Editors Note: Here’s an article about First Communion that’s both timely and informative from 2009 ARCHDIOCESE — With first Communion season upon us, children will be soon be donning their finery for the joyous event as parents plan festive family gatherings to celebrate. But there is more to the occasion
by Rebecca Sontag North: Immaculate Conception When asked why she intends to join the Catholic Church, Amanda Schmerge replied with serene certitude, saying, “It was a slow-growing love.” Amanda was satisfied as a Methodist, always active in her church. Yet, it seemed a reasonable compromise that her children, ages 4-11,
Father Peter Helmlinger A Mass of Christian Burial for Father Peter Helmlinger was celebrated June 18 at Holy Angels Church in Sidney. Father Helmlinger, 65, died June 10. A native of Sidney, Father Helmlinger received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Thomas More College and a Master of Divinity from
Reverend Peter M. Helmlinger died on Monday, June 10, 2019. He was born on April 21, 1954 in Sidney, Ohio. He received a B.A in philosophy from Thomas More College, Kentucky, and received a Master’s in Divinity from The Athenaeum of Ohio, Cincinnati. He was ordained on May 22, 2004
Reverend Thomas E. Meyer died on December 6, 2018. He was born on April 11, 1944 in Dayton, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert T. Meyer in 2003 and his mother, Eileen (Gallagher) Meyer in 2009. Father Tom is survived by his loving brothers and sister,
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr ordained Father Brian William Phelps and Father James Joseph Riehle. to the priesthood before a packed cathedral May 17.
By John Stegeman & Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph Named for a modern-day martyr, the Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang Award is given to those in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati who exemplify love of the poor, and love of the Earth as Sister Dorothy did.