Events Through Dec. 15
Some Catholic events this week. For our continually updated list of Advent events, click here.
Through Dec. 23, “The Reason for the Season” Franciscan Friars at Northgate Mall. For the second year in a row, Franciscan friars will visit with shoppers in a storefront by Macy’s for prayer and quiet time during the busy shopping season. “Brown” Friday hours 10 am – 9 pm. Sat: 10 am – 9 pm. Sun: noon -6 pm. Weekdays: 6-9 pm.
Through Jan. 4, “The All-American Crèche,” The Gallery St. John at Mount Saint John (Dayton, OH). A selection of Nativities from the United States from the Marian Library collection. Hours and days vary; call (937) 320-5405 or visit www.GalleryStJohn.
Through Jan. 4, Creche Display at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (Cincinnati). Twenty-five creches from around the world, borrowed from the University of Dayton’s collection, will be on display. Tours available. Hours: noon – 6 pm Sundays; noon – 4 pm Monday-Saturday. For information cal (513) 421-6354.
Through Jan. 25, “At the Manger: And Now the World” exhibit at Roesch Gallery, University of Dayton. All-new display of Nativities from the Marian Library collection highlighting pieces from the Judy and Bob Davis collection. Open during library hours.
Through Jan. 25, “Crèche Creation Contest” exhibit at seventh floor Marian Library Crèche Museum, University of Dayton. NEW! Nativities created by the Dayton-area Catholic and Christian schoolchildren for this year’s first-ever competition. Winners announced 4 pm Nov. 29. Open during library hours.
Through Jan. 25, “A Global Village” exhibit at seventh floor Marian Library Crèche Museum, University of Dayton. The exhibit, which runs throughout 2015, features the first-ever display of a French Provençal village built around 150 large, beautifully clothed Provençal Nativity figures from the estate of the Rev. John P. LaCasse. Open 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1- 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Jan. 25.
Dec 2, 9, 16: Come Home Program at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption (Covington). Catholics who have been away from the Church for any amount of time and for any reason are invited to the Diocese of Covington’s Come Home program for three consecutive Tuesdays at 7 pm. Meets at the cathedral’s parish office. For information call Sr. Barbara at (859) 431-2060.
Dec. 5-6 “Go to Joseph” Advent Retreat for Men at St. Gertrude parish (Madeira, OH). Retreat Master Fr. Giles Dimock, OP, taught for 40 years both in Rome and Steubenville, A former columnist for the National Catholic Register, he has appeared numerous time on EWTN. Fee: $70 (includes the conference, overnight accommodations, and meals). To register contact Stan Lloyd at email@example.com.
Dec. 5 and 6, Vigil of the Two Hearts at St. Sebastian Church (St. Sebastian, OH). Mass, Adoration, Procession, more.
Dec. 5 and 6, Comboni Missionaries Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Rummage Sale at the Comboni Mission Center (Anderson Twp., OH), 9 am – 2 pm Friday and 9 am – noon Saturday. Start your Christmas shopping and help support the work of the Comboni Missionaries. Fill a bag with toys, small appliances, clothes, books, and more for just $5; then visit the Garage where you will find items such as lamps, furniture, pictures, sporting equipment, bikes, and more. For information click here.
Dec. 5, CovCath/Holy Cross Basketball Tournament for Grace White at Covington Catholic High School, 7:30 pm. See our story here.
Dec. 5, Lessons and Carols at Xavier University’s Bellarmine Chapel (Cincinnati), 8 pm. XU Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus (Richard Schnipke, conductor) and Liturgical Choir (Rachelle Kramer, conductor) will present an evening of seasonal music interspersed with scriptural and literary readings. The event is produced in collaboration by the XU Music Department and the XU Center for Faith and Justice. No charge; doors open 20 minute before the event.
Dec. 5, Daniel Martin Moore in concert at the Centennial Barn (Springfield Twp., OH) 8 pm (doors open at 7 pm). Singer, songwriter, and pianist Moore, a Cold Spring (KY) native, will perform pieces from his newest album In the Cool of the Day. A gospel family album with a fresh take on gospel music, it brings fresh meaning to old favorite songs and highlights Moore’s voice and soothing arrangments. Tickets $15; seating is limited. Order tickets online here.
Dec. 6, Pilgrimage of Faith North Trail Advent Hike. Destination: the Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics. Individuals and groups welcome. Download the trail flier and map here. Hike at your own pace.
Dec. 6, McAuley Christmas Tea Party, McAuley High School (College Hill/Cincinnati) 1 – 2:30 pm. Little girls and their mothers, grandmothers, aunts and friends are invited to McAuley High School’s version of high tea: dress in your holiday finery and enjoy goodies, crafts, Christmas carols by McAuley’s award-winning Vocal Ensemble, and a visit with a special guest. Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for girls, and dolls are free! Register online at www.mcauleyhs.net/tea2014. Questions? Contact Brigitte Foley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 6, St. Nicholas Village and All-Night Adoration at Annunciation parish (Clifton, OH) 8 pm – 8 am. Food, beverages, activities, music, visits from Saint Nicholas and Saint Lucy; parishioner and iconographer Liette McManaman will be present with the icon of St. Nicholas she wrote. All-night Adoration follows.For information call 513-861-1295.
Dec. 6, Thomas More College Bank of Kentucky Observatory Open House. Dr. Wes Ryle will speak on “Going the Distance: Interstellar Travel” at 7 pm at Steigerwald Hall (inside the Saints Center); night sky viewing follows at 8 pm. For information see www.thomasmore.edu/observatory
Dec. 6, Annual Fair Trade Sale at St. Peter Church (Huber Heights, OH), 9 am – 4 pm. Home decor, jewelry, food, clothes, free entertainment, more. Benefits Catholic Relief Services; sponsored by Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley.
Dec. 7 -11, Advent Online Discernment Retreat with the Daughters of Charity. For single Catholic women ages 18-40 discerning religious life, Meet on Skype, email or phone with a retreat director where you are, on your time. For information contact Sr. Virginia Ann Brooks at email@example.com or (812) 963-7559.
Dec. 7, Annual Advent Festival of Lessons & Carols at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 3 pm. Cathedral Basilica Bishop’s Choir; Gregory Schaffer, Organist and Conductor. Scripture and song foretell of the coming Nativity. A Cathedral Concert Series event; no fee (donations accepted).
Dec. 7, “Let Heaven and Nature Sing” Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra Concert at Seton Performance Hall (Price Hill/Cincinnati). This performance will include classic and modern holiday selections, audience sing-a-longs, and a special appearance by Santa himself! Celebate the season with the CMO, the CMO Vocal Ensemble and the CMO Children’s Chorus. From “Sleigh Ride” to “O Holy Night”, this concert offers something for everyone – and you won’t want to miss the extra special finale, “Jingle Bells Forever.” No fee. For more information see www.gocmo.org/
Dec. 7, Glenmary Home Missioners Concert featuring the Cincinnati Brass Band at St. John Neumann Church (Fairfield, OH), 2 pm. Holiday music, refreshments. For information call Jodi Mott at (513) 881-7440.
Dec. 7, Advent Concert of traditional and contemporary hymns at Holy Trinity Church in Batavia, 2 pm. Free one-hour concert. For information call 513.732.2218.
Dec. 8, Holy Day of Obligation: The Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Dec 8 and 15, Lunch with the Lord presented by Fr. Mark Burger at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral’s Synod Hall, noon – 1 pm. Musicians will provide accompaniment for this special Advent Scripture study. Bring your own lunch (drinks available for purchase); parking is available in the pay lot at for $4 and at the meters for $2 per hour.
Dec. 8, University of Dayton Christmas on Campus and Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass. Annual service day for nearly all students and faculty, an annual tradition for many families throughout Dayton. Music, crafts, food, tree lighting, visit from Santa, more. Details to come.
Dec. 8, Missa Cantata (sung Latin Mass according to the Extraordinary Form) for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception at Holy Trinity Church in Batavia, 7 pm. For information call 513.732.2218.
Dec. 8, National Night of Prayer for Life observed at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 9 pm – 11 pm. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the Holy Rosary, prayer to St. Michael, silent prayer and hymns. For information click here.
Dec. 9, Junior High Ministry Enrichment Day with Bob Rice at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (Monroe, OH), 9 am – 3:30 pm. Rice, a catechetics and youth ministry professor at Franciscan University os Steubenvillle and a prominent national presenter on youth ministry, will show you what makes this generation of junior high kids unique, and discuss how to form and nurture life-long faith in them. $40 (includes lunch). For information call Tom Colbert at Tim Colbert (937) 223-1001 or (513) 421-3131, ext. 5050. To register click here.
Dec. 10, Sacred Heart Radio Fund Drive.
Dec. 12, Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at San Carlos Borromeo/St. Charles Borromeo Church (Carthage/Cincinnati). 5 – 7 am: Las mananitas of the Virgin of Guadalupe, followed by a social with hot chocolate and pan dulce; 7 pm: Mass, Bringing the Roses; Social.
December 13, Solemn Traditional Rorate Mass at Old St. Mary’s Church (Over-the-Rhine/Cincinnati), 6:45am. The Rorate Mass is a German tradition of celebrating a Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin early in the morning completely by candlelight. As daylight approaches and surpasses the shadows of the candles, we anticipate the entrance of Christ, the Light of the World, into our darkened earth at Christmas. Mass will be in the Extraordinary Form (traditional Latin Mass). For more information see www.oldstmarys.org
Dec. 13, Lights for Life Ceremony at St. James the Greater Church (White Oak, OH), following 4:30 Mass. Bishop Joseph Binzer will celebrate Mass and lead a procession to the Life Garden for this annual event. For information, call 513.471.5300.
Dec. 13, Confession-a-Thon and All-Day Adoration at St. William Church (Price Hill/Cincinnati), 10 am – 3 pm. Come any time; Benediction at 3 pm.
Dec. 14 – 3o (except Christmas day), 67th Annual Comboni Nativity Experience at the Comboni Mission Center (Anderson Twp., OH). Animated Nativity display with recorded Nativity story (Spanish language version now available). Sun-Friday: 6-9 pm. Sat: 4-9 pm. Christmas Eve: 4-7 pm. Visit the Mission Museum and shop at the Mission Market. For information click here.
Dec. 14, Opening Night of the 67th Annual Comboni Nativity Experience at the Comboni Mission Center (Anderson Twp., OH) 4 – 9 pm. Mission Museum open; Mission Market and Holiday Boutique.
Dec. 14, Musica Sacra Christmas Concert at Old St. Mary’s Church (Over-the-Rhine/Cincinnati), 3 pm. Selections include Schutz: Magnificat and Hodie Christus Natus Est; Hassler: Dixit Maria and Verbum Caro Factus Est; Hammerschmidt: Mache die Tore weit. No fee (donations accepted).
Dec. 14, “Season of Wonders” Advent Lessons & Carols Concert at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church (Bridgetown/Cincinnati), 4 pm. Dr. Michael Match will lead the St. Al’s Chamber Orchestra and 47-voice choir in this program composed by Joseph Martin, perfect for Gaudete Sunday. Fast becoming a West-side tradition! No fee. For information call 513-574-4840.
Dec. 15, Laetare Sacred Music Youth Choir Christmas Concert at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 7 pm. Light refreshments follow; no fee. See our review of their CD here.
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