Dear friend and fellow disciple of the Lord:

Welcome to the web site of Holy Angels Catholic Church. Should you visit our parish, we would like to meet you in person. We believe that we are a dynamic, faith-filled parish.

Our church building is a majestic Gothic structure with air conditioning, traditional furnishings and an authentic pipe organ. Our parish grade school, Holy Angels School, was founded in 1858 and is a first-rate Catholic school. Also within our parish boundaries is Lehman Catholic High School, which began as our parish high school but is now a consolidated high school with students from a number of local parishes. It excels academically and is proud of the high percentage of students who go on to college.

As a parish family, we try to live faithfully the teachings of Jesus Christ as found in the Bible and in the teachings of the Catholic Church. We are a pilgrim people on our way to the "new and eternal Jerusalem." Come, join us on the way!


Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Frank Amberger
Pastor, Holy Angels Church


FAST AND ABSTINENCE: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of abstinence from meat and also days of fast, that is, limited to a single full meal.  Other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat.  The law of abstinence binds all Catholics 14 years and older.  The law of fasting binds all Catholics from their 18th birthday until their 59th birthday (canons 97 and 1252).  With regard to the obligatory days listed above, however, there are frequent questions about the degree of seriousness of the matter.  The teaching of Pope John Paul II may be simply paraphrased: the obligation to do penance is a serious one; the obligation to observe, as a whole or “substantially,” the penitential days specified by the Church is also serious.  No one should be scrupulous in this regard; failure to observe an individual day of penance is not considered serious.  People should seek to do more rather than less. Fast and abstinence on the days prescribed should be considered a minimum response to the Lord’s call to penance and conversion. 

CONFESSIONS will be heard every Tuesday and Thursday in Lent from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm and before every weekend Mass.

WAY of the CROSS will be on Tuesdays at 2:20 pm and Fridays at 6:30 pm.

AREA COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICES and CONFESSIONS - Click here to view the schedule.

Wrapped in God’s Love

Afternoon of Service

A new opportunity for service and socialization


  • Sewing little dresses, shorts, Beads of Courage bags
  • Knitting or crocheting prayer shawls, knit a square block
  • Making Project Linus blankets
  • A service project of your own

If not interested in any of the above, there are still plenty of things to do.

Suggested supplies: scissors, sewing machines, knitting needles, crochet hooks, yarn, fleece (minimum 40” by 40”).

Future dates set for Wrapped in God’s Love at the YMCA from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – March 16, April 20, September 21, October 19 and November 16. Also, April 8 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Sidney.

Sponsored by the Holy Angels Outreach Committee. Holy Angels Outreach Committee is an informal group whose mission is to work toward building the kingdom of God through service to others.

For more information, call Judy at 492-4364.


We are searching for the angel statue that was a pair with the above one. Previously, they were located above the high altar, one on each side. When things were changed, in and around 1985, there were items that were sold. We believe the lost angel was one of those items. If you have any information on this angel statue, call the Parish Office at 498-2307.


To listen to the recordings or view handouts click one of the following:

Fr. Amberger

Session 1 - audio -http://chirb.it/IxMOK4

Sacrifice and Salvation pdf

Eucharistic Patristic Evidence pdf

Session 2 - audio - http://chirb.it/IB3J81

Session 3 - audio - http://chirb.it/a3cxDq

Session 4 - audio - http://chirb.it/p2F8pL



Fr. Riehle

Session 1 of Genesis - audio - http://chirb.it

How to Read Sacred Scripture pdf

Points of Contact in Genesis 1 and 2 pdf

Spiritual Lessons from the Creations Account pdf

Session 2 of Genesis - audio -http://chirb.it/gJOIxI 

Session 3 of Genesis - audio - http://chirb.it/cIBgI6

Session 4 of Genesis - audio - http://chirb.it/fkvaKb 

Session 5 of Genesis - audio - http://chirb.it/v0FGkp

Session 6 of Genesis - audio - http://chirb.it/s8BfnK


Man of God

For more information, click on the following link:


In Memory of Deacon John Holthaus

April 26, 1945 - May 19, 2014

Click here to view the obituary.


Parish Mission Audio Recordings

Recordings of Fr. Bernie Weber's talks are now available. This is a great opportunity to listen to the talks you missed as well as relisten to those you attended. Click on the links to listen to the audio recordings.

Sunday, March 30 - 7:00 pm - God's Love http://chirb.it/xHd12z

Monday, March 31 - 8:00 am - Hope http://chirb.it/w7mnme

Monday, March 31 - 7:00 pm - Sin http://chirb.it/rHpPAm

Tuesday, April 1 - 10:00 am - Faith http://chirb.it/7I0Ate

Tuesday, April 1 - 7:00 pm - Reconciliation http://chirb.it/N6ryBt

Wednesday - April 2 - 8:00 am - Love http://chirb.it/a69P18

Wednesday - April 2 - 7:00 pm - The Church Community http://chirb.it/3dxPEf

Thursday, April 3 - 10:00 am - Our Blessed Mother http://chirb.it/94ww1g

Thursday, April 3 - 7:00 pm - Call to Discipleship http://chirb.it/nsMs2w

FR. EARL FERNANDES - On Monday, May 12, 2014, Holy Angels Parish in Sidney, Ohio will host Father Earl Fernandes and the St. Gregory Legacy Society to offer a program - "End of Life Issues". Fr. Fernandes' talk will cover issues such as the difference between letting someone die and euthanasia; ordinary and extraordinary means of care; nutrition and hydration; and advanced directives and living wills. The talk will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the church. Fr. Fernandes, an assistant professor of moral theology, is also the Dean of Mount St. Mary's Seminary and the Athenaeum of Ohio and a former assistant pastor at Holy Angels.

If you missed Fr. Earl's talk, you can listen to it here: http://chirb.it/7qMGmC

Holy Angels Catholic Church
324 S. Ohio Avenue • Sidney, OH 45365
Phone: (937) 498-2307