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Events Through Dec. 9

Events Through Dec. 9

UD’s Christmas on Campus (December 7th this year) is a tradition for hundreds of area families, and may be the country’s largest repeating college service event.

Some Catholic events through next Sunday.


Through Dec. 31: A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People at the Skirball Museum at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of  Religion in Clifton (OH). Touring continually since its debut in 2005, this exhbit organized in Cincinnati explores how Bl. Pope John Paul II’s childhood friendship with a Jewish boy developed through both their lives, helping to reconcile Catholicism and Judaism. It beings touring Europe in 2013. For hours and information, call (513) 745-3922 or (513) 487-3200, or see


Through January 27: “At the Manger: Peace on Earth” Annual Nativity Scene Display at the University of Dayton, no charge. Three floors of displays from the largest collection of nativity scenes in the United States and perhaps the world. Tours available; times vary. For information on exhibits, hours, directions and parking, visit or call (937) 229-4234.


Dec. 1- 2 Annual Sarah Center Holiday Boutique. Local artists and vendors, fair trade iems.For more than 10 years, Sarah Center in Over-the-Rhine (1618 vine Street) has helped women develop their talents to provide supplemental income for themselves and their families. The sale of their unique local artwork helps area families in need — half of each sale goes to the artist and the rest goes back to the center. For information and hours call (513) 549-0598.


Dec. 1, McAuley Christmas Tea Party, 1-2:30 pm. Girls and their mothers, grandmothers, or aunts are invited to dress in holiday finery for a high tea featuring finger sandwiches and desserts. $15 adults, $10 girls; dolls are free! For inforrmation see


Dec. 1, 9th Annual Fair Trade Sale at Bergamo Center, Mt. St. John (Beavercreek, OH), 9 am – 4 pm. The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is a co-sponsor of this annual holiday sale featuring handcrafted gifts, jewelry, clothing, toys, home decor, and more from more than 25 developing nations. Food and entertainment. For information call (937) 224-3026 or see

Dec. 1; Lay women consecrated to Christ in service for our world; Pinecroft House of Peace (Mt. Airy, OH),; a day of prayerful reflection for single women; $25 (scholarships available); 513-961-0667 or; register by Nov. 20.


Dec. 2 -4, Advent Mission at St. Cecilia Church (Oakley, OH). Three evening talks, each at 7 pm. Dec. 2: Fr. Ezra Sullivan, OP, will speak on “Opening the Door of Faith.” Dec. 3: Fr. James Brooks will speak on “Daily Conversion and the Holy Spirit.” A penance service will follow immediately after the talk. Dec. 4: Fr. Anthony Brausch will speak about “Evangelization Today.”


Dec. 2, Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols at at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington (KY), 3 pm. No fee, free will offering accepted.


Dec. 2, Advent Lessons and Carols at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, 3 pm. Featuring the Choir of St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. free will offering accepted.


Dec. 2, St. Paul Catholic School (New Alscace, IN) Annual Christmas Smorgasbord Breakfast, 8 am – 12:30 pm. Breakfast features sausage, pancakes, egg, biscuits and gravy, pastries and fruit. Pictures with Santa available from 9:30 – 11:30 for nominal fee. All proceeds benefit the school. For information see or call (812) 623-2631.


Dec. 2, Elder Hockey Military Night at the Elder vs. Xavier game at Cincinnati Gardens, puck drop 4:30 pm. At the first of a planned annual event, Elder will honor all veterans and present military personnel with a special ceremonial puck drop and free admission with military ID.


Dec. 2, Celebrate the Season Holiday Concert by the Cincinnati Brass Band at St. Monica-St. George Catholic Church (Corryville, OH), 2 pm. All proceeds benefit the Glenary Home Missioners. For information call (513) 881-7498 or email


Dec. 2, Sonic Seasonings, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Concert at St. Catherine of Siena Church (Westwood, OH), 2 pm. The CCO will present its first-ever FREE concert as a Christmas gift to the city. Experience one of Cincinnati’s lesser-known acoustic gems, St. Catharine’s, and enjoy seven short works representing the CCO’s repertoire. Longtime CCO principal oboeist Christopher Phitlpotts will be featured in two pieces. For information call (513) 723-1182.


Dec. 2, Ave Maris Stella, Cincinnati Camarata’s Annual Marian concert, Mother of God Church (Covington), 5 pm. $12. For infomration call (513) 941-5088 or see


Dec. 5, “Messages of Glory” Exhibit Meet the Artist Reception with photographer Bob Flishel at Chatfield College (St. Martin, OH, campus), 3-5 pm. Photographs of art from more than 50 Greater Cincinnati churches are on display through Dec. 10 at the College. For information contact Sr. Patricia Homan at (513) 875-3344, ext. 112.


Dec. 2, I do Believe Advent Concert by Tajci at St. Vivian Church (Finneytown, OH), for information see


Dec. 5, I do Believe Advent Concert by Tajci at St. John the Baptist Church (Harrison, OH), for information see


Dec. 6, Mirror of Hope Lecture and Book Signing by Fr. Johann Roten, SM, Roesch Library at the University of Dayton, 7 pm. Fr. Roten will discuss his new book on the sculpture “Mirror of Hope” outlining all of Christian hsitory commissioned by UD’s Marian Library in 2000. Based on the library’s collection of nearly 3000 nativity scenes, the sculpture by Protestant artist Kevin Hanna uses more than 240 figures to tell the story of the Old and New Testaments in 24 scenes on permanent display in the library. The new book explains all the figures and scenes. No charge for lecture but a parking pass is required. For information visit or call (937) 229-4234.


Dec. 7-8, Annual Men’s Retreat, Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH). Fr. George Schommer, OP, will lead. For information call 513.561.5954.


Dec. 7, “To All a Good Night,” 48th University of Dayton Christmas on Campus, 5:30 pm. The annual family Christmas on Campus event, one of the largest student service activities in the nation, returns to UD. Elementary school students from the area are bused in for the event, which many families attend year after year.Tree lighting, children’s activities, performances, games, pictures with Santa, more. Ends with Vigil Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception at Immaculate Conception Chapel, 9:30 pm.


Dec. 7, Advent Lessons and Carols at the Athenaeum of Ohio’s St. Gregory Chapel (Mt. Washington, OH), 7:30 pm. The Atheanaeum Chorale will sing this service, which includes handbells, traditional and new carols, and Scripture lessons read by Athenaeum faculty. No charge but arrive early, standing-room only crowds are common. See


For more upcoming Catholic events, see our Events Page. 


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