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Sr. Marilyn Kerber, SNDdeN
Director
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100 East Eighth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 421-3131 ext. 2865

Sharings, an Occasional Newsletter

December, 2018

He Came, He Comes, He will come.

ARCHDIOCESAN JUBILEE CELEBRATION 2018
This year’s celebration took place on Saturday, October 27th. If you would like to see photos taken, go to: http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/ministries-offices/religious/archdiocesan-jubilee-celebration/.

RETIREMENT FUND FOR RELIGIOUS COLLECTION
All is in place for this year’s collection which takes place on December 8 and 9. Billboards went up in 17 locations in the Greater Cincinnati area in mid-November and will remain in place through the weekend of the collection. The TV Spot began showing the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Have you seen one or both? If you cannot get out and can let your fingers do the walking, go to: http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/ministries-offices/religious/rfr/ and see both the Billboard and the TV Spot. We are doing two new endeavors this year. The RFR was part of GivingTuesday and we are advertising on Sacred Heart Radio for the two weeks prior to the collection. Most importantly, please pray for yet another successful campaign and for all those who donate.

INTERCOMMUNITY NOVITIATE UPDATE
The Intercommunity Novitiate group continues to meet on most Wednesdays from 9:30 – 2:30, in Dayton, Cincinnati or Kentucky, depending on the location of the day’s guest speakers. The Marianists, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and the Sisters of Notre Dame open their homes to the 5 novices and their directors. So far this year we’ve had workshops on spiritual direction, liturgical spirituality, charism, the history of religious life, prayer, scripture, ethics and self-awareness and self-acceptance. In December the group will have a tour of the Cincinnati Cathedral and meet with Marilyn Kerber, SNDdeN to learn more about diocesan structures and the Office for Consecrated Life. We wind down this semester with a day on the significance of Vatican II. Next semester we will be continuing deepening in the documents on consecrated life and the study of Sacred Scripture, and have workshops on Mariology, each of the vows and how we face the challenges of racism and interculturality, both locally and globally.

DRIVING HOME TH E FAITH
This radio program, hosted by Father Rob Jack, is on Sacred Heart Radio Monday through Friday from 4:00 – 6:00 at 740 AM and 89.5 FM. The Sisters of the Precious Blood have been interviewed twice, the homicide vigils in Dayton and the Brunner Literacy Center:
Sr. Maryann Bremke: https://soundcloud.com/sacred-heart-radio/driving-home-the-faith-20181112?in=sacred-heart-radio%2Fsets%2Fdriving-home-the-faith-2018&fbclid=IwAR0GbXwJQxxC-KlkDXhoHZFOIIr3aKL6oUrbB1YqaZqjFlHleGn4KaufdRg;
Sr. Jeanette Buehler: https://soundcloud.com/sacred-heart-radio/driving-home-the-faith-20181026?in=sacred-heart-radio%2Fsets%2Fdriving-home-the-faith-2018&fbclid=IwAR3Fwe_UZZmF0-FFhKumZGnntBrw9wjp94nZB2jHVi43LdVawe2mb3yMi9k.
Matt Hess of the Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics was also interviewed. The Glenmary Home Missioners are underwriters of the program and so they have a “slot” each month. The Comboni Missionaries have been on once, telling listeners who they are. I (Marilyn Kerber, SNDdeN) have been on three times, twice talking out the Myths about Religious Life and once for the Retirement Fund for Religious. Your short interview, not more than 10 minutes, can be done at the studio or by phone. If you have and event you would like to share or a story you believe people would like to hear, email Gail Finke asking to be on the program; here email address is: gfinke@sacredheartradio.com.

RESOURCES
Our Oldenburg Franciscan Sisters are featured in the NRRO fall newsletter. If you do not receive a copy and would like to read the article, email me and I will email you the link to the newsletter.

Faith in Focus is a new Catholic daytime-style talk show hosted by the New York Times and with bestselling author James Martin, SJ.as host. Each episode includes an interview with a Catholic Celebrity guest about his or her faith, along with segments on Catholic news, guided reflections and conversations with Catholics around the world about the inspiring ways they love out their faith. Visit: www.americamag.org/faithshow to watch full episodes.

If you have not read the reflection that Teresa Maya, CCVI gave at the meeting of Bishops in November, ask me for a copy. It is excellent and certainly an historic moment.

The Invisible WOMEN (Naming and Proclaiming the Forgotten Women in Scripture and Church Law), by Sandra Makowski, SSMN, JCL, published by WestBow Press, 2017.

Are looking for Advent/Christmas Prayer Services ready-made? Go to: http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/ministries-offices/religious/imar-prayer-resources/.

DATES FOR YOUR INFORMATION
+Saturday, February 2 – World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life
+Wednesday, February 13 – Major Superiors meet with the Archbishop
+Friday, March 8 – Thursday, March 15 – National Catholic Sisters Week
+Thursday, April 4 – IMAR Workshop with Dayna Hurst (NRRO Consultant)
+Wednesday, April 10 – R U Called? Event at St. Francis de Sales, Lebanon

May you have a Blessed Advent and a Happy Christmas!