OTHER AREA EVENTS

ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH NEWS

PRAYERS

PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS THE SHUT INS/SICK OF ST. AUGUSTINE.  June Helmers,  Toni Moore, Don Philhower.

FORGIVENESS & HEALING

Presented by Fr. Satish Joseph on May 16, 7pm in Sherman Hall, Immaculate Conception Church, 2300 S. Smithville Rd., Dayton. Forgiveness lies at the heart of the Christian life. Using the parable of the lost son, we will strive to understand more about forgiveness as a practice which we undertake because God forgives us and gives us the grace to do likewise. All are welcome to this free event sponsored by Ite Missa Est, IC’s Adult Faith Formation Group.

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CATHOLICS & THE OPIOID CRISIS

A Forum: From Conversation to Action. The opioid crisis affects all demographics. Faith communities and families are overwhelmed. What can my congregation do? What can I do? Plan to join us at one of the Forums to: HEAR informed perspectives; LEARN how we can fight the system that has crippled so many in our communities; PLAN how you can take action. Monday, May 7, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Ascension Catholic Church, 2025 Woodman Drive, Kettering, Ohio 45420 or Thursday May 24, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, St. Rita Catholic Church, 5401 N. Main Street Dayton, Ohio 45415. For more information contact Edwin Fuller at 937-877-5651 or email – leadorganizer.dayton@gmail.com Sponsored by Leaders for Equality & Action in Dayton in partnership with the Miami Valley Organizing Collaborative and The Ohio Organizing Collaborative.

32nd Annual Bible Institute

Friday, July 20 – Friday, July 27 at Xavier University Campus. ‘Holy Spirit Power in Unity
Through Community!’ is the theme for the 2018 Presentation Ministries’ Bible Institute in
Cincinnati, Ohio. It is a one-of- a-kind conference that offers to make you a powerful disciple of Christ. There are daytime seminars, daily mass, plus evening healing services and weekend general sessions. Our very popular Youth Program will be held on Friday, July 27. Cost is a free will donation. Brochures with registration details are the church entrance. Web Registration is available at http://www.presentationministries.com and click on the tab ‘Bible Institute’ or call us at (513) 922-0923. Deadline for meals and lodging is July 3, 2018

OLGH VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

        OLGH VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is scheduled for June 18–22. Registration is underway for a fun week of Bible stories, games, music and crafts.  Anyone 4 years old by June 1st through the fourth grade (2017/2018 school year) is encouraged to join us! Registration forms can be found online at http://olghchurch.com.
IN ORDER TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL VBS THIS YEAR WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are looking for an Adult to plan and run the game station. It is very important that we get this position filled NOW so planning can begin. Junior high and high school youth (6th–12th grades 2017/2018 school year) are needed to help keep VBS running smoothly. Please contact Teresa Stanley at tstanley@olghchurch.com or call 866-1432 to volunteer today!

HEALING MASS

St. Christopher Women’s Prayer Group invites you to a Healing Mass with the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, Thursday, May 24, 2018, 7:00 PM. St. Christopher Church, 435 E National Rd., Vandalia, OH 45377, is handicap accessible. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be offered to those “… who are in danger of death from sickness or old age …” (Catechism of the Catholic Church). Prayer teams will be available following Mass for anyone who wishes to be prayed with for any reason. All are welcome. If you have questions please call Marilyn, 937-898-9522.

BISHOP FENWICK FALCONS

Join the Bishop Fenwick Falcons at our Summer Camps beginning in June! This is your chance to learn from coaches, teachers, and current student-athletes. The Falcons offer a multitude of sports and enrichment camps. For more information and registration, please go to http://www.fenwickfalcons.org

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.

FAMILY CELEBRATION HONORS
HUMANAE VITAE:

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is teaming up with Couple to Couple League to host a family
conference this summer that celebrates the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae. Mark your
calendars to join us July 6-7, 2018 at the Sharonville Convention for “Families, become
what you are!” Great speakers, including Christopher West and Janet Smith; Spanish track;
full programming for children; Family Fun Day on Friday afternoon; family concert on Friday evening; daily Mass, Adoration. For full details and to register, visit http://www.cclconvention.com.

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

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 HEALING HIKE FOR WOMEN

For any women who are grieving a loss of a loved one  (spouse, child, parent, sibling, miscarriage … ) and is in need of emotional and spiritual support with others who have traveled this difficult road of grief, please join us on a Healing Hike. This relaxed paced walk (how far is up to you) will be held at the peaceful and beautiful Cox Arboretum MetroPark, 6733 N. Springboro Pike, at 9:00am on Saturday,   June 2, July 14, August 18.  (Meet at picnic tables by pond) For any questions and to register please email Rosie Miller at rosiemrun@gmail.com or call (937) 232-7822

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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SUMMER YOUTH PILGRIMAGE

Please join 4Mary Inc. and Fr. Ethan Moore as they lead a group of high school and college youth on a walk with Our Lady and St. Patrick in Ireland June 3-11, 2018. For more details and registration: http://www.4mary.org

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