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Martha Dinner set April 8 at St. DenisThe Martha Dinner for high school girls and single women through age 45 will be held at St. Denis parish, 14 East Wood Street, Versailles on April 8. Participants can learn about Catholic sisters and their missions, meet members of a variety of religious communities and hear from Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati, Joseph Binzer. The event will run from 6 to 8 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) and there is no charge for participating in the prayer, dinner, conversation and fun. To register, call 937-999-8456 or e-mail email@example.com. The event is sponsored by the vocation directors of the tri-state area and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Vocations Office.
The Athenaeum Chorale will present its March Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great on the Athenaeum of Ohio campus in Mt. Washington. The chorale will perform with orchestra and guest soloists under the direction of Anthony DiCello, Athenaeum music director. The concert repertoire will include Schuberts Magnificat and Mass in G, Handels Concerto for Organ and Orchestra and Coronation Anthem: The King Shall Rejoice. Tickets are $15 available at the door or reserved in advance by calling 513-233-6138. The Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford is sponsoring overnight Ignatian retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, including An Encounter with Jesus A Man for Others with Fr. Tim Howe, SJ (March 15-17) and Men of Faith Following Jesus on the Journey with Fr. Tom Ryan, SJ (March 22-24). The retreats are silent and held on the Centers quiet 37-acre campus. For more information or to register, call 5 1 3 - 2 4 8 - 3 5 0 0 , e x t . 1 0 , o r v i s i t www.jesuitspiritualcenter.com. Prepare your palms to be blessed! Come and learn a variety of palm-weaving designs at Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics. The cost is $3 for adults (age 12 and older), $1 for children. Select your day and time in advance. Space is limited, but several demonstrators will help. Options are: Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Tuesday, March 19, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Contact the Shrine at 419-925-4532 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Discover Gods plan for your life as you discover his amazing story in a one-day seminar, The Great Adventure Bible Timeline, at St. Margaret of York, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16, taught by Catholic author, evangelist, and media personality Jeff Cavins. In this seminar, you will discover the big picture of the biblical story as it is presented in the narrative books of the Bible. See how the tools of The Great Adventure Bible Timeline Seminar can provide you with an easy way to read and understand your story, the story of Scripture with all the major people, places, events and themes of the Bible. To register or to learn more, contact Mary Kay Hendy at email@example.com or 683-7100 ext. 210 or visit: h t t p : / / w w w . s m o y . u s / s m o y J 1 7 / f i l e s /LovelandREVISEDOH_March15-16_BTL_FlyerRevied_2013.pdf
A free workshop on Natural Family Planning will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 16 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Montezuma. To register, contact the Family and Respect Life Office by calling 5 1 3 - 4 2 1 - 3 1 3 1 x 2 6 5 3 o r e - m a i l i n g firstname.lastname@example.org. Mount Notre Dame High School alumnae, family,
friends, and community members are invited to join MNDs Lenten Morning of Reflection from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 16, in the Mount Notre Dame chapel. The morning activities will include Jeanne Hunt giving a talk on the Eight Beatitudes for Women to reflect on during the Lenten Season, a light breakfast, group reflection, and prayer. This event is free to attend. To register, visit www.mndhs.org/lent or contact Alumnae Director Megan Seibert at 513.821.3044 x141. St. Boniface Spiritual Bookclub in Northside will discuss Jesus Shock by Peter J. Kreeft at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 17, in the parish center. The life of Jesus Christ is indelibly engraved upon history; neither the erosion of time nor the devastating and compounding effects of evil have been able to erase his influence. He is the single greatest agent of change in human history. He made the lame walk, taught the simple, set captives free, gave sight to the blind, fed the hungry, healed the sick, comforted the afflicted, afflicted the comfortable, and in all of these, captured the imagination of every generation. Get ready to discover Jesus like you have never known him. Dr. Kreeft is professor of philosophy at Boston College. The book is free and available in the rectory or in the church vestibule. For more information, contact Lisa Biedenbach at 892-3417 or email@example.com . Sr. Marilyn Lacey, RSM, will speak about A Story of God Arriving in Strangers from her 30-plus years of experiences with refugees and migrants in standing with the poor and displaced. Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish will host this event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in Heritage Hall. Sr. Marilyn is founder/Executive Director of Mercy Beyond Borders, which partners with displaced women and girls in South Sudan and in Haiti to alleviate their extreme poverty. She was personally honored by the Dalai Lama in 2001 as an Unsung Hero of Compassion for her lifes work. For information,contact IHM at 513-388-4466, or view the flyer at www.ihom.org/Parish/NewsEvents.aspx (then scroll down to Sr. Marilyn Lacey).
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For an online listing of fish frys during lent inthe archdiocese of Cincinnati, follow this link:
The Roger Bacon Student Philanthropy Program sponsored a dress down day and taped Assistant Principal Paul Zlatic to a pole in the cafeteria to raise over $360. The students are enrolled in Writing for Change, a class that teaches written and oral communication skills through partnerships with the nonprofit world. The students have written blog posts for the Cincinnati Community ToolBank and are currently researching local nonprofit organizations to determine which one will receive a $1,500 grant, funded by Magnified Giving. Pictured from left are Alex Ceddia (rear) Alex McCreanor, Kelsey Hawkins-Johnson, Assistant Principal Zlatic, Kenny Howard, Max Bishop, Katelyn Wright and Libby Shepherd.
Wrapped in philanthropy
Archdiocesan Pastoral Council
hears financial, Charities report The financial outlook for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati continues to improve but the issue of meeting pension obligations for retiring priests will continue to challenge its resources and financial mangers. Deacon Jeff Merrill, from Maximillian Kolbe Parish, Liberty Township, told the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council at its regular meeting March 9 at the Athenaeum that the financial report showed a solid plan to fund outstanding obligations in the lay employee retirement plan. Were in good shape. Im confident we will meet our obligations, to lay employees, Archdiocesan Finance Director Richard Kelly said. Deacon Merrill represents the St. Andrew Deanery on the council. He chaired this years APC Finance Review Committee, which reviews the annual Archdiocesan Finance Report. Kelly said that of greater concern was the priest retirement fund deficient of $80 million but he also said that parish contributions to that fund were helping slowly chip away at the deficit. Kelly also said that the health care insurance program was running at a surplus, which helped mitigate the impact of premium increases. He also explained that the archdiocese, which is self-insured, could not pass premium increased on to employees because that would affect the programs s tatus under the Health and Human Services Contraceptives mandate of the Affordable Care Act. Accounting Manager Steve Burger told the council that the insurance fund surplus would help keep increases to around 5 percent over the next four to five years. He said that receivables were under control as the archdiocese has gotten out of the banking business and delinquent loan payments from parishes have been removed from the books. We continue to lower Central Office operating expenses, he said. Deacon Merrill reminded council members that the cost of the benefits program affects the archdioceses ability to attract and hire quality employees.
Other members of the review committee were Michael
Hall from St. Bernadette Parish in Amelia and representing the St. Martin Deanery, Ronald Kienzle from St. Jerome Parish and representing the St. Francis de Sales Deanery, and Daniel Schindler from Sacred Heart Parish in Fairfield and representing the Hamilton Deanery. Earlier in the meeting, Ted Bergh, CEO of Catholic Charities Cincinnati and Laura Roesch of Catholic Charities of the Miami Valley, presented detailed accounts of the work being done by their agencies in their respective locations. Were not about enabling the poor to stay poor, Bergh said explaining his agencys mission statement. He said the agency was focused on ending material and spiritual poverty.
For a more in-depth story, see the Apriledition of The Catholic Telegraph.
A Lenten Day of Prayer was presented for the residents and friends at St. Margaret Hall in the St. Joseph Chapel on Feb. 25. Fr. Harry Meyer was the celebrant at Mass. Fr. Bert Heise presented a Lenten talk, which was followed by Benediction. Fr. Bert spoke of the need for God in our lives. He said that what is missing today with all the conflicts in the world is God and by bringing God into our lives we will be able to handle all that we are facing. We need to remember that there is no limit to Gods mercy. As Pope Benedict XVI said, Gods love trum
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