From the Pastor

THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

This Thursday is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation. Our Lady is the patroness of the United States under this title. I would like to share the beautiful and powerful definition of this title by Blessed Pius IX, defining our Lady as immaculately conceived in 1854 in the apostolic constitution Ineffabilis Deus. May we never cease in having recourse to our Lady who was conceived without sin.

THE DEFINITION
Wherefore, in humility and fasting, we unceasingly offered our private prayers, as well as the public prayers of the Church to God, the Father, through His Son, that He would deign to direct and strengthen our mind by the power of the Holy Spirit. In like manner, did we implore the help of the entire heavenly host as we ardently invoked the Paraclete. Accordingly, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, for the honor of the Holy and undivided Trinity, for the glory and adornment of the Virgin Mother of God, for the exaltation of the Catholic Faith, and for the furtherance of the Catholic religion, by the authority of Jesus Christ our Lord, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and by our own: “We declare, pronounce, and define that the doctrine which holds that the most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instance of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by Almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the human race, was preserved free from all stain of original sin, is a doctrine revealed by God and therefore to be believed firmly and constantly by all the faithful.” [29]
Hence, if anyone shall dare – which God forbid! – to think otherwise than as has been defined by us, let him know and understand that he is condemned by his own judgment; that he has suffered shipwreck in the faith; that he has separated from the unity of the Church; and that, furthermore, by his own action he incurs the penalties established by law if he should dare to express in words or writing or by any other outward means the errors he think in his heart.

God bless you,
Fr. Matt

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Prayer Blanket Ministry



Early this summer as our news across the country continued to be filled with our police men and woman being shot at, injured or killed. Teresa Winkler of our Prayer Blanket Ministry wanted to do something for our Taylor Mill Police Force. So after purchasing the material, Debbie Chiarelli, also of the Prayer Blanket Ministry, volunteered to embroider all the names and ranks of all the men and woman on the Taylor Mill Police force and 3 Kenton County Sheriffs  onto the prayer blanket. The Prayer Blanket Ministry then met last week to assemble the Prayer Blankets making them with prayers for the men and woman who serve our city. Father Cushing then blessed the blankets and they were delivered to the Taylor Mill Police Department. The blankets were beautiful when completed.

Please continue prayer, not only for the Taylor Mill Police force, but for the safety of all of  our men and woman who serve and protect us.

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