Events This Weekend
Some Catholic events this weekend:
Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 1, Catholic Charities Centennial Celebration and Awards Dinner at Xavier University, 6 pm. More information to come; reserve tickets online at ccswoh.org/centennial.
Oct. 1, 40 Days for Life – Sharonville Kickoff at Martin Haskell’s “Women’s Med Center” abortion business, 9 am. While the business no longer has a license for surgical abortions, it remains open for “chemical” abortions (abortion pills) and referrals to his Dayton surgical abortion business. The fall campaign will begin with a rosary vigil. All welcome.
Oct. 2, Tour of Historic St. Clare Chapel (Springfield Twp., OH), 11 am. Come for 10 am Mass or stop by at 11 — see this gem of a chapel on the border of Springfield Twp. and Wyoming, in the convent of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. Archivist Jennifer Gerth will tell you about its stained glass, relic cases, relic of an early martyr, and more. Part of an “Archive Crawl” sponsored by the Miami Valley Archives Roundtable, open to all.
Oct. 2, “Ignited” at St. Xavier High School (Cincinnati), 2 pm. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Heart to Heart Ministries. Program includes talks by Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ, and Matthew Kelley, and music by Kevin Kern; copies of Beautiful Mercy, by Kellye and others, and an inspirational CD by Fr. Sparough; a reception with appetizers from local gourmet chef Suzi DeYoung. Tickets $35. For information see www.heartoheart.org; for tickets click here.
Oct. 2, Dayton City-Wide Healing Service at St. Peter Church (Huber Heights, OH), 6:30 pm. Sponsored by Encounter Dayton and St. Peter Parish; the event is open to all and will feature Fr. Mathias Thelan, spiritual director for Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. A popular conference speaker, Fr. Thelan is known for healing services where the power of the Holy Spirit manifests. No fee. For information see the event’s Facebook page.
Oct. 2, Family Rosary Walk and Dinner at Transfiguration Center (Ludlow Falls, OH), 4-7 pm. Invite the whole family and come away to a “beautiful place” for a unique rosary experience beginning at at the statue of Mary (goldfish pond), followed by a procession through the gardens and woods of the beautiful Lange Estate. Artistic banners help reflect on the mysteries. A pot-luck dinner follows at the shelter house. Center provides meats, drinks; bring an entrée for 6. Rain location: inside the Center. For information call 937-698-7180; for reservations use the online reservation request form.
Photo: From a wedding shoot by photographer Hanna Salonen; for the gallery of photos see her website at Hanna Salonen Photography.
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