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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 Summer 2016

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Young Adult E-zine

Summer 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 West Chester continues their summer series every Tuesday in July (July 5, 12, 19 and 26) at CHAMMPS Americana (9424 Civic Centre Bvld, West Chester 45069). For more information click on the TOT logo on our homepage.

ReviveCincyCatholic Revive Cincy: Unplug & Connect with your purpose. Faith is not a rule book; it is a relationship. We all yearn to find our way and choose our path on our faith journey. There are days with obstacles and snags, and there are also great days when Jesus comes off the shelf and into our lives. Men, women, couples and singles are welcome to join us on Sat., Oct. 9 for a day of prayer, music, inspiration, and talks to give you new focus, meaning, and direction. Leave the day revived in your faith and equipped with solid resources to change your life. For information, go to

JesuitSpiritualCenterThe Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford announces its Open House, Tues., August 30 from 4– 7 pm, and will include tours of the facilities and campus grounds. JSC personnel and Board members will be available to provide information and to answer questions about the Center’s history, mission, events, rental options, and other information. Those in attendance will have an opportunity to participate in a drawing for a free retreat of his or her choice. Refreshments will be served. 5361 S. Milford Rd., Milford, 45150. For information about the Open House and all programs at the Center, please call (513) 248-3500 or visit

encounter_steubenville2016Encounter Conferences are events that gather Catholic Young Adults and draw them into an intimate encounter with Jesus. These events feature great music, awesome prayer, and unique sessions that both equip young adults and connect them to others on the journey.If you are thirsty for a deeper sense of love and purpose, if you are longing for true community, if you want to get on a new path that that leads to happiness and heaven, then come to an Encounter Conference for Young Adults. The Ohio conference is Saturday, September 3.  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, Oct. 20-Dec. 15.
  • Natural Family Planning: A three session course — Sundays, 2-4 PM: Sep. 11, Oct. 2, Nov. 6.
  • God’s Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage: Aug. 5-6. 

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

woman-grieving-loss-216x160The Finding Joy after Grief Retreat: The Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford is offering a retreat from July 29-31, 2016, which will provide a framework of eight ways to reclaim your joy following any loss of a loved one. Within the construct presented, you will have the opportunity to reflect, process, share life experiences with others. Speak with the retreat presenters, and encounter the beautiful grounds of the Jesuit Spiritual Center. The cost is $235 for a 2 night stay and meals. To register, call (513) 248-3500 ext. 10, or visit

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

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. The next upcoming retreat date is August 5-12. 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 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