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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:

May 19-21: Called to Love Discernment Retreat
The Sisters of St. Joseph the Work will be offering the first of three discernment retreats this year on May 19-21. For more information, click on the link above or email Sr. Patricia Jean, SJW at

On Saturday, May 20th at 11am at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, Archbishop Dennis Schnurr will ordain to the Order of the Priesthood three men: Rev. Mr. David Doseck, Rev. Mr. Peter Langenkamp, and Rev. Mr. Alexander Witt. The ordination mass is open to all and we encourage all to experience this beautiful liturgy. Please join us in praying for these men.

June 2-4: Monastic Experience Weekend
The Benedictine Monks of St. Mary’s Monastery in Petersham, MA invite men 18-40 years of age who are interested in exploring their vocation to the consecrated life to come experience the life of the monks during the weekend of June 2-4. For more information about the experience click on the link above or contact Father Gregory at 978-724-3350 or  To learn more about the monks visit their website:

June 9-10: Cast Out Into the Deep: Jr. High Vocation Retreat
The Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center is once again hosting a vocation discernment retreat for 6-8th grade boys who are open to the Lord’s call to the priesthood and consecrated life. Details of the retreat can be found by clicking the link above or visiting Questions should be directed to or 513-351-9800.

June 9-11: Come Away Discernment Weekend
The Trappist Cistercian monks at New Melleray Abbey in Peosta, IA invite young Catholic single men (ages 23-45) who are discerning their call to the vowed consecrated life to join them for a weekend of prayer and participation in the life of the abbey. Get all the information about the retreat by clicking on the link above or by conacting Br. Paul Andrew at or 563-588-2319 x.199. To learn more about the monks visit their website:

June 30-July 2: Glenmary Home Missioners Come and See Retreat
Men ages 15-19 are invited to visit with Glenmary priests and brothers, travel to a nearby mission, and share in community prayer and reflection. They will also have the opportunity to meet other men who are discerning their call. For more details or to register call 513-881- 7411 or email

July 7-15: Stretch Your Heart Service and Discernment Retreat
The Sisters of Notre Dame invite young single Catholic women (ages 18-40) to a week long service and discernment retreat in New Orleans, LA. Details of this trip can be found by clicking the link above or by contacting Sr. Ruth Lubbers, SND at or 859-392-8118. You can also visit to learn more about the retreat and about the sisters and the good work they do.

July 9-13: Summer Online Discernment Retreat
The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul invite all single Catholic young women (18-40) to an online discernment retreat opportunity from July 9-13. There is no charge for the retreat. For more information about the retreat contact Sr. Virginia Ann Brooks, DC at or 812-963-7559 or visit

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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