The Next Ten Days
Sep. 28 – Nov. 6: Fall 40 Days for Life Campaign
Sept. 29,”Who Knows What Evil Lurks Below the Surface: Exploring Alien Worlds With Robots” Talk at the University of Dayton Kennedy Union (Dayton, OH), 6:30 pm. Bobak Ferdowski, known as “the Mohawk Guy” because millions saw his his hairstyle during the Mars Curiosity Rover landing live feed from NASA, will speak at a free. UD researchers have helped to test a propulsion system that could power a mission to Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons. No fee.
Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH). A gift for any married couple, a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend will enhance communications, renew commitment and rekindle romance. Don’t wait to invest in your marriage! For more information, contact Tom & Ginny Segbers at email@example.com.
Oct. 1, Catholic Charities Centennial Celebration and Awards Dinner at Xavier University, 6 pm. More information to come; reserve tickets online at ccswoh.org/centennial.
Oct. 1, 40 Days for Life – Sharonville Kickoff at Martin Haskell’s “Women’s Med Center” abortion business, 9 am. While the business no longer has a license for surgical abortions, it remains open for “chemical” abortions (abortion pills) and referrals to his Dayton surgical abortion business. The fall campaign will begin with a rosary vigil. All welcome.
Oct. 2, Tour of Historic St. Clare Chapel (Springfield Twp., OH), 11 am. Come for 10 am Mass or stop by at 11 — see this gem of a chapel on the border of Springfield Twp. and Wyoming, in the convent of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. Archivist Jennifer Gerth will tell you about its stained glass, relic cases, relic of an early martyr, and more. Part of an “Archive Crawl” sponsored by the Miami Valley Archives Roundtable, open to all.
Oct. 2, “Ignited” at St. Xavier High School (Cincinnati), 2 pm. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Heart to Heart Ministries. Program includes talks by Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ, and Matthew Kelley, and music by Kevin Kern; copies of Beautiful Mercy, by Kellye and others, and an inspirational CD by Fr. Sparough; a reception with appetizers from local gourmet chef Suzi DeYoung. Tickets $35. For information see www.heartoheart.org; for tickets click here.
Oct. 2, Dayton City-Wide Healing Service at St. Peter Church (Huber Heights, OH), 6:30 pm. Sponsored by Encounter Dayton and St. Peter Parish; the event is open to all and will feature Fr. Mathias Thelan, spiritual director for Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. A popular conference speaker, Fr. Thelan is known for healing services where the power of the Holy Spirit manifests. No fee. For information see the event’s Facebook page.
Oct. 2, Family Rosary Walk and Dinner at Transfiguration Center (Ludlow Falls, OH), 4-7 pm. Invite the whole family and come away to a “beautiful place” for a unique rosary experience beginning at at the statue of Mary (goldfish pond), followed by a procession through the gardens and woods of the beautiful Lange Estate. Artistic banners help reflect on the mysteries. A pot-luck dinner follows at the shelter house. Center provides meats, drinks; bring an entrée for 6. Rain location: inside the Center. For information call 937-698-7180; for reservations use the online reservation request form.
Oct. 3, “Gender Injustice: Context, Culture, and Communication” Lecture at Moeller High School Auditorium (Montgomery, OH)l, 7 pm. Notre Dame Professor of Anthropology Dr. James McKenna will present the 2016 Hesburgh Lecture. Developed specifically for Moeller’s 2016-2017 academic theme of gender equality. No fee; all welcome. Reception at 6:30; talk begins at 7.
Oct. 4, “Embodying the Sacred in Birth” Day of Reflection for Women at the Jesuit Spiritual Center of Milford (Milford, OH), 1-4 pm. Connect with your body in a spiritual way as you prepare to give birth or reflect on your past experience of giving birth. Not a mother? Reflect on birth as metaphor for creative or other endeavors. Doula and writer Peg Conway will lead. Fee: $50 (includes refreshments. To register, call (513) 248-3500 ext. 10, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 5, “Mary Undoer of Knots: A Living Novena” at St. Andrew Church (Milford, OH), 7 pm. Author Marge Fenelon will take you on a spiritual pilgrimage through the Holy Land with guided meditations and a prayer guide to Our Lady to help us untangle the knots in our lives with victory, peace, blessings and reconciliation. Marge reflects on nine sacred sites associated with Pope Francis’ 2014 pilgrimage to the Holy Land. No fee.
Oct. 5, Mass and Healing Service at St. Ignatius Church (Monfort Heights, OH), 7:30 pm. Healing includes the physical, spiritual, emotional, psychological and relational aspects of our lives. Sponsored by Lighthouse Renewal Center. For more information call 513-471-LITE (5483) or see LRC1.org.
Oct. 6, ND On the Road Admissions Information Night at Ursuline High School (Blue Ash, OH), 7 pm. All area high school students are welcome to this information session with staff from Notre Dame. Information about life and faith at the school, academics, admissions, and financial aid. Alumni and parents of current students will also share their experiences. Students should register in advance with the Notre Dame admissions office. For more information contact the ND Club of Greater Cincinnati at email@example.com or 513-703-5107.
Oct. 6, 40 Days for Life National Bus Tour Stop at the 40 Days for Life-Sharonville Vigil Site, 5 pm. The bus tour by national staff for 40 Days for Life will stop at the Sharonville “Women’s Med Center” abortion business for half an hour before heading to Cincinnati for the state rally. While Martin Haskell’s Sharonville business no longer has a license for surgical abortions, it remains open for “chemical” abortions (abortion pills) and referrals to the Dayton surgical business. The national staff will join Sharonville organizers and volunteers in prayer; all welcome.
Oct. 6, 40 Days for Life Ohio Rally at the Planned Parenthood abortion center (Mt. Auburn, Cincinnati) 7 pm. Representatives from the national 40 Days for Life office will stop in Cincinnati on their tour of all 50 states for visits and rallies — Cincinnati is a major stop for this tour. The one-hour program will include speakers from 40 Days for Life, the March for Life, the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, Heartbeat International, the Susan B. Anthony List, and Students for Life of America. All welcome.
Oct. 7, “An Encounter with the Relics of the Passion” Presentation at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 7 pm. Presented by OLHSC and the Apostolate of the Holy Relics, a contemplative program designed to help you accompany Jesus through His suffering during the Passion, ending in an opportunity for personal veneration of eight rare relics including a relic of the True Cross, a piece of stone from the room where the Last Supper was held, more. For information call (513) 351-9800, ext. 302 or see OLHSC.org
Oct. 8, Annual Fatima Rosary Crusade on Fountain Square (Cincinnati), noon. One of 15,000 America Needs Fatima Rosary Crusades around the country. Marian images will play on the giant screen above the square; Fourth-Degree Knights of Columbus will formally process with a replica of the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, music provided by Ric Aielli and Ms. Anna Little with the Latin Mass Community Schola and guest singer Mrs. Cecile Smith. Fr. Sean Kopczynski, MSJB, will be the featured speaker. Fr. André-Joseph LaCasse, OP (St. Gertrude) and Deacon Amado Lim (All Saints) will lead the Rosary and the Litany to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Sponsored by the American TFP. Theme: “The 99th Hour,” in honor of the 99th anniversary of the apparitions in Fatima. For information,call 513.793.5872 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 8, Holy Name Society Eucharistic Procession through Downtown Cincinnati, 9 – 11 am. Second annual men’s Eucharistic procession; all Catholic men invited. The annual Hioly Name Procession once brought thousands of men to the streets of Cincinnati; be part of this revived tradition that drew 200 men last year. Begins at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral and procession to Old St. Mary’s Church (Over-the-Rhine) with stops at temporary altars for prayer and veneration. Sponsored by the St. Antoninus Holy Name Society; priests from the Oratory-in-Formation of St. Philip Neri in Cincinnati will lead. For information call David Willig at (513) 305-6719.
Oct. 9, Annual Family Rosary Rally at the University of Dayton Arena (Dayton, OH), 2:30. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. All ages welcome at this annual event featuring a musical prelude, live Rosary, and Benediction (3-4 pm). Will be broadcast over Radio Maria (1600 AM WULM Springfield/Dayton, 88.7 FM WHJM Anna/West Central Ohio). Fr. Chris Worland will lead. For more information see familyrosaryrally.com.
Oct. 9, Fall Italian Dinner at Sacred Heart Church (Camp Washington/Cincinnati), noon. Many Cincinnatians line up early in the morning to purchase take-out ravioli and meatballs prepared from Northern Italian recipes more than 100 years old. Sit-down dinners $12 adults, $6 children; beginning at noon and ending when the food runs out.
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