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Coach Paul Wittekind (left, class of ’84) and the Junior Varsity and Varsity Underwater Hockey teams at the 2014 Atlantic Coast Championships.

Coach Paul Wittekind (left, class of ’84) and the Junior Varsity and Varsity Underwater Hockey teams at the 2014 Atlantic Coast Championships.

AUGUST

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Aug. 21, Pregnancy Center West Annual Banquet at The Woodlands (Cleves, OH), 6 pm. Keynote speaker: Jeanne Monahan, President, March for Life Education & Defense Fund. For information call (513) 244-5700.

Aug. 22-Sept. 4, “Unseen” Exhibit at Thomas More College’s Eva G. Farris Art Gallery. Works by Ruth Wartman; opening reception 5 -7 pm Aug. 22; artist lecture Sept. 4 at 1 pm. For information see www.thomasmore.edu/artgallery.

Aug. 23, Taste of Mission at the Comboni Mission Center in Anderson Twp. (OH). 6 – 10 pm. Chuck Ingram from WLW will emcee the event, which will feature food from  Italy, Africa, Latin America, Asia, and many other countries where the Comboni Missionaries are active, as well as live entertainment, international beers and wines, a mission market, art and artifacts exhibits, face painting, and activities for all ages. For more information visit www.combonimissionaries.org or call (513) 474-4997.

Aug. 23, Mass for the 125th Anniversary of the Sisters of Divine Providence at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption (Covington), 10:30 am.

Aug. 24: “Let’s Tailgate” CaSSba 2014, Drees Pavilion, Covington. The annual fundraiser for Catholic Charities of Covington will feature raffles, food, more. More information to come; see www.covingtoncharities.org.

Aug. 24,”The Liturgical Movement: From Pope St. Pius X to Pope Francis, an Evaluation” at The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West (Mt. Washington/Cincinnati), 7 pm. No fee. Fr William Fitzgerald, O. Praem, STL, will present this talk about reform of the liturgy, with a special emphasis on music, on the occasion of the centenary of the death of Pope St. Pius X. Gregorian Chant was to have played a major role in the liturgical reform as envisioned by this pope saint; a renowned scholar, spiritual director, and cantor will explore the past century as it happened. A presentation of the St. James Project, which will stream it live for those who cannot attend. For information email stjamesproject@athenaeum.edu.

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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. 5, Annual Greater Cincinnati Red Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 4 pm. Bishop Roger Foys will celebrate; Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Michelle Keller will deliver an address. Sponsored by the Thomas More Society of Greater Cincinnati, the Red Mass is named for the color the celebrating priest’s vestments and is traditionally a way to mark the beginning of the legislative and judicial year. St. Thomas More is the patron of the legal profession and is commemorated in a special way in this Mass. Those attending worship together to ask for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as they work to foster the highest ideals and ethics in the practice of law and administration of justice. The Mass is open to all; members of the legal profession, judges, other public servants and the law enforcement community are especially invited.

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

Sept. 6, “Life’s a Ball!” Dinner-Dance and Faces of Pro-Life Award Presentation at the Airport Marriott in Hebron (KY). Presented by the Pro-Life Office of the Diocese of Covington. An evening of food, fun, and dancing for all who support the Catholic Church’s pro-life efforts; awards will be presented to  Notre Dame Sister Luann Bender and the Sisters’ St. Charles Community; William Jones (posthumously); and Catholic Charities—Diocese of Covington. Cocktails 6 pm, dinner 7 pm, awards 8 pm, music and dancing 8:30 pm. Tickets $60; evening attire. For information or reservations call (859) 392-1500 or e-mail froch@covdio.org or ppiccola@covdio.org.

Sept. 6, Thomas More College Bank of Kentucky Observatory Open House. Talk (topic and speaker to come) 8 pm at Steigerwald Hall (inside the Saints Center); night sky viewing 9 pm. For information see www.thomasmore.edu/observatory

Sept. 7, 40 Days for Life Dayton Pre-Campaign Rosary Rally with Bishop Joe Binzer at Martin Haskell’s late-term abortion clinic in Kettering (OH). 2 pm. For more information see www.40daysforlife.com/dayton.

Sept. 8, Mass and Inner Healing Service at St Joseph Church (Crescent Springs, KY) with Fr. Jo Joy, 7 pm. For information call 859.341.6609.

Sept. 12 – 14 Annual 40 Hours Devotion at St. Cecilia parish (Oakley, OH). Opening Mass: 9 am Friday; closing Mass: 10 am Sunday; parish bruch follows. This traditional devotional offers continuous Eucharistic Adoration for 40 straight hours. Come at any time over the weekend (contact the parish in advance about overnight hours). For information contact Sue Helbling at suehelbling@icloud.com or 513-871-8354 or visit www.stceciliacincinnati.org

Sept. 13, 14, Tommy Emmanuel in Concert at McAuley High School Performing Arts Center, 7:30 pm. A 2014-2015 Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society Series event. A portion of your ticket price goes to the Catholic elementary school of your choice. The world’s greatest guitarist, whose annual Cincinnati shows have sold out each year, will perform TWICE this year! Tickets $40 (reserved) and $30 (general seating). Buy tickets at www.GCPARTS.org.

Sept. 13, Dayton (OH) Observance of the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children at Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, 1 pm. Special guest Dayton Right to Life’s Mike Haynes. For information email Margie Chrstie at mchristie@daytonlife.org or call (937) 461-3625.

Sept. 13, Religious Demonologist Adam Blai Lectures at St. Catherine of Siena Church (Ft. Thomas, KY), 6 pm. A former paranormal researcher, Blai now helps train exorcists for the Diocese of Pittsburgh and has been featured on the Discovery Channel, EWTN, and Catholic Answers Live. He will give two talks: “Opening Doors to the Demonic and How to Keep Them Closed” and “A Discussion of the newly released book The Demon of Brownsville Road.” The latter is a book about the case of a house owned by a Pittsburgh county commissioner that changed Blai’s views on the reality of supernatural activity. Tickets: $10 at the door. For information call (859) 441-3438.

Sept. 14, Annual Archdiocese of Cincinnati Blue Mass at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (Cincinnati). People of all faiths are invited to this annual Mass for police officers, firefighters, and public safety workers. Procession and blessing of equipment, 10:45 am; Mass 11 am; reception follows.

Sept. 18, “There’s a Banquet Goin’ On” Ruah Woods Annual Banquet at Xavier University’s Schiff Conference Center, 6 pm. Keynote speaker: Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, DD, President of the US Conference of  Catholic Bishops. Presentation: “Healing Wounds and Warming Hearts,” The Vision of Pope Saint John Paul II and Pope Francis. For information call (513) 407-8672 or see www.ruahwoods.org.

Sept. 21,  Miles Christi Day of Reflection at Divine Mercy Parish (Bellevue, KY). Miles Christi priests lead a half-day of events; come for any or all. Rosary 12:40 pm; Sunday Mass 1 pm; Eucharistic Adoration 2 pm; talks and Confessions 3 pm; fellowship and food 4 pm. For information call Joe Martino at (513) 891-7301.

Sept. 21, 40 Days for Life Dayton Kickoff with Scott Heldreth of Have a Heart for the Next Generation  at Martin Haskell’s late-term abortion clinic in Kettering (OH), 2 pm. For more information see www.40daysforlife.com/dayton.

Sept. 23, VIVA LA VIDA: A Celebration of Life and Hope Featuring Lila Rose at the Mandalay Banquet Center, Dayton (OH). The founder of Live Action when she was just 15, Lila Rose has continued to expose injustice and illegal activity at Planned Parenthood and other abortion companies. She has appeared on  The O’Reilly Factor, the Sean Hannity Show, and the Laura Ingraham Show, CBS, and CNN. She has written for USA Today, First Things, Politico and The Hill. Named to Red Alert’s “30 under 30” list, she has received numerous honors including a Life Prize Award and a Young Conservative Leadership “Buckley Award.” VIVA LA VIDA is Dayton Right to Life’s annual fundrasing dinner. Doors open at 6:30 pm, dinner 7 pm, Lila rose talk 8 pm. For tickets and information click here.

Sept. 26, Athenaeum Reunion. Information to come.

Sept. 27, Celtic Benefit Concert Featuring Easter Rising at St. Susanna Church’s Meyer Center (Mason, OH), 6 – 11 pm. Sponsored by the Vocations Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati; benefits Run for the Call. Opening band: Danny and Japes. The Vocations Office hopes to raise $3000 for the Run for the Call seminarian assistance fund, establish prayer partners for each seminarian, and sign up 50 new members for the 2015 Flying Pig Marathon weekend. All ages welcome; tickets $10 (includes entry into the Flying Pig Marathon’s Piggest Raffle Ever). For information call Wayne Topp at 513-421-3131, ext,.2891.

Sept 21,  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. 24 – Nov. 2 40 Days for Life National Pray Vigil Fall Campaign

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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 2014 at the Sharonville Convention Center. Cincinnati Right to Life’s annual banquet will feature composer and pianist Eric Genuis performing his “Concert of Hope.” For information call (513) 728-7870.

Oct. 4, Thomas More College Bank of Kentucky Observatory Open House. Talk (topic and speaker to come) 8 pm at Steigerwald Hall (inside the Saints Center); night sky viewing 9 pm. For information see www.thomasmore.edu/observatory

Oct. 5, National Life Chain 

Oct. 6-7, PROCLAIM: Equipping Disciples for a new Missionary Age conference at the Dayton (OH) Convention Center. Formerly “The Summit.” For all who teach in any capacity at any level from youth catechesis to seminary and adult formation. Keynote speakers include Bishop Frank Caggiano, STD, DD: Ann Garrido; Tom Corcoran (author of Rebuilt); and Alejandro Aguilera-Titus; other speakers include Sherry Weddell (author of Forming Intentional Disciples) and many local, regional, and national speakers. For more information click here.

  

Oct. 15, Bud Welch: “Choosing Forgiveness” the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Catholic Social Action Office Annual Distinguished Speaker Presentation at St. Charles parish (Dayton, OH). Co-sponsorsL Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, Weavers of Justice. Supper 5:30, music 6:30, presentation 7 pm. Free to students; parishes who sponsor the event will receive tickets to distribute. For information or to register call (800) 330-2937, ext. 1141.

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

Oct. 19,  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. 21, 40 Days for Life Dayton Midpoint Rally with Seth Drayer of Created Equal  at Martin Haskell’s late-term abortion clinic in Kettering (OH), 2 pm. For more information see www.40daysforlife.com/dayton.

Oct. 25th, Annie Moses Band in Concert at McAuley Performing Arts Center, 7:30 pm. Bluegrass masters the Annie Band will present a concert of great American music. 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.

Oct. 25, Sacred Scripture: The Bible’s Origin, Inspiration and History Conference at Receptions (Erlanger, KY) sponsored by the Diocese of Covington, 9 am – 3 pm. Bishop Roger Foys  welcomes featured presenters Msgr. Christopher Schreck, STD, PhD, rector and president of the Pontifical College Josephinum (Columbus); and Fr.Timothy Schehr, SSL, PhD, professor of Biblical Studies at The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West (Cincinnati). For priests, deacons, religious and lay faithful. Continental breakfast is served from 8-9 am; admission $25. Registration and more information at www.religiouseducation.covingtondiocese.org. For more information email,cathechesis@covdio.org, or call (859) 392-1500.

Oct. 25, Greater Cincinnati Catholic Women’s Conference at St. Gertrude Church (Madiera, OH), 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. “Spa day for the soul” will focus on topics that help in the search for meaning, belonging, freedom, courage and peace; includes lunch, wine tasting, shopping. Speakers: Theresa Tomeo, Fr. James Brooksm Danielle Bean, Kelly Whalquist. Mass with Archbishop Dennis Schnurr. For information see www.gccwc.org.

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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. 1, Thomas More College Bank of Kentucky Observatory Open House. Talk (topic and speaker to come) 8 pm at Steigerwald Hall (inside the Saints Center); night sky viewing 9 pm. For information see www.thomasmore.edu/observatory

 

Nov. 2, 40 Days for Life Dayton Closing Rally with Bryan Kemper of Stand True Prolife Outreach and Priests for Life, at Martin Haskell’s late-term abortion clinic in Kettering (OH), 2 pm. For more information see www.40daysforlife.com/dayton.

Nov. 2, 40 Days for Life National Prayer Vigil Ends

Nov. 2, “Fanning Faith’s Eternal Flame,” annual Girl Scouts prayer service and  awards ceremony for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. New award to be announced: Archdiocesan Respect All Life Award. Bishop Joe Binzer will lead prayer and give a special blessing to all in attendance. All registered Girl Scouts will receive a special patch for attending. No fee; registration is required. To register or for information call Karen Rolfe in the Dayton Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry (OYYAM) at 937-223-1001.

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.

Nov. 8, CHOSEN: Called to be More evening for junior high students at Good Shepherd Parish. Includes food, music, Mass, and engaging presentation/discussions to help your young people better understand what it means to be called by Jesus as a disciple today; concurrent session for parents; concurrent session for junior high ministry leaders. Tickets $10, more information to come.

Nov. 14, “Forming Disciples: Catechesis in the RCIA with Mary Birmingham” at The Athenaeum of Ohio (Mt. Washington/Cincinnati), 9:30 am – 3 pm. More information to come.

Nov. 15, “Forming Disciples: Catechesis in the RCIA with Mary Birmingham” at the Church of the Ascension (Kettering, OH), 9:30 am – 3 pm. More information to come.

Nov 16,  Miles Christi Day of Reflection at Divine Mercy Parish (Bellevue, KY). Miles Christi priests lead a half-day of events; come for any or all. Rosary 12:40 pm; Sunday Mass 1 pm; Eucharistic Adoration 2 pm; talks and Confessions 3 pm; fellowship and food 4 pm. For information call Joe Martino at (513) 891-7301.

Nov. 16,  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. 22nd, 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.

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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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Dec. 6, Thomas More College Bank of Kentucky Observatory Open House. Talk (topic and speaker to come) 8 pm at Steigerwald Hall (inside the Saints Center); night sky viewing 9 pm. For information see www.thomasmore.edu/observatory

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. More information to come.

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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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.

 

FEBRUARY

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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.

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.

 

March 31: Archdiocese of Cincinnati Chrism Mass, St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, 7 pm.

APRIL

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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.

MAY

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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.

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JUNE

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