Mike Dyer ST. MARGARET MARY DEANERY — It didn’t take long for parishioners at St. Ignatius to realize flamingos would be invading some of their yards for a couple of days in the Monfort Heights area this summer. And while the tropical birds didn’t actually

Thursday, September 10, 2009 By Eileen Connelly, OSU ARCHDIOCESE — On a recent Monday afternoon just before 4:30, a line had already started to form outside the St. Francis Seraph Soup Kitchen in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine. Established in 1980, the soup kitchen, part of St. Francis Seraph Ministries, typically serves more

Thursday, September 10, 2009 CATHEDRAL DEANERY — Christians for Peace in El Salvador (CRISPAZ) will mark its 25th anniversary with a series of free events in Cincinnati, starting on Saturday, Sept. 26, with daylong activities at Bellarmine Chapel on the campus of Xavier University. All are open to the public.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 ARCHDIOCESE — The 40 Days for Life prayer campaign will begin again on Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. All interested pro-lifers are asked to join in a 40-day peaceful public witness outside Planned Parenthood, 2314 Auburn Ave. in Cincinnati, September 23-November 1.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 ARCHDIOCESE — Renee Kettering, a graduate of Mother of Mercy High School, was welcomed as a candidate into the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community during a ceremony Aug. 15 in Farmington Hills, Mich.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 SPRINGFIELD DEANERY — Brenda Driscoll, the office manager at Sacred Heart Parish in New Carlisle, was arrested Sept. 2 and charged with one count of theft and one count of tampering with evidence. Driscoll has been employed at the parish for 22 years.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 By David Eck ST. ANDREW DEANERY — The regular 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. Columban Parish in Loveland was anything but routine as former parishioners and pastors returned to celebrate the parish’s 150th anniversary on Aug. 29. Coadjutor Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr celebrated the Mass, with