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Posted on Sep 23, 2016 |

Events this Weekend

Events this Weekend

Some of the hundreds of runners at last year's Sophie's Angel Run pray before the race. The 5Kin Bridgetown turns 10 this year. Photo courtesy Sophie's Angel Run.

Some of the hundreds of runners at last year’s Sophie’s Angel Run pray before the race. The 5Kin Bridgetown turns 10 this year. Photo courtesy Sophie’s Angel Run.

Some events this weekend:

Sept. 23-24, “The Ignatian Way with Mary” Women’s Overnight Retreat at the Jesuit Spiritual Center of Milford (Milford, OH). Explore your relationship with Mary and the connection between St. Ignatius and our Blessed Mother. Artist Holly Schapker will share her journey as an artist and her inspiration from Mary and the Ignatian Way following her 2007 pilgrimage to Spain and Rome and integrating the Spiritual Exercises into her daily life. Fee: $150  before Sept. 1st) $175 after. To register, call (513) 248-3500 ext. 10, or e-mail

Sept. 23-25, Project Rachel Retreat (Cincinnati area). The Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Family and Respect Life Office will offer this post-abortion healing retreat for mothers, fathers, and anyone who has lost a child through abortion. Help yourself by accepting God’s love and forgiveness. No fee; goodwill offering accepted. For location and details, call the confidential helpline at (513) 784-0531.

Sept. 23-25, Sisters of the Precious Blood Come and See Discernment Weekend (Dayton, OH). A weekend of prayer, reflection, conversation and fun. Register online at or call Sr. Patty Kremer at 937-609-0653.

Sept. 23-25, “Beginning Experience” Retreat for Widowed or Divorced People at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH). Healing weekend led by a peer ministry; ecumenical program founded by a Catholic nun and rooted in the Christian faith. $175 ( lodging, meals and retreat materials included). For information see, email, or call 513.684.1196.

Sept. 24, Catholic Men’s Conference at Immaculate Heart of Mary (Burlington, KY), 8 am – 5 pm. Speakers include Dr. Andrew Sodergren of Ruah Woosds, Fr. Nick Rotterman, IHM; Fr. Michael Hennigan, St. Pius X Church; Fr. Michael Norton, St. Francis Xaiver Church (Falmouth). Tickets $20 (breakfast and lunch included) For information contact Amy Ritchie at 859 -589-5010, ext. 257.

Sept. 24, Encounter Cincinnati Fall Kickoff at The Underground (Fairfield, OH). Archbishop Schnurr will join this prayer festival for youth grades 8-12. Music, dynamic talks, Adoration, fellowship. For more information see

Sept. 24, Family Prayer Workshop at St. Agnes Murphy Hall, 9 am – noon. Led by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia from Nashville, TN. designed for school families to inspire parents to pray with their children. Tickets $15 (includes lunch). For information call  Theresa Grey at (859) 344-1427 or

Sept. 24, A Day of Recollection with the Legion of Mary at Our Lady of Victory Church (Delhii/Cincinnati), 8:30 am. Fr James Reutter will speak on the Works of Mercy through the lens of Marian Devotion. For information call 513.385.9073.

Sept. 24, Annual LifeTech Conference at the University of Dayton. Pro-life conference concentrating on biotechnology, medicine, and related issues. For a conference schedule and information, see the LifeTech Facebook page.

Sept. 24, Encounter Youth Prayer Festival at The Underground (Forest Park, OH), 6:30 – 10 pm. Music, Adoration, prayer, speaker (Mother Seraphina), more. For teens from grades 8 – 12. No fee. For information see

Sept. 25-29, Sisters of Charity Federation Online Discernment Retreat. Meet with the Sisters one-on-one via Skype or phone right where you are, on your own time! Reflection with a sister guide on discerning religious life. For single Catholic women ages 18-40. Sponsored by the Daughters of Charity and Sisters of Charity. No cost. Contact Sr. Virginia Ann Brooks at , or call 812-963-7559.

Sept. 25th, 12th Annual Blue Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains (Cincinnati), 11 am. Fr. Steve Angi, Police Chaplain, will celebrate this Mass for police officers, firefighters,  other first responders, and their families. All faiths welcome. Includes display and blessing of vehicles at 10:45. For more information see

Sept. 25, 10th Annual Sophie’s Angel Run 5K Run/Walk at St. Jude the Apostle Church (Bridgetown, OH), 1 pm. Held in conjunction with St. Jude’s Oktoberfest. Since being founded, the race in memory of 18-month old Sophie Meinhardt has raised tens of thousands  for pediatric brain tumor research and scholarships. For information see the race Facebook page.

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