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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 21, “Contagiously Catholic: Equipped for Missionary Discipleship” Presentation by Sean Ater at Cancun Restaurante (Norwood, OH). A Cincinnati Theology on Tap series event. Drinks at 7; talk at 7:30.

May 21, Revitalizing Sacramental Ministry Gathering at the Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk Center (Dayton, OH), 7 – 9 pm. Already involved in this initiative? Interested in joining it? Please make a reservation online by going to http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/sacramental-ministry-framework-gathering/ or call the Worship Office at 513-421-3131 ext. 6609.

May 21, Talk on End of Life Issues by Fr Earl Fernandes at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church (Liberty Twp., OH), 7 pm. For information call 513.777.4322.

May 22, Haydn’s “Creation” at Music Hall (Cincinnati), 8 pm. A May Festival 2015 event. For information or reservations call (513) 381-3300.

May 23, St. Gertrude 20s Group Evening of Anticipation for and Celebration of Pentecost at St. Gertrude Church (Madeira, OH), 5 pm. All young adults invited. Games, cookout, Adoration and Mass. For information see www.20sgroup.org.

May 24, Memorial Day Mass at Calvary Cemetery (Dayton, OH), 11:30 am.

May 24, May Festival Concert at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption (Covington), 8 pm. Annual concert features the May Festival Youth Chorus and the May Festival Chamber Choir. A May Festival 2015 event. For information or reservations call (513) 381-3300.

May 25, Memorial Day Field Mass at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Cincinnati), 11 am. Bishop Joe Binzer will celebrate.

May 25, Memorial Day Mass for the Dead at St. Stephen Cemetery (Ft. Thomas, KY), 10 am. Bishop Roger Foys will celebrate this outdoor Mass; all welcome.

May 26, Memorial Day Field Mass at St. Joseph New Cemetery (Cemetery), 10 am. Fr. Chris Lock will celebrate.

May 27, Presentation, Mass, and generational healing service at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 6:45 pm. For information call 513.351.9800.

May 29, Berlioz’s Requiem at at Music Hall (Cincinnati), 8 pm. A May Festival 2015 event. For information or reservations call (513) 381-3300.

May 29 – 30 DCCH Center for Children and Families Music Fest, 6 – 11:30 pm each night at the DCCH Center in Ft. Mitchell (KY). Sponsored by WNKU. Food trucks; local beers at the Craft Beer Garden; two music stages featuring live music including Pete Dressman, The Menus, the Queen City Silver Stars, Jamsion Road, Carter New Band, and others. New this year: The Bourbon Barn! Admission $5. For information and band schedules click here.

May 31, Outpouring 2015 at the Cincinnati Gardens (Norwood, OH), 3 – 5 pm. Thousands are expected for this second annual inter-denominational event in a new, larger venue. Archbishop Dennis Schnurr will participate. Benefits Whole Again. No fee.

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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 5, Young Adult Oratory Night Fever at Old St. Mary’s Church (Over-the-Rhine/Cincinnati) Fr. Felton Hall, 7:30 pm. Adoration, Confession, and Outreach to the neighborhood. All young adults welcome. For information contact Fr. Jon-Paul Bevak at jpbevak@oldstmarys.org or (513) 721 – 2988.

June 6 – 14, Greater Ohio Young Adult Summer Institute at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH). Join the Brothers and Sisters of St. John and other Catholic young adults for this innovative 8 day quest for truth through Eagle Eye ministries, which includes Mass, adoration, prayer, theological and spiritual classes, recreation, campfires, genuine friendships and more. For information contact  Regina Ramsey at ramsey.regina@gmail.com or (513) 515-9928.

June 6,  Adoration Celebration – 15th Anniversary of Perpetual Adoration at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 9 am. Celebrate the anniversary with a special Mass and reception. Rosary at 9 am, followed by Mass at 9:30 with a homily on the benefits of Eucharistic Adoration. Celebration and picnic in the Courtyard. If you are not a regular Adorer and would like to become one, you will be able to sign up for a regular slot.

June 7, 10th Annual Cross the Bridge for Life at Newport Festival site beside the Ohio River; 1 pm (walk begins at 2 pm). Peaceful prayer walk across the Purple People Bridge. Matt Swaim, host of the Son Rise Morning Show, will host; speakers include Pastor Eric Petree of CityGate Church; Bishop Roger Foys; Archbishop Dennis Schnurr; Defender of Life award recipient, Brian Patrick, EWTN Nightly News. Music by Trybe; JTM picnic after walk; balloon launch; clowns and face painters; more. No signs permitted. For information click here.

June 7, Keck Family Carnival at St. Joseph Church Hall (West Harrison, IN), 11 am – 7 pm. Sponsored by All Saints Parish and the Keck family; fundraiser for the family of Tony Keck, a young father battling Stage 3 pancreatic cancer. Balloons, face painting, prizes, food, carnival games, silent auction. For information or to donate, contact Sarah Yunger at (859) 801-1293 or sarayunger@hotmail.com.

June 7, Liturgy and Reception for the 10th Anniversary of the death of Sr. Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN, at Mount Notre Dame High School Chapel (Reading, OH), 1: 30 pm.

June 8-11, LAUDATE: Forming Youth for Music Ministry conference at Bergamo Center, Dayton (OH). Four-day, three-night workshop features sessions in voice and other instruments used in liturgy. Teens will learn liturgy fundamentals and hear witnesses from those who work in the field. This program is designed for young people who love song, music, and faith, and want to bring them together in a fun community experience during the summer. For information click here.

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

June 11, Fourth Annual Partners in Hope for the Poor Dinner at Receptions (Erlanger, KY) 7 pm (social hour 6 pm). Sponsored by the Franciscan Daughters of Mary and the Friends of the Rose Garden. Special honoree, the late Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR (accepting on his behalf: Frs. John Paul and Fr. Mauriucz, OFM). No fee; donations will be gratefully accpeted. For information email friendsRGHM@gmail.com.

June 12, Annual Global Rosary Relay for Priests at St. Patrick Shrine (Taylor Mill, KY) 7:30 pm.  Pray the Rosary with St. Patrick Shrine on the Feast of the Sacred Heart and participate in a 24-hour global rosary relay.  For more information contact Coleen Hamilton at (859) 356-5151 ext. 10 or email stpatsemail@fuse.net. For information about the global relay, click here.

June 13, Rededication of Rachel Statue at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 11 am. Bishop Joe Binzer will bless and re-dedicate the cemetery’s copy of “Rachel,” a statue commemorating victims of abortion and their mothers. Donated to the cemetery by a Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Knights of Columbus in 1998, the statue is one of five copies in our area. Fourth Degree Knights and many pro-life leaders will attend; all welcome.

June 21-25, INSPIRE Summer Camp for Rising 5th to 8th Grade Girls. Sponsored by the Challenge and the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi. At Potters Ranch, Union KY.  Horse Back Riding, Hiking, Archery, Rock Climbing, Zip Lines, Games, Skits, Night Activities, Sacraments, formative talks and team dynamics, food. $350 discounted price until April 30th. For information call Ally Wheeler at 914 874 9766 (awheeler@regnumchristi.net).

June 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.

June 22-25, NET Ministries Discipleship Week (D-Week) for Youth at the Spiritual Center of Maria Stein (Maria Stein, OH). A four-day summer retreat led by a faith-filled, energized team of NET team members, along with other outstanding leaders, musicians, and speakers. D-Week will inspire, equip, and challenge youth to live a dynamic, Spirit-filled Catholic life as young apostles. $195. Register online at www.netusa.org/dweek. For information contact Ryan or Catherine Lopez at (513) 381-1179 or Cincinnati@netusa.org.

Jun 26-27 “Cast Out into the Deep” Vocation Retreat for Young Men Grades 6-8 at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH). Meet with men who have various vocations, and the Vocations Director for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Mass, Holy Hour Benediction, more. For information email anne@olhsc.org or call (513) 351-9800, ext. 302.

June 27 – July 2, Rooted in the Vine: A Catholic Social Teaching Retreat for high school youth at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul  (Cincinnati). Sponsored by SVdP, and the Archdiocse of Cincinnati’s Catholic Social Action Office and Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. Fun and eye-opening activities that will challenge youth to see from others’ perspectives and grow in love of God and neighbor. Information to come.

June 28, Elder Alumni “Over 50” Mass and Lunch. Details to come.

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The class of 1954 gathers at XU's fall reunion. Photo courtesy Xavier University; click to enlarge.

The class of 1954 gathers at XU’s fall reunion. Photo courtesy Xavier University; click to enlarge.

JULY

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July 4, Sisters of Notre Dame 93rd Annual 4th of July Festival at the SDN Provincial Center (Covington), 2-7 pm. Raffles, food (including chicken dinners), children’s and adult games, live music by American Standards, petting zoo, pony rides, silent auction, Market, more. All proceeds benefit SDN mission in Uganda and Covington, and the retirement needs of the Sisters. For information call Margie Schnelle at 859-392-8229 or Jodee McElfresh at 859-392-8228.

July 9, 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.

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 17, 18,  IHM Homeschool Convention at St. Peter Church (Huber Heights, OH). Vendors, workshops, speakers. More information to come.

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.

July 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 31 – Aug. 2nd, annual Dayton Right to Life Ride for Life. More information to come.

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Fr. Amberg and a participant at the first Man of God men's retreat.

Fr. Amberg and a participant at the first Man of God men’s retreat.

AUGUST

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

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

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

Aug. 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.

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

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

Cheering section at Covington Latin School.

Cheering section at Covington Latin School.

SEPTEMBER

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Sept. 5, Pilgrimage of Faith North Trail Hike. Choice of 10 or 20 mile route. Individuals and groups welcome. Download the trail flier and map here. Hike at your own pace.

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

Sept. 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

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

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

OCTOBER

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

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

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

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

Oct. 18, Coffee and Conversation with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, St. Ct. Clare Chapel (Springfield Twp.). Join the sisters for Mass at their historic chapel, and stay to hear about their history and ministries For information see www.sfp-vocations.org or email rtrusler@sfp-vocations.org.

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

Nov. 15, Coffee and Conversation with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, St. Ct. Clare Chapel (Springfield Twp.). Join the sisters for Mass at their historic chapel, and stay to hear about their history and ministries For information see www.sfp-vocations.org or email rtrusler@sfp-vocations.org.

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

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

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

DECEMBER

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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.

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