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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 September 2016

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Young Adult E-zine

September 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 Dayton begins a 6-week series on Sept. 15 at the Oregon Express.  Theology on Tap Clifton begins a four-week series on Oct. 5 at Madtree Brewing.  For more information click on the TOT logo on our homepage.

world_hand2Immersion Trip Summit: Attention parish/school staff and volunteers who plan or lead immersion/service trips with youth, HS and college campus ministers, service coordinators, parish twinning leaders and other trip planners: Mark your calendars for Nov. 12, 2016 and join us to get the most current information from Archdiocesan directors of Risk Management, Mission, Youth & Young Adult Ministry and Finance on insurance/liability coverage issues, child protection and safety for youth AND adults, etc. PLUS… share best/worst practices. Check out the website at:

USCMA2016Together in Mission: Youth ministers and youth have a rare opportunity to be enlivened by the U.S. Catholic Mission Association Conference right here in Cincinnati, Oct. 28-30. Meet other ministers, short and long term missioners, and youth from all over to celebrate and share our efforts of service and spreading of Jesus’ GOOD NEWS! We’ll have workshops, lively music, and sharing sessions about: youth in mission trips, mission spirituality, ecology, social justice and more! Visit for more information and to register. For further questions or info on subsidies, contact Dr. Mike Gable at

LifeTech2016Pro-life Conference at U.D.  Don’t miss LifeTech Conference 2016, Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., at the University of Dayton’s Kennedy Union.  Hear and network with pro-life professionals and analysts, including keynote speaker, Dr. Dennis Michael Sullivan, Director, Center for Bioethics, Cedarville University—$50 per person, $25 for students which includes lunch, free for students who do not wish to eat lunch.  Music provided by the band Anew to Wander prior to the event.  For more info call 937-280-5696 or see

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: Oct. 7-8.

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

mary statue squareThe Ignatian Way with Mary — Women’s Overnight September 23 – 24, 2016 Holly Schapker leads this retreat exploring our relationship with Mary and the connection between her and St. Ignatius. Holly is a local artist who has traveled the nation presenting her works on St. Ignatius and giving lectures on Ignatian Spirituality. Her works have been published and displayed worldwide, including a portrait of the pope’s mother, which was presented to Pope Francis in Vatican City. Cost is $175. For more information and to register, call (513) 248-3500 ext. 10, or e-mail

EmbodyingtheSacredEmbodying the Sacred in Birth – Day of Reflection for Women: While our culture focuses on birth as a medical event, this program invites you to discover it as a sacred body process as you prepare to give birth or reflect on a past experience of it. Through expressive arts, movement, ritual and meditation drawn from Christianity, Peg Conway will explore birth as a rite of passage and help you nurture inner resources in relation to this powerful personal journey, based on her book Embodying the Sacred. Join us on Oct. 4, 2016 from 1-4 PM. Cost of $50 includes refreshments. For more information or to register, call (513) 248-3500 ext. 10, or e-mail

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 Oct. 7-14. 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