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January 20th: Vigil Praise
Once again the Atheneaum is hosting Vigil Praise, an opportunity for people of all ages, including families, to come together for Eucharistic adoration and fellowship. The evening is free and begins at 7:00 pm in the St. Gregory the Great chapel.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/JwyxrVnGZUx

January 25th: Ministry Evening at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West
On Wednesday, January 25th Mount St. Mary’s of the West is hosting an evening for single Catholic men aged 18-35 who are currently discerning their call to the priesthood. The evening begins at 4:30pm with registration, followed by Mass, dinner, and talks about discernment. If you want to discover who God wants you to be, this is a great opportunity to discern your vocation. To register, contact Fr. Schmitmeyer at 513-421-3131 ext 2890 or use the registration form linked above.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/JwyxrVnGZUx

February 4th & 5th: World Day for Consecrated Life will be celebrated in the Church on Thursday, February 2, 2017 and in parishes on the weekend of February 4-5, 2017. Please pray for all those who have made commitments in the consecrated life, and be sure to thank them on their special day. May they continue to be inspired by Jesus Christ and respond generously to God’s gift of their vocation.

February 9th: Holy Hour for Vocation
CHOSEN: Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations. Every 2nd Thursday at 8pm at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in Norwood, OH. Co-sponsored by the Archdiocese Vocations Office and Children of Mary. For more information please contact: childrenofmary@juno.com
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/xqMdHhyiAUJ2

February 11th & 12th: The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist are hosting a Vocation Discernment Retreat for young women, ages 16-33, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The retreat features Eucharistic Adoration, conferences and talks, and fun with the Sisters!
Register online at www.sistersofmary.org

February 14th: For Love Alone – Do you feel called to religious life? Do you have questions or want to know more? An evening of inquiry for women ages 16 and older. FEBRUARY 14 at 6:30pm at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in Norwood, OH. Hosted by the Sisters of Children of Mary. www.childrenofmary.net
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/xqMdHhyiAUJ2

February 17th: The Saint John the Baptist Province of the Order of Friars Minor will be conducting and “Come and See” Weekend Retreat during February 17 – 19, 2017. Contact the Vocation Office at 1-800 827-1082. for information.

February 17th-19th: COME AND SEE: Fathers of Mercy Discernment Retreat
Single Catholic men, ages 18-40, are invited to explore the vocation to the priesthood with the Fathers of Mercy on February 17-19 at the Fathers of Mercy Generalate House in Auburn, KY. For more information or to register contact Fr. Joseph Aytona, CPM at 270-542-4146 x.2 or vocations@fathersofmercy.com.

February 17th: Glenmary Home Missioners
Come & See Retreat – February 17-19, 2017 Men ages 18–46
Visit with Glenmary priests and brothers. Travel to a nearby mission. Share in community prayer and reflection. Meet other men who are discerning their call
513-881- 7411 vocations@glenmary.org

February 18th: Family-Friendly Square Dance for Run for the Call
Young adults from across Cincinnati are preparing a family-friendly square dance that will take place at Annunciation parish in Clifton in the evening of February 18th. The dance will benefit the Run for the Call fund, which provides emergency relief to seminarians to allow them to maintain their focus on the discernment of their vocation. Mark your calendars now and watch runforthecall.wordpress.com for more details.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/WPuqcpuK57s

February 18th: “Called to Love” 
A Vocation Retreat from 9:00-6:00 (Holy Mass, prayer, food, games, music, small groups with religious sisters, spiritual guidance talks). Young women 6th grade and olderEmail your confirmation to: sjwvocations @gmail.com
Questions-call Sister Patricia Jean at 859-912-4405.
All Saints Church Hall, Walton, KY, Exit 171 on I-75
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/NsX3k7LBHku

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 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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