The Holy Father on St. Philip for his feast day

OTHER1324654_LancioGrandePope Francis has sent a Message to the Procurator-General of the Congregation of the Oratory, Fr. Mario Alberto Avilés, C.O., to mark the fifth centenary of the birth of the founder of the “Oratorians”, St. Philip Neri. The Message was sent to coincide with the liturgical memory of St. Philip Neri on May 26th, though the Saint’s 500th birthday is later this year: on July 15thRead more at Vatican News…

Holy Father’s Intentions for May

  • pope francis praying rosaryUniversal: That, rejecting the culture of indifference, we may care for our neighbors who suffer, especially the sick and the poor.

    Evangelization: That Mary’s intercession may help Christians in secularized cultures be ready to proclaim Jesus.

    Daily Offering

    O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sin, and the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer, and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.

Br. Adrian’s Ordination to the Priesthood and First Mass

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Holy Father’s Intentions for April

pope francis praying rosaryUniversalThat people may learn to respect creation and care for it as a gift of God.

EvangelizationThat persecuted Christians may feel the consoling presence of the Risen Lord and the solidarity of all the Church.

 

Daily Offering

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sin, and the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer, and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.

Catholic Telegraph Article

Mr. Walt Schaefer, over at the Catholic Telegraph, wrote an article about the Community in the latest edition of the Catholic Telegraph. Here is an excerpt, for more, head over to The Catholic Telegraph.

“The Catholic culture in Over-the-Rhine will soon see a boost.

The Cincinnati Oratory, a group of priests and brothers currently in formation, soon will begin renovation of the Pious House and 12th and Clay streets in Over-the-Rhine.

Cincinnati Oratorians oversee nearby Old St. Mary Church. The four-story, red brick Pious House, built in about 1850, will provide ample room to house Oratorians as the group grows in Cincinnati. Renovation plans call for a total of 12 rooms on the second, third and fourth floors to house Oratory members.

“Right now we are in formation. We are not an oratory yet,” said Father Jon-Paul Bevak, administrator at Old St. Mary’s and a chaplain at La Salle High School. “The important thing about the building is that we have to complete the renovation and be living there before we can be officially established.

“There is a period of time you have to live together and test the lifestyle of the Oratorian. We also have to have so many members and so many of them have to be priests. We have met the membership requirement of at least four members and at least two priests. We’re about to have our third priest ordained,” — Brother Adrian Hilton, currently studying at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, who is scheduled to be ordained in May. “The two priests we have now are me and Father Lawrence Juarez, from the Philippines, who has been in the United States for 11 to 12 years…”