SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE CHANGE AT ASSUMPTION CHURCH
I want to alert all parishes in the S-7 Family of Parishes that, beginning the first weekend of October, the weekend Mass schedule at Assumption Church in Mt Healthy will be - Saturday at 3:00 PM (unchanged) and Sunday 9:30 AM. I want you to know this for two reasons.
First, I want to express my hope that you will be welcoming and hospitable to Assumption parishioners who come here for Mass. Second, I would hate for you to go to Assumption for Mass at a time when there is no Mass! Over the next year, there will almost certainly be more tweaking of Sunday and weekday Mass schedules. Hopefully, this will be followed by a few years of very little change.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
We are living in interesting times, where it seems that many people are resolutely working to replace conventional wisdom, and, to some extent, the hallmarks of our Western rational traditions. Two great advocates of Western rationality and the Judeo-Christian foundations of our culture and values are Jordan Peterson, a widely published clinical psychologist and best-selling author, and Dennis Praguer, a former philosophy professor, who currently is a well-known radio host on the West Coast. They both have many videos on YouTube that are wonderful for adults, young and old, to provoke thought and discussion. Check them out!
A Thought from the Readings…
Then the criminal said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” He replied to him, “Amen I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
Luke 23:43 – Gospel for the Feast of Christ the King, November 20
When Jesus spoke to the woman caught in adultery, he saw the good of the Kingdom in her. When he told Zaccheus to come down from the tree, he saw the good of the Kingdom in him. As Jesus struggled on the cross, close to death, it seemed that all was darkness and loss. But the criminal saw the possibility of joining him in that Kingdom that Jesus had promised others all during his life. It is a promise given to all of us.
Sr. Margie Niemer, Pastoral Administrator
Greetings in the name of the Lord:
I am Father Ronald Haft, one of your Parochial Vicars. I would like to share a short biography about myself. I was born in 1966 and raised in Colerain Township. Our family consisted of Dad (Dick), Mom (Ruth), and older brothers Rick and Ray. Our family is Catholic but fell away from the faith during my childhood. I attended Ann Weigel Elementary, White Oak Junior High and Colerain High School, graduating in 1985. I completed the Cincinnati Technical College Culinary Arts Program in 1987.
I worked at the North Bend Road McDonald’s from 1984 to 1986, and Evergreen Retirement Community from 1986-1988. I then worked at St. Clare Retirement Community from 1988 to 1991. During this time at St. Clare, I returned to Cincinnati Technical College and completed the Dietetic Technician Program in the spring of 1991. I also worked at St. Francis - St. George Hospital for 8 months in 1991. After successfully
completing the American Dietetics Association national exam, I began working at Lebanon Correctional Institution in October 1991 as a Dietetic Technician, Registered.
In March of 1993, I returned to the practice of the Catholic Faith, receiving First Communion in September 1993 and Confirmation, in March 1994.
I purchased my own home in February 1997. Dad died in 1998. In August 2001, I sold my home and entered Mt. St Mary’s Seminary of the West. I was ordained to the Priesthood May 19th, 2007, and received a Master of Divinity degree. I was Parochial Vicar at St. Charles Borromeo in Kettering, 2007 to 2010. I was Pastor of St. Peter in Chains in Hamilton, from 2010 to 2013. I was Administrator of St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus, Covington, Ohio, and Parochial Vicar to Immaculate Conception, Bradford, St. Denis Versailles, and Holy Family, French Town, 2013 to 2017. I was Pastor of St. Antoninus Church, Green Township from 2017 to 2022.
I have been a chaplain at Dayton Correctional Institution. I am currently the “Courage” and “Encourage” Chaplain for the Cincinnati area. I am also trained in “Integrity Restored”.
My brother Rick died in 2015 and is survived by his children, Sarah, Ricky, Becca, and grandchildren, Searra, Erika, Alaina, and Marissa. Mom died in 2018. My brother Ray lives in Dry Ridge, KY, on Williamstown Lake.
I am excited to be with you as we all embrace Beacons of Light under the leadership of our Pastor Father Umberg.
Yours in Christ,