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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 October 2016

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Young Adult E-zine

October 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 continues a 6-week series on October 6, 13 and 20 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: Young adults and young adult ministers 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 people 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

family-silouhetteThe Strong Catholic Families National Partnership invites ministry leaders, teachers, school leaders, parents and clergy to join together with others around the globe in a webinar series focusing on the pastoral implementation of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia. Four Master Teachers will present video reflections on themes, followed by two sets of live panels reacting to the content and discussing practical applications to various ministries. The second of these four webinars starts Oct 16. Register at or e-mail

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

  • Delivered:  True Stories of Men & Women Who Turned from Porn to Purity: A six session course — Wed., 7-9PM, starting Nov. 9  OR Thurs., 9:30-11:30AM, starting Nov. 10.
  • God’s Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage: (Part 1 of Marriage Requirement)  Dec. 2-3.
  • Living a Joy-Filled Marriage: (Part 2 of Marriage Requirement)Sat., 9AM-4PM, Nov. 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

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-sad-squareWhere Is God in All of This? A Panel Discussion: How do we find God during unsettled times? Each of us at times experience what can be overwhelming challenges such as unemployment, emotional distress, family concerns and other issues. Pastor Dan Weyand-Geise, of First United Church of Christ and his panel will share insights on how we can find hope during difficult times as we grow in faith and deepen our relationship with God. Join us Oct 26, 7-8:30 PM, at the Loyola Building at the Jesuit Spiritual Center. Cost is $15. 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 God. Retreats include daily Mass, periods for private reflection, spiritual direction, and reconciliation and healing services. Some upcoming dates are: Oct. 21-23, Oct. 28-30, Nov. 4-5 and Nov. 29-Dec. 6. For more information on other retreats 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