From The Desk of Father Shawn...

December 25th, 2021: Welcome Jesus into Our Lives

December 12th, 2021: Beacons of Light Update
Lenten Talks with Rev. Shawn Landenwitch:

Rediscovering Mary: Our Life, Our Sweetness, and Our Hope, 2021 Lenten Talk (Part 1)(Part 2)(Handout)

For additional Lenten Talks, see From The Desk of Father Shawn.

LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS:

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Weekday Mass Schedule
NOTICE: There will be no weekday Mass for next week at St. Patrick Church and St. Mary of the Woods Church. Weekday Mass will return January 25th. Weekend Mass schedule will continue as normal.
See Mass Schedule
Christmas Message 2021

HOPE DOES NOT DISAPPOINT

Watch Archbishop Schnurr's Christmas Message:
https://youtu.be/vwwXL8eh5G4
Sunday, January 2nd 2022:
Epiphany Service
5:00 PM Epiphany Service at St. Patrick Church

We invite you to attend our Epiphany Service January 2nd and bring your family and friends. All the youth of our parish are invited and encourage to participate in this wonderful opportunity to celebrate our faith.

We will practice for the Epiphany Service after the 10AM Mass on January 2nd. The Epiphany Service and the practice will both be held in the church.

Please plan on attending one and all. It is a very beautiful service and such a wonderful way to celebrate the Christmas Season with our families and parish.

View Epiphany Service Flyer.
CHALKING THE DOOR: A BLESSING ON YOUR HOME ON EPIPHANY:
Blessing one's home on Epiphany is a wonderful way to claim your house for Jesus Christ, and to consecrate the whole year to the service of Our Lord.

We encourage you to take some chalk home today, and say the following set of prayers.

Using the blessed chalk, mark the lintel of your front door (or front porch step) as follows: 20+C+M+B+22 while saying: "The three wise men, Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar, followed the star of God's Son who became human two thousand and twenty two years ago. May Christ bless our home and remain with us throughout the new year. Amen."

Then offer the following prayer:

"Visit, O blessed Lord, this home with the gladness of your presence. Bless all who live or visit here with the gift of your love; and grant that we may manifest your love to each other and to all whose lives we touch. May we grow in grace and in the knowledge and love of you; guide, comfort, and strengthen us in peace, O Jesus Christ, now and forever. Amen"

(BLESSED CHALK IS AVAILABLE IN THE BASKET IN THE BACK OF CHURCH)
Saturday, January 1st 2022:
Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God
Since this Holy Day falls on a Saturday, the obligation is dispensed.
9:00 AM Mass at St. Patrick
See Mass Schedule
CHRISTMAS MASSES (Holy Day of Obligation):

Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24th
4:00 PM Mass at St. Patrick
6:00 PM Mass at St. Mary of the Woods
10:00 PM Mass at St. Patrick

Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25th
8:00 AM Mass at St. Mary of the Woods
10:00 AM Mass at St. Patrick
There will be no Saturday Vigil Evening Masses on Christmas Day.

Feast of the Holy Family, Sunday, December 26th
8:00 AM Mass at St. Mary of the Woods
10:00 AM Mass at St. Patrick

See Mass Schedule
Saturday, December 18th, 2021:
Rorate Mass: In honor of Our Lady
A Rorate Mass is an Advent tradition of celebrating Mass in honor of Our Lady entirely by candlelight. As Mass progresses, the first light of dawn appears near the time of the consecration, reminding us that Jesus, come into our midst in the Eucharist, is the light that illumines the darkness of the world.

The first words, in Latin, of the opening antiphon are "Rorate caeli" (hence the title "Rorate Mass"), and are based on a verse from the book of Isaiah: "Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just: let the earth be opened and bud forth a Savior."
6:00 AM Rosary
6:30 AM Mass
Carry-in breakfast to follow in Makley Hall.
Sunday, December 12th, 2021:
HOLY HOUR
St. Patrick Church will have a Holy Hour after 10:00 AM Mass.
See Mass Schedule
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021:
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
7:00 PM Immaculate Conception Mass (Holy Day of Obligation)
See Mass Schedule
Sunday, December 5th, 2021:
Beacons of Light - Parish Families Update
Read Archbishop Schnurr's letter announcing the families of parishes.
View Beacons of Light Parish Families. And listen to Archbishop Schnurr's families of parishes message.
View Northeast Family NE-1 Parish Family.
Thursday, December 2nd, 2021:
ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE
6:15 PM Mass followed by Adoration, Confession, and Benediction. There will be several priests available.
See Mass Schedule
Wednesday, December 1st, 2021:
Pray for Dobbs
The Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization could impact the fate of millions of preborn children and their mothers. Arguments will begin to be heard by the Supreme Court on December 1.

During the month of November, each rosary we pray before Mass in the parishes will have the Dobbs case as its special intention. We will also say the rosary on Thursday at 5:45, before the 6:15 pm Mass. Additionally Eucharistic Adoration each Thursday during November will be offered for this case and the protection of the unborn life.

Visit prayfordobbs.com for more information.
GIVECatholicAOC

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021:
Giving Tuesday is November 30th
Any money donated at the following link on November 30th will not be assessed, so 100% will go to the parish. Donations can be made earlier, but those will be assessed.

Money donated to St. Patrick Bellefontaine will be put towards painting the inside of the church.

For St. Patrick Bellefontaine;
visit https://www.givecentral.org/location/1284/event/31294 to donate.

For Saint Mary of the Woods;
visit https://www.givecentral.org/location/1284/event/31347 to donate.

Giving Tuesday is a global day of charitable giving that takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and is the largest world-wide day of giving.

Visit aocstewardship.org to learn more about #GIVECatholicAOC.

Visit GivingTuesday.org to learn more about Giving Tuesday.
Thursday, November 25th, 2021:
THANKSGIVING DAY MASS
9:00 AM Thanksgiving Day Mass
See Mass Schedule
Saturday, November 20th, 2021:
THE SAINT CECILIA SING
5:00 PM Supper in Makley Hall
6:00 PM Singing will be in Church.

Come and join us for a free evening of food, singing, and fellowship! Many talented musicians will be featured in the concert. ALL ARE WELCOME!

St. Cecilia is Patron of Musicians.
Visit Catholic Online St Cecilia.
Tuesday, November 9th, 2021:
NO MORNING MASS ON TUESDAY 11/9
There will be no 8:00 AM Mass on Tuesday, November 9th.
See Mass Schedule
Synod 2021-2023

Sunday, November 7th, 2021:
Synod 2021-2023
The Holy Father has called a synod inviting ALL the Baptized to come together to discuss and discern how we can walk together in accomplishing the Mission of the Church. He wants ALL those who make up the Church to participate: elderly, youth, religious orders, clergy, lay faithful, poor, disabled, divorced, migrants, those who no longer practice the faith, etc. More will be coming on how this is going to be accomplished at the local level, and what the discussion themes will be. In the meantime, please give participating in this first phase of the synod some prayerful thought. The Holy Father and the Holy Spirit value your input! Questions? Please feel free to contact Deacon John Homoelle at jhomoelle@catholicaoc.org.

Visit Archdiocese of Cincinnati THE SYNOD ON SYNODALITY to learn more.
Youth Ministry Quiz Night 2021

Friday, November 5th, 2021:
Youth Ministry Quiz Night!
Join us for a night of Fun, Jeopardy/Game Show themed quiz at St Patrick's Makley Hall. Open to Grades 4th-8th. Awards for the winning team.

5:45 pm - 6:30 pm Knights of Columbus Dinner. Proceeds to benefit the next Youth Event.
$3.00 Hot Dog and Fries
$4.00 Brat and Fries
Price includes drinks.
6:30 pm Quiz Sign Up (meet in Ashley's room).
7:00 pm Quiz Starts

Competitors, we need you in the Parish Hall and signed up by 6:30 pm, sign up as you enter the hall (if you are late it is okay, come on in anyway.) We will meet in Ashley's room at 6:30 and go over the plan for the quiz. Quiz starts at 7:00 pm.

Family and friends, we need your help! The Teams will have an opportunity to ask the audience for help, they also need you there cheering them on. Upon entering the Hall everyone will receive a ticket, keep a hold of this for a chance to win prizes!!

View Youth Ministry Quiz Night 2021 flyer
Thursday, November 4th, 2021:
MASS FOR ALL SOULS
6:15 PM Mass. Followed by Eucharistic Exposition, Reconciliation, and Benediction.
See Mass Schedule
Monday, November 1st, 2021:
ALL SAINTS DAY MASS
9:00 AM Mass. Solemnity of All Saints
Since this Holy Day falls on a Monday, the obligation is dispensed.

See Mass Schedule
October 1st-20th, 2021:
See the proposed Northeast Deanery Family of Parishes (NE-2), and be sure your voice is heard and give your feedback from October 1st to 20th.

Visit beaconsaoc.org to learn more.
MEET OUR LATEST SEMINARIAN INTERN:
My name is Antonio (Tony) Losekamp. I’m grateful for the opportunity to be assigned to Logan County for my Pastoral Internship! This is my fifth year of seven in seminary, and it has flown by! Before seminary, I received my undergraduate degree from THE Ohio State University and originally come from Cincinnati’s eastside. It was during my undergrad at OSU when I started to practice my Catholic faith on my own. No one was making me go to Mass, but I did have good role models in my older siblings that encouraged me to go to Mass at the local Newman Center. I was invited to a Bible study my freshman year, and it was the first time I was around other guys to talk about our faith and get to know each other as brothers to fight alongside. One of those brothers taught me to pray with scripture, and the rest is history. Once you actually start having regular conversations with Jesus, there’s not much you won’t give Him. So, I said I would give him everything that led me to seminary and God willing, in three years, it will lead me to lay prostrate on the floor of the Cathedral in complete surrender to the Lord of the Universe as I am ordained His humble priest. Pray for me! I pray for you!

See Meet the Seminarians.
Saturdays at 7:00 AM
That Man Is You - Men's Group
Saturdays at 7:00 am in Makley Hall RCIA Room.