OTHER AREA EVENTS

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS

PRAY FOR OUR SHUT-INS

Please keep in your prayers our shut-ins: Toni Moore, Robert Schell, Wallace Winter., Ray Metzger and Donna Guffey

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CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE

The tri-state’s largest Catholic Men’s Conference of 2020 is open for registration, featuring Dr. Scott Hahn, Fr. Donald Calloway and Doug Barry! Please join us for the E6 Catholic Men’s Conference, which will be taking place on Saturday, February 22nd 2020, at the East Central High School Performing Arts Center in St. Leon, IN We cordially invite every man to attend this 5th annual event. Please join us for inspiring talks, confession (available all day), celebration of the Holy Mass and fraternity with fellow men of Christ. We pride ourselves on presenting a quality, substance-driven, inspirational and faith-filled event that will change men’s lives and help equip them to be the men Christ calls them to be. Do not miss this! Tickets are on sale now at http://www.e6catholicmensconference.com. See E6 flyers that may be posted around your parish also.

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FISH FRY TIME AGAIN

St. Mary Fish Fry returns Feb. 7 from 6-11:00 PM. We’ll serve the usually fantastic fish, fries, Cole slaw, sausage and whistleberries. We’ll have games of chance, door prizes and raffles. You must be 21. PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS ARE $18 IN ADVANCE AND $20 THE DAY OF THE EVENT. Please contact the rectory for tickets. Volunteers are needed.

FISH FRY TIME AGAIN

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ST. BENEDICT’S WOMEN’S GROUP MEETING

The next Women’s Group meeting is scheduled for Saturday, February 15 at 9:30am in the Meeting Room at St. Benedict’s. A Continental Breakfast will be served. We will discuss the Mother’s Day Brunch, Women’s Wellness Day, and other activities planned for 2020. For more in- formation on the Women’s Group activities, please contact Annette Young 937-416-2459 or Susan Smith 937-263- 6713.

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DAYTON CATHOLIC WOMEN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
OPPORTUNITY FOR H.S. GRADUATING FEMALES

The Dayton Catholic Women’s Club Scholarship was established in 2010 with The Dayton Foundation to assist graduating high school women of the Roman Catholic faith wanting to further their studies at an accredited technical school, junior college, community college or four-year college or university. Applicants must be women graduating from high school, who are active members of a Dayton area Roman Catholic Church, and who demonstrate financial need. The application can be found at http://Daytonfoundation.org/Scholars. Deadline for applications is March 6, 2020, at 4:30pm. If you have questions or need assistance, go to scholarships@daytonfoundation.org or call (937) 225-9955.

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ST. FRANCIS WOMEN’S

The Annual St. Francis Women’s Retreat will be held February 21-23, 2020 at Bergamo Center in Beavercreek. The theme this year is, “Glorify the Lord by your Life” and features four witness talks from team members, small group discussion, reconciliation, adoration, socials and plenty of private time for prayer. Please visit our website at
http://stfranciswomensrtrt.wix.com/retreat for more information and to register!

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GOD’S PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE!

Do you find yourself struggling with the same sin time after time, stuck in your spiritual growth, struggling with forgiveness or bound by negative patterns of thinking? The Unbound: Freedom in Christ Seminar will present 5 keys to greater freedom in your life – Repentance & Faith, Forgiveness, Renunciation, Authority and The Father’s Blessing. The seminar is Saturday, March 7th from 8:00am-4:30pm at Our Lady of Good Hope Church, 6 S. Third St., Miamisburg, OH. It is presented by the Dayton Unbound Team with some live talks and some talks on DVD by Neal Lozano, the creator of the Unbound Model. Prayer opportunities will also be provided throughout the day. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. The cost is a donation. To register visit http://unbound-dayton-mar7.eventbrite.com. For more information contact unbounddayton@gmail.com or (937) 530-3151.

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FAMILY VACATION RETREAT

Try something new! Come to Governor’s Island on Indian Lake, for an affordable, unique five day family retreat designed to renew and deepen commitment and unity within Catholic families. Join other families who value faith and down time. Each day includes prayer, peer group time, and family fun. Afternoons are reserved for swimming, boating and other adventures. This retreat is hosted by the Marianists in Huntsville, Ohio and the retreat team is made of teens and adults who have made the retreat with their own families. “We have met so many great families and have enjoyed our own family time just relaxing.” Dates this summer are: June 16-20 and July 14-18. https://www.facebook.com/MarianistFVR/ or Christine Evans cnevans1@gmail.com.

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY LUNCHEON AND CARD/GAME PARTY

Ladies, please join us at the DCWC’S St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon and Card/Game Party on Saturday, March 7th, from 10am to 3pm at the Presidential Banquet Center, 4548 Presidential Way, Kettering. The $25 lunch ($15.00 for lunch, $10.00 tax deductible donation). The day will feature vendors. ******NEW THIS YEAR******NO COST BINGO for those who attend and do not wish to play cards or board games. We will be collecting Easter items for homeless children at St. Vincent De Paul and tornado victims. For further information about this event or reservations, contact Julianne McCain (937-694-2176). Deadline for reservations is Monday, March 2nd, 2020

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St. Francis of Assisi 14th annual used book sale

The St. Francis of Assisi 14th annual used book sale is Saturday, February 29, 10 am-7 pm and Sunday, March 1, 9:30 am – 1 pm. We need donations – all genres of books, videos, CDs, DVDs, games and puzzles. Please, no encyclopedias or magazines. Donations can be dropped off at St. Francis now through February 23. The south entrance has carts available to aid moving your donations from the parking lot. Questions? Contact Kirsten Leedy at kkleedy@sbcglobal.net or 937-673-8754

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UPCOMING EVENTS AT MARIA STEIN SHRINE OF THE HOLY RELICS
ST. PEREGRINE CANCER CARE MINISTRY

The St. Peregrine Cancer Care Ministry is an outreach of the Maria Stein Shrine that strives to be a source of prayer, encouragement and hope to those who are suffering with cancer and their care-givers. The ministry team is embracing the hope of healing of body, mind and spirit. Anyone interested in receiving care through this ministry are encouraged to contact Susan Jenkins at the Maria Stein Shrine at s.jenkins@mariasteinshrine.org or 419-925- 4532. Additionally, the Shrine offers veneration of the St. Peregrine Relic monthly, following the last Saturday 10 am Mass and at a quarterly prayer service. The next service is scheduled for March 15, 2020 at 2 pm.

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DIVORCE SUPPORT MINISTRIES

Divorced? Separated? We can help! There are two excellent Catholic-Sponsored divorce support groups in the local area to help you heal from this life trauma. Both programs provide a warm, caring environment led by people who understand what you are going through. Learn practical information and gain hope for your future. You should not have to feel isolated or cut off from the Catholic Church.

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.

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

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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 SUNDAY MORNING SCRIPTURE STUDY

SHARE THE WORD SCRIPTURE STUDIES

Share the Word Scripture Studies has begun its 37th year. We meet in the St. Mary Center following the 9:45am Mass. We invite you to join us for a lively discussion of the readings of the day and how they relate to our daily lives.

 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