Gospel Reflection for April 30, 2017

Posted: Apr 30, 2017 | Category: Gospel Reflection,

"Jesus himself drew near and walked with them, but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him." The disciples on the road to Emmaus had already heard reports about Jesus' resurrection. It was at the forefront of their minds, but in spite of this, they did not recognize Jesus when he stood right before them.

Why not? Perhaps because they weren't looking for him. Maybe they didn't really believe that he was alive. Or it could be that his appearance was not the same as it had been before. Whatever the case, it's very interesting to learn that it was actually while celebrating the Eucharist that these men finally realized who was right there with them! "He was made known to them in the breaking of bread."

Living as we do some two thousand years later, it is easy to imagine that recognizing Jesus was a snap for those who walked the earth when he did. We can run the risk of feeling sorry for ourselves that we don't get to see Jesus in person they way they did. But look here! It was through the Eucharist that Christ was made known to them, and we too have that gift right in front of us. We celebrate every week the same "breaking of bread" at the altar during Mass. Jesus is present with us, body, blood, soul, and di-vinity, even if we don't recognize him! He is there, present in our midst.

If our eyes of faith are feeble, we can pray that the Lord will help us to know his presence in the Eucharist. Just as he came to comfort and accompany his first disciples, he wants to do the same for us through the Most Blessed Sacrament. We only need to be sure that we are always on the lookout to find him in our midst.



Readings for the Week of April 30, 2017

Posted: Apr 29, 2017 | Category: Readings For the Week,
We have made it easy an convenient for you to read the daily reading in this post. This is great way to keep the spirit of daily mass in your life.

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Resident House Manager Opportunity

Posted: Apr 29, 2017

CAIN - Churches Active In Northside’s Grace Place seeks an on-site live-in Resident House Manager to monitor its shelter for women and children. In exchange for reduced rent, House Manager insures ongoing cleanliness and upkeep, including weekly trash and recycling, and periodic lawn/ landscaping duties. House manager will report any issues/concerns/emergencies immediately to CAIN Executive Director.

Preference given to candidate who embraces additional responsibility of maintaining internal and external communi-ty relationships with guests and service providers, as arranged. For 2017, Grace Place will shelter women and children for the entire summer and 10 additional weeks. Now a ministry of CAIN, Grace Place has offered hospitality in the Catholic Worker tradition for nearly 20 years. Resident manager makes a one year commitment, with 30 day notice option. Requirements: volunteer application, background check, resume, one personal and one professional reference, interview and one month deposit upon acceptance.

Located in College Hill. Near bus line.

For more information: email

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Marriage Tip of the Week

Posted: Apr 28, 2017 | Category: Marriage Tips,

Would your spouse describe you as a good listener? If you’re not sure, humbly seek out their opinion, and be willing to grow.

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Holy Hour for Vocations to the Priesthood

Posted: Apr 28, 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017: 5 – 6 PM

Come to a Holy Hour for Vocations to the Priesthood at Mount St. Mary's Seminary. The Holy Hour will take place in the St. Gregory the Great Chapel at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, lo-cated on the Athenaeum campus, 6616 Beechmont Ave., Cin-cinnati, OH 45230.

Mass Schedule

Saturday: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Tues.-Fri.: 8:00 a.m.
Holy Days: As announced

Eucharistic Adoration

Wednesday: 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Office Hours

8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4:30 p.m.

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