The Reading Pastoral District is comprised of Saints Peter & Paul Parish and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish of Reading, Ohio.

Letter from Archbishop Schnurr Regarding Beacons of Light

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr has sent a letter explaining a bit more about Beacons of Light. Please take a few minutes to read this important letter. It will appear in the bulletin this coming weekend and can be found on Facebook as well.

Click here to read the full letter


To View Daily & Weekend Mass

PLEASE NOTE:  We have a new link to live streaming mass:  New link

Click HERE  and a new window in your browser will open to the Our Lady of the Valley Facebook account.

  • It is not necessary to have a personal Facebook page to view the daily live stream.  If you are prompted to create a page or log in, simply click “Not Now”.

Once you reach the Facebook page:

  • Scroll down past the header and page information to the heading “POSTS” to see the latest live screen video stream.
  • Click on the large play arrow to begin the broadcast.
  • If you are early to the stream, you might also need to hit ‘refresh’ on your browser to restart the broadcast.

Guidelines, Restrictions and Safety for attending Mass in person can be found HERE



PARISH PROTOCOLS FOR COVID-19 UPDATED

In a letter dated May 13, 2021, Archbishop Schnurr, in conjunction with all the Bishops in Ohio, has lifted the dispensation from Sunday worship. Beginning on June 6, 2021 (and June 5th Vigil Masses), all Catholics must attend Sunday Mass. Not attending Sunday Mass is a mortal sin and one must receive the sacrament of Reconciliation before receiving Holy Communion. The document states, “As has always been the case, those who have a serious reason are exempt from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2181). This includes those who are ill, have significant health risk factors or care for someone who is immuno-compromised or ill, as well as those who have significant fear or anxiety of contracting the coronavirus in a large group of persons. Nevertheless, these persons should observe the Lord’s Day (CIC, can. 1247) and are encouraged to spend time in prayer on Sunday, meditating on the Lord’s passion, death and resurrection…” Mass will continue to be “Live Streamed” on Facebook.

Please Note: the lifting of these restrictions is predicated on a continued downward trend of Covid-19 cases. A significant outbreak in our community could lead to the re-instatement of these and/or other protocols. Please do your part in helping ensure that we remain safe and healthy.

Click HERE for more information on COVID-19 protocols


 

New Parish Name Information

The Decree of Merger and Closure letter from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati can be found here.


All in our pastoral region have free access to FORMED

FORMED provides videos, audio talks, books, documentaries, and studies for all age groups.  Available on any internet connected device.

To Register on FORMED:

  1. Go to FORMED.org/signup
  2. Enter your parish zip code (45215), our region (Sts. Peter and Paul)
  3. Enter your name and email

Already have a FORMED Account?

  1. Visit FORMED.org
  2. Click Sign In
  3. Enter your email
  4. Click the link in your email
  5. You are in! No more passwords!

Mass Times

Saturday Vigil:

  • 3:00 PM (SsPP)
  • 5:00 PM (OLSH)

Sunday:

  • 8:30 AM (OLSH)
  • 10:30 AM (SsPP)

Mass will continue to be live streamed

Weekday Masses

  • Monday: 8:30 AM (OLSH)
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM (SsPP)
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM (OLSH)
  • Thursday: 6:00 PM (OLSH)
  • Friday: 12:00 PM (SsPP)
  • Saturday: 8:30 AM (SsPP)

Sacrament of Reconciliation

  • Thursday – after 6:00 pm Mass using social distancing protocols in the Marian Room
  • Saturday – 9 am in SSPP in Sanctuary

Both churches are open for daily prayer

Sts. Peter and Paul Church will be open daily for private prayer from 11am to 7pm.  You may enter Sts. Peter and Paul by the courtyard door.

OLSH will be open for private prayer Monday – Friday 8AM – 3PM

Please use social distancing protocols.


Announcements & News

The OLSH Mission Commission  is now accepting donations!

The OLSH Mission Commission  is now accepting donations! The Mission Commission storage room is once again open for your donations of used clothing, household items and toys. The storage room is located, next to the Music Room at OLSH. Donated items are taken to the Mountain Outlet in Paintsville Kentucky. Proceeds from the thrift store benefit St. Michael’s Our Lady …

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Kroger Community Rewards

The Kroger Community Rewards Program was designed to support organizations by simply using your Kroger Plus Card! Sign up right away to start earning rebates for our parish. Sign in or create an account at krogercommunityrewards.com. Click on Enroll Now Under “Find Your Organization” enter DG508 (SSPP) or QC004 (OLSH), click search Click on appropriate parish name You’ll receive confirmation that …

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Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered Saturday following the streamed 8:30 am Mass and on Thursday evening following the 6:00 pm Mass. Confessions will be heard at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in the Sacristy.  (In the main door of the building, turn left down the hall, 3rd door on the left.)

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church

177 Siebenthaler Avenue
Reading, OH  45215
513-733-4950

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish seeks to enrich and inspire a vibrant Catholic faith community by gathering to celebrate the Eucharist and working together to fulfill the spiritual needs of our Parish family. Proud of our heritage and responsible tradition, we call upon the goodness and generosity of all our members to live out the Catholic faith with love and respect for all God’s creation.

Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church

330 West Vine Street
Reading, OH  45215
513-554-1010

The parish mission takes its origin from Jesus’ mission who was … to bring good news to the poor. …to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. (Luke 4: 18-19) Our parish has defined this for us in our “Mission Statement”: They devoted themselves to the teaching of the Apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and the prayers. (Acts 2:42)

Bulletins

The weekly bulletins for the Collaborative Pastoral Region are available here.