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Welcome to Little Flower Fr. McMullen!

Fr. Patrick McMullen begins his ministiry as Parochial Administrator of Little Flower on Friday, July 1. Click here to learn more about Fr. McMullen.

Because Fr. McMullen’s day off is on Monday, the weekday Mass schedule will change to Tuesday-Friday at 8:30 a.m., beginning July 5-8. There will not be an 8:30 a.m. Mass on July 4. 

 
Independence Day and Religious Freedom

Fr. Norm Langenbrunner is a writer, a priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and a devotee of U.S. history.  He has written a wonderful article explaining what our country’s founders intended in declaring religious freedom and separation of Church and State.  As you celebrate this Independence Day, click here to check out this enlightening article.

 
Chicken Dinner

Be sure to join us in the Little Flower Parish Center for a delicious homemade fried chicken dinner from noon-6:00 p.m. Your two-piece meal will include green beans, mashed potatoes, homemade cole slaw, a roll and dessert. Our wonderful volunteers will be frying chicken all day using the special secret recipe and instructions shared with us by The Farm.

 
BIG Raffle

It’s BIG RAFFLE TIME! The BIG RAFFLE is the best and biggest fundraiser we have and its success is dependent on everyone’s participation. Please do your part by buying or selling the tickets you received in the mail. If you would like additional tickets, please call the Parish Office at 541-5560 and we will mail some to you. Extra tickets are also available at the church doors. 

The $200 Early Bird drawing will take place at the Chicken Dinner on Sunday, July 24, so be sure to get your tickets in by then. The seller will receive $50 if his or her name is on the ticket as the seller.

 
Welcome

Mission Statement:

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.

Vision Statement:

St. Therese Little Flower Parish is the sacramental presence of Jesus . . . the mind and heart, the hands and feet, the words and deeds . . . the incarnate and living Body of Christ for our own place and time.


 

Dear friends,

As I said in my homily on June 12, I couldn’t help but think about how many times over the past 14 years we have broken bread together, and every time, in one way or another, were invited to open our eyes and hearts to the Lord in our midst. While at times His presence was veiled, He walked with us and, in the most trying times, He carried us. I firmly believe we become stronger through the challenges of life. The Lord has been, is and ever will be that strength for all of us. While we don’t know what lies ahead for any of us, He will be there.

Thank you for prayers, support and well wishes. Be assured that this community of disciples will often be remembered in mine. Thank you for allowing me to share in your faith journey. I thank God if I have made a difference in your life in any way, for you certainly have made a difference in mine.

Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end, they simply mean: I’ll miss you until we meet again.

Peace,
Fr. Goebel

Fr. Goebel's Retirement Celebration





From Fr. Goebel:

I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of prayers, support and well wishes shown to me this past Sunday at my retirement celebration. No words can adequately express my gratitude to so many people who helped to make the liturgy and reception such a grand day. 

Thank you to the parish staff, planning committee, music ministers and choir, dessert makers, Von Goebel Singers and the many who helped out at the reception. It truly was an awesome day, which I will never forget. The outpouring of love, support and friendship was humbling. I am blessed because of all of you!




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Year of Mercy

On December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis officially proclaimed the opening of the “Year of Mercy”. The logo and the motto together provide a fitting summary of what the Jubilee Year is all about. The motto Merciful Like the Father (taken from the Gospel of Luke, 6:36) serves as an invitation to follow the merciful example of the Father who asks us not to judge or condemn but to forgive and to give love and forgiveness without measure (cfr. Lk 6:37-38). 

   The logo – the work of Jesuit Father Marko I. Rupnik – presents a small summa theologiae of the theme of mercy. In fact, it represents an image quite important to the early Church: that of the Son having taken upon his shoulders the lost soul demonstrating that it is the love of Christ that brings to completion the mystery of his incarnation culminating in redemption. The logo has been designed in such a way so as to express the profound way in which the Good Shepherd touches the flesh of humanity and does so with a love with the power to change one’s life. One particular feature worthy of note is that while the Good Shepherd, in his great mercy, takes humanity upon himself, his eyes are merged with those of man. Christ sees with the eyes of Adam, and Adam with the eyes of Christ. Every person discovers in Christ, the new Adam, one’s own humanity and the future that lies ahead, contemplating, in his gaze, the love of the Father.
 
  The scene is captured within the so called mandorla (the shape of an almond), a figure quite important in early and medieval iconography, for it calls to mind the two natures of Christ, divine and human. The three concentric ovals, with colors progressively lighter as we move outward, suggest the movement of Christ who carries humanity out of the night of sin and death. Conversely, the depth of the darker color suggests the impenetrability of the love of the Father who forgives all. 

For more information on the Year of Mercy, click here.


Contact Info

Parish Office

513-541-5560

513-681-2631 (Fax)

Parish Email

ParishOffice@LittleFlower-church.org

Little Flower

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 
  3-4:00 p.m.
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