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Parish Blog

The Sanctuary Wall Project

Posted by Randi Hom

By: John Roebel

Thanks to a generous, fully funded donation from a parish family, the decorative surface of the wall behind the altar has been changed to complement the reverent and inviting theme associated with the church renovation two summers ago. This project took a little longer to design ... Read More »

"Let them eat cake?" - Part II

Posted by Father James Reutter

June 17, 2018

Several months ago, I wrote about a case then wending its way up to the Supreme Court: the 2012 case of Colorado baker Jack Phillips who refused to make a cake explicitly supporting a homosexual couple’s “wedding.”  (This was before the Supreme Court invented, by a ... Read More »

Corpus Christi Poem

Posted by Father James Reutter

June 10, 2018

Last Sunday we celebrated the solemn feast of Corpus Christi – the Body and Blood of Christ.  I wrote about it then.  But there is so much packed in to that great feast that I wanted to revisit it today.  There are some extraordinary treasures in ... Read More »

Praying with St. John Paul II on Corpus Christi

Posted by Father James Reutter

June 3, 2018

On the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (often called by its Latin name, Corpus Christi), the centuries-long tradition of the Church has been to take our faith literally out into the streets:  That is, to display to the world the greatest ... Read More »

Praying with Padre Pio

Posted by Father James Reutter

May 27, 2018

I was recently looking up some quotes from “Padre Pio,” the famous Italian Capuchin Franciscan friar who died in 1968.  This was because one of the parishioners I buried was especially devoted to him.  Ever since I visited his shrine in Italy four years ago when ... Read More »


Posted by Father James Reutter

May 20, 2018

I have always been interested in how our tradition of great religious art compliments and completes our understanding from the Scriptures.  This great feast of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit fanned the flames of faith into the Church after Jesus ascended into Heaven, is a great ... Read More »

Mary's Month

Posted by Father James Reutter

May 6, 2018

Now that we are in the first Sunday of May, our thoughts turn to the important role that Mary, the Mother of God, plays in our lives of faith. One of the things that is striking is how many different sides or aspects we see to ... Read More »

Lessons I learned from surgery

Posted by Father James Reutter

April 29, 2018

As of this writing, I am less than three weeks away from the time I hope to be able to get my arm out of a sling.  Since my ligaments have been a little weak for many years, they eventually got to the point where they ... Read More »

Shepherds, Priestly Vocations, First Communion, and YOU

Posted by Father James Reutter

April 22, 2018

There is a lot going on this week for me in preparation for next weekend.  This Saturday, I will be concelebrating the ordination Mass for the Cincinnati seminarians who are becoming deacons.  Every priest is ordained a deacon first, as one of the last major steps ... Read More »

Seminarian Andrew Reckers’ Reflection on This Week’s Gospel

Posted by Randi Hom

April 15, 2018

While Fr. Reutter is recovering from surgery on his shoulder this week, I am writing in his place as a guest columnist.  My prayers for this article are not only that you may gain some spiritual benefit from my efforts, but also that Fr. Reutter recovers ... Read More »