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St. Mary of the Hills Church at 17645 Bank Street, Buchtel, OH 45716 US - Home

Welcome to the Website of
St. Mary of the Hills Catholic Church
located on State Route 78, Buchtel, OH
Saturday Mass 4:30 p.m. 
Sunday Mass 11:00 a.m.





Prayer for Peace in Syria.


God of Compassion
Hear the cries of the people of Syria,
Bring healing to those suffering from the violence,
Bring comfort to those mourning the dead,
Strengthen Syria's neighbors in their care and welcome for refugees,
Convert the hearts of those who have taken up arms,
And protect those committed to peace.

God of Hope,
Inspire leaders to choose peace over violence and to seek reconciliation with enemies,
Inspire the Church around the world with compassion for the people of Syria,
And give hope for a future of peace built on justice for all.

We ask this through Jesus Christ,
Prince of Peace and Light of the World. Amen

[This prayer is from Catholics Confront Global Poverty, a collaborative effort of the USCCB and Catholic Relief Services]

 

Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty

We ask you to bless us in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty. Give us the strength of mind and heart to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened; give us courage in making our voices heard on behalf of the rights of your Church and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.

Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father, a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters gathered in your Church in this decisive hour in the history of our nation, so that, with every trial withstood and every danger overcome– for the sake of our children, our grandchildren, and all who come after us– this great land will always be "one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

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St. Mary of the Hills Church is a small rural parish established in December of 1990, when the parishes of St. Andrew, Nelsonville (founded 1888) and St. Patrick, Buchtel (founded 1871) were consolidated.  Presently about 80 households make up the parish.

The church was renovated between July 2000 and April 2001.  The first Mass in the newly renovated church was celebrated on Easter Sunday, April 15, 2001. On Sept. 9, 2001 Bishop Gilbert I Sheldon (now retired) celebrated the Mass for our Rededication Ceremony.  

Come join our parish family on Saturday afternoons for the Sunday Vigil Mass at 4:30 p.m., or on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m.  The church is located on State Route 78 in Buchtel, Ohio.

St. Mary of the Hills is clustered with Holy Cross Catholic Church in Glouster, Ohio.  We celebrate Sunday morning Mass there at 9:00 a.m.  You are most welcome to join us at either parish.



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