For Our Family of Parishes
St. Thomas More, St. Bernadette, St. Mary's, St. Peter's
August 21

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Call on Mary, Queen of Peace and Queen of Heaven!!
She has a long history of helping us and interceding for us!
In this feast, particularly cherished by modern day popes, 
we celebrate Mary as the Queen of Heaven and Earth.

In Pope Pius XII's papal encyclical Ad Coeli Reginam, he proposed
the traditional doctrine on the Queenship of Mary and
established this feast for the Universal Church.
Pope Pius IX said of Mary's Queenship:
"Turning her maternal Heart toward us and dealing
with the affair of our salvation, she is concerned
with the whole human race.
Constituted by the Lord Queen of Heaven and earth,
and exalted above all choirs of Angels
and the ranks of Saints in Heaven,
standing at the right hand of Her only-begotten Son,
Our Lord Jesus Christ,
she petitions most powerfully with Her maternal prayers,
and she obtains what she seeks."
Click the link below for:

Click below to read the encyclical:
AUGUST 19-20

6 PM - 11 PM
“Celebrate Life – The St. Bernadette 2022 Festival.”

Their Major Annual Spirit and Fund Raising Event...
After the past two years' limitations, this is a very important year! 

Click the link below to learn ways you can help:

Come and join our Celebrate Life Festival!!

Gather together for food and lots of fun!

Friday's band: “Back Beat” 7 pm - 11 pm
Saturday band: “The Kenny Welch Band” 7pm-11pm

We'd are still accepting donations of 2 Liter Coke and Pepsi Products.
(Accepted at the parish office).

Thank You!!!
Pray for Peace, Work for Justice and God Bless Us, Every One!

Mike K (mobile/text) 513-379-0378 
Scripture says:
“Be sober and alert.
Your opponent the devil is prowling like a roaring lion
looking for someone to devour.
Resist him, solid in your faith.”

In other words, the Christian life involves spiritual combat.

Chris Stefanick talks with exorcist Fr. Chad Ripperger
from the Archdiocese of Denver
about the reality of spiritual combat.

Exorcism is a serious topic,
but this is not a scary episode.

Be amazed by Fr. Ripperger’s stories of God’s power and providence,
and how not even the demons can thwart God’s plan for us.

Click below to watch Chris' interview Fr. Ripperger:

Click below to see:

Fr. Ripperger's Book on Deliverance Prayers
Prayers for use by the laity
in waging spiritual warfare
(from the public domain and the Church's treasury).

With imprimatur from the Archdiocese of Denver.

National Eucharistic Revival Resources

The Place Where Peace is Possible

In the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus,
we receive the greatest reconciliation possible:

the healing of the separation between God and humanity due to sin,
writes Father Malachy Napier, C.F.R

Click below to read about the necessity for civilization's survival: 

Click below to watch Fr. Joe Laramie share his joy
about being a National Eucharistic Preacher:

Live Event
Jeff Cavins

Next Wednesday, August 24th at 4 p.m. ET,
join a live event entitled

If "ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ,"
then to ignore Scripture is to ignore Christ. 

If you really want to know
Jesus and if you really want to follow him,
then it is imperative that you make
reading and studying the Bible
a part of your everyday life. 

In this talk, Jeff Cavins will explore how to
begin reading and studying the Bible and how to
ensure you make a daily habit of it.

Click below to register for this live event:


The RCIA process starts again in September!

If you know someone interested in becoming Catholic,
suggest they fill out the form on our STM website.

Click the link below:

Change begins at the end of your comfort zone.
It’s more than a cliché.

With regard to faith journeys,
the change may simply be a move from one Protestant church
to another, which is usually a minor shift in thought and practice
that allows for quick assimilation.

The case was different for Andrew Shadel.
He experienced a complete paradigm shift
that truly changed every aspect of his life in Christ.

Click the link below to READ his story:

Spiritual Weapons:

Learn How To Use Them

Yes, Satan is real.
Hell is real.
Satan wants
your soul.

Will you fight back?
If this sounds dramatic…it is!
But nothing in your life is more important than your eternal soul.
And our lukewarm attitude sells our soul to him.

Join this series:
Spiritual Warfare
To learn weapons and strategies you need to defeat the enemy.

In this 21-part series, presented by retired U.S. Army chaplain,
Fr. Matthew Pawlikowski, you will learn to:

  • Understand how demons tempt you, so that you can effectively defend yourself from their attacks (Session 5)
  • Call upon the angels—who have already defeated their fallen foes—to help you in your own fight (Session 7)
  • Unlock the full power of Confession: a powerful secret weapon against the enemy (Session 12)
  • Wield the ultimate weapon against Satan and his minions (Session 17)
  • Call upon three particular saints who battled Satan—and who will help you with their intercession (Session 9, 10, 11)
  • Utilize prayer and fasting in spiritual warfare (Session 14)

Click below to sign up for the:
Novena to St. Monica

Novena Begins: August 18
Feast Day: August 27

St. Monica is a very powerful intercessor who seek her for help.

She is the mother of
St. Augustine, a Doctor of the Church
and highly revered Saint, philosopher and theologian,
but he was not always a saint.

St. Monica prayed for her wayward son and pagan husband fervently throughout her life - for 17 years!

St. Augustine converted and eventually became this great Saint!

The novena traditionally begins on August 18th,
but it's okay to start on August 19th (or any date).

Click the link below to find the nine day prayers for the:

Scroll down to find the answer!
For August 21, 2022

The Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Year C - Lk 13:22-30
A child of God is to become a strong doer
of good through moral discipline.

“Lord, will only a few people be saved?”
He answered them,
“Strive to enter through the narrow gate,
for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter
but will not be strong enough."

  • Our Lord is making his way to Jerusalem, where he will accomplish our salvation.

  • Somebody asks him what looks like a simple question, “Will only a few be saved?”

  • It is hard to know what the questioner had in mind, but we assume he means, How many people will receive the salvation you have come to bring us? Or, more simply, How many will go to heaven?

  • It is also hard to understand Christ’s answer, since he responds both with a parable and an entwined explanation.

  • Salvation is pictured as the kingdom of God and as an estate or home. To get in you must enter through a “narrow gate.” Inside, many are reclining at table, taking part in a meal, resting and eating and drinking wine.

  • The Lord, the master of the house, had already arisen from the feast, gone outside to the “narrow” gate of his property or the door of his home, and locked it because it was night. Outside are people just like the questioner, Jews. They have not been “strong enough” to enter through the narrow gate. They are knocking and asking to be admitted. The master refuses them entry saying he does not know where they are from. They say, we are your countrymen. He replies again that he does not know who they are and that they are evildoers who must depart. Those people who are rejected are very upset and wail and grind their teeth.

  • Christ comments that people just like the questioner will be deeply upset if they are not saved. They will see Jewish ancestors admitted to the kingdom of God but they themselves will be cast out. They will also see many Gentiles from the four corners of the earth admitted to the feast of the kingdom of God.

  • A question for us Gentile Christians is, What will exclude us from the feast of the kingdom of God?

  • The answer is evildoing. Those who are not admitted are “evildoers.” It does not matter if you are a Jew who actually heard Jesus preaching or a Christian who attends a religious service every week. Salvation comes from Christ, but if you are an evildoer you don’t know Christ and he doesn’t know you.

  • Yet there will be people from every nation and race and time who will achieve salvation and be admitted to the feast of the kingdom of God. Many of these will have higher places of honor than Christ’s immediate hearers.

With the Four-Way Medal we can wear four popular devotional medals
without getting into a royal tangle!

Shaped in the form of a cross,
a medal makes up each of its four extremities.

1. At the top is the Scapular Medal: The Sacred Heart of Jesus on the front and Our Lady of Mount Carmel on the back. It can be worn in lieu of a cloth Brown Scapular, or even multiple scapulars, once blessed with the blessing proper to each.

2. On the right is St. Joseph, our most powerful advocate in Heaven after Our Lord and Our Lady.

3. On the left is St. Christopher,
beloved as the patron saint of travelers.

4. At the foot of the cross is the Miraculous Medal,
with the corresponding design on the reverse.
On the back,
you frequently find the words:

“I am a Catholic. Please call a priest.”
In a life-threatening emergency,
this alerts first responders to call a priest so you can receive the Last Rites.


Spiritual reading offers God's perspective.
This is obviously true with regard to Sacred Scripture;
but it is also true when we read from any of the countless books
written by those with great wisdom and grace
whose hearts and minds are united
with the Magisterium of the Church.
This week's recommendation is:

The Spirit of Catholicism
By Karl Adam

 "The Spirit of Catholicism" attempts to communicate with the laity about the Catholic faith and the Church's role as the keeper of the faith.

According to Adam, for many on the outside, Catholicism, is a daunting, foreign, and
confused mass of conflicting forces
that has somehow survived the tests of time.

Catholicism is simultaneously new yet quite old;
holy yet corrupt; hierarchical yet personal; dogmatic yet utilitarian, and so on.

How can someone outside the Church get a good grasp on the essence of Catholicism when it is so vast and seemingly complex?

Those attempting to grasp the very heart and spirit of Catholicism
should read Karl Adam's book,
which is a most elegant and concise exploration of the faith
and an attempt to address these ambiguities. 

We pray you will be excited to embark on purposeful spiritual reading as a way to build a more prayer-filled, Christ centered life.