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Inclement weather keeping you away from Mass?
We realize that many of you have difficulty making it to church when there is inclement weather. Please know that the parish relies on your weekly support to meet our budget. Your assistance in keeping our budget on track is appreciated. 
Living our Mission in 2015

Be sure to mark your calendar for the evenings of March 22, 23 and 24 (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday) for our 3-Night Speaker Series. Our three presenters will explore where the Church of the future is headed and how we can be engaged in living our new parish mission. The series will take place in the cafeteria from 7:00-8:30 p.m. each night. Please plan to be with us.


 
Noon Mass on Wednesdays during Lent

Little Flower will be having Mass at noon instead of 8:30 a.m. every Wednesday during Lent.

 
Parish Seder Meal

You and your family are cordially invited to participate in a Seder Meal here at Little Flower on Holy Thursday, April 2, at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. This will be a full-meal Seder, including an entrée and dessert to accompany the traditional ritual foods. 

   The word "Seder" means order or arrangement and refers to the ritual meal at which the story of the passage of the Hebrews from slavery to freedom is retold. The Seder is reflective of the Passover supper Jesus shared with His followers on the evening before He died. We will follow the order of the Haggaddah, which recounts the story of the Exodus from Egypt and includes the prescribed blessings and rituals. 
   Reservations are necessary so that we can prepare for everyone. There is no fee, but there will be a free will offering to help offset the cost of the meal. The Seder will conclude in time for participants to attend the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper in Church.
   Make your reservation by March 25 by sending an e-mail with your name, phone number and the number of adults and children who will attend, to clairetlf@zoomtown.com or call Claire Tenhundfeld at 541-5560.

 
LENTEN REGULATIONS FOR FASTING AND ABSTINENCE
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of abstinence from meat and also fast days, that is, limited to a single full meal. The other Fridays of the season of Lent are days of abstinence from meat. The law of abstinence binds all Catholics 14 years of age and older. The law of fasting binds all Catholics from their 18th birthday until their 59th birthday.


 
Soup Suppers

Our annual Lenten Soup Suppers will be held on the following Wednesdays: February 25, March 4, 11 and 18, from 6-7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Schedule of Speakers: Feb. 25 -  Madagascar Twinning, Sr. Emerita McGann
March 4 - St. Vincent de Paul, Carol Gabis
March 11 - Refugee Resettlement (Catholic Charities), Daniel Lally
March 18 - Working in Neighborhoods, Sr. Barbara Brow

 
Lenten Choir Festival

You Are Invited! Our Music Ministers are hosting a Lenten Choir Festival on Sunday afternoon, March 8 at 3:00 p.m. here at Little Flower.  Choirs from all over the archdiocese are invited to come and sing in concert, as well as lead those gathered in congregational song.  Please join us for an afternoon of music! There is no charge for this event.


 
The Light is on for You
Once again, parishes of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will participate in the initiative, “The Light Is On for You.” All Catholics, especially those who have not experienced the grace of the Sacrament of Reconciliation in some time, are invited to experience the love and mercy of God through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Confession provides us with the opportunity to turn away from our sinfulness and to experience the grace of reconciliation with God and with others in our lives. Every parish or pastoral region will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation by offering private confessions on Tuesday, March 3. Here at Little Flower confession will be from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Other opportunities for celebrating the Sacrament at Little Flower are also available: Saturdays from 3:00 p.m. until finished, by appointment, and the Parish Penance Service on Tuesday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m.

 
OLGAA Fish Fry
Come to the Our Lady of Grace Athletic Association Fish Fry on Fridays during Lent in the Little Flower Cafeteria from 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Baked/Fried Fish or Shrimp Dinner - Adults $7, Seniors $6 
Kid’s Meal (Grilled cheese and 1 side) - $3 
Fish Sandwich - Adults $5, Seniors $4 
Shrimp Basket - $5 
Cheese Pizza - Slice $2, Whole $12.00 
Grilled Cheese - $2 
Sides - Mac and Cheese $2, Hush Puppies (5) $1, Coleslaw $1, Baked Potato $2, Green Beans $1, Fries $2, Onion Rings $2, Applesauce $1

 
Participate in Vatican Synod Consultation on the Family 2015
The Lineamenta, or outline, for the October 2015 Synod has a series of questions aimed at knowing how the document is received and to generate an in-depth examination of the work initiated during the Extraordinary Assembly. It is a matter of re-thinking "with renewed freshness and enthusiasm, what revelation, transmitted in the Church's faith, tells us about the beauty, the role and the dignity of the family" (Relatio Synodi, #4). From this vantage point, we have "one year to mature, with true spiritual discernment, the proposed ideas and to find concrete solutions to so many difficulties and innumerable challenges that families must confront" (Pope Francis, Concluding Discourse, October 18, 2014). 

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has chosen to extend the full document and questionnaire to all of the faithful for your input. This tool allows you to study the report directly from the Vatican, and to enter your response for any or all of the questions. The questionnaire is lengthy -- be assured that your response to any of the questions is valuable even if you do not choose to answer all of them. Also, you may save your work using the "Next" or "Done" buttons at the bottom of any page, then return to it on the same device to add or edit. Click here for more information.

 
Welcome

“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.”


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.

Who is a Brother?
All Christians are called to share in the brotherhood of Jesus, in them, Jesus continues to walk this earth.  In response to this call, some men assume the title Brother.  A Religious Brother is called to a vowed life of prayer, community, and ministry and not be a priest. The core elements of a Brother’s life are prayer, community, the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, and ministry.  Some Brothers belong to communities comprised of only Brothers; others share communities with religious priests and seminarians, e.g., Dominicans, Franciscans, Glenmary, Marianists, based on its charism. In most religious communities of men, one may choose to be a brother or a priest.  Brother Leo Kirby writes “Of all the paths to take in the Church it’s the one least traveled upon and to a Brother that makes all the difference.”   (www.todaysbrother.com)




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

Parish Office

513-541-5560

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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