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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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Sept. 24 – Nov. 2 40 Days for Life National Prayer Vigil Fall Campaign

Through Nov. 9: “Imprints and Impressions: Milestones in Human Progress” exhibit of rare books from the collection of Stuart Rose at the University of Dayton’s Roesch Library. No fee. Includes works by Galileo, Copernicus, Kepler, Shakespeare Montessori, Twain, more. For hours, a schedule of lectures and related events, and an online exhibit of a selection of the books, click here.

 

Oct. 16, Living Catholic: In the Business World. A Theology on Tap Clifton event at Martino’s on Vine in Clifton/Cincinnati. 7 – 9 pm; no fee.

Oct. 17-18, Retreat with Imaculee Ilibagiza at St. Luke parish (Beavercreek, OH). For information and pricing call Lisa Donigian at (937) 901-2727.

Oct 17-19 Troops of St. George “Come and See” Campout for boys and fathers at Germantown Metropark (Germantown, OH). All area Catholic boys ages 6-18 and their fathers are invited to join this Catholic scouting organization for a weekend of fun, fellowship, and outdoor activities, including hiking, “scout games,” fishing, and a service project. Friday and Saturday evenings will end around the campfire, where the men will pray the rosary and enjoy some brotherhood under the stars. All food is included in the $15/camper price — bring only your tent, sleeping bag, and clothes — and you will not be obliged to join the troop. The Troops of Saint George is an international Catholic outdoors movement for fathers and sons founded in 201. It is faithful to the magisterium of the Catholic Church, and seeks to develop young men spiritually, physically, and mentally. For information about the troop see its Facebook page; for information about the campout contact Brian Kraft at kraftbm@yahoo.com.

October 17-19, Wisdom in Our Life of Prayer Retreat with Christopher Pramuk at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford. XU theology and spirituality professor Pramuk will “facilitate a sustained meditation on Wisdom-Sophia, the divine presence alive in the world, as bearer of mercy and hope, drawing from the life and witness of Thomas Merton. For information call (513) 248-3500, ext. 10, or visit www.jesuitspiritualcenter.com.

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

Oct 17, Friday Night 40 Days for Life Cincinnati Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood, 7-8 pm. Fr. James Reutter, pastor, Our Lady of Victory, Cincinnati, will lead prayer for the intentions of the campaign

Oct. 18, 29th Annual Craft Show at St. Gertrude Parish (Madeira, OH), 9 am – 3 pm. More than 100 vendors at this annual event. For information, call 513.204.7770.

Oct. 18, Glenmary Home Missioners 75th Anniversary Banquet at the Schiff Conference Center at Xavier University (Cincinnati), 6-9 pm. Keynote address by Bishop Joseph E. Strickland of the Diocese of Tyler, TX. Hotel accommodations available. No set fee; donations accepted. For information and tickets click here.

Oct. 18-19, EWTN Favorite Fr. Dwight Longnecker will celebrate all Masses at St. Henry Church (Elsmere, KY): 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am, and 7 pm. A St. Henry Church Jubilee Year event; precedes three-day parish mission with Fr. Longenecker Oct. 20-22.

Oct. 19, Glenmary Home Missioners 75th Anniversary Mass at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (Cincinnati), 2 pm. Archbishop Dennis Schnurr will celebrate; all welcome. Reception in Undercroft follows.

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. 21-22, St. Henry Church  (Elsmere, KY) Parish Mission Featuring Fr. Dwight Longenecker. An author and frequent guest on the Son Rise Morning Show and EWTN, Fr. Longenecker will speak each night at 7 pm. A free will offering will be accepted and Fr. Longenecker’s books will be for sale. A St. Henry Church Jubilee Year event. For information call 859-727-2035.

Oct. 21, Memorial Service for Children Born and Unborn at Thomas More Church (Withamsville, OH), 7 pm. For information call 513.752.2080.

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. 22, “Charity and Truth: Challenged to Christian Unity” presentation by Msgr. Frank Lane at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 7 pm. This presentation on the first Feast Day of St. Pope John Paul II will explore how the pope saint reached out to other faiths in charity while maintaining his dedication to the truth. Sponsored by Parrhesia and the St. James Project of The Athenaeum of Ohio. For information see www.boldcatholicnow.com.

Oct. 24-26, 40 Hours Devotion at Old St. Mary’s Church (Over-the-Rhine/Cincinnati). Begins 7 am Friday and ends with Solomn Sung Vespers, procession, and Benediction 1:30 – 3 pm Sunday. For the traditional dates of the Feast of Christ the King. All welcome at any time; to volunteer to pray a specific hour email ghuxel@oldstmarys.org or call the parish office at (513) 721-2988.

Oct. 25, Moeller High School Antique Show and Sale at the Moeller gym, 9 am – 4 pm. Eighty vendors will participate in this annual Band Booster fundraiser that also features Moeller’s famous potato soup. For information call (513) 791-1680.

Oct. 25, All Saints Day Children’s Fair at the Spiritual Center of Maria Stein (Maria Stein, OH) 9:30 – 11 am. Booths, crafts, games, and more, all centered on the saints. Tickets $2.50 each child, call (419) 925-4532 for information or for reservations.

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. 24, Friday Night 40 Days for Life Cincinnati Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood, 7-8 pm. Fr. George Kunkel, pastor, St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, Kenwood, will lead  prayer for the intentions of the campaign.

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.

Oct. 26, Musica Sacra Fall Concert at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption (Covington), 3 pm. Brett Scott conducts this local ensemble dedicated to performing great liturgical music in great church buildings. Program: Schubert’s Mass No. 4 in C; Mozart’s Regina Coeli (K. 276); JS Bach’s Cantata 33. No fee; donations gratefully accepted.

Oct. 26, Virtual Tour of Lourdes at St. Julie Billiart Church (Hamilton, OH), 6:30 pm. Presented by the North American Lourdes Volunteers; plenary indulgence granted by Pope Francis to the faithful who make the “pilgrimage” (under the usual conditions). Images and artefacts help participants experience a pilgrimage to the famous French shrine; each participant will receive the gift of a bottle of Lourdes Water. All welcome.

Oct. 27 Discipleship Training with Jim Beckman at Ruah Woods (Bridgetown, OH), 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. Beckman, Professor of Leadership and Evangelization for the Augustine Institute in Denver, has been involved with lay ministry and evangelization for more than 25 years and is a dynamic and passionate speaker with a great love for young people. This all-day workshop for youth and campus ministers introduces participants to a new model for youth ministry, one based on “intentional discipleship.” Tickets $20 (includes lunch and a Steubenville + Encounter Team Presentation). To register click here.

Oct. 27, Virtual Tour of Lourdes at St. Clement Church (St. Bernard, OH), 7 pm. Presented by the North American Lourdes Volunteers; plenary indulgence granted by Pope Francis to the faithful who make the “pilgrimage” (under the usual conditions). Images and artefacts help participants experience a pilgrimage to the famous French shrine; each participant will receive the gift of a bottle of Lourdes Water. All welcome.

Oct. 28, Virtual Tour of Lourdes at St. Veronica Church (Columbia-Tusculum, OH), 6:30 pm. Presented by the North American Lourdes Volunteers; plenary indulgence granted by Pope Francis to the faithful who make the “pilgrimage” (under the usual conditions). Images and artefacts help participants experience a pilgrimage to the famous French shrine; each participant will receive the gift of a bottle of Lourdes Water. All welcome.

Oct. 28, Martha Dinner at Immaculate Heart of Mary (Anderson Twp, OH), 6 pm. All young women in junior high and older who may be interested in religious life are invited. To RSVP, call 513.388.4466.

Oct. 30, Choir of Westminster Abbey in Concert at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral (Cincinnati), 7:30 pm. Opens the Great Music in a Great Space 20th anniversary season. Renowned worldwide as one of the finest choirs of its type, it features some 30 boys and 12 professional adult singers. The Choir plays a central role in daily choral services at the Anglican cathedral as well as many royal, state and national occasions there. Recent highlights of nclude the Service of Evening Prayer held in the presence of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in September 2010, and the Wedding of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in April 2011, which was seen by a worldwide television audience of 2 billion people. They will sing a program of English choral masterworks. Tickets $38 in advance, $40 at the door. For information click here.

Oct. 30, Living Catholic: In Professional Baseball and Youth Ministry. “Mr. Redlegs” Bradley Barnes. A Theology on Tap Clifton event at Martino’s on Vine in Clifton/Cincinnati. 7 – 9 pm; no fee.

Oct. 31- Nov. 2, Young Adult Retreat with Fr. Nathan Cromley of Eagle Eye Ministires at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH) Popular retreat with this priest of the Community of St. John returns with a retreat participants say is life-changing. “If you’ve ever experienced suffering, ever asked ‘Why God?’ ever wondered your purpose in life, ever wanted to see 150 young adults on their knees in Adoration of the Lord, then this is the retreat for you! “ Includes Sunday Mass. Tickets $50 before Oct. 17th, sign up online here.

Oct. 31 (Halloween), Friday Night 40 Days for Life Cincinnati Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood, 7-8 pm.Bishop Joseph Binzer will lead prayer for the intentions of the campaign.

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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. 1, Contagiously Catholic Evangelization Workshop at Savannah Center (West Chester, OH), 9 am – 4:30 pm (including vigil Mass). Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, the first of a series of five workshops. Fee: $25 (lunch included). For information click here.

Nov. 2, 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 .

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. 3, “Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy” drama presented by St. Joseph Academy at All Saints Church (Walton, KY), 7 pm. For information, call 859.485.6444.

Nov. 4, Papal Artifacts Exhibit at Our Lady of Lourdes (Westwood/Cincinnati), 6:30 pm. Fr. Richard Kuntz, host of EWTN’s The Papacy: A Living History, will display artifacts from his personal collection of Vatican and papal items. Associated with several major auction houses and a regular advisor to The History Channel’s Pawn Stars program, Fr. Kuntz (a priest of the Diocese of Duluth, MN) offers a peek at the largest private collection of papal artefacts in North America. No fee; viewing begins at 6:30 followed by a brief talk and refreshments.

Nov 5,6, Archdiocese of Cincinnati Holy Hour for Vocations. More than 25 parishes, at least one per deanery, will open their doors for Eucharistic Adoration from 7-8 pm Wednesday or Thursday. The list of participating parishes is still growing; for a list of parishes with a Holy Hour Wednesday click here; for a list of parishes with a Holy Hour Thursday click here.

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. 7-9, Men’s Retreat: “Discipleship, Leadership, Redemptive Suffering, and Mary,” at the Presentation Ministries Paul Jansen Discipleship Center in Peebles (OH). Fr. David Endres will celebrate Mass and hear Confessions. No fee (pay what you can), housing and all meals included. For more information click here. 

Nov. 7-9 Project Rachel Weekend Retreat in Cincinnati. A post-abortive healing ministry in the Catholic Church is offering this retreat; for information please contact Caron Bergen at 513.784.0531, a confidential phone line. Registration forms can be found on this website.  Some scholarship money is available.

Nov. 7, First Friday  Charismatic Mass and Healing Service at Mother of God Church in Covington, 7 pm. Sponsored by The Mustard Seed Community. For information, call 859.586.0279.

Nov. 7: “The Stranger: The Ultimate Billy Joel Tribute Band” concert at the BMI Indoor Speeding and Concert Venue in Versailles (OH), 7 – 11 pm. Benefits Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley. $50 (includes includes hors d’oeuvres and complimentary soft drinks and bottled water). Cash bar and silent auction; all proceeds benefit programs for children and families. For more info or to purchase tickets go to www.cssmv.org/events (937-498-4593 or 800-521-6419) or contact Illean Ratermann at 497-7999.

Nov. 8, Groundbreaking and Community Celebration for Chatfield College’s new, permanent campus on Central Parkway in Over-the-Rhine/Cincinnati, 10 am – noon. Brief ceremony followed by celebration in the city park next door with music, food, children’s activities, and a student art exhibit. No fee; all are welcome.  For information call 513-875-3344, ext. 124.

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. 9, 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.

Nov. 9, Northern Kentucky University Faculty Brass Quintet at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 3 pm. A Cathedral Concert Series event; no fee (donations accepted).

Nov. 10, Estate Planning for Farm Families Presentation at St. Charles Senior Living Community (Carthagena, OH), 7 pm. Sponsored by the Catholic Rural Life Conference of the St. Marys and Sidney Deaneries. All welcome. For information call Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley at  (937) 224-3026.

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. 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 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, “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. 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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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, 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. 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, 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. 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.

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).

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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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 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).

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.

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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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.

 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.