By Susan Bernhold and Marlene Rutschling

Our Ohio ceremony was on October 18, the Covenant day. Please enjoy the photos below of our Mass, Schoenstatt Crowning Ceremony and dinner at Sacred Heart Church, in McArtyville.  Fr. Steve Mondiek presided the Holy Mass and the Crowning Ceremony.  We had approximately 300 people attend and many came afterwards for the dinner.  The ceremony was uplifting and joyful, as the children carried crowns and roses to honor our Blessed Mother as Queen.

At the dinner, Mike Schubert, our Diocesan Leader, gave a summary of the Leader’s Conference recently held in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He told us about the year’s new motto for 2016-17, which is: Fear Not, Proclaim the Father’s Love!  There are many people who helped with this beautiful evening, but we are most grateful to God for giving us such a loving Mother who teaches us how to grow stronger in our Catholic faith and closer to Jesus. We welcome all of the new members who are preparing for their covenants in Kettering, and Fr. Steve’s new group at Sacred Heart!

“GOD IS FATHER, GOD IS LOVE, GOOD IS EVERYTHING HE DOES.” Fr. Joseph Kentenich, Servant of God