3172 South Road

Cincinnati, OH 45248

(513) 922-2056

 

 


 



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Events


Tuesday, October 4

Tuesday, October 4

Rite of Christian Burial at OLVisitation
Fr. Martin Bachman will preside at the 9:30AM funeral of:
Debi Penderghast
 




Tuesday, October 4

Tuesday, October 4

Confirmation Parents' meeting
7PM in Church




Thursday, October 6

Thursday, October 6

Young Adults 
6:30PM in the Canteen




Thursday, October 6

Thursday, October 6

Adoration
1-4PM in Church


 




Friday, October 7

Friday, October 7

S'More Roasary Family Event
Meet inside church 6:45PM




Friday, October 7

Friday, October 7

Oldtimers
7PM Church Hall



Announcements


The Ann Buenger Catholic Speaker Series 2022 – Thursday, October 13

The Ann Buenger Catholic Speaker Series 2022 – Thursday, October 13

The Xavier University Center for Catholic Education presents the 2022 Ann Buenger Catholic Speaker Series: On Whose Shoulders Do We Stand: The Story of Catholic Education with Dr. Michael J. Naughton. This event is open to everyone but is particularly geared toward Catholic school leaders and teachers.

 

  • Date:  Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022
  • Reception:  3:30 p.m.
  • Keynote Program:  4:30-6:00 p.m.
  • Place:  Cintas Center, Xavier University

 

Please Note: There is no cost for this event but reservations are required. Please make your reservation by Friday, Sept. 30, at buengerspeakerseries@xavier.edu or 513.745.3477.

 




2022 Men’s Eucharistic Procession – Saturday, October 15 

2022 Men’s Eucharistic Procession – Saturday, October 15 

The 8th annual Catholic Men’s Eucharistic Procession will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, with itinerary as follows:

 

  • 8:00 a.m. Mass with Archbishop Dennis Schnurr at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains
  • Eucharistic Procession through downtown Cincinnati
  • Final Benediction at Old St. Mary’s Church, concluding at 11:00 a.m.



Divine Mercy Family of Parishes

Divine Mercy Family of Parishes

Letter from Fr. Don

Dear Friends,

On July 1, 2022, Archbishop Schnurr inaugurated a new chapter  for Our Lady of the Visitation, St. Joseph  and St. Jude parishes by bringing us together as a "new family of parishes". As with any change  we are faced with a range of emotions; joy, pain, excitement, and loss. Yet, we must work together to begin  uniting  our particular  parishes while at the same time preserving that which makes our communities unique. Change  will be inevitable and that can be frightening for some, but what will not change  is our mission as a parish. Our mission is the same mission that Jesus gave to His disciples at His Ascension  when He said, "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age." Mt 28:19-20).

Making disciples of all nations was not an easy task for the apostles. They encountered hardships, rejection, persecution, and even martyrdom. Jesus never promised that it would be easy to carry his message  of love and mercy to others. He was clear that sacrifice would  be necessary. And the challenges we face are no different  today as we begin  to unite as a family of parishes  committed to the work of "making  disciples"-while also striving to become the saints that we were created to be. If we work together to face the challenges of the Church today by more effectively sharing ministries and resources and allowing our priests to focus on the spiritual work for which they were  ordained, then we will together witness our unity as the Body of Christ that is essential  to our mission.

One way that we can begin  to unite is through  a common  name. Until now our family of parishes  has been referred to as "SW-1". This obviously is not the best name for a Catholic parish. The Archdiocese has given us permission to unite under a temporary (or perhaps  permanent)  name for our family.

When I was informed last December that I would  be the pastor of "SW-1" I began  to pray the Divine Mercy chaplet  daily for our family which I continue to this day. I pray for the conversion of our minds and hearts so that we will be what God intends us to be: trusting in Jesus each step of the way. Our Lord once spoke  these words to St. Faustina,"My child, life on earth is a struggle; indeed, a great struggle for my kingdom. But fear not, because you ore not alone. I am always supporting you, so lean on Me as you struggle, fearing nothing..." What a beautiful  reminder  of Jesus to us as we begin  the task of uniting as a new family. And so, rather than "SW-1", I desire that we unite under the title, "Divine Mercy" Family of Parishes. We will retain our individual parish names and saintly patrons  but will unite under the family name of Divine Mercy. I cannot think of a better  way to come together than to be Apostles  of Mercy where we pray for each other, and show mercy and understanding, respect  and patience toward one another. For to quote  Pope St. John Paul II,

"Those  who  sincerely  say 'Jesus, I trust  in  You' will find  comfort in all their  anxieties and fears. There is nothing  more  man needs than  Divine  Mercy  - that  love,  which  is benevolent, which   is compassionate, which   raises  man  above   his  weakness   to theinfinite heights to the holiness of God."

May God bless us as we continue to work to become a parish family that witnesses  His love and mercy to one another and to all the world!

Sincerely in Christ,

Rev. Donald  Siciliano




Covenant Corner - St.Leo Parish

Covenant Corner - St.Leo Parish

Looking for a way to help St. Leo Parish? 

St. Leo the Great Food Pantry is always in need of items to help fulfill their increasing needs which have been demanding since the start of the pandemic. You can look for their needs posted on their Amazon Wishlist

These are just ideas but the Pantry is always in need of canned food items, boxed food, personal hygiene items, household cleaning supplies, etc.

You can also help with a monetary donation to help supply items needed daily, or to cover the monthly operating cost. The Food Pantry is also in need of volunteers to help serve on Monday, Wednesday, and especially Fridays to help serve the community from noon - 4 p.m. Please contact 513-921-1044 if you are interested or would like to learn more. 




Prayer Wall

Prayer Wall

Prayer has divine power and Visitation has a Prayer Wall on the parish website for anyone to post prayer requests.

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