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Posted on Mar 6, 2015 |

Events through March 16

Events through March 16

The map for the 10.3-mile East Side Trail.

The map for the 10.3-mile East Side Trail. A new Pilgrimage of Faith hiking trail, the Cathedral Trail, will debut Saturday.

Bockfest, the St. Patrick’s Day parade, a new Pilgrimage of Faith hike debuts, talks, concerts, a lecture on Dante by a top scholar and another by a Cardinal, special Masses, and more: Some Catholic events this week:

Mar. 6 – 8, 40 Hours Devotion and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Gertrude the Great Parish in Madeira (OH). Begins with an all-school Eucharistic procession at 9 am Friday and ends with Vespers and Benediction at 4 pm on Sunday. The church’s perpetual adoration chapel will be closed during 40 Hours; Adoration all 40 hours except during Mass (see parish web site for Mass times).

March 6, 40 Days for Life Cincinnati Spring Campaign candlelight prayer vigil at the Mt. Auburn Planned Parenthood abortion business, 7-8 pm. Fr. Rob Muhlenkamp will lead prayer.

Mar. 6, First Friday Charismatic Mass and Healing Service at Mother of God Church in Covington, 7:15 pm. Sponsored by the Mustard Seed Community. For information call  859.586.0279.

Mar. 6, “Come Watch With Me: The Perfect Storm,” an evening of prayer, meditation, and music with Mike Davis at Our Lady of Lourdes Church (Western Hills/Cincinnati), 7 pm. Walk the Way of the Cross focusing on the life, death and resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  No charge; free will offering accepted.​

March 6, Bockfest parade and tapping of the bock keg, Over-the-Rhine/Cincinnati, 6 pm. Irreverent parade begins at Arnold’s Bar and Grill and ends at “Bockfest Hall” (Christian Moerlein House), where Franciscan friars will bless the first keg of local bock beer. Part of the three-day Cincinnati Bockfest throughout the Cincinnati Brewing District; for a list of participating venues click here.

Mar. 7,  Pilgrimage of Faith Cathedral Trail Lenten Hike. Make a walking pilgrimage right here at home, and see some of the historic churches in our region thanks to Pilgrimage of Faith. The Churches along the Cathedral Trail are old parishes with beautiful interiors and exteriors, rich histories, and have served the needs of the faithful for many generations. Two choices: 5-mile or 10-mile hikes; hike at your own pace. Individuals and groups welcome. Download the trail flier and map here. Download a booklet with photos and histories of the churches here.

Mar. 7, Semi-annual Moeller High School Antique Show and Sale, 9 am – 4 pm. Sponsored by the Band Boosters. 80 dealers offering art, books, furniture, and collectibles – and GREAT food, including the famous Moeller potato soup! Admission $5.

March 7, Night at the Races Benefiting Holy Rosary School (St. Mary’s, OH) at Starlight Event Hall, 5:30 pm. DJ Nick Wilson; snacks, soda, and beer. Dinner served 5:30-6:30; races begin at 7 pm. Tickets $20 before Feb. 15th, table of six for $150. For information or reservations call (419) 394-5050 or (419) 394-1078.

Mar. 7, Men’s Day of Renewal with Patrick Shroyer at the St Clare Campus Peace Center (Springfield Twp., OH). Theme: “Fight the Good Fight, Finish the Race and Keep the Faith. For information or to register, call 513.674.1324.

March 8-10 “Carry the Cross” Parish Lenten Mission with Fr. Ben Luedtke at St. Cecilia Parish in Oakley/Cincinnati. All are invited to this three-night mission led by Fr. Ben Luedtke, a missionary priest who has worked on three continents. He currently speaks at parishes across the nation, emphasizing the power of redemptive suffering, confession, and the Mass. Fr. Ben was a personal friend of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta and was ordained by Pope Saint John Paul II.  No fee, 7 pm nightly. For information contact Brendan Dudley, (513) 871-5757, ext. 215 or

Mar. 8, Mass and Inner Healing Service with Fr. Jo Joy at St Joseph Church (Crescent Springs, KY). For information call 859.341.6609.

Mar. 8, Sisters of the Precious Blood Open House, Dayton (OH), 2 – 4:30 pm. In celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, the sisters invite all to guided tours by sisters of the chapel, community areas, historical displays and apartments; and refreshments in the dining room.

March 8, Bockfest Mass at Old St. Mary’s in Cincinnati/Over-the-Rhine, 11 am. Begins and ends with procession of German society flags and banners; music by the Cincinnati Veriensmusikanten.

March 8, Free Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra “Dance and Romance” concert featuring soloist Genevieve Guimond  at the Seton Performance Hall, Seton High School (Cincinnati), 3 pm. Guimond, a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, was mentored by famed cellist YoYo Ma and is the principal cellist with the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra in Alabana. Also features Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture” and his “Symphony No. 7.”

March 8, Musical Celebration of J.S. Bach’s Birthday at  St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 3 pm. Annual event; this year’s 330th birthday concert features Kim Heindel, Concert Organist and will re-create the historic 1840 Leipzig Mendelssohn Program of Bach organ masterworks. A Cathedral Concert Series event; no fee (donations accepted).

March 8, Holy Hour for Vocations at The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminar of the West, 5 pm. Pray for vocations in the seminary’s St. Gregory the Great Chapel, or at home in solidarity.

March 10, “Dante’s Divine Comedy and the Contemporary Pilgrim’s Lenten Journey.” Paul Contino presents the third annual UC St. Monica-St. George Lecture in Contemporary Catholicism at St. Monica-St. George Church (Clifton/OH), 7-8:30 pm. Co-sponsors include UC’s Departments of English and Comparative Literature, and Romance Languages and Literatures. More information to come.

Matt Swaim, host of the Son Rise Morning Show.

Matt Swaim, host of the Son Rise Morning Show.

March 10, “How to Spread the Gospel Without Knocking on Doors” talk by Matt Swaim; host of the Son Rise Morning Show and author, at Our Lord Christ the King parish (Mt. Lookout, OH), 7 pm. An Our Lord Christ the King Speaker Series Event. How can we use the example of Pope Francis to be joyful disciples of Christ that draw more people to full communion with His Church? Learn how to be joyful disciples of Christ and become part of the New Evangelization. Reception follows at 8:15.

Mar. 10, Professional Development Day with Dan Mulhall at Corpus Christi Church (Cincinnati), 9 am – 2:30 pm. Sponsored by C.R.E.A.; for pastors, religious educators, pastoral leaders, youth ministers and other church workers. Register through the Cincinnati Religious Educators’ Association.

March 10, Paul Contino: “Dante’s Divine Comedy and the Contemporary Pilgrim’s Lenten Journey,” the Third Annual St. Monica-St. George Lecture in Contemporary Catholicism at the University of Cincinnati, 7 pm. Held at Saint Monica-Saint George Catholic Church in Clifton/Cincinnati. Co-editor of the scholarly journal Christianity and Literature, Contino is the Blanche E. Seaver Professor of Humanities at Pepperdine University. He has published articles that encompass many issues and subjects, ranging from the writings of Jane Austen and Dostoevsky to the Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi. All welcome.

Mar. 11, Oscar Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga, SDB: “The Vision of Pope Francis for the Church,”  the annual Le Blond Lecture at The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, 7:30 pm. No fee.

Mar. 11, “Hollywood and History,” the University of Dayton Beauregard-King Lecture, 7:30 pm. In the Sears Recital Hall. Justified star Nick Searcy and television writer and film director Charles Robert Carner (Judas, Crossfire Trail) will discuss the good and bad of historical movies, how filmmakers balance a good story versus historical accuracy and maintaining authenticity of historical time periods. No fee; park in Lot C.

Mar. 11, “Critical Decisions: What You Need to Know” at All Saints Parish (Walton, KY), 7:30 pm. Rita  Marker, Executive Director of The Patients Rights Council, will disuss living wills, Protective Medical Decisions Documents, euthansia and assisted suicide, Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment, and more. No fee; for information call (859) 823-2626.

March 11, “Abide in my Love” (Walking in the Footsteps of Christ) Evening of Reflection for Women at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH). Begins with Mass at 7 pm, followed by a guided meditation,  opportunity for confession, a talk and of course refreshments and social time. Sponsored by Regnum Christi; no fee.

March 11, “Living with Suffering and Loss: How faith and prayer can transform the pain” at St. Joseph Parish, Cold Spring, KY. A lenten reflection by Deacon Timothy Schabell with personal testimonials and music by St. Joseph Women’s choir, 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 with recorded praise and worship music until talk begins.  Free and open to ALL.

March 12-14, Josephinum Live-in Weekend. The Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Office of Vocations host; for young men who are juniors and seniors in high school or college students who are interested in knowing more about seminary life. Tour of the campus, discussions, meals and prayer with the college seminarians, attendance at classes, recreation. No fee. Fo information call Fr. John Rozembajgier, Assistant Vice-Rector for the College, at 614.985.2244; or Arminda Crawford, Administrative Assistant, at 614.985.2241.

Mar. 12, Fenian’s Annual St. Patrick’s Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington, 7 pm. Celebration follows on second floor of Molly Malone’s (Covington).

Mar. 12, Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 8 – 9 pm. Sponsored by the the Children of Mary and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. All invited.

Mar. 13-14, 2nd Annual Women’s Retreat at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH). Elizabeth Ficcocelli will speak on “Becoming Women of Virtue with the Help of Sts Bernadette, Faustina and Therese.” For information, call 513. 351.9800, or visit

March 13-15, Project Rachel Weekend Retreat for post-abortive women in Dayton (OH). Choose to accept God’s love and forgive yourself. The cost is $125 but scholarships are available and cost should not be a barrier. For specific times and location or more information, call the confidential hotline at 513.784.0531.

March 13, 40 Days for Life Cincinnati Spring Campaign candlelight prayer vigil at the Mt. Auburn Planned Parenthood abortion business, 7-8 pm. Fr. Cyril Whitaker, SJ, will lead prayer.

Mar. 14, Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patrick’s Mass at St. Xavier Church (downtown Cincinnati), 10 am. Parade follows.

March 14, 49th Annual Cincinnati St. Patrick’s Day Parade, noon. Honorary Grand Marshal: Jim O’Toole, Reds Hall of Fame Class of 1970. Parade begins at Eggleston and Reedy; ends at Sentinel (click here for route). Parade never cancels — rain, snow or shine.

Mar. 15, 40 Days for Life Dayton Midpoint Rally at the Stroop Ave. abortion facility, 2 pm. Prayer, fellowship, and a presentation by Josh Danis of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Family and Respect Life Office.

Mar. 15, “Connections, Companionships, Coffee, and Cake!” Women’s Parenting Fellowship at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish (Anderson Twp., OH), 7-8 pm. Meet with other women about the joys, difficulties, and sorrows of parenting. If you are experiencing a complication with pregnancy, struggling with the daily difficulties of mothering, grieving over a miscarriage, infant loss, or failed adoption attempt, or want to offer empathetic support to others, we look forward to seeing you. For questions and details,  call (513) 388-4466.

Mar. 15, 64th Annual Memorial Mass for the Deceased Friends of Ireland at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (Cincinnati), 11 am. At 10:40 the Friendly Sons of St Patrick Glee Club will perform a medley of Irish music. Fr. Barry Windholtz will celebrate the sung Mass, held every year “to honor and perpetuate the memory of those dedicated individuals who loved Ireland and worked for her freedom.” Sponsored by the Memorial Committee for Friends of Ireland. This year’s ecumenical mass dedicated to those working for the continued success of the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland. Participating in the ceremonies: the Ancient Order of Hibernians-St Patrick’s Division No. 1 and Our Lady of Knock Color Guards with the Emerald Society Pipes and Drums. Music will be provided by the Cathedral choir under the direction of Anthony J. Dicello, and by the Friendly Sons of St Patrick Glee Club. Reception in the Undercroft.

March 15, Coffee and Conversation with the  Franciscan Sisters of the Poor at St. Clare Chapel (Springfield Twp./Wyoming, OH). Whether or not you are discerning a vocation, join the Sisters for Mass in their beautiful, historic chapel and then meet to hear about their history and ministries. For informatin see or email

March 15, Lenten Vespers and Concert at The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminar of the West, featuring the Athenaeum Chorale, 7 pm. The evening prayer liturgy features psalms, readings, and canticles. For information see

March 15, Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe Talk at St. Catherine of Siena in Ft. Thomas, KY, 7 pm EWTN’s Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe, one of the founding members of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word, will give a talk entitled “Union with God, the Heart’s Deepest Longing.” Doors open at 6 pm; no tickets or fees (a free-will offering will be collected). For information call Terri at (859) 441-3438

Mar. 16, “I Thirst” Lenten Evening of Reflection at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, Ohio), following 7:15 pm Mass. Fr.  Kyle Schnippel; music by Laetare Sacred Music Youth Choir.

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