Fr. Langenbrunner speaks of mercy


VERSAILLES — St. Denis Catholic Church will offer a free “open to the public” talk Monday, March 7 from 7-9 p.m. Guest speaker Fr. Norm Langenbrunner will give an enlightening presentation entitled “The Story of the Bible is the Story of Mercy.”

Langenbrunner is an instructor of a Hebrew/Christian scripture course for catechetical certification, a contributing columnist to St. Anthony Messenger Press, a Pre-Cana speaker, a contributor to Franciscan Media’s “Weekday Homily Helps”, a preacher of Parish Missions in Ohio, Indiana, California, New York, Florida, and Washington to name a few. He is also the retreat director for the Sisters of Charity, the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor and the Sisters of Mercy all of Cincinnati, as well as, the Sisters of Notre Dame in Cincinnati and Baltimore. And as a blogger Fr. Langenbrunner posts regularly and can be found online at

The evening is sponsored by the local regional Catholic churches: Immaculate Conception of Bradford, St. Denis of Versailles and Holy Family of Frenchtown. The presentation will be held in the St. Denis church basement (14 E. Wood) and will be suitable for school-aged children, as well as adults and is just one within the series of talks offered throughout the Lenten season. Attendance is free. For more information, visit or contact Jane at 526-4945 or by email [email protected].

On March 14, there will be a Penance Service with eight priests. Fr. Al Naseman, CPPS will preach on “God’s Mercy in the Sacrament of Penance” and on March 21 Josh and Holly Danis will discuss “Marriage and Family.”

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