3172 South Road
Cincinnati, OH 45248
We are happy to have reopened the doors for in-person worship. There have been some necessary changes to procedures. Please read the Guidelines for Resumption of Public Mass before arriving.
Weekends: Sat. 4:00 pm, Sun. 7:30 am and 10:30 am.
Weekdays: Monday through Friday, 6:30 am
3172 South Road | Cincinnati, OH 45248 | (513) 922-2056
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We are happy to announce that Our Lady of the Visitation Parish has earned the official “Laudato Si” designation from the Archdiocese Care for Creation Task Force. Laudato Si was the environmental encyclical written by Pope Francis and published in 2015. The subtitle for the document is "on care for our common home." Visitation is being recognized for successfully completing several criteria:
Our overall facility’s score on an assessment test;
Having over ten percent of our households complete their own household assessment;
And for the educational programs we have carried out over the last five years:
In November of 2015, two parishioners hosted four Laudato Si workshops in the parish library. We also began printing the entire encyclical in excerpts each weekend in the bulletin. This took four years to print the entire document! In April of 2017, we hosted a special speaker, the Executive Director of the Passionist Earth & Spirit Center in Louisville. Kyle Kramer gave a very insightful presentation titled, “The Glory of God in Creation: Pope Francis and Our Call to Care for Our Common Home.” We also regularly printed various suggestions in our weekly bulletin of ways to help conserve energy and lower your household “carbon footprint.”
Visi will be officially recognized along with other parishes at the Laudato Si Recognition Prayer Service held on Zoom on Sunday, October 4th at 2:00 p.m. The link to join the service is: https://catholiccincinnati.zoom.us/j/98064457964
Pray A Minute: One Million Hours of Prayer for Peace, Justice and Goodwill The world feels heavy these days. News headlines are filled with injustices and unrest. It seems as though everywhere we turn we find division and disharmony in our country. The world desperately needs Christians united in prayer. A million hours of prayer may sound impossible, but if you divide that prayer time among all of the Catholics in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, it is just one minute of prayer a day. Just one minute. From now until January 1, the World Day of Prayer for Peace, you are invited to pray one minute more than you already do, every day, specifically for the intention of peace, justice and goodwill in our country. One more minute might not sound like much, but together with our brothers and sisters in faith, that minute can help change the world. Commit to praying at www.PrayAMinute.com. _________________________________________________________________________________ Pray A Minute: One Million Hours of Prayer for Peace, Justice and Goodwill Do you believe in the power of prayer? What might happen if every Catholic would pray just one minute more than they already do, every day, for the specific intention of peace, justice and goodwill? From now until January 1, the World Day of Prayer for Peace, Catholics from across the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are invited to unite in prayer for the spiritual renewal of our country. Together, we will pray one million hours! Learn more and commit to doing your part at www.PrayAMinute.com.
You may also visit Food for the Soul on our website for other ways to pray.
Over the last couple years, our Immigration Task Force has endeavored to reach out to those incarcerated by ICE in the Butler County Jail. We've sent them a post card to - at minimum - let them know that they are not forgotten, that they are loved, and that we are praying for them. In some cases, those incarcerated have sought out help, and through our network of partners, we've tried to provide assistance. If you are interested in getting involved in this project, we'd love to have your help (because there are a lot of folks being held). Please send an email to Andrew Musgrave, (firstname.lastname@example.org), our director, for more information and/or to sign up. Please prayerfully consider this great opportunity to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters who are truly and fully on the margins.
Immigration Advocacy Opportunity The Supreme Court is currently considering the case for Dreamers (those currently protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program). Concurrently, the House has already passed H.R. 6 which would provide critical permanent legal protection to DACA recipients, and the Senate is considering its partner bill, S. 874, the Dream Act of 2019 (both of which are supported by the US bishops conference). We encourage you to take action, encouraging our Senators to support this legislation. To do so, please click here. We also encourage you to reach out directly to our Senators and ask them to support the bill. You can reach Senator Portman's office at 513.684.3265 and Senator Brown's office at 513.684.1021.
Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio is looking for help in providing housing to incoming refugees who are being sent here throught the Archdiocese "Refugee Resettlement Program". They are putting out a general request to contact the Catholic Charities office if you have any connections for rental/permanent housing of any size for refugee families. If you would like to inquire further, please contact LaTonya in the Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program at 672-3722.
Prayer has divine power and Visitation has a Prayer Wall on the parish website for anyone to post prayer requests.