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By Fr. Kyle Schnippel on 5/27/2018 12:00 AM
On May 19, four men were ordained to the priesthood of Jesus Christ for service to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. I worked with all four as they entered seminary formation and am proud of the men they have become and that they are now a brother priest to me! It is always an exciting day to celebrate ordinations to the priesthood, as it is the culmination of a long and sometimes arduous journey for the men, but is also a day of great rejoicing for the Archdiocese as we celebrate the life and ministry of Jesus in the vocation of those being ordained to serve at the altar.
By Fr. Kyle Schnippel on 5/20/2018 12:00 AM

The ‘Daily Mass Crowd’ seem to laugh at me at least once a week as I quip at the start of a homily, ‘This is one of my favorite passages of Scripture/Saints/Feast Days, etc.’ Recently, someone came up and replied, ‘You can’t have a favorite every week, Father!’ Alas, I’ll try to back it down a little bit!

But anyway, Pentecost is a favorite for so many reasons. It is the birthday of the Church, it is an outpouring of the Spirit in a new and powerful way, it is an unraveling of the effects of sin in the world; and all together it is a sign of what awaits us in the glory of heaven, too!

By Fr. Kyle Schnippel on 5/13/2018 12:00 AM
Today, we honor and celebrate the most important person in your life: your mother. No matter who we are or what we do, there is a particular woman in our lives who originally gave us life, and we all owe her a particular debt and gift of gratitude. That unique bond that exists between a mother and her child is something to gaze upon in awe; as I remember seeing my oldest sister holding her new born child some 24 years ago; (that child is now a mother herself!) I knew that there was something special present and I was witnessing a particular gift and beauty right in front of me.
By Fr. Kyle Schnippel on 5/6/2018 12:00 AM
Both last week and this week, it has been a joy and blessing to administer First Communion to our second graders at both Corpus Christi and St. John Neumann. It is one of my greatest joys as a priest to see the excitement and anticipation of our young people as they approach the Altar of God for the first time to receive Jesus under the appearance of bread and wine, which we know is truly the Body and Blood of Jesus. I am very thankful to Pam McLaughlin at Corpus Christi and Becky Albrinck at St. John Neumann (as well as the teams that assist them!) for their diligent and hard work in preparing our young people for the reception of the Sacrament.

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