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Welcome Bishop Elias

Bishop Elias Zaidan

"Wherever the bishop is, there let the people gather." St. Ignatius of Antioch wrote this 1900 years ago while being transported to his death. Our Bishop is our overseer and shepherd, because Jesus entrusted his Church to the Apostles who were themselves bishops.

Bishops carries a staff as a symbol of his authority, his role as shepherd, and following the example of Moses. Bishops wear miters as a symbol of the priestly role, because the Jewish High Priests wore turbans or miters.

The Bishop has a special chair in the church, a symbol of his prophetic and teaching role in imitation of Jesus who taught in the synagogue while seated. (Luke 4:19)

When the Bishop enters the church we sing a hymn, "Come in peace, O good shepherd," which compares the bishop to the holy men of old.

Please join us in welcoming His Excellency, Bishop Elias Zaidan, by attending any or all of the below activities.


11 am Liturgy for Immaculate Conception

12 noon Lunch with Bishop Elias at the Church

6 pm Cocktail hour Holiday Inn -Fairborn

2800 Presidential Dr, Fairborn, OH 45324

7 pm 25th anniversary Dinner at Holiday Inn

2800 Presidential Dr, Fairborn, OH 45324


11 am Liturgy for feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch

12 noon reception lunch at the Church

- St. Vincent dePaul First Saturday of Every month 6:30 pm - 8 pm serving meal at men's Gettysburg shelter 1921 S Gettysburg Ave, Dayton, OH 45417.

- House of Bread Wednesday December 19th 9am-2:30 pm 9 Orth Avenue.

-Confession opportunities St. Luke Church December 11th at 7pm. St. Albert Church December 20th at 7pm.

- Christmas caroling at Heartland of Miamisburg nursing home Saturday, December 15 at 4:30.

- Christmas party Sunday, December 16th after the 11am liturgy.

- Christmas novena begins December 16th.

- Christmas liturgies Midnight mass and 11 am

- Feast of the Circumcision feast day January 1 at 7pm.

- Pilgrimage to Washington, DC for March for Life, Church tours, and tour of the capital. January Thursday the 17th - Saturday the 19th.

- Reviewing the parish feedback has begun. More information forthcoming.

- Initiatives- To what is God calling you? What are your hopes, dreams, and ideas for our parish? What do you want to do? Mission, charity, prayers, work, fundraisers, or maintenance? How can we support you?

- Bible Study every Sunday at 10 am.

- Sunday liturgies 9 am and 11 am (this Sunday 11 am only)

- Confessions immediately before and after daily liturgies or by appointment.

St. Ignatius of Antioch Birth of John the Baptizer December 9, 2018

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