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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.

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July 18 – 26, 126th Annual Novena to St. Ann starts at St. Ann Church (Covington). 7 pm Novena prayers; 7:15 pm Mass nightly. Individual blessing with a relic of St. Ann and Confession offered after Mass. A different priest or deacon will speak on a different virtue each evening, beginning with Deacon Joseph Baker on Prudence; holy cards, rosaries, and religious items will be available each night. For information call (859) 261-9658 or email LRals@aol.com.

July 22, Healing Service at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, 6:45 – 9 pm, following Rosary and Mass. For more information call 513-351-9800 or see www.olhsc.org

July 23, Rural Urban Mass and The Catholic Century Farm Awards Presentation at the Goettemoeller Farm (Botkins, OH), 6:30 pm. Bishop Joseph Binzer will celebrate; Immaculate Conception in Botkins will be the host parish.

July 20-22, Love in Action Worship and Evangelization Retreat at the Presentation Ministries Paul Jansen Discipleship Center (Peebles, OH). Come before the Bible Institute or for the retreat alone. For information or reservations call (937) 587-5464.

July 24-Aug. 1, Annual Presentation Ministries Bible Institute at Xavier University. Several tracks and programs; youth seminar; weekend seminars July 24-25 and July 31-Aug. 1; daily Mass, Confession, and other liturgies; guest speakers include Bill Reichart, Deacon Ralph Poyo, local priests Fr. Rob Jack and Fr. Dave Endres; many other local and visiting speakers and priests including Fr. Chris Clay. Chris Padgett will present the July 31 day-long youth seminar; Bishop Joe Binzer will celebrate one of the Masses. Wide range of topics, some presented over multiple days, including prophecy, leadership, St. Faustina, intercessory prayer, more. Founded by the late Fr. Al Lauer. Pay what you can. Housing and meal plans available for set fees. For schedule and complete information click here.

June 24, Healing Service at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, 6:45 – 9 pm, following Rosary and Mass. For more information call 513-351-9800 or see www.olhsc.org

July 24-27,  Glenmary Home Missioners discernment mission trip for single men ages 15-18 who are discerning a call as a priest or brother. Contact Br. David at 513-881-7411 or vocations@glenmary.org

July 25, TK Hausfeld Ride for Life, Dayton (OH), 8 am. Ride through the Five Rivers Metroparks Bike Trails, choose distances of 6, 13, 21, 33, 50, 63 and 100 miles. Live music, food, raffles, door prizes, more. Tour the Life Enrichment Center Bike Shoppe and Dayton Right to Life (beside the tral) from 10 am – noon. $25 individual riders; $45 tandem; $20/each family or group. Emcees: Bill and Melody from Faithandfriendsradio.com; Music: Nick Cardilino; Honorary Riders: Lori Hausfeld, Bill and Melody. For information see www.daytonlife.org.

June 25, NightFever at St. Louis Church (Cincinnati), 7 pm. Church doors will be open to all for Adoration, Confession, more. Begun in Germany after World Youth Day 2005, this tradition has spread to churches throughout Europe.

July 26, Feast of St. Joachim and Ann and Conclusion of 126th Annual Novena to St. Ann Celebration at  St. Ann Church (Covington). 7 pm Novena prayers; 7:15 pm Mass; reception follows. Fr. John List will celebrate. Holy cards, rosaries, and religious items will be available to purchase. For information call (859) 261-9658 or email LRals@aol.com.

July 28, Women Betrayed Rally at Planned Parenthood (Mt. Auburn/Cincinnati), noon. Cincinnati is one of 50 cities participating in this simultaneous rally aimed at defunding the abortion giant because of recent revelations that selling organs and tissue from aborted babies is part of its national business model. MC: Anna Mitchell of the Son Rise Morning Show. Representatives of about 20 pro-life groups will join national sponsors Students for Life of America and a coalition of other groups in this one-hour rally; all welcome. For information see our story here.

July 31-Aug. 3 Glenmary Home Missioners discernment mission trip for single men ages 18-45 who are discerning a call as a priest or brother. Contact Br. David at 513-881-7411 or vocations@glenmary.org

July 31-Aug. 2nd, UD2ND Ride for Life. Annual bicycle ride from the University of Dayton to Notre Dame. Sponsored by UD, Cedarville University, Catholic Central High School, and Minster High School. Proceeds benefit Dayton Right to Life. Registration includes overnight accommodations, two meals a day, bike mechanic, more. Sendoff celebration at UD’s River Campus includes invocation by Fr. Greg Konerman; speech by  Coach Mike Kelly;  National Anthem: Dr. Willie Morris. Return Reception includes talk by UD President Dr. Dan Curran; food from W.G. Grinders; Music by Nick Cardilino. Maximum number of riders 75; sellout expected. Full ride $225; day rides $75. For information or to download a registration form click here.

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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.

AUGUST

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Aug. 2-5, What Are You Calling Me to Lord? Silent Retreat at the Presentation Ministries Paul Jansen Discipleship Center (Peebles, OH). Stay after the Bible Institute (see July 24 – Aug. 1) or come for the retreat alone. For information or reservations call (937) 587-5464.

Aug. 9, Jubiliation 2015 at the Spiritual Center of Maria Stein (Maria Stein, OH), 1 pm – ??? Celebrating 200 years of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood (CPPS). A day of activities including music by Events include music by Marie Miller and L’Angelus, activities, games, service projects, Adoration, and Mass at 7:30 pm followed by fireworks! Bishop Joe Binzer will celebrate the Mass and Fr. Gene Schnipke, CPPS, will preach. No fee; please bring a canned food to leave at the gate. For updates follow the event’s Facebook page.

Aug. 11, Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 8 – 9 pm. Sponsored by the the Children of Mary and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. All invited.

Aug. 15, Simple Profession Mass for Dominican Novices at St. Getrude Parish and Priory (Madiera, OH), 11:30 am. Men considering a vocation are invited for this special opportunity to participate this Mass for the Simple Profession of novices at the Dominican priory. For information email vocations@dominicanfriars.org.

Aug. 15, Prayer Service for Peace at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (Cincinnati), 10 am. Dr. Takashi Nagai will be honored at this special service on the anniversary of the end of World War II. A physician and scientist, Dr. Nagai looked at the atomic bomb through the eyes of faith and saw a future for hope and peace in Japan and throughout the world. A statue of this saintly Catholic man commissioned from local artist Barbara Trauth, will be unveiled. All are invited to come pray for peace in a world that so desperately needs it.

Aug 16, Mass, Coffee and Conversation with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, St. Ct. Clare Chapel (Springfield Twp.). Join the sisters for 10 am Mass at their historic chapel, stay to hear about their history and ministries, and find out how to become part of their future. For information see www.sfp-vocations.org or email rtrusler@sfp-vocations.org.

Aug. 23, Bishop Robert Morlino Lecture at St. Teresa Church (Springfield, OH). More information to come.

Aug. 26, Healing Service at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, 6:45 – 9 pm, following Rosary and Mass. For more information call 513-351-9800 or see www.olhsc.org

Aug. 27, Pregnancy Center West Banquet at The Woodlands, 6 pm. Keynote speaker: Archbishop Dennis Schnurr. Tickets $50. For information contact pcwest@fuse.net.

Cheering section at Covington Latin School.

Cheering section at Covington Latin School.

SEPTEMBER

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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.

Sept. 10, Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 8 – 9 pm. Sponsored by the the Children of Mary and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. All invited.

Sept. 12, 12th Annual LifeTech Conference at the University of Dayton (OH), 9 am – 3:30 pm. NEW SITE. Two keynote speakers and two tracks of presentations (one science-based, one culturally based) on science, technology, and life issues. Tickets $50 adults, $18 students (includes lunch). More information to come; click here for more.

Sept. 13, Take 6 Concert at McAuley High School Performance Center (College Hill/Cincinnati), 7:30 pm. A Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society Concert; a portion of every ticket sale goes to Catholic elementary education. Take 6 has been recognized as the quintessential a capella group in virtually every genre. Heralded by Quincy Jones as the “Baddest vocal cats on the planet!” Tickets $40 General Admission/$45 Assigned Seating. For information see www.gcparts.org.

Sept. 13, “Eternal Weight of Glory” Presentation by speaker, author, radio host, and theologian Judy Klein at St. Catherine of Siena Church (Ft. Thomas, KY), 7 pm. The author of Miracle Man and three other books, Klein will speak about her reversion to the Catholic faith sparked by her late husband’s near-death experience, and how to find meaning in today’s culture. No fee; free will offering will be collected. For information call Terri at (859) 441-3438  or Sharon at (85) -441-1069.

Sept. 14, “Eternal Weight of Glory” Presentation by speaker, author, radio host, and theologian Judy Klein at St. Thomas More Church (Cincinnati), 7 pm. The author of Miracle Man and three other books, Klein will speak about her reversion to the Catholic faith sparked by her late husband’s near-death experience, and how to find meaning in today’s culture. No fee; free will offering will be collected. For information call Becky at (513) 753-2548.

Sept. 20, 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.

Sept. 22, Viva la Vida Dinner featuring Dr. Ben Carson at UD Arena. Dayton Right to Life’s annual fundraiser will feature the popular conservative speaker and presidential candidate. Tickets on sale now through Ticketmaster; tickets for private Dayton RTL reception with Dr. Carson available from dinglet@att.net.

Sept. 23, Healing Service at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, 6:45 – 9 pm, following Rosary and Mass. For more information call 513-351-9800 or see www.olhsc.org

Sept. 26, Easter Rising Benefit Concert for Run for the Call at Our Lady of Victory Church, 6 pm. Details to come.

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You never know who you'll run into: Alter High School students at the March for Life in Washington, DC, with Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis Schnurr.

You never know who you’ll run into: Alter High School students at the March for Life in Washington, DC, with Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis Schnurr.

OCTOBER

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October 2-3, “Blessed Beads” The Humble Power of the Rosary” Conference at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH). Rosary making workshops; talks; more. Speakers include Nick Calvillo of Real Men Pray the Rosary, and Gary Michuta, author of Making Sense of Mary. Details to come.

Oct. 4, Mass and Reception for the 175th Anniversary of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in America at St. Helen’s Church (Dayton, OH), 1 pm.

Oct. 8, Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 8 – 9 pm. Sponsored by the the Children of Mary and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. All invited.

Oct. 18, Musica Sacra 50th Anniversary Concert at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 3 pm. Cincinnati’s 60-member sacred music choir will present a special concert honoring its founder and former director,Dr. Helmut Roehrig. Mozart’s Coronation Mass  (Dr. Roehrig, conducting) and Handel’s Detingen Te Deum in D Major (Dr. Brett Scott conducting). No fee. For information about the choir, including how to audition, including how to audition, click here.

Oct. 17, Second Annual Cincinnati Catholic Women’s Conference at Our Lady of Victory (Delhi, OH). Mass with Archbishop Dennis Schnurr; talks by Father Anthony Brausch, Jennifer Fulwiler, Sister Miriam, and music back — by popular demand, Cincinnati’s own Andrea Thomas. More information to come.

Oct. 17, Riders in the Sky Concert at Harrison High School Martin Marietta Theater, 7:30 pm. A Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society Concert; a portion of every ticket sale goes to Catholic elementary education. For more than thirty years, Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit. Tickets $35 General Admission/$40 Assigned Seating. General Admission/$45 Assigned Seating. For information see www.gcparts.org.

Oct. 17, “Chosen,” Ignite Junior High Rally with Steve Angrisano at Moeller High School (Cincinnati). Afternoon and evening rally for 6th-8th graders with the veteran musician, composer and youth minister who has been featured at six World Youth Days, several National Catholic Youth Conferences and countless diocesan youth conventions and Steubenville Conferences. Parent track also scheduled. More information to come.

Oct. 18, 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.

Oct. 23-24, Unbound Freedom in Christ Conference with Neal Lozano at Incarnation Church (Dayton, OH). Sponsored by the Dayton Unbound Ministry/CREDO (Catholics in Renewal and Evangelization in Dayton, Ohio) Apostolate. The author of eight books and an internationally known speaker on deliverance ministries, Lozano will lead a two-day conference for anyone seeking greater freedom in Christ, especially those who find themselves struggling with forgiveness, wrestling with the same sin time after time, or focused on negative patterns of thinking. Tickets $65 before Oct. 1, $75 after (includes two meals Saturday). For information or to register, visit credoapostolate.us and click Events.

Oct. 25, Mass and Reception for the 175th Anniversary of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in America at St. Xavier Church (Cincinnati), 1:30 pm.

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Purcell Marian High School students (including, closest: Steven Holley, Ja’meel Mills, Jordan Wright, Madison Coleman) at St. Francis de Sales Church for Mass. Click to enlarge.

Purcell Marian High School students (including, closest: Steven Holley, Ja’meel Mills, Jordan Wright, Madison Coleman) at St. Francis de Sales Church for Mass. Click to enlarge.

NOVEMBER

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Nov. 8, White Mass for Caregivers at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains (Cincinnati), 11 am. Sponsored by Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio. More information to come.

Nov. 12-22 (Out of area event) National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) in Indianapolis. Catholic youth groups from around the nation will converge or this high-impact, 3-day experience with top national Catholic musicians, keynotes, workshops, liturgy, service, comedy and more. For information see www.catholiccincinnati.org/ncyc-2015/.

Nov. 13, Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 8 – 9 pm. Sponsored by the the Children of Mary and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. All invited.

Nov. 15, 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. 18, Healing Service at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, 6:45 – 9 pm, following Rosary and Mass. For more information call 513-351-9800 or see www.olhsc.org

Student volunteers at UD pose with young visitors during Christmas on Campus 2014. Photo courtesy the University of Dayton; click to enlarge.

Student volunteers at UD pose with young visitors during Christmas on Campus 2014. Photo courtesy the University of Dayton; click to enlarge.

DECEMBER

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). 

Dec. 6, Musica Sacra Christmas Concert at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (Hyde Park/Cincinnati), 3 pm. Cincinnati’s 60-member sacred music choir will present its annual Christmas concert. Sant-Saens’s Oratorio de Noel; Vaughan-Williams’s Fantasia on Christmas Carols. No fee. For information about the choir, including how to audition, including how to audition, click here.

Dec. 8, Jubilee Year of Mercy Begins. Pope Francis will open the  Holy Door in Rome to mark the beginning of this year dedicated to God’s Mercy.

Dec. 9th, Tommy Emmanuel Concert at McAuley High School Performance Center (College Hill/Cincinnati), 7:30 pm. A Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society Concert; a portion of every ticket sale goes to Catholic elementary education. Two-time GRAMMY nominee Tommy Emmanuel, a Cincinnati favorite, has performed in every GCPAS season since the concert series’s founding. One of Australia’s most respected musicians with a professional career spanning five decades, Tommy has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide. Tickets $40 General Admission/$45 Assigned Seating. General Admission/$45 Assigned Seating. For information see www.gcparts.org.

Dec. 10, Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 8 – 9 pm. Sponsored by the the Children of Mary and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. All invited.

Dec. 20, 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.

Fr. Anthony Brausch (center) and The Athenaeum Chorale at Eastertide Vespers. Photo by Fr. Benedict O'Cinnsealaigh; click to enlarge.

Fr. Anthony Brausch (center) and The Athenaeum Chorale at Eastertide Vespers. Photo by Fr. Benedict O’Cinnsealaigh.

Coming in 2016:

Jan. 31, Closing Mass for the Year of Consecrated Life at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains (Cincinnati), 11 am. Archbishop Dennis Schnurr will celebrate.

Feb. 27, Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours Concert at St. Xavier Performance Center (Cincinnati), 7:30 pm.  Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society Concert; a portion of every ticket sale goes to Catholic elementary education. More information to come. General Admission/$45 Assigned Seating. For information see www.gcparts.org.

April 3, Musica Sacra Spring Concert at St. Boniface Church (Northside/Cincinnati), 3 pm. Mozart’s Dixit Dominus and Magnificat; JS Bach’s Wehr micht liebet Cantata; Schubert’s Mass No. 2 in G Major; Purcell’s Te Deum and Jubilate Deo. No fee. For information about the choir, including how to audition, including how to audition, click here.

April 9, 5th Annual Young Adult Square Square Dance at the Church of the Annunciation (Clifton/Cincinnati), 6 pm. Details to come.

May 14, The Orchestra in Concert at Mount St. Joseph University (Delhi/Cincinnati), 7:30 pm. A Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society Concert; a portion of every ticket sale goes to Catholic elementary education. Former members of Electric Light Orchestra and ELO Part II. Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) began when three members of the Birmingham, England band The Move created ELO as a side project in 1970. They envisioned a hybrid rock/orchestral group with a sound that picked up where The Beatles had left off on songs like “I Am The Walrus.” Under their new name since 2000, The Orchestra has played to sold-out houses around the world. $45 General Admission/$55 Assigned Seating. General Admission/$45 Assigned Seating. For information see www.gcparts.org.

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).