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April 3, 2020

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On Thursday, April 2, 2020, the Bishops of the Catholic Conference of Ohio announced that they would be extending the temporary suspension of all publicly celebrated Masses/liturgies at least through and including Sunday May 3rd.

The Bishops of Ohio dispense the Catholic faithful who reside in their respective dioceses and all other Catholics currently in Ohio from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass during this time period.

Please join us in praying for all who are suffering from the Coronavirus, for all health care workers and first responders, and for an easing of the anxiety and tension caused by this pandemic. Relying on the Motherly care of Our Lady, Health of the Sick, we unite our sufferings to those of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and we trust in the glorious hope of His resurrection.

Catholics are encouraged to view Mass on-line. Daily and Sunday Masses (including the Triduum) are being streamed from St. Peter in Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati here:

Though we cannot currently receive Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, we should continue to make an Act of Spiritual Communion…/devot…/act-of-spiritual-communion-339

St. Mary Church is open daily for private prayer and adoration.
Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm
Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm

Fr. Lee is continuing to say daily private Masses for us.

Confessions are available by appointment. 937-653-1375

If you have a sacramental emergency, please call the parish office at 937-653-1375.

As soon as this is over, we will be welcoming our Candidates and Catechumens into the Church, and we’ll be celebrating First Holy Communions.

Dan Shinton will be offering a weekly Facebook Live Bible Study. Watch our Facebook page for more information.

We’re pairing up healthy parishioners who are willing to run errands and make deliveries with parishioners who can’t go out. If you can help or you need help, please call the parish office.

Also, make sure to visit our website:

And download the myParish app:
available for Apple devices at the App Store and at Google play store for Android devices.

This has been a most difficult Lent for all of us, and will be a difficult Holy Week and Easter season. Let us all use this time to increase our prayers, practice corporal and spiritual works of mercy, grow in holiness, and grow closer to God. We can study the Saints who were not able to attend Masses or receive Holy Communion for long periods of time – AND STILL BECAME SAINTS!
And we can unite our sufferings to those of Jesus on the Cross for those who are sick with Covid-19, those who are on the front lines of fighting this disease in our hospitals, and all those who are suffering from loss of employment.

We look forward with longing and hope to the day that we can, once again, physically receive Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

In the mean time, if you have questions, please call the parish office at 937-653-1375.