Welcome to St. Mary Church and Catholic Campus Ministry
111 East High St. * Oxford OH 45056 * (513) 523-2153 * info@stmaryoxfordohio.org


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Sunday Schedule
Saturday—4:30p
Sunday—7:30, 9, 11:30a

7:00p & 9:30p
Sunday evening Masses resume with Miami's Spring term on January 25th


    What's happening?


CM = Campus Ministry
CH = Church; PC = Parish Center
BL = Basic Lounge; SL= Study Lounge


Monday, December 22
3:10p Soup Kitchen in Cincinnati (Meet in alley)

5:15p Mass


Tuesday, December 23
5:15p Mass


Wednesday, December 24 Christmas Eve
7:00a Advent Mass
Parish Office Closed at Noon
3:30p Christmas Eve Mass (CH)
5:30p Christmas Eve Mass (CH)
Midnight Christmas Mass (CH)


Thursday, December 25
Christmas Day
Parish Office Closed through January 5
10:00a Christmas Mass (CH)


Friday, December 26
Parish Office Closed
Saint Stephen, proto-martyr
12:15p Mass
8:00p Private Rental (BL)


Saturday, December 27
Saint John, apostle and evangelist
3:00p Confession (CH)
4:30p Mass


Sunday, December 28
Holy Family
7:30a Mass
9:00a Mass
NO Religious Ed. Session and Adult Class—RESUMES JAN. 11, 2015

11:30a Mass




PLANNING AHEAD

CHRISTMAS MASSES

Christmas Eve - Three Masses
Masses on Wednesday, December 24th will be
3:30pm, 5:30pm & Midnight in the church

Christmas Day - One Mass Only
On Thursday, December 25th, the only mass
will be at 10:00am in the church.

Worship Ministers:
Sign up through the Web Terminal or call
523-2153 or email Bobbi at
bkinne111@stmaryoxfordohio.org


Peacedove

Mass in Celebration of the 48th

World Day of Peace on the

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
January 1, 2015  

Cincinnati:  Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains
(Corner of 8th and Plum Streets, Downtown Cincinnati)

11:00 am 
Celebrated by Archbishop Dennis Schnurr

Dayton:  Immaculate Conception Church
(2300 S. Smithville Rd., Dayton)

10:00 am
Celebrated by Bishop Joseph Binzer

Both Masses will be followed by a reception with light refreshments. 

Masses will involve religious congregations, Catholic school students, and local agencies working to end modern-day slavery! 

holyday

Pope Francis has announced that the theme for the World Day of Peace is "Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters."  In explaining the message, the Vatican states, "Many people think that slavery is a thing of the past.  Too many abominable forms of slavery persist in today's world:  human trafficking, trade in migrants and prostitutes, exploitation, slave labour, and the enslavement of women and children.  To counter slavery effectively, the inviolable dignity of every person must be recognized above all.  Our purpose is to build a civilization based on the equal dignity of every person without discrimination."



Upcoming Vocation events!

ARCHDIOCESE MARKS YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE

             The Archdiocese of Cincinnati, in union with the Catholic Church around the world, will celebrate members of religious orders and others in consecrated life during the Year of Consecrated Life called by Pope Francis from Nov. 30, 2014 to Feb. 2, 2016.

            The theme for the celebration in the Archdiocese, reflecting the Pope’s goals for the Year, is “Celebrating the Past, Serving in the Present, Embracing the Future.”
            “Each of us has a call from God, and discovering God’s call for us will bring joy to our life,” said the Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati. “Religious life / consecrated life is a viable option.”

The objectives he has approved for the Archdiocesan observance of the Year are to:

·        increase the visibility of religious life / consecrated life;
·        express appreciation;
·        highlight the joy experienced in this vocational choice;
·        educate about religious life / consecrated life.

            “The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has a long and rich history of welcoming religious communities,” Archbishop Schnurr said, noting as examples that the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur are celebrating 175 years and the Poor Clare Sisters 25 years in the Archdiocese in 2015.

“Today 34 different Congregations of women and 12 different Congregations of brothers and priests minister in the Archdiocese – approximately 226 priests, 114 brothers, and 781 sisters. We are also blessed with the presence of Secular Institutes, public (Regnum Christi) and private associations (Children of Mary) of the faithful, and a Consecrated Virgin Living in the World. All of those are examples of the consecrated life.”

In addition to parish-wide observances, there will be two Archdiocesan events to mark the Year of Consecrated Life. Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer will preside at the opening Mass at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at Emmanuel Church in Dayton. Archbishop Schnurr will preside at the closing Mass at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in Cincinnati.


IN TALKING TO YOUR CHILDREN, remember to raise the call to church ministry. The process of answering God's call begins in childhood. Throughout adolescence and adulthood, the attitudes assumed in childhood begin to influence the course of one's life. A vocation or a talent will not grow to fruition unless it is nurtured in childhood and adolescence by a parent. SERRA USA


Events occurring during the week of 12/28/14

(Includes 12/29/14 thru 1/04/15)

Vocation Border Immersion | Jan. 3-8, 2015 in El Paso, TX - Travel, pray, and serve with us at the border and see consecrated life in action as you discern a vocation as a woman religious. For single Catholic women ages 18-40. Sponsored by the Daughters of Charity. Contact Sister Denise LaRock, D.C., at dcvoc@doc.org or 410-646-2074. Register at http://daughters-of-charity.com