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Posted on Jan 15, 2016 |

Events this Weekend

Events this Weekend

St. Michael the Archangel Church in Sharonville (OH) will host the latest iLumen event for young teens this weekend. Photo courtesy St. Michael Church.

St. Michael the Archangel Church in Sharonville (OH) will host the latest iLumen event for young teens this weekend. Photo courtesy St. Michael Church.

March for Life events begin this weekend, with a Friday evening prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood, a Saturday procession and rally on Fountain Square, and a Monday night (yes,we’re stretching the weekend) spaghettti dinner. (Complete list of area March for Life events elsewhere on our page). What else? A great concert, an exciting cabaret, Holy Hours, a youth prayer festival, and more:

Through Jan. 24. “At The Manger: World Nativity Traditions” at the University of Dayton’s Roesch Library (Dayton, OH). Annual display of nativity scenes from the library’s vast collection. This year’s exhibit features how people of many different cultures depict the birth of Christ. No fee; for hours click here.

Jan. 15, 40 Days for Life Cincinnati Interim Prayer Vigil at the Planned Parenthood abortion center in Mt. Auburn,  7-8 pm. For information call  513/365-2606 or email

Jan. 16, 32nd Annual Downtown Cincinnati Rosary Procession and Rally for Life. Begins at City Hall at 11 am; process to Fountain Square for noon rally with speakers and annual ProLIfe award. Speakers: Rep. Tom Brinkman; Rep. Nino Vitale; Ryle High School Students for Life founder Patrick Edwards. Sponsored by the Cincinnati ProLife Committee, a coalition of pro-life groups. For information, maps, and schedule, click here.

Jan. 16, Elder High School Glee Club Cabaret at St. William Church (West Price Hill/Cincinnati), 7 pm. The Elder Glee Club, Seton High School Vocal Ensemble, Elder/Seton Show Choir, Starlight Band, and guest soloists will perform at this fundraiser for the International Mission for Children, a non-profit organization building a Catholic school in Ghana. Fr. John Amankwah, an associate professor at Mount St. Joseph University and associate pastor at St. Ignatius Loyola Church (Monfort Heights, OH) heads the non-profit. Doors open at 7, show begins at 8. Tickets $20 (includes beer, soft drinks, chips and pretzels — attendees are welcome to bring their own snacks). Basket and split the pot raffles available. For reservations call (513) 471-2042 or email

Jan. 16, Living Rosary for Life at St. Anthony Church (Taylor Milll, KY), 6 pm. Follows 5 pm Vigil Mass; potluck dinner in the undercroft follows for the Feast fo St. Anthonly of the Desert. For information call (859) 431-177.

Jan. 16, ILUMEN: Created for Greatness Discipleship Retreat for Youth at St. Michael Church (Sharonville, OH). For grades seven and eight; sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Offices of Evangelization and Catechesis and Youth & Young Adult Ministry. For information and registration go to

Jan. 17 – 19, 2-Day Silent Ignatian Retreat for Men at the Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford (OH).  For information see or call (513) 248-3500, ext.10.

Jan. 17, Year of Consecrated Life Concert at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains (Cincinnati), 3 pm. Noted choir master Fr. Fred Link, OFM, is coordinating women and men singers and musicians from many religious communities to offer this concert, which will feature more than 100 voices. Reception to follow; more information to come.

Jan. 17, Holy Hour for Vocations to the Priesthood at The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West (Mt. Washington/CIncinnati), 5 pm. Pray for vocations in the seminary’s beautiful Chapel of St. Gregory the Great. All welcome. What can YOU do to promote the priesthood? Pray! For information call 513.231.2223 or see

Jan 18, Right to Life March and Spaghetti Dinner at the Clinton County Courthouse and St. Colubmbkille Church (Wilmington, OH). Fundraiser for St. Colmbkille youth attending the March for Life in Washington, DC, and other pro-life events. Walk around the Courthouse from 5 – 6 pm; spaghetti dinner served from 5 – 7:30 pm. Tickets $8/person, $28/family of four, $35 family of five or more; no charge for children 5 and under. For information call (937) 382-2236.

For more Catholic events, see our Events page.

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