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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 December 2015

Advent Wreath3-150 Archdiocese of Cincinnati

YoungAdult E-zine

December 2015

World Day of Peace Masses January 1, 2016: 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 at 11am; and Bishop Joseph Binzer will preside at St. Albert the Great Church (3033 Far Hills Ave., Kettering) at 11am. The theme designated by the Holy Father for this upcoming World Day of Peace is “Overcome Indifference and Win Peace.” As the Vatican states, this message “aims to be a starting point for all people of good will, particularly those who work in education, media, culture, each one acting according to their possibilities and according to their best aspirations to build together a…more free and fair world”. At these Masses, in recognition of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, we will also celebrate those who live out the corporal and spiritual works of mercy through service and social justice.

TenthAvenueNorth02_15010th Avenue North in Concert: The 2016 Faith Fest at the University of Dayton will feature the praise/worship band, Tenth Avenue North. The concert, which will be held Saturday, February 6, is open to everyone inside and outside the University of Dayton community. Held at the University of Dayton RecPlex, doors will open at 5:30 PM, UD student bands will play beginning at 5:30 PM, and Tenth Avenue North will take the stage at 8PM. Tickets are $15. For more information, contact Bro. Brandon Paluch, SM at (937) 229-2516 or

justicewalking150Justice Walking: Are your youth or young adults seeking to respond with compassion to our world? Invite them to walk the way of Gospel justice with JusticeWalking. This prayerful process brings young people and adults into community in order to practice Gospel-based living. Over the course of the program, J-Walkers dialogue, reflect, and experiment with the application of the Gospel and Catholic social teaching to their lives. The JusticeWalking program comes in two versions: one for youth in high school, and one for college students and young adults. For more information, go to

adventwreath2Advent Day of Reflection and Reconciliation: Advent is a precious time of preparation and waiting for the coming of the Lord. The Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford is offering a day of prayer, quiet reflection and an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation in a place of hospitality and welcome on Saturday, Dec. 12. The day begins with a light breakfast at 9:00 am and the day ends with Mass at 4:00 pm. Cost of $35 includes lunch. All are welcome and invited as we rejoice in the Spirit of the Season. Cost To register, please call (513) 248-3500 ext. 10, e-mail or visit our website:

Year of mercy 150“Year of Mercy” Day of Prayer: The Jesuit Spiritual Center is offering a Day of Prayer to celebrate what Pope Francis has called the “Year of Mercy”, on January 16 from 9am-4pm. Our day will begin with coffee, fruit juice and pastries, short presentations with time for quiet reflection, journaling, faith sharing and include lunch. Learning how to experience God’s mercy in our everyday lives and sharing that mercy with others will be our focus. All are welcome to come and keep this “Year of Mercy.” To register, please call (513) 248-3500 ext. 10, e-mail or visit our website:

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 our loving God. Retreats include daily Mass, periods for private reflection and devotions, spiritual direction, and reconciliation and healing services. Some upcoming January retreat dates are: Jan. 8-10, 11-13, 15-17, 17-19, 22-24 and 29-31. Come join us for a Silent Ignatian Retreat and come to know the abundance of God’s love. For more information or to register, 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.

adventwreathAdvent Resources: The OYYAM is offering several easy resources to help your families better prepare for Jesus’ coming:

Vibrant Faith @ Home: From young children to grandparents, young singles and new couples, this resource if for anyone who wants to make their home a place of faith for any stage in life. Just create a FREE username at 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 brand new faith-forming activities uploaded each Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Check it out today.

Busted Halo is a virtual ministry experience for all young adults in their 20s and 30s, including those who don’t consider themselves “religious” but have spiritual questions about life, love, and God. The Busted Halo website includes weekly downloadable podcasts, daily articles looking at the spiritual side of real life, a church search to find young adult-friendly churches around the country, videos, games, links to Busted Halo’s nightly show on satellite radio, blogs, online shopping, and more links to spiritual opportunities for young adults. Check them out at

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