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Posted on Jul 1, 2016 |

Events This Weekend

Events This Weekend

Patriotic gear is always popular at the annual 4th of July Pray-Hope-Believe 5K race and walk in Colerain Twp. (OH). Photo courtesy Pray-Hope-Beleive Foundation.

Patriotic gear is always popular at the annual 4th of July Pray-Hope-Believe 5K race and walk in Colerain Twp. (OH). Bishop Joe Binzer will open the race and lead prayer.  Photo courtesy the Pray-Hope-Believe Foundation.

Through July 4, National Fortnight for Freedom

JULY 1-3, Glenmary Mission Trip starting at Glenmary’s headquarters in Fairfield (OH). Visit with Glenmary priests and brothers, share in community prayer and reflection, meet other men 18-46 who are discerning their call. Contact Glenmary at 513.881.7411 or

July 1, One Church of Mercy Conference on the persecution of Eastern Catholics with Maronite Patriarch Mar Bechara Peter Cardinal Rai at the Church of the Annuciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Clifton/Cincinnati), 9 am – 12:30 pm. Morning prayer; presentations on Eastern Catholic rites (includign the Maronite and Syro-Malabar rites), religious freedom by Cardinal Rai; Bishop A. Elias Zaidan (Maronite Eparchy of Los Angeles);, Archbishop Dennis Schnurr; St. Anthony of Padua pastor Fr. George Hajj; and others. Tickets $10; for information or to register click here.

July 1, Pontifical Divine Liturgy at St. Anthony of Padua Maronite Catholic Church (Walnut Hills/Cincinnati), 6 pm. Archbishop Dennis Schnurr and Maronite Patriarch Mar Bechara Peter Cardinal Rai will celebrate this liturgy combining elements of both the Maronite Divine Liturgy and the Roman Mass; a Fortnight for Freedom event. All Catholics are invited to pray for religious freedom and for persecuted Catholics around the world with Eastern Catholics from our Archdiocese and elsewhere. For information click here.

July 2, First Saturday Mass and Talk at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood), 9 am. Sponsored by Men and Women of Christ through Mary. Rosary at 9 am followed by Mass; speaker at 10:15.

July 3, 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

July 4,  Pray~Hope~Believe 5K Run/Walk at the Colerain Twp. (OH) Municipal Building, 8:30 am. Held by St. Ann Church (Groesbeck, OH) in memory of parishioner Tony Merk, who died of pediatric brain cancer at age 6. Benefits: The Pray~Hope~Believe Foundation (PHBF) which supports pediatric brain tumor research and gives direct aid to children and teens who have a life-threatening condition and their families. Also provides scholarships. Bishop Joe Binzer will open the race and lead prayer. For information and registration, see

July 4, Wapakoneta Firecracker 5K Run/Walk at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds, part of the St. Joseph Church Festival. Benefits St. Joseph Church and Friends of the Wapakoneta Library. Special price for most patriotic. Same-day registration: $22. For information click here.

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

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