As we celebrate our 78th year as a parish, we have much to be thankful for. This video gives a small visual glimpse of our church family, but it cannot tell the entire story of all the many brothers and sisters who have blessed us and the countless blessings God has bestowed upon us over the years.
Mother of Christ Church located in the Winton Hills community of Cincinnati, Ohio is an African American Catholic parish. In the spirit of faith, service and community, we seek to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus through the word and Sacraments. We celebrate our Roman Catholic heritage in worship that flows from African American Culture and music.
We foster the education of children, evangelization and service to our neighbors, and ecumenism with surrounding faith Communities. We seek to share generously; our time, talents and resources on behalf of God’s Kingdom.
Taken from The Catholic Telegraph
February 5, 1965
Mother of Christ Mission in Findlater Gardens, Cincinnati, will officially open its new church hall and recreational center, above, on Sunday, February 7.
Father Charles H. McGurn of St. Bernard Parish, Winton Place, who has charge of the mission, will bless the building and offer Mass at 4 p.m. The building, located on a three and on-half-acre site at 5301 Winneste Avenue will seat about 300 in the church hall for church services. Moveable partitions will permit the hall to be divided into three separate rooms for catechetical classes, held there for grade school and high students who attend public schools. Other facilities of the building include a wing containing a meeting room, kitchen, utility rooms, an office, and a priest’s room.
For the past 20 years, the mission used a community building in Winton Terrace for Masses and instructions. The new building, which was erected by the archdiocese, will permit the transfer of all the mission’s activities to the new center.
Eugene Schrand of Cincinnati was the architect; Allan and Beischel of Cincinnati the general contract
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Mother of Christ Parish - Sundays 11:15 am
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Beacons of Light is a multi-year process of pastoral planning for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Rooted in prayer, groupings of parishes will come together as one faith community. These new “Families of Parishes” will be stronger together, focused more on a mission than on maintenance. In the Families of Parishes, we will grow closer to God, follow Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit, and radiate Christ in our lives.
The Office for African American Pastoral Ministries inspired by the indwelling of God’s Holy Spirit in all peoples facilitates the affirmation, acceptance, and inclusion of the people of African heritage into the mission and life of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.