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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 June 2016

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Young Adult E-zine

June 2016

athenaeum50% Tuition Scholarship for all Lay students at the Athenaeum: The Athenaeum, the Archdiocesan seminary and school of theology, announces a 50% lay tuition scholarship as part of our One Faith, One Hope Capital Campaign commitment. This offer is open to all the lay faithful throughout the Archdiocese who are interested in deepening their faith and knowledge of the Catholic doctrine. We offer daytime, evening and Saturday classes, graduate and non-degree options and a supportive environment. Earn a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Arts in Theology or a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, a Certificate in Pastoral Ministry as you discern God’s call, prepare for new opportunities, or learn about your faith in a dynamic and enriching environment. There will never be a better time to discover how lay Catholic studies through the Athenaeum can transform your life. For more information call Dr. Susan McGurgan at 513-231-1200 or Fr. David Endres (Academic Dean) at 513-231-2223 or go onto our web page at

Cross Bridge for Life 2015Cross the Bridge for Life: Join Bishop Binzer, Bishop Foys of Covington and thousands of others Sunday, June 5th, at 1 PM for the 11th annual Cross the Bridge for Life across the Purple People Bridge to raise awareness for the sanctity of human life–born and unborn. Meet at Newport, KY’s Riverfront Row Festival area for a brief program including music by the Easter Rising Band, balloon artists and more! The event will end back at Riverfront Row with a free picnic by the JTM Food Group. All are welcome to participate in this day of family fun and powerful witness. For more information, see

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

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.

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