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Volunteers, including whole families, erected a 4000-cross "Cemetery of the Innocents" memorial at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Anderson Twp. (OH) this month.

Volunteers, including whole families, erected a 4000-cross “Cemetery of the Innocents” memorial at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Anderson Twp. (OH).

OCTOBER

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Oct. 4, “Embodying the Sacred in Birth” Day of Reflection for Women at the Jesuit Spiritual Center of Milford (Milford, OH), 1-4 pm. Connect with your body in a spiritual way as you prepare to give birth or reflect on your past experience of giving birth. Not a mother? Reflect on birth as metaphor for creative or other endeavors. Doula and writer Peg Conway will lead. Fee: $50 (includes refreshments.  To register, call (513) 248-3500 ext. 10, or e-mail reservations@jesuitspiritualcenter.com.

Oct. 5, “Mary Undoer of Knots: A Living Novena” at St. Andrew Church (Milford, OH), 7 pm. Author Marge Fenelon will take you on a spiritual pilgrimage through the Holy Land with guided meditations and a prayer guide to Our Lady to help us untangle the knots in our lives with  victory, peace, blessings and reconciliation. Marge reflects on nine sacred sites associated with Pope Francis’ 2014 pilgrimage to the Holy Land. No fee.

Oct. 5, Mass and Healing Service at St. Ignatius Church (Monfort Heights, OH), 7:30 pm. Healing includes the physical, spiritual, emotional, psychological and relational aspects of our lives. Sponsored by Lighthouse Renewal Center.  For more information call 513-471-LITE (5483) or see LRC1.org.

Oct. 6, ND On the Road Admissions Information Night at Ursline High School (Blue Ash, OH), 7 pm. All area high school students are welcome to this information session with staff from Notre Dame. Information about life and faith at the school, academics, admissions, and financial aid. Alumni and parents of current students will also share their experiences. Students should register in advance with the Notre Dame admissions office. For more information contact the ND Club of Greater Cincinnati at club@ndcincy.com or 513-703-5107.

Oct. 6, 40 Days for Life National Bus Tour Stop at the 40 Days for Life-Sharonville Vigil Site, 5 pm. The bus tour by national staff for 40 Days for Life will stop at the Sharonville “Women’s Med Center” abortion business  for half an hour before heading to Cincinnati for the state rally. While Martin Haskell’s Sharonville  business no longer has a license for surgical abortions, it remains open for “chemical” abortions (abortion pills) and referrals to the Dayton surgical business. The national staff will join Sharonville organizers and volunteers in prayer; all welcome.

Oct. 6, 40 Days for Life Ohio Rally at the Planned Parenthood abortion center (Mt. Auburn, Cincinnati) 7 pm. Representatives from the national 40 Days for Life office will stop in Cincinnati on their tour of all 50 states for visits and rallies — Cincinnati is a major stop for this tour. Speakers from 40 Days for Life, Students for Life of America, and a variety of national pro-life groups. All welcome.

Oct. 7-9, Diocese of Covington YOUTH 2000 Retreat at Notre Dame Academy (Park Hills, KY). Annual retreat/prayer event for youth ages 13 – 17. Hours Friday 6:30 – 10:30 pm; Saturday 8:30 am – 10 pm, Sunday 8 am – 12:30 pm (not an overnight event!). Tickets $50 (includes all meals); walk-in registrations accepted.  Music, dynamic talks by priests and brothers, Adoration, Mass, more. For information see nkyouth.com.

Oct. 7, “An Encounter with the Relics of the Passion” Presentation at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 7 pm. Presented by OLHSC and the Apostolate of the Holy Relics, a contemplative program designed to help you accompany Jesus through His suffering during the Passion, ending in an opportunity for personal veneration of eight rare relics including a relic of the True Cross, a piece of stone from the room where the Last Supper was held, more. For information call (513) 351-9800, ext. 302 or see OLHSC.org

Oct. 8, Annual Fatima Rosary Crusade on Fountain Square (Cincinnati), noon. One of 15,000 America Needs Fatima Rosary Crusades around the country. Marian images will play on the giant screen above the square; Fourth-Degree Knights of Columbus will formally process with a replica of the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, music provided by Ric Aielli and Ms. Anna Little with the Latin Mass Community Schola and guest singer Mrs. Cecile Smith. Fr. Sean Kopczynski, MSJB, will be the featured speaker. Fr. André-Joseph LaCasse, OP (St. Gertrude) and Deacon Amado Lim (All Saints) will lead the Rosary and the Litany to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Sponsored by the American TFP. Theme: “The 99th Hour,” in honor of the 99th anniversary of the apparitions in Fatima. For information,call 513.793.5872 or email patashcraft@earthlink.net.  

Oct. 8, Holy Name Society Eucharistic Procession through Downtown Cincinnati, 9 – 11 am. Second annual men’s Eucharistic procession; all Catholic men invited. The annual Hioly Name Procession once brought thousands of men to the streets of Cincinnati; be part of this revived tradition that drew 200 men last year. Begins at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral and procession to Old St. Mary’s Church (Over-the-Rhine) with stops at temporary altars for prayer and veneration. Sponsored by the St. Antoninus Holy Name Society; priests from the Oratory-in-Formation of St. Philip Neri in Cincinnati will lead. For information call David Willig at  (513) 305-6719.

Oct. 9, Annual Family Rosary Rally at the University of Dayton Arena (Dayton, OH), 2:30. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. All ages welcome at this annual event featuring a musical prelude, live Rosary, and Benediction (3-4 pm). Will be broadcast over Radio Maria (1600 AM WULM Springfield/Dayton, 88.7 FM WHJM Anna/West Central Ohio). Fr. Chris Worland will lead. For more information see familyrosaryrally.com.

Oct. 9, Fall Italian Dinner at Sacred Heart Church (Camp Washington/Cincinnati), noon. Many Cincinnatians line up early in the morning to purchase take-out ravioli and meatballs prepared from Northern Italian recipes more than 100 years old. Sit-down dinners $12 adults, $6 children; beginning at noon and ending when the food runs out.

Oct. 11, Youth Ministry Enrichment Day with Bob Rice. Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, this day-long event will feature Dr. Rice discussing where we’ve been, where we’re headed, dead ends, fresh opportunities, and more, based on his doctoral studies on youth ministry in the Catholic Church. More information to come.

Oct. 12, “A Teachable Moment, Faithful Citizenship and Pope Francis: Integrating Faith and Poltiics” Presentation at Good Shepherd Church (Cincinnati), 7 – 8:30 pm. John Carr, Director of The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University and former Director of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development will talk about how Catholics should understand and follow the guidelines in the USCCB document “Faithful Citizenship.” Question and answer period and reception follow. For information contact Emily Weierman  at 513-489-8815, ext. 726, or  emily.weierman@good-shepherd.org.

Oct. 13, Annual Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati Evening for Life at the Sharonville Convention Center (Sharonville, OH), 6 pm. Keynote speaker: Ryan Bomberger of the Radiance Foundation. For information see CincinnatiRighttoLife.org.

Oct. 15, 32nd Annual Ladies of Charity Craft Show at St. Gertrude Parish and Priory (Madeira, OH). For information see StGertrude.org.

October 21-23, 2016, “Acts of the Apostles: On Fire with the Spirit!” at Presentation Ministries’ Our Lady of Guadalupe Discipleship Center (Adams County, OH).  Presented by a team of the Guadalupe Bible College (GBC) faculty. Mass, Confession, time for contemplation and walks on the grounds. Some guest rooms in the new Discipleship Center available Information and registration at presentationministries.com or (513) 373-2397

Oct. 21, 40 Days for Life Midpoint Rally at the Planned Parenthood abortion center (Mt. Auburn, Cincinnati) 7 pm. Life Issues Insiitute co-founder Brad Mattes will speak at this peaceful prayer vigil; all welcome.

Oct. 22, “Bark and Brew” at the Centennial Barn (Springfield Twp., OH), noon – 5 pm. Pet blessings by a Franciscan friar, pet vendors, craft beer and food, dog costume contest. Sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. For information see their Facebook page.

Oct. 22, Sup and Song Benefit at St. Bernard Church (Dayton, KY), 5 pm. An evening fundraiser for the church’s air conditioning system. Reception at 5 (optional: 4 pm Mass), steak dinner at 6, concert by Another Colour 7 pm. Tickets $35; limited to 250. For information call (859)261-8506 or (859)581-0487 or see dmsbcatholic.com/Bernard.

Oct. 23, Stations of Mercy for the Land and its People at the Brown County Ursulines property (St. Martin, OH), 3 pm. A procession through the reflecting on stewardship for the Year of Mercy.

Oct. 23, “Creepy Classics for Halloween,” the Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra’s Fall Concert at Seton High Scool’s Performance Hall (Price Hlll/Cincinnati), 3 pm. Selections include music from “Star Wars,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and “Wicked,” as well as a number of Hallowee- themed classics that include “March to the Scaffold,” “Danse Macabre, and more.” All ages welcome, come in costume if you like!  For information see the CMO website at gocmo.org or call the CMO Hotline at (513)941-8956.

Oct. 25, Life’s 5th Quarter Mass and Rosary Procession to Planned Parenthood at Holy Name Church (Mt. Auburn/Cincinnati) 8 am. Bishop Roger Foys will celebrate Mass for this pro-life, youth-themed event that takes place every month that has a fifth Saturday. All local Catholic schools, sports teams, and pro-life clubs are encouraged to attend; all others welcome. Following Mass, attendees will process two blocks to the abortion business to pray. For more information see the L5Q Facebook page.

Oct. 25, Dayton Right to Life’s Signature Pro-Life Evening at the Sinclair Conference Center. Keynote speaker: Dr. Mark Newman; MC: Gordon Douglas. For information see.daytonlife.org.

Oct. 27, White Mass for medical personnel at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption (Covington), 6:30 pm. First-time event hosted by the new Sts. Teresa of Calcutta and Faustina Guild of the Catholic Medical Association (CMA), the Mass will honor and pray for doctors, dentists, nurses, and other healthcare workers and students in healthcare fields. Named for the traditional white coats and uniforms of medical workers. All welcome.

Oct. 28-30, National Mission Conference at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and Xavier University. All area Catholics invited to the United States Catholic Mission Association (USCMA) National Conference. Aimed at both long-term missionaries and those involved in immersion/mission trips, short term mission ministry, and parish/school twinning relationships. Meeet missionaries from around the country and around the world. Full and one-day options availalbe. More information to come. For more, contact: Dr. Mike Gable, Mission Office, mgable@catholiccincinnati.org or phone 513.421.3131.2630.

Oct. 29, Father-Son Lunch with Coach Gerry Faust at The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori School (Cincinnati), 10 am. Spend an uplifting morning with your sons and grandsons and Coach Faust, former Moeller and Notre Dame football coach. Begins with Mass at 10 am, followed by an uplifting talk by Faust. Tickets $20 (box lunch included). For information email MAWidmeye@gmail.com.

Oct. 29, “1964: The Tribute” Concert at Mount St.Joseph University (Cincinnati), 7:30 pm. Award-winning Beatles tribute band. Part of the 2016-2017 Cincy Music Series (formerly the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society) concert season.A portion of all proceeds go to area Catholic elementary education. For information and tickets call 513-570-0652 or see CincyMusicSeries.org.

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Participants in the annual Covington Latin School's ancient history costume contest.

Participants in the annual Covington Latin School’s ancient history costume contest.

NOVEMBER

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Nov. 5, CHOSEN Junior High School Evangelization Event and Prayer Festival at Roger Bacon High School (St. Bernard, OH). Featuring Catholic speaking duo Popple. Saturday evening event just for 6-8th graders; includes food, music, prayer, and engaging presentations/discussions to help  young people better understand what it means to be called by Jesus as a disciple today. Also includes a concurrent session just for parents. More information to come.

Nov. 6, 40 Days for Life Closing Rosary Rally at the Planned Parenthood abortion center (Mt. Auburn, Cincinnati) 3 pm. Bishop Joe Binzer will lead the final event of  this peaceful prayer vigil, part of an international 40-day event. All welcome.

Nov. 9, Ohio Holy Hour for Vocations, 7 pm. Parishes across the state will host; more information to come.

Nov. 12, Service/Immersion Trip Summit (location to be determined). For Archdiocese of Cincinnati parish and school staff and volunteers who plan or lead immersion/service trips with youth; high school and college campus ministers; service coordinators; parish twinning leaders and other trip planners: Program will share the most current information from Archdiocesan directors of Risk Management, Mission, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, and Finance on practical issues; best and worst practices. More information to come.

Nov. 19, “Dance With Your Heart” Charitable Dance Competition at The Syndicate (Newport, KY), 6 pm. Cathedral chef Giovanna Trimpe will compete for the Society of St. Vincent dePaul in this “Dancing with the Stars”-inspired evening. For tickets seeDancingWithYourHearts.com.

Nov. 13, Solemn Vespers and Closing of the Door of Mercy at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption (Covington), 3 pm. Bishop Foys will celebrate.

Nov. 19 – Jan. 8, At the Manger: World Nativity Traditions Créche Display at the University of Dayton Roesch Library. Mexican nativities: first floor; Latin American nativities: second floor; Railway into the Past: Creche Museum (seventh floor). Annual display of nativities from UD’s vast collection; different every year. Tours for groups available; no fee. For information on exhibits, hours, directions, and parking, see udayton.edu/imri/marian-library/about-us.php.

Nov. 19, Encounter Youth Prayer Festival at The Underground (Forest Park, OH), 6:30 – 10 pm. Music, Adoration, prayer, speaker (Mother Seraphina), more. For teens from grades 8 – 12. No fee. For information see EncounterCincinnati.com.

Nov. 24, Gobble Wobble 5K Race at All Saints Parish – St. John’s Campus (Dover, IN). Benefits the Sunman and North Dearborn Food Pantry. For information see  gobblewobble5k.webs.com

Nov. 26, Annie Moses Band Christmas Concert at  McAuley High School (Cincinnati), 7:30 pm. Part of the 2016-2017 Cincy Music Series (formerly the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society) concert season. A portion of all proceeds go to area Catholic elementary education. For information and tickets call 513-570-0652 or see CincyMusicSeries.org.

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The Vocal Arts Ensemble, Cincinnati's professional choir dedicated to new choral music, will perform its annual Candlelit Christmas Concert at two area churches this weekend. Photo courtesy the Vocal Arts Ensemble.

The Vocal Arts Ensemble, Cincinnati’s professional choir dedicated to new choral music, at one of its annual Candlelit Christmas Concerts. Photo courtesy the Vocal Arts Ensemble.

DECEMBER

 

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Through Jan. 8, At the Manger: World Nativity Traditions Créche Display at the University of Dayton Roesch Library. Mexican nativities: first floor; Latin American nativities: second floor; Railway into the Past: Creche Museum (seventh floor). Annual display of nativities from UD’s vast collection; different every year. Tours for groups available; no fee. For information on exhibits, hours, directions, and parking, see udayton.edu/imri/marian-library/about-us.php.

Dec. 4, Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra Christmas Concert at at Seton High Scool’s Performance Hall (Price Hlll/Cincinnati), 3 pm. No fee; all ages welcome. For information see the CMO website at  gocmo.org or call the CMO Hotline at (513)941-8956.

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Coming events:

2017

January 29, Sierra Hull Concert at St. Xavier High School Performance Center (Cincinnati,) 7:30 pm. Part of the 2016-2017 Cincy Music Series (formerly the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society) concert season.A portion of all proceeds go to area Catholic elementary education. For information and tickets call 513-570-0652 or see CincyMusicSeries.org.

Feb. 4, Encounter Youth Prayer Festival at The Underground (Forest Park, OH), 6:30 – 10 pm. Music, Adoration, prayer, speaker (Mother Seraphina), more. For teens from grades 8 – 12. No fee. For information see EncounterCincinnati.com.

Feb. 27,  “American Jesuits and the World: The Ellsworth Outrage of 1854,” the Fourth Annual University of Cincinnati Conway Lecture in Catholic Studies, 7 pm. Professor John McGreevy, Professor of History and Dean, College of Arts & Letters, University of Notre Dame will deliver the College’s annual public lecture, which will focus on the curious story of an exiled Swiss Jesuit tarred and feathered by a Protestant mob in New England, and what it says about both the Catholic Church and Democracy in America. Location to be announced; XU President Fr. Michael Graham, SJ, will offer remarks.

March 6-7 Youth Ministers’ Retreat at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH).  Fr. Nathan Cromly of Eagle Eye Ministries will lead. Accommodations available. More information to come.

March 11, Rhythm of the Dance Concert at Mount St. Joseph University (Cincinnati), 7:30 pm. Celtic music and dance revue featuring the history of Celtic performing arts. Part of the 2016-2017 Cincy Music Series (formerly the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society) concert season. A portion of all proceeds go to area Catholic elementary education. For information and tickets call 513-570-0652 or see CincyMusicSeries.org.

March 12, Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra Spring Concert at at Seton High School’s Performance Hall (Price Hlll/Cincinnati), 3 pm. No fee; all ages welcome. For information see the CMO website at gocmo.org or call the CMO Hotline at (513)941-8956.

March 14, The Light is On for You 2017. Confession will offered this evening in every parish or parish region in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. More information to come.

April 1, Encounter Youth Prayer Festival at The Underground (Forest Park, OH), 6:30 – 10 pm. Music, Adoration, prayer, speaker (Mother Seraphina), more. For teens from grades 8 – 12. No fee. For information see EncounterCincinnati.com.

April 8, Mike Ferris Concert at Princeton High School (Sharonville, OH), 7:30 pm. Part of the 2016-2017 Cincy Music Series (formerly the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society) concert season. A portion of all proceeds go to area Catholic elementary education. For information and tickets call 513-570-0652 or see CincyMusicSeries.org.

April 29, Archdiocese of Cincinnati Deacon Ordinations at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. More information to come.

May 6, Arrival From Sweden ABBA tribute concert at Mt. St. Joseph University (Cincinnati), 7:30 pm. “The World’s Greatest ABBA Tribute Show” closes the the 2016-2017 Cincy Music Series (formerly the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society) concert season. A portion of all proceeds go to area Catholic elementary education. For information and tickets call 513-570-0652 or see CincyMusicSeries.org.

May 7, Archdiocese of Cincinnati Priest Ordinations at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. More information to come.

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St. Anthony's pastor. Fr. George Hajj, with Fr. Benedict O'Cinnsealaigh, Rector of Mount St. Mary's Seminary of the West. Fr. O'Cinnsealaigh and several seminarians participated in the Divine Liturgy.

St. Anthony of Padua Maronite Church pastor. Fr. George Hajj, with Fr. Benedict O’Cinnsealaigh, Rector of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West celebrate the Divine Liturgy before the relics of St. Charbel, which visited the Walnut Hills/Cincinnati parish during a 2015 tour of Maronite churches in the United States.