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The Next 10 Days

The Next 10 Days

This mom brought her kids and their friends to last year's Cross the Bridge for Life family celebration. It returns Sunday with food, music, face painting, and more -- and a walk across the Purple People Bridge in celebration of life.

This mom brought her kids and their friends to last year’s Cross the Bridge for Life family celebration. It returns Sunday with food, music, face painting, and more — and a walk across the Purple People Bridge in celebration of life.

UPDATED 6/1: Encounter Youth Prayer Festival (Saturday) added.

June 2-5, Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of Everyday Retreat for Men and Women at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford OH). Begins Thursday evening with a social at 5:30  and ends with 11 am Sunday Mass and noon lunch. Fr. Richard Bollman, SJ, will lead. Fee: $300 (includes meals and lodging). To register, call (513) 248-3500 ext. 10, or reeve online at

June 3, Mass for the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), noon. Bishop Joe Binzer will celebrate. Sponsored by Sacred Heart Radio and the Men of the Sacred Hearts; reception follows. All welcome.

June 3, Adoration and Light the Night at Old St. Mary’s Church (Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati), 8:30 – 10 pm. The Young Adult Oratory at Old St. Mary’s will sponsor this open evening of Eucharistic Adoration. It begins with the Traditional Latin Mass for the Feast of the Sacred Heart at 7 pm. At 8:30 volunteers will stand at the doors and invite people in to see the church, pray, and light a candle. Priests will be available for Confession. At 10 pm the doors will close and the church’s First Friday overnight Adoration will resume. Make a special trip or drop by when you visit an OTR bar or restaurant.

June 4,  “A Call To Battle” Outdoor Marian Family Conference at the Boone County Fairgrounds (Burlington, KY) 8 am – 4 pm. Sponsored by the Covington Diocese World Apostolate of Fatima Division. Featuring speakers (Fr. Billl Appel, USCM; Fr. Elias Mary Mills, FFI; Fr. Paul Berscheid; deacon Dave Profitt) a Rosary walk, and a Fatima exhibit with live sheep. The day will begin with 8 am Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (Burlington) for the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary; attendees will process to the conference site with the Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima. Bring a picnic lunch. Previously announced hot air balloon rosary has been postponed due to air traffic. Tickets $25 adults, $10 students. Free for seminarians, religious, clergy, and children 8 and younger. Scholarships are available. To register, visit

June 4, Encounter Summerfest at The Underground (Forest Park, OH), 6:30 – 10 pm. Music, Adoration, prayer, speaker (Mother Seraphina), more. For teens from grades 8 – 12. No fee. For information see

June 5, 11th Annual Cross the Bridge for Life, 2 pm. Sponsored by a coalition of Northern Kentucky and Ohio pro-life groups, this family friendly celebration of life includes a peaceful walk from the Newport Festival Grounds across the Puple People Bridge and back. Live music by Easter Rising, face painting, food, more. For information, visit

June 5, Holy Hour for Vocations to the Priesthood at The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West (Mt. Washington/CIncinnati), 5 pm. Pray for vocations in the seminary’s beautiful Chapel of St. Gregory the Great. All welcome. What can YOU do to promote the priesthood? Pray! For information call 513.231.2223 or see

June 9 – 12, Diocese of Covington Women’s Vocation Retreat at St. Anne’s Retreat Center (Melbourne, KY). Women ages 18-28 discerning a vocation to religious life are invited to this free retreat. Activities will include prayer (Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Liturgy of the Hours, Rosary, periods of silence, and Confession), talks from religious sisters about vocation discernment and their communities, recreation, discussions, and meals. Is God calling you to this way of life? For information  859.392.1500 or visit

June 9, 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.

June 11-19, Justice: The 1st and Necessary Step, The Ohio Teen Summer Institute with the Brothers and Sisters of St. John and others at Our Lady of Consolation Retreat House (Carey, OH). Daily Daily Mass, adoration and prayer, theological and philosophical classes, recreation and camp fires, more! Fee: $315. To register, go to For nformation contact Beth Gillen at 567.694.4683 or

June 12, A Taste of Lebanon Mediterranean Food Festival at St. Anthoy of Padua (Walnut Hills/CIncinnati), 12 – 8 pm. Cincinnati’s Maronite parish invites all to a celebration of Lebanese food, music and dance. Vendors, raffles, games. For information see the or the parish Facebook page.

June 13-16, LAUDATE! Annual Music Workshop/Retreat for Teens at Bergamo Retreat Center (Dayton, OH). Four-day, three-night workshop featuring sessions in voice and other instruments used in liturgy. More information to come.

June 13 -July 23, “The Life of Mary in Image and Word” at the University of Dayton (OH) Roesch Library. Various artists and art forms interpret scenes from Mary’s life. Exhibit is located on the building’s seventh floor, tours for groups available. For information on exhibits, hours, directions, and parking, see

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