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The Next 10 Days

The Next 10 Days

A celebration of all things Italian (okay, so the deep fried Oreos are not strictly Italian...), Cincitalia returns this weekend.

A celebration of all things Italian (okay, so the deep fried Oreos are not strictly Italian…), Cincitalia returns this weekend.

You can’t say there’s nothing to do! Some upcoming Catholic events:

Through May 31, “The Fairest of All: Rediscovering Mary.” Paintings by Jan Oliver-Schultz at the University of Dayton (OH) Roesch Library. Exhibit is located on the building’s seventh floor, tours for groups available. For information on exhibits, hours, directions, and parking, see

May 11, Renewal Retreat for Youth Ministers at The Athenaeum of Ohio (Mt. Washington/Cincinnati) 11 am – 2:30 pm. All who work in youth ministry are invited to this half-day retreat featuring lectio, Mass, lunch/fellowship, and Adoration. Fr. John Bullock, LC, will lead. No fee. Reservations due by May 4 to Kristen (

May 11, Sacred Heart Radio 15th Anniversary Banquet at the Sharonville Convention Center (Sharonville, OH). Keynote speaker: Raymond, Cardinal Burke. Seating limited to 500. For reservations call (513) 731-7740, or reserve online at

May 12, “Creation Narratives” Talk by Fr. Jim Riehle at Oregon Express (Dayton, OH), 7 pm. A Dayton Theology on Tap event. Social time before and after 7:30 pm talk. Theology on Tap is a speaker series held at a pub or other casual setting for adults in their 20s and 30s. For information see the Dayton Theology on a Tap Facebook page.

May 12, CHOSEN: Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 8 pm. Music and prayer for those discerning a vocation or praying for vocations. Sponsored by the Archdiocesan Vocation Office and Children of Mary.

May 12, “Slavery by Another Name” Showing at Our Lady of Grace Church (Dayton, OH), 6 pm. Documentary followed by dinner and discussion; sponsored by the Weavers of Justice Anti-Racism and Discrimination Task Force.

May 13 -15, 7th Annual Cincitalia Festival at Harvest Home Park (Cheviot, OH). St. Catherine of Siena and other parishes with Italian histories host this festival featuring Italian food, wine, and music. Adult-only Friday night features the Rusty Griswolds in concert and a wine tasting. Other events include cooking demonstrations by Mike LaRosa, Megan Mongillo and Giovanna Delli-Carpini Trimpe and our own “Rita’s Recipe” Rita Heikenfeld; live music; folk dances performed by St. Catherine students; children’s games and rides: raffles; a recreation of an Italian plaza for diners and music lovers; 13 food booths; and more. Children’s Marian procession Sunday at 2 pm. For information see

May 13, “Empowering Mercy” Beacon of Hope Breakfast for Business Owners at Union Terminal (Cincinnati), 7:30-9 am. Area CEOs and business owners are invited to hear how Cincinnati companies are finding great success by hiring “Second Chance Citizens” – former prisoners who have paid the price for their mistakes and are eager to turn their lives around and prove themselves. Program will include personal testimony, business strategy, and inspiration. Give someone a second chance without taking a chance on your business. Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinati, Xavier Univeristy, Lawn Life, and Nehemiah Manufacturing. Part of “Outpouring,” an ecumenical weekend celebration. For information see

May 13, Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima and May Crowning at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption (Covington), 7 pm. Celebrate the 99th Anniversary of Our Lady’s feast and the 99th anniversary of her first appearance to the children at Fatima. All welcome.

May 14, Go Cincinnati Day of Service. Churches from throughout the area will participate in this annual one-day event bringing thousands of volunteers to work on hundreds of service projects. Part of “Outpouring,” an ecumenical weekend celebration Pentecost. The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is a church partner. For information go to or call the Catholic Social Action Office at 513.421.3131×2660.

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

May 14, Pentecost Vigil and All-Night Prayer Service at St. Nicholas Church (Sunman, IN), 8:30 pm. Concludes with Mass at 7 am Sunday. For information call (812) 623-2964.

May 15, 11th Anniversary Rosary Rally at Elder High School, 1:30 pm. Outdoor living rosary in “The Pit” (Elder’s sunken stadium – rain site, the school’s gym). Begins with procession and Benediction; followed by worship sons and prayers, 60-ft. helium-filled balloon rosary, more. Local priests will lead prayer. Nearly 2000 people attend each year.  For information call Guy Langenbrunner at (513) 763-0613 or Roger Glandorf at (513) 251-7729.  

May 15, Pentecost Reflection on Saint Pope John XXIII’s Inspiration for Vatican Council II and His Prayer for a ‘New Pentecost’ at Roncalli Chapel, Bergamo Center (Dayton, OH), 3-4 pm. A Year of Mercy Event. No fee (free will offering accepted).to register call  426-2363.

May 15, Jericho Walk at Kettering (OH) Abortion Business, 2 pm. Sponsored by 40 Days for LIfe-Dayton. Join in the sixth of seven processions around the late-term abortion business and pray for the walls to come down. For information click here.

May 17, Week Six of the Solemn Novena of St. Anthony at the National Shrine of St. Anthony (Mt. Airy/Cincinnati, 2:30 (Novena prayers) and 7 (Mass and Novena prayers) pm. For information see

May 18, Mass and Healing Service at St. Nicholas Church (Sunman, IN) 6:30 pm. Fr. Richard McAlear will lead. For information, call 812.623.2964.

May 20, “Mozart Mass” Concert at Music Hall. All-Mozart evening featuring Ave Verum corpus (K. 618 and Exsultate jubilate (K. 165), ending with the Mass in C Minor (K 427) “The Great.” A 2016 May Festival event; for ticket prices and information go to

May 20-22, Congregation of the Holy Cross College Graduate Discernment Retreat at Moreau Seminary at the University of Notre Dame. For information contact the Office of Vocations at  574-631-6385 or

May 21, Priestly Ordinations at Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, 11 am. Archbishop Dennis Schnurr will ordain seven men to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

May 21, Our Lady of Lavang Vietnamese Community May Day Celebration at 314 Township Ave. (Cincinnati), 5 pm. Procession Mass, food, fellowship.

May 21, Divine Comedy Contemplative Retreat I at the Mary, Mother of Mercy Chapel, Bergamo Center (Dayton, OH), 9 am – 3 pm. A general introduction to the poetic masterpiece of Dante Alighieri as a journey of spiritual transformation in the context of the current Jubilee of Mercy, during which Pope Francis has invited the faithful to prayerfully read the Divine Comedy. Fee: $25 commute (includes meal). Click link for Online Registration.

May 22, Jericho Walk at Kettering (OH) Abortion Business, 2 pm. Sponsored by 40 Days for LIfe-Dayton. Join in the seventh and last of seven weekly processions around the late-term abortion business and pray for the walls to come down. Procession will walk around the business seven times. Bring horns, harmonicas, drums, tamborines, and other instruments for the end of the event.  For information click here.

May 22, “Everyday Prayer for Busy People” Talk by Jeanne Hunt at St. Xavier Church (Cincinnati), 6:30 pm. Part of the St. Xavier parish speaker series. Mass at 5 pm, followed by potluck supper — come for all or just the talk. RSVP to

May 22, May Festival “Basilica Concert” at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption (Covington), 8 pm. Commissioned works by Julia Adolphe and Alvin Singleton. General admission: $40. A 2016 May Festival event; for information go to

Looking for more Catholic events? To see our continually updated long-term calendar, see our Calendar of Events page.

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