The Steps and The Seminary
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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

The following is a list of all the religious vocation-related upcoming events happening in and around the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Thanks goes to the Serra Club of Greater Cincinnati for their efforts at collecting all the information for these events:

April 27-29: Come and See Retreat
The Sisters of the Precious Blood invite young women to come share in their spirituality of feeding the hungry in a weekend of discernment, prayer and service. For more information or to register contact Sr. Patty Kremer, CPPS or call 937-609-0653.

April 28-29: Discernment Retreat for Young Women
The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist invite young women, Juniors in high school to age 33, to join them on a spiritual retreat that includes Holy Mass, Divine Office, Rosary and the opportunity to enjoy time with the Sisters. You will hear conferences given about Mary and the Eucharist, as well as on the specific theme of the retreat. Follow the links above to learn more or to register. The cost of the retreat is $35.

April 28: Transitional Diaconate Ordination
The Archdiocese will celebrate the ordination of 9 new transitional deacons at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains on Saturday, April 28th at 11am. Please pray for these men as they begin their lives as ministers at the altar and continue their discernment toward priesthood: Rev. Mr. Ambrose Dobroszi, Rev. Mr. Jedidiah Tritle, Rev. Mr. Andrew Hess, Rev. Mr. Zachary Cecil, Rev. Mr. Elias Mwesigye, Rev. Mr. Jeffrey Stegbauer, Rev. Mr. Christian Cone-Lombarte, Rev. Mr. Mark Bredestege, and Rev. Mr. Alex Biryomumeisho.

NEW! Spiritual Motherhood of Priests in our Parish
Our parish is joining all the parishes across the Archdiocese in launching a new prayer apostolate that encourages women to consider becoming a spiritual mother to one priest or seminarian of our Archdiocese. Prayer for priests and seminarians has been proven to be effective throughout the history of the Church and we would like all the women of the parish to consider signing their name to the poster located in the vestibule and taking a packet of materials to begin praying for your new spiritual son. For more information about this apostolate please visit

May 10: CHOSEN: Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations
The Children of Mary invite all to their monthly holy hour for those discerning a religious vocation or would like to pray for vocations from 8-9pm at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center on the 2nd Thursday of every month.

May 19: Priesthood Ordination
The Archdiocese will celebrate the ordination of four new priests at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains at 11:00am on Saturday, May 19th. Please pray for these men as they begin their priestly ministry: Fr. Craig Best, Fr. Jarred Kohn, Fr. Andy Smith, and Fr. Jacob Willig.

May 21-25: Silent Discernment Retreat
The Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi invite young women to a weekend of silent discernment at their house of formation in Atlanta, GA. For more information about the retreat or to register visit or contact

May 23-27:  Vocation Discernment Retreat
The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia invite young women who are seriously discerning their call to the consecrated life to join them for a time of discernment, prayer and community living. For more information or to sign up visit or contact Sr. Peter Marie, OP at

Vocation Retreat with the Children of Mary:
The Children of Mary invite all young women discerning the religious life to learn more about their community through a personal vocation retreat. These retreats can be requested at anytime through their website

The Steps and The Seminary

Rev. Dan Schmitmeyer
Vocations Director

(513) 421-3131 x.2890
(800) 686-2724

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Mr. Wayne Topp
Associate Director

(513) 421-3131 x.2891
(800) 686-2724

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