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March 8th-14th: National Catholic Sisters Week
Throughout these 7 days we celebrate the great gift of Catholic religious sisters in our Church throughout the history of the United States. Please take the time to say a prayer of thanksgiving for all that these women have done for those in need both in and outside of the Church and to thank a religious sister who is currently generously living out her consecrated vocation. For more information visit www.nationalcatholicsistersweek.org.

March 10th – 12th: The Missionaries of the Precious Blood
The Missionaries invite men age 18 or older to the retreat, which begins with dinner on Friday and ends with lunch on Sunday. The retreat is an opportunity to learn about discernment to the consecrated life, spend time in prayer, and get to know the Missionaries
To reserve your place at the retreat or to learn more, contact Fr. Steve Dos Santos, C.PP.S., director of vocation ministry, at vocation@cpps-preciousblood.org or 937-228-9263.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/4roybiCFCUo

March 10th – 12th: Sisters of the Precious Blood
Come and See: The Sisters of the Precious Blood invite you to learn more about life as a Precious Blood Woman, The Power of Prayer and the Reality of Community in our Life and Ministry; Life as a Woman Religious; What do the Vows Mean.
Register by March 3rd. Contact Sr. Patty Kremer, CPPS, Coordinator of Vocation Ministry, (937) 609-0653; vocations@cppsadmin.org
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/tVmH8Gx3Xyx

March 17th-18th: Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West Welcome Weekend
The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s of the West is once again hosting its annual Welcome Weekend for all men college-age and older who are discerning their call to the Catholic priesthood. The weekend begins at 4:30 on Friday evening and ends with dinner at 6:00 pm Saturday. There is no cost to attend. For more details or to register contact Fr. Schmitmeyer at 513-421-3131 x.2890
or for more information go to http://www.cincinnativocations.org/
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/2kUTKbgS1sH2

April 26th: Dinner for Young Women in Discernment
St. Francis de Sales in Lebanon will be hosting a gathering for young women who are discerning a call to the consecrated life. This will be an opportunity to be with Archbishop Dennis Schnurr, to meet young women in one of the varied Consecrated Life options present in the Archdiocese, to meet with other young women considering this call and to meet Vocation Ministers. Further details will be available along with how to register. For now, please save the date.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/eMwqR3XRyAv

For more information about Vocations, go to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Vocations Website at www.cincinnativocations.org

Vocations Prayer

Almighty Father,
You have created us for some definite purpose.
Grant us the grace to know the path
You have planned for us in this life
and to respond with a generous “Yes.”
Make our archdiocese, parishes, homes and hearts
fruitful ground for Your gift of vocations.
May our young people respond to Your call
with courage and zeal.
Stir among our men a desire and the strength
to be good and holy priests.
Bless us with consecrated religious and those called to a
chaste single life, permanent deacons,
and faithful husbands and wives,
who are a sign of Christ’s love for His Church.
We commend our prayer for vocations to You, Father,
through the intercession of Mary our Mother,
in the Holy Spirit,
through Christ our Lord. Amen.
– Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr

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