OTHER AREA EVENTS

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS

PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS THE SHUT INS/SICK OF ST. AUGUSTINE.  June Helmers, Jim Witt, Toni Moore, and Robert Schell.

OTHER AREA HAPPENINGS
CARROLL FREEDOM PLAYERS PRESENT OKLAHOMA

Carroll High School Freedom Players will perform Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma on March 22 and 23 at 7 pm, and March 24 at 2 pm. Set in farm country outside the town of Claremore, Oklahoma Territory in 1906, it is the story of farm girl and her courtship by two rival suitors. A secondary romance concerns cowboy Will Parker and his flirtatious fiancee, Ado Annie. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.carrollhs.org, at the school office, or at the door. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. Children under 5 are free. For more information contact Mrs. Toni Weitz at (937) 253-8188 x329 or email drama@carrollhs.org. Carroll is located at 4524 Linden Ave.

OTHER AREA HAPPENINGS

FISH FRY!!

St. Benedict the Moor Parish 519 Liscum Drive at Rt 35 Multipurpose Hall (Rear of Church) Lenten FISH FRY “The Best Fish in Town!” Every Friday from Mar 8th thru Apr 19th, 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. MENU Fish: Whiting or Tilapia Sides (2) French Fries or Baked Beans or Cole Slaw Dessert: Assorted Cakes or Drinks: Beverages DINNERS
$10 SANDWICHES $8 For Lunch Orders Call 268-6697 [11am – 1pm ] Coordinated by Knights & Ladies of Peter Claver #353

OTHER AREA HAPPENINGS

Beauty and the Beast

Bishop High School’s Drama Department is thrilled to present the spectacular Disney Broadway Musical, Beauty and the Beast, to be held on stage at the historic Sorg Opera House in revitalized downtown Middletown. Tickets are $15 for General Admission and $12 for students, with 5 performances March 29 through March 31st, 2019. Tickets can be purchased through http://cincyticket.com or click or at the door. Please join our talented students for this fabulous performance

SAVE THE DATE
A BUSY PERSON’S RETREAT

Save the Date. March 9-13, 2019, for the Downtown Dayton Pastoral Region Mission entitled “A Busy Person’s Retreat”. Few people can get away to make a retreat so this year’s Mission will provide an opportunity to take some time in the course of the day to share a retreat in the midst of your busy schedule. Our retreat directors will be Fr.Jude Siciliano, OP and Sr. Patricia Bruno, OP. Please mark your calendars and plan to participate in this year’s Mission. Mornings: 11:15am-noon: Scriptural reflection and meditation session at St.Joseph Church, 411 E.2nd St, followed by 12:00 Mass at St. Joseph. Evenings: 6:30-8pm evening service of Ritual and Prayer to nurture and heal to be held Monday, March 11 at Holy Trinity Church, 272 Bainbridge St., (937-228-1223), Tuesday, March 12 at Emmanuel Church, 149 Franklin St., (937-228-2013), and Wednesday, March 13 at St. Joseph Church, 411 E. 2nd St., (937-228-9272.

Get Inspired! Listen to “Good News Today”

Father Jim Willig’s Gospel teachings every Sunday on Sacred Heart Radio at 7:30 and 9:30 am. Sacred Heart Radio broadcasts in Greater Cincinnati on 740AM, Hamilton on 89.5FM, and Dayton on 910AM. Also listen anytime on Heart to Heart’s website: http://www.heartoheart.org.

 OTHER AREA NEWS

Save The Date

          In Oct 2017, the historical statues in the grotto at Immaculate Conception Church in Dayton were destroyed, with the exception of the center statue of the Virgin Mary. The central figure of Mary was not toppled, but a flower pot was smashed into her crown, and a Hula Hoop was hung around her neck.
Smashed beyond repair, the statues were discovered early in the morning. The police reports were made, the security camera footage was turned over, the social media posts went out and people started coming.
It’s not the first time the shrine has been vandalized. Shortly after its construction, Father Satish said, some of the statues were defaced with tar. In 2011, statues and other church property was spray-painted with Satanic signs.
“I’m not angry at all, I’m just sad,” he said. “For me the sadness is for the people who would express whatever pain they have this way, for that kind of poverty.
New statues have been purchased and the re dedication ceremony has been scheduled for Sunday, May 12. Everyone is welcome to attend.

CATHOLIC-SPONSORED DIVORCE CARE
12th Year at St. Francis of Assisi Church

It is not too late to join our divorce-recovery support group! A 13 week support group, held on Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:30 pm from Jan. 3 to Mar. 28 2019; 6245 Wilmington Pike, Centerville, OH. Cost: is $25 per person. Scholarships are available. For more information, or to register, call Marcelle Toma at (937) 312-1157 (Not a texting number) or mtoma@woh.rr.com This support group deals with such recovery topics as anger, loneliness, new relationships, annulments, etc.

PRAYERS

Show Your “Catholic Mary Spirit”

As you may know, St. Mary is in the beginning process of raising funds to air condition our church. We are talking to contractors etc. and at the same time we are looking into raising the funds for this project. You can help us and show your “Catholic/Mary Spirit” at the same time. For $5 each, you can purchase a 2-sided Mary blue silicon bracelet printed in both English and Spanish. They are available at St. Mary after Mass in the sacristy, or during the week at the St. Mary parish office. Questions? Call Mark at 937-256-5633

SAVE THE DATE
Vacation Bible School

 ROAR! Life is Wild, God is Good is the theme for our 2019 OLGH Vacation Bible School. Mark your calendars now for July 15 – 19. We are busy planning NOW so if you would like to help with VBS this year please contact Teresa Stanley at
tstanley@olghchurch.com or call 866-1432.

LAY CATHOLIC STUDIES

The Athenaeum of Ohio Lay Pastoral Ministry Program is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and offers lay Catholics the opportunity to grow in faith, knowledge and skills in order to serve families, communities and the Church more effectively. Since 1975, the LPMP has equipped ordinary Catholics to accomplish extraordinary things in the name of Christ. Weeknight and Saturday classes fit into busy adult schedules, allowing participants to maintain job, family and community commitments while answering a call to deeper discipleship. Classes count toward catechist certification and serve as a prerequisite for application to the permanent diaconate formation. Interviews are now underway for fall classes at the main campus and Good Shepherd in Montgomery. We are offering a 25% lay tuition discount this year. Call 513-231-1200 for information or to set up an interview.

OTHER AREA NEWS
NOTRE DAME MISSION VOLUNTEERS

Serve a year with Notre Dame AmeriCorps in Dayton! NDA Dayton members give a year of service at a local school, park or non-profit and receive a stipend and an education award. Gain valuable skills while serving your community! For more information and to apply, visit: https://serviceyear.org/ndmva/notre-dame-americorps-member/QbPGx2/
email http://dayton@ndmva.org.

POPE FRANCIS CALLS US ALL TO
“MISSIONARY DISCIPLESHIP”.

The Lay Pastoral Ministry Program can equip you to respond with a “Yes!” The LPMP is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and helps lay men and women grow in faith, discern and develop gifts for ministry and gain the knowledge and confidence needed to serve families, communities and parishes more effectively. Evening and Saturday courses in scripture, doctrine,morality, evangelization and liturgy fit into a busy adult schedule. Interviews are now ongoing for graduate and non degree classes beginning in August. Cincinnati locations include the main campus in Mt. Washington and Good Shepherd in Montgomery. All lay students will receive a 25% tuition reduction this year. Call 513-231-1200 for information or to schedule an appointment.

OTHER AREA NEWS

WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU

Do you have a passion to care for the elderly? The Little Sisters of the Poor, a nursing home that provides care to the elderly poor, is looking for people to join the family. Nurses and STNA’s are in need to help continue the Sisters’ mission to care for the elderly poor. Please contact the HR Department:  hrcincinnati@littlesistersofthepoor.org or (513)281-8001 ext. 127.

 

ARCHDIOCESAN LAY PASTORAL
MINISTRY PROGRAM

Have you ever said, “Someone should start a Scripture Study group in our parish?” Or, “We have a lot of elderly, housebound parishioners. Someone should organize a visitation team?” Well, you are right! Someone should. Maybe that someone is you. The Archdiocesan Lay Pastoral Ministry Program has been educating and forming lay men and women just like you for service to their parishes, schools and communities since 1975. We offer a non-degreed Certificate in Ministry, spiritual and pastoral formation and the opportunity to grow in faith, knowledge and skills. Saturday classes, flexible components and a great support system allow busy adults to maintain work and family commitments while preparing for new opportunities. Classes are available in 2018-19 at Sacred Heart of Jesus in McCartyville. Contact Deacon Hal Belcher at 419-305-5486 or  hbelcher001@woh.rr.com for more information or to set up a personal interview. You too, go into my vineyard

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TUTORING PROGRAM
AT INCARNATION CHURCH

Volunteer members of Incarnation Church, in Centerville, are offering English as a Second Language (ESL) classes every Saturday morning from 10:30am-12:00pm in the Parish Center (behind the church on the south end of the school). This free outreach program accommodates all nationalities and faiths, and is designed to help students learn better English skills. We provide individualized instruction specific to the needs of our participants, and are welcoming new students at this time. For more information, or to join the ESL program, please call Barbara at 937-433-1660, or Roberta at 937-435-5756. TIME IS RUNNING

OTHER AREA NEWS

ST. BENEDICT THE MOOR SCHOOL

Open enrollment is going on at St. Benedict the Moor Catholic School for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. Interested people should visit the campus at 138 Gramont Avenue, or call at 937-268-6697.

LAY TUITION REDUCTION

The Athenaeum, announces that we will continue the 50% lay tuition reduction for one more academic year, 2017-18, as part of our One Faith, One Hope Capital Camcommitment. The Lay Pastoral Ministry Certificate Option classes will meet at Good Shepherd in Montgomery, a northern Cincinnati suburb. Graduate programs are available at the main campus in Cincinnati. All options are designed for busy adults with an outstanding faculty, supportive staff and flexible components. There will never be a better time to come and see how lay Catholic studies through the Athenaeum can transform your life. For more information about Dayton classes, call Deacon Hal Belcher, 419-305-5486.

SM SUNDAY MORNING SCRIPTURE STUDY

“Share the Word” Sunday morning scripture study is now in its 35th year at St. Mary; and we’re going to keep doing it until we get it right! We meet in the St. Mary Center following the 9:45am Mass. Why not stop by and join us a light-hearted look at the scriptures and how they impact our daily lives. Our family looks forward to including you in our discussions.

 NEW GROUP WELCOMES
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Shine Dayton would like to invite you to learn more about our organization. We are a group of young professionals committed to advocating for the compassionate works of Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley through the engagement and empowerment of individuals. For more information on becoming a member or to join us at an upcoming event, email shine.dayton@gmail.com or visit us at www.cssmv.org/giving/shinedayton or www.facebook.com/shinedayton.

 GUIDELINES FOR ARCHDIOCESAN

TUITION ASSISTANCE

Needs-based grants from both the endowed and expendable funds will be available for students attending grades Kindergarten through 12 in Catholic schools in our archdiocese. Approximately 80% of the tuition assistance funds available annually will aid Catholic School students in grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade. To apply for assistance please go to https://factsmgt.com/services/grant-aid-assessment Approximately 20% of the tuition assistance funds available annually will aid Catholic School high school students. To apply for high school tuition assistance, contact your high school directly for more information. Log on to go.udayton.edu/manger for more information. Know Mary Better: Learn more about the Blessed Virgin Mary