The God Centered Response Podcast is hosted by Mike Hoendorf, the Development Director at Incarnation, and will feature discussions with
Fr. Brian in regards to the Beacons of Light opportunity and other updates in our parish family. There will also be additional interviews with members of our Parish Family, where we will learn more about them and their role and hopes for the Beacons process.

Beacons of Light is a multi-year process of pastoral planning for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Groupings of parishes will come together as one faith community. These new “Families of Parishes” will be stronger, with the resources to focus more on a mission than on maintenance.  Pastors and parish leaders will then plan for the future of their Family of Parishes.

A New Family Name

This past year this family has had two prayer processions.  A few weeks ago the Incarnation Campus had a Marian prayer procession where the Rosary that had a great turnout….

Growing as a Family as the Church

Good evening, I hope this message finds you well. Over the past two months I am very grateful for the kind wishes, prayers, and willingness to chip in and help…

We Don’t Talk About Bruno

Fr. Brian will be sending out regular communications using Evangelous.  You can access Evangelous on your tablet, computer, and smart phone. Follow this link to get set up. I…

Fr. Brian: Look to the Future

LOOK TO THE FUTURE These past two years my family has gone through a lot of loss. My great aunt died recently of COVID and I did the funeral. My…

Fr. Brian’s Welcome Message on Flocknote

Good afternoon, Fr. Brian will be sending out regular communications using Flocknote.  You can access Flocknote on your tablet, computer, and smart phone. Follow this link to get set up.

Mass Schedule Change Information

If We Are Open to the Spirit, the Spirit Will Open Us! Because we are losing a priest in our parish family, it will be no surprise to those connected…

PAC Mass a Sacrifice and Loss

PAC Mass a Sacrifice and Loss In Archbishop’s letter Pentecost Sunday Letter June 5 2022 about the beginning of Beacons of Light, he references “hard decisions involving sacrifice and loss….” …

An Update About Mass Times

New Mass Schedule A Twenty-fifth Anniversary to Remember I was moved to tears by the Holy Spirit numerous times this past Tuesday, the twenty-fifth anniversary of my ordination. Much of…

Here is a list of Beacons of Light frequently asked questions. (FAQ)
Click on the question for the answer.

All churches are being asked to consider eliminating a mass before July 1, 2022 when the attendance is below 40% of capacity.

The goal is that as time moves along, the pastor delegates more duties to his staff, Decons, and the laity. Training will certainly be needed for all those involved.

The name of the individual church cannot easily change, if even possible, canonically.  A possibility is that each family adopts a new family name.  For example, Our family name could be “Nativity Catholic Church” and we would have “Incarnation Campus” and “St. Francis Campus”. During the transition process which will take years, we will strive to share our histories, cultures, etc. with our new family and learn about theirs as well.

The Archdiocese will be releasing a step-by-step process for all parish families to use as we move forward.  One of the first steps will be the creation of a “Beacon Committee” or such.  This group will include leadership from all the churches in the family as determined by the Pastor.

It is unlikely that this will occur in our situation.

Yes and no…(use these three resources to explain)

Families of Parishes Journeying Together

Synodality In and Of the Church


Eventually, the PAC/Parish Councils will combine to work as one. The Finance Councils must stay as separate entities until the establishment of the parish family is finalized.