St. Frances Cabrini Church

Colerain, Ohio

Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.   

We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.

For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.

In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.

We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.

Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.     

Archbishop José H. Gomez

Together in Prayer

Live-streaming Mass Sunday mornings at 9:30am.

To watch our live-streamed Masses, press Ctrl + Click here. To make a Spiritual Communion, a simple prayer may be prayed as Holy Communion is distributed, press Ctrl  + clicking here. Please join us.

Preparing for Mass at Home

I found a wonderful resource for preparing for Mass when you are homebound. Please take a look at it. I think it is very good. Click here, or click on that same name between the two pictures.

Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina is a way of praying with the Scriptures. I have spoken of it before. However, now is a great time to learn more about it since our only option at this point is praying at home. Below are three good instructional articles/videos:

  • The U.S. Bishops' Conference has provided a moderately sized article. Click here.
  • A short article available on the Busted Halo website. Click here.
  • A two minute video is provided by a Benedictine monastery in Kansas. Click here.

Finally, a recommended book entitled St. Joseph Guide to Lectio Divino is available for a better understanding (aimed at the average person in the pew). Click here.

 

Mass Times

Saturdays at 5:00pm
Sundays at 9:30am

Confessions are one half hour before weekend Masses. Appointments are most welcome.
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Daily Mass:
Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat at 8:30am
Wed at 6:00pm
A holy hour precedes each daily Mass.

Office Hours

Our office hours have not been consistent recently. The parish secretary died a few months back.

Please call me. Perhaps we can take care of your concern over the phone. Or, you can be reassured that I am available.

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News and Useful Information

Check Website Often

Check this website frequently for news. Right now this is the only way, besides the mail, that I can communicate with the parish.

I say "Right now" because this crisis has convinced me of the need for a couple of things. One of them is a way that I can send a message to everyone (or to a whole smaller group). More on that later.

Best Overall Resource

The U.S. Bishops have provided many very good prayer resources for us during this difficult time. Go to their website by clicking here, and browse the resources. 

Did you know that you can read The Word among Us online. It is offered to you free of charge during the current crisis. Click here.

Blog Summary

Holy Week Letter to Parish

April 6,2020

Monday of Holy Week

 

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Do Not Forget

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My Nightmare

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National and International Church News

Pope Francis: Witness to the truth by exposing ‘fake news’

Vatican City, Jan 23, 2021 / 04:15 am (CNA).- Pope Francis issued a new warning about misinformation on Saturday, weeks after he was the subject of a viral “fake news” story. 

Writing in his World Communications Day message, released on Jan. 23, the pope said that “the risk of misinformation being spread on social media” was now widely recognized.

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As eviction crisis looms, priest highlights the legal needs of the poor

Denver Newsroom, Jan 23, 2021 / 02:00 am (CNA).- In the waning months of 2020, the United States watched as the Senate conducted hearings for Amy Coney Barrett, a Catholic mother of seven. President Donald Trump had nominated Barrett to fill the Supreme Court seat left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 

Among the observers was Father Pius Pietrzyk, OP, a canon lawyer and among the few Catholic priests to, like Barrett, hold a Senate-confirmed political appointment.

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George Weigel: Cardinal Cupich’s criticisms of Archbishop Gomez are baseless

CNA Staff, Jan 22, 2021 / 07:56 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, showed courage in releasing a statement on the day of President Joe Biden’s inauguration despite opposition from within the conference, said papal biographer and longtime Church observer George Weigel.

Weigel said Gomez displayed “episcopal courage” at a time when others demanded “a reprise of the accommodationist approach to Catholic public officials long championed by Theodore McCarrick.”

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