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Dear friend and fellow disciple of the Lord:

Welcome to the web site of Holy Angels Catholic Church. Should you visit our parish, we would like to meet you in person. We believe that we are a dynamic, faith-filled parish.

Our church building is a majestic Gothic structure with air conditioning, traditional furnishings and an authentic pipe organ. Our parish grade school, Holy Angels School, was founded in 1858 and is a first-rate Catholic school. Also within our parish boundaries is Lehman Catholic High School, which began as our parish high school but is now a consolidated high school with students from a number of local parishes. It excels academically and is proud of the high percentage of students who go on to college.

As a parish family, we try to live faithfully the teachings of Jesus Christ as found in the Bible and in the teachings of the Catholic Church. We are a pilgrim people on our way to the "new and eternal Jerusalem." Come, join us on the way!

 

Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Frank Amberger
Pastor, Holy Angels Church


Parish Mission

In this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, Holy Angels Parish was privileged to have Fr. Ben Luedtke speak at our recent parish mission.

Visit Fr. Luedtke's website at www.godblessya.com. Many audio talks as well as YouTube videos are available.

To listen to the audio recordings from our mission at Holy Angels, click on the following recordings:

http://chirb.it/0H0tJI

http://chirb.it/JqhE5w

http://chirb.it/CtmBF0


ANGEL STATUE

We are searching for the angel statue that was a pair with the above one. Previously, they were located above the high altar, one on each side. When things were changed, in and around 1985, there were items that were sold. We believe the lost angel was one of those items. If you have any information on this angel statue, call the Parish Office at 498-2307.


DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME

PUTTING THE YEAR OF MERCY INTO ACTION

 The Year of Mercy begins on December 8, 2015. This year has been set aside as a time during which we celebrate with humble gratitude the gift of Divine Mercy. It is also a time during which we are called to live more fully in response to that mercy. This call to action is not a mere political or social program for change, but rather flows authentically from the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Church’s understanding of society and the human person.

In a three part series in Advent, Fr. Riehle will explore the foundations of the Church’s social teaching on works of mercy and justice. The classes will be held from 7:30-8:30 on the Wednesday evenings of Advent, December 2, 9, and 16 in the Holy Angels cafeteria.

Archbishop Schnurr has selected Holy Angels to serve as a pilgrimage site for the Year of Mercy. One of the traditions associated with this honor is the sealing and then formal opening of a “holy door” at the pilgrimage site. Pilgrimage parishes around the globe will seal a particular door at their church and then formally “open” these doors to begin the Year of Mercy. Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “I am the door” (John 10:7). Pope St. John Paul II reminds us the Holy Door “evokes the passage from sin to grace which every Christian is called to accomplish.”

Here at Holy Angels we sealed our “holy door” after the 8:00 am Mass on Thanksgiving Day. The Rite of Opening the Door of Mercy will take place at the noon Mass on December 13, 2015.

 

To view the times of Masses, Confessions and when our Church will be opening, click here.

To view the explanation of the Plenary Indulgence, click here

For more information go to: Jubilee Year of Mercy http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/ministries-offices/worship/year-of-mercy/

YEAR OF MERCY PRAYER  

O Lord Jesus Christ, You are the way, the truth and the life. Bestow upon us Your mercy, that when we have rejected You and chosen rather theway of sin, we may, through Your grace,return to the way You have prepared for us. Grant us Your wisdom so that we may share the truthYou have revealed to us, and by doing so,bring others into Your merciful care. Keep us, O Lord, close to Your most Sacred Heart,so that in this life we may strive to attainthe eternal life You have prepared for us with Your Father. Bless our parish, Holy Angels, and all thosewho will pass through her doors during thisJubilee Year of Mercy, that they may recognizethat You, Lord Jesus, are the door through whichthe love of the Father passes. We ask all this, throughthe intercession of our Blessed Mother, all the saintsand holy angels, and in accordance with Your holy will,which is Love and Mercy itself. Amen.


DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Recently released videos in which officials of Planned Parenthood traffic in human organs, tissues, and body parts from their abortion clinics are chilling and appalling. They display a callous disrespect for human life. Staff from the Family and Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese took part in "Women Betrayed" rally at Planned Parenthood's Cincinnati clinic on July 28 to protest this outrage.

However, we need to do more than raise our voices. I urge Catholics and all people of good will to write to their representatives in state and national government, asking them to stop the flow of your tax dollars to Planned Parenthood. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has supported defunding for many years. Planned Parenthood received more than $1.3 million in state funds from Ohio and $500 million in federal funds in fiscal 2013-2014. Click here to get a list of representatives.

Please also support a pro-life pregnancy center that helps women in unintended pregnancies, providing many needed services. You can find a list of them at http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/ministries-offices/family-life/respect-life/pregnancy-coalition-resource-page/

If you have had or participated in an abortion and suffer remorse, please know that the Church's post-abortion healing ministry, Project Rachel, stands ready to offer compassionate assistance. Learn more about Project Rachel at www.projectrachelcincy.com .


LENTEN SERIES WITH FR. AMBERGER AND FR. RIEHLE

To listen to the recordings or view handouts click one of the following:

Fr. Amberger

Session 1 - audio -http://chirb.it/IxMOK4

Sacrifice and Salvation pdf

Eucharistic Patristic Evidence pdf

Session 2 - audio - http://chirb.it/IB3J81

Session 3 - audio - http://chirb.it/a3cxDq

Session 4 - audio - http://chirb.it/p2F8pL

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Fr. Riehle

Session 1 of Genesis - audio - http://chirb.it

How to Read Sacred Scripture pdf

Points of Contact in Genesis 1 and 2 pdf

Spiritual Lessons from the Creations Account pdf

Session 2 of Genesis - audio -http://chirb.it/gJOIxI 

Session 3 of Genesis - audio - http://chirb.it/cIBgI6

Session 4 of Genesis - audio - http://chirb.it/fkvaKb 

Session 5 of Genesis - audio - http://chirb.it/v0FGkp

Session 6 of Genesis - audio - http://chirb.it/s8BfnK


 

Man of God

For more information, click on the following link:

Www.ManofGodOhio.org


In Memory of Deacon John Holthaus

April 26, 1945 - May 19, 2014

Click here to view the obituary.

http://www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com/obits/obituary.php?id=573380


Parish Mission Audio Recordings

Recordings of Fr. Bernie Weber's talks are now available. This is a great opportunity to listen to the talks you missed as well as relisten to those you attended. Click on the links to listen to the audio recordings.

Sunday, March 30 - 7:00 pm - God's Love http://chirb.it/xHd12z

Monday, March 31 - 8:00 am - Hope http://chirb.it/w7mnme

Monday, March 31 - 7:00 pm - Sin http://chirb.it/rHpPAm

Tuesday, April 1 - 10:00 am - Faith http://chirb.it/7I0Ate

Tuesday, April 1 - 7:00 pm - Reconciliation http://chirb.it/N6ryBt

Wednesday - April 2 - 8:00 am - Love http://chirb.it/a69P18

Wednesday - April 2 - 7:00 pm - The Church Community http://chirb.it/3dxPEf

Thursday, April 3 - 10:00 am - Our Blessed Mother http://chirb.it/94ww1g

Thursday, April 3 - 7:00 pm - Call to Discipleship http://chirb.it/nsMs2w


FR. EARL FERNANDES - On Monday, May 12, 2014, Holy Angels Parish in Sidney, Ohio will host Father Earl Fernandes and the St. Gregory Legacy Society to offer a program - "End of Life Issues". Fr. Fernandes' talk will cover issues such as the difference between letting someone die and euthanasia; ordinary and extraordinary means of care; nutrition and hydration; and advanced directives and living wills. The talk will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the church. Fr. Fernandes, an assistant professor of moral theology, is also the Dean of Mount St. Mary's Seminary and the Athenaeum of Ohio and a former assistant pastor at Holy Angels.

If you missed Fr. Earl's talk, you can listen to it here: http://chirb.it/7qMGmC


Holy Angels Catholic Church
324 S. Ohio Avenue • Sidney, OH 45365
Phone: (937) 498-2307