World Day of Peace on the
Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
Cincinnati: Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains
Dayton: Immaculate Conception Church
Both Masses will be followed by a reception with light refreshments.
Masses will involve religious congregations, Catholic school students, and local agencies working to end modern-day slavery!
Upcoming Vocation events!
ARCHDIOCESE MARKS YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati, in union with the Catholic Church around the world, will celebrate members of religious orders and others in consecrated life during the Year of Consecrated Life called by Pope Francis from Nov. 30, 2014 to Feb. 2, 2016.
The theme for the celebration in the Archdiocese, reflecting the Pope’s goals for the Year, is “Celebrating the Past, Serving in the Present, Embracing the Future.”
The objectives he has approved for the Archdiocesan observance of the Year are to:
· increase the visibility of religious life / consecrated life;
“The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has a long and rich history of welcoming religious communities,” Archbishop Schnurr said, noting as examples that the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur are celebrating 175 years and the Poor Clare Sisters 25 years in the Archdiocese in 2015.
“Today 34 different Congregations of women and 12 different Congregations of brothers and priests minister in the Archdiocese – approximately 226 priests, 114 brothers, and 781 sisters. We are also blessed with the presence of Secular Institutes, public (Regnum Christi) and private associations (Children of Mary) of the faithful, and a Consecrated Virgin Living in the World. All of those are examples of the consecrated life.”
In addition to parish-wide observances, there will be two Archdiocesan events to mark the Year of Consecrated Life. Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer will preside at the opening Mass at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at Emmanuel Church in Dayton. Archbishop Schnurr will preside at the closing Mass at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in Cincinnati.
IN TALKING TO YOUR CHILDREN, remember to raise the call to church ministry. The process of answering God's call begins in childhood. Throughout adolescence and adulthood, the attitudes assumed in childhood begin to influence the course of one's life. A vocation or a talent will not grow to fruition unless it is nurtured in childhood and adolescence by a parent. SERRA USA
Events occurring during the week of 12/28/14
(Includes 12/29/14 thru 1/04/15)
Vocation Border Immersion | Jan. 3-8, 2015 in El Paso, TX - Travel, pray, and serve with us at the border and see consecrated life in action as you discern a vocation as a woman religious. For single Catholic women ages 18-40. Sponsored by the Daughters of Charity. Contact Sister Denise LaRock, D.C., at email@example.com or 410-646-2074. Register at http://daughters-of-charity.com