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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 February 2016

Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Young Adult E-zine

February 2016

CMA 2016Catholic Ministries Appeal: Sharing in the work of God. This is the mission of the Church in all seasons. It’s a mission that flows from our identity as a Eucharistic people. Once a year, we take time to remember that this mission, sharing in the work of God in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, depends on all of us. Through your gift to the annual Catholic Ministries Appeal, you feed, teach, and heal thousands of people throughout 19 counties. The CMA supports six key regional ministries too big for any one parish to carry out on its own. Visit for more information.

seminarianWelcome Weekend at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary – Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, is currently housing the highest number of seminarians it has seen in more than 35 years and is looking to increase that number with the help of God’s grace.  Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary is hosting a welcome weekend for men, college age or older, who want to learn about discernment and priesthood, March 4-5, 2016.  Attendees will spend the night at the seminary and participate in community liturgies as well as prayer, social time and talks about discernment and seminary life. For more information, check out the flyer here, or contact the Vocations Office at

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

Enroll in a Theology of the Body Class: Ruah Woods, Cincinnati’s Theology of the Body education center, is offering winter classes for adults:

  • Introduction to Theology of the Body:  An 8 session course — Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 AM, March 1-April 19, OR Wednesdays, 7-9PM, March 2-April 27.
  • Natural Family Planning: A three session course — Sundays, 2-4 PM: June 5, July 10, and Aug 7.
  • Living a Joy-Filled Marriage: Sat., March 5.

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

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

The Ignatian Lenten Series: What Are You Looking For? These are the first words of the Gospel of John. To his own disciples, John the Baptist called Jesus, ‘the Lamb of God’. Upon hearing this, some of his disciples followed Jesus. He stopped, turned to look at them and asked, “What are you looking for?” Not knowing exactly how to answer, they merely stuttered. Jesus’ response was, “Come and see.” This 4-part series will deepen your relationship with Jesus, and help to recognize the One the world has always waited for. Come to the Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford on Wednesdays, Feb. 17 and 24, March 2 and 9. Cost is $25 per session, or $80 for all 4. Dinner is at 6:15 PM, and the presentation 7-8:15 PM in the Loyola building. To register, call (513) 248-3500, ext. 10 or email

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 retreat dates are: Feb. 12-14,  26-28 and March 4-6. 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.

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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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