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Posted on May 20, 2016 |

Events This Weekend

Events This Weekend

Mozart's "Great Mass" will open the 2016 Cincinnati May Festival this weekend.

Mozart’s “Great Mass” will open the 2016 Cincinnati May Festival this weekend.

Through 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


May 20, “Mozart Mass” Concert at Music Hall. All-Mozart evening featuring Ave verum corpus (K. 618 and Exsultate jubilate (K. 165), ending with the Mass in C Minor (K 427) “The Great.” A 2016 May Festival event; for ticket prices and information go to

May 20-22, Congregation of the Holy Cross College Graduate Discernment Retreat at Moreau Seminary at the University of Notre Dame. For information contact the Office of Vocations at  574-631-6385 or

May 21, Archdiocese of Cincinnati Priest Ordinations at Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, 11 am. Archbishop Dennis Schnurr will ordain seven men to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. All welcome to the solemn ceremonies and the reception in the cathedral undercroft.

May 21, Diocese of Covington Priest Ordinations at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 10 am. Bishop Roger Foys will ordain five men to the holy priesthood. All welcome to the solemn ceremonies and to the reception at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.

May 21, “A Franciscan View of Mercy — Stories from the lives of St. Francis, St. Clare and Blessed Frances Schervier” Retreat at St. Clare Convent (Springfield Twp.), 9 am – noon. Sr. Madonna Hoying, SFP, will lead. What do the Scriptures say to us about Mercy? What do Pope Francis and other writers of today say to us? What have St. Francis and St. Clare said to us about Mercy and what are some examples from their lives showing how they practiced it. What does Bl. Frances Schervier say to us regarding Mercy? RSVP to Joan at 513-761- 9040, x 112, or Everyone is welcome!

May 21, Our Lady of Lavang Vietnamese Community May Day Celebration at 314 Township Ave. (Cincinnati), 5 pm. Procession Mass, food, fellowship.

May 21, Divine Comedy Contemplative Retreat I at the Mary, Mother of Mercy Chapel, Bergamo Center (Dayton, OH), 9 am – 3 pm. A general introduction to the poetic masterpiece of Dante Alighieri as a journey of spiritual transformation in the context of the current Jubilee of Mercy, during which Pope Francis has invited the faithful to prayerfully read the Divine Comedy. Fee: $25 commute (includes meal). Click link for Online Registration.

May 22, Jericho Walk at Kettering (OH) Abortion Business, 2 pm. Sponsored by 40 Days for LIfe-Dayton. Join in the seventh and last of seven weekly processions around the late-term abortion business and pray for the walls to come down. Procession will walk around the business seven times. Bring horns, harmonicas, drums, tamborines, and other instruments for the end of the event.  For information click here.

May 22, “Everyday Prayer for Busy People” Talk by Jeanne Hunt at St. Xavier Church (Cincinnati), 6:30 pm. Part of the St. Xavier parish speaker series. Mass at 5 pm, followed by potluck supper — come for all or just the talk. RSVP to

May 22, May Festival “Basilica Concert” at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption (Covington), 8 pm. Commissioned works by Julia Adolphe and Alvin Singleton. General admission: $40. A 2016 May Festival event; for information go to

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