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Children at St. James School at a Catholic Schools Week party last year.

Photo courtesy St. James School (White Oak/Cincinnati).

OCTOBER


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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. 31- Nov. 2, Young Adult Retreat with Fr. Nathan Cromley of Eagle Eye Ministires at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH) Popular retreat with this priest of the Community of St. John returns with a retreat participants say is life-changing. “If you’ve ever experienced suffering, ever asked ‘Why God?’ ever wondered your purpose in life, ever wanted to see 150 young adults on their knees in Adoration of the Lord, then this is the retreat for you! “ Includes Sunday Mass. Tickets $50 before Oct. 17th, sign up online here.

Oct. 31, Friday Night 40 Days for Life Cincinnati Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood, 7-8 pm.Bishop Joseph Binzer will lead prayer for the intentions of the campaign.

Oct. 31, Relics of St. Rafqa at St. Anthony of Padua Maronite Church (Walnut Hills, OH). 7 pm: Divine Liturgy followed by time for prayer; 9 pm Litany of Saints, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, movie about her life (in church hall). For information call (513) 961-0120.

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Beginning the 125th anniversary celebration early: St. Henry parishioners, students, and staff in their anniversary t-shirts.

Beginning the 125th anniversary celebration early: St. Henry parishioners, students, and staff in their anniversary t-shirts.

 

NOVEMBER

 

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Nov. 1, First Saturday Mass and Talk at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH). 9 am rosary, 9:30 am Mass, 10 am talk. This month’s speaker: Paula Westwood, Executive Director, Cincinnati Right to Life. For information call Jerry Schmidt, (513) 509-9841.

Nov. 1, Relics of St. Rafqa at St. Anthony of Padua Maronite Church( Walnut Hills, OH). 10:30 am: Divine Liturgy and farewell. For information call (513) 961-0120.

Nov. 1, Thomas More College Bank of Kentucky Observatory Open House.  Dr. Wes Ryle will present “Taking a Ride on a Comet,” a discussion of the Rosetta spacecraft currently in orbit around the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, at 8 pm at Steigerwald Hall (inside the Saints Center); night sky viewing 9 pm. For information see www.thomasmore.edu/observatory

 

Nov. 1, Contagiously Catholic Evangelization Workshop at Savannah Center (West Chester, OH), 9 am – 4:30 pm (including vigil Mass). Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, the first of a series of five workshops. Fee: $25 (lunch included). For information click here.

Nov. 2, 150th Anniversary Tours at Immaculate Conception Church (Salina, OH). Tours (about an hour) begin at 1:30 pm from the vestibule.

Nov. 2, All Souls Day Sung Vespers 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. Not a performance but a service (participants also sing); much of the music is chant-based. For information see www.athenaeum.edu.

Nov. 2, 40 Days for Life Dayton Closing Rally with Bryan Kemper of Stand True Prolife Outreach and Priests for Life, at Martin Haskell’s late-term abortion clinic in Kettering (OH), 2 pm. For more information see www.40daysforlife.com/dayton.

Nov. 2, 40 Days for Life National Prayer Vigil Ends

Nov. 2, “Fanning Faith’s Eternal Flame,” annual Girl Scouts prayer service and  awards ceremony for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. New award to be announced: Archdiocesan Respect All Life Award. Bishop Joe Binzer will lead prayer and give a special blessing to all in attendance. All registered Girl Scouts will receive a special patch for attending. No fee; registration is required. To register or for information call Karen Rolfe in the Dayton Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry (OYYAM) at 937-223-1001.

Nov. 3, “Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy” drama presented by St. Joseph Academy at All Saints Church (Walton, KY), 7 pm. For information, call 859.485.6444.

Nov. 4, Papal Artifacts Exhibit at Our Lady of Lourdes (Westwood/Cincinnati), 6:30 pm. Fr. Richard Kuntz, host of EWTN’s The Papacy: A Living History, will display artifacts from his personal collection of Vatican and papal items. Associated with several major auction houses and a regular advisor to The History Channel’s Pawn Stars program, Fr. Kuntz (a priest of the Diocese of Duluth, MN) offers a peek at the largest private collection of papal artefacts in North America. No fee; viewing begins at 6:30 followed by a brief talk and refreshments.

 

Nov. 5, Papal Artifacts Exhibit at St. Cecilia Church (Oakely/Cincinnati), 7 pm (doors open at 6 pm). Fr. Richard Kuntz, host of EWTN’s The Papacy: A Living History, will display artifacts from his personal collection of Vatican and papal items. Associated with several major auction houses and a regular advisor to The History Channel’s Pawn Stars program, Fr. Kuntz (a priest of the Diocese of Duluth, MN) offers a peek at the largest private collection of papal artefacts in North America. No fee; talk followed by Q&A, viewing, and reception.

 

Nov. 6, Papal Artifacts Exhibit at St. John Neumann Church (Fairfield, OH). Fr. Richard Kuntz, host of EWTN’s The Papacy: A Living History, will display artifacts from his personal collection of Vatican and papal items. Associated with several major auction houses and a regular advisor to The History Channel’s Pawn Stars program, Fr. Kuntz (a priest of the Diocese of Duluth, MN) offers a peek at the largest private collection of papal artefacts in North America. No fee. Optional Adoration and Benediction at 6 pm; collection available to view at 7; presentation at 7:30; wine and cheese reception at 8:30

 

Nov 5,6, Archdiocese of Cincinnati Holy Hour for Vocations. More than 25 parishes, at least one per deanery, will open their doors for Eucharistic Adoration from 7-8 pm Wednesday or Thursday. The list of participating parishes is still growing; for a list of parishes with a Holy Hour Wednesday click here; for a list of parishes with a Holy Hour Thursday click here.

Nov. 7-9, Engaged Encounter Weekend at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH). An intense weekend of marriage preparation presented by a team of two married couples and a priest or deacon. Couples have the wonderful opportunity to dialogue privately without outside distractions about their future married life.  $235 (includes room and meals). Register at www.cincinnatiengagedencounter.org For information call Ashley Altenau at (513) 479-1700 or email her at ashaltenau@yahoo.com.

Nov. 7-9, Men’s Retreat: “Discipleship, Leadership, Redemptive Suffering, and Mary,” at the Presentation Ministries Paul Jansen Discipleship Center in Peebles (OH). Fr. David Endres will celebrate Mass and hear Confessions. No fee (pay what you can), housing and all meals included. For more information click here. 

Nov. 7-9 Project Rachel Weekend Retreat in Cincinnati. A post-abortive healing ministry in the Catholic Church is offering this retreat; for information please contact Caron Bergen at 513.784.0531, a confidential phone line. Registration forms can be found on this website.  Some scholarship money is available.

Nov. 7, First Friday  Charismatic Mass and Healing Service at Mother of God Church in Covington, 7 pm. Sponsored by The Mustard Seed Community. For information, call 859.586.0279.

Nov. 7: “The Stranger: The Ultimate Billy Joel Tribute Band” concert at the BMI Indoor Speeding and Concert Venue in Versailles (OH), 7 – 11 pm. Benefits Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley. $50 (includes includes hors d’oeuvres and complimentary soft drinks and bottled water). Cash bar and silent auction; all proceeds benefit programs for children and families. For more info or to purchase tickets go to www.cssmv.org/events (937-498-4593 or 800-521-6419) or contact Illean Ratermann at 497-7999.

Nov. 8, Groundbreaking and Community Celebration for Chatfield College’s new, permanent campus on Central Parkway in Over-the-Rhine/Cincinnati, 10 am – noon. Brief ceremony followed by celebration in the city park next door with music, food, children’s activities, and a student art exhibit. No fee; all are welcome.  For information call 513-875-3344, ext. 124.

Nov. 8, CHOSEN: Called to be More evening for junior high students at Good Shepherd Parish. Includes food, music, Mass, and engaging presentation/discussions to help your young people better understand what it means to be called by Jesus as a disciple today; concurrent session for parents; concurrent session for junior high ministry leaders. Tickets $10, more information to come.

Nov. 9, 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.

Nov. 9, Northern Kentucky University Faculty Brass Quintet at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 3 pm. A Cathedral Concert Series event; no fee (donations accepted).

Nov. 10, Estate Planning for Farm Families Presentation at St. Charles Senior Living Community (Carthagena, OH), 7 pm. Sponsored by the Catholic Rural Life Conference of the St. Marys and Sidney Deaneries. All welcome. For information call Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley at  (937) 224-3026.

Nov 12, Mass and Healing Service at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH). Mass at 7:15 pm, followed by healing service. Special Guest Maria Tran. For information call (513) 351-9800.

Nov. 14, “Forming Disciples: Catechesis in the RCIA with Mary Birmingham” at The Athenaeum of Ohio (Mt. Washington/Cincinnati), 9:30 am – 3 pm. More information to come.

Nov. 15, “Denim and Diamonds,” Eve Center 10th Anniversary Celebration at Xavier University, 6:39 pm. Music, dancing, dinner. Tickets $55-$60. For information click here.

Nov. 15, Catholic Response to Secular Questions Apologetics Seminar with Fr. John Bullock, LC,  at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. Light snack provided; suggested donation $10. All ages welcome.

Nov. 15, “Forming Disciples: Catechesis in the RCIA with Mary Birmingham” at the Church of the Ascension (Kettering, OH), 9:30 am – 3 pm. More information to come.

Nov. 15, National Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 10 am – 8 pm. Talks, prayer, and consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary scheduled throughout the day; click here for times.

Nov 16,  Miles Christi Day of Reflection at Divine Mercy Parish (Bellevue, KY). Miles Christi priests lead a half-day of events; come for any or all. Rosary 12:40 pm; Sunday Mass 1 pm; Eucharistic Adoration 2 pm; talks and Confessions 3 pm; fellowship and food 4 pm. For information call Joe Martino at (513) 891-7301.

Nov. 16,  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 www.sfp-vocations.org or email rtrusler@sfp-vocations.org.

Nov. 21, 19th Annual Jazz Party for  Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley at Moraine Country Club, 6 – 11 pm. Last year raised more than $90,000 for adoption and foster care. Food, dancinc, live music, auction. $100. For information or to register click here.

Nov. 22 Encounter Teen Event at The Underground (Springfield Twp., OH), 6:30-10 pm. Speaker:  TBA. This youth event for young people in and around the Archdiocese of Cincinnati features dynamic talks, music, Adoration, food, and fun. Register with your youth group or, if your parish does not have a youth group, click here for information.

Nov. 22, Defending the Faith Seminar with Gary Michuta at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH) 9 am – 4 pm. Monthly seminar with a leading apologist and EWTN favorite; last of series. Topic: “Behold Your Mother: How to Explain and Defend Marian Doctrine.” No fee (lunch not provided — noon

Nov. 22, St. Cecilia’s Day Celebration at  Annunciation Church (Clifton, OH), 7 pm.The program, sung by the Annunciation Choir and soloists, will feature Vivaldi’s Gloria with orchestra.A reception will be held in the rectory.break for meal).  No registration required. For information click here.

Nov. 22, “1964 The Tribute” at The College of  Mount St. Joseph, 7:30 PM. One of the world’s best Beatles tributes returns. A Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society 2014-2015 concert; part of your ticket sale goes to the Catholic elementary school of your choice. Tickets $35 in advance, $40 day of the show (general seating), $40 in advance assigned seats. Purchase tickets online here.

Nov. 23, Mass and Celebration of African-American Music at St. Joseph Church (West End/Cincinnati), 11 am. For the Feast of Christ the King and as part of Black Catholic History Month, St. Joseph Church invites all to Mass featuring music by African-American composers, including local composers Fr. Clarence Rivers and James Moore. A variety of musical styles will be represented.

Nov. 23, A Taste of Lebanon at St. Anthony of Padua Maronite Church, (Walnut Hills, OH), noon – 6 pm. Lebanese food, music, dancing, more. For information call (513) 961-0120.

Nov. 29 – Jan. 4th, Creche Display at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (Cincinnati). Twenty-five creches from around the world, borrowed from the University of Dayton’s colllection, will be on display. Tours available. Hours: noon – 6 pm Sundays; noon – 4 pm Monday-Saturday. For information cal (513) 421-6354.

Nov. 30, Advent Begins

Nov. 30, Mass for the Opening of the Year of Consecrated Life at Emmanuel Church (Dayton, OH), 10:30 am. Bishop Binzer will celebrate; Mass will be broadcast on Radio Maria stations.

Nov. 30, Advent Lessons and Carols service at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (Cincinnati), 3 pm. Part of the Great Music in a Great Space 20th anniversary season. The annual Advent Carol Service sung by the Choir of Saint Peter in Chains Cathedral featues seasonal choral music with the O Antiphon chants and handbells, Marks the beginning of the Advent season. Free to public, no tickets required. Free-will offerings accepted.

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This African nativity scene and more than 200 others are on display at the University of Dayton Marian Library’s annual display of creches from its vast collection. The exhibit is open most days through Jan. 25; call (937) 229-4234 for dates and hours.

An African nativity scene and at the University of Dayton Marian Library’s annual display of creches from its vast collection.

DECEMBER

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Through Jan. 4th, Creche Display at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (Cincinnati). Twenty-five creches from around the world, borrowed from the University of Dayton’s colllection, will be on display. Tours available. Hours: noon – 6 pm Sundays; noon – 4 pm Monday-Saturday. For information cal (513) 421-6354.

 

Dec. 1, Carmelo at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH). Mass and healing service to follow.

Dec. 2, Cincinati Religious Educators’ Association 35th Anniversary Celebration at the Cooper Creek Event Center (Blue Ash, OH), 9 am – 12:30 pm. Current and former CREA members invited. Complimentary luch, talks by Sr. Marilyn Kerber, SNDdeN and Fr. Bob Hater on the history of CREA and catechesis in Cincinnati. For information call (513) 385-6239.

Dec. 4, Fifth Annual Angel Night at Historic Calvary Cemetery (Dayton, OH), 5:30 – 9 pm. Angel monuments at Dayton’s famous garden cemetery will be illuminated for night tours. Music, more. For information call (937) 293-1221.

Dec. 6, Pilgrimage of Faith North Trail 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, Thomas More College Bank of Kentucky Observatory Open House. Talk (topic and speaker to come) 8 pm at Steigerwald Hall (inside the Saints Center); night sky viewing 9 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, 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. 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. 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 Verbo Carum Fatus Est; Hammerschmidt: Mache die Tore weit. No fee (donations accepted).

Students at The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori School in Madisonville (OH) thank donors. Cincy Magazine named Principal Dan Teller its Outstanding Principal in its fourth annual issue devoted to area public, private, and parochial schools.

Students at The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori School in Madisonville (OH) thank donors. Cincy Magazine named Principal Dan Teller its Outstanding Principal in its fourth annual issue devoted to area public, private, and parochial schools.

 JANUARY

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Through Jan. 4th, Creche Display at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (Cincinnati). Twenty-five creches from around the world, borrowed from the University of Dayton’s colllection, will be on display. Tours available. Hours: noon – 6 pm Sundays; noon – 4 pm Monday-Saturday. For information cal (513) 421-6354.

Jan. 4, Sung Vespers 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. Not a performance but a service (participants also sing); much of the music is chant-based. For information see www.athenaeum.edu .

Jan. 11, Annual “An Epiphany Epilogue” concert at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 3 pm. University of Dayton Brass Quintet ; LeeAnn Kordenbrock, Soprano Soloist; Gregory Schaffer, Synthesizer and Organ. A Cathedral Concert Series event; no fee (donations accepted).

Jan. 11, 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.

Jan. 17, ENCOUNTER Teen Event at The Underground (Springfield Twp., OH), 6:30-10 pm. Speaker:  TBA. This youth event for young people in and around the Archdiocese of Cincinnati features dynamic talks, music, Adoration, food, and fun. Register with your youth group or, if your parish does not have a youth group, click here for information.

Jan 31st, California Guitar Trio with guest Tony Levin at St. Xavier Performance Center, 7:30 pm. Known for the showmanship and virtuosity.  A Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society 2014-2015 concert; part of your ticket sale goes to the Catholic elementary school of your choice. Tickets $35 in advance, $40 day of the show (general seating), $40 in advance assigned seats. Purchase tickets online here.

 

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Social studies teacher and bagpiper Frank Lowden pipes the McNick freshman class into church for the Mt. Washington/Cincinnati school's first all-school Mass of the year. Click to enlarge.

Social studies teacher and bagpiper Frank Lowden pipes the McNick freshman class into church for the Mt. Washington/Cincinnati school’s first all-school Mass of the year. Click to enlarge.

FEBRUARY

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Feb. 11, The St. Olaf Choir in Concert at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (Cincinnati), 7:30 pm. Part of the Great Music in a Great Space 20th anniversary season. The premier collegiate a cappella choir in the United States makes its Cincinnati debut. Tickets: $38 in advance, $40 at the door. For information click here.

Feb. 15, “An Early Music Festival” at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (Cincinnati), 3 pm. Part of both the Cincinnati Early Music Festival and the Great Music in a Great Space 20th anniversary season, this concert features choral music from the Medieval and Renaissance periods from the Choirs of Saint Peter in Chains Cathedral and Xavier University, and from Collegium Cincinnati. No tickets required. Suggested donation $20.

Feb. 22, Archdiocese of Cincinnati RCIA Rite of Election, St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (Cincinnati) 3:30 pm; Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Dayton (OH), 7:30 pm.

Feb. 28th, Cadence in Concert at St. Xavier  Performance Center, 7:30 pm. One of the country’s most popular acapella groups. A Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society 2014-2015 concert; part of your ticket sale goes to the Catholic elementary school of your choice. Tickets $35 in advance, $40 day of the show (general seating), $40 in advance assigned seats. Purchase tickets online here.

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Sweetening the School Day: Cookies at Purcell Marian High School.

Sweetening the School Day: Cookies at Purcell Marian High School.

MARCH

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March 3, The Light is On for You: Confession at all parishes in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. More information to come.

 

Mar. 7,  Pilgrimage of Faith Cathedral Trail Lenten Hike. Choice of 5 or 10 mile hike. Individuals and groups welcome. Download the trail flier and map here. Hike at your own pace.

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 of 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.

March 15, Sung Vespers 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. Not a performance but a service (participants also sing); much of the music is chant-based. For information see www.athenaeum.edu .

Mar. 17, ENCOUNTER Teen Event at The Underground (Springfield Twp., OH), 6:30-10 pm. Speaker:  TBA. This youth event for young people in and around the Archdiocese of Cincinnati features dynamic talks, music, Adoration, food, and fun. Register with your youth group or, if your parish does not have a youth group, click here for information.

March 22, Musica Sacra Spring Concert at St. Francis de Sales Church, 4 pm. Selections include Rheinberger: Stabat Mater; Bach: Contata 4; Holslt: Two Psalms. No fee (donations accepted).

Mar. 28,  Pilgrimage of Faith  East Side Trail Lenten Hike (10 miles). Individuals and groups welcome. Download the trail flier and map here. Hike at your own pace.

March 31: Archdiocese of Cincinnati Chrism Mass, St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, 7 pm.

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Photo by Anna Boll Walton; click to enlarge.

Adoration following a youth event at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains. Photo by Anna Boll Walton; click to enlarge.

APRIL

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April 1, Ancient Office of Tenebrae at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (Cincinnati), 7:30 pm. Part Part of the Great Music in a Great Space 20th anniversary season. One of the best-attended events of the year, the Ancient Office of Tenebrae features Gregorian chants and sublime choral music of Holy Week including the Lamentations of Jeremiah and Allegri’s Miserere sung by the Choir of Saint Peter in Chains Cathedral. Come early to find parking. Free to public, no tickets required. Free-will offerings accepted.

April 12, Sung Vespers 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. Not a performance but a service (participants also sing); much of the music is chant-based. For information see www.athenaeum.edu .

April 14: Steep Canyon Rangers in concert at Martin Marietta Theater at Harrison High School, 7:30 pm. Grammy-winning bluegrass musicians. A Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society 2014-2015 concert; part of your ticket sale goes to the Catholic elementary school of your choice. Tickets $35 in advance, $40 day of the show (general seating), $40 in advance assigned seats. Purchase tickets online here.

April 17, Chanticleer in Concert at  St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (Cincinnati), 7:30 pm. Closes the Great Music in a Great Space 20th anniversary season. Hailed by the New Yorker magazine as “The world’s reigning male chorus.” the GRAMMY® Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer returns to the cathedral for an all new a cappella program featuring Chanticleer’s lush signature sound. Tickets $38 in advance, $40 at the door. Click here for information.

April 26, Xavier University Choruses and Orchestra concert at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 3 pm. Mozart’s Requiem. A Cathedral Concert Series event; no fee (donations accepted).

MAY

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May 9th , The Hit Men in Concert at McAuley Performing  Arts Center, 7:30 pm. Made up of stars of mega-hit acts including Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Tommy James and the Shondells, and many more; the Hit Men promise to deliver “the soundtrack of your life.” A Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society 2014-2015 concert; part of your ticket sale goes to the Catholic elementary school of your choice. Tickets $35 in advance, $40 day of the show (general seating), $40 in advance assigned seats. Purchase tickets online here.

May 10 In memoriam: A Musical Tribute Honoring the Life of Dr. Robert J. Schaffer at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 3 pm. The closing concert of the 2014-2015 Cathedral Concert Series will feature choral and organ selections by guest artists to honor the late Dr. Robert J. Schaffer, the cathedral basilica’s Organist and Director of Music from 1949-2014. No fee (donations accepted).

May 16, Pilgrimage of Faith West Side Trail Hike. Choice of 10 or 20 mile route. Individuals and groups welcome. Download the trail flier and map here. Hike at your own pace.

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JUNE

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June 8-11, LAUDATE: Forming Youth for Music Ministry conference at Bergamo Center, Dayton (OH). More information to come.

JULY

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July 11, Pilgrimage of Faith Central Trail Hike (10 Miles). Individuals and groups welcome. Download the trail flier and map here. Hike at your own pace.

July 12, 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.

 Looking ahead:

Sept. 5, Pilgrimage of Faith North Trail Hike. Choice of 10 or 20 mile route. Individuals and groups welcome. Download the trail flier and map here. Hike at your own pace.