In Response to the Current Health Crisis

Are you struggling to make a decision on when to return to Mass?

Despite positive trends and widespread vaccinations, the coronavirus pandemic is not yet over.  Archbishop Schnurr has announced that the dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation will remain in place at least for now to not unduly burden the consciences of those who have serious health concerns, either for themselves or for someone in their immediate care. To read his entire letter please visit www.catholicaoc.org.

Here at St. Max we are excited to see more people returning to Mass. If this is your first time here in a while, welcome back! For those of you who have not yet returned, we wholeheartedly look forward to worshipping with you in person again soon.  

Perhaps this information could help you:

  • St. Max is currently offering 5 weekend Mass times. We added a 6:30 AM Mass which will continue temporarily to help with the possibility of overcrowding.
  • We see 99-100% compliance at each Mass time from each person in regards to wearing a face covering as is mandated by the state of Ohio.
  • Our attendance for April 4&5  was as follows: (this will be updated each week)
    Easter Vigil: 272
    8:00 AM: 663 (includes overflow)
    10:00 AM: 540 (includes overflow)
    10:00 AM: 220 (Gym)
    12:00 PM: 650 (inlcudes overflow)
  • There is hand sanitizer and wipes located in the gathering space and around the perimeter of the worship space for your convenience.
  • The collection baskets are not passed from person to person. We have new stationery collection bins located on either side of the baptismal font in which donations are collected.
  • The church and bathrooms are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized daily.
  • Each distributor of Holy Communion is wearing a mask and uses hand sanitizer before distribution begins.
  • Every other pew is roped off to allow for 6 foot distancing
  • All pew sections are open to allow for everyone to spread out throughout the entire worship space. For the 6:30 AM Sunday Mass, which is has less than 100 people in attendance, a few sections are roped off to keep them clean for the following Mass.

If you have any questions about how St. Max is continuing to follow safety protocols during this time, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Live Streaming

Until you are ready to return in person, we embrace this opportunity to celebrate Mass with you virtually. Remember, everyone is dispensed from their obligation at this time. Keep participating in our liturgies online at www.saint-max.org/StreamSpot, Facebook LIVE or YouTube LIVE.  There is always an accompanying worship aid available online for Sunday Masses and other special feast days!

Our Current Schedule

Now that our liturgies are once again open to the public, we have returned to our regular Mass and confession schedule. 

Mass Schedule
Mon-Sat: 8:30 AM
Tues & Thurs: 6:30 AM
Saturday Vigil: 4:30 PM
Sunday: 6:30 AM (temporary), 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM
Please note we have temporarily added a 6:30 AM Mass on Sunday to help with over crowding. 

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Tuesday: After the 6:30 AM Mass
Thursday: After the 8:30 AM Mass & 6:00 - 6:45 PM
Saturday:  After the 8:30 AM Mass & 3:00 - 4:00 PM
We will also return to using the confessional.  The set up will be altered so as to minimize contact with the space as well as other people.

The main church building will be open daily until 8:00 PM and the Blessed Sacrament Chapel will remain open 24/7.

Our Live Stream

The parish office is open on a limited basis. We are asking everyone to please wear a mask and that only one person be in the office lobby at a time. You may wait in the gathering space until it is your turn. Hand sanitizer will also be available for you to use.

Temporary Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - Noon

Even when the office is closed to the public, the parish staff is working full time hours and will continue to check our email and  voicemails, so, please, do not hesitate to call if you have any questions, needs, or concerns. Call 513-777-4322 or email web@saint-max.org. If you are looking for a specific email address of one of our staff members or their extension you can find it at www.saint-max.org/staff or for our clergy at  www.saint-max.org/clergy.