“Every age has its own outlook… (and is) especially liable to make certain mistakes… We may be sure that the characteristic blindness of… (our) century—the blindness about which posterity will ask, ‘But how could they have thought that?’—lies where we have never suspected it, and concerns something about which there is untroubled agreement between (even […]
WELCOME! Jesus Christ calls to every human heart to fulfill our deepest longing, heal our sins and bring us His peace, even when our world is in turmoil.
LENTEN RESOURCES We are having Mass as usual with certain limitations.
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Divine Mercy and St. Bernard Catholic parishes are part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington. Explore helpful information in the row of tabs above (or from the menu button for mobile devices).Parish information and Facebook links can be found in the side columns. (For mobile devices, click on the parish name for parish information.) Scroll down on this page for daily updates during the current pandemic. May the Lord watch over you and keep you in His Peace.
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Here is the redacted version of the live streamed Blessing of the City of Dayton from St. Bernard Church Roof that was done on Monday April 27 at 12:30 PM, with a relic of the true cross of Christ. This blessing invokes God’s protection during this time of pandemic. This version includes shots from both the roof and ground during the event and also previously taken drone video. The text of the blessing is included in the post.
Divine Mercy Parish is featured in the Easter edition of the National Catholic Register! Copies are available in church or click on the picture of the paper to see the article online.
On Divine Mercy Sunday, April 19, I blessed the city of Bellevue at Noon from the top of the bell tower of Sacred Heart Church with a relic of the true cross of Christ. You can watch the video.
Join us in praying the Divine Mercy Novena for the needs of the world. It is normally prayed from Good Friday until Divine Mercy Sunday (the Sunday after Easter). But it can be prayed anytime.
Or, just pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, while making a virtual tour of our beautiful church!
Confessions available by appointment.
Fr. Martin’s Courtyard Chats: Join Fr. Martin for nine days leading up to Good Friday at the Sacred Heart Fountain Shrine in Divine Mercy’s courtyard. Pray with him the Novena of Trustful Surrender.
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Pope Francis' prayer intention for March seeks to highlight the joy that the Sacrament of Reconciliation brings, and reminds us that it’s a loving and… Read more
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Pope Francis will be leaving soon for the most difficult and most important journey of his pontificate. On the agenda: Expressing his closeness to Chr… Read more
Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journey to Iraq offers a unique opportunity to learn about the history of Christianity in Mesopotamia, where Jesus’ mother-ton… Read more
Pope Francis is to undertake the first-ever apostolic journey to Iraq from 5 to 8 March. We offer an overview of the nation's ancientand diverse Chris… Read more
CURRENT DAY TOPICS
- What does the Church teach about Same Sex “marriages”?
- Modesty is More Attractive
- Protecting Religious Liberty
- Is Reiki OK for Christians?
- Capitalim-vs-Socialism: What Does the Church Teach?
- Immigration: What Does the Church Teach?
- U.S Bishops react to Supreme Court Decision on Marriage
- Protecting our Religious Liberty
All donations received to Divine Mercy’s DPAA over our goal this year will go toward our capital campaign to “Preserve our Sacred Heritage”
All donations received to St. Bernard’s DPAA over our goal this year will go toward needed repairs.
Check out these drone videos of Sacred Heart Church:
© 2005 Rev. T. G. Morrow – With Ecclesiastical Permission The dress of people attending Mass has been deteriorating for years, and now it seems, it has reached catastrophic proportions. Whose fault is it? We priests, if we say nothing. WHY DRESS UP? Why do we dress up for weddings, funerals, and (white collar) jobs? […]
The Importance of Dressing for God, Not the Culture By Jim Graves; National Catholic Register 9/25 – 10/8, 2011 Issue Jose Guadalupe Martin Rabago, the archbishop of Leon, Mexico, has called on Catholics to dress respectfully when attending Mass. He made the request while speaking to reporters this summer after he was asked why posters […]