Beyond our parish doors, there is a wealth of events and opportunities with other Catholic organizations.

Five Week Theological Course

Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology, Cincinnati, OH

If you are interested in taking spring or summer affordable Theological Courses in five weeks, apply for free today at www.mtsm.org/apply. School of Theology graduates serve in a wide range of capacities throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and beyond: as permanent deacons, teachers, catechists, directors of religious education, youth ministers, bereavement coordinators, pastoral care ministers, advocates for the poor, and staff members and volunteers in a variety of ecclesial and non-profit settings.

Not ready for a full degree program or certificate? We offer courses for personal enrichment, too. Contact Otis Miller to get started at omiller@mtsm.org or 513.233.6116.

Encountering Mystery: Contemporary Art Inspired by Ignatian Spirituality

Now - July 31 | St. Francis Xavier Church's Sacred Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Encounter the mystery of Ignatian spirituality through an artist's eye in this immersive exhibition of sacred art. Using vibrant colors and rich textures, renowned local artist Holly Schapker offers a wide variety of paintings and unexpected installations inspired by her journey through St. Ignatius Loyola's Spiritual Exercises. There will be a special opening reception at 5:00 pm on March 12th with a short presentation beginning at 5:15pm. The show will remain open through July 31st, Ignatius Loyola's feast day. The collection will be on display Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 3:00PM, and Sunday 9:00AM - noon. Closed on Saturday. Enter Parish Center beneath the scaffolding through the side door. For more information call 513.721.4045 or visit www.stxchurch.org.

Wedding Anniversary Certificates & Golden Anniversary Mass

Married couples celebrating a significant wedding anniversary (25, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, or 75 years) in 2022 are invited to request a congratulatory certificate from Archbishop Schnurr. Individual couples may request a certificate online or by contacting Ana Ramirez (513.263.3384)

Golden Anniversary Mass Schedule for 2022

In addition to receiving a certificate from Archbishop Schnurr, married couples celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in 2022 are invited to attend one of the Golden Anniversary Masses:

  • August 13, 2022, 4:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Dayton
  • August 14, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, Cincinnati; Archbishop Schnurr presiding

You can register for one of these Masses in the process of completing the certificate request form on the Center for the New Evangelization (CNE) website.

Request Certificate / RSVP for Golden Anniversary Mass

Rounding the Bases, Sending them Home Young Adult Social

Sunday, May 29, 2022 | 6:30-8:30pm | St. John the Evangelist, West Chester, OH

This Memorial Day weekend, two friars on a pilgrimage like no other, will make a stop in Cincinnati. YouTube sensation Fr. Casey Cole and Fr. Roberto “Tot” Serrano plan to visit all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums, meeting young adults where they are to invite them to return home to Jesus and his Church. Fr. Casey Cole will be saying Masses at Saint Michael Church in Sharonville the weekend of May 28/29. Saint Michael Church and its family of parishes then invite you to hear more from Fr. Casey Cole at a stadium-style, BYOB, young adult social event on Sunday, May 29th at St. John the Evangelist Church in West Chester. Your RSVP is not required but is requested. Please RSVP at: https://bit.ly/3LSZY8v or on Facebook. Learn more about Fr. Casey Cole’s pilgrimage at https://breakinginthehabit.org/

Annual Memorial Day Field Mass

Monday, May 30, 2022 | 10:30am | Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH
Monday, May 30th, Memorial Day will be a day of ceremony, remembrance, and prayer, as Gate of Heaven Cemetery celebrates its annual Memorial Day Field Mass at the Priest Mound. All are welcome to come, express our faith, and remember those who have served and died for our great nation and freedom. We will also remember family and friends interred on these sacred grounds. Transportation will be provided from parking areas to the Priest Mound for those who need assistance. There will be light refreshments after Mass, for all. Please bring your folding chairs. In case of rain, the Mass will move to Good Shepherd Parish at 8815 East Kemper Rd., Cincinnati

Permanent Diaconate Information Evenings

Deacon Mark Machuga, Director of the Office of the Diaconate, will host a series of Information Evenings for men who would like to get information on the permanent diaconate in the Archdiocese. Wives should attend also. The evenings are as follows:

  • Monday, June 6 | 7:00pm | St. Michael, Fort Loramie, OH
  • Wednesday, June 8 | 7:00pm | St. Teresa of the Child Jesus,  Springfield, OH
  • Thursday, June 9 | 7:00pm St. Ignatius of Loyola, Montfort Heights, OH

For more information and to RSVP for one of the meetings, please email Deacon Mark Machuga at deaconoffice@catholicaoc.org or call him at 513.263.6641.

ECYD/Challenge for Girls Summer Camps

ECYD*/Challenge camps & retreats bring together girls from Challenge clubs all throughout the Ohio Valley region. Girls do not need to be part of local Challenge clubs to participate.

  • Challenge Camp Tekakwitha: June 6-10, 2022 at Camp River Ridge Rising 5th-8th Graders ~ Enter into the life of St. Kateri Tekakwitha and the first Native American Christians!
  • Challenge Camp: June 20-24, 2022 at Camp River Ridge Rising 5th-8th Graders ~ "I Have Called You Friends"- Jesus invites us to be HIS friend, be friends with His friends, and share His mission!
  • Camp Arise: July 5-8, 2022 at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center Rising 9th & 10th Graders ~ Launch into high school strong in your faith, energized though service, and surrounded by friendships and community!

For registration & more info: www.rcohiovalley.org/ecyd-girls-events

*ECYD is an acronym that represents “encounters, convictions, your decisions”, and is used as such globally, independent of a country’s language. ECYD is Regnum Christi’s youth organization and the adolescents live the Regnum Christi charism according to their age.

Ursuline Academy Summer Camps

With summer comes the opportunity to unwind, have fun, and explore new things. Ursuline will be offering a variety of summer camps this year that will allow your younger daughters to do just that – have fun while learning something new! We are excited to offer a wide range of camps this year for girls entering grades 1 – 9, whatever her interests may be. Athletic Camps include:  Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Strength & Conditioning, Tennis, and Volleyball . Special Interest Camps include:  French Cooking, Creative Writing, Art, Fairytales, Theatre, STEM, and Future Lions Camp Details, pricing, and registration for summer camps can be found at: www.ursulineacademy.org/summer or email our Assistant Director of Admissions, Mary Claire Simpson at msimpson@ursulineacademy.org

Moeller Summer Camps

Moeller summer camps are back! Hosted by Moeller faculty, coaches, and students, Moeller youth camps offer age-appropriate activities that encourage skill development, teamwork, curiosity, positive attitudes, and a lot of fun – taught the Moeller Way! We offer a wide variety of academic and athletic camps, from robotics to basketball camp and color guard to volleyball camp, for both boys and girls in grades K-12.  Sign up: https://moellercamps.campbrainregistration.com/

McNicholas Summer Camps

Explore your brilliance all summer long at McNicholas! There is no better destination for summer adventure than McNicholas High School. We offer athletic, academic, and just-for-fun camps for students entering grades K - 12.  Whether you want to hone your basketball skills, explore your STEAM side, build your test-taking strategies, or empower yourself, we have something for you! More info: www.mcnhs.org/camps

St Vincent dePaul Run for the Poor

Saturday, June 11 | 9:00am | St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Milford, OH

The annual St Vincent de Paul Run for the Poor is back in action and will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022. A spectacular formation flyover of WWII-era fighter planes will start off the Run at 9:00am (weather permitting).  Registrants are eligible to win valuable door prizes.  Please visit runforthepoor.org to register, make donations, or get more information on the Run for the Poor and the charitable work of the St Martin District Council of St Vincent de Paul that the SMOY SVdP Conference is a part of.

Family Vacation with the Lord

June 20-24 | Presentation Ministries Our Lady of Guadalupe Discipleship Center, Peebles, OH

Mornings are scheduled at the Discipleship Center with Catholic Vacation Bible School for Children and Teachings for Adults. Afternoons are free for the family to explore beautiful Adams County, walk the trails on our 54 acres of fields and wooded hillsides (Children love our very own, one-of-a-kind, “Moon Valley”) or play organized games with other families. Meals on your own. Guest rooms are available included in your free will donation. For more information and to Register go to www.presentationministries.com or call 513.373.2397.

40 Hours Devotion and Family Camp Out

June 17-19 | Presentation Ministries Our Lady of Guadalupe Discipleship Center, Peebles, OH

“All of us gazing on the Lord’s glory with unveiled faces are being transformed from glory to glory into His very image by the Lord who is Spirit” (2 Cor. 3:8). The cost to attend is a Donation - Pray and “Do whatever He tells You”. For more information and to Register go to www.presentationministries.com or call 513.373.2397.

Living in Reality

June 24-26 | Presentation Ministries Our Lady of Guadalupe Discipleship Center, Peebles, OH

“Many people, even Christians, are not in touch with reality because of sin and our secular humanistic culture.” We will consider four basic realities revealed by Christ and focus on repentance and total commitment to Jesus. For more information and to Register go to www.presentationministries.com or call 513.373.2397.

Holy Land Pilgrimage with Archbishop Schnurr

October 17-28, 2022 | Holy Land

Join Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, October 17-28, 2022. This pilgrimage will be a spiritual journey to the land where Jesus was born, where he preached and healed, suffered, died, and rose again. For more information and to register, go to www.catholiccincypilgrimage.com.

Genesis: A Pre-Cana Retreat

The Center for the New Evangelization’s Marriage & Family team hosts Genesis: A Pre-Cana Retreat in English and Spanish throughout the archdiocese. The retreat typically lasts from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and offers engaging presentations on the sacrament of marriage by teams of married couples, focusing on what it means to say “yes” to each of the questions of consent. The retreat also offers a unique opportunity for couples to pray together in adoration, go to Confession, spend time alone in conversation, and form friendships with other engaged couples. Visit our marriage preparation website for more information and dates of upcoming Genesis retreats at https://www.centerforthenewevangelization.org/marriage-family/marriage-p....

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with the Caregiver Assistance Network

Bring hope to those in need by volunteering with our Caregiver Assistance Network. Enrich your life as well as the lives of others by offering much-needed support to family caregivers through a support group and self-care class facilitation. Short and long-term group facilitation opportunities are available and volunteers receive free training and support. Join us in our mission to serve, enlighten and empower. For more information, please contact Angie Homoelle at 513.672.3834 or ahomoelle@ccswoh.org. Please visit www.ccswoh.org/programs/caregiver-assistance-network to see our event calendar, or to refer yourself or someone you know for caregiver support. The Caregiver Assistance Network is a program of Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio funded through the Council on Aging.

Food For All

Hunger exists in our communities. Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio travels to where hunger is located to serve local families. Due to Covid-19, our pantries are now drive-thru. We could use your help! If you are interested in serving or donating, please contact April Hoak, Food for All Coordinator, at ahoak@ccswoh.org or 513.672.3720. Learn more at https://www.ccswoh.org/programs/food-for-all/.

Last Mile Food Rescue

Join Last Mile Food Rescue as a Food Rescue Hero! With just an hour of time, a smartphone, and a car, you can help fight food waste and deliver good food to organizations serving the food insecure in our community. Looking to give back as a parish? Contact olivia@lastmilefood.org to find out about group volunteer opportunities. Learn more at www.lastmilefood.org.

Catholic Charities: Support Refugee Resettlement

Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio has been very busy resettling refugees over the past few months. We have many needs as we serve them:

Affordable Housing for Refugees

Affordable housing for refugees resettling in the Greater Cincinnati area. For more information, contact Annie Scheid at 513.672.3784 or ascheid@ccswoh.org.

Serve as Mentors to Youth

Volunteers to serve as mentors to refugee youth ages 15-24. Work with refugee youth to promote social and civic engagement and support academic and vocational advancement. Volunteers must be 18 or older and commit 2 hours a week. No foreign language skills are required. Contact Muna Bhandari at 513.672.3824 or mbhandari@ccswoh.org for more information.

Serve as Movers, Transporters, and Vehicle Providers

Volunteers to serve as movers, transporters, and vehicle providers (including large cargo vans and trucks) to pick-up donations and transport them per assignment throughout Greater Cincinnati. Contact Cathy Boston, 513.672.3836, cboston@ccswoh.org.