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IMAGE: CNS photo/Chaz Muth By Carol Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — Like most parish priests, Msgr. Stephen Rossetti celebrates Mass, baptizes babies, gives marriage preparation talks and provides pastoral care that often involves listening to people or praying with them. He also frequently blesses baseball bats. That’s because the priest, a …

By Rebecca Sontag When the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Foundation decided to resurrect the on-again, off-again Cincinnati Celtic Festival, retired Army Colonel Dan Shea said to his fellow members, “There’s a couple things we have to do. We need to have a grand opening ceremony, and we have to …

St. Vincent de Paul volunteer Steve Taylor places bags of donated food into a collection bin outside of Great American Ballpark on Friday, May 31. SVdP collected food from patrons of the Reds games on Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1, during their “Strike Out Hunger" campaign. Game patrons who donated three or more non-perishable foods were awarded tickets to a future Reds game. Last year’s drive collected over three tons of food, which fed approximately 5,300 families. (CT photo/David A. Moodie)
St.  Vincent de Paul (SVdP) food pantries are now able to provide 5,000 additional meals this summer to struggling families. The Cincinnati Reds and St. Vincent de Paul’s annual “Strike Out Hunger” food drive on Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, brought in 6,250 pounds—more than three tons—of non-perishable …

By Sean Ater – The game of baseball is a great analogy for an evangelizing parish. We love the analogy so much that we built our evangelization process around the analogy. One analogy that we can make between baseball and an evangelizing parish has to do with the critical role …

In the 1950’s every spring the altar servers of our parish would get an “afternoon off” from school to go watch a Reds baseball game. It was a big deal! Sun or snow, the 6:00 AM weekday or 10:00AM Saturday funeral mass, altar servers could be counted on for their …

Bishop Binzer and members of the Central Offices of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati ready for the 2019 Findlay Market Opening Day Parade. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
The Cincinnati Reds were the 1st Major League Baseball team in 1869. Celebrating 150 years, the Archdiocesan Central Offices, Mascots from our Catholic High Schools, and the Drum Line from Purcell Marian High School marched in the 100th Findlay Market Opening Day Parade. In 1869, Archbishop John Baptist Purcell led …

Fans who donate to annual food drive on June 22 and 23 receive a free Reds ticket St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Reds, WLWT, and 700WLW are partnering to “Strike Out Hunger” across Greater Cincinnati by hosting a food donation drive when the Reds play the Chicago …

With Reds Opening Day now moved to Good Friday, the team’s COO has a suggestion for Catholics frustrated by a second day known for extravagant eating and drinking coinciding a fast day (remember Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday?). “We’ve got a couple of religious holidays on Friday,” …

According to the parade lineup posted at Findlay Market Parade, there were 191 entries in the Findlay Market Cincinnati Reds Opening Day parade April 4 that kicked off the Cincinnati Reds’ season. “The Findlay Market Parade is so much a part of Cincinnati,” said Franciscan Brother Tim Sucher, “and the friars are so much …

StirIntoFlame.com, an evangelization outreach site sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, frequently shares timely and engaging content. With April 4 being Opening Day for the Cincinnati Reds, they’ve shared a blog post titled “A Spiritual Reflection for the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day.” Thousands of people will come together on Opening Day …