All Saints Day and All Souls Day

This coming Friday is November 1, the Feast of All Saints, a Holy Day of Obligation in the United States. Tridentine Masses will be celebrated at the following times and locations:

All Saints — November 1

Sacred Heart Church, Cincinnati
7:00 PM

Old Saint Mary’s, Cincinnati
7:15 AM

St. Bernard, Dayton, KY
6:30 AM and 11:00 AM

All Saints, Walton, KY
4:30 PM

All Saints is of course immediately followed by All Souls Day on Saturday, November 2. There will be a number of Tridentine Masses offered on this feast day. A partial list follows below:

All Souls — November 2

Old Saint Mary’s, Cincinnati
6:45 AM, 7:45 AM, 8:15 AM and 9:00 AM

St. Bernard, Dayton, KY
6:30 AM and 10:00 AM

All Saints, Walton, KY
9:15 AM

Mass for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

This upcoming Saturday, September 14th, is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and also the 6th Anniversary of the effective date of Summorum Pontificum. In celebration of both of these events, there will be a special High Mass at Old St. Mary’s at 9 AM. Please join us in praying at this Mass!

Mass for Blessed Karl of Austria, August 24th

On Saturday, August 24th at Sacred Heart Church in Cincinnati, there will be a Mass in honor of Blessed Karl von Habsburg at 11 AM. The Mass will be immediately followed in the adjacent church school building by a lecture on Blessed Karl given by his great-grandson, Archduke Imre von Habsburg and his wife, HIRH Kathleen of Habsburg-Lorraine (formerly of the American Life League). The Mass will be a High Mass in the Extraordinary Form.

For those of you who do not know the story of Blessed Karl, he was the Emperor of Austria who ascended to the throne during WWI and sought to bring peace to war torn Europe. He was also a devout Catholic, whose cause for canonization is, as is evidenced by his status of “blessed”, well advanced. This event is a rare opportunity to gain important insight into the role of Catholic leaders who truly lived their faith, and one that we would highly encourage everyone to attend. The event is open to the public and is free of charge, though donations are gratefully appreciated.

Masses for the Feast of the Assumption, 2013

This coming Thursday, August 15th, is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a holy day of obligation. As such, there will be a number of opportunities to attend the Latin Mass in Greater Cincinnati. The current schedule is as follows:

August 15th — Feast of the Assumption

6:30 AM — St. Bernard Church, Dayton, KY

7:15 AM — Old St. Mary’s, Cincinnati, OH

10:30 AM — St. Bernard Church, Dayton, KY

5:00 PM — All Saints Church, Walton, KY

7:00 PM — Sacred Heart Church, Cincinnati, OH

May you have a blessed Feast!


Gregorian Chant and the World Choir Games

With the World Choir Games now in Cincinnati from July 4th through 14th, there are a number of world class choirs in town singing among other things a repertoire of sacred music.

As a part of the festivities, there will be two Gregorian chant workshops put on by music directors well versed in this reverent and beautiful music of the Church.  Both workshops will be on Tuesday, July 10th at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

2:30 pm: Gregorian Chant: How Do I Get Started? by Travis Yeager (Indiana University)

3:30 pm: Behind the Signs: An Introduction to Gregorian Semiology, by Aurelio Porfiri (University of Macao, China)

For more information, you can click here.

Masses in June

June has many of the greatest feasts dedicated to Our Lord, and there will be a number of Tridentine Masses offered this month to celebrate those and other feasts!


  • June 7 — Old St. Mary’s — 7 PM — Feast of Corpus Christi (this is also the first Tridentine Solemn High Mass of Fr. Marc Soellner who was ordained this past May!)
  • June 8 — Old St. Mary’s — 7 PM — Votive Mass of St. Philip Neri
  • June 15 — Old St. Mary’s — 7PM — Feast of the Sacred Heart
  • June 29 — Old St. Mary’s — 7 PM — Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul

Please try and join us at these Masses!

Ascension Thursday

This coming Thursday the 17th is the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord.  The following Tridentine Masses will be said in honor of this holy day:

6:30 AM — St. Bernard’s in Dayton, KY
7:15 AM     — Old St. Mary’s — Please use the side door as the front doors may be locked.
10:00 AM  – St. Bernard’s in Dayton, KY
5:00 PM     — All Saints Church in Walton, KY
7:00 PM    – Sacred Heart Church in Cincinnati, OH

For those interested,  1st Vespers of the Ascension will be sung in Latin at Old St. Mary’s on Wednesday, May 16th at 5:00 PM.

Have a blessed Ascension Thursday!

Holy Week

The Sacred Triduum will again be offered in the Greater Cincinnati area this year, this time across two locations; St. Bernard Church in Dayton, Kentucky and Sacred Heart Church in Bellevue, Kentucky (Note, this is DIFFERENT Sacred Heart Church from where the Sunday Tridentine Mass is normally offered in Cincinnati).  For directions, please click on the underlined names of the churches in above; this will take you to Google maps for each church.

Fr. Valentine will again be the principal celebrant.

The schedule will be:

Holy Thursday at Sacred Heart Church/Bellevue, KY (not Cincinnati)
Mass begins at 7 PM

Good Friday at St. Bernard Church/Dayton, KY
Mass of the Pre-sanctified at 3 PM preceded by devotions beginning at noon (Stations of the Cross followed by fervorinos).

Holy Saturday at St. Bernard Church/Dayton, KY
Easter Vigil begins at 8:30 PM

In addition to the Sacred Triduum, on each of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday, the office of Tenebrae will be sung at St. Bernard Church beginning at 8 AM.

Please email us at with any questions. Please join us for the Sacred Triduum again this year!

Other Holy Week Masses

For those of you in Indiana, St. Philomena will also be having the Sacred Triduum.  Their schedule is as follows:

Maudy Thursday (4/5) Mass at 7 PM, Adoration until Midnight, No confessions before this mass

Good Friday (4/6) Confessions at 11:00 AM, Stations at Noon, Solemn Afternoon Liturgy 12:30 PM

Holy Saturday (4/7) Confessions at 4 PM, no confessions before the vigil, Paschal Vigil 10:30 PM, Mass at Midnight

Also, for those of you in the Dayton area, Holy Family Parish will also have the Sacred Triduum.  Please visit their website by clicking here for times.

Pre-Lenten Mission at Sacred Heart Church

On Saturday, February 18th, there will be a Pre-Lenten Mission offered at Sacred Heart Church by two priests of the Diocese of Covington, Frs. Sean Kopcyzinski and Fr. Shannon Collins. The mission will begin at 9 AM with a Traditional Latin Mass and will be followed by a series of talks on Lenten and other themes designed to help the attendees prepare for the upcoming season of Lent and grow in their faith. The mission will last until 3 PM and will have a break for lunch. More details are available in the event’s flyer here.