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A young parishioner at Our Lord Christ the King parish (Mt. Lookout/Cincinnati) shows the St. Patrick puppet he made at an evening CCD class.

A young parishioner at Our Lord Christ the King parish (Mt. Lookout/Cincinnati) shows the St. Patrick puppet he made at an evening CCD class. Photo courtesy Our Lord Christ the King parish.

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April 18, Service Featuring The Crucifixion by John Stainer at St. Cecilia Church (Oakely, OH), 7 pm. Written in 1887, this musical meditation on the Passion combines choir, solo voices, and scripture readings in retelling the story of Good Friday. The popular annual service includes the use of music, light and shadow to bring the listener nearer the sacrifice of Our Lord. No fee; all welcome.

April 18, Ecumenical Way of the Cross and 40 Days for Life Sharonville Closing Ceremonies (Sharonville, OH), 9:30 am. Meet outside St. Michael Catholic Church. All faiths welcome.

April 18, Ecumenical Way of the Cross at the Cincinnati Planned Parenthood (Mt. Auburn/Cincinnati), 9:30 am. All faiths welcome.

April 18, St. John Passion Play at Lockland Christian Church (Lockland, OH), 7 pm. In its 97th season, this play first put on by St. John the Baptist parish in Over-the-Rhine in gratitude for the lives of soldiers spared in World War I continues at various area venues. No fee; free will donations accepted. Last performance of 2014. For information call (859) 392-0129. See our story here.

April 18, Good Friday Walk for Justice and Peace in Dayton (OH), noon. Annual ecumenical walk. For information call the Dayton Catholic Social Action Office at (937) 224-3026.

April 22, An evening of American folk music at St Michael the Archangel Church (Sharonville, OH), 7:30 pm. Featuring the St Michael the Archangel Choir. For information call 513.563.6377 or visit SaintMichaelChurch.net.

April 22, Life in the Spirit Seminar Series Begins at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood), 7 pm. Sponsored by the St. Raphael Charismatic Prayer Group, this seminar meets for seven consecutive weeks. To register call 513.518.6472.

May 24, Married Couple Family Day at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford (OH), 9 am – 5 pm. Featuring juggler and storyteller Tom Sparough and his wife, teacher and fiber artist Geralyn. All couples welcome, married one year or 50. Children age 3 and welcome. Opening and closing sessions and lunch with the kids; focus and work sessions for parents to enrich their marriage, while the kids have special programming of their own. For more information or to register, call (513) 248-3500, ext. 10.

April 24, 25 “The Message of Divine Mercy” talks by Fr. Dan Cambra, MIC, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church (Westwood, OH) 10 am and 7 pm.Thursday, 10 am Friday. Fr. Cambra, a priest of the. Marians of the Immaculate Conception will present a three-part talk on God’s mercy.

April 25 – 27, 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.

April 25-27, Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend in Dayton (OH).  Click here to request information.

 

April 25, St. Clare School All-Class Reunion at St. Clare Church (College Hill/Cincinnati), following 5 pm Mass. All gradates and families invited. No mailing will go out this year; the St. Clare Alumni group asks all to spread the word. Call Ellen Hodapp Dillon at (513) 521-2828 for information.

April 26, Deacon Ordinations at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains; 11 am.

April 26, Priest Ordination in the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, 10 am. Bishop Roger Foys will ordain Ryan Lee Stenger. All welcome. Reception follows at Covington Latin School.

April 26, “Hearts Aflame/Fire of Love” Divine Mercy Conferences for Adults and Teens at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish (Burlington, KY). Fr. Dan Cambra, MIC, will present this conference for the fourth consecutive year. Speakers include Mother Margaret Mary; Abvess of teh Children of Mary and Deacon Ralph Poyo. Deacon Bob Gutendorf (Dayton, OH) will emcee the conference and Christopher and Sarah Burrows (Maysville, KY) will emcee the concurrent conference for teens. Music by Jason Shields and Braden Dorsey. Speakers, music, Mass, Adoration, more. Tickets $20 (lunch included). For information or reservations call (859) 689-5010  or (513) 967-3172 or (937) 378-4396.

April 26, 2014 Chatfield College Quilt, Craft and Car Show at the Marietta, OH, campus, 10 am – 5 pm. This annual event is a regioinal favorite with a juried quilt show, live music, food, and activities for people of all ages. Tickets $3 adults, $2 seniors, no charge for children 12 and under.

April 26, Bill Tonnis Concert at Badin High School’s Little Theater (Hamilton, OH), 7 pm. Sponsored by St. Joseph parish. The Pastoral Associate for Oureach at Our Lady of the Visitation Church, Bill left his career as a radio newscaster to abswer God’s call to writie and performing music, and has recorded three CDs since 2007. Refreshments available. Tickets $5. For infomation call Dottie at (513) 368-7535.

April 27, Eastertide Vespers at The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West (Mt. Washington, OH) Chapel of St. Gregory the Great, 7 pm. The Athenaeum Chorale and Seminary Schola will sing and Fr. Paul Ruwe, Spiritual Director of the seminary, will celebrate this service, with accompaniment by the Cincinnati Brassworks and Timpani. All welcome.

April 27, Divine Mercy Sunday at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), noon – 3 pm. Confessions 1:30 – 2:30; Service 2:30, Procession and Divine Mercy Chaplet.

April 27, Xavier University Choruses and Orchestra at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption (Covington, KY), 3 pm. Tom Merrill, Matt Phelps, Conductors; Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis Pacem. A Cathedral Concert Series event; no fee.

April 30, The Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus Seminar at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 8:30 am – 5 pm. Tickets $145, reservations required. For more information click here. 

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MAY

Run for the Call racers at a Flying Pig Marathon -- now is a great time to start training.

Photo courtesy Run for the Call.

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May 3, Archdiocese of Cincinnati Golden Jubillee Mass (South) at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains (Cincinnati), 2 pm. Archbishop Dennis Schnurr will celebrate.

May 3, Archdiocese of Cincinnati Golden Jubilee Mass (North) at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish (Dayton, OH), 2 pm. Bishop Joe Binzer will celebrate.

May 3, David R. Rinderle Memorial Golf Outing at Legendary Run Golf Course. First annual event to benefit the Center for Respite Care. For information see www.DFRmemorial.org.

May 8, 9th Annual Care Net Pregnancy Services of Northern Kentucky Banquet at Receptions Conference Center (Erlanger). Roland Wilson, former CEO of The National Fatherhood Initiative, will present the keynote address: “Not Just Life but Abundant Life.”  Good Morning Cincinnati host Sheila Grey will emcee; music by Velvet Soul. Tickets $55/person, $100/couple, $500/table of 10. For information and registration see choselifenky.org, call (859) 431-9178 or email jackiek@carenetnky.org.

 

May 9, Holy Hour with Icon of the Black Madonna at St. Gertrude Parish (Madeira, OH), 7 pm. Holy Hour and Marian devotions, including veneration of a traveling copy of the icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa that has been to 24 countries for Catholic an Orthodox veneration as part of the ongoing From Ocean to Ocean campaign for life and family. Fr. Peter West of Human Life International will attend the welcoming ceremony before devotions begin. For information call tom Hahn at (513) 831-2386.

May 10, Rosary with Archbishop Schnurr at Planned Parenthood. Archbishop Schnurr will celebrate the 8 am Mass at Holy Name Church (Mt. Auburn, OH) followed by the rosary outside of the abortion clinic on the same street. For information call (513) 721-5608.

May 10, Lay Pastoral Ministry Program Informational Meeting at The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, 10:30 am. Founded in 1973, The Athenaeum’s program for lay students is one of the oldest in the country, and is required for men who study for the diaconate. Classes are in the evenings and on weekends and are taught by seminary staff. Masters degree, certificate, and certificate at the master’s level available. For information call (513) 231-1200.

May 10, Run for the Call Spaghetti Dinner at Holy Redeemer Church (New Bremen, OH), following 5 pm Mass. Sponsored by the Serra Club of Sidney/St. Mary’s. Free will donation accepted; proceeds benefit seminarians..

May 10, University of Notre Dame Concert Band at Mother Theresa Catholic Elementary School (Liberty Twp., OH). The 75-piece touring band will perform variety of band classics, marches, show tunes, and traditional Notre Dame favorites; the concert will also feature baritone Stephen Lancaster and the Notre Dame New Orleans Brass Band. Co-sponsored by MTCES and the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati. Event begnis with Mass at 3:30, followed by a barbeque dinner at 5; concert from 6 – 6:30. Tickets $5 (children free) for concert only; $15 ages 11 and up for dinner and concert ($5 for children 3-10). For information call (513) 779-6585.

May 10, Rosary, Procession with Icon of Black Madonna at Sharonville abortion facility, 8 am. Pray and process in front of the late-term abortion facility with a traveling copy of the  icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa that has been to 24 countries for Catholic an Orthodox veneration as part of the ongoing From Ocean to Ocean campaign for life and family.. For information call tom Hahn at (513) 831-2386.

May 10, Ambrosia at the McAuley High School Performing Arts Center, presented by the Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society Season. Part of each ticket sold goes to the Greater Cincinnati Catholic elementary school of your choice. For information or reservations, go to www.gcparts.org.

May 15, Lay Pastoral Ministry Program Informational Meeting at The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, 7 pm. Founded in 1973, The Athenaeum’s program for lay students is one of the oldest in the country, and is required for men who study for the diaconate. Classes are in the evenings and on weekends and are taught by seminary staff. Masters degree, certificate, and certificate at the master’s level available. For information call (513) 231-1200.

May 17, Priest Ordinations at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains; 11 am.

May 18, 9th Annual Rosary Rally at Elder High School’s football stadium, “The Pit,” 1:30 pm. For information call (513) 921-8123.

May 18, St. Thomas Church (Fort Thomas, KY) 4th Annual Choir Benefit Concert, 3 pm. The choir will present Schubert’s Mass in G Major with soloists and orchestral accompaniment, followed by the Hallelujah Chorus from  Handel’s Messiah. Each choir will also perform its signature piee, and 11-year-old violinist Christina Nam, who has performed as a soloist and won competitions in China, Korea, and Iceland, will perform. Reception follows. No fee; donations accepted. For information call Patty Beimesche at (859) 441-4092 or email pb1@fuse.net.

May 21, The Pleasure of Her Company — An Evening with the Mother of God at the Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford (OH), 7-8:30 pm. Pray, reflect, and listen to the hymns of the mysteries with Jeanne Hunt and Miriam, a Women’s vocal ensemble, For more information on times or to register, call (513) 248-3500, ext. 10.

May 30 – June 1, 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.

May. 31, Metanoia: a Morning of Prayer and Reflection with Dr. Tobias Nathe at The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West (Mt. Washington/Cincinnati), 9 am – 12:30 pm. Sponsored by the Parrhesia young adult group and the St. James Project. Light breakfast, a presentation by Dr. Nathe on “Personal Conversion and the Catholic Faith,” and a Holy Hour with Confession, Exposition, Adoration, and Benediction. No fee; space is limited. Reserve online at www.BoldCatholicNow.com.

May 31, St. Joseph Orphanage Spring Gala “Spring for the Stars” at Paul Brown Stadium. Sr. Rose Marin Morand, SC, will receive the Scholar of Life Award. Bob Herzog emcee/auctioneer. Silent auction, stadium tours, dinner, aaward ceremony, live auction. Tickets $125; table sponsorships available.

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St. Clare parishioners Gene Achs and Lou Poulson, World War II veterans who visited Washington, DC, this fall in an Honor Flight group.

World War II veterans and St. Clare parishioners Gene Achs and Lou Poulson pose at the WWII Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC,  thanks to Honor Flight.

JUNE

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June 1, Cross the Bridge for Life, Newport, KY. Details to come.

June 9-12, Laudate: Forming Youth for Music Ministry at Bergamo Center for Christian Living (Dayton, OH). More information to come.

June 20, Birthright of Cincinnati Second Annual Charity Golf Classic at  Grand Oak Golf Club (West Harrison, IN). $110 per golfer or $400 per foursome (includes green fees, cart, box lunch, buffet dinner, drink tickets, and golf gift pack, along with entry for door prizes). For information call (513) 241-5433 or see  www.birthrightcincinnati.org.

June 27, 28, Annual IHM Homeschool Convention at St. Peter Catholic Church (Huber Heights, OH). Annual convention featuring national and regional speakers, vendors, more. Open to all interested people, whether or not you homeschool. Speakers include EWTN and Sacred Heart Radio favorite Dr. Ray Guarendi, Fr. Shannon Collins, Dressing with Dignity author and St. Joseph Radio Presents host Colleen Hammond, blogger and columnist Mary Ellen Barrett, and Fr. Sean Kopczynski. For information click here.

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Sport is only part of the Minor Prophets basketball team's mission: Its main purpose is as a gateway to talk about vocations at area Catholic elementary schools.

Photo courtesy The Atheneaum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West.

JULY 

July 18- 20, Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend in Cincinnati.  Click here to request information.

July 25 – 27, 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.

July 26, 5th Annual TK Hausfeld Ride for Life in Dayton (OH). Information to come.

July 30 – Aug. 2, 2nd Annual University of Dayton 2 Notre Dame Ride for Life. Information to come.

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Bishop Joe Binzer with sixth-graders at St. Vivian School in Finneytown (OH). The sixth grade put on a program on the country in December.

Photo courtesy St. Vivian School (Finneytown, OH).

SEPTEMBER

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Sept. 6, 11th Annual LifeTech Conference at The Mandalay (Dayton, OH). Details to come. To submit an abstract and/or paper, click here.

Sept. 23, Viva la Vita! in Dayton (OH), featuring speaker Lila Rose. Information to come.

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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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Oct. 2, Evening for Life at the Sharonville Convention Center. Details to come.

Oct. 6-7, Summit 2014, Dayton Convention Center. Focusing on the New Evangelization, this gathering for parish leaders (priests, deacons, principals, parish staff, etc.) will develop skills and explore methods and resources to proclaim Christ in the new missionary age. Keynote speaker: Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for promoting the New Evangelization. Other speakers include author Sherry Weddell and Fr. Frank Donio. More information to come.

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

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NOVEMBER

 

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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.

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