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The Next Ten Days

The Next Ten Days

Lutanist Christopher Wilke will play

Lutanist Christopher Wilke will present a concert of masterworks from the Baroque and Classical eras to the present, including some of his own compositions, at Old St. Mary’s Church in Over-the-Rhine next Saturday as part of the Cincinnati Early Music Festival.

Concerts spanning centuries of music, special Masses, the beginning of 40 Days for Life, lectures, Ash Wednesday, and more: Some upcoming Catholic events:

Feb. 3, Healing Service with Mass at the Fr. Hilvert Center of St. Ignatius Church (Cheviot, OH), 7:30 pm. Sponsored by teh Lighthouse Renewal Center. Personal prayer for healing will be available during the Healing Service. Healing includes the physical, spiritual, emotional, psychological and relational aspects of our lives; it is not limited to a physical cure. For more information see www.LRC1.org.

Feb. 3, Catholic Schools Week Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Church (Kettering, OH), 10 am. Bishop Joe Binzer will celebrate; procession of schools begins at 9:40 am. All welcome.

Feb. 4, Screening of Risen at Showcase Cinema Deluxe Springdale (OH), 7 pm. Free screening of the film starring Joseph Fiennes as Romen soldier present at the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus; by the makers of War Room. Sponsored by Sacred Heart Radio. Registration required; click here to register online or call (513) 731-7740 — only 190 tickets available.

Feb. 5-7, Women’s Silent Retreat at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH). Based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius; offered by the Legionaries of Christ/Regnum Christi. Guided meditations, private reflections, Mass, opportunities for confession and spiritual direction more. For information or to register see www.rceventscinci.weebly.com.

Feb. 5th, Fat Friday Pre-Lenten Dinner at St. William Church (Price Hill/Cincinnati), 5-8 pm. Get a jump start on Fat Tuesday with the 3rd annual Fat Friday dinner in the undercroft: chicken wings (plain or with choice of sauces), chicken tenders (fried and grilled), pepperoni and cheese pizza, fried cheese sticks, fried pickles, more. Live entertainment.

Feb. 6, First Saturday Mass and Talk at Our Lady of the Holy spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 9:30 am (rosary at 9 am). Sponsored by Men and Women of Christ through Mary. Speaker: Fr. Shannon Collins, “The Rosary during Dark Times.”

Feb. 6, 40 Days for LIfe Vigil Cincinnati Kickoff at the Mt. Auburn Planned Parenthood, 10 am. Speakers: Fr. Cyril Whitaker, SJ, of Xavier University and Mr. Henry Flowers IV, director of Life Issues Institute’s Protecting Black Life initiative.

Feb. 6, Harp Concert at the Cincinnati Sisters of Charity Motherhouse Chapel (Delhi, OH), 2 pm. The Cincinnati Harpers’ Robin, a group of several lever harps, will perform music arranged for multiple harps and voices ranging from late 12th century Europe to 17th century Britain and Ireland, as well as a Sephardic tune, all arranged for harp ensemble by the group’s members. Sources range from the oral tradition of ancient Ireland to 17th century Scottish lute manuscripts, anonymous trouvère songs from 13th century France, and other early music from Britain and Northern Europe. A Cincinnati Early Music Festival event. No fee.

Feb. 6, FaithFest featuring Tenth Avenue North at the University of Dayton RecPlex, 5:30 pm. Local bands will join Tenth Avenue North at this second annual interfaith (Christian) music festival, which sold out last year. Tickets on sale now. discounts available for groups of 15 or more. More information to come, for tickets or with questions, call Fr. Brandon Paluch, SM, at 937-229-2516 or email him at bpaluch1@udayton.edu.

Feb. 6, Harp Concert at the Cincinnati Sisters of Charity Motherhouse Chapel (Delhi, OH), 2 pm. The Cincinnati Harpers’ Robin, a group of several lever harps, will perform music arranged for multiple harps and voices ranging from late 12th century Europe to 17th century Britain and Ireland, as well as a Sephardic tune, all arranged for harp ensemble by the group’s members. Sources range from the oral tradition of ancient Ireland to 17th century Scottish lute manuscripts, anonymous trouvère songs from 13th century France, and other early music from Britain and Northern Europe. A Cincinnati Early Music Festival event. No fee.

Feb. 7, 40 Days for Life Vigil Dayton Kickoff at the abortion business in Kettering, 2-3 pm. Prayer, praise, and a special presentation by Jennifer Ellis, Manager of the Kettering Women’s Center.

Feb. 7, “Il Poverello: Exploring the Life and Deeds of St. Francis of Assisi,” The Rose Ensemble in Concert at St Peter in Chains Cathedral (Cincinnati), 3 pm. Based in Minnesota, the award-winning ensemble will feature centuries of hymns, dances, and motets, as well as early Italian-language spiritual songs and light-hearted readings written about and by Francis himself, in a joyful concert. A Cincinnati Early Music Festival event. Tickets $40. For tickets click here.

Feb. 7, Sacred Repertoire of the Colonial Period in New Spain Concert at St. Francis de Sales Church (Walnut Hills/Cincinnati), 4 pm. Chris Albanese is a DMA candidate in Choral Conducting at CCM; his recital will feature a performance of the “Missa Ego Flos Campi” (for double choir) and several sacred villancicos of Juan Gutierrez de Padilla, who was active in Puebla, Mexico between 1629-1664. This unusual opportunity to learn about the early music of the New World will feature many local performers. A Cincinnati Early Music Festival event. No fee.

Feb. 8 – March 31, “Epinal: Popular Art for Mind and Heart” at the University of Dayton (OH) Roesch Library. Print art of the 19th century. Exhibit is located on the building’s seventh floor, tours for groups available. For information on exhibits, hours, directions, and parking, see udayton.edu/imri/marian-library/about-us.php.

Feb. 9. The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers in Concert at Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel at Thomas More College (Crestview Hills, KY), 6:30 pm. A 2016 Thomas More Birthday Celebration event. No fee.

Feb. 10, Ash Wednesday

Feb. 10, Institute for Religious Liberty Inaugural Speaker Event featuring Archbishop Joseph Kurtz and Rabbi David Saperstein at the Connnor Convocation Center at Thomas More College (Crestview Hills, KY), 7 pm. The new Institute based at TMC presents Archbishop Kurtz, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Rabbi Saperstein, US Ambassador for Religious Freedom. Co-sponsored by Hebrew Union College. No fee.

Feb. 11, Charity Fish Fry for the Franciscan Daughters of Mary at Brooks Flooring Showroom (Fort Wright, KY), 11 am – 1 pm. Lunchtime fish fry benefits the Sisters’ Rose Garden Mission.

Feb. 11, Fr. Nathan Cromely presents “How to Burst the Catholic Bubble Without Making a Mess” at the University’s Tangeman Hall, 7 pm. A UC Society of St. Paul Frassati Speaker Series event. at the University’s Tangeman Hall, 7 pm. A speaker and retreat leader from Eagle Eye Ministries (Laredo, TX) and the international Community of St. John, Fr. Nathan is popular with area young adults. Event nclude a question and answer session  and a reception with the Society. All welcome; no fee. For more information email ucsocietyofsaintpaul@gmail.com or see ucssp.com.

Feb. 11, 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.

Feb. 12, “Tapestry of Irish History and Culture: Evening of Irish Music” at Thomas More College’s Steigerwald Hall (Crestview Hills, KY), 7 pm. The annual event will feature Ceol Mohr and Mick and Mai McEveilley. A 2016 Thomas More Birthday Celebration event. No fee.

Feb. 12, Lenten Evening of Reflection at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (Norwood, OH), 7:15 pm. Fr. David Endres,  Assistant Professor of Church History and Historical Theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West/ The Athenaeum of Ohio, and Editor of U.S. Catholic Historian, will lead. Mass, Adoration, reflection and Benediction.

Feb. 13-14, “Justice and Mercy Shall Kiss” Marriage Retreat at the Hilton Garden Inn (Mason, OH). Renew your marriage at a Valentine’s weekend retreat sponsored by Regnum Christi. Speakers: Fr. Louis de Vaugelas, LC; Theology of the Body expert and retreat leader Courtney Brown; Maria Reinagel of Cana Family Institute and Familia; and Fr. Matthew Summe, LC. Mass, confession, activities, talks, more. Cost: $325/couple; room and four meals included. For information or to register go to www.yourmarriagerenewal.org.

Feb. 13, Lute Concert by Christopher Wilke at Old St. Mary’s Church (Over-the-Rhine/Cincinnati), 4 pm. Dr. will present a concert of masterworks for the 13-course lute from the High Baroque and Classical eras all the way to the 21st century, including original music. A Cincinnati Early Music Festival event. No fee.

Feb. 13, “Star Clusters: Brothers and Sisters in the Sky” BB&T Observatory Open House at Thomas More College’s Steigerwald Hall (Crestview Hills, KY), 7 pm. Dr. Wes Ryle will lecture on star clusters and what they reveal about the life cycle of stars at 7, followed by night sky viewing (weather permitting). A 2016 Thomas More Birthday Celebration event. No fee.

Photo courtesy the Catacoustic Consort.

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