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Healing of the Hemorrhaging Woman Sunday, March 8, 2020

"‘Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.’" - Mark 5:34

Called and Sent: a one-day retreat April 4

Imagine a bird in a cage. This bird can turn around and hop, but the bird is alone, and the bird has no room for flying. The bird thinks maybe it is a cat or a dog, who like itself move around by walking. This bird does not know its identity.  When the bird is released from its cage it still does not know that it can fly and waddles slowly always in danger always afraid. One day the bird met another bird who had never been in a cage, a free bird which could fly. The caged bird saw the example of the other bird and flew, free at last, helping other caged bird to fly whenever it go the chance.


God loves each one of us. He made us because he loves us and he made us to receive His love. This is our identity. We are loved. Yet, we are born caged and society keeps us in the cage of sin and death. We have fear and worries. People use us. We do not know our identity. Jesus shows us our identity when he says to us, “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you.” (John 15:9) In discovering who we were made to be, we are free.


Jesus tells his apostles, “Go therefore and make disciples.” (Matthew 28:19) When the bird had experienced the freedom of flying it wanted other birds to know the same. When we know the freedom brought about by Jesus, we want to share it with others.

The Hemorrhaging Woman

In the Gospel for this Sunday, the woman’s faith first allows her the freedom of being healed by touching the hem of His garment. The woman’s proclamation completes her freedom and her healing, she is accepted and loved by Jesus, welcome back into the community, and wants others to know what good things the Lord has done for her.Please mark your calendars now to attend our parish retreat and become who God has made us to be.April 4, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lunch included


Financial Documents - “State of the Parish” – now available in the vestibuleThe Knights of Columbus loan application is still pending.  We would prefer to use donations to retire the $200,000 loan, 0% interest loan which needs to be repaid within the next weeks.  Please contribute what you can and mark your contribution “loan repayment”.

Sunday Collection – March 1, 2020$689.00

Arabic Language Adult Classes - Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m.

SAVE THE DATE – Fish Fry – Friday, March 27:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

March 11 – Hearts on Fire Talk – 6:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Church 1924 Leo St, 45404 with dinner

March 12 – Thursday Confessions and  Prayer – 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

March 13 – Friday Lenten Devotions 7:00 p.m. - dinner following

March 16 – Grape Leaves 10:00 a.m. at the old church

March 17 – Pastoral Council Meeting 7:00 p.m.

March 19 – Feast of St. Joseph – Liturgy 7:00 p.m.

March 22 – 40 Days Mass for Louis Fadell – 11:00 a.m.  Mercy Meal immediately following

March 23 – Feast of St. Rafka – Prayer, Rosary and Reception 7:00 p.m.

March 25 – Feast of the Annunciation – Liturgy 7:00 p.m.

March 27 – Fish Fry  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

April 4 -      Parish Reflection Day Retreat “Called and Sent”,

presented by Christine Dalassio, Ph.D. Theology (University of Dayton) and

Christen Aquino, Director of VIA, Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Come and learn about how we are all called to holiness by God and that God

has a plan for each one of us.

April 5 -      Palm Sunday/Shanini Sunday – Liturgy 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

April 6 -      Coming to the Harbor – 7:00 p.m.

April 7 -      Coming to the Harbor – 7:00 p.m.

April 8 -      Rite of the Lamp – 7:00 p.m.

April 9 -      Thursday of the Mysteries – 7:00 p.m. (please sign up your young sons for Feet Washing)

April 10 -   Great Friday of the Crucifixion – 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

April 11 -   Kids Easter Party – 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

April 11 -   Saturday of the Light – 12:00 p.m.

April 12 -   Easter Sunday – 12:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (no 9:00 a.m. Liturgy)

April 19 -   Orthodox Easter St. Ignatius of Antioch Church       Hemorrhaging Woman     Sunday, March 8, 2020

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