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Posted on Apr 6, 2016 |

Events This Week

Events This Week

More than 200 young adults attended last year's square dance, coming from all over the region to raise money for seminarians.

More than 300 young adults are expected to attend this year’s square dance, coming from all over the region to raise money for seminarians. (Photo by Julia Marie Photography, from the 2014 event.)



We’ve got lectures galore this month, with three major college-level talks (see our story about Cardinal DiNardo and Dr. Zalar from Tuesday and look for our story on Serbian “peaceful revolutionary” Srdja Popovic Thursday), TWO Theology on Tap young adult speaker series kicking off, and Dr. Ray Guarendi on parenting — plus a day with Scott and Kimberley Hahn, three 5K races, a square dance, and more!

April 6, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo Lecture at The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, 7:30 pm. Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and vice president of the USCCB, will present the seminary’s annual LeBlond Lecture. He will talk about his experiences at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, what to expect from the pope’s official document based on the Synod, and what steps to take next. No fee. For information call 513.233.2223. See our story here.

April 6, Dr. Ray Guarendi Parenting Talk at Our Lady of Lourdes (Westwood/Cincinnati), 7:30 pm. A popular EWTN and Sacred Heart Radio host, father of nine, and author Dr. Ray speaks about child-rearing at Catholic and secular venues around the country.  For information call 513.922.0715.

April 7, “What Are You Doing for Easter? A Field Guide to the 50 Days of Joy and Mercy” Talk by Amy McEntee at Oregon Express (Dayton, OH), 7 pm. A Dayton Theology on Tap event. Social time before and after 7:30 pm talk. Theology on Tap is a speaker series held at a pub or other casual setting for adults in their 20s and 30s. For information see the Dayton Theology on a Tap Facebook page.

April 8-9, Honoring the Gift of Ourselves — A Women’s Retreat to Renew, Refresh and Relax at the Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford (Milford, OH). A weekend of peace, contentment and renewal you can enjoy  alone or with other women engaging in a variety of holistic activities. Retreat begins 4 pm Friday and ends with Mass at 5 pm Sunday. $125. For information call 513.248.3500 or email

April 9, “Real Men: Real Faith,” father and son day of service at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West (Mt. Washington/Cincinnati), 9 am. Sponsored by the Mount St Mary’s Seminary Knights of Columbus. Day begins with 9 am Mass. For information email

April 9, 3rd Annual Hope to Homes 5K at Sawyer Point (Cincinnati), 9 amt. Benefits St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati. Course begins and ends at the Cincinnatus statue. Members of 61 SVdP neighborhood groups in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky will vie to raise the most money for their programs; funds not earmarked for a particular project will got to emergency assistance through the  St. Vincent de Paul’s Liz Carter Outreach Center in the West End. Fox 19’s Kara Sewell and Dan Wells will MC, Kroger will provide post-race food and drinks. Registration $20 through April 7; same-day registration $30. T-shirts $10. To register see See our story here.

April 9, Unbound Seminar at Our Lady of Good Hope Church (Miamisburg, OH), 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. “Unbound” presents a sound and practical way to experience greater freedom from the influence of evil and to enjoy a fuller life in Christ. Participants will view DVD talks by Neal Lozano, creator of the Unbound model of prayer, and be led in prayer by the Dayton Unbound Ministry, which received training from Neal Lozano’s Heart of the Father Ministries. Fee: donation to cover costs of light breakfast snacks and lunch. For information or call (937) 530-3151.

April 9th, Fifth Annual Young Adult City Square Dance at Annunciation Church (Clifton/Cincinnati), 6 pm. Benefits the Run for the Call fund for seminarians. Live caller, DJ, food, more. For information  call Wayne Topp at 513.421.3131.

April 10, Annual Boy Scout Religious Emblems & Adult Recognitions Ceremony at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (Cincinnati), 2-4:30. Parvuli Dei, Ad Altare Dei, and Pius XII religious emblems and adult recognitions will be awarded.

April 10, Year of Mercy Presentation by Fr. Larry Zurek, OFM, at the National Shrine of St. Anthony (Mt. Airy/Cincinnati), 7 pm. Fr. Larry is one of some 200 priests appointed Missionaries of Mercy for the United States by Pope Francis for the Year of Mercy.

April 10, “The Voice of God and Men” Concert at Old St. Mary’s Church (Over-the-Rhine/Cincinnati), 3 pm. The lush, dulcet tones of early trombones and vocal viols will calm your soul in this special collaboration concert between the Catacoustic Consort and the Dark Horse Consort.

April 10, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Glee Club Concert at Mercy West Hospital Auditorium, 2 pm. Presented by the Auxiliary of West Hospital, the concert is free but donations in any amount will be accepted for the Auxiliary, which raises money for charitable care, capital purchases, and scholarships. Reception follows; please RSVP to J. Reinhold at to ensure an accurate headcount for food. See our story here.

April 10: Respect Life Youth Training with Fr. Frank Pavone at Ascension Church (Kettering, OH), 2-5 pm. Fr. Pavone of Priests for Life will lead this training session for high school students interested in advocating for a consistent ethic of life. Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Respect Life Action Team (ARLAT).  For more information see

April 11 – May 31, “The Fairest of All: Rediscovering Mary.” Paintings by Jan Oliver-Schultz at the University of Dayton (OH) Roesch Library. Exhibit is located on the building’s seventh floor, tours for groups available. For information on exhibits, hours, directions, and parking, see See our story here.

April 11, Mass and Inner Healing Service at St. Joseph Church (Crescent Springs, KY), 7 pm. Fr Jo Joy will celebrate. For information, call 859.341.6609.

April 11, Srdja Popovic Talk on Nonviolent Revolutions at the University of Dayton’s Sears Recital Hall, 7 pm. Leader of Otpor!, the student movement that helped topple Serbian dictator Slobodan Milošević, Popovic will talk about youth movements that have successfully brought down dictatorships, and explain what young people emulating them should and should not do. Sponsored by the Education on Nonviolence Endowment and the University of Dayton Human Rights Center. No fee. For information call the Human Rights Center at 937-229-3294.

April 12, Start of the Solemn Novena of St. Anthony at the National Shrine of St. Anthony (Mt. Airy/Cincinnati, 2:30 (Novena prayers) and 7 (Mass and Novena prayers) pm. For information see

April 12, Kevin Schmeising on “Ecclesiastical Cage Match: The Purcell-Campbell Debates,” A Theology on Tap Cincinnati event at The Mellow Mushroom (Hyde Park/Cincinnati), 7:30 pm. See TOTCincinnati Facebook page for information.

April 12, Healing Service for the Loss of an Unborn Child at Incarnation Church Parish Center Chapel, 7 pm.  For everyone who has lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion. Confession will be available.

April 13, Live the Faith Ladies Luncheon at the Western Hills Country Club (Cleves, OH). Keynote speaker: Fr. Anthony Brausch, former chaplain of Elder High School’s football team and pastor at Visitation; now Vice-Rectory of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West and one of two area priests designated “Missionaries of Mercy” by Pope Francis. Sponsored by The Athenaeum of Ohio, this is not a fundraiser but a social event to uplift and encourage Catholic women in their faith, and to raise awareness of The Athenaeum’s resources and mission. For information contact Tracy Wolcott at or call 513-233-6113.

April 13, Third Annual Conway Lecture in Catholic Studies, ““Catholicism and the Secular Research University: Where Do They Meet?” at the Annie Laws Room, Teacher’s College Building, the University of Cincinnati, 7 pm. Dr. Jeff Zalar, Ruth J. and Robert A. Conway Endowed Chair in Catholic Studies at UC, will present. The lecture will  clarify the foundations of contemporary academic endeavor, demonstrating how much Catholic intellectuals and secular scholars hold in common and what they—and their students—stand to gain from dialogue with one another. No fee; members of the public welcome. See our story here.

April 14- 17, Women’s Cursillo Weekend at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH). A movement of the Catholic Church that began in Mallorca, Spain, in 1944, Cursillo is “a short course in Christianity” and its essence is that God loves us. On a Cursillo a person lives three days encountering self, Jesus and others in community. It is presented by a team of laypersons and clergy in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.  Bishop Joe Binzer lived his Cursillo prior to entering the seminary, and more than 3000 people in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are cursillistas, living their lives through the Cursillo method. The motto is to make a friend, be a friend and bring that friend to Christ. For information see or call Mary Gutman at 937-433-1705.

April 14, “The Heroes of Family” Talk by Joshua Danis at Oregon Express (Dayton, OH), 7 pm. A Dayton Theology on Tap event. Social time before and after 7:30 pm talk. Theology on Tap is a speaker series held at a pub or other casual setting for adults in their 20s and 30s. For information see the Dayton Theology on a Tap Facebook page.

April 14, An Evening With Laura Ingraham, Pregnancy Center East Annual Banquet for Life at Cincinnati Hyatt Regency. The most-listened-to woman in political talk radio, Laura is the host of the Laura Ingraham Show, a regular Fox News contributor and the principal substitute host on The O’Reilly Factor. The mother of three adopted children and editor of, she is also a former litigator and Supreme Court law clerk, the author of five books, and co-founder and editor of For information or reservations, see www.pregnancycentereast or call 513-321-3100.

April 14, CHOSEN: Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 8 pm. Music and prayer for those discerning a vocation or praying for vocations. Sponsored by the Archdiocesan Vocation Office and Children of Mary.

April 15-17, A Weekend of Prayer, Reflection, Conversation and Discovery with the Sister of the Precious Blood (Salem Heights, OH). Discover the advententure God is calling you to. Register online at or call Sr. Patty Kremer at 937-609-0653 for more information.

April 15 – 17, ”Listen … Simply Listen — Women’s Journey Retreat” at the Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford (Milford, OH). Facilitators: Wanda Smith, RSM, and Dede Swinehart. Enjoy a weekend on the beautiful grounds of Jesuit Spiritual Center filled with personal reflection, individual and community prayer, art, and spiritual direction. Retreat begins a5 5 pm Friday and ends with Sunday Mass; $250.  For information call 513.248.3500 or email      

April 15 – 17, Glenmary Come & See Retreat at Glenmar Headquarters (Fairfield, OH). Visit with Glenmary priests and brothers, share in community prayer and reflection, meet other men who are discerning their call. For information call 513-881-7411 or visit

April 16, St. Joseph Home Incline to the Finish Line 5K Run//Walk in Evendale (OH), 9 am. Course begins and ends at St. Joseph Home,; race benefits the only agency in Hamilton County providing residential and respite programs to non-ambulatory, non-verbal and medically fragile infants, children and adults. Registration $35 through April 1st ($15 children 13 and under). Register online at See our story here.

April 16, “Ignite Your Heart and Keep it Beating” with Scott and Kimberly Hahn at McAuley High School (College Hill/Cincinnati). Program sponsored by St. Ignatius Loyola Church (Cheviot, OH) with Son Rise Morning Show host Matt Swaim as MC. The day kicks off with 8 am Mass celebrated by Bishop Joe Binzer and will include opportunities for Confession, music, talks about how to read the Scriptures “from the heart of the Church” by the Hahns, more. Tickets $35 (includes box lunch). For information or reservations go to

April 16, Astronomy Lecture and Observatory Open House  at the Thomas More College BB&T Observatory (Crestview Hills, KY), 8 pm. Night sky viewing from the Observatory follows lecture  (weather permitting). No fee; all ages welcome. For information see the observatory’s Facebook page:

April 16, World Market at the Church of the Annunciation (Clifton), 6 – 10 pm. Food trucks, vendors, live music. More information to come.

April 16, Oratory Pious House Open House at Old St. Mary’s Church (Over-the-Rhine/Cincinnati), all day. The newly finished Pious House (residence for the Community-in-formation of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Cincinnati) will be open all day to tour. Archbishiop Schnurr will bless the Pious House in a private ceremony; the residence will then be open to tour after each Mass, ending at 8:30 pm. All those who supported the renovation with their prayers and donations, and all those interested in the Oratory, are welcome.

April 16, CHOSEN: Becoming Heroes of God’s Mercy – Youth Prayer Festival at La Salle High School (Mt. Airy/Cincinnati), 5-9:15 pm. For grades 6-8; featuring Catholic singer/speaker/inspirer Paul J. Kim. Music, prayer, engaging presentations/discussions, more, to help young people better understand what it means to be called by Jesus as a disciple today. Make it a part of your Confirmation preparation. See for more.

April 17-21, “Mercy in the Gospels” Parish Mission at Our Lady of Victory Church, 6 pm. Presented by Fr. Ben Cameron of the Fathers of Mercy. Adoration and Confession begin at 6 pm; talk follows. For information call  513.922.4460

April 17, Coffee and Conversation with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor at their St. Clare Chapel (Wyoming/Hartwell, OH), following 10 am Mass. Meet the Sisters! All who attend will receive packets of pansy flower seeds – foundress Bl. Frances Schervier’s favorite.  For information contact Ruthy at  or 513-761-9040, ext. 132.

April 17, Ursuline Academy Run for the Lions 5K, 8:30 am. Benefits Ursuline Academy. Race fee before April 11: $15 student (under 18); $25 adult — add $5 for same-day registration. Mass before race at 7:30; complementary breakfast after race. To register or for information about categories and prizes, go See our story here.

Looking for more Catholic events? To see our continually updated long-term calendar, see our Calendar of Events page.

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