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June 8, 2011

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Peter’s Pence Collection scheduled

ARCHDIOCESE — The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will hold the Peter’s Pence Collection the weekend of June 25-25.


The collection provides the pope with the financial means to respond with emergency assistance to those who are suffering as a result of war, poverty, oppression, natural disaster and disease. It was started centuries ago to provide financial support for the pope and has evolved to fund the Holy See’s charitable actions for those in need.

According to archdiocesan law, this is one of four designated collections where the entire offertory collection is sent to the Chancery for forwarding for the designated purpose. Proceeds are to be sent to the archdiocesan Finance Office in the week following the collection.



Lay ministry workshops in Maria Stein, McCartyville

ARCHDIOCESE — The Athenaeum of Ohio’s Lay Pastoral Ministry Program (LPMP) will offer two workshops in the northern area of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.  “Share This!  Evangelization, Catechesis and the New Media,” presented by Sean Ater, will be held Wednesday, June 29, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Spiritual Center of Maria Stein  Cost is $15 per person, which includes a continental breakfast.


“God’s Word – Today’s World:  Using Scripture in Parish Ministry,” presented by Msgr. Ken Morman, will be held Thursday, July 21, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, McCartyville. Cost is $25 per person, which includes continental breakfast and lunch.


For more information, call 513-231-1200, or to download the registration form, visit www.athenaeum.edu.  These workshops are open to all.



University of Dayton honors famous carpenter

DAYTON DEANERY — The University of Dayton School of Engineering will honor one of mankind’s most famous carpenters, a close relative to engineers, with a statue that also will recognize engineering’s Catholic roots.


The school will dedicate a sculpture depicting St. Joseph, husband of Mary, mother of Jesus; carrying the boy Jesus on his shoulders at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 11, during the university’s reunion weekend.


“In our Catholic, Marianist tradition, we educate our students to be problem-solvers who respect the world and shape it for the good of others,” said Tony Saliba, dean of the School of Engineering.


“This statue of St. Joseph represents that intersection of skill and compassion, dedication and ingenuity.”


The statue will greet students, faculty, staff and visitors to Kettering Laboratories, home to the School of Engineering. The project is being made possible by a gift from alumnus Tim Beach his wife, Karen. Another alumnus, Marianist Brother Joe Aspell, designed the bronze statue.


“My art is trying to show people a larger context for understanding their faith,” Brother Joe said.


The dedication will kick off a yearlong celebration of the engineering school’s 100th anniversary.



Local man ordained a Dominican priest

ST. MARY’S DEANERY —  Brother Ignatius John (formerly Brad) Schweitzer was ordained to the priesthood in the Dominican order on May 27 at St. Dominic Church in Washington, D.C.


Father Schweitzer joined the order in 2004 and has been in Washington for seminary education and formation at the Dominican House of Studies.


The son of Ed and Marily Schweitzer of Celina, he is a graduate of Anna High School and the University of Dayton.


He celebrated his first Mass in his home parish of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in McCartyville on June 4.


Mount St. Joseph holds summer spirituality institute

ST. LAWRENCE DEANERY — Speakers, relevant topics and the opportunity for professional development and academic credit are offered to participants in this year’s Summer Spirituality Institute to be held at the College of Mount St. Joseph June 27-July 1. Registration is now open for this institute, which has as its theme “Ministry and Spiritual Care: Vocation and Profession.”


David Lichter, executive director of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, will officially open the institute at 12 p.m. on Monday, June 27, with his keynote address: “Ministry and Spiritual Care: Vocation and Profession.”


Guest lectures addressing topics of current interest in the field of pastoral care will be presented at noon Tuesday through Thursday of the institute. These lectures are free and open to the public:

• Tuesday, June 28, Sister of Charity Marge Kloos will present “Spiritual Care of Women: Trends, Expectations and Musings.”

• Wednesday, June 29, Ken Czillinger will present “Pastoral Care in the Hospice Setting.”

• Thursday, June 30, Eileen English  will present “The Pastoral Care of Military Veterans.”


Course descriptions, online registration and further information are available at www.msj.edu/spirituality or by calling the Mount’s department of religious and pastoral studies at 513-244-4496.





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