For the People of Both Parishes

Parishioners & Friends In Need of Prayer

Tom Apgar, Nancy Bucher, David Herrington Sr., Thea Ruehmer, Sally G., Mike Hatfield, Jeff & Shawn Stephan, Rosemary Giordano, Debra Martin, Mattie McCaney, Mary Rettig and Patti Potts
Please contact the parish office at 723-2024 ext. 10 or 732-2218 ext. 110 if you need prayers for yourself or loved one and if you would like to be Anointed (Sacrament of the Sick) for healing due to illness and/or prior to surgery. Our Prayer Chain Ministry line is 732-2024 ext. 15 for those seeking prayer help.

St. Philomena Construction

Plans for this can be seen here.

God has presented us with the gift of life

On occasion, each of us is faced with difficult times and trials. At these times we have an opportunity to reach out and lighten another’s burden with prayer and a helping hand. Currently, we have a few parish families who could use a lift. If you are willing to deliver a dinner once a week for a while, or even sign up for one dinner to be delivered with a smile and an encouraging word, your gift would be very much appreciated. Please leave your name with Pam Edwards in the church office 732-2118 or with Phyllis Klahs at the school office 732-0636.

New Parent Open House

St. Louis School’s New Parent Open House will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 6:30-8 pm beginning in the school cafeteria. Please join us to find out about our Catholic Identity, our academic excellence, and our extracurricular activities. We have art, music and physical education during the school day as well as many “outside of school” activities including CYO sports, band, choir, American Heritage Girls, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. We have excellent, caring teachers and staff members. Please attend and consider becoming a member of our school family. Fr. Jerry always states that St. Louis School is the best school in Clermont County! Providing your children with a faith-filled education is one of the most important gifts you can give them! For more info., please call St. Louis School at (513) 732-0636, ext: 102.

Paul Brown says a big “Thank You”

to all the parishioners who sent the birthday and Christmas cards. It was wonderful to celebrate his 95th birthday with so many well wishes. And his Christmas was surely brightened with all the cards.

Girl Scout Swim and Gym Night

Saturday, Jan. 26 from 7-11 pm at the Clermont YMCA (Girls ONLY please & bring a friend). $13 per girl – includes registration, swim test & dinner! To register please contact Marilyn Melcher at

Eastside Catholic 20’s Group is beginning

a 12 part series on Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Week 1 is “Created For Love.” The Theology of the Body points us to God’s intended destiny for all human beings: heaven. We welcome anyone ages 18-32. Meetings are Thursday at 7 pm at St. Louis.

Our prayers and condolences are extended

to Rev. James & Mrs. Elaine Hennessey and their family. Elaine’s mother, Marilyn Duffy, passed on Jan. 5 at the age of 88. Visitation and Mass of Christian Burial was held at Holy Trinity Church on Tuesday, Jan. 8. May God’s holy angels welcome Marilyn into Paradise.

Alcoholics Anonymous

A 12 Step Program has begun on Mondays at Holy Trinity’s Connelly Hall for both men and women. The meetings are from 11 am-12 pm. From more info., please contact Geralyn Stamm at the parish office - 732-2218 ext. 112.

Holy Trinity Brick Fundraiser

update: The bricks for the Virgin Mary Grotto at Holy Trinity have been ordered and will be ready for delivery in 2-4 weeks. If you would like a brick, it is not too late to order a plain ($25) or engraved ($40) brick! Order forms are available on the brick display or through the parish office. For more information, please call Geralyn Stamm at 732-2218 ext. 112.

Many thanks to Mary Louise Reed

for volunteering to be St. Ann’s substitute/alternate Sacristan on Sundays. We appreciate her willingness to serve the parish in this capacity

St. Ann’s needs your help

after Mass today to take down the Nativity Set. If you would like to have a poinsettia, you are welcome to take one. Thank you to everyone who donated to help decorate the Sanctuary for Christmas.

Hard to believe it is that time again

but the festival committe is already looking ahead and planning for our Homecoming Festival 2013. This year, we are in need of someone or a family to chair the Bid-n-Buy booth and also someone or family to co-chair the childrens’ midway. If folks are interested in chairing a booth or two of the childrens’ midway, we can use multiple chairs. Please prayerfully consider serving your parish in this way. The festival is one of our largest fundraisers. If you have any questions, please call the church office at 732-2218, ext 110. The festival committee will have a meeting at 7 pm on Feb. 21.

Information Meeting for the Athenaeum of Ohio

Lay Pastoral Ministry Program: Discover how Catholic studies through the Athenaeum of Ohio Lay Pastoral Ministry Program can enrich your life. Degree and non-degree options available with evening and Saturday classes. Join us on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 7 pm on the main campus, 6616 Beechmont Ave., for a brief information meeting outlining program options, application process, cost and benefits. Call 513-231-1200 for more info. Find us on Facebook: AthenaeumLPMP.

St. Philomena extends sympathy

to Sue Craver on the death of her brother, William Tobin of Southington, Connecticut. May he rest in the peace of our Lord.

Martha Dinner:

Young women interested in learning about religious life are invited to join Bishop Binzer at a Martha Dinner, 5:15-8 pm, April 8, at St. Denis Parish in Versailles, OH. More info. will follow later; Mary Yarger, C.PP.S., ( or 937.837.3302) is willing to answer questions.

Weekend Away To Refoccus:

Sometimes the best thing to do for your marriage is to go on vacation with your spouse. Other times, what you really need is a retreat to renew your focus on each other. This February, why not do both? Join us Feb. 1-2 for a “Weekend Away to Refoccus on Your Marriage.” Designed for couples that have been married for over five years, this all-inclusive weekend combines the spiritual refreshing qualities of a retreat with the relaxed pace and freedom of a weekend away. Cost per couple: $150 includes your room, all your meals, speakers and brochures, and a generous Weekend Away gift basket! Contact the Family and Respect Life Office in Sidney for more info. at 937.492.4449 or email Joshua Danis at

Local Foods Seminar:

The St. Martin Deanery Catholic Rural Life Conference would like to invite all parishioners to attend their 6th Annual Buy Local Foods Seminar on Sunday, Jan. 20, starting at 1:45 pm at St. George Church Hall in Georgetown, Ohio. For more info., please contact Pat Hornschemeier at 937.378.4769.

Project Rachel:

A post-abortion healing ministry of the Catholic Church will have a spring retreat held the weekend of March 8-10 at the Bergamo Center in Dayton, Ohio. For more info., please call Mary Anne Boyd at 513.421.3131, x2620.

Pastoral Care of the Sick:

This workshop is designed for Extraordinary Ministers who take Holy Communion to the sick. The workshop will assist participants in understanding the emotional and spiritual needs of the sick and elderly and how best to serve their needs. The workshop will be taking place on March 12 from 1:30-3:30 St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Liberty Twp., March 12 from 7:30-9:30 pm at St. Vivian Church, “Cincinnati, March 13 from 1:30-3:30 pm at Immaculate Conception Church, Botkins, and March 13 from 7:30-9:30 pm at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Centerville. For more info. and registration, please go to and scroll down to the upcoming events

Vocation Night At Mount St. Mary’s Seminary:

On Wednesday, Jan. 23. Mount St. Mary’s Seminary opens her doors for the annual “Vocation Night” for men, college age and older, who are interested in exploring the possibility of the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The evening begins with Mass at 5:15 and includes social time and dinner with the seminarians prior to a short presentation on life in the seminary. Those interested in attending should contact Fr. Kyle Schnippel in the Vocation Office at or 513.421.3131x2890.

Today begins Vocation Awareness Week

(Jan. 13-20) in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Please welcome Seminarians Tony Coci & Alex Witt (I Theology) and Eric Roush (II Theology) from the Athenaeum of Ohio as they talk about their call to the priesthood and life in the Seminary during Mass today. Everyone is welcome for donuts and refreshments following Mass at each parish to talk to Tony, Alex and Eric about vocations and religious life.

Athletics Give-Away:

Please see insert for more info. Contact Marilyn Melcher at or Valerie Young at for additional raffle tickets.

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Prayer Chain of Holy Trinity & St. Ann’s

Prayer is an essential part of our relationship with the Lord. Our Prayer Chain Ministry plays an active role in both of our parishes. If you would like to volunteer to pray for others or know a family member or friend who would benefit from the healing power of God’s hand, please contact Rose Ann Burch of Holy Trinity or Tania Greninger of St. Ann’s. Our Prayer Chain phone line is 732-2024 ext. 15. God bless.

How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse:

A Guide For Parents and Guardians:
The link below will connect you to a new resource, How to Protect Your children from Child Abuse: A Guide for Parents and Guardians. The document describes healthy and unhealthy relationships, types of abuse, frequently asked questions, good safety rules and contact numbers for every county in the Archdiocese. This link is included on the Archdiocesan website by clicking on ‘protecting our children’ at the top on the home page. On the left hand side, click on ‘Resources and Publications’ and then ‘How to Protect Your Child from abuse’.
Information PDF

Adoration & Benediction at St Peter in Chains Cathedral

After Mass, St. Peter in Chains Cathedral’s young adult ministry, will be sponsoring an Adoration & Benediction Service on the second Sunday of each month following the 6pm Mass at the cathedral. All are welcome to join them as they spend time in the Presence of our Eucharistic Lord. For more information please call 421-5354 or visit

Prayer Trail Open!!!

Many, many thanks to John Gauch, his family, and the Boy Scouts for their tireless efforts over the past months to repair and enhance the Prayer Trail at Holy Trinity. The Prayer Trail is located behind Connelly Hall at the tree line.  Please come and spend some time in quiet reflection & prayer in these peaceful surroundings to our Great Creator!

Alcoholics Anonymous

Did you know that alcohol is one of the leading causes of substance abuse and addiction in the US? Alcohol abuse not only affects the person drinking, but lives that they touch—family, friends, co-workers, and strangers. If you are in need of help for this addiction or need support for yourself to deal with a person with the addiction, AA meets at Holy Trinity on Thursday’s from 11 am-12 noon at Connelly Hall and at St. Ann’s on Saturday’s from 8-10 pm in the Fellowship Room.

Mid-Week Masses

The schedule and location for Masses is located on the upper left hand page of the bulletin. Please join us for Mass this week and every week if you have the opportunity.  It is a great soul refresher!


If you have moved into the parish, planning to move out of the area, or have moved to a new home within the parish boundaries, please contact the parish office at 732-2024 ext. 10 or via e-mail at so we can keep our records and mailings up to date. Thank you for your help!

Attention Liturgical Ministers

When you are scheduled to serve at the 4:00 pm Mass on Saturday or 8:30 or 11:00 am Masses on Sunday, please arrive 15 minutes early.  This will help ensure that everyone is in place, ready to go, and Mass will begin on time. This applies to everyone-lectors, servers, greeters, ushers and Eucharistic distributors.  Thank you for your help. Please notice that the Liturgical Schedule in the bulletin is posted for a week in advance to give all Liturgical Ministers plenty of notice.

Parish Offering Envelopes

Please contact the parish office at 732-2024 ext. 10 if you would or would not like to use envelopes for offering.

Thank you for your assistance.

Helping Hands

Communion to those homebound or in a nursing home is available everyday. Please contact Mary McNamara at 724-7245 or the parish office for more information.

Ministry Opportunities

If you are new to either St. Ann or Holy Trinity and would like to volunteer in a ministry or become a Liturgical Minister please contact the parish office at 732-2024 ext. 10 and we will contact the appropriate ministry coordinator.

Mass Intentions

If you would like to have a Mass said for a living or deceased family member or friend, for a birthday or anniversary gift, or as a way to say “thank you” for an act of kindness, please stop by or call the parish office at 732-2024 ext. 10. The offering for a Mass is $5.00. Thank you and God’s blessings be upon you! The offering for a Mass is $5.00.