What an amazing weekend of Giving and Service by this parish conducted March 22 - 24.
• Our annual blood drive with Hoxworth on Friday resulted in 25 donations to save lives.
• The largest Power Pack build this year created 600 new packages for the children in our community who are dealing with food insecurity.
• The Love Your Neighbor event saw over 30 parishioners of all ages come out to the James Sauls Homeless Shelter in Batavia to provide repairs, painting, organizing of their storage sheds and landscaping. We also provided lunch for the residents.
• Donations are rolling in for the Easter Bags that will be put together in April for the children at Hope Emergency in Brown County.
• The narthex of church was piled this weekend with donations for the Mary Magdalene House in Over-the-Rhine which will provide needed toiletries, clothing, and other items for the homeless in the downtown area.
Thank you to all who gave and served. What an amazing parish. What a generous community.
There are still opportunities to help. Keep watching the website and bulletin for more info.
Taize Prayer, Soup Supper and Easter Bag Project
Again this year, St Veronica Stewardship Commission will be assembling 400 Easter bags for the children and families of Hope Emergency Services in Brown County.
You can help by taking a paper Easter ‘egg” asking for either a bag of individually wrapped Easter Candy or a $5.00 cash donation. We will be passing these “eggs” out on the weekends of March 16th and 17th and 23th and 24th. There will be bins in the narthex for the return of the candy after masses on the weekends of March 23th and 24th and March 30st and March 31st. The monetary donations can be put in the collection basket. Donations can also be dropped off at the Parish Ministry Center during normal business hours. We ask all donations to be returned by Monday, April 8th.
The monies collected will cover the cost of the stickers, crayons, activity books, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc. which will be included in the bags, along with the candy.
The filling of the treat bags will be done in conjunction with the Parish Taize Prayer and Soup Supper held on Wednesday, April 10. The Taize prayer begins at 6:00pm, followed by Soup Supper at 6:30 and then ending with the assembly of the Easter bags beginning at 7:00-7:15pm. Each of these events of the evening can be attended separately if you are unable to stay for the entire evening. It is a wonderful evening of prayer, fellowship and service. Thank you all for your support.
PARISH SOUP SUPPER – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2019 – ALL ARE INVITED. The Parish Soup Supper, sponsored by St. Veronica Stewardship Commission in partnership with the Worship Commission, will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 6pm-8pm with the schedule as follows.
Soup in a crockpot (with a ladle please) can be dropped off as early as 5:30 in the cafeteria.
6:30 pm -Soup will be served directly after the prayer Service.
7:00-7:15 pm – Lenten Service Project - Assembly of the Easter bags for the children of Hope Emergency in Brown County
St. John Fisher is participating in the St. Vincent Mission Trip to David, Kentucky
this Spring and inviting St. Veronica parishioners to join them.
Contact Greg Greiwe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-728-1757
1. Dates: Sunday, April 28-Tuesday, April 30
or Wednesday, May 1-Friday, May 3
2. Location: St. Vincent Mission, PO Box 232, David KY 41616 about 200 miles southeast of Newtown (4 hours driving)
3. Participants must be at least 13 years old. We need one skilled leader for every seven workers and/or one adult per every four youths. Participants must be willing to do home repair, landscaping, or organization of donations in the thrift shop. We need a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 25.
4. Housing: There is a Volunteer House onsite with sleeping rooms, bathrooms, kitchen, living and eating areas. We must bring our own bedding and prepare our own food. The Volunteer House has a washer and dryer.
5. Cost: The cost is $18.50 per night.
6. Food: We will have a sign up for parish members to donate groceries or prepared meals for 5 breakfasts, 5 packed lunches, snacks, and 5 dinners.
7. Transportation: Participants would car pool from St. John Fisher. There will need to be vehicles to get to and from each work site and to haul materials.
8. Materials: The cost of building supplies and other materials will vary by project and be covered by our Adult Parish Party funds and donations.
9. Schedule: Each day should include time for work, prayer and reflection, interaction with one another and the community, and fun. Participants may bring board games, outdoor games and other recreation items. Participants are responsible for cleaning the Volunteer House before departure.
10. Virtus Training: If any youth ranging from the age of 13-18 attend the trip, all volunteers on that trip must be Virtus trained. Jim Crosby will host this training event, if necessary.
“We are partners. We are not just some group coming to do good. We are partners with St. Vincent Mission, the people they serve and those who helped send us here. We must be respectful in all we do and say.”
-Erin Bottomlee, Executive Director of St. Vincent Mission
A Healing Mass for those who have lost an unborn child, including ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth and abortion - plus family members or anyone who would like to support them. Monday, April 29, 7:00 p.m. at St. Veronica Church. This is one of four Masses to be celebrated throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Please invite someone who might benefit from this Mass.
Ash Wednesday begins the Season of Lent on March 6. Click title above to see everything that is important to you for observing the 40 days of Lent this year.
View the Presider/Celebrant schedules for both of our parishes. Read the Pastoral Region Plan, approved by Archbishop Schnurr.