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

 

Did you ever think that you would ... Read More »

Do Not Forget

You are not alone - Ever! One of my favorite Psalms is Psalm 91. ... Read More »

My Nightmare

Most of you know about some of the medical issues I have had to ... Read More »

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National and International Church News

Archbishop Cordileone: New COVID church closures violate right to worship

CNA Staff, Nov 28, 2020 / 09:07 pm (CNA).- As surging COVID-19 cases lead to new restrictions in the San Francisco area, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said the treatment of churches is discriminatory and violates the right to worship.

“[W]orship is both a natural and a Constitutional right. My people want to receive the Body and Blood of Christ; they need it, and have every right to be free to do so,” the archbishop said in a November 28 statement.

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Advent at Home: How Catholics are preparing for a season of joy - even in 2020 

Denver Newsroom, Nov 28, 2020 / 04:35 pm (CNA).- Wry jokes and memes about the decided awfulness of the year 2020 - with the pandemic, ensuing lockdowns and economic distress, as well as civil unrest in a turbulent election year - are well known to just about anyone on social media.

Now, Christians find themselves entering into Advent, a season that is supposed to be one of joyful preparation for the celebration of Christmas, as well as preparation for the eventual Second Coming of Christ.

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Pope Francis to new cardinals: May the cross and resurrection always be your goal

Vatican City, Nov 28, 2020 / 10:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis created 13 new cardinals Saturday, urging them to remain vigilant lest they lose sight of their goal of the cross and resurrection.

“All of us love Jesus, all of us want to follow him, yet we must always be vigilant to remain on the road,” Pope Francis said at the consistory Nov. 28.

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