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

Mary in Catholic Education

Now – June 28, 2024 | 8:30am-4:30pm, Mon-Wed & Fri | University of Dayton, Roesch Library, Dayton, OH

The Blessed Virgin Mary is an integral component of Catholic educational culture as both a subject of teaching and an exemplar for educators. In this exhibit, teacher education students at the University of Dayton use materials from the Marian Library’s collections to explore how Catholic ideals have been shared with different audiences through various media. 

  • Dates: Open now through June 28, 2024
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Location: University of Dayton Roesch Library (first-floor gallery and the Marian Library, seventh floor)
  • Parking, directions and other information: go.udayton.edu/mary-in-catholic-ed
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Encounter Ministries School of Healing Coming to St. Susanna

May 17-18 | St. Susanna, Mason, OH

Come and experience God's supernatural love at the School of Healing hosted by Encounter Ministries. This event will equip you in Encounter's model for healing prayer in a short one and half day format. It begins at the St. Susanna Meyer Center (500 Reading Road) on Friday, May 17th (6:15pm-9:30pm), and continues Saturday, May 18th (9:00am-4:00pm) followed by a special Healing Service in the main Church at 7pm. Registration for the school is required at encounterschool.org/cincinnati.

Trenton Irwin Football Camp Sponsored By LaSalle

Saturday, May 18 | 10am-2pm | Stargel Stadium, Cincinnati, OH

La Salle High School is proud to be a sponsor for the Trenton Irwin Football Camp on May 18th from 10am-2pm at Stargel Stadium. Boys and girls grades 5-8 are eligible to sign up! The camp is benefitting ABC Cincy, a local non-profit helping to provide after school activities to at risk youth. Spots are limited so be sure to sign up ASAP! 

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Special Healing Service with Encounter Ministries

Saturday, May 18th | 7:00pm | St. Susanna, Mason, OH

Join us at St. Susanna Parish in the main Church at 7pm on Saturday, May 18th for a special Healing Service with the team from Encounter Ministries. There will be Praise and Worship, Corporate Group Prayer, and Individual Prayer Ministry. This event is FREE and no RSVPs are required. Questions? Contact calpins@stsusanna.org

Fourth Annual Taste of the Shrine

Thursday, May 23 | 5pm – 8:00pm | Maria Stein Shrine, Maria Stein, OH

On Thursday, May 23rd, from 5pm – 8:00pm, the Maria Stein Shrine will host the fourth annual Taste of the Shrine! This unique event will give attendees the opportunity to enjoy the historic beauty and charm of the Shrine. Enjoy fellowship while sampling some of the finest food and drink available in God’s country. This event is held in the Shrine Courtyard. Participating vendors include Brew Nation Smokehouse, Bella’s Italian Grille, Do Good Restaurant, also joining us this year the Deli Bar(n).  Adult beverages from GR8 Vines Winery, Winery at Versailles, Lake Rat Brewing, and Moeller Brew Barn.

Early bird discount on tickets, 30 for $30, is available now through May 17th at the Shrine or online at mariasteinshrine.org. After May 17th, tickets are 24 for $30. Tickets can be used to purchase food and drinks from participating vendors, samples of food and drink will be priced at 1-10 tickets each.

In addition, there will be a $1,000 raffle drawing during the event at 7:00pm. Any Heritage Day Celebration tickets purchased between August 1st, 2023, and May 23rd, 2024, are entered into the drawing.

New this year is a silent and live auction! You will have the opportunity to bid on items from local businesses. Items include a Blackstone griddle, fire pits, outdoor furniture, pickleball set, outdoor lighted rosary, handcrafted artwork, gift certificates and more! 

Food & Drink and Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Shrine, online at mariasteinshrine.org or by calling 419.925.4532.

Ember Days

Friday, June 7 | Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology, Cincinnati, OH
Saturday, June 8 | Sacred Heart, McCartyville, OH

Ember Days are run by seminarians for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. This event is for high school boys to learn about prayer, discernment, seminary, and the priesthood. More information will soon be available at www.cincinnativocations.org.

National Eucharistic Congress 

July 17-21 | Indianapolis, IN

Join thousands of fellow disciples from across the U.S. and beyond for this event, which will include prayer, workshops, concerts, and more. The National Congress is a centerpiece of the multi-year Eucharistic Revival initiated and led by the U.S. Catholic Bishops. Anyone can register individually for the entire event or for just a day. For more information, go to https://www.eucharisticcongress.org/.

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).

Join the Permanent Diaconate

Any man who may be discerning a possible vocation to serve the Church as a Permanent Deacon should contact Deacon Mark Machuga, Director of the Office of the Diaconate, to discuss the discernment process, pre-requisites and the formation cycle. Deacon Mark can be reached at 513.263.6641 or deaconoffice@catholicaoc.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 ahomoelle@ccswoh.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

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 https://fscc-calledtobe.org 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 https://www.centerforthenewevangelization.org/marriage-family/marriage-p....

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: hopeandhealingcinci@gmail.com, or visit our website at: https://projectrachelohio.org/.

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 CatholicVolunteerNetwork.org/begin. For advice and possible limited subsidies, contact Dr. Mike Gable, Mission Office Director, Archdiocese of Cincinnati at mgable@catholicaoc.org.

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 tcollins@ccswoh.org 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.

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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 olivia@lastmilefood.org 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: serenelliproject.org.

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 info@serenelliproject.org 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 Education Opportunities in Our Parish

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Catholic High School Summer Camps

Registration for our summer camps is now open! With a variety of camps for athletics, academics and arts, there is a camp for everyone!

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Join us this summer for some great camps with other future bulldogs! We offer a selection of Athletic and enrichment camps such as cooking, digital design, engineering, international exploration, theatre, writing, and more!

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Any Questions? Email Mandy Maddox, Admissions Coordinator mmaddox@saintursula.org

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

Sunday Mass attendance increased in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati 4.5% from October 2022 to October 2023, continuing a rebound in participation since the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021 we saw more than a 52% return, another 6.5% in 2022, and 4.5% in 2023. While we remain down from our 2019 pre-pandemic attendance, three years of increase is a strong and encouraging trend for our archdiocese that will hopefully continue as Families of Parishes focus on the vision for the future and the “Why” at the root of the Beacons of Light project: “To proclaim the Gospel and make disciples in this particular time and place.” Participation in the Eucharist, and in particular Sunday Mass, is a foundational principle in Beacons of Light.

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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 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!

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.