This picture shows what is allowed and not allowed at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. This gives us an idea of what the minimum expectation is with regards to modest attire for Sunday Mass. The articles listed below offer some worthy points to consider. When we come to worship the living God, shouldn’t we dress […]
The Diocese of Covington has resumed the public celebration of Mass as of May 20. We will follow the same schedule of Masses as before, observing social distancing. Please read our pastor’s letter, bishop’s letter, and watch our bishop’s video:
Our live stream Mass schedule will be greatly reduced as we begin public Mass. For now, it will be hard for us to have daily live streamed Masses. We will try to live stream the 4:00 pm Mass on Saturday, May 23 and the 9:15 am Mass on Sunday, May 24, but the sound will not be as clear as before. See our bulletin for when we will live stream in the future. Until we get a camera professionally installed in church and tied into our sound system, live streaming will be challenging to do when we have a congregation.
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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. Although the public celebration of the sacraments are temporarily suspended, we are still here for you! Our churches are open for private prayer, we have been live streaming Masses, our bulletin can be read online, and confessions are available by appointment. Although our parish offices are closed we are still returning phone messages and emails from home. 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.
BLESSING OF BELLEVUE
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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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 […]