St. Philip’s Relic has Arrived

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The relic has now arrived, a day earlier than projected after a slight hold up in shipping. Here is our list of events and veneration opportunities with the relic:

Friday, February 5
Public Veneration from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Mass and Veneration of the Relic at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 6
Votive Latin Mass of St. Philip Neri at 8:00 a.m. with Veneration of the Relic following

Sunday, February 7
Relic exposed during all Masses and during Vespers for veneration

Monday, February 8
Musical Evening Oratory with the Relic at 5:30 p.m. before sending off to the Oratory in New Brunswick, N.J. for their events on Thursday

St. Philip Relic to visit Old St. Mary’s – UPDATE

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Unfortunately the relic is held up in shipping and will not arrive on time for our Thursday Evening Oratory. We are currently working to see if this can be reschedule for another date. We will advise if something can be worked out. Sorry for any inconvenience but keep an eye here for any updates.

The Relic of St. Philip Neri that has been traveling around the world will be visiting Cincinnati next week. The relic was commissioned as part of the celebrations commemorating the 5th Centenary of St. Philip’s birth.

Pious House Blessing Update

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Unfortunately due to gas issues and getting the heat turned on in the building, the blessing on February 6 has been postponed. We lost about 2 weeks of work while trying to get the gas main reconnected. When the streetcar line was run, which runs directly in front of the Pious House, Duke Energy ran new mains and did not connect the house to the line. This was not discovered until we went to turn the gas on at the street level. Duke responded promptly and was very helpful, but it was not realistic to hope that we would have heat when we needed it when this was discovered. We had to reschedule several contractors, some of whom we had scheduled for several months, and they couldn’t fit us back in for 4-6 weeks. We were able to get the heat on this past Monday (1/18) and work has resumed at this point.

An Open House has been scheduled for Sunday, April 17, following the Sunday Masses at Old St. Mary’s for everyone to see the completed Pious House. The Archbishop will be coming to bless the house on another day in a Private Ceremony due to his busy April with Confirmations. Everyone is welcome following Mass. Please continue in prayer for the completion of the house and the establishment of the Oratory here in Cincinnati.

Open House for the Pious House – April 17

Merry Christmas!