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Our Lady of Lourdes

Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes Oh ever immaculate Virgin, Mother of Mercy, Health of the Sick, Refuge of Sinners, Comfortess of the Afflicted, you know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings. Look upon me with mercy. When you appeared in the grotto of Lourdes, you made it a privileged

Father Gerard J. Witsken A Mass of Christian Burial for Father Gerard J. Witsken was celebrated March 22 at St. Teresa of Avila Church. Father Witsken, 76, died Feb. 18. A native of Cincinnati’s Western Hills, Father Witsken attended St. Teresa School, Elder High School, Xavier University and Mount St.

It was all smiles at St. Francis DeSales. From left to right Mrs. Pam Forte and Ms. Greta Brandon(cook, School Receptionist and mother and grandmother to many SFDS alumni (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
By Erin Schurenberg During the Lenten season, the opportunities for food, fellowship and fun abound at area fish fries. Most happen weekly for the first six Fridays in Lent. Other fish fries are more likely to be one-time events. With the occasional rare exception, such as that of St. Anthony

Sister Lucy Beischel, RSM (formerly Sister Mary Roderic) – 70 years A life-long resident of Cincinnati, Sister Lucy Beischelspent her first five years of ministry teaching elementary school. In 1958 she became librarian at Our Lady of Cincinnati College (Edgecliff College). In 1981 she became librarian at Mother of Mercy.

Statue where St. Bernadette witnessed the beautiful Lady in Lourdes France (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
St. Bernadette was born in Lourdes, France on January 7, 1844. Her parents were very poor and she was the first of nine children. She was baptized at St. Pierre’s, the local parish church, on January 9. As a toddler, Bernadette contracted cholera and suffered extreme asthma. Unfortunately, she lived

Our Lady of Lourdes Music Director, Carol Westerfield Clark began playing the organ 50 years ago at Our Lady of Lourdes when she was just 14 years old. The parish staff/parish community recognized her for this accomplishment after the 11:00 mass on Sunday, January 22, 2017. After Mass there was

Our Lady of Lourdes K-2 Students had a surprise visit from Santa! Santa talked to the students about safety and then had a Christmas sing-along with the students! The CIncinnati Police provided the visit from Santa and gave special treat bags for all of the students!

Believe or not, a large number of students at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Western Hills are choosing a lab experience after lunch over the playground. “At lunchtime it is optional for our students. Rather than going to the cafeteria and playground, they can eat their lunch and go