Beyond our parish doors, there is a wealth of events and opportunities with other Catholic organizations.
Revival’s in the Air
Encounter the Reality of Our Eucharistic Lord
The Revival is a grassroots movement of Catholics, each responding to the gift of the Eucharist in their own way. The mission of the National Eucharistic Revival is to renew the Church by enkindling a living relationship with Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. This revival movement is in answer to a call by the Holy Spirit, and all the fruits belong to him. The revival is an unprecedented movement of Catholics across the United States—healed, converted, formed, and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist—sent out on mission “for the life of the world.” The Eucharistic Revival is not a step-by-step plan or a series of meetings. Rather, the revival is a grassroots call and a challenge for every Catholic across the United States to rekindle the fire of love and devotion for the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus. Learn more, visit: eucharisticrevival.org
Check Out Archbishop Schnurr's Study of the Mass
As part of the National Eucharistic Revival, The Mass will be available free of charge for all of 2023! Visit catholicaoc.org/theMass to find every episode of this excellent video series from Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire Ministries along with Archbishop Schnurr’s own brief insights. Each episode of the series is only about 25 minutes long. This is a great way to deepen your understanding and appreciation of the Mass and experience it in a whole new way. Please also prayerfully consider sharing this resource with family and friends.
Leading a Liturgical and Vocational Household
June 3, 2023 | 8:30 am - 1 pm | Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology, Cincinnati, OH
This seminar will serve to form Catholic families with practical leadership tools to raise vocationally aware and faithful children. Parents will hear from experts on how to organize a family prayer routine, how to lead your spouse continually to Christ, and how to witness to your immediate family on a daily basis. There will be time for discussion of implementing practices into life with fellow parents who are also seeking further personal and spiritual formation to raise godly families.
Cost: $30 (includes breakfast and lunch) Check in and Material Pick Up: Following Mass
Questions? Contact Allegra Thatcher | firstname.lastname@example.org | 513.213.6116
Cross the Bridge for Life
Sunday, June 4 | 1:00 pm | Newport, Kentucky’s Riverfront Row Festival area
Cross the Bridge for Life is a collaborative event sponsored by Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Life-affirming communities to raise awareness of the value of all Human Life. Join the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for Life in this prayerful, peaceful family-friendly event.
Ursuline Academy Summer Camps
June 5-30 | Uraduline Academy, Cincinnati, OH
Ursuline is excited to offer a variety of athletics and special interest camps this summer. The complete schedule, with details, prices, and registration is available online.
Mt. Notre Dame Summer Camps
Registration for Summer Camps at Mt. Notre Dame is open. Please visit the site to explore the offerings. Kindly contact email@example.com with any questions!
Elder Summer Camps
Check out and sign up for the many summer camps offered by Elder High School at
Behold the Lamb of God: 40 Hours Devotion and Family Retreat
June 9-11,2023 | Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel and Retreat Center, Peebles, OH
Enjoy 40 Hours of Adoration, Mass, confession, teachings, games, campfires, shared meals, prayers, and trails (64 acres of fields and wooded hillsides which includes Moon Valley) in a beautiful country setting all for a free-will offering. To stay in dorm rooms, for more details and to register search: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 513.373.2397
Ember Days: What is God's Mission for You?
Friday, June 23, 223 | 8:30am - 4:00pm | Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Cincinnati, OH
High School men (incoming sophomores to outgoing seniors) are invited to a day of discernment hosted by the seminarians of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The day will include Mass, Adoration, talks, food, sports & games Questions? Email: email@example.com Sign up by June 20 catholicaoc.org/vocations
Elder Fun Camp
July 6 & 7 | Elder High School, Cincinnati, OH
The Elder Fun Camp is a great opportunity for your son to have a fun summer experience. Led
by Elder students, your son will participate in a wide range of activities and meet new friends!
Two sessions are available and are based on the age of your son:
Dates: July 6 & 7
Morning session for boys in Grades 3, 4 & 5: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Afternoon session for boys in Grades 6, 7 & 8: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Register at www.elderhs.org/funcamp
Elder High School Placement Test (HSPT) Prep Camp
July 10-27 | 8:30am-12:00pm | Elder High School, Cincinnati, OH
Looking to improve your score on the upcoming HSPT? The Elder HSPT Prep Camp offers rising
8 th grade students an opportunity to learn test taking strategies and prepare for the HSPT. A
better score can help you earn a merit-based scholarship!
Session 1 - July 10 - 13, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Session 2 - July 24 - 27, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register at www.elderhs.org/hsptcamp
HSPT Prep Class
July 24-28 | 8:30-11:30am | Ursuline Academy, Cincinnati, OH
September 25-October 25 | 3:30-5:00pm | Ursuline Academy, Cincinnati, OH
All 8th graders applying to a Catholic high school in Cincinnati for the 2024-2025 school year must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT).
Prepare for the HSPT at Ursuline!
- July 24-28, 8:30am - 10:00am
- July 24-28, 10:00am - 11:30am
- Fall after school class - Mondays: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23 - 3:30 - 5:00pm
- Fall after school class - Wednesdays: 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25 - 3:30 - 5:00pm
Led by an experienced Ursuline teacher, the HSPT test prep course will help you feel more confident on testing day so you can do your best. The course will cover standardized test-taking strategies as well as familiarize you with the format and types of questions on the HSPT, including practice questions for each section.
An HSPT Prep Book will be provided for each registered student.
Ursuline will offer two full practice test options for students enrolled in any of the test prep courses on Saturday, July 29 and Saturday, October 28. You are welcome to participate in one or both, regardless of which prep class you are taking. The full practice test offers students the opportunity to take the practice test in an authentic, timed, school environment, very similar to what you would experience on the actual testing day. Students who are not able to attend either of the full practice tests can complete a full practice test at home from the provided workbook.
The cost of the course is $130, which includes the test prep book and a small snack each day.
Questions? Contact Mary Claire Simpson, Assistant Director of Admissions, at firstname.lastname@example.org
NKY & Cincinnati IGNITE Vocation Ministry Workshop
Saturday, August 5, 2023 | 8:30am - 3:00pm | Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, Cincinnati, OH
Imagine a culture of vocations so strong that your parish produces one priestly ordination per year! Join Serra International for a one-day workshop on how to build a culture of vocations in your parish. No cost to attend, all resources are free. Serra International is an organization of Catholic lay men and women who vigorously respond to the call to promote and support vocations to the ministerial priesthood and consecrated life in the Catholic Church.
Questions: Julie Van Hoose | email@example.com
Eucharistic Miracles Conference
August 11th-13th | Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center | Norwood, OH
Join us for a Eucharistic Miracles Conference at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in Norwood this August 11th-13th. Learn about the many Eucharistic miracles around the world. Discover what the Church teaches about this precious gift and why it is pivotal to your spiritual journey. Hear speakers Fr. Leo Patalinghug, Fr. Ryan Ruiz, Fr. Ethan Moore, Fr. Rob Jack and more. Music by The Vigil Project. Learn, pray, adore, and ignite your faith! Register at www.hostofmiracles.org.
New Family Caregiver Support Groups
We meet every 2nd Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in Lebanon (511 N. Broadway, 45036) and every 3rd Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. in Green Township (3620 Eply, 45247).The Caregiver Assistance Network provides education, support and resource information for family caregivers. Whether you need support right now or are just planning for the future, we are here for you. Join us as we support and learn from each other, discussing topics such as self-care, communicating with family, tools and resources for aging in place and how to choose between long term care options. Contact Angie Homoelle at 513.672.3834 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visithttps://www.ccswoh.org/get-help/senior-caregiver-support-services/for more information. The Caregiver Assistance Network is a program of Catholic Charities S
Mt. St. Mary's Seminary & School of Theology Educator and Alumni Development Discount
Mt. St. Mary's Seminary & School of Theology (MTSM) is offering a 25% tuition discount for educators, lay ecclesial ministers, and MTSM alumni (including permanent deacons). Educators must be at a recognized Archdiocese of Cincinnati or Diocese of Covington school. Ministers include directors of religious education, coordinators of religious education, catechists, pastoral staff, etc. Remove financial barriers to further theological education and reinvigorate your ministry! This offer begins Fall 2023. Please contact us with questions regarding eligibility: call 513.233.6116 or email email@example.com.
Hear Sacred Heart Radio on Your Phone or Device
Sacred Heart Radio’s free app lets anyone hear the most sought-after Catholic speakers and authors at anytime from anywhere. No radio required! Your local Catholic media connection, Sacred Heart Radio helps you learn and live your faith every hour of every day at no cost. To download the app, visit the app store on your phone or device and search “Sacred Heart Radio.”
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....
Ruah Woods Psychological Services is Welcoming New Patients
Ruah Woods Psychological Services (RWPS) is pleased to announce the addition of two Catholic mental health professionals to their team: Dr. Emily Dowdell, Psy.D. and Rod Dunlap, M.A., IMFT. With this additional staffing, RWPS is welcoming new patients who are seeking support for their mental health and desiring to grow in their vocation to love. More information can be found at RWpsych.org or by calling 513-407-8878. Please share this good news with your parishioners.
Project Rachel Ministry
Since 1994, Project Rachel has ministered to women who have lost a child through abortion. We now know that this experience can cause guilt and shame after making the difficult decision to have an abortion. Women and men often suffer in silence and need the opportunity to honor the child and to heal while grieving and mourning their loss. Project Rachel offers several components for hope and healing. For more information, call/text the Project Rachel Helpline at: 513.784.0531, or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at: https://projectrachelohio.org/.
Beacons Of Light - Updates
If Beacons of Light fulfills the vision set for it, our churches will be full, our liturgies will be joyful, our priests will be present for their people, and our communities will be fully alive! The Parish Vitality Report helps us understand the progress being made in each of our 57 Families of Parishes. This honest snapshot of the work our pastors and leadership groups are undertaking shares wins to celebrate and also obstacles to overcome.To learn more, visit https://pathway.catholicaoc.org/pastoral-vitality-report-feb-2023.
Access to the Beacons of Light Pastoral Planning Pathway digital platform is now available to anyone, not just parish leaders. Create a free user account at http://pathway.catholicaoc.org to stay informed about the planning process, to better understand the work being done in your Family of Parishes, and learn how you can contribute!
Ministry to Survivors of Abuse (reporting)
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati regards child abuse in all its forms as gravely sinful and criminal. Anyone who knows of or suspects child abuse by a legitimate member of the clergy or hierarchy, employee, or volunteer of the archdiocese should first report the abuse to the appropriate secular legal authority and then to Ms. Teresa Maley, Coordinator of Ministry to Survivors of Abuse of the Archdiocese, at 513.263.6623 or 1.800.686.2724 ext. 6623.