RC Ohio Valley and COVID19
Thy Kingdom Come!
Dear Friends and Members of Regnum Christi,
We hope this message finds you safe and healthy. Please be assured that we continue to hold you and your families in our prayers as we all navigate the waters of these uncertain times. With Holy Week upon us, we encourage everyone to prepare their hearts to live out the coming days with a prayerful spirit, as we accompany our Lord through His Passion and Resurrection. It is particularly trying for the faithful to live Holy Week without sacramental graces. Let us exercise our trust in the Lord to provide and to continue growing in intimacy with Jesus and give Him to others.
During these challenging moments, as many are dealing with fear, anxiety, and even loneliness, our mission becomes even more important. This new reality has caused us to adapt and create new ways to live our daily lives. So, during these times, we aim to continue serving the best we can with virtual programs, retreats, resources, and support.
Our Local Community of Legionaries
The Legionaries have continued to minister to others using the phone and internet. Fr. Jesus Salinas has been livestreaming Mass every day for the Royalmont Academy community, as well as sending out videos with spiritual reflections. Fr. Lucio Boccacci and the Regnum Christi missionaries (Jose, Jean-Paul, Daniel) continue to meet virtually with high school guys for their weekly Encounter with Christ and are getting everything ready for an amazing summer at Camp River Ridge! Fathers Thomas Flynn and Matthew Summe continue to give spiritual direction virtually and the men’s online Encounter with Christ, as well as doing a few projects around the house. Br. Ryan Carlin is taking good care of us as administrator of the house. Fr. John Bullock directed a virtual RC Triduum for women using a short video for each meditation and livestreamed a Mass for the NKU’s Newman Club. The whole community livestreamed their Mass last Monday morning on our Facebook page -- see the recording
Our Local Community of Consecrated Women
The Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi have stayed in touch with souls to offer spiritual support. On the Feast of the Annunciation the whole community led a Rosary via Facebook and recently livestreamed adoration with praise and worship songs. Jacquie Lustig, Maria Knuth and Ally Wheeler have been in touch with the ECYD girls and young women via internet and phone. Maria Knuth is also continuing her role in ECYD national support. Lorli Pregel accompanies many consecrated women and meets via Skype with our RC missionaries, Grace Sullivan and Lizzy Conklin, who are still working with ECYD while they are at home. Maria Reinagel continues her work "from home" for the Archdiocese as Vicar of Religious and offers spiritual direction to women. Mary Schwarz and Heidi Seubert offer spiritual guidance to young women. Heidi also directs online retreats for women. Heidi and Lorianne MacDonnell are reaching out to the families at Royalmont. Lorianne and Yvonne Nuxoll offer spiritual direction and spiritual exercises in daily life. Yvonne is staying busy in her national work of accompanying Regnum Christi leaders across the US and Canada. Ally is helping with our virtual Holy Week Missions this year that you can participate in via Facebook @CincinnatiHolyWeekMissions and on Instagram @missionyouthcincy.
Your Help is Needed!
Please consider donating to support our local Legionaries and Consecrated Women in the Ohio Valley. Thank you to those who have already responded with a gift. As you know, having to “stay at home” makes it harder to earn the stipends and receive your donations, upon which we rely. Any contribution that you can make will help us over the hump. A monthly recurring offering to stabilize our finances would be especially helpful. In whatever amount you're able to give, you will make a big difference in helping our Legionaries of Christ, Consecrated Women, and mission of Regnum Christi in the Ohio Valley get through this temporary downturn. Thank you for helping -- no amount is too small.
Here Are Links for Online Donations to Our Local Communities:
For Donations to the
Legionaries of Christ:
For Donations to the
If you prefer to send a check, please make it payable to
Tri-State Horizons, Inc.
and send it to:
Fr. John Bullock, LC
Legionaries of Christ
8162 Chestershire Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45241
We sincerely thank you for your generous support! Be assured of our prayers for you and your families in these trying times… and we ask for yours. We look forward to seeing you and serving you in person as soon as it becomes prudent to do so.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. John Bullock, LC
Superior of Legionary Community
Director of Consecrated Community
Director of RC Ohio Valley
The following resources are available from Regnum Christi Ohio Valley and our local Legionaries of Christ and Consecrated Women. Links to all of these resources are also available to share on our
. These resources can assist you and your family to strengthen your faith and continue to walk closely with our Lord during this Holy Week and beyond - from within your home.
You’re invited to share in the Holy Week liturgies that our local Legionaries of Christ will be celebrating at their home. Here's the schedule for each celebration that will be livestreamed on Facebook
, to accompany you in your faith journey this Holy Week. All times are Eastern Daylight Savings:
April 5 8:30 AM - Palm Sunday Mass
April 9 5:00 PM - Holy Thursday Mass
April 10 2:00 PM - Good Friday
April 12 9:30 AM - Easter Sunday Mass
Virtual Rosary & Adoration
The following were livestreamed on Facebook
by the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi and are available now as recordings:
March 25 - Rosary with song
April 1 - Adoration, Praise and Worship
Upcoming event for women, directed by Ally Wheeler:
April 18 - Women of the Resurrection
Holy Week Missions
“This year, we might get to experience a taste of what the first Easter was like, still in our homes daring to believe that hope is on the horizon...”
Watch for our daily posts on Facebook
and on Instagram
for how we’re creatively helping YOU have a mission experience and connect all of us together in the mission!
We turn to God in times of fear and uncertainty, as we also do in times of joy and celebration. Intercessory prayer has great power before our God! Let us join together in prayer as we pray for God’s heart of love, mercy, and truth to dwell in us and to show us how to face the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Do you have a special prayer request? Join our "Online Prayer Community" and post your prayer request or pray for the intentions of others.
Fr. Mark Haydu, LC, c
hief development officer for the Legionaries of Christ,
North American Territory, has addressed the financial needs of the Legionaries of Christ and the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi from a national perspective in
his March 31st letter
... or click the "Support" image.
Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in [Jesus Christ].
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on Sunday, April 5 at 1:00PM