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:
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 -
Session 4 - audio - http://chirb.it/p2F8pL
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:
In Memory of Deacon John Holthaus
April 26, 1945 - May 19, 2014
Click here to view the obituary.
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
Tuesday, April 1 - 10:00 am - Faith
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