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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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August 30, Little Sisters of the Poor Open House at their convent (Clifton/Cincinnati), 3 – 5 pm, followed by closing prayer and Benediction. Learn about the Sisters’ history and mission; tour the convent and gain a glimpse into their daily life of prayer and service. Curious about the Little Sisters who care for the poorest of elderly adults and have defied the Department of Health and Human Services for their faith? Meet Cincinnati’s community and see their life and work for yourself. For information call (513) 281-8001 or visit littlesistersofthepoorcincinnati.org.

Aug. 30: Chris Bailey Presentation at Moeller High School (Cincinnati), 6-7 pm. Hear the amazing story of Chris and his twin brother Bobby, Chris’s Walk Across America, and their surprising connection with Moeller.

Aug. 31 – Sept. 1, Our Lady of Light 23rd Anniversary Days of Prayer and Mercy featuring Fr. William Fitzgerald and Dr. Ray Guarendi at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood). Fr.William Fitzgerald, OPraem, STI, will celebrate Mass and Sacred Heart Radio favorite Dr. Ray Guarendi will speak both days. Activities include Eucharistic adoration, rosary, talks, Midnight vigil, Confession, more. Dr. Ray’s talks are open to the public; there is a suggested donation of $10 for the Monday evening talk and a freewill offering will be taken at the Tuesday morning talk. Reservations suggested. For more information and a complete schedule, see OLHSC.org.

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Cheering section at Covington Latin School.

Cheering section at Covington Latin School.

SEPTEMBER

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Aug. 31 – Sept. 1, Our Lady of Light 23rd Anniversary Days of Prayer and Mercy featuring Fr. William Fitzgerald and Dr. Ray Guarendi at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood). Fr.William Fitzgerald, OPraem, STI, will celebrate Mass and Sacred Heart Radio favorite Dr. Ray Guarendi will speak both days. Activities include Eucharistic adoration, rosary, talks, Midnight vigil, Confession, more. Dr. Ray’s talks are open to the public; there is a suggested donation of $10 for the Monday evening talk and a freewill offering will be taken at the Tuesday morning talk. Reservations suggested. For more information and a complete schedule, see OLHSC.org.

Sept. 2, Adoration and Prayer Service for Beit Jala (Christian village in Israel) at St. Andrew the Apostle Church (Milford, OH) 10:00 am – 7 pm.

Sept. 4th, Mass and Healing Service with Carmelo at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 7:15 pm.

Sept. 6, Bro. Carmelo at St. Anne Church (Groesbeck, OH), 7 pm. For information call 513.521.8440.

Sept. 6, 22nd Annual NCC Family Fireworks Fest/Fireworks Viewing at Newport Central Catholic High School, 5 pm until fireworks end. Watch the WEBN/Cincinnati Bell Labor Day Fireworks froma  prime spot on the hill and enjoy a family festival. Food and drinks available; children’s games in the gym. Limited number of prime parking passes available (including 25 handicap spaces). All proceeds go to NCC tuition assistance. $3/person (ages 5 and under free); prime parking pass $10. For information call the Development Department at NCC at (859) 292-0001.

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. 11, Farm Mass in Ripley (OH). Bishop Joe Binzer will celebrate; sponsored by St. Michael Church.

Sept. 12-13, Camp Riverridge Father-Son Campout, Oldenburg, IN. Daily mass, spiritual talks, adoration on Saturday, rosary, opportunity for confessions, team sports, competitions, blitz, civil war, football, soccer, tug of war, home-cooked meals. Affiliated with Regnum Christi; all Catholic fathers and sons invited. Fee: $25 person; $75 family maximum. For information and reservations click here.

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). Michael Manhart of the Couple to Couple League will speak on “Teaching NFP with Technology “and Pastor Walter Moss of National Black Pro-Life Coalition address “Why I am a Black Pro-Life Pastor”; click here for more.

Sept. 12, National day of Remembrance for Aborted Children Prayer Service at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Cincinnati), 9:30 am. Bishop Joe Binzer will lead a prayer service at the “Rachel Mourns Her Children” memorial for the unborn. In case of rain, service moves to the cemetery’s St. Joseph Chapel. All welcome.

Sept. 12, National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children Observance at Woodlawn Cemetery (Dayton, OH), noon. Woodland is the site of one of only two gravesites in Ohio for remains of aborted infants. Event sponsor Dayton Right to Life maintains two burial plots at the cemetery, where the remains of seven children are interred. For an event flier click here.  

Sept. 13, Day of Prayer with the Sisters of Charity at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse, 1 – 4 pm. Taize, Lectio Divina, the Rosary, walking the Motherhouse labyrinth, more. All welcome for 9:30 am Mass.

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. 13, Young Ladies Day with the Franciscan Daughters of Mary at the Rose Garden Home Mission (Covington), 2-4 pm. Young ladies in college, high school, and elementary school are invited to pray and visit with the Sisters, watch a video on vocations, hear their vocations stories, and enjoy light refreshments. For questions or reservations, email fdmsisters@gmail.com

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. 15, “Love or Lust?” Presentation by Jason Everett at The Underground (Fairfield, OH), 7 pm. Teens (grades 7 -12), young adults, and parents welcome. Sponsored by Ruah Woods, this presentation on authentic love has been delivered on six continents! Music by Lee Roessler; event ends with Adoration. Doors open at 6:30 pm. No fee. For more information call (513) 407-8672.

Sept. 17, “Open the Eyes of My Heart,” Ruah Woods Banquet at Xavier University’s Schiff Center, 6 pm. Keynote speaker: John Leyendecker, “Finding New Roots for the New Evangelization.” Also featuring: Sacred Heart Radio’s Anna Mitchell, Fr. Tom Wray, Tim Reilly, and Ruah Woods Leadership. Tickets $50. For reservations, click here.

Sept. 19-20, “Deepening Your Spirituality The Practice of Living in the Present Moment” Women’s Retreat at the Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford, Carol Marozzi, SSJ, will direct this retreat aimed at helping participants find ways to deepen their relationship with God while exploring how to discern God’s will.Fee: $125 – $150. For information call (513) 248-3500, ext. 10, or visit www.jesuitspiritualcenter.com.

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. 23, 40 Days for Life International Fall Campaign Begins

Sept. 25-27, Men’s Silent Ignatian Weekend Retreat at the Jesuit Spiritual Center of Milford. Daily Mass, periods for private reflection and devotions, spiritual direction, and reconciliation and healing services. Based on The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.  For information call (513) 248-3500, ext. 10, or visit www.jesuitspiritualcenter.com.

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

Sept. 27-30 “Recalculating!” Parish Renewal event with Fr. Bill Cieslak, OFM, at St. Margaret-St. John Parish (Madisonville/Fairfax, OH). All are invited to this renewal event featuring a dynamic Chicago priest and opportunities for communal Reconciliation, Mass, and talks. Sunday session begins at 4 pm (light dinner follows), talks at 2 pm and 7 pm Monday – Wednesday. For information call (513) 271-0856.

Sept. 27, Viewing of Papal Mass and Small Group Discussion at St Anthony Church in Morris (IN), 4 pm. Can’t be in Philadelphia for the Papal Mass? Watch it here. Light refreshments.  some refreshments and small group discussion at a viewing of the papal Mass in Philadelphia. For information call 812.934.3288.

Sept. 27, Hour of Prayer for the Upcoming Canonizatio of Bl. Junipero Serra at the Shrine of the Holy Relics (Maria Stein, OH), 6:30 pm. The Serra Club of Cincinnati invites all to venerate a relic of Bl. Junipero Serra, followed by Stations of the Cross and prayer.

Sept. 30, “”Dealing with Loss as a Caregiver” at Our Lady of Lourdes Church (Westwood/Cincinnati), 7 – 8:30 pm. Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio will present this evening event with social worker Scott Stephens and Jeanne Cairnes, director of Retired Service Volunteer Program (RSVP).

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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. 3, “Remembering a Legend – Red Skelton” Dinner Fundraiser at St. Lawrence School (Lawrenceburg, IN), 5 pm. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 1231 and featuring Red Skelton impersonator Jennings Barnett; benefits Lawrenceburg Pregnancy Care Center and Gibault Children Services. Barnett has has been impersonating Red Skelton for more than 14 years with the blessings of the Red Skelton Foundation. Good clean humor from this show, which includes several of Red Skelton’s 9 celebrated characters. Social hour with Barnett 5 -6 pm; dinner 6 pm; show 7 pm. Tickets $30. For information call Duane Meyer at 812-537-4853 or Tom Heyer at 512-650-8020.

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. 4, Diane Bish Concert at St. Marys Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption (Covington), 3 pm. The Diocese of Covington Cathedral Concert Series welcomes the First Lady of the Pipe Organ to a musical celebration. The most visible organist in the world today, Miss Bish is the host of the international television series The Joy of Music. Program to feature thrilling organ favorites, traditional classics and some of Miss Bish’s own hymn arrangements to demonstrate the full resources of the 4-manual, 4,000-pipe Basilica grand organ. No fee; reservations required. For tickets see www.cathedralconcertseries.org or call (859) 431-2060.

Oct. 4, Life Chain Observance along Stroop Road in Kettering (OH), 2-3 pm. Local observance of national event with more than 1300 communities nationwide. Dayton Right to Life sponsors this observance, part of a “church-oriented and pastor-focused” event normally organized by churches. The Life Chain is a time or prayer and silent witness; participants hold a standard series of signs with approved pro-life messages. Local church participation welcome and encouraged; go to the  Life Chain page on the Dayton RTL website for fliers, checklists, and other materials to organize a church group.

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. 9-10, “Living in Communion with Creation: Towards Ecological Conversion” Retreat at the Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford. In partneship with Bellarmine Chapel and Xavier University’s Institute of Spirituality and Justice, the Center presents a two-day program on  Pope Francis’s Encyclical. Through prayer and reflection, presentation and discussion the gathering will focus on a critical theme of Pope Francis’ message: ecological conversion. Led by Dr. Gillian Ahlgren, Dan Hartnett, SJ, and Tim Severyn. Fee: $150. For information call (513) 248-3500, ext. 10, or visit www.jesuitspiritualcenter.com.

Oct. 9-11, Diocese of Covington’s Annual YOUTH 2000 Eucharistic Retreat at Notre Dame Academy (Park Hills, KY). Live music, fun, prayer and powerful talks led by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Open to ages 13 to 30; minors must be chaperoned. Register early to save $10; visit www.nkyouth.com for schedule, information and forms. Bishop Roger Foys has a special offer for teens in diocesan schools who attend the weekend: no school Monday, Oct. 12!

Oct. 10, “From Jesus Through Mary”: Women’s Day of Reflection at Sacred Heart Church (Fairfield, OH), 9 am – 3:30 pm. Speakers include Monsignor Frank Lane, Ph.D., Sister Agnes Immaculae of the Children of Mary, a representative of Project Rachel. Optional Mass at 8 am; Rosary, Adoration, Confession and healing service throughout the day. Continental breakfast and lunch. Suggested donation $10. For information or to register call Marianne Fleckenstein at 513-858-4213 x 3023.

Oct. 10, The Heart of the Matter: The Family Fully Alive conference at the Comboni Mission Center (Anderson Twp., OH), 9 am – 4 pm. The Eastern Cluster of Parishes and the Comboni Missionaries will sponsor a “mini World Meeting of Families” conference featuring Keynote speaker Jon Leonetti and a variety of sessions for adults, teens, and elementary school-aged children. Childcare provided for children under the age of 4. Fee: $40/family or $20/adult (lunch on your own). Space is limited to 100 famlies. For details and registration, see the Conference website.

Oct. 15, “Savoring the Mystery” Catechetical Leadership Conference at the Presidential Banquet Cetner (Ketterin, OH). Dr. Tim O’Malley from Notre Dame will lead this conference for clergy, catechetical leaders, liturgists, principals, pastoral associates, youth ministers, and anyone involved in RCIA, adult faith rormation, parish life, and fFamily ministry. More information to come.

Oct. 15, RetroFittings Fashion Show by DAAP students for the Society of St. Vincent dePaul – Cincinnati. More information to come.

Oct. 15, Community-in-Formation of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri Annual Banquet at The Phoenix (CIncinnati), 5:30 pm. Keynote speaker: Rev. Msgr. Raymond Wadsworth, Moderator of the DC Oratory-in-Formation and Executive Director of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL). Cocktails at 5:30; dinner at 6:30. For information see www.spncincinnati.com.

Oct. 16-18, Men’s Silent Ignatian Weekend Retreat at the Jesuit Spiritual Center of Milford. Daily Mass, periods for private reflection and devotions, spiritual direction, and reconciliation and healing services. Based on The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.  For information call (513) 248-3500, ext. 10, or visit www.jesuitspiritualcenter.com.

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, 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. 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. 22, “Food for All. Have Faith. End Hunger” Presentation by Rev. David Beckmann at the Conaton Board Room, Schmidt Hall, Xavier University, 7 pm (light refreshments at 6:30). President of Bread for the World, Beckmann, will share his strategies for combating hunger and poverty. No fee; for information contact Scott Stephens at sstephens@ccswoh.org.

Oct. 23-25, Men’s Silent Ignatian Weekend Retreat at the Jesuit Spiritual Center of Milford. Daily Mass, periods for private reflection and devotions, spiritual direction, and reconciliation and healing services. Based on The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.  For information call (513) 248-3500, ext. 10, or visit www.jesuitspiritualcenter.com.

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. 6-7, One Day Silent Ignatian Retreat for Men and Women at the Jesuit Spiritual Center of Milford. Daily Mass, periods for private reflection and devotions, spiritual direction, and reconciliation and healing services. Based on The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.  For information call (513) 248-3500, ext. 10, or visit www.jesuitspiritualcenter.com.

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. 14, Inaugural Lauren Hill Tipoff Classic at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. Xavier and Mount St. Joseph University will begin their women’s basketball seasons with this event. Xavier vs. Evansville, 1 pm; MSJ vs. Hiram 30 minutes following conclusion of first game. All proceeds go to The Cure Starts Now children’s brain cancer charity. Purchase tickets at GoXavier.com, Ticketmaster, or the XU Tickets Office.

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

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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 2, Robben Fort Concert at St. Xavier Performance Center, more information to come.

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.

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