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:

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 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.

Christmas Nativities at the Maria Stein Shrine

November 24 - January 10th, 2024 | Times Vary | Maria Stein Shrine, Maria Stein, OH

From November 24th through January 10th, 2024, the Shrine will again be hosting a Nativity Exhibit. You will be able to view more than 60 nativity sets and see how the simple scene of Christ in the manger with Mary and Joseph has been interpreted in many cultures over the years.  The Relic Shrine’s first-floor Gathering Space will be filled with sets from differing time periods, cultures, and artistic mediums. Since the first nativity scene was developed by Saint Francis of Assisi, different people have been putting their own spin on the birth of Christ. This display of nativities showcases the various ways Jesus’ birth has been interpreted.  Bring the whole family for this wonderful reminder of the reason for the season with this free exhibit. It is open to the public during the normal Shrine Hours: Monday through Thursday 9:30 am to 6 pm, Friday and Saturday 9:30 am to 4 pm, and noon to 4 pm on Sundays.  They are closed on December 24th and 25th, 2023 and December 31st, 2023, and January 1st, 2024.

Vocations Night for Single Men

Wednesday, November 29 | 5:00pm | Mt. St. Mary's Seminary and School of Theology, Cincinnati, OH

Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology will be hosting a Vocations Night for single men between the ages of 18-35 on Wednesday, November 29 starting at 5:00 p.m. To register, please go to

Special Needs Moms Support Group

November 21, 2023 |  7:00pm | St. Gertrude Parish, Parish Center - St. Joseph Room | Madeira, OH

Do you have a child with special health care needs? God has given you a wonderful gift and we want to help you care for your gift. We invite you to join our mom's group, a small group of mothers who have young or adult children with special healthcare needs and who offer each other a listening ear, prayer, support, and help throughout the year. For more information, please visit, or contact Laura Nanista at 513.301.6317.

The Truth Will Set You Free - Men's retreat

December 1-2 | Retreat begins 7:00pm Friday | Our Lady of Guadalupe Discipleship Center, Peebles, OH

Men of God join us as we seek the richness of God’s love and mercy in our lives and to build the Kingdom of God hear on earth. 

  • Guest Rooms available; Meals provided
  • Take time to enjoy our trails, rock formations and wooded hillsides
  • Cost: A Donation - Pray and “Do whatever He tells You”.
  • For more information and to Pre-Register go to or call 513.373.2397

A Day Of Quiet Renewal

December 8 | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Oldenburg, IN

Experience a day of renewal and relaxation. Take time out of your busy schedule to spend some quiet time on the grounds of the Sisters of St. Francis. Explore our library, grab a comfy chair and read, journal or just gaze out the window. Experience Spiritual Direction with a Sister. Spend time to center and renew yourself. God is waiting!


  • $20 for the day
  • $80 with Spiritual Direction



A Day of Prayer on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 12 | Our Lady of Guadalupe Discipleship Center, Peebles, OH

Eucharistic Adoration 10 AM – 5 PM

Pray with us for millions of conversions to Jesus. The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the Tilma of Saint Juan Diago led to the conversion of 9 million Indians over the period of 9 years. This brought an end to human sacrifice among the Indians to their Pegan gods. Pray in the beautiful Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel. This is Holy Ground.

Let us ask our Lady of Guadalupe to do the same for our current culture of death and especially to end abortion. Bringing hearts to Jesus Christ will put the abortion industry out of business. If you can commit to an hour or more, please email or call 513 373 2397. Where: 5701 Lawshe Rd., Peebles Ohio 45660.

Christmas Celebration at Saint Meinrad Archabbey 

Sunday, December 24, 2023 - Tuesday, December 26, 2023 | Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, St. Meinrad, Indiana

This “celebration,” not “retreat,” will be an opportunity to immerse oneself in the richness of the tradition that we celebrate at Saint Meinrad. Your visit will include opportunities to join the monastic community in their Christmas Eve and Christmas Day prayer and liturgies in the Archabbey Church, fellowship and socials with monks and other guests, and time for rest and relaxation.

Single- $300
Double- $425


Ursuline Academy Volleyball Holiday Camp

December 26 - 28 | 4:00-6:30pm | Ursuline Academy, Cincinnati, OH

Ursuline Academy is hosting a Holiday Volleyball camp for girls in 5th-8th grade. Cost: $100. 


Help for Strengthening Troubled Marriages

January 5-7, 2024 | Cincinnati, OH

Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other?  Do you argue or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about it only make it worse? Have you thought about separation or divorce? Retrouvaille helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. For confidential information about or to register for the upcoming program beginning with a weekend on January 5-7, 2024, please visit

Mt. St. Mary's Seminary and School of Theology Spring Registration

Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology is the center for ecclesial formation sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Evening and weekend courses are available for busy adults who want to grow in knowledge and love of their faith. Enroll in a class, start a Master’s degree or certificate program, or audit a class for your personal edification. Spring semester begins the week of January 8. Apply and enroll now at A tuition discount is available for eligible students.

Friends of Jesus

Saturday, January 20, 2024 | 1:00 - 3:00pm | All Saint Saints, Montgomery, OH

Friends of Jesus is a group for adults with developmental disabilities (18 years of age or older). This group’s focus is primarily for support, prayer and socializing. We come together in prayer, do some craft-making and enjoy refreshments. New members are always welcome but must RSVP first prior to attending so we can plan for food and craft supplies. For questions or to RSVP, please contact Jane Callan at 513.793.3546.

Pay attention to CDC announcements for any updates to advice for wearing masks in public gatherings. Anyone bringing snacks for the group to share is asked to wrap the snacks individually.

Save the Date for E6 Catholic Men’s Conference

Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 8:00am-3:30pm | East Central High School, Performing Arts Center, St. Leon, IN

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Friends of Jesus

Saturday, March 30, 2024 | 1:00 - 3:00pm | All Saint Saints, Montgomery, OH

Friends of Jesus is a group for adults with developmental disabilities (18 years of age or older). This group’s focus is primarily for support, prayer and socializing. We come together in prayer, do some craft-making and enjoy refreshments. New members are always welcome but must RSVP first prior to attending so we can plan for food and craft supplies. For questions or to RSVP, please contact Jane Callan at 513.793.3546.

Pay attention to CDC announcements for any updates to advice for wearing masks in public gatherings. Anyone bringing snacks for the group to share is asked to wrap the snacks individually.

Keep Your Lamps Trimmed & Burning

Saturday, May 4, 2024 | Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, IN

Discernment is not just a prayerful process for the young, but an ongoing spiritual progression that can help us all to remember and live out our baptismal call. If you are looking for guidance, feeling stuck, or wondering if your light has dimmed, spend a day in reflection and prayer. Examine the gift of discernment (the Lamp), create space to discern God’s will (the Trimming), and affirm its necessity, at any age, for a transformed life. Together, we can discern and reflect the light of Christ in the world (the Burning). (9 a.m.-3 p.m. Central Time, $55 per guest). Presented by Jane Feliz Rush.

Single- $55
Double- $110


Brunner Bake Shop

Maria Stein Shrine, Maria Stein, OH

The Brunner Bake Shop is open every Friday morning from 9:30am until 2pm at the Maria Stein Shrine, come and enjoy the cool weather with a warm pastry and cup of hot coffee or tea. Located on the third floor (elevator available).

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 or visit more information. The Caregiver Assistance Network is a program of Catholic Charities S

Franciscan Sisters Discernment Events

Single Catholic Women 20-35: Franciscan Sisters invite you to in-person and on-line Discernment Events designed for you. Discover your calling and purpose. Visit or contact Sr. Julie Ann 920.323.9632.

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

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:, or visit our website at:

Be a Missionary

 Have you ver considered short or long-term service or lay missionary work in the U.S. or overseas? There are over 100 Catholic organizations seeking volunteers for all sorts of service: agriculture & mechanic work, arts & music, building trades, business & administration, computer work, community organizing, religious/school education, elderly outreach, engineering, mental & other health care, refugee services, pro-life ministries, social/racial justice work, youth ministry … and more. Check out the Catholic Volunteer Network at For advice and possible limited subsidies, contact Dr. Mike Gable, Mission Office Director, Archdiocese of Cincinnati at

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.

Retreat Opportunities

The Jesuit Spiritual Center’s Ministry Team is committed to offering transformational Catholic retreat experiences in the Jesuit tradition.

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Take a personal retreat. Our Retreat Center offers plenty of indoor quiet spaces to enjoy time and reflection! We offer quiet rooms for overnight guests. The peaceful and well-maintained Campus at the Sisters of St. Francis offers a wide variety of beautiful attractions such as grottos, shrines, flowering trees, and paved paths.

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Make a retreat and take time to enjoy the trails, rock formations, and wooded hillsides at Presentation Ministries, the Our Lady of Guadalupe Discipleship Center in Peebles, OH. The Discipleship Center is a place for formation, Bible College Classes, and Retreats.

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Saint Meinrad offers a variety of monk-led retreats during the year - on these and other topics at our Guest House and Retreat Center in southern Indiana.

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Volunteer Opportunities

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. Please visit  the Catholic Charities of South West Ohio's website 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.

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Volunteering at Catholic Charities

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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 .

Furniture Donations
Furniture donations, particularly sofas, living room chairs, coffee tables, lamps (table and/or floor), and dressers/chest of drawers are need for refugee families. Please contact Traci at if you have items you are interested in donating.

Serve as Mentors to Youth
Volunteers to serve as mentors to refugee youth ages 15-24. We need mentors for high school students age 15-22 and for post-high school students age 18-24. Work with refugee youth to promote social and civic engagement and support academic and vocational advancement. This is an opportunity to help those in need and to be enriched by learning from others. Volunteers must be 18 or older and commit 2 hours a week. No foreign language skills are required. Contact Nicole Secker at 513.687.0384 for more information or click the volunteer button below.


Serve as Movers, Transporters, and Vehicle Providers
Volunteers or groups to serve as movers, transporters, and vehicle providers (including large cargo vans and trucks, motor vehicle check required for drivers.) to pick up donations such as furniture around the community that will be used for local refugee housing and transport them per assignment throughout Greater Cincinnati. Contact Cathy Boston, 513.672.3836.

Hunger exists in our communities. Nutritious, affordable food is not readily available to every person in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio travels to where hunger is located to serve local families. If you are interested in reducing hunger and food insecurity, volunteering at a mobile pantry, or learning more about hunger in our area, please contact April Hoak, Food for All Coordinator at 513.672.3720.

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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 to find out about group volunteer opportunities.

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Mater Filius Queen City is an Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and supports women in crisis pregnancies who choose life. Mater Filius provides food, housing, medical support, parent training, education, and employment assistance. Open to all demographics. To volunteer please call 513.351.3368

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Old St. Mary’s Pregnancy Center is looking for volunteers to lead 15-minute Bible studies with clients (the readings are already prepared; no prep needed!) and to help pack baby items for those in need. Shifts are 1:00-3:00pm, Monday through Thursday. We are located at 123 E. 13th Street in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati. For more information, please call Barbara Rose at 513.969.4739 or leave a voicemail at 513.929.9165.

The Serenelli Project is a 501(c)3 Catholic monastery village, focused on ministering to the formerly incarcerated. This is not a Catholic halfway house. The difference? No one has to leave this community. The Serenelli Project welcomes anyone who wants to make atonement for sin and find or give forgiveness in a communal life of prayer, work, service, and recovery. The Serenelli Project has purchased its first hermitage in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and is actively seeking volunteers to help in a variety of ways. For more information visit:

The archdiocesan Office of Prison Ministry is looking for men and women to teach three new courses at the Lebanon Correctional Institution. The courses are eight weeks in duration, one evening each week: fall of 2023, Why be Poor in Spirit?; winter 2023, Back to the Garden; and spring 2024, Seeking God’s Will. Volunteers will be trained and all curriculum and materials will be provided. Please call 513.240.3466 or email to learn more.

Catholic Schools Archdiocese of Cinciinati

Giving our children a strong foundation in their faith is the #1 benefit of a Catholic education. Explore Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

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Catholic High School Events

Walkabout Wednesday

Various Dates through November | St. Ursula Academy, Cincinnati, OH

Come learn more about the advantages of a Saint Ursula Academy education at Walkabout Wednesdays. Tours for Prospective Families Additional information, dates of other events.


Shadow Days

September-December | St. Ursula Academy, Cincinnati, OH

Come learn more about the advantages of a Saint Ursula Academy education. During your Shadow Day, visit classes, take a tour of our campus, have lunch, meet future teachers and be a Bulldog for the day! Additional information, dates of other events, and registration links can be found at

Open House

Sunday, October 22 | 1:00-4:00pm | St. Ursula Academy, Cincinnati, OH

Take an in-depth look at all SUA has to offer! An RSVP is suggested. Additional information, dates of other events, and registration links can be found at

Showcase Night 

November 2 or December 6 | 6:30-8:30pm | St. Ursula Academy, Cincinnati, OH

This program provides an opportunity for us to "showcase" the many parts of a Saint Ursula Education.


Placement Test Prep

Friday, November 3 | 9:00am-3:00pm | St. Ursula Academy, Cincinnati, OH

Review tips and tricks and practice strategies to build confidence prior to taking the High School Placement Test (which is required for admission to SUA) Additional information, dates of other events, and registration links can be found at  

Theater Preview Night

November 15 | 7:00-9:00pm | St. Ursula Academy, Cincinnati, OH

Free admission to the dress rehearsal of the SUA Fall Musical The Sound of Music for 8th-grade girls and a guest.



Boo Fest

Saturday, October 14 | 5:00–7:00pm | McNicholas High School, Penn Station Stadium, Cincinnati, OH

Put on your costumes and trick-or-treat through Paradise during this FREE family-friendly, community event. There will be food, treats, games, and fun!

Catholic Mental Health Services

Find mental health services from Catholic providers

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Catholic Career Opportunities

Want to work for a Catholic organization? Check out the Archdiocese of Cincinnati (AOC) job board.

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Beacons Of Light - Updates

Curious about how the first year of Beacons of Light has gone in our 57 Families of Parishes? Archbishop Schnurr has released the Year 1 Parish Vitality Report to bring everyone in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati up-to-date. In addition to facts, figures, stories and witness, there’s an opportunity for you to give feedback on your experience of parish life.

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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

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 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!

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr has written a letter to the faithful of the archdiocese regarding the Eucharist principle of Beacons of Light.

"We ask our Lord in a special way that our celebrations of the Eucharist truly foster unity, not only in our Families of Parishes, but across our entire archdiocese. This unity – not uniformity – is a cornerstone to building up the Catholic Church in these nineteen counties of western and southwestern Ohio."

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Bible Study group making sandwiches for soup kitchen.

Morning Bible Study making sandwiches for local soup kitchen.