Father Dan Schmitmeyer
A late afternoon thunderstorm did not dampen the spirits of 150 high school students who attended the Youth Spirit Mass on Aug. 11. They simply switched the Mass location from the open front lawn of the Maria Stein Spiritual Center to St. John Church a short distance away. Wearing their
MARIA STEIN, Ohio (March 9, 2021) – At 7:00pm on Friday March 19, the Maria Stein Shine of the Holy Relics will celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph with a special feast day Mass. Traditionally, Catholics have honored the foster, or earthly, father of Jesus on this day. We meditate
Students at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School celebrated Vocation Day Nov. 4 during National Vocations Awareness Week. The day involved an all-school Mass concelebrated by Archdiocese of Cincinnati Vocations Director Father Dan Schmitmeyer and Father Larry Zurek, Vocations Director for the Franciscan Friars of St. John the Baptist Province.
How can we get more priests? How can we get more sisters and nuns? How can we get more religious brothers? These are questions I am asked all of the time in this assignment as vocation director. And all of these questions revolve around the issue of developing a culture