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Students with hundreds of servings of soup that were donated to food pantries run by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul - NKY.

Students with hundreds of servings of soup that were donated to food pantries run by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul – NKY.

Want to see your event here? Send it to thecatholicbeat@gmail.com in the following format: Date, Name of Event, location, time, short description, ticket price (if any), contact information, web site (if any). 

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Through Jan. 25, “At the Manger: And Now the World” exhibit at Roesch Gallery, University of Dayton. All-new display of Nativities from the Marian Library collection highlighting pieces from the Judy and Bob Davis collection. Open during library hours.

Through Jan. 25, “Crèche Creation Contest” exhibit at seventh floor Marian Library Crèche Museum, University of Dayton. NEW! Nativities created by the Dayton-area Catholic and Christian schoolchildren for this year’s first-ever competition. Open during library hours.

Through Jan. 25, “A Global Village” exhibit at seventh floor Marian Library Crèche Museum, University of Dayton. The  first-ever display of a French Provençal village built around 150 large, beautifully clothed Provençal Nativity figures from the estate of the Rev. John P. LaCasse.  Open 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1- 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Through Jan. 25, “Christmas Between Beauty and Beast” exhibit at seventh floor Marian Library Crèche Museum, University of Dayton. The exhibit,contrasts  Nativities by Hummel, Boehm and Lladró with Expressionist art. Open 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1- 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Jan. 22, Diocese of Covington Day of Prayer and Penance for Life. Every church in the diocese will remain open during the day to allow the faithful to pray for an end to abortion and for all those affected by it. For a list of hours each parish will be open, click here.

Jan 22, Mini March for Life in Cincinnati, noon – 1 pm. Sponsored by Greater Cincinnati Young Adults for Life. One-hour prayer vigil at Mt. Auburn/Cincinnati Planned Parenthood abortion center in solidarity with the March for Life in Washington, DC.

Jan. 22, Annual Butler County Prayer March for Life at the Butler County Courthouse, 7 – 8 pm. People of all faiths are invited to this opportunity to gather together before God and pray for an end to abortion, for help and healing for the mothers and fathers of aborted children, and for the end of the “Culture of Death” in our country. Event proceeds regardless of whether conditions. For information call Mike at (513) 867-1832.

Jan. 22, Dayton Right to Life Roe v. Wade Memorial at Woodland Cemetery (next to the University of Dayton), noon. A short service and balloon launch for all victims of the decision, born and unborn, will take place at the gravesites of six aborted babies. For information call (937) 461-3625.

Jan. 22, All Saints Church (Montgomery, OH) Pro-Life Celebration, 3:30 – 6:30 pm. Prayer service with Adoration, Rosary, Confession; demonstration walk with positive signs by Montgomery Road; fellowship with fire pit, hot chocolate. Free soup and sandwiches for all at 6:30 pm; church open for prayer until 7:30 pm. For information call (513) 792- 4609 .

Jan. 22, Holy Hour at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption and 9 Area Parishes, Covington, 7 – 8 pm. For the Diocesan Day of Prayer and Penance for Life. For a list of participating parishes, click here.

Jan. 23-25, Spiritual Exercises Retreat at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH). Meditations given by a priest of the Legionaries of Christ. $185 (includes all meals and overnight accommodations). To register or for information email Catherine Gillman at catherinegillman@fuse.net. Sponsored by Regnum Christi.

Jan. 24, Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic Morning Retreat at St. Antoninus Church, 9 am. For information call 513.922.5400 or see www.DynamicCatholic.com.

Jan. 24, Contagiously Catholic Workshop: Outreach at Savannah Center (West Chester, OH) 9:30 am – 4 pm. Part of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Contagiously Catholic series for parish leaders; parishes encouraged to send groups. Do you love Christ? This workshop will help pastors, parish staff and parishioners build a Catholic community with a thriving culture of witness. For information, click here.

Jan. 25-31, Catholic Schools Week

Jan. 26. Archbishop Dennis Schnurr’s Annual Broadcast to Catholic High Schools, 9:30 am. Archbishop Schnurr will broadcast and answer questions by teleconferencing from Lehman Catholic High School (Sidney, OH).

Jan. 27, Archdiocese of Cincinnati Catholic Schools Week Mass at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (Cincinnati), 10 am. More than 1000 representatives from schools throughout the Archdiocese will participate; Fr. Dan Schmitmeyer will celebrate. Procession of school banners begins at 9:40 am.

Jan. 28, Archdiocese of Cincinnati Catholic Schools Week Mass at Immaculate Conception Church (Dayton, OH), 10 am. Representatives from schools throughout Dayton and the Northern Region will participate; Archbishop Dennis Schnurr will celebrate. Procession of school banners begins at 9:40 am.

Jan. 28, National Appreciation Day for Catholic Schools. Parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will ring their bells at 10 am.

Jan. 29, “Modern Moral Challenges from Birth to Death” talk by Fr. Michael Seger, Professor of Moral Theology at The Athenaeum of Ohio,  at Our Lord Christ the King parish (Mt. Lookout, OH), 7 pm. An Our Lord Christ the King Speaker Series Event. Fr. Segar will speak about moral challenges related to the beginning and the end of life, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), surrogacy and other artificial reproductive approaches as well as life support, euthanasia and other end of life issues. Reception follows at 8:15.

Jan. 30-Feb. 2, Grades 5-8 Boys Super Bowl Ski Retreat. Sponsored by the Legionaries of Christ and Camp River Ridge. Begins at 7 pm at  Weisbrod Ranch (Milan, IN) and ends at 4 pm Monday at Perfect North. Outdoor games, blitz, sacraments, formative talks and activities, competitive sports & team dynamics, food. $130. For information call Fr. Kevin McKenzie at (513) 441- 4660 (kmckenzie@legionaries.org) or Fr Daniel Brandenburg, LC, at (513) 441-7267 (dbranden@legionaries.org).

Jan. 31, Life’s 5th Quarter Youth Focused Pro-Life Mass and Prayer Vigil at Holy Name Church (Mt. Aubuern, OH), 8 am. Prayer at the Mt. Auburn Planned Parenthood follows Mass. All high school, college, and youth groups encouraged to attend; for information email RAndolina@covcath.org.

Jan. 31, Catholics at the Capitol Meeting at the Diocese of Covington Curia, Howard Hal, 9:30 am – 1 pm. Bishop Roger Foys invites all parishioners, priests and religious from across the Diocese to participate in this meeting, aimed at helping attendees be Catholic witnesses to the lawmaking process by learning about issues that may be voted on in the upcoming legislative session, as well as be a voice in this process. $20 (includes lunch and materials). For reservations, contact Vicky Bauerle, Catholic Charities, at (859) 581-8974, ext. 116, or vbauerle@covingtoncharities.org.

Jan. 31, First Annual FaithFest Music Festival at the University of Dayton’s RecPlex, 4 pm. Catholic and Christian music festival features Rend Collective from Ireland and two UD bands, David Devlin and the Washboards and The Leap Years. $15.

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. 1, “Why am I Catholic?” Panel Discussion at the Spiritual Center of Maria Stein (Maria Stein, OH), 7 – 8:30 pm. A Theology on Tap Midwest Ohio  event. For information email samkremer@hotmail.com.

Feb. 1, Cantigium at Annunciation Church (Clifton), 7:30 pm. One of last year’s most popular events, this concert by the Cantigium Vocal Ensemble opens the festival featuring pieces spanning five centuries of choral music. No fee. A Cincinnati Early Music Festival event; for a complete schedule of the month-long festival, click here.

Feb. 7, Day with Jesse Romero at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church (LIberty Twp., OH), 8:30 am – 4 pm. Nationally acclaimed speaker and radio host Jesse Romero of On Fire Evangelization, winner of numerous boxing and kickboxing championships and a veteran of the LA County Sherriff’s Department, will lead this event, part of the “St. Max Renewal” series. Day begins with Mass at 8:30. Tickets $15/person, $25/couple (includes lunch).

Feb. 7, Mass and Inner Healing Service with Fr. Jo Joy at St Joseph Church (Crescent Springs, KY), 7 pm. For information call 859.341.6609.

Feb. 7, “A Blast From the Past:  An Evening with the King” at Prince of Peace Montessori School (Covington), 6:30 pm. The annual evening with Elvis includes cocktails, dinner and dessert, dancing, two drinks, a raffle and silent auction and two Vegas-style performances by award-winning Elvis tribute artist, Paul Halverstadt. Tickets $25 ($40 couple) in advance, $30 ($45 couple) at the door. For information or reservations go to www.popcov.com or email elvis@popcov.com.

Feb. 8, Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Open House, 1-4 -pm. In celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati open all to their motherhouse in Delhi (OH).  Tour the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse and its many gems; visit with Sisters and Associates to discover more about their call to serve; learn about the Sisters’ ministries and Congregational offices; and celebrate the birthday of Servant of God, Sister Blandina Segale, SC. Children’s activities too. For information  call Sr. Georgia Kitt at (513) 347-5466 or email Georgia.kitt@srcharitycinti.org.

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. 11, Missa Ave Maria by Cristobal de Morales at Old St. Mary’s Church (Over-the-Rhine), 7:30 pm. The entire Mass setting by Spain’s finest 16th century composer will be presented in Cincinnati’s olde motets by Morales, Francisco Guerrero, and Tomás Luis de Victoria.st church building. Presented a cappella, the Mass will include chanted propers and  motets by Morales, Francisco Guerrero, and Tomás Luis de Victoria. No fee.  A Cincinnati Early Music Festival event; for a complete schedule of the month-long festival, click here.

Feb. 11, “Come, Follow” Me (Regnum Christi as a means to follow Christ) Evening Reflection for Women at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH). Begins with Mass a 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.

Feb. 12, “Service is Joy” young adult event at the Centennial Barn (Springfield Twp., OH), 6 – 8:30 pm. Sponosred by a coalition of young adult leaders from Cincinnati-area young adult groups and Theology on Tap programs, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and OYYAM. Appetizers, craft beer tasting, and representatives of about 20 Cincinnati-area service organizations; inspired by Pope Francis.

Feb. 13-15, “The Beatitudes: A Couple Path to Joy & Happiness” Marriage Retreat with Fr. Jacques Philippe at Robert’s Conference Center in Wilmington (OH). A member of the Community of the Beatitudes, headquartered in France, Fr. Philippe has sold more than half a million copies of several works, which have been translated into 17 languages. $475 couple. Space is limited. For information contact Begona Naciff at (513) 385-7202 or begocampos@fuse.net.

Feb. 13-16, Grades 5-8 Presidential Ski Retreat. Sponsored by the Legionaries of Christ and Camp River Ridge. Begins at 7 pm at  Weisbrod Ranch (Milan, IN) and ends at 4 pm Monday at Perfect North. Outdoor games, blitz, sacraments, formative talks and activities, competitive sports & team dynamics, food. $130. For information call Fr. Kevin McKenzie at (513) 441- 4660 (kmckenzie@legionaries.org) or Fr Daniel Brandenburg, LC, at (513) 441-7267 (dbranden@legionaries.org).

Feb. 13, “Fat Friday” at St. William Parish (Price Hill/Cincinnati), 5-8 pm. Pre-Lenten Fish Fry dinner featuring chicken wings, chicken tenders, pepperoni and cheese pizza, fried cheese sticks, fried pickles, French fries, potato skins and tossed salad. Beverages and desserts will be available; live entertainment.

Feb. 14, The Cincinnati Harpers’ Robin at the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati’s Motherhouse (Delhi, OH), 2 pm. The harp group will perform music from the late 12th century to the late 17th century composed in Ireland, Britain, and Northern Europe, as well as some Sephardic tunes. The concert will also include several vocal numbers. No fee.  A Cincinnati Early Music Festival event; for a complete schedule of the month-long festival, click here.

Feb. 15, A Concatenation of Choirs at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (Cincinnati), 3 pm. Last year’s popular choir event returns with performances by the Cathedral Choir, Xavier University’s Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble, and Cincinnati Camerata. No fee. Part of the Great Music in a Great Space 20th anniversary season AND the Cincinnati Early Music Festival. No fee; suggested donation $20.

Feb. 15, Consort in the Egg at Sacred Heart Church (Camp Washington), 4 pm. Five instrumentalists and a vocal quartet perform Da Jesus an dem Kreuze hing, an early setting of the Seven Last Words of Christ by Ludwig Senfl. We’ll also hear other works by Senfl,  including several Tandernaken, al op den Rijn, and short sets of English and Italian music. No fee.  A Cincinnati Early Music Festival event; for a complete schedule of the month-long festival, click here.

Feb. 17, Mezzo Mezzo Social Club Fat Tuesday Dinner at Sacred Heart Church (Camp Washington/Cincinnati), 6:30 pm. Italian social club invites all to its first-ever Fat Tuesday dinner. Tickets $10/adult, $25 family of three or more; includes dinner, beverages and desserts. For information call Joe Pitocco at (513) 871-8812.

Feb. 20, 21, Extreme Makeover – Who am I in Christ? at St. Bernadette Catholic Church (Amelia, OH). Presenters include Fr. David Endres. Friday 7 – 9 pm; Saturday  9 am – 3:30 pm (no overnight accommodations). “You are chosen, called, beloved” — Presentation Ministries presents this opportunity to discover how to live in Christ. No fee — give what you can afford. Lunch will be provided to all who preregister. For information see www.PresentationMinistries.com and click on the Discipleship Retreats tab, or call (937) 587-5464  or  (513) 373-2397.

Feb. 21, Contagiously Catholic Workshop: One on One Ministry. Part of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Contagiously Catholic series for parish leaders; parishes encouraged to send groups. For information, email Sean Ater at sater@catholiccincinnati.org.

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. 23, Archdiocesean Frassati Speaker Event:  ”The New Evangelization and St. Paul” Lecture by Matthew Leonard, Executive Director of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology at Steubenville (OH), at the University of Cincinnati’s Tangeman University Center (TUC), 7 – 8:30 pm. Sponsored by the UC Frassati Society; the highlight of the group’s spring speaker series. Leonard’s talk will concern redemptive suffering as seen through the lens of St. Paul and the relationship of this suffering to the New Evangelization. No fee.

Feb. 26-Mar. 2, Glenmary Home Missioners Come & See Mission Trip for Single Men ages 18-46. Discerning a call to be a missionary priest or brother? Join the Missioners for this discernment mission trip. For information contact Br. David at 513-881-7411 or vocations@glenmary.org.

Feb. 27-28, Archdiocese of Cincinnati Children’s Choir Festival featuring renowned choral clinician Lee Gwozdz (Director of Choral Music at Corpus Christi Cathedral in Texas).  Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Worship Office and NPM Cincinnati/Dayton; information to come.

Feb. 27-Mar. 1, Listening Retreat for Single Women at St. Walburg Monastery (Covington). For information conact Sr. Cathy Bauer, OSB, at (859) 331-6324, by text message at (859)468-6040, or by email at bauerosb@yahoo.com.

February 27-March 1, Grades 7-8 Girls Unfrozen Retreat. Sponsored by the Challenge and the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi. Begins at 8 pm at  Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH) and ends at noon on Sunday. Games, Skits, Night Activities, Sacraments, formative talks and team dynamics, food. $110. Optional Snow Tubing at Perfect North Slopes Friday night 5pm-7pm for an additional $20. For information call Jacquie Lustig at 513 507 3763 (jlustig@regnumchristi.net)

Feb. 27, New Hope Center’s “A Night to Remember” Father-Daughter Ball (grades 6-12) at The Marquise Event Center (Wilder, KY), 6-9:30 pm.

Feb. 28, “Go the Distance” Men’s Retreat centered on the movie Field of Dreams at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church (LIberty Twp., OH), 9:30am – 4pm. Open to all area men.

Feb. 28, New Hope Center’s “A Night to Remember” Father-Daughter Ball (Kindergarten -grade 5) at The Marquise Event Center (Wilder, KY), 6-9 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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Mar. 1, Fr. Daniel Schmitmeyer Talk at the Spiritual Center of Maria Stein (Maria Stein, OH), 7 – 8:30 pm. A Theology on Tap Midwest Ohio  event. For information email samkremer@hotmail.com.

March 1, Supercharge Your Soul Young Adult Retreat at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 8 am – 5:30 pm. Fr. Nathan Cromly and religious from the Community of St. John and Eagle Eye Ministries will lead more than 100 young adults in a retreat that will challenge, inspire, and bring the beauty of the Catholic faith to you! Open to young adults 18 and up (babies are welcome). $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Sign up online here. For information email cincyretreatteam@gmail.com or call Elizabeth Vandegrift at (513) 340-5631.

March 3, The Light is On for You: Confession at all parishes in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, 7 – 9 pm.

March 6-8 High School Ski Retreat for Boys. Begins 7 pm on Friday at the A-frame lodge, Camp River Ridge (Oldenburg, IN) and ends at 5 pm Sunday at Perfect North Slopes. Outdoor games, blitz, sacraments, formative talks and activities, competitive sports & team dynamics, food. $130. Parents with Virtus certificates welcome. For information call Fr. Kevin McKenzie at (513) 441- 4660 (kmckenzie@legionaries.org) or Fr Daniel Brandenburg, LC, at (513) 441-7267 (dbranden@legionaries.org).

March 6-8, Grade 6 Girls Superhero Retreat. Sponsored by the Challenge and the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi. Begins at 8 pm at  Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (5440 Moeller Ave, Norwood, OH) and ends at noon on Sunday. Games, Skits, Night Activities, Sacraments, formative talks and team dynamics, food. $110. Optional Snow Tubing at Perfect North Slopes Friday night 5pm-7pm for an additional $20. For information call Jacquie Lustig at513 507 3763 (jlustig@regnumchristi.net)

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.​

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.

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, 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 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. 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.

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 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 www.sfp-vocations.org or email SrJoAnn@sfp-vocations.org.

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.

Mar. 20-22, Annual Knights of Columbus Lenten Men’s Retreat at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH). The Knights invite all Catholic men to a powerful retreat led by Fr. David Endres, Ph.D., assistant professor of church history and historical theology at The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, a well-known speaker, editor, and author. The theme is “Sons of So Great a Mother: Praying and Living the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary.” Talks will include reflections on the luminous mysteries and their impact on our lives. Fee $150 (includes five meals and accommodations). For more information or to register, call Larry Tracy at 513-321-4879 or email tracy1@cinci.rr.com

Mar. 21, Contagiously Catholic Workshop: Small Group Evangelization. Part of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Contagiously Catholic series for parish leaders; parishes encouraged to send groups. For information, email Sean Ater at sater@catholiccincinnati.org.

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. Also a Cincinnati Bach Festival event. No fee (donations accepted).

Mar. 23, Dr. Jeff Zalar, Chair of Catholic Studies for the University of Cincinnati, Presents the Annual Aquinas Lecture in Catholic Studies at the Fr. Klug Center, Annunciation Church (Clifton/Cincinnati), 7-8:30 pm. Sponsored by the UC Frassati Society.

Mar. 27, Taizé “Prayer Around the Cross” at Our Lady of Lourdes Church (Western Hills/Cincinnati), 7 pm. A service of readings, prayer, song and contemplation in the style of the Taize monastic community led by the combined choirs of Our Lady of Lourdes, Saint Jude and Saint Simon Churches. Free.

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 28, Grade 5 Girls Footprints Day Retreat. Sponsored by the Challenge and the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi. Begins at 9am at  Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (5440 Moeller Ave, Norwood, OH) and ends at 5 pm. Games, Skits, Crafts, Sacraments, formative talks and team dynamics, food. $25. For information call Jacquie Lustig at 513 507 3763 (jlustig@regnumchristi.net)

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 15, “Sweet Guest of the Soul” (Living the presence of God in normal day) 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.

April 16, “Jesuit Spirituality” Lecture by Fr. Patrick Fairbanks, SJ, at the University of Cincinnati’s Tangeman University Center (TUC), 7 – 8:30 pm. Sponsored by the UC Frassati Society. Final even in the student group’s spring speaker series.

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 25, Contagiously Catholic Workshop: Intentional Parish Evangelization. Part of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Contagiously Catholic series for parish leaders; parishes encouraged to send groups. For information, email Sean Ater at sater@catholiccincinnati.org.

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).

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Dominican novices studying at St. Gertrude Priory (Madeira, OH) made a visit to Covington's cathedral and Bishop Roger Foys this fall.

Dominican novices studying at St. Gertrude Priory (Madeira, OH) made a visit to Covington’s cathedral and Bishop Roger Foys this fall.

MAY

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May 7, “Finding God in the Stories of Our Lives:  A Pastoral Approach to Evangelization” talk by Fr. Robert Hater, PhD, Professor of Systematic Theology at The Athenaeum of Ohio, at Our Lord Christ the King parish (Mt. Lookout, OH), 7 pm. Fr. Hater will address the New Evangelization and develops the relationship between basic belief and story. Taking his cue from “Jesus the Storyteller,” Fr. Hater show how stories help us better see God’s presence in the family, workplace, and parish and better respond to Jesus as a missionary disciple. Reception follows at 8:15.

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 13, “The Handmade of the Lord” (Mary’s Servant Heart) Evening of Reflection for Women at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH). Begins with Mass a 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.

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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Shannon Wilson (4th from left) with a few of her "Shannanigans." Photo courtesy Notre Dame Academy; click to enlarge.

Shannon Wilson (4th from left) with a few of her “Shannanigans” raising money for cancer research. Photo courtesy Notre Dame Academy; click to enlarge.

JUNE

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

June 21-25, INSPIRE Summer Camp for Rising 5th to 8th Grade Girls. Sponsored by the Challenge and the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi. At Potters Ranch, Union KY.  Horse Back Riding, Hiking, Archery, Rock Climbing, Zip Lines, Games, Skits, Night Activities, Sacraments, formative talks and team dynamics, food. $350 discounted price until April 30th. For information call Ally Wheeler at 914 874 9766 (awheeler@regnumchristi.net)

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The class of 1954 gathers at XU's fall reunion. Photo courtesy Xavier University; click to enlarge.

The class of 1954 gathers at XU’s fall reunion. Photo courtesy Xavier University; click to enlarge.

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.

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Fr. Amberg and a participant at the first Man of God men's retreat.

Fr. Amberg and a participant at the first Man of God men’s retreat.

 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.

October 2-3, Blessed Beads Conference at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH). Speakers will include Nick Calvillo of Real Men Pray the Rosary, and Gary Michuta, author of Making Sense of Mary. Details to come.