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Posted on Apr 17, 2015 |

Events Through April 29

Events Through April 29

The St. Martin (OH) campus of Chatfield College will hold its annual Car, Craft, and Quilt Show April 25th. Photo courtesy Chatfield College.

The St. Martin (OH) campus of Chatfield College will hold its annual Car, Craft, and Quilt Show April 25th. Photo courtesy Chatfield College.

Retreats, a world market/festival, a fashion show, a cemetery statue dedication, banquets and awards, an annual car and quilt show, night sky viewing, concerts, an open house at a free medical clinic, and more — some Catholic events this week:

April 17-18, “Caring for the Gift of Ourselves – A Women’s Retreat to Nurture Body, Mind and Spirit” at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford (OH).A weekend of peace, contentment and renewal; a variety of holistic activities to nurture your spirit and refresh your being. $125; for information call (513) 248-3500, ext. 10, or visit

April 17-19, Come and See Weekend with the Sisters of the Precious Blood at Salem Heights in Dayton (OH). Women ages 18-44 who are interested in religious life are invited to spend the weekend with the sisters and learn about their vows, what life as a woman religious is about, the power of prayer and the reality of their community life and ministry with other women who are discerning a vocation. Fo rinformation contact Sr. Mary Yarger at 937.837.3302 or 937.999.8456 or at

April 17 – 19, Schoenstatt Retreat at the Spiritual Center of Maria Stein (Maria Stein, OH). Shoenstatt is an international, Marian movement for Catholic renewal. For information call (937) 492-3900.

April 17-19, Ignite Youth Discipleship Retreat at Bergamo Conference Center (Dayton, OH). For youth in grades 7 and 8 who have demonstrated leadership. Theme: “The Holy Trinity: Called to Holiness, Community and Service.” Active and engaging learning sessions, faith sharing and witness talks, praye, small group discussions, breakouts and general sessions, Confession, Mass. For information click here.

April 17, Chanticleer in Concert at  St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (Cincinnati), 7:30 pm. Closes the Great Music in a Great Space 20th anniversary season. Hailed by the New Yorker magazine as “The world’s reigning male chorus.” the GRAMMY® Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer returns to the cathedral for an all new a cappella program featuring Chanticleer’s lush signature sound. Tickets $38 in advance, $40 at the door. Click here for information.

April 18, Annunciation World Market at Annunciation School (Clifton, OH), 6 – 9 pm. Food trucks, vendors, artists, live jazz.

April 18, Parrhesia 4.0 featuring John Leyendecker at St. Maximilian Kolbe (Liberty Twp., OH ), 2:30 pm. Not just for young adults anymore, Parrhesia invites all area Catholics to this half-day event. Keynote talk :“Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin – and Other Things Jesus Didn’t Say About Loving Your Neighbor.” Small group discussion after the speaker; panel discussion on hot to get involved in service projects for the New Evangelization; Mass; Adoration; dinner; Happy Hour with Archbishop Dennis Schnurr. Tickets $15; for information click here.

April 18,  “Pray the Rosary every day, in order to bring peace to the world, and an end to war, Our Lady’s request to Sr. Lucy” Talk at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (Burlington), 10 am – 2 pm. Fr. Michael Comer will lead. Optional rosary at 9:30 am; Mass at 10 am; talks follow.  A National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima event.

April 18, “Encountering Islam and Your Muslim-American Neighbors” Presentation at St. Walburg Benedictine Monastery (Villa Hills, KY), 9:30 am – 2 pm. Guest: Shakila Ahmed, president of the Board of the Greater Cincinnati Islamic Center. For information call Sr.Deborah Harmeling,  at (859) 331-6771.

April 19, Coffee and Conversation with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, St. Ct. Clare Chapel (Springfield Twp.). Join the sisters for Mass at their historic chapel, and stay to hear about their history and ministries For information see or email

April 19, Springtime in Paris Fashion Show by Pure Fashion at Receptions (Erlanger, KY), 2 – 4 pm. Emcee: actress and model Brenda Sharman, former Miss Georgia. Pure Fashion is a Catholic program aimed at helping girls live, act, and dress in accordance with their faith. A spring fashion show culminates the year-long program. Tickets $40; for information contact Christi Midlam at

April 21,22, “Introduction to Fundraising” Workshop at Interact for Health (Cincinnati). Two-day event sponsord by SC Ministry Foundation. Learn to develop a fundraising plan and teach fundraising skills that leaders and board members can use to raise money. The last half of the second day focuses on working with board members. One board member from each organization may attend this portion of the program for free. Fee: $45non-profits  (market rate $250).  CEUs available. There is a $300 cancellation fee; please plan to attend if you register. For information or to register click here.

April 21, Healing Mass with Fr. Richard McAlear at St. Nicholas Parish (Sunman, IN), 7 pm. A priest of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Fr. McAlear will celebrate a healing Mass and lead individual prayer. Praise and worship music begins at 6:30; Confession will be available. for information call (812) 623-2964.

April 22, Healing Service at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, 6:45 – 9 pm, following Rosary and Mass. For more information call 513-351-9800 or see

April 22, Su Casa Hispanic Center 16th Annual Silent Auction and Awards Dinner at Xavier University’s Cintas Center, 6 pm. Keynote speaker: Kevin Appleby, Director, Office of Migration and Refugee Policy United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

April 22, Dedication of St. Kateri Statue at historic Calvary Cemetery (Dayton, OH), 10 am. Featured speaker: Sr. Kateri Mitchell, director of the National Kateri Tekakwitha Conference and member of the Mohawk Tribe. Fr. Chris Worland will bless that statue; other events marking Earth Day and the anniversary of the cemetery’s “natural burial area.” Informal reception follows.

April 22, “Surviving the Teens/Suicide Prevention” Presentation at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish (Anderson Twp., OH), 7 – 8:30 pm. Presented by Cathy Strunk, MSN, RN, Division of Psychiatry, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Topics will include suicide facts, trend and theories, along with suicide prevention tips for parents. Risk and protective factors will be covered; personal stories will be shared. No fee.

April 23 and 30, Fr. Tim Schehr Two-Part Presentation on the Book of Psalms at Our Lady of Lourdes Church (Western Hills/Cincinnati), 7 pm. No fee.

April 23, “Pope Benedict’s Theology of the Liturgy” presentation by Msgr Eugene Morris, at Cancun Restaurante (Norwood, OH). A Cincinnati Theology on Tap series event. Drinks at 7; talk at 7:30.

April 23, Annual Pregnancy Center East Banquet for Life at the Hyatt Regency (Downtown Cincinnati). Keynote speaker: Rebecca Kiessling. Now a family law attorney, Rebecca discovered that she was conceived in rape and is a fierce advocate for pro-life and women’s rights cases. For information or reservations call (513) 321-3100.

April 24-26, Married Couples Retreat with Chuck and Kathy Kohl at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford (OH). Rawaken all the hopes and dreams you have for the future of your marriage; focus on how your faith and your love have been strengthened through your entire journey together. The weekend will focus on the family dimension of the sacrament of marriage, children in a couple’s relationship at each stage of development, and the mission from God in raising and forming children in faith and love, by example and with a mission of service to the community. $300; for information call (513) 248-3500, ext. 10, or visit

April 25, Contagiously Catholic Workshop: Intentional Parish Evangelization. Part of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Contagiously Catholic series for parish leaders; parishes encouraged to send groups. For information, email Sean Ater at

April 25, Deacon Ordinations, St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, 10 am.

April 25, Spanish Language Marriage Retreat at St. Susanna Parish (Mason, OH), 8:30 am – 6 pm. For all couples wanting to strengthen their relationships. For information contact  Fr. Samuel González at 513.383.8867 / or Karla Eysoldt at 513.448.8994 /

April 25,  “Are you willing to offer yourselves to God and bear all the sufferings He wills to send you? Our Lady’s response to Sr. Lucy” Talk at St. Joseph Church (Cold Spring), 8:30 am – noon. Mother Seraphina of Franciscan Daughters of Mary, will lead. 8:30 am Mass followed by Rosary and talks.  A National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima event.

April 25, UNBOUND: Freedom in Christ DVD Seminar with Neal Lozano at Our Lady of Good Hope (Miamisburg, OH), 9 am – 5 pm. One-day introduction to Neal Lozano, who will be at Our Lady of Good Hope for a conference in October. Ticket price includes breakfast, snacks, and lunch. Affiliated with Catholics in Renewal & Evangelization Dayton, Ohio (CREDO). Register on the Events page at or contact or (937) 530-3151.

April 25, Annual Car, Craft and Quilt Show at Chatfield College (St. Martin, OH), 10 am – 5 pm. Free horse and carriage rides; classic car and bike show; quilt show and contest; quilt raffle; vendors; used book sale; student art show; live music; food. $4 adults, $2 seniors, children 12 and under free.

April 25,  Thomas More College Bank of Kentucky Observatory Open House. Talk at 8 pm at Steigerwald Hall (inside the Saints Center), sky viewing at 9 pm (weather permitting). No fee; all ages welcome. For information see

April 25, “Where Will Your Life GPS Take You?” Retreat for Women at St. Maximilian Kolbe parish (Liberty Twp., OH), 9 am – 4:30 pm. For all single women ages 18-40. Begins with Mass (optional) followed by coffee and donuts at 8:30 am; lunch provided by  St. Maximilian Kolbe Vocation Committee. Sponsored by InterCommunity Vocation Ministers. Register by April 19 with

April 26, Open House for Franciscan Daughters of Mary Free Medical Clinic (Covington), 1 – 4 pm. At the Clinic is at the Rose Garden Center for Hope and Healing. For information see www.FDof

April 26, Xavier University Choruses and Orchestra Concert at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 3 pm. Mozart’s Requiem. A Cathedral Concert Series event; no fee (donations accepted).

For more Catholic events, see our Events page.

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