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Liturgical Ministry

If you’re not already participating in a liturgical ministry–like serving, being a Eucharistic minister, or a lector, for example–we encourage you to prayerfully discern how God might be calling you to worship Him, and assist others in their worship, in our liturgy.
For more information about our liturgical ministries, please contact your parish office.

Bereavement Committee

The members of this Bereavement Committee provide support to the families of parishioners when they have lost a loved one. They offer a luncheon to the parishioner’s family on the day of burial. The committee follows up with the families with support, calls, and cards. There are no monthly meetings to attend. Members are called upon as needed. 
Fellow parishioners who would like to lend their support can submit their contact information to Marilyn or Charlotte if you would like to help with this vital parish ministry. When a family experiences a loss, they can contact you to see if you can help with food or other things that might be needed.
St. Peters, contact Marilyn Martineck @ (513) 553-3369 or martineckm@yahoo.com
St. Mary’s, contact Charlotte Thompson @ (513) 734-4411 or cthomp39@icloud.com

Grief Support Group

Are you dealing with the loss of a loved one and/or experiencing feelings of sadness, anger, or hopelessness?  You might benefit from joining with others who are experiencing similar feelings. In sharing our stories, we might gain some insights, find strength, and develop hope for the future.
For all who are interested, we will be meeting at St. Peter’s for the first time on Monday, March 18th at 7 pm.  Future meetings will take place on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 7:00 PM. You do not need to pre-register. Please direct any questions to maryannstang@fuse.net or call 513-553-4765.

St. Mary Ladies’ Altar Society

The St. Mary Ladies’ Altar society is open to all ladies of the parish, 18 years or older, married or single. The Altar Society is a vital part of the support of our parish. The work and events pay for the missals, vestments, altar linens and much more. 
Come be a part of this fun committee!  The Altar Society meets on the first Wednesday of each month September through May. 
For more information, please contact Madonna Cahall at (513) 734-4630.

St. Mary’s St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry

The members of the St. Vincent de Paul Conference at St. Mary’s sponsors a volunteer-operated Food Pantry. The Food Pantry is currently open on Tuesdays from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Note that the St. Mary’s Mobile Food Pantry is open on the 2nd Friday from 11:00 AM to 1 PM for anyone living in the Clermont County area. Photo ID and proof of address is required.

Parishioners can help by donating non-perishable items. Donations can be dropped off at the church when going to Mass. Donations can also be dropped off at any time during parish office hours. St. Vincent de Paul assists those in need with food, rent, heat, electricity, medicine, etc., For counseling help, the pastor or deacon should be contacted.

Private donations may be sent to:
St. Mary Church; 3398 St. Rt. 125; Bethel, OH 45106 or  513-734-4041
St. Peter Church; 1192 Bethel-New Richmond Rd.; New Richmond, OH  45157.  513-553-3267

St. Peter’s St. Vincent de Paul

The St. Vincent de Paul Society is a ministry of volunteers who administer to the poor in our parish area. Our local Conference at St. Peter was founded in 1969 by Reverend James R. Haley, Howard Link, Joseph Middeler, George Wehman, Joe Graser and Joseph Kelley. We answer calls for assistance that are received on our SVDP help line 513 525-7173. We pray with our neighbors in need, listen to them and provide assistance with rent, utility bills and other basic needs. The work of the St. Vincent de Paul is sustained by the generosity of our parishioners through monthly envelopes included in your packets of church envelopes.

We are part of the St. Martin District which is 20 Conferences strong. The district organizes two major fundraising efforts to help us and the other 19 Conferences. 1) Run for the Poor – 5K Run and Health Walk held each June for 30 years 2) Vehicle Donation Program – Cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and other vehicles can be donated through this program by calling 800-322-8284

Please pray for us and our neighbors in need. Please support our work with your donations and if you feel called, please join us. To volunteer with St. Vincent de Paul, contact Cyn Macke cynmacke@gmail.com or leave a message on our help line. Without your prayers, donations and giving of your time to help us reach out to the poor, St. Peter’s St. Vincent de Paul Conference could not carry out its works. 

Click here for complete information on “Run For The Poor” https://runforthepoor.org/ 

Clermont County Mobile Food Pantry

The Catholic Charities Of Southwestern Ohio Mobile Food Pantry comes to St. Mary Bethel on the 2nd Friday of each month. It is open from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm to residents of Clermont County. This pantry is separate from other area food pantries so all eligible residents are encouraged to take part. A photo ID and proof of address will be required. Please bring a sturdy bag/laundry basket to carry groceries, if you have them.  

Men of St. Joseph

St. Mary’s Men Of St. Joseph help to support the needs of the parish. Their major fundraising takes place with the Lenten Fish Fries that occur every Friday during the season of Lent (not on Good Friday). This is a great way to meet fellow parishioners and members of the community while enjoying some great food.
All men of the parish are eligible to be a member. Currently, we are looking for someone to manage the Fish Fries. For more information, please contact the St. Mary parish office at 513-734-4041 X1 for more information. 

Jingle Bell Crafters

Tired of putting up that big Christmas tree? We have many pre-lit and table top trees to make your holidays easier but still festive. The St. Peters Jingle Bell Crafters displays an awesome boutique on the FIRST SATURDAY OF NOVEMBER FROM 10:AM to 3:PM.

You can join the Jingle Bell Crafters who meet at St. Peter on the third Wednesday of the month from 10:00 until? They create beautiful crafts and items for the Christmas Boutique. The boutique typically occurs on the first Saturday of November starting at 10:PM until 3:PM. The proceeds help St. Peter purchase supplies for the church. For more information, please contact Mary Ann Stang at (513) 553-4765 or maryannstang@fuse.net.

There are lots of baby and children’s gifts to make your child and grandchildren excited. You can browse through the handmade items to give as thoughtful gifts or treat yourself to something special from our bake sale items or lunch. There is some great food items like pies, cakes and cookies from some of the best dessert makers in New Richmond. Of course, you should come early to get your bourbon balls. After shopping, enjoy a bowl of soup or chili to ward off the November chill.

St. Peter Men’s Club

The St. Peter Men’s Club helps to support the needs of the parish and provides snacks for the religious education students while the PREP program is in session. Their major fundraising takes place with the Lenten Fish Fries that occur every Friday during the season of Lent. All men of the parish are eligible to be a member. For more information, please contact Kevin Reid at (513) 518-8010.

St. Peter’s Cemetery Board 

The St. Peter’s Cemetery Board meets only as needed. They oversee the sales and maintenance of cemetery lots and grounds. The parish cemetery is located on Fagins Run Loop Road, New Richmond, Ohio 45157.

Grave pricing:

  • 1 for $1,200
  • 2 for $2,200
  • 3 for $3,200
  • 4 for $3,800

Perpetual care is $300. Perpetual care fee is assessed at internment.

Board Members Include:

Mike Greeson (513) 491-6633 greesonmc@yahoo.com
Tom Niehaus (513) 553-6569  niehauste22@gmail.com
Greg Feldkamp (513) 335-7886  gjf357@zoomtown.com
Tim Vinson tvinsonv@aol.com
Ann Feldkamp annfeldkamp@zoomtown.com

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