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Eucharistic Adoration Sts. Peter & Paul has a Holy Hour from 6:00-8:00 pm on the third Wednesdays of the month. The Sacrament of Penance will be offered.

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Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church has a very rich history that dates back to the year 1850, when Archbishop John Baptist Purcell founded a new parish. Our desire as a parish is to continue to minister to the local community and to shine as a welcoming beacon for all.

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First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart

Everyone is invited to OLSH for devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the First Fridays of each month. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass starts at 6:30 pm, followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and devotional prayers. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered during this time. The evening concludes at 8:00 pm with prayers of consecration to the Sacred Heart and Benediction.


Jesus instituted the Eucharist at the Last Supper, a Passover Meal. The word Eucharist comes from a Greek word meaning “to give thanks”.   The Eucharist, sometimes called Holy Communion or The Lord’s Supper, is the heart of our Catholic faith. The Eucharist completes our initiation into the Church, and all that we do as the Body of Christ begins and ends with the memorial of Christ’s death and resurrection.  We believe in the true presence of our Lord in the Eucharist, and by partaking in this Holy Sacrament unite ourselves to Christ and give Him our Praise and Thanksgiving.

The policy of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is that children in the 2nd grade, about age 7, be prepared for and celebrate the sacrament of Penance before they are prepared for and receive First Holy Communion.  Therefore, children are prepared for and celebrate the two sacraments in the same year.  They are also to be prepared by their parish of membership.  OLSH and SSPP recognize preparation through instruction at an Archdiocesan Catholic Elementary school or the Parish PREP program.

Adults who are already baptized (Catholic or in another Christian tradition) and who seek to receive the Eucharist for the first time will prepare in a modified version of the RCIA.  Contact Beth Pettigrew, Pastoral Associate at or 554-1010 for questions about reception of First Holy Communion for children or adults.