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From the desk of Fr. Tharp

From the desk of Fr. Tharp

December 24, 2023 - Fourth Sunday of Advent

Posted by Julie Kluesener on 12/22/23

Next Sunday:  Feast of the Holy Family            Celebrant:  Fr. Tharp       

 

Fourth Sunday of Advent (today) is Christmas Eve

 

We will celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent on the morning of Sunday, December 24, and begin the celebration of Christmas Masses that afternoon at 3:00 p.m.   I realize ... Read More »

December 17, 2023 - Third Sunday of Advent

Posted by Julie Kluesener on 12/22/23

Next Sunday:  Fourth Sunday of Advent     Celebrant:  Fr. Tharp          

 

Christmas is on a Monday this Year

 

We will celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent on the morning of Sunday, December 24, and begin the celebration of Christmas Masses that afternoon at 3:00 p.m.   I realize that asking ... Read More »

December 10, 2023 - Second Sunday of Advent

Posted by Julie Kluesener on 12/07/23

Next Sunday:  Third Sunday of Advent     Celebrant:  Fr. Tharp    

Christmas is on a Monday this Year

 

We will celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent on the morning of Sunday, December 24, and begin the celebration of Christmas Masses that afternoon at 3:00 p.m.   I realize that asking Catholic ... Read More »

December 3, 2023 - First Sunday of Advent

Posted by Julie Kluesener on 11/30/23

Next Sunday:  Second Sunday of Advent     Celebrant:  Fr. Tharp         

 

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

 

This coming Friday is December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holyday of Obligation.  The obligation cannot be released (even though it is a Friday) due to the fact that the ... Read More »

November 26, 2023 - Our Lord, Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Posted by Julie Kluesener on 11/30/23

Next Sunday:  First Sunday of Advent     Celebrant:  Fr. Tharp        

Beacons of Light  Phase Two

 

We are now moving into Phase Two which is “Visioning.”  We will use this time to discern goals and create teams.  We will explore opportunities for the parish to reach out in faith into ... Read More »

November 19, 2023 - 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Julie Kluesener on 11/17/23

Next Sunday:  Our Lord Christ the King     Celebrant:  Fr. Tharp     

Thanksgiving

 

Thanksgiving is NOT a Holyday of Obligation under Catholic Precept Law, but it is a national holiday based on the premise that all (each in their-own unique way) should give thanks to God for all the blessings ... Read More »

November 12, 2023 - 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Julie Kluesener on 11/10/23

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

Genuflecting appropriate at Sacred Heart

 

Hopefully as soon as November 17, we will move the tabernacle at Sacred Heart to the center of the sanctuary.  Thus when the tabernacle and sanctuary lamp are in the sanctuary, upon ... Read More »

November 5, 2023 - 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Julie Kluesener on 10/31/23

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

All Souls Day, the forgotten day of Prayer

 

All hallows eve (aka Halloween) is the day before the Feast of All Saints.  A “saint” is a holy soul who is in Heaven with God forever.   Saints are ... Read More »

October 29, 2023 - 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Julie Kluesener on 10/26/23

Next Sunday:  Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time     Celebrant:  Fr. Tharp   

No Confessions at St. Ann on Halloween

 

Because Tuesday, October 31st is the eve of All Saints Day (in other words Halloween) there will be NO CONFESSIONS at St. Ann on Halloween.

 

November 1 is a ... Read More »

October 22, 2023 - 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Julie Kluesener on 10/19/23

Next Sunday:  Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time     Celebrant:  Fr. Tharp                      

November Ballot Issue enshrining Abortion as a Right

 

As regards the Church’s stance on Issue One, the Archbishop is not offering a “political opinion.”   He together with the other Catholic bishops of Ohio are proclaiming the “moral teaching” ... Read More »

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