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Posted on Jul 13, 2016 |

The Next 10 Days

The Next 10 Days

Mother of God Church (Covingt5on) celebrates its 175th anniversary  Saturday with e festival that includes tours of the historic German church, including torus for deaf and Spanish-speaking visitors.

Mother of God Church (Covingt5on) celebrates its 175th anniversary Saturday with e festival that includes tours of the historic German church, including torus for deaf and Spanish-speaking visitors.

Through 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

July 13, Meet the Missionaries at the Anderson Center (Anderson Twp., OH), 7 pm. Meet missionaries to Africa and hear their stories. Light refreshments.

July 14-17, Quo Vadis Discernment Retreat for young men 18-28 at St. Anne Retreat Center (Melbourne, KY).  For information go to

July 14, 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.

July 15-17, “Laudato Si” Retreat at Our Lady of Guadalupe Discipleship Center (Peebles, OH). Sponsored by Presentation Ministires. Dr. Richard Gosser will present this retreat based on Pope Francis’s encyclical about the indivisible unity of the physical and social aspects of the environment. No fee; free will offering accepted. To register see (click on “retreats”) or call  (937) 587-5464 or (513) 373-2397.

July 15-17, Glenmary Mission Trip starting at Glenmary’s headquarters in Fairfield (OH). Visit with Glenmary priests and brothers, share in community prayer and reflection, meet other men 18-46 who are discerning their call. Contact Glenmary at 513.881.7411 or

July 15-17, SchÜtzenfest at Kolping Center. Started in 1866, the shooting contest and festival for the Cincinnati chapter of the international Kolping Society for Catholic families will feature German foods and beers, dancing, music, and on Sunday afternoon, the shooting contest to determine the annual Schutzenfest King. Christian Moerlein has created a special beer for the 150th anniversary. For information see the festival Facebook page.

July 16, First Mass for Our Lady of Lourdes Church (Park Hills, KY), 8 am. The first Latin Mass parish in the Diocese of Covington will open with morning Mass. All welcome.

July 16, Vivian’s Victory 5K and One-Mile Family Victory Lap at Blue Ash Summit Park (Blue Ash, OH). Benefits families who have received a poor prenatal diagnosis. Race time: 9 am. Registration: $30 5K (includes t-shirt; $40 after July 1); $10 Victory Lap ($15 race day). Cookout, raffles, clown entertainer. MC: Anna Mitchell from the Son Rise Morning Show. For information call (513) 532-9630 or see

July 16, 5th Annual COA “By the River” Run/Walk in Covington. Sponsored by the Covington Outreach Assn., a consortium of area churches including St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church. Benefits food pantry, emergency assistance, and other Covington outreach programs. Race time: 8 am. Begins at ends at Stillwater Community Church. For information click here.

July 16, Summerfest at Mother of God Church (Covington), 1 – 4 pm. Celebrating the parish’s 175th anniversary. Free guided tours, included a 2 pm tour for deaf visitors and 3:30 pm Spanish tour. Sale of “treasures from the pastor’s attic,” refreshments, children’s activities, more. For information call (859) 291-2288.

July 17 – 20, “Deacons: Building Bridges to the Kingdom of God,” the NDICE 2016 Conference at Xavier University (Cincinnati). Permanent Deacons from around the country will converge for their annual conference. Register online at

July 17, Coffee and Conversation with the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, St. Ct. Clare Chapel (Springfield Twp.), 10 am. Join the sisters for Mass at their historic chapel, and stay to hear about their history and ministries. Special this month: paintings by the sisters will be available to purchase for a nominal donation. For information see or email

July 18-20, “The Sacraments: The Living Water of Grace” Discipleship Retreat on at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Discipleship Center (Peebles, OH). For information see

July 20-24, Abide: Forming Missionary Disciples Teen Retreat at Mount St. Joseph University (Delhi/Cincinnati). Targeting teens who have heard the Gospel and responded, Abide is designed to meet the need for initiatory catechesis in our youth as put forward by St. John Paul II in Catechesi Tradendae, “the definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ.” Abide also roots and equips them for the great commission imparted by Christ to every Christian, to “go therefore, and make disciples. For information see

July 22-27, 30th Annual Presentation Ministries Annual Bible Institute at Xavier University. Theme:”Let Us Be Instructed in God’s Word.” Single- and multiple-day presentations; talks and liturgies; local and national presenters. Pay as you can; meals and accommodations available. Founded by the late Fr. Al Lauer and a summer staple for many around the region. For a complete schedule click here.

July 22, 23, Annual IHM Homeschool Conference at St Peter Church (Huber Heights, OH). Vendors, speakers, workshops, more. For all interested in homeschooling; you do not need to be a homeschooler to attend No fee.. For a schedule click here.

July 22 – 27, Contemplative Retreat at the Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford (Milford, OH). For many years, Hans Koenen, SJ, and Truus Sijm, OP, led a contemplative retreat at the Center; a new team follows in their footsteps using their format. Leaders: Wanda Wetli, CSJ; Walter Brueggemann; Al Bischoff, SJ, and Dan Roche. Sr. Wanda will teach Tai Chi Chih. Walter will share insights from his book Sabbath as Resistance. Fr. Al will preside at liturgies. And Dan will coordinate the meditation periods along with instructions on the practice. $375 (includes 5-night stay and meals). For information call 513.248.3500 or email  

July 23, Hustle for Hope 5K Run/Walk at Chatfield College (St. Martin, OH), 9 am. $18 adults, $10 under 18 ($3 off with donation of a school supply). Benefits: Hope Emergency school supply drive. Course through Chatfield’s historic campus; fast and flat! Register online here.

July 23, 4th Annual Run for Bux 5K at Riverside Park in Milford (OH). Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in honor of residet Charles Buxton and the St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Andrew Church. Race time: 8:30 am. Race fee: $20. For information see

July 23, T.K. Hausfeld Ride for Life and Festival at Austin Landing (Dayton, OH). Four-, 11-, 21- and 31-mile bicycle rides sponsored by Dayton Right to Life.Annual event. Races begin at 8, 8:30, 9, and 9:30 am; festival begins at 10 am. Food, music, rides, silent auction, more. For information

July 24-27, Come and See Weekend with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Women between the ages of 18 and 50: Are you discerning a call to religious life? You are invited to be part of a gathering in Cincinnati Ohio to experience the Charism of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.  Meet many of the Sisters, visit local communities and ministries, learn about their worldwide mission and come to know our founder, St. Julie Billiart. Contact Sr. Kristin Matthes at or 240-863-1916.

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