From Fr. Kitsmiller

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In the first Sunday of Lent, the Gospel accounts always relate Jesus’ temptation in the desert by Satan. This year, we read from Luke’s Gospel although the accounts in both Matthew and Mark are very similar.

From Fr. Kitsmiller

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This Wednesday, we begin the season of Lent. Masses on Ash Wednesday are at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart and 6:00 p.m. at St. John the Baptist. Although Ash Wednesday is not a holy day of obligation it is an important day to observe as we begin the penitential season of Lent.

From Fr. Kitsmiller

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Gospel continues the Sermon on the Plain from Luke’s Gospel. Jesus’ teachings regarding our treatment of others, especially our enemies, is revolutionary in the history of the world.

Ash Wednesday and Holy Week Masses

10:00 a.m. Sacred Heart 
6:00 p.m. St. John the Baptist 

April 18 – Thursday of Holy Week 
7:00 p.m. St. John the Baptist Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper 

April 19 – Good Friday 
6:00 p.m. Sacred Heart 
1:00 p.m. St. John the Baptist Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 

April 20 – Holy Saturday Easter Vigil 8:30 p.m. Sacred Heart 

April 21 – Easter Sunday Mass 
9:30 a.m. St. John the Baptist 
11:00 a.m. Sacred Heart  

Sacred Heart Thanks You!

Many thanks and gratitude to Barbara Corley, Debbie Stefanov, Virginia Russell, Diane Barnes, Joe Stefanov, Bob Longstreth, Diane Barnes, Dennis Jacob, Curt Smith, Dave Cottrill, Gilda Cottrill, Mary Rykowski, Aggie Howard, Glory Glory Merckling, Chris Urban, Jonathan Howard, Bob Lorain, Maurice Madry, Jim Merckling, and Carolyn Thomas for their dedication in serving as Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers, Lectors and Altar Servers throughout the month of February. If you are interested in serving in one of these roles, please see Father after Mass.  

February is Black History Month

The Office of Black Catholic Ministries encourages all members of the Diocese of Columbus to join with the more than 3 million African American Catholics in the United States in learning more about the many contributions Black Catholics have made to the growth and expansion of our faith.

From Fr. Kitsmiller

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Last Thursday, January 31st, the Holy See announced that Bishop Robert Brennan, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Center in New York is to be the 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Columbus, replacing Bishop Frederick Campbell who will be retiring.