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Mass Schedule

Weekend Catholic Mass Schedule OUR LADY OF GRACE PARISH

 1st Sunday of the Month**
 Sat 4:30 PM Our Lady of Mercy Church
 Sun 9:00 AM Corpus Christi Church
2nd thru Last Sunday of the Month
Sat 4:30 PM Corpus Christi Church
Sun 9:00 AM Our Lady of Mercy Church

Tue. 8:30 AM Corpus Christi Church
Wed. 8:30 AM Our Lady of Mercy Church
*Except Patronal Feast Day Celebration weekends.  Watch for announcements.

** A Saturday Mass Falling on the last day of a month is considered a 1st Sunday Mass.

Weekend Catholic Mass Schedule REGIONAL MASS TIMES

Queen of Martyrs Parish
4134 Cedar Ridge Road
Dayton OH 45414 
Sunday Mass Sunday 11:00 AM
Weekday Mass Thursday     8:30 AM

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Our Lady of Grace - Northeast Family #8 (Proposed)
Click above to see the proposed assignment on the Beacons of Light website

The following links provide in-depth information from the Beacons of Light website:

Pastor - Fr. Benoit Mukamba, C.S.Sp.



Interesting facts about the Spiritans in Dayton, the USA, and around the globe on "The Pastor's Desk".

Today's Reading - NAB at

Saint of the Day -

USCCB on Religious Liberty

From the Pulpit
See selected past homily reflections archived on Fr. Benoit's "The Pastor's Desk" page.

Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe:
Christ’s Reign over the Universe.

SCRIPTURE: Daniel 7: 13-14; Psalm 93; Revelation 1: 5-8; John 18: 33b – 37.

We celebrate today the kingship of Jesus Christ over the whole universe. Jesus inaugurated the manifestation of his universal rule when he was born of the Blessed Mother Mary. The Kingdom is in its process of overcoming evil and the world. Christ reigns in the consciousness of every person who believes in Him. The lifestyle of such a person who has accepted Jesus as one’s king reflects the values of the Kingdom of God.

From the days of Moses to the period of Samuel, the Seer and Judge, the People of Israel or the Israelites did not have a human king. They acknowledged God as their only King. Then Israel pressured Samuel to anoint a human king who would rule over Israel like other nations did. Samuel anointed Saul son of Kish from Benjamin as King over Israel (1 Samuel 10: 1).  After the successive reigns of Saul, David and Solomon, the kingdom experienced a split into South and North during the rule of Rehoboam.  Then, the Assyrians destroyed the Northern Kingdom, Israel around the year 722/721 BCE. The Southern Kingdom, Judah, succumbed to the Neo-Babylonian Empire in the year 587/586 BCE (Before Christian Era). The reality of the kingdom in Israel disappeared but its people continued to long and hope for one that would be divine and firm forever. Meanwhile, different empires succeeded each other depending on which one was strong. In the days of Jesus of Nazareth, the Roman Empire made the rule in the land of Israel. Jesus’ preaching about the Kingdom of God, met the aspirations and hopes of his compatriots who called him, rightly or wrongly, Son of David.

The detractors of Jesus used the symbol or imagery of the kingdom to accuse him to Pilate, official the Roman Empire as being a rebel to the establishment. Jesus preached frequently on the Kingdom of God. The concept of the Kingdom of God went beyond any earthly territory. It encompassed the entire universe beyond time and space. Prophet Daniel envisioned such a universal rule and ruler, the Son of Man. The Book of Revelation assures us that the sacrifice of Jesus incorporated us in the Kingdom where we become agents of bringing about the fulfillment of the Kingdom yet to be fully manifested. In the conversation between Jesus and Pilate, Jesus made a point to distinguish the dimension of his rule. “If my kingdom did belong to this world, my attendants would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to Jews.” (John 18:36). But Jesus came into the world to bear witness to the truth; that God is one and reigns over the whole universe. Pilate’s question about the truth shows that he was on the side of those who did not accept Jesus’ testimony. Jesus’ presence meant the actualization of the kingdom of God. And those who believe in him embrace the kingdom. This kingdom is a reign of peace, love and joy. Members of the Kingdom follow Jesus’ way of life. It is imperative for every one of us to reflect on the core values that dominate us, guide our choices and daily actions.

The Church proposes this great feast of Christ King of the Universe in order to remind us that God will have the last say just as he had the first Word that created the universe.

Communication from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Obligation to Attend Sunday Mass Reinstated

May 14, 2021

The Catholic Conference of Ohio has released a statement (found here) regarding the lifting of the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Mass. In line with that statement Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr has decreed that for the faithful of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati the obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Mass is reinstated, beginning with the Sunday Masses of June 6, 2021 (including the vigil anticipatory Mass on Saturday, June 5).

In addition, in line with our guidance throughout this pandemic to follow the regulations of public health authorities, after the statewide mandate has been lifted (currently scheduled for June 2, per Gov. DeWine’s announcement on May 12) there will be no mask mandate for churches of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

The latest information about COVID-19 protocols for churches in the archdiocese can be found here on our website.

Archdiocesan Holy Communion on the Tongue Guidelines

Holy Communion on the Tongue

Our Lady of Grace Parish - Our Lady of Mercy Church + Corpus Christi Church



The Spiritans began working in Ohio (Fr. Steurer in Troy, St Patrick's, 1872, and Fr. Ott in Piqua, St Boniface, with 5 mission stations, 1873) even before the arrival of their 1st Provincial (Fr. Strub in 1874).
- In 1928, they took over the ministry to the African Americans in Cincinnati (St. John the Baptist Church). That same year, the Archbishop asked them to take care of the growing African American Community in Dayton.
- Since then, the Spiritans have dedicated their ministry among African American Catholics and all who joined, and they still are continuing ministering among urban and rural parishes.
- At the moment they serve 5 churches in the Dayton area: Corpus Christi, Our Lady of Mercy (Our Lady of Grace Parish), Queen of Martyrs Parish, St. Benedict the Moor, and St. Mary, striving to be a light that shines to brighten the life of the people they serve in the Archdiocese of the Most Rev. Dennis Marion Schnurr.

220 West Siebenthaler Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45405
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Hours: Mon-Thurs, 9:00am - 4:00pm
  Corpus Christi Church
527 Forest Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45405
Our Lady of Mercy Church
533 Odlin Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45405
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