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

Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) Tuition Grants

The Catholic Education Foundation for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is now accepting K-8 tuition assistance grant applications for the 2022-2023 school year. The application period will run from now through February 6th, 2022. Please go to www.catholicbestchoice.org for more information and/or apply at https://factsmgt.com/.

Friends of Jesus

Saturday, January 22 | 1:00pm | All Saints Catholic Church, Montgomery

Friends of Jesus is a group for adults with developmental disabilities (18 years of age or older).  This group’s focus is primarily on support, prayer, and socializing. The parishes of All Saints, St. Columban, Good Shepherd, St. Margaret of York, St. Philip the Apostle, and St. Vincent Ferrer would like to extend an invitation to our neighboring parishes who would like to join us on the following Saturdays in 2022: January 22, March 12, with a date for the year-end picnic in 2022 to be determined, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., at All Saints Parish Center, 8939 Montgomery Road. Please note the change in meeting time. We come together in prayer, do some craft-making, and enjoy refreshments.  New members are always welcome. All participants must RSVP to Jane Callan by January 17 at 513-793-3546 so we can plan accordingly for food and craft supplies. At our January 22 gathering, we will pray The Living Rosary. The Center for Disease Control has said that masks should be worn in public indoor settings by all people, even those who are fully vaccinated. Pay attention to CDC announcements for any changes or updates to this advice. Anyone bringing snacks for the group to share is asked to wrap the snacks individually.

Vocation Night

Wednesday, January 26 | 8:00pm | Mt. St. Mary's Seminary & School of Theology, Cincinnati

Single men aged 18-35 are invited to come to a Vocation Night at the seminary, 6616 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. The evening begins at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. The evening includes Mass, dinner, talks, a tour, and an opportunity to interact with the seminarians. Register at www.catholicaoc.org/vocations.

New Day Grief Support

Monday, January 31, 2022 - March 28, 2022 | 1:00-3:00pm | Community of the Good Shepherd

New Day Grief Support at the Community of the Good Shepherd is a structured way for adults to work through the “tasks of grief” when mourning the death of a loved one from any cause. The program consists of nine grief support sessions and is offered at different times during the year. There is no fee, but donations to The Community of the Good Shepherd will be gratefully accepted.

• Program: 9 Mondays | January 31 - March 28, 2022 | 1:00-3:00pm

Register Online: https://good-shepherd.org/new-day-grief-support-registration

More Info/Questions: Kathy Teipen | 513.489.7489 | kteipenzoomtown.com

Couples Night

Sunday, February 13 | 5:30pm | Maria Stein Shrine, Maria Stein

Marriage: Helping Each Other Reach Heaven will be presented by Father Dan Schmitmeyer, Vocations Director for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Dinner begins at 5:30pm, presentation at 6:30pm. Registration is required. Tickets are $40 a couple and can be purchased online at mariasteinshrine.org.

Are You Prepared? Pre-Planning Seminar

Tuesday, February 15 | 2:00pm & 6:00pm | Gate of Heaven Cemetery Administrative Building Chapel, Cincinnati, OH

Today, more individuals and families are making the decision to prearrange their funerals and burials than ever before. Why? Because of factors such as inflation, fewer family members living close by, and other societal changes. These are just a few reasons to plan arrangements in advance.

The most common reason that people attend a pre-planning seminar is to learn many details that they have never considered and to address important decisions.

The benefits of preplanning your cemetery needs:

  • Communicate your wishes and ensure that they are carried out
  • Reduce stress for your family and friends during an emotional time
  • Save money
  • Guard against inflation
  • Give the gift of Peace of Mind, to your family
  • Relieve your loved ones of the financial responsibility at a stressful time

Attending this pre-planning seminar will provide insights about Catholic burial to ensure that you make informed decisions.  A pre-planning checklist will be provided to assist with your planning.  You will be fully prepared to take the next step in planning for your needs. Join us on Tuesday, February 15th - Be prepared; Let us help.

Please RSVP by February 14th with how many family and friends will be attending with you, what parish you are from, and the time you have chosen to attend 2PM or 6PM by calling us at 513.489.0300 or by an email to: community@gateofheaven.org

Presentation Ministries Discipleship Retreat Who Am I In Christ

Saturday, February 19, 2022 | St. Columbkile Parish, Wilmington, OH

The first question in life is: “Who is Jesus”.  The second question in life is: “Who am I?”All other Questions in life are based on the first two.   Only in Christ can we truly know who we are.  Everything offered for a free will offering… Pray and “Do whatever He tells You”.   For more information  and to Pre-Register go to www.presentationministries.com and click “Learn More” on the Headline “Who Am I in Christ”, then scroll down to “Click online Registration” and fill in the blanks or call 513.373.2397.

Welcome Weekend Vocation Event

February 25-26 | Mt. St. Mary's Seminary & School of Theology, Cincinnati

The weekend gives single men aged 18-35 an opportunity to experience seminary life for a weekend. The weekend begins at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 25, and concludes on Saturday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. Registration is at www.catholicaoc.org/vocations.

E6 Catholic Men's Conference

Saturday, February 26, 2022 | All Day | East Central High School, St. Leon, IN

"As iron sharpens iron. So does one man sharpen another." - Proverbs 27:17 The E6 Catholic Men's Conference is designed to bring men into a deeper relationship with Christ and His Catholic Church through a worthy celebration of the sacraments, engaging talks to strengthen their faith, opportunities for true fraternity and exposure to good resources to aid them in living their faith as disciples of Christ. This year's speakers include Matthew Kelly, Gus Lloyd, and Fr. Jonathan Meyer.

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Surviving Divorce: Hope and Healing for the Catholic Family

April 1-3, 2022 

Retrouvaille offers a welcoming and loving space for couples who have been living with difficulties in their marriage. Retrouvaille offers hope: hope that it is not too late, and the hope of a different and better marriage. Retrouvaille helps couples to listen, to forgive, to be reconciled, and to move into a better future believing that God loves them and with His help and their efforts, their marriage can be healed. The next program is April 1-3, 2022. For more information about the Retrouvaille programs call 513.456.5413, or to register visit the website, helpourmarriage.org.

Cincinnati Mens Conference

Saturday, April 2, 2022 | 6:30am - 2:00pm | Fifth Third Arena, University of Cincinnati Campus

Actor Jim Caviezel (Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ), Raymond Arroyo (EWTN/ FOX News), and Bishop John C. Iffert (Diocese of Covington) are coming to Cincinnati on April 2, 2022 to speak at the Cincinnati Men’s Conference. Go to www.CincinnatiMensConference.com to get tickets. Come for a half-day of spiritual renewal and fellowship!

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The Incarnation Classic

Saturday, May 21  | 8:00am | Morrow, OH

Calling all runners! You won’t want to miss this exciting weekend celebrating the life of Christ and your love for running. Join other runners venturing into the wilderness for a 33K run celebrating Christ’s life spent on earth. 100% of the proceeds go to “Run for the Call” supporting the seminarians of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. For more information and to register, please go to www.theincarnationclassic.com.

Volunteer Opportunities

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.