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Events through Oct. 19

Events through Oct. 19

Dynamic preaching and Eucharistic adoration are key parts of the YOUTH 2000 prayer festival model, which is based on World Youth Day.

Dynamic preaching and Eucharistic adoration are key parts of the YOUTH 2000 prayer festival model, which is based on World Youth Day. Covington’s 10th annual YOUTH 2000 begins tonight at Villa Madonna Academy.

Some Catholic events this week:

Sept. 24 – Nov. 2 40 Days for Life National Prayer Vigil Fall Campaign

Through Nov. 9: “Imprints and Impressions: Milestones in Human Progress” exhibit of rare books from the collection of Stuart Rose at the University of Dayton’s Roesch Library. No fee. Includes works by Galileo, Copernicus, Kepler, Shakespeare Montessori, Twain, more. For hours, a schedule of lectures and related events, and an online exhibit of a selection of the books, click here.

Oct. 9, Living Catholic: in Law. A Theology on Tap Clifton event at Martino’s on Vine in Clifton/Cincinnati. 7 – 9 pm; no fee.

Oct. 10-12, 10th Annual Diocese of Covington Youth 2000 Prayer Festival at Villa Madonna Academy (Villa Hills, KY). Young Catholics ages 13-20 are invited to this dynamic event featuring dynamic and witty preaching from the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, Eucharistic Adoration, and more. Register before Sept. 26 and save $10. Schedule, chaperone requirements and downloadable forms are at Fee of $50 includes all snacks plus meals on Saturday; financial aid is available.

Oct. 10, Friday Night 40 Days for Life Cincinnati Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood, 7-8 pm. Archbishop Dennis Schnurr will lead prayer for the intentions of the campaign. All ages and denominations are welcome.

Oct. 11, Why be Catholic? Panel Discussion at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH) 10 am – noon. Three people who have take very different journies into (or back into) the Catholic faith will discuss why they came home: Steven Piskorowski, baptized a Catholic but later a vocal anti-Catholic evangelical; Deacon Thomas Wray, a former Episcopal minister and now a candidate for priesthood in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati; and Paul Thomas, who left his childhood Maronite Catholic faith and became a criminal before turning back to God. Question and answer period follows. No fee; for more information click here.

Oct. 11, Latin Mass and Talk on the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary at Holy Trinity Church (Batavia, OH). Fr. David Endres will speak on how the Luminous Mysteries impact our lives. For information, call 513.732.2218.

Oct. 11, 8th Annual Cincinnati Rosary Crusade on Fountain Square (Cincinnati), noon – 1 pm. A Public Square Rally associated with America Needs Fatima. The Knights of Columbus will begin the event with an honor guard procession onto the Square, carrying a statue of Our Lady of Fatima. Featured speakers: Fr. Cyril Whitaker, SJ, and Fr. Shannon Collins, CMP. Prayer led by Fr. Matthew Carroll, OP, and Deacon Amado Lim. Singing led by Fatima Spoor and the Community Schola, with musical accompaniment by Mr. Ric Aielli. Images of historic Marian images will be displayed on the billboard across from the Square beginning at 11:30 am.

Oct. 11, Public Square Rosary Rally at the Kettering (OH) abortion clinic, noon. For information contact Steven P. Cornett at (937) 849-1867.

Oct. 11, 18th Annual Rosary March for World Peace in Burlington (KY), 10 am. Procession begins and ends at the Boone County Justice Center; chairs will be provided for those unable to walk the nearly one-mile distance. For more information go to

Oct. 11, Rosary Rally at St. Ann Church (Groesbeck, OH), noon. A Public Square Rally associated with America Needs Fatima. For information call (513) 354-5045.

Oct. 11, Rosary Rally at Our Lady of Lourdes Church (Western Hills/Cincinnat). For information call (513) 922-0715.

Oct. 12, Choirs for Crayons Benefit Concert at Music Hall, 2 pm. A dozen choirs of varying sizes, types, and musical types, including sacred music choir Musica Sacra, will present a 90-minute “collage concert” to benefit Crayons for Computers. $15 donation.

Oct. 12, 10th Annual Dayton (OH) Family Rosary Rally at the University of Dayton Arena, 2:30 – 4 pm. Archbishop Dennis Schnurr will preside. Prelude music at 2:30, Eucharistic Adoration, Live Rosary, Benediction 3-4 pm. Event will be broadcast live by Radio Maria (1600 AM, Dayton/Springfield; 88.4 FM, WHJM Anna/West Central Ohio). For more information see

Oct. 13, Memorial Mass for Fr. Al Lauer at Old St Mary’s Church (Over-the-Rhine, OH), 7 pm. Founder of Presentation Ministries, Our Daily Bread, St. Peter Claver Latin School for Boys, and more, Fr. Al was also a saintly and inspirational presence at Old St. Mary’s Church for years. For information 513.721.2988.

Oct. 15, “A Journey from Anger to Forgiveness,” Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley Annual Distinguished Speaker presentation, 5:30 pm. This year’s featured speaker is Bud Welsh, whose daughter was killed in the Oklahoma City bombing. Light dinner at 5:30, music 6:30, talk 7 pm. There is no fee for the talk and the event is free for students. For dinner reservations, tickets, and prices, call the CSSMV office at (937) 224-3026.

Oct. 15, Generational Healing Mass in Fr Smith Hall at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 7:15 pm. For information call 513.351.9800 or visit

Oct. 15, Dr. Stephen Barr: “Science and Religion: The Myth of Conflict,” at The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West (Mt. Washington/Cincinnati), 7 pm. A physics professor and author, Dr. Barr frequently speaks and writes about this topic. A St. James Project Lecture; co-sponsored by Covington Latin School. No fee; event will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend. For information click here.

Oct. 16, Living Catholic: In the Business World. A Theology on Tap Clifton event at Martino’s on Vine in Clifton/Cincinnati. 7 – 9 pm; no fee.

Oct. 17-18, Retreat with Imaculee Illibagiza at St. Luke parish (Beavercreek, OH). For information and pricing call Lisa Donigian at (937) 901-2727.

Oct 17-19 Troops of St. George “Come and See” Campout for boys and fathers at Germantown Metropark (Germantown, OH). All area Catholic boys ages 6-18 and their fathers are invited to join this Catholic scouting organization for a weekend of fun, fellowship, and outdoor activities, including hiking, “scout games,” fishing, and a service project. Friday and Saturday evenings will end around the campfire, where the men will pray the rosary and enjoy some brotherhood under the stars. All food is included in the $15/camper price — bring only your tent, sleeping bag, and clothes — and you will not be obliged to join the troop. The Troops of Saint George is an international Catholic outdoors movement for fathers and sons founded in 201. It is faithful to the magisterium of the Catholic Church, and seeks to develop young men spiritually, physically, and mentally. For information about the troop see its Facebook page; for information about the campout contact Brian Kraft at

October 17-19, Wisdom in Our Life of Prayer Retreat with Christopher Pramuk at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford. XU theology and spirituality professor Pramuk will “facilitate a sustained meditation on Wisdom-Sophia, the divine presence alive in the world, as bearer of mercy and hope, drawing from the life and witness of Thomas Merton. For information call (513) 248-3500, ext. 10, or visit

Oct. 17 – 20 Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in Norwood (OH).  Click here to request information.

Oct 17, Friday Night 40 Days for Life Cincinnati Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood, 7-8 pm. Fr. James Reutter, pastor, Our Lady of Victory, Cincinnati, will lead prayer for the intentions of the campaign

Oct. 18, 29th Annual Craft Show at St. Gertrude Parish (Madeira, OH), 9 am – 3 pm. More than 100 vendors at this annual event. For information, call 513.204.7770.

Oct. 18, Glenmary Home Missioners 75th Anniversary Banquet at the Schiff Conference Center at Xavier University (Cincinnati), 6-9 pm. Keynote address by Bishop Joseph E. Strickland of the Diocese of Tyler, TX. Hotel accommodations available. No set fee; donations accepted. For information and tickets click here.

Oct. 18-19, EWTN and Sacred Heart Radio Favorite Fr. Dwight Longnecker will celebrate all Masses at St. Henry Church (Elsmere, KY): 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am, and 7 pm. A St. Henry Church Jubilee Year event; precedes three-day parish mission with Fr. Longenecker Oct. 20-22.

Oct. 19, Glenmary Home Missioners 75th Anniversary Mass at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (Cincinnati), 2 pm. Archbishop Dennis Schnurr will celebrate; all welcome. Reception in Undercroft follows.

Oct. 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

For more Catholic events, see our Events page.

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