The St. Mary Deanery will be celebrating the ordination of 2 local men as priests this spring! Matt Keller of St. John’s Maria Stein is being ordained a priest with the Missionaries of the Precious Blood (C.PP.S), and Jarred Kohn of St. Mary’s Philothea is being ordained as a priest in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati! For both men the journey to become a priest started many years ago, from initial calling through seminary; but each one has taken a different path to the same goal.

Matt’s initial call to priesthood came from a JH career project where he interviewed the parish priest, the... Read More

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

A Transformative Journey into Catholic Social Teaching
Presented by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati - Catholic Social Action Office

  • What does social justice mean to you?
  • Why are Catholic social justice issues important in our daily life?
  • How do you implement Catholic social justice lessons in your daily life?
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 11:15am

Have you ever said, "Someone should start a Scripture Study group in our parish". Or, "We have a lot of elderly, housebound parishioners. Someone should organize a visitation team". Well, you are right! Someone should. Maybe that someone is you!

Saturday, September 22, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, December 23, 2018 (All day)

Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey, will present “The Opioid Epidemic: Heroin and Prescription Drug Addiction,” in the Gaspar Room at St. Charles Center, Carthagena, Ohio, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 30. Free and open to the public (ages 12 and up). Drop off your outdated prescription medications. Sponsored by the CPPS Fathers and the St. Mary’s Deanery.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Join Fr. Ryan Ruiz as he leads an evening of prayer, reflection and renewal for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

This fall, the 177 Project is bringing an evening of Eucharistic Adoration and music to every single diocese in the United States. Between Labor Day and Christmas, 22 different artists will help put on almost 200 evenings of Adoration across the entire country. On Sunday, December 16, 2018 they’ll be hosting an evening at Marion Local High School and we would love for you to join us! Tickets to the evening are completely free and you can get yours at or by visiting this site:

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Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 6:45pm to 7:45pm