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Young Adult Evangelization & Discipleship Contact:

Wayne Topp
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100 E. Eighth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202-2193
Phone: (513) 421-3131 ext. 2734
Fax: (513) 421-1582

Young Adult E-zine

Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Young Adult E-zine

December 2016

World Day of Peace Masses January 1, 2017: The Archdiocese will again celebrate two Masses on the Solemnity of Mary in commemoration of the World Day of Peace on New Year’s Day. Archbishop Dennis Schnurr will preside at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains (325 W. 8th St., Cincinnati 45202) at 11:00am; and Bishop Joseph Binzer will preside at St. Christopher Parish (435 E. National Rd., Vandalia 45377) also at 11:00am. The theme designated by the Holy Father for this upcoming World Day of Peace is “Non-Violence: a Style of Politics for Peace.” Please join us!

family-silouhetteThe Strong Catholic Families National Partnership invites ministry leaders, teachers, school leaders, parents and clergy to join together with others around the globe in a webinar series focusing on the pastoral implementation of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia. Four Master Teachers will present video reflections on themes, followed by two sets of live panels reacting to the content and discussing practical applications to various ministries. The last of these four webinars starts Jan. 8. Register at or e-mail

Enroll in a Theology of the Body Class: Ruah Woods, Cincinnati’s Theology of the Body education center, is offering winter/spring classes for adults. The first of many 2017 classes is Theology of the Body for Young Adults: Freedom to Love Tuesday mornings beginning on Jan. 17, or Wednesday evenings beginning on Jan. 18, for 5 sessions each. See their webpage for more details. Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn about these heart-changing teachings. For more information and to register, or to see other offerings, go to classes and events at

athenaeum50% Tuition Scholarship for all Lay students: The Athenaeum, the Archdiocesan seminary and school of theology, announces a 50% tuition scholarship, open to all the lay faithful. We offer daytime, evening and Saturday classes, graduate and non-degree options and a supportive environment. Earn an M.A. in Pastoral Ministry, Theology or Biblical Studies, or a Certificate in Pastoral Ministry. There will never be a better time to discover how studies through the Athenaeum can transform your life. For more information call Dr. Susan McGurgan at 513-231-1200 or go to

The Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford offers silent retreats rooted in The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. An experienced retreat director presents the materials on a particular theme, provides reflections on the Scriptures and offers methods of how to grow closer to God. Retreats include daily Mass, periods for private reflection, spiritual direction, and reconciliation and healing services. For more information on retreats or to register for one, call (513) 248-3500, ext. 10, or visit

SNDdeNAre you a young woman looking for a quiet place to pray with a supportive community? The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur invite you to join them on the fourth Sunday of each month from 3:45-4:45 for Eucharistic Adoration: evening prayer, quiet and Benediction. St. Julie Chapel is located at 699 East Columbia Avenue in Reading. For more information, call Joan Krimm, SNDdeN at (513) 679-8180.

Vibrant Faith @ Home: From young children to grandparents, young singles and new couples, this resource is for anyone who wants to make their home a place of faith for any stage in life. Just go to and you will find tools, tips and resources to help families or young adults talk to each other about faith, pray together, ritualize their important moments and reach out in service. Their simple, yet powerful faith-forming activities are seasonally based with 60 new faith-forming activities uploaded each Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Check it out today.

pray-as-you-goPray-as-you-go is a free daily prayer session designed for use on your MP3 player to help you pray while traveling to and from work, study, etc. It is not a ‘Thought for the Day’, but a framework for your own prayer. Lasting from 10-13 minutes, it uses music, scripture and questions for reflection. The aim is to help you to become more aware of God’s presence in your life, listen to and reflect on God’s word, and grow in your relationship with God. Although the content is different every day, it keeps the same basic format. Visit to get started today!

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ABOUT THE E-Zine: The Young Adult Ministry E-Zine is a periodic on-line publication of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. The Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry frequently forwards information about church-related youth adult events and opportunities as a service to young adults of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Forwarding information does not imply Archdiocesan endorsement, sponsorship or approval. Peace, Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry