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Announcements
News regarding Charter School at Little Flower

ILEAD has decided not to rent the school building for the 2015-16 academic year. Although they admit the space is ideal, there were not enough registrations in order to open the school. Their Board has interest in the possibility of renting the school building next year. Although that is nice to hear, we are working with our realtor to pursue other interested parties.

 
Defund Planned Parenthood
From Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati:
Recently released videos in which officials of Planned Parenthood traffic in human organs, tissues, and body parts from their abortion clinics are chilling and appalling. They display a callous disrespect for human life. Staff from the Family and Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese took part in “Women Betrayed” rally at Planned Parenthood’s Cincinnati clinic on July 28 to protest this outrage. 
However, we need to do more than raise our voices. I urge Catholics and all people of good will to write to their representatives in state and national government, asking them to stop the flow of your tax dollars to Planned Parenthood. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has supported defunding for many years. Planned Parenthood received more than $1.3 million in state funds from Ohio and $500 million in federal funds in fiscal 2013-2014.
Please also support a pro-life pregnancy center that helps women in unintended pregnancies, providing many needed services. You can find a list of them at  http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/ministries-offices/family-life/respect-life/pregnancy-coalition-resource-page/. If you have had or participated in an abortion and suffer remorse, please know that the Church’s post-abortion healing ministry, Project Rachel, stands ready to offer compassionate assistance. Learn more about Project Rachel at www.projectrachelcincy.com

 
POPE FRANCIS' ENCYCLICAL ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Want to connect with other Catholics to learn about Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change and its effects on all the inhabitants of the earth? Go to www.catholicclimatecovenant.org/encyclical. There you can: watch the short video by Cardinal Rodriguez, Archbishop of Honduras, get a succinct overview of the encyclical with quotations arranged by topics, take the St. Francis Pledge, receive ongoing information on the Climate Movement, and learn how we can shrink our own carbon footprint and live more justly

 
Synod on the Family
As interest and enthusiasm accelerate for Pope Francis' upcoming Synod on the Family (October 4-25), the United States is preparing for the summit with our own World Meeting to take place in Philadelphia from September 22-27. Pope Francis himself will be in Philly for the closing ceremonies on September 26-27. These upcoming events are of high priority for us as Catholics, as the worldwide Church comes together to consider new issues and discuss official teachings on marriage and family. You may wish to plan a trip to Philadelphia, or keep current by visiting the website of the World Meeting of Families Congress at worldmeeting2015.org.


 
THINKING CATHOLICS

We have all seen Pope Francis in the headlines regarding the release of his first encyclical.  Don’t just rely on news reports to find out what it’s really about. Read the actual document and learn what the Holy Father wants us to know, to pray about and to act on relative to our environment. The encyclical is available online. Click here to read it.

 
BIG Raffle

Thanks to all of you who have returned your BIG Raffle tickets. It’s the best and biggest fundraiser we have and its success is dependent on everyone’s participation. Please do your part by buying or selling the tickets you received in the mail. If you would like additional tickets, please call the Parish Office and we will mail some to you. Extra tickets are also available at the church doors. The drawing will be held at Oktoberfest on October 25. Grand Prize $5,000, 2nd Prize $1,000, 3rd Prize $500. Winning ticket sellers prize $50.

 
Do You Know Someone who wants to Receive the Sacraments?
If you or someone you know desires to celebrate any of the Sacraments of Initiation during the coming year, please get in touch with the Office of Mission and Evangelization. This includes:

• Baptism of a baby or young child

• First Communion for  a child age 7 or older

• Confirmation for a child or adult age 12 or older 

• Full initiation into the Catholic Church, including Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist

You can have your questions answered about what is involved in preparing for the Sacraments, or sign up to participate in the program of preparation. Contact Claire Tenhundfeld at 541-5560 or clairetlf@zoomtown.com



 
Welcome

Mission Statement:

We are a community of evangelizing disciples being transformed by the Gospel in order to transform our parish, our neighborhood and our world.

We will do this by cultivating faith formation, participating in spirit-filled worship, fostering stewardship, and reaching out in the name of Jesus to those in need.

Vision Statement:

St. Therese Little Flower Parish is the sacramental presence of Jesus . . . the mind and heart, the hands and feet, the words and deeds . . . the incarnate and living Body of Christ for our own place and time.


Old Timers Rehab Project

PROJECT HOME RUN - The Little Flower Old Timer softball team have been rehabbing a house for WORKING IN NEIGHBORHOODS, a local non-profit that prepares homes and home buyers for first-time home ownership. They have a completion goal of Christmas, 2015 on their current project. Front row: Rob Matheny, Jerome Gabis. Back row on porch: Jim Kaiser, Bob Triple, Quintin Baldwin, Steve Kirk, Jacob Kaiser, John Meyer, and Dave Klenk. Paul Ross (not pictured) is taking the picture. 


Most Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About...Consecrated Life
The Year of Consecrated Life

Pope Francis has set aside November 30, 2014 through February 2, 2016 as the Year of Consecrated Life.  Our Archbishop has set the objectives for this celebration in our Archdiocese: to increase the visibility of religious life/consecrated life, to express appreciation, to highlight the joy experienced in this vocational choice, and to educate on the importance of on religious life/consecrated life to the Church.  As one means of learning more about religious life/consecrated life, our website will periodically have an educational component in the form of a question and answer. It is our hope that you will not only read the entries but discuss them your family, friends, co-workers.  And perhaps share stories about the influence of consecrated women and men in your life. 



What is a Secular Institute?

Members of secular institutes are consecrated lay women and men who profess the evangelical counsels of celibate chastity, poverty and obedience according to the specific spirituality and charism of their institute and according to the demands of their lay vocation in the world.  Many institutes gather regularly for mutual sisterly or brotherly support. There are more than thirty different institutes in the United States.  Members are active in every field of human endeavor:  education, housekeeping, medicine, office workers, public policy, nursing assistants, accounting, and the law.  Most live in their own residence and provide for their own livelihood, retirement, and health needs.  www.secularinstitutes.org

More information on Consecrated Life will be posted periodically, so check back often!

Contact Info

Parish Office

513-541-5560

513-681-2631 (Fax)

Parish Email

ParishOffice@LittleFlower-church.org

Parish Name

St. Therese Little Flower Parish

5560 Kirby Avenue

Cincinnati, Ohio 45239

(Mt. Airy)

Map to Little Flower

Emergency Contact only:

513-541-7819

Parish Office Hours

Monday - Thursday

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday

8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Precious Blood Lamb

This plaque adorned the altar at St. Richard of Chichester, which merged with Little Flower on January 19, 1992.

Mass Times


Weekend  Saturday
  4:30 p.m.
  Sunday
  9:00 a.m. &
11:00 a.m.
   
Weekday Monday-Thursday
  8:30 a.m.

Confessions    Most Saturdays 
  3:00 p.m. until finished
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