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Sacramental and Ministries:

If you have any questions or would like to sign up for any of our ministries please contact our office via phone or email.

Sacraments of initiation

Sacrament of Baptism

Baptism is the means by which its recipients are incorporated into the church in a sacramental bond of unity.

Please call office for information about the Pre-Baptism Program, preferably between the second and eighth month of pregnancy.


The Eucharist is in which Christ himself is contained, offered and received, and by which the Church constantly lives and grows.

See Home Page for Mass times.

First Communion

First Holy Communion is typically received when children are in the second grade.

Adult Communion

See Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) for more information, or contact Ashley Roberts at 937-843-3127.

Ministers to the Sick

Eucharist Ministers bring communion to sick and homebound parishioners.


Contact the Parish Office at 937-843-3127 to make arrangements.

Funeral Mass (Christian Burial)

Before contacting the Parish Office at 937-843-3127 to schedule a Funeral Mass, please contact your Funeral Director, who will make the necessary arrangements, such as scheduling the Funeral Liturgy.


Confirmation enriches the baptized with the Holy Spirit, binding them more perfectly to the Church, and strengthening them in their witness to Christ by word and deed and in their work to bring to its fullness the Body of Christ.


April 25th, 2021: 

Confirmation Class of 2021 at Saint Mary of the Woods. 

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Sacraments of healing

Anointing/Communion for the Sick or Unable

Through the sacrament of anointing, Christ strengthens the faithful who are afflicted by illness, providing them with the strongest means of support.

Contact the Parish Office at 937-843-3127 to make arrangements.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Through Penance and Reconciliation (Confession), the faithful receive pardon through God's mercy for the sins they have committed.

Confessions times are on 2nd & 4th Thursdays 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm or by Appointment.

Sacraments of Service


The matrimonial covenant, refers to the relationship between the husband and wife, a permanent union of persons capable of knowing and loving each other and God.

See Wedding PreCana for more information, or contact the Parish Office at 937-843-3127.

Annulment: An annulment is a declaration by a Church tribunal (a Catholic Church court) that a marriage thought to be valid according to Church law actually fell short of at least one of the essential elements required for a binding union.

Visit Marriage Annulment (tribunal) at Archdiocese of Cincinnati for more information, or contact the Parish Office at 937-843-3127.

Holy Orders

Holy Orders is the sacrament by which bishops, priests and deacons are ordained and receive the power and grace to perform their sacred duties.

Visit Vocations Office at Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

Visit Vocations at Archdiocese of Cincinnati for more information.

Pregnancy and Family Resources

For a listing of the many resources available for women in unexpected or crisis pregnancies in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, please go to

Option Line

Option Line and network of participating pregnancy centers offers peer counseling and accurate information about all pregnancy options.

Call pregnancy helpline at 1-800-712-4357
Find a center near you at
Visit to learn more.


"Today, I call on all people, and especially Catholics, to redouble our commitment to caring for women, children and families so that abortion is not only illegal, but unthinkable."

Read Archbishop Schnurr's Letter to the Faithful upon Overturning of Roe v. Wade. (English(Spanish)

For a listing of the many resources available for women in unexpected or crisis pregnancies in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, please go to

You are not alone. No matter what challenges you are facing.



Walking with Moms in Need is a national initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to help parishes better support and accompany pregnant and parenting women. Joining in this initiative, parishes across the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are embarking on a Year of Service to assess, expand and communicate resources to moms in need in our communities. As Pope Francis reminds us, our parishes are called to be “islands of mercy in the midst of a sea of indifference.”

To learn more visit

Mission Trips
An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.


In the Divine Mercy revelations to St. Faustina, Our Lord made powerful promises about praying at 3:00 o'clock, the Hour of Mercy. He also promised great graces when we pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. In this time when we very much need to rest near Our Lord's Sacred Heart, we invite you to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy with this recording, where Father leads. If you are able to pray at 3:00 each day, please do so; however, the Chaplet is powerful at whatever time we are able to pray.

"When I see that the burden is beyond my strength, I do not consider or analyze it or probe into it, but I run like a child to the Heart of Jesus, and say only one thing to Him: 'You can do all things.' And then I keep silent, because I know that Jesus Himself will intervene in the matter, and as for me, instead of tormenting myself, I use that time to love Him."--St. Faustina

Jesus, I trust in You.

Listen to The Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

Listen to The Chaplet of Divine Mercy:


St. Vincent de Paul Society and Store


Food Pantry

1st & 3rd Thursday of the month
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Thrift Store

2nd & 4th Thursday & Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Key Adams, President

Donate at St. Vincent de Paul (WeShare Give Now)

Select "St.Mary's of the Woods SVDP Conference"

Our Daily Bread

Contact Deb Anderson (937-844-2228)

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