The Cincinnati Oratory

The Cincinnati Oratory

Week of March 22 Resources

Requiescat in Pace

We have just received word of the passing of Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk. May he rest in peace!

O God, who did raise Thy servant Daniel to the dignity of bishop in the apostolic priesthood; grant, we beseech Thee, that he may be joined in fellowship with Thine apostles forevermore. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son, Who lives and reigns with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Parish Schedule

This is the schedule for the week of Sunday, March 22. Please check the calendar before you come down in case something has changed:

Monday, March 23
8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Church Open

Tuesday, March 24
8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Church Open
7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Confession

Wednesday, March 25
9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Church Open
11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon
Confession

Thursday, March 26
8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Church Open
8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.
Confession

Friday, March 27
8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Church Open
11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon
Confession

Saturday, March 28
9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m.
Confession

Sunday, March 29
10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Church Open

Acts of Spiritual Communion

St. Alphonsus Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that Thou art present in the Blessed Sacrament. I love Thee above all things and I desire Thee in my soul. Since I cannot now receive Thee sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though Thou wert already there, I embrace Thee and unite myself wholly to Thee; permit not that I should ever be separated from Thee. Amen.

Cardinal Merry del Val Act of Spiritual Communion

At Thy feet, O my Jesus, I prostrate myself and I offer Thee repentance of my contrite heart, which is humbled in its nothingness and in Thy holy presence. I adore Thee in the Sacrament of Thy love, the ineffable Eucharist. I desire to receive Thee into the poor dwelling that my heart offers Thee. While waiting for the happiness of sacramental communion, I wish to possess Thee in spirit. Come to me, O my Jesus, since I, for my part, am coming to Thee! May Thy love embrace my whole being in life and in death. I believe in Thee, I hope in Thee, I love Thee. Amen.

Holy Father’s Prayer during the Pandemic

O Mary,
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

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Resources, Church Open, & Confession

Please follow the Oratory’s Facebook, Old St. Mary’s Facebook, Sacred Heart’s Facebook, and Instagram as we will be posting pictures and resources from time to time for you to remain close to the parishes during this time.

Church Open & Confession

Please note that the Old St. Mary’s will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. tomorrow (3/19) and Friday (3/20). On Saturday (3/21), Church will be open from 9:00 a.m. until Noon. On Sunday (3/22), Church will be open from 10:00 a.m. until Noon. Please enter through the side door of Church, the back doors will be locked. There will be a constant presence in Church and cameras will be set up for security.

Confession will be offered on Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. and on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until Noon.

More hours and times will be posted for next week soon. Please watch the calendar, the webpage, and Facebook for any changes or announcements. Changes possible at a moment’s notice depending on the situation. So please check here first!!

Read: Archbishop’s letter to the faithful…

Please find the following resources for live streaming Mass and the propers:

English Mass: St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, EWTN, Magnificat (complimentary during this time), Liturgy of the Hours

German Mass: DomRadio, Readings

Traditional Mass: LiveMass.net, Ordinary & Propers, Propers Commentary, Eric Sammons Reflection on Propers, Divinum Officium

Useful Phone Apps: iPieta, Breviarium Meum, iBreviary, Magnificat

St. Alphonsus Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that Thou art present in the Blessed Sacrament. I love Thee above all things and I desire Thee in my soul. Since I cannot now receive Thee sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though Thou wert already there, I embrace Thee and unite myself wholly to Thee; permit not that I should ever be separated from Thee. Amen.

Cardinal Merry del Val Act of Spiritual Communion

At Thy feet, O my Jesus, I prostrate myself and I offer Thee repentance of my contrite heart, which is humbled in its nothingness and in Thy holy presence. I adore Thee in the Sacrament of Thy love, the ineffable Eucharist. I desire to receive Thee into the poor dwelling that my heart offers Thee. While waiting for the happiness of sacramental communion, I wish to possess Thee in spirit. Come to me, O my Jesus, since I, for my part, am coming to Thee! May Thy love embrace my whole being in life and in death. I believe in Thee, I hope in Thee, I love Thee. Amen.

Holy Father’s Prayer during the Pandemic

O Mary,
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

Ordination Postponed

It is with sadness that we announce that out of prudence, and in consultation with the Archbishop of Cincinnati and Bishop Mario Avilés, the Father’s of the Oratory felt it best to postpone the ordination scheduled for Thursday. It will be rescheduled at a later date. Please remember all those affected by the coronavirus, especially the sick and those who have died, in your prayers! We will release information when we know more.

Coronavirus Update

Please note that all non-liturgical and Sacramental events/preparation in the parishes have been canceled until at least April 3. This is at the request of the Archbishop. This includes Catechism class, socials after Mass, group meetings, etc. The liturgical schedule will otherwise remain as is for now, but further changes can be announced as the situation unfolds. The Ordination on Thursday, March 19, is still scheduled as is at 6:00 p.m. The reception, however, has been delayed until a later date when this outbreak passes.

If you are ill, out of both charity and justice, please stay home and get better and not expose anyone else to whatever you may have, whether it is the coronavirus, the flu, strep throat, etc. The Archbishop has lifted the Sunday obligation through Sunday, March 29. If you are healthy and can attend Mass, you should. Please use prudence. We also encourage the virtue of fortitude, and not allowing fear to also become contagious. God has given to us the beautiful gift of reason, we must make proper use of it so that society can quickly return to normal once this threat has passed. Please be sure to pray for all those directly affected, whether it is the dying, the sick, or the poor who will be economically hurt during this time.

St. Charles Borromeo, a friend of St. Philip Neri who helped Milan through the plague from 1576-1578, pray for us!

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