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From Peter to Francis...

Learn More about Catholic Beliefs 

Regarding the Pope


In the Acts of the Apostles, we come to know Peter as the head of the early church. When Simon is renamed "Rock" (Peter) and given the “keys to the kingdom”, Christ is establishing the office of leadership over the Church.

Peter's successors provide a bridge from the early days of Christianity to today, giving us a continuous chain of earthly leadership until Christ comes again. 

The pope is also known as the Vicar of Christ, the head of the Catholic Church, the Bishop of Rome, and Shepherd of the Church.


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Join us for the celebration of God's presence in  the Word and in the Eucharist.

  • Mon & Tues: 8 AM
  • Thurs & Fri: 8 AM at St. Vivian
  • Sat. Vigil: 4:30 PM at St. Vivian
  • Saturday Vigil: 5 PM
  • Sunday: 9:30 AM at St. Vivian
  • Sunday: 11:15 AM 
  • Holy Days: tbd


Communion Service 

Mon-Fri, 6:15 AM

Eucharistic Adoration 

  • 8:30 AM - 5 PM, most Tuesdays
  • 8:30 AM  - 5 PM most Thursdays at St. Vivian


  • Saturday, 3:30 PM at St. Vivian
  • Saturday, 4:00 PM


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World Mission Sunday

Sunday, Oct. 18

with a special Mass at 3 PM 


This year we are invited to support the 1,150 youngest dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin American and Europe. We will have only 1 collection at our Saturday and Sunday Masses, but your special Mission Sunday envelopes and all loose money in the collection basket will go to support the work of the missions.


In addition, we were selected by the Archdiocese for a special opportunity! We will be hosting the annual World Mission Sunday Mass at 3 PM on October 18. Fr. Len Wenke will be the celebrant. Catholics throughout the archdiocese will be invited. It promises to be a most memorable event and a great chance to showcase our pastoral region. A social in the gym will follow.





Easy, Low Key Opportunity

to Get Involved with Youth Ministry

CLOW Assistants Needed


If you are a VIRTUS-trained adult, here's an opportunity for you! We are looking for someone to be the "2nd adult" for Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) just once a month during the 11:15 AM Mass. Interested in learning more? Contact Amy.




Which of the 

Top 10 Reasons to Try Online Giving

Appeal Most to You?


  • No fee to parishioners.

  • Don't have to own a computer.

  • Works with bank accounts and credit cards.

  • Parishioner sets donation amount and frequency.

  • Saves paper and postage over paper envelopes.

  • No hunting down checks or cash.

  • Maintains a consistent fulfillment of your charitable giving plans despite weather, travel, illness, etc.

  • Handles transfers securely.

  • Minimizes recording errors.

  • Accessible across multiple platforms - computer, tablet and smart phone.

Learn more about Online Giving...





October is RESPECT LIFE Month


As Catholics, we believe that every human life should be valued and protected from the moment of conception until the point of natural death. As Pope Francis said:


"Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God's creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect."


We invite you to support this fundamental appreciation for life in your prayers and decision-making. If you wish to make a donation to fight abortion, capital punishment, human trafficking and domestic violence through Right to Life, you can make a donation in the collection basket using your RIGHT TO LIFE envelope.


We also invite you to bring a gift for our annual BABY JESUS baby shower. New and gently used baby clothing, blankets, bottles, umbrella strollers, diapers and wipes can be placed in the play pen in the vestibule near the Respect Life bulletin board. All contributions will be delivered to Old St. Mary's Pregnancy Center in Over-the-Rhine in early November.






Words of Wisdom from Mother Teresa:

"I am a little pencil in the hand

of a writing God

who is sending a love letter to the world."


If you've been wondering how God can use YOU,

we invite you to consider being part of the

Caring Outreach ministries at St. Bartholomew. 





Basket Raffle to Benefit Rosary Makers

October 10 & 11


Proceeds from this raffle will be used to purchase rosary-making materials and for shipping the finished rosaries around the world. Thank you, St. Vivian Rosary Makers, for the gift of your time and talent in spreading this beautiful devotion!





Make a Difference!

Join This 15+ Year Tradition


On the 2nd Wednesday of each month (excl. November and December), we meet in the St. Bartholomew parking lot at 7:45 PM and carpool to the Drop Inn Center. We provide snacks, fun items, and conversation to the residents there before returning to St. Bart's around 9:45 PM.


You can participate by donating things like magazines, playing cards, paperbacks, board games, religious items, or snack items (popcorn, pretzels, cookies, drinks, fresh fruit). For our October 14 visit, we'd especially love to take PIES!!! If you can provide one, please call the parish office (522.3680) so we can keep track. Pies should be delivered to the office by 3:30 on the 14th.


In addition, we invite you to participate by giving of your time, energy and warm smile! Come make a difference in the lives of our less fortunate brothers and sisters. You'll be glad you did.





Calling all 6th-8th Graders!!

October 17


You have been "chosen" for a special mission! If you attended last year, you know how great this event is and that you don't want to miss it.


Music, skits, adoration, inspiring speakers... It doesn't get any better than that! Learn more...


P.S. Be sure to let Amy know that you're going to attend so that we can have all the kids in our Pastoral Region in the same group.





Help Fellow Parishioners

with Fall Cleanup

Saturday, Oct. 24 at 9 AM


Use your parish directory to get in touch with Joe or Julie Hauck if you:


a. are unable to prepare your home for winter due to medical or physical limitations and would like help with some yard or small home projects, or


b. are able to volunteer your time and services on this day to help out fellow parishioners who need a hand. No special skills are required - but be sure to bring a rake!





Ministry Spotlight: Martha's Ministry

Friday Mornings


Our team of men and women cleans the church every Friday morning from about 8:30 AM until 10 AM - the times can be flexible if needed. We do everything from washing the windows to vacuming to cleaning the pews to replacing the candles. Many hands make light work, so we'd love to have you join us! Contact the parish office to get in touch with Lois.




The Latest News on Our

"Blessed Saints Pastoral Region"


A great deal of discussion and planning has taken

place so that our transition to a pastoral region

will be as smooth as possible. Parishioners from

both Barts and Vivian have been working and

praying diligently for an effective, prosperous collaboration.


As efforts continue, please keep the collaboration

team  - including St. Bart's reps: John Slone, Dan Depperman, Ruth Linesch, and Mike Scott - in your prayers.


View the latest news from the Collaboration Team.





Knitters and Crocheters Serve the Needy

2nd & 4th Monday Mornings

(or simply craft from home)


The needlecraft group of St. Vivian invites all knitters and crocheters to join their group! They make hats, scarves, and afghans for the homeless and needy. All levels of talent are welcome. They meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at St. Vivian's Ursuline Hall from 9-11 AM. If you can't make the meetings, you can still work at home. Have donations of yarn to give? This group will gladly accept them! 




Remembering Your Loved One


Consider having the red sanctuary candle by the tabernacle lit "in honor of" or "in memory of" your loved one. The suggested donation would be $5, and the candle would burn for one week. Your loved one would be mentioned in the bulletin and during the weekend intentions. If you are interested, contact Joanne at the parish office (522.3680).




We've adopted a seminarian!

Learn more about Tim Fahey...




2015: Year of Consecrated Life


The Archdiocese of Cincinnati, in union with the

Catholic Church around the world, will celebrate

members of religious orders and others in

consecrated life during the Year of Consecrated Life

called by Pope Francis from November 30, 2014 to

February 2, 2016. Learn more...




Headed the Right Way?


If you've been away from Christ and/or His Church

and are ready to turn your feet

and your life back to Him,

we would love to help you

take those important steps!


For Catholics hearing the call to return...

For those who are new to Catholicism...



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