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Archdiocese of Cincinnati

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March 2011

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Thirsting for More? Theology on Tap comes to Ft. Loramie! 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. The new Midwest Ohio series kicks off Tues. March 1 at 7 PM and continues every Tuesday through March 22, at Al’s Place in Ft. Loramie. For more information go to Not near Ft. Loramie? T.O.T. Dayton and T.O.T. Cincinnati begin in April. Go to our T.O.T. page for more information.

Who Is My Neighbor? The Call to Solidarity: Come learn how Catholic Social Action makes us a Eucharistic people at the 5th Annual Global Solidarity Conference on Saturday, March 12 from 9 AM to 4 PM (closing mass start time) at the Kennedy Union at the University of Dayton. Keynote speaker is Joan Rosenhauer, Executive Vice-President of U.S. Operations from Catholic Relief Services, with multiple breakout sessions. Cost of $30 includes lunch. To learn more and to register, go to our Catholic Social Action website.
Rooted in Christ: The 2011 Ohio Young Adult Conference. Get away for a one-day retreat, a time of prayer and reconciliation, and an opportunity to network and hear excellent speakers while enjoying some great food. The conference will open Saturday, April 9 at 9 AM, and the closing mass will begin at 5:30 PM. It will be held at the St. Thomas More Newman Center in Columbus, OH. Cost of $30 includes lunch. For more information and to register, go to

Ruah Woods is please to announce the offering of Theology of the Body classes at Royalmont Academy in Mason, OH. First up, an adult class, Introduction to the Theology of the Body: Discovering the Master Plan for Your Life, Tuesdays, March 22-May 24, from 7-9 PM. Cost is $25. Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn about this heart-changing teaching. Invite a couple friends and sign up for a class today. For more information and to register, go to classes and events at

Open Mic Night at the Centennial Barn: Do you have a special talent that you want to share? Can you sing, play an instrument, read poetry or make people laugh? Then come by the Centennial Barn (110 Compton Rd., Cincinnati) on Friday, Mar. 18 from 7:30-11 PM. Don’t want to get up in front of a crowd? Simply come and enjoy the talent of local artists with free coffee, tea, and pop provided. This ongoing activity occurs the third Friday of every month. For more information, contact Maria Meyer at or 761-1697 x8102.

Young Adults Fun Weekend in St. Louis: Catholic Alumni Clubs International is offering an exciting convention for young adults over the age of 21. Come join other Catholic singles for fun and fellowship in a friendly setting in St. Louis, MO June 2-5, 2011. Catholic Alumni Clubs International has been around for over 50 years and has over 30 local chapters in the United States. For more information, go to the website at
Listen with the ear of the heart: In the Arms of Compassion: A Retreat for single women. Build on the writings of Thomas Merton and other Benedictine spiritual authors concerning the role of compassion and asceticism in our daily lives. Come and join other single women who are seeking God at this retreat at St. Walburg Monastery (2500 Amsterdam Rd., Villa Hills, KY) the weekend of March 25-27. For more information please contact Sr. Cathy Bauer, OSB at or call (859) 331-6324.

Light Up Your Life With Christ’s Love: a retreat day for single women and men seeking a Lenten experience based in Scripture. Come on April 2 from 8:30 AM to 6 PM to the Pinecroft House of Peace in Cincinnati for quiet reflection, prayerful environment and thought-provoking presentations led by Bill Tonnis and Mary-Cabrini Durkin. Cost of $30 includes lunch and snacks. Registration deadline is March 23. For more information contact Mary-Cabrini Durkin at (513) 961-0667 or

Knights of Columbus 2011 Lenten Men’s Retreat: Start your Lenten journey with a retreat led by Dominican Fr. Basil Cole Friday March 11 through Sunday March 13 at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in Norwood. All men are welcome. Cost of $145 includes single rooms and 5 meals. For more information, visit or call (513) 321-4879.

The Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford is offering many retreats this spring, including a Women’s Lenten Journey (April 8-10), Holy Week Retreat (April 21-23), Contemplating Nature (May 14) and ten Ignatian Weekend Retreats. Come away to the beautiful grounds of the Jesuit Spiritual Center for a retreat that fits both your schedule and your needs. For more information or to register, call (513) 248-3500, ext. 10, or visit
Lent 4.5 : A 7-Week Faith Formation Program for Your Parish. Imagine if the Earth were divided equally among all of us. Each person would receive 4.5 acres. Now imagine that everything you need–food, energy, home, clothing, gadgets–must come from those 4.5 acres. But it takes 22.3 acres to maintain the average American lifestyle. Lent 4.5 is a new way of observing Lent that helps us care for God’s creation by taking steps toward using only our fair share of its resources. For more information, go to

Free Mission Trip for a College Student: The Franciscans for the Poor will pay for the expenses for a college student majoring in Youth Ministry to attend a mission trip in Cincinnati, Ohio June 26-July 1, 2011. If you are or know of such a student, please have them contact: Chris Lemmon at Those participating must be approved to work with youth in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati by having attended an orientation workshop on the Decree on Child Protection and completed an acceptable background check.

Freedom to Love: The world tells us that freedom is the ability to do what we want, whenever we want, with whomever we want. But sexual chaos, exploitation, broken families, and a lot of pain have been the result of this “freedom.” In Theology of the Body, Pope John Paul II turned the notion of freedom on its head, declaring it to be selfless rather than selfish. Freedom to Love is a powerful, five-part DVD study for young adults, perfect for your young adult group. For more information, find it under Resources at or click here.

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ABOUT THE E-Zine: The Young Adult E-Zine is a monthly on-line publication of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Young Adult Ministry Team. The Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry frequently forwards information about church-related young adult ministry events and activities as a service to the young adult groups and young adults of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Forwarding information does not imply Archdiocesan endorsement, sponsorship or approval. Unless otherwise stated, all events and resources listed here are for married and single Catholic young adult men and women aged 18-39. If you do not wish to receive this E-Zine, send a return e-mail with “Unsubscribe” in the subject line.
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