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2024 archive of From the desk of Fr. Tharp

2024 archive of From the desk of Fr. Tharp

March 3, 2024 - Third Sunday in Lent

Posted by Julie Kluesener on 3/01/24

Next Sunday:  The Fourth Sunday of Lent           Celebrant:  Fr. Tharp   

RCIA    First Scrutiny

 

The first scrutiny takes place the Third Sunday of Lent at the 11:00 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart.  The prayers are all about the symbol of water and baptism.  Those to be baptized and those ... Read More »

February 25, 2024 - Second Sunday in Lent

Posted by Julie Kluesener on 2/22/24

Next Sunday:  The Third Sunday of Lent           Celebrant:  Fr. Tharp      

Lenten Scrutiny Masses and Devotions

 

Sometimes people like to “give up” something as a self-imposed penance during Lent. It is also possible to “do something special” as a Lenten practice. I will have Stations of the Cross and ... Read More »

February 18, 2024 - First Sunday in Lent

Posted by Julie Kluesener on 2/15/24

Next Sunday:  The Second Sunday of Lent           Celebrant:  Fr. Tharp                      

Personal Lenten Devotions

 

Sometimes people like to “give up” something as a self-imposed penance during Lent. It is also possible to “do something special” as a Lenten practice. I will have Stations of the Cross and Benediction at ... Read More »

February 11, 2024 - 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Julie Kluesener on 2/08/24

Next Sunday:  The First Sunday of Lent           Celebrant:  Fr. Tharp                      

Personal Lenten Devotions

 

Ash Wednesday is February 14, 2024.  Sometimes people like to “give up” something as a self-imposed penance during Lent. It is also possible to “do something special” as a Lenten practice. I will have Stations ... Read More »

February 4, 2024 - Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Julie Kluesener on 2/01/24

Next Sunday:  The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time           Celebrant:  Fr. Tharp         

Boyscout Sunday

 

Next Sunday we will celebrate Boy Scout Sunday at the 11:00 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart. 

 

Looking ahead!

 

Remember that Easter is early this year, so Ash Wednesday is also a bit earlier ... Read More »

January 28, 2024 - 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Julie Kluesener on 1/29/24

Next Sunday:  The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time           Celebrant:  Fr. Tharp            

Catholic School’s Week

 

Today is the beginning of National Catholic Schools Week.  Both St. Ann School and Sacred Heart School will fill the week with special presentations and prayers.  Let us celebrate the wealth and tradition that ... Read More »

January 21, 2024 - 3rd Sunday in Ordinary TIme

Posted by Julie Kluesener on 1/29/24

Next Sunday:  The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time           Celebrant:  Fr. Tharp         

Catholic School’s Week

 

Next Sunday, January 28 begins National Catholic Schools Week.  Both St. Ann School and Sacred Heart School will make the week with special presentations and prayers.  Let us celebrate the wealth and tradition that ... Read More »

January 14, 2024 - 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Julie Kluesener on 1/29/24

Next Sunday:  The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time           Celebrant:  Fr. Tharp     

CMA Commitment Weekend is February 3 & 4

 

The Liturgical Season of Lent begins Ash Wednesday (February 14).  Lent is traditionally a time for almsgiving.  Here in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati we begin the annual Catholic Ministries ... Read More »

January 7, 2024 - The Epiphany of the Lord

Posted by Julie Kluesener on 1/03/24

Next Sunday:  The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time           Celebrant:  Fr. Tharp     

 

Declaration from the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith

 

The Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith recently published the declaration Fiducia Supplicans on the pastoral meaning of blessings.   The media (in my opinion) deceivingly ... Read More »

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