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Out and About in the Archdiocese for October 2023

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1) Celebrating the Assumption

Saint Ursula Academy in Cincinnati celebrated the Feast of the Assumption and their opening Mass on Aug. 15. Father Michael Graham presided and shared an energetic liturgy with the entire student body. His key message was “As Mary is now, we will one day be!”

2) Eucharistic Miracles

The Eucharistic Miracles Conference, held at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center Aug. 11-13 was a great success. Attendees were treated to Mass, nine speakers, music and even a cooking demonstration!

3) Mass at CJ in Dayton

Dayton’s Chaminade Julienne High School faculty and staff gathered together for Mass to celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Aug. 15. They asked for God’s blessing for the 2023- 2024 school year.

4) Moeller Raises Funds for Hawaii

The students, faculty and staff at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati donned their best Hawaiian shirts to raise money for St. Anthony School of Maui. Carl Kremer, Moeller’s principal, called David Kenney, head of school at St. Anthony, to check in and see how they were affected by the wildfires. Kenney said their building has not been damaged, but many students, faculty and staff suffered from the devastation. The final gift to St. Anthony was over $5,000 with donations collected at school, the football game and Moeller’s match of funds raised by the faculty and staff.

5) Sisters Celebrate 100 Years in Dayton

The Sisters of the Precious Blood are celebrating a century of presence at Salem Heights, located on Salem Avenue, the religious community’s central home since 1923. Over the past century, Sisters of the Precious Blood have been active in a variety of ministries in the Dayton area, including education, parish ministry, food and domestic service, health care and social justice. Sisters also serve throughout the U.S. and in Chile and Guatemala.

6) 911 Assembly

The Saint Ursula Academy Military Appreciation Club hosted an all-school assembly commemorating 9/11. Club members shared video and audio clips from that tragic day in US history with students, and profiled a couple of the many heroes who risked their lives to save others. In particular, they shared the story of “The Man in the Red Bandana” (Welles Crowther) who lost his life in the South Tower while rescuing at least 18 other people. In the end, students heard a message from James Dowdell, FDNY Firefighter, whose father FDNY Lt. Kevin Dowdell was another one of the heroes who lost his life in the South Tower on 9/11. Mr. Dowdell encouraged students to NEVER FORGET the bravery of the first responders who risked their lives on 9/11, and continue to risk their lives today.

7) Caito Class

Ms. Caito’s Christian Lifestyles class at Saint Ursula Academy has been examining the concept of “intuition.” Oftentimes, this so-called “intuition” may be God’s plans stirring inside us, urging us to listen to His voice. The Christian Lifestyles class went outside to be in nature to try to reflect upon the question “What do I need in my life right now?” After reflecting on the question, students were encouraged to draw, color, write, or doodle…allowing their intuition to be expressed creatively. As they took quiet time to listen to God’s voice, they shared, through a creative process, that they needed balance, sleep, support, and encouragement as they begin the new school year.

8) Canary Islands

Saint Ursula Academy prioritizes global education and experiences to help students grow. During August and September, Saint Ursula hosted nine (9) students from the city of Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands. Coordinated by our travel exchange partner LiveNLearn, the guest students lived with SUA host families and experienced school and American culture, while sharing some of their own.

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