The term “parish” (paroikia) was used originally as a geographical designation, referring to the Christian community in one particular neighborhood. Our parish, however, comprises a large number of zip codes (as one look at our parish directory would reveal). Nevertheless, despite the fact that our members are spread out across Cincinnati and beyond, we manage to have a very dynamic parish life that is expressed in several ways. We encourage you to explore one of the many paths toward involvement found on this web page.
While the Eucharist is certainly the epicenter of our parish life, within that context, we celebrate with joy and devotion all of the other sacraments. We also provide a consistent and on-going faith formation program for children, youth and adults. None of us believe that "we have arrived" but rather we are all on the way towards becoming disciples. You will notice that we also are blessed to have a robust sense of social mission within our community. One of the core principles is that there is an intrinsic connection between the sacraments of the altar and the sacrament of our neighbor.
In addition to the above, as part of our Ignatian identity, we regularly offer the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (which constitute an in-depth formation program which helps people deepen their prayer, discernment and service). We also offer periodically additional formation modules – such as JustFaith and JustMatters, to mention only a few – that enable our members to deepen their understanding and commitment to a faith that does justice. In everything, we try to remain attuned to the gentle sway of the Spirit.