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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 May 2016

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Young Adult E-zine

May 2016

Thirsting for More? Theology on Tap continues! T.O.T. is a lecture and discussion series for people in their 20’s and 30’s, single or married, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and Catholic parishes. We meet in a local restaurant/bar for food, drink and lively discussion about things that matter to you and the Catholic faith. Theology on Tap Cincinnati continues on Tuesday May 10 at Mellow Mushroom in Hyde Park, and T.O.T. Dayton continues on Thursday May 10. Look for more information on these and upcoming series by clicking on the TOT logo on our homepage.

Eagle Eye Ministires Campfire2016 Ohio Young Adult Summer Institute from Eagle Eye: With the theme of “Justice: The First and Necessary Step to Mercy”, this program is destined to give those who want it, a taste of what it means to be truly Catholic and in love with Christ. For eight days, young adults, already strong in their understanding and practice of the faith, challenge themselves to a deeper appreciation and awareness of that faith. The retreat begins Sat., August 6. After two days of hiking and camping, we will continue our journey to Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in Cincinnati through August 14. The retreat includes prayer, adoration, recreation, quiet time, philosophy and theology classes, and more. For more information go to

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

  • Intro to Theology of the Body: An eight part study for adults — Thursdays, 7-9PM, June 16-August 11.
  • Natural Family Planning: A three session course — Sundays, 2-4 PM: June 5, July 10, and Aug 7.
  • Living a Joy-Filled Marriage: Sat., July 9.

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

4 Day Retreat — Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of Everyday: A Four-Day Weekend Retreat for men and women presented by Richard Bollman, SJ from Thurs., June 2 to Sun., June 5. We invite you to a leisurely weekend retreat that can unfold without hurry, getting closer to what you want for your life. It could be you are looking for ways of learning to pray again, truly using the quiet, and finding the connection to God that is yours. The retreat will begin Thursday evening with a social at 5:30 p.m. and will end with a closing Mass at 11:00 a.m. before Sunday’s lunch at 12:00 p.m. Cost of $300 includes meals. To register, call (513) 248-3500 ext. 10, or visit

A New Setting of Ignatius Spiritual Exercises 150A Contemplative Retreat: For many years, Hans Koenen, SJ and Truus Sijm, OP led a contemplative retreat at the Jesuit Spiritual Center. Now, following in their footsteps, a team of facilitators is offering a new contemplative retreat based on Hans’ format. Our theme will be taken from Walter Brueggemann’s book on the Sabbath in which he states, “…the Sabbath commandment into restfulness is both urgent and difficult, for our motors are set to run at brick-making speed. To cease the anxious striving for more bricks is to find ourselves with a ‘light burden’ and an ‘easy yoke.’” Fri., July 22 – Wed., July 27. Cost of $375 includes meals. 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: June 10-17 and July 8-15. 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.

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

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 brand 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