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Posted on Sep 14, 2016 |

The Next 10 Days

The Next 10 Days

Poplar speaker and EWTN host Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ, will lead a pre-Lenten conference March 1st at St. Bernard Church in Taylor Creek, OH.

Poplar speaker and EWTN host Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ, will lead a half day conference on Mercy in Ft. Thomas (KY) Saturday.

Some Catholic events this week:


Sept. 14, An Evening of Prayer and Education for Diocese of Covington Parish Pro-Life Coordinators at 6:30 in Bishop Howard Memorial Auditorium, 6:30 pm.Dinner, presentation on the 2016-2017 Respect Life theme, “Moved by Mercy.”

Sept. 15, Water Into Wine” 7th Annual Ruah Woods Banquet at St. Xavier University( Cincinnati), 6 pm. Keynote speaker: author George Weigel. The new Theology of the Body K-12 curriculum will be introduced. For information and ticket prices call  513-407-8672.

Sept. 16-17, Healing the Broken-Hearted Retreat for the Divorced and Separated at Our Lady of Guadalupe Retreat Center (Peebles, OH). Sponsored by Presentation Ministries. Meals included. No fee – pay what you can. For information call (937) 587-5464 or (513) 373-2397, or email

Sept. 16-18, St. Peter Oktoberfest (Huber Heights, OH). Live music, German food, craft vendors for early Christmas shopping, rafles, games of chance, Polka Mass Saturday at 3 pm. Sponsored by St. Peter, Our Lady of the Rosary, Holy Cross and St. Adalbert Churches.

Sept. 17, Comfort and Challenge: Widows and Widowers Conference at  Our Lady of Guadalupe Retreat Center (Peebles, OH), 9 am – 5 pm. Sponsored by Presentation Ministries. Fee: Free-will offering. For information call (937) 587-5464 or (513) 373-2397 or e-mail

Sept. 17, Carenet Pegnancy Centers of Northern Kentucky 5K Run/Walk for Life at Pioneer Park (9 am). For information or registration go to

Sept. 17, “Mirroring Mercy in Today’s World” Conference with Fr. Mitch Pacwa at St. Catherine of Siena Church (Ft. Thomas, KY), 9:30 am – 2:30 pm.  One of the foremost experts on MERCY regarding scripture, tradition and the Church teaching, Fr. Mitch is a world-renowned  Scripture scholar who is fluent in 12 languages and known to many for his many appearances on EWTN and EWTN Radio. Tickets: $15; seating is limited. For information or reservations go to PACWA.YAPSODY.COM.

Sept. 17, 41st Annual Northern Area Religious Education Congress at the Upper Valley Career Center (Piqua, OH), 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. Topics will center on the upcoming theme for Catechetical Sunday – Prayer: The Faith Prayed. Keynote speaker: Dr. Timone Davis, Loyola University in Chicago.

Sept. 18, NewCath Alumni Softball Tournament at Newport Central Catholic High School, 2 pm.  All former NewCath players, families, and friends invited; former players will be divided into two teams for the game. Grillout follows. Concession stand will be open. For information or to register, contact Hannah Thiem, at

Sept. 18, Northern Kentucky Right to Life 43rd Annual Celebration for Life at The Gardens of Park HIlls (Park Hills, KY), 1:15. Keynote speaker: Thomas Brejcha, the Thomas More Society. Attorney Tom Brejcha and the TMS defended pro-life pioneer Joe Scheidler in a lawsuit that lasted two decades, and now defends Center for Medical Progress foudner and citizen journalist David Deleiden. Doors open 1:15, pro-life film at 1:30, refreshments and exhibits 2:00, speaker 2:30. Tickets $10. For information call (859) 431-6380.

Sept. 17, Carenet Pregnancy Centers of Northenern Kentucky 5K Run/Walk for Life at Pioneer Park (9 am). For information or registration go to

Sept. 20, Dismas Journey Interactive Presentation at Our Lady of Lourdes Church (Westwood/Cincinnati), 7 pm. Dominic Duren will present; the Society of St. Vincent dePaul will sponsor this event about helping prisoners re-enter society after their sentences. For information, call 513.347.2644

Sept. 22, St. Elizabeth’s New Life Center’s 2016 Fall Partnership Banquet at A Learning Place (Piqua, OH), 5:30 pm.. Keynote speaker: Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America. Featured ministiry: Women’s Center-in Sydney that services Auglaize, Mercer, and Shelby Counties. No fee for banquet (a supporting gift will be requested); see or call 937.226.7414 to register or for infomration. Kristen will also be in Piqua for a luncheon at 11 am; call or see website for details.

Sept. 23-24, “The Ignatian Way with Mary” Women’s Overnight Retreat at the Jesuit Spiritual Center of Milford (Milford, OH). Explore your relationship with Mary and the connection between St. Ignatius and our Blessed Mother. Artist Holly Schapker will share her journey as an artist and her inspiration from Mary and the Ignatian Way following her 2007 pilgrimage to Spain and Rome and integrating the Spiritual Exercises into her daily life. Fee: $150  before Sept. 1st) $175 after. To register, call (513) 248-3500 ext. 10, or e-mail

Sept. 23-25, Project Rachel Retreat (Cincinnati area). The Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Family and Respect Life Office will offer this post-abortion healing retreat for mothers, fathers, and anyone who has lost a child through abortion. Help yourself by accepting God’s love and forgiveness. No fee; goodwill offering accepted. For location and details, call the confidential helpline at (513) 784-0531.

Sept. 23-25, Sisters of the Precious Blood Come and See Discernment Weekend (Dayton, OH). A weekend of prayer, reflection, conversation and fun. Register online at or call Sr. Patty Kremer at 937-609-0653.

Sept. 23-25, “Beginning Experience” Retreat for Widowed or Divorced People at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH). Healing weekend led by a peer ministry; ecumenical program founded by a Catholic nun and rooted in the Christian faith. $175 ( lodging, meals and retreat materials included). For information see, email, or call 513.684.1196.

Sept. 24, Catholic Men’s Conference at Immaculate Heart of Mary (Burlington, KY), 8 am – 5 pm. Speakers include Dr. Andrew Sodergren of Ruah Woosds, Fr. Nick Rotterman, IHM; Fr. Michael Hennigan, St. Pius X Church; Fr. Michael Norton, St. Francis Xaiver Church (Falmouth). Tickets $20 (breakfast and lunch included) For information contact Amy Ritchie at 859 -589-5010, ext. 257.

Sept. 24, Encounter Cincinnati Fall Kickoff at The Underground (Fairfield, OH). Archbishop Schnurr will join this prayer festival for youth grades 8-12. Music, dynamic talks, Adoration, fellowship. For more information see

Sept. 24, Family Prayer Workshop at St. Agnes Murphy Hall, 9 am – noon. Led by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia from Nashville, TN. designed for school families to inspire parents to pray with their children. Tickets $15 (includes lunch). For information call  Theresa Grey at (859) 344-1427 or

Sept. 24, A Day of Recollection with the Legion of Mary at Our Lady of Victory Church (Delhii/Cincinnati), 8:30 am. Fr James Reutter will speak on the Works of Mercy through the lens of Marian Devotion. For information call 513.385.9073.

Sept. 24, Annual LifeTech Conference at the University of Dayton. Pro-life conference concentrating on biotechnology, medicine, and related issues. More information to come.

Sept. 24, Encounter Youth Prayer Festival 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

Sept. 25-29, Sisters of Charity Federation Online Discernment Retreat. Meet with the Sisters one-on-one via Skype or phone right where you are, on your own time! Reflection with a sister guide on discerning religious life. For single Catholic women ages 18-40. Sponsored by the Daughters of Charity and Sisters of Charity. No cost. Contact Sr. Virginia Ann Brooks at , or call 812-963-7559.

Sept. 25th, 12th Annual Blue Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains (Cincinnati), 11 am. Fr. Steve Angi, Police Chaplain, will celebrate this Mass for police officers, firefighters,  other first responders, and their families. All faiths welcome. Includes display and blessing of vehicles at 10:45. For more information see

Sept. 25, 10th Annual Sophie’s Angel Run 5K Run/Walk at St. Jude the Apostle Church (Bridgetown, OH), 1 pm. Held in conjunction with St. Jude’s Oktoberfest. Since being founded, the race in memory of 18-month old Sophie Meinhardt has raised tens of thousands  for pediatric brain tumor research and scholarships. For information see the race Facebook page.

For more Catholic events, see our Events page.

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