Events

Feast of Bl. John Henry Newman, CO

594px-John_Henry_Newman_by_Sir_John_Everett_Millais,_1st_BtHappy Feast Day of Bl. John Henry Newman!  Masses for Bl. John Newman will be at 12:10 p.m., and a sung 7:00 p.m. Mass.  His relic will be placed on the Altar for veneration.  See you at Mass!

O God our Father, You granted to Your servant Blessed John Henry Newman wonderful gifts of nature and of grace, that he should be a spiritual guide in the darkness of this world, an eloquent herald of the Gospel, and a devoted servant of the one Church of Christ. For his insight into the mysteries of the Kingdom, his zealous defence of the teachings of the Church, and his priestly love for all Your children, we pray that he may soon be numbered among the canonized saints. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be

Two Events in October

Musical Oratory of the Blessed Virgin Mary PosterJoin the Community-in-Formation for two big events next week. The first will occur on October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.  This Marian Musical Oratory will include the Evening Oratory prayers of the Community, combined with Sacred Music and Hymns about our Lady in German, English, and Latin. The evening will take the traditional form of prayer for the Oratory, as handed down by St. Philip Neri. A reflection upon the Mother of God will also be given.  Music will be provided by the Old St. Mary’s Choir and the Schola Cantorum Cincinnatensis. Please join us!

594px-John_Henry_Newman_by_Sir_John_Everett_Millais,_1st_BtThe second event is a Sung Mass for the Feast of Bl. John Henry Newman on October 9 at 7pm. This Mass will be in honor of one of the blesseds of the Oratory, and perhaps the most famous Oratorian in the world. Having had a keen interest in education and learning, he has become the patron of university Newman Centers around the country. Having brought the Oratory to the English Speaking world, we will celebrate this Feast, and also continue to ask God for his canonization as a saint. A blessing with a very rare relic of Bl. John Henry Newman will follow Mass. We hope to see you there!

Both events will take place at:

Old St. Mary’s Church
123 E. 13th St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Novena to St. Philip Neri

Prayer FrontThe Novena to St. Philip Neri begins tomorrow, in preparation for his Feast Day on May 26.  Please pray this Novena with us, and with Oratorians around the whole world.  In a special way, we pray this year for the completion of our Pious House and our ultimate establishment as an Oratory.

Mark down on your calendar two special events: First Solemn Vespers on May 25 at 3 pm at Old St. Mary Church and the Solemn Mass for St. Philip Neri on May 26 9:30 am.  A light reception will follow Mass in Fr. Felten Hall.

St. Philip Neri, pray for us!

Old St. Mary Church
123 East 13th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Novena to St. Philip Neri

Br. Adrian Ordination to the Diaconate

AJIt is with great joy that the Community-in-Formation announces the ordination to the diaconate of one of its founding members, Br. Adrian J. Hilton.  A long time parishioner of Old St. Mary’s Church, the parish where the community is based, Br. Adrian entered the seminary in 2006.  Attending the Pontifical College Josephinum, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Classics, graduating in 2010.  Br. Adrian has been studying at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West since 2010, and has one year left before his ordination to the priesthood on May 16, 2015.  We congratulate Br. Adrian on this important step in his formation.  Everyone is welcome to the Ordination, and to the Solemn Mass the following day at Old St. Mary’s.  Information is below.  Ad multo annos

Ordination, April 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains
Corner of Plum and Eighth Street in Downtown Cincinnati
Most Rev. Joseph Binzer, Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati, ordaining prelate

Solemn Mass, April 27, 2014 at 9:15
Old St. Mary’s Church in Over-the-Rhine
123 East Thirteenth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
A light reception follows

Annual Banquet 2014

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The Community in Formation’s only annual fundraiser is quickly approaching. Join the Community on May 3, 2014 at The Phoenix for this event. Last year, the event raised over $25,000 for the Community’s Annual Budget. This year, we will be appealing again for the Annual Budget, but also for our many renovation projects underway. We look forward to being able to see you and give you an update on where we stand on our projects, and when the renovations will begin. Please visit our Banquet Page for more information or to make a reservation!