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Events This Weekend

Events This Weekend

Young members of the McGing Irish Dancers at last year's Cincinnati St. Patrick's Day Parade. This year's parade will be held March 12th; the Memorial Mass for the Deceased Friends of Ireland will be celebrated the next day.

Young members of the McGing Irish Dancers at last year’s Cincinnati St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This year’s parade will be held March 12th; the Memorial Mass for the Deceased Friends of Ireland will be celebrated the next day.

March 11-12, 24 Hours for the Lord, Confession offered for 24 consecutive hours at a variety of Northern Kentucky churches. A Year of Mercy and Lenten event. For the list of parishes, click here. See our story here.

March 11 – 13 2-Day Silent Ignatian Retreat for Women at at the Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford. Focus: Children of Mary. For information see or call (513) 248-3500, ext. 10.

March 11-13 Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH). A gift for any married couple, a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend will enhance communications, renew commitment and rekindle romance. Don’t wait to invest in your marriage! For more information, contact Tom & Ginny Segbers at

March 11, Notre Dame Glee Club Concert at St. Vincent Ferrer (Kenwood, OH), 8 pm. For the first time in seven years, the University of Notre Dame’s famed men’s glee club, this year celebrating its 100th anniversary, returns for a Cincinnati performance. The concert will feature a variety of sacred and secular vocal pieces, including medieval and classical pieces, folk songs, barbershop harmonies, African-American spirituals, and more. Come early for dinner at the fish fry (5:30 – 7:30) and/or to pray the Stations of the Cross in the church (7 – 7:30). No fee; $10 donation suggested. See our story here.

March 11, “Evangelical Exodus” Presentation at Sacred Heart Church (Fremont, OH), 6:30 pm. Featured in the new book by the same name, area residents Michael Mason and Travis Johnson were both seminarians at the Southern Evangelical Seminary in North Carolina when they became convinced of the truth of the Catholic Church. Hear why they, and so many other seminarians and teachers at the school, left their Protestant tradition and even their livelihoods to follow the truth.

March 11, Talk on Passion by Fr. Anthony Stephens, CPM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (Anderson Twp., OH), 7 pm. Part of IHM’s Friday Lenten speaker series. No charge. You are also invited to pray the Rosary at 6:25 and the Stations of the Cross at 6:30. Come early for the hearty fish fry!

March 12, A Day of Reflection at the Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford, 8 am – 5 pm. Based on the ideas and stories from the book A New Setting of Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises. The heart of this new setting is storytelling. $40; for information call (513) 248-3500 ext. 10 or visit

Mar 12, Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patrick’s Day Mass at St. Xavier Church, 10 am. Stay to watch the parade from the church steps.

March 12, 50th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Downtown Cincinnati. Grand Marshals: Q102’s “Married with Microphones” Chris O’Brien and Jeneen Coyle. New route; click here for map. One of Cincinnati’s four “heritage parades” featuring many area families and businesses; parade never cancels — rain or shine. See our story here.

March 12, Apologetics Seminar Focusing on Secularism at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 9 am – 3 pm. Fr. John Bullcok, LC, will speak about how to respond to secular questionsabout the Church. Three talks, Q&A,discussion, light lunch. No fee; $15 donation suggested. For information contact Kim Lampe at or Teresa Shaefer at  soup,

March 12, The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic Retreat at St. Michael Parish (Brookville, IN), 9 am. Jonathan Fanning and Fr. Bob Sherry will lead. For information call 859.980.7900.

March 12, Vivian’s Victory Masquerade Ball at St. John the Baptist Church (Dry Ridge, OH), 7:30 pm. Supports parents dealing with a poor prenatal diagnosis. Dining, dancing, raffles. See

March 13, Voices of Justice Brunch and Panel Discussion on the Death Penalty at St. Monica – St. George Church (Clifton/Cincinnati), noon – 3 pm..Featuring Former Ohio Corrections Chief Terry Collins Derrick Jamison, who was once on death row. Collins, who oversaw 33 executions from 2001 to 2011, is now a strong advocate for repeal of the death penalty. Jamison sat on Death Row for more than 20 years before being exonerated. Presented by UC Campus Ministry; cosponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohioans Against the Death Penalty, and the International Justice and Peace Center.

March 13, 65th Annual Memorial Mass for the Deceased Friends of Ireland at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (Cincinnati), 11 am. Fr. Barry Windholtz will celebrate; all invited to this ecumenical Mass, which this year pays tribute to the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland. Sponsored by the Memorial Committee for the Friends of Ireland, composed of Irish and fraternal groups and individuals from all walks of life. Participating in the ceremonies: the Ancient Order of Hibernians-St Patrick’s Division No. 1; Our Lady of Knock Color Guards; Emerald Society Pipes and Drums. Music at Mass by the Cathedral choir and the Friendly Sons of St Patrick Glee Club. Medley of Irish music performed by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Glee Club precedes Mass beginning at 10:40 am; reception follows Mass in the undercroft. See our story here.

March 13, Holy Family Schola Passion Sunday Concert at Holy Family Church (Dayton, OH), 1 pm. Join the choir for Dayton’s Latin Mass parish in a concert of Passiontide music, including chants from the 6th to the 13th centuries; works by Palestrina, Mozart, Lotti  and Victoria; and Allegri’s Miserere. Dr. Michael Carter, Associate Professor of History at the University of Dayton, will offer information about the composers, music, liturgical usage, and texts. No fee; freewill offering accepted (proceeds will go toward the choir’s continuing education in chant and polyphony). Reception follows. All welcome to 10:30 sung Mass; brunch will be offered by the Altar Rosary Society for those staying for the concert. See our story here.

March 13, Bible Bingo Performance at Seton High School Performance Hall (Price Hill/Cincinnati), 2 pm.  One-time performance of a new interactive hit show from Vicki Quade, co-creator of the hit comedy Late Nite Catechism,  a comedy about fundraising and bingo, where the parish needs money and the Archdiocese has a new bingo fundraising department! Play bingo and partake in discussions with fellow audience members about everything from Adam and Eve to modern sins with a box of wacky prizes, fun bingo cards, and a lot of Catholic humor. Tickets $25; proceeds for a new boiler for Corryville Catholic School (Clifton). For information click here  and see our story here.

March 13, 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. All invited to the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great for Adoration and prayer.

March 13, Cast Your Nets Youth Rally at Sacred Heart Church (McCartyville, OH), 5 – 9 pm. Rally for high school students, sponsored by the Northern Network of Youth Ministers, the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, and the Vocation Office. Keynote speaker Fr. Eric Bowman. For information see

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