Oratory Under Constuction

Check out the latest article from our friend Gail over the Catholic Beat…  Please share with family and friends to get the message out.  Also, please note the new time for Vespers starting this Sunday, 3pm…  No Vespers next Sunday, October 13, because of the closing of 40 Hours.



Construction underway…

Demolition and construction finally began at 118 E. 12th Street this week, the site of the future Cincinnati Oratory.  Crews began demoing the building on Tuesday, with full construction set to begin in early November.  A lot of work has happened in this past week and here are a few pictures of what the place looks like now.  We are still in need of raising another $350,000 to complete the whole pious house.  Right now we have enough to complete two floors, but by the grace of God, we are already out of space with the acceptance of a new postulant last month and need to keep working on additional floors.  This is a good problem to have for the Community and the entire Archdiocese of Cincinnati.  Please be generous and please tell others about us who may be interested in the work we are doing in Over-the-Rhine.  More pictures and information to follow in the coming weeks as progress continues, and more information about our new postulant (who comes to us from the State of Kansas, we are attracting vocations to the Archdiocese…) will be forthcoming…  God Bless you all.

Promises of Christ…

to those who are devoted to the Sacred Heart.

  1. I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life.
  2. I will establish peace in their families.
  3. I will console them in all their troubles.
  4. They shall find in My Heart an assured refuge during life and especially at the hour of their death.
  5. I will pour abundant blessings on all their undertakings.
  6. Sinners shall find in My Heart the source of an infinite ocean of mercy.
  7. Tepid souls shall become fervent.
  8. Fervent souls shall speedily rise to great perfection.
  9. I will bless the homes where an image of My Heart shall be exposed and honored.
  10. I will give to priests the power of touching the most hardened hearts.
  11. Those who propagate this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be effaced.
  12. The all-powerful love of My Heart will grant to all those who shall receive Communion on the First Friday of nine consecutive months the grace of final repentance; they shall not die under my displeasure, nor without receiving their Sacraments; My heart shall be their assured refuge at that last hour.

Community News

The Community-in-Formation is happy to announce that the Archbishop of Cincinnati has appointed Fr. Jon-Paul Bevak as the Parochial Administrator of Old St. Mary’s Parish, effective June 17th. This will be in addition to being the Chaplain of LaSalle High School. Up to this point, the parish was administered by Fr. Martin Moran as the Pastor of both Old St. Mary’s and Immaculata/Holy Cross Parishes. He will be returning back to his home Diocese of Harrisburg, PA after five years of service in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The Community thanks him for his assistance over these past five years and wishes him well in his new assignment back home. Fr. Lawrence’s role in the parish will not be changing and he will continue in his fearless spiritual work that Old St. Mary’s has grown accustomed to and appreciate. He also remains as the Superior of the Community.

A little catechesis, a Parochial Administrator is similar to a Pastor, with the exception of some rights and privileges that are attached to the Office of Pastor. This is great news and another step in the process of establishing what will be the Cincinnati Oratory one day…

There will be a special Mass on June 24th, the Feast of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, to celebrate this occasion. The Mass will begin at 7 PM, and will incorporate English, German, and Latin. Please join us for Mass and the reception to be held following.

Banquet Photos

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