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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. 19,  Our Lady of Fatima Traveling Statue at St. Thomas More (Ohio Pike )

Nov. 20,  Our Lady of Fatima Traveling Statue at Our Lady of Victory (Neeb Road) Cincinnati

Nov. 20, “Passing on Hope and Faith Joyfully” talk by Colleen Gerke, Director of Family Life Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, at Our Lord Christ the King parish (Mt. Lookout, OH), 7 pm (pizza and salad dinner 6:30). An Our Lord Christ the King Speaker Series Event. Gerke and her husband John, a permanent deacon, will present a program that will help parents, grandparents and others involved with children fulfill their desire to raise children of hope that are empowered to change the world.

Nov. 20, Annual Moeller High School Fashion Show, Dinner and Holiday Boutique at Sharonville Convention Center, 4:30. Boutique shopping begins a5 4:30, followed by dinner at 7:30 and fashion show at 8:30. Sponsored by Moeller High School’s Moms’ Club; all proceeds go to school programs. Ticket $50; for information or reservations see www.Moeller.org under Upcoming Events.

Nov. 21-22, Kindle the Flames High School Retreat for Boys at Camp River Ridge (Oldenberg, IN). Friday 5:30 pm – Saturday 4 pm. Hiking, wilderness fort construction, competitive sports, bonfire, talks, Sacraments, Adoration, more. Sponsored by Camp River Ridge. For information contact Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC, at  (513) 441-7267 or dbranden@legionaries.org.

Nov. 21-22, Catching Fire High School Girls Retreat at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH). Friday 6:30 – Saturday 5:30; group will then attend Encounter (Archdiocese of Cincinnati teen prayer festival). Sponsored by the Legion of Christ; all welcome. To register go to www.challengeretreats.weebly.com; for information call Jacquie Lustig at (513) 507-3763.

Nov. 21,  Our Lady of Fatima Traveling Statue at Old St. Mary’s (Over-the-Rhine/Cincinnati)

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, Our Lady of Fatima Traveling Statue at  St. Benignus (Greenfield, OH)

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).

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, Our Lady of Fatima Traveling Statue at St. Aloysius on the Ohio (Cincinnati)

Nov. 23, A Taste of Lebanon at St. Anthony of Padua Church (East Walnut Hills/Cincinnati), noon – 6 pm. The city’s only Maronite parish invites you to experience Lebanese culture for the day. Enticing, homemade middle-eastern dishes include Kibbee, the main meat dish of Lebanon, Hummus, vegetarian Falafel, stuffed cabbage and grape leaf rolls, vegetarian green bean stew over rice, stuffed spinach pies, Baklawa, and other traditional favorites. Middle Eastern music and dancing: a century-old tradition performed by the Parish Youth Dance Troupe. Entire site handicap-accessible. No fee; for information see www.stanthonyofpaduachurch.com.

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. 24; Dec 1, 8 and 15, Lunch with the Lord presented by Fr. Mark Burger at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral’s Synod Hall, noon – 1 pm. Musicians will provide accompaniment for this special Advent Scripture study. Bring your own lunch (drinks available for purchase); parking is available in the pay lot at  for $4 and at the meters for $2 per hour.

Nov. 24, Our Lady of Fatima Traveling Statue at St. Cecilia (Oakley/Cincinnati)

Nov. 24, Fr. Pawel Rytel, “Priests and the Jewish People at the Time of the Holocaust in Poland: Reflections in Light of the Newest Research” The Athenaeum of Ohio’s Annual Marzheuser Lecture, 7:30 pm. No fee.

Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9 and 16: St. Teresa (Springfield, OH) Adent Mission. Four weekly sessions will explore “Teresian Prayer,” Carmelite spirituality, and some of great Carmelite saints. Light refreshments. 7 pm; no fee.

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. 29-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.

Nov. 29-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. Winners announced 4 pm Nov. 29. Open during library hours.

Nov. 29, Opening of “A Global Village” exhibit at seventh floor Marian Library Crèche Museum, University of Dayton. The exhibit, which runs throughout 2015, features 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.

Nov. 29, Opening of “Christmas Between Beauty and Beast” exhibit at seventh floor Marian Library Crèche Museum, Universuiy of Dayton. The exhibit, which runs throughout 2015, 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 through Jan. 25.

Nov. 30, Advent Begins

Nov 30, Dec 1, Saint Cecilia (Oakley/Cincinnati) Advent Mission with Msgr. Frank Lane, 7 pm. Msgr. Lane will speak about the Eucharist; the Nov. 30th talk will be about its Old Testament roots and the Dec. 1st talk will focus on on the Eucharist in the life of the modern Christian. No fee; all welcome.

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.

Nov. 24; Dec 1, 8 and 15, Lunch with the Lord presented by Fr. Mark Burger at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral’s Synod Hall, noon – 1 pm. Musicians will provide accompaniment for this special Advent Scripture study. Bring your own lunch (drinks available for purchase); parking is available in the pay lot at  for $4 and at the meters for $2 per hour.

Nov 30, Dec 1, Saint Cecilia (Oakley/Cincinnati) Advent Mission with Msgr. Frank Lane, 7 pm. Msgr. Lane will speak about the Eucharist; the Nov. 30th talk will be about its Old Testament roots and the Dec. 1st talk will focus on on the Eucharist in the life of the modern Christian. No fee; all welcome.

Dec. 1, Advent Evening of Recollection at Old St. Mary’s Church (Over-the-RhineCcincinnati), 7pm. Join Old St. Mary’s (www.oldstmarys.org) and the Oratory-in-Formation (www.spncincinnati.com) for an Advent Evening of Recollection. Gather in the Church for Evening Oratory and move to Fr. Felten Hall for an Advent talk; evening concludes with Benediction in the Church at 9 pm. There will be an opportunity for prayer and confession.

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

Dec. 2, Cincinnati 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. 2, Thomas More College (Crestview Hills, KY) 9th Annual Winter Wonderland for Children, 4-7 pm. Crafts, games, a live Nativity, Santa Claus. No fee.

Dec. 3-Jan. 4, “The All-American Crèche,” The Gallery St. John at Mount Saint John (Dayton, OH). A selection of Nativities from the United States from the Marian Library collection. Hours and days vary; call (937) 320-5405 or visit www.GalleryStJohn.

Dec. 3, Mass and Healing Service at  St. Catherine (Fort Thomas, KY), 6:30 pm. Oblates of Mary Immaculate Father Fr. McAlear, who has had a healing ministry since 1976, will celebrate.

Dec. 3, “Gender Identities” talk by Emily Macke of Ruah Woods at Old St. Mary’s Church (Over-the-Rhine/Cincinnati), 7 pm. A Young Adult Oratory event. Gather in the Church for evening prayer and move to Fr. Felten Hall for the talk.

Dec. 4, “One Hour Advent Retreat” at St Teresa of Avila Parish (Price Hill/Cincinnati), 7 pm. Presented by St Veronica pastor Fr Del Staigers. For information call 513.921.9200.

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. 5-6 “Go to Joseph” Advent Retreat for Men at St. Gertrude parish (Madeira, OH). Retreat Master Fr. Giles Dimock, OP,  taught for 40 years both in Rome and Steubenville, A former columnist for the National Catholic Register, he has appeared numerous time on EWTN. Fee: $70 (includes the conference, overnight accommodations, and meals). To register contact Stan Lloyd  at stan.lloyd@gmail.com.

Dec. 5 and 6, Comboni Missionaries Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Rummage Sale at the Comboni Mission Center (Anderson Twp., OH), 9 am – 2 pm Friday and 9 am – noon Saturday. Start your Christmas shopping  and help support the work of the Comboni Missionaries. Fill a bag with toys, small appliances, clothes, books, and more for just $5; then visit the Garage where you will find items such as lamps, furniture, pictures, sporting equipment, bikes, and more. For information click here.

Dec. 5, Daniel Martin Moore in concert at the Centennial Barn (Springfield Twp., OH)  8 pm (doors open at 7 pm). Singer, songwriter, and pianist Moore, a Cold Spring (KY) native, will perform pieces from his newest album In the Cool of the Day. A gospel family album with a fresh take on gospel music, it brings fresh meaning to old favorite songs and highlights Moore’s voice and soothing arrangments. Tickets $15; seating is limited. Order tickets online here.

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, McAuley Christmas Tea Party, McAuley High School (College Hill/Cincinnati) 1 – 2:30 pm. Little girls and their mothers, grandmothers, aunts and friends are invited to McAuley High School’s version of high tea: dress in your holiday finery and enjoy goodies, crafts, Christmas carols by McAuley’s award-winning Vocal Ensemble, and a visit with a special guest. Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for girls, and dolls are free! Regiser online at www.mcauleyhs.net/tea2014. Questions? Contact Brigitte Foley at foleyb@live.mcauleyhs.net.

Dec. 6, Thomas More College Bank of Kentucky Observatory Open House. Dr. Wes Ryle will speak on “Going the Distance: Interstellar Travel” at 7 pm at Steigerwald Hall (inside the Saints Center); night sky viewing follows at 8 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 -11, Advent Online Discernment Retreat with the Daughters of Charity. For single Catholic women ages 18-40 discerning religious life, Meet on Skype, email or phone with a retreat director where you are, on your time. For information contact Sr. Virginia Ann Brooks at sistervirginiaann.brooks@doc.org or (812) 963-7559.

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. 7, Glenmary Home Missioners Concert featuring the Cincinnati Brass Band at St. John Neumann Church (Fairfield, OH), 2 pm. Holiday music, refreshments. For information call Jodi Mott at (513) 881-7440.

Dec. 7, Advent Concert of traditional and contemporary hymns at Holy Trinity Church in Batavia, 2 pm. Free one-hour concert. For information call 513.732.2218.

Dec. 8, Missa Cantata (sung Latin Mass according to the Extraordinary Form) for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception at Holy Trinity Church in Batavia, 7 pm. For information call 513.732.2218.

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.

December 13, Solemn Traditional Rorate Mass at Old St. Mary’s Church (Over-the-Rhine/Cincinnati), 6:45am. The Rorate Mass is a German tradition of celebrating a Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin early in the morning completely by candlelight. As daylight approaches and surpasses the shadows of the candles, we anticipate the entrance of Christ, the Light of the World, into our darkened earth at Christmas. Mass will be in the Extraordinary Form (traditional Latin Mass). For more information see www.oldstmarys.org

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).

Dec. 15, Laetare Sacred Music Youth Choir Christmas Concert at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 7 pm. Light refreshments follow; no fee.

Dec. 15, Opening Night of the 67th Annual Comboni Nativity Experience at the Comboni Mission Center (Anderson Twp., OH) 4 – 9 pm. Mission Museum open; Mission Market and Holiday Boutique.

December 16, Musical Oratory for Advent at Old St. Mary’s Church (Over-the-Rhine/Cincinnati), 7pm. Aan evening of choral reflection on Sacred Scripture concluding with Benediction. Choral pieces will be in English, German, and Latin by composers including Bach, Praetorius, and Duruflé.Sponsored by the Oratory-in-Formation in Cincinnati (www.spncincinnati.com) and Old St. Mary’s Church (www.oldstmarys.org).

Dec, 17th,“The Perfect Storm” Advent Concert with prayer, music and scripture at St. Teresa of Avila Parish (Price Hill/Cincinnati), 7 pm. Featuring popular performer Mike Davis. For information call 513.921.9200.

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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. 10,  Living Rosary for Life  at St. Anthony Parish (Taylor Mill, KY), 6 pm. Follows 5 pm Mass; food and fellowship in the undercroft will follow.  All are welcome to attend this inspiring prayer for the beautiful gift of life, from first spark of life to last breath.

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. 14-15, Catholic Educators’ Retreat at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 9 am – 5 pm each day. Sponsored by Regnum Christi and the Legionaries of Christ Presenters include Dr. Jim Rigg, Executive Director of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Schools Office; Jim Place, educator and High School Hall of Fame football coach; Maria Knuth, Regnum Christi; Fr. John Bullock, LC, campus minister, retreat director, and speaker; and dr. Louise P. (Toni) Moore, St. Remy Initiative Director, Catholic Leadership Project, University of Dayton. This retreat meets the requirement to participate in an “Activity that Witnesses to Personal Growth” for those applying for Basic, General or Advanced Catechist Certification, or it may be used as one of the required “New Skills Since Achieving the Previous Level of Certification” for General or Advanced Certification in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Diocese of Covington Teachers must seek prior approval from their principal for the retreat to qualify as flexible in-service/professional development. For religion teachers at the Advanced Level of certification, each day qualifies as six hours of maintenance. Fees: $80 both days or $50 one day (includes breakfast, lunch & materials); $120 overnight accommodations; For information contact Krista Willertz at kristawillertz@foresthills.edu or (513) 722-6324.

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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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 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.

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).

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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 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.

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.

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.