The Steps and The Seminary
The Steps and The Seminary
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:

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 cincinnativocations.org/spiritual-motherhood-of-priests.

July 20-22:  Come & See Retreat for Teens
The Glenmary Home Missioners offer their first opportunity for young men in discernment to come and spend a weekend of prayer, service and fellowship with them. Young men, ages 16-19 are encouraged to visit glenmary.org for more information and to register.

August 9: Meet the New Dominican Novices and New Vocation Director
The Dominican Friars of the Eastern Province (or Province of St. Joseph) have just announced their new vocation director, Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, OP and he and all the Dominicans at the Friary at St. Gertrude in Madeira are hosting an event for all young men, 18-34, who are discerning a call to the religious life. RSVP to Fr. Janczyk.

August 10-12: Come and See Weekend with Glenmary Home Missioners
The Glenmary Home Missioners invite men ages 18-45 who are discerning the call to the religious life to a weekend to visit with Glenmary priests and brothers, travel to a Glenmary mission, share in community prayer and reflection, and meet other men that are discerning their vocation. Please call 513 881 7411 or email vocation@glenmary.org.

August 18: Graced Retreat for Girls
All girls in grades 6-12 and their chaperones are invited to a one-day retreat at All Saints – Yorkville Campus in Guilford, IN during which they will have a chance to pray with and hear talks from several communities of women religious. There will also be a catered lunch provided. There is no cost for the retreat though free will donations are accepted. RSVP to cherylrose73@gmail.com by August 15th.

August 24-26: Called to Love Discernment Retreat with Sister of St. Joseph the Worker
The Sisters of St. Joseph the Worker are hosting a weekend discernment retreat for young women ages 18-30 who would like to discern further if the Lord is calling them to the Consecrated Life. For more information and to register contact Sr. Patricia Jean, SJW at sjwvocations@gmail.com. Deadline to register is August 17th.

August 31-September 3: Come and See Weekend with the Trappist Monks of Gethsemane, KY
Single Catholic men 18 to 35 are invited to weekend retreat during which they will have the opportunity to chant with the monks, tour work places and Merton’s Hermitage, attend the Abbot’s weekly talk, meet others who know “how God is working in their lives.” No cost or donation. Email vocations@monks.org.

September 21-23: Discernment Weekend with Dominican Friars
Young Catholic men 18-34 who are discerning their call to join the Dominican Order of Preachers are invited to join in a discernment weekend at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. Contact Fr. Jacob Janczyk, OP to RSVP.

September 28-30: Mission Trek Discernment Weekend with Glenmary Sisters
The Glenmary Sisters invite young women, ages 21-45 to join them for a Vocation Discernment Weekend that offers the opportunity to spend time with the Sisters and travel to the various mission areas they serve. To RSVP contact barbara@glenmarysisters.org or 706-414-2982.

September 28-30: Come and See Weekend with Glenmary Home Missioners
The Glenmary Home Missioners invite men ages 18-45 who are discerning the call to the religious life to a weekend to visit with Glenmary priests and brothers, travel to a Glenmary mission, share in community prayer and reflection, and meet other men that are discerning their vocation. Please call 513 881 7411 or email vocation@glenmary.org.

October 10: Andrew Dinner – Holy Rosary in St. Mary’s
October 16: Andrew Dinner – St. Margaret of York in Loveland
October 25: Andrew Dinner – St. Luke in Beavercreek

High school aged men who are discerning their call to the priesthood are invited to come with their pastors to a dinner with Archbishop Schnurr where they will learn more about seminary life. Fr. Dan Schmitmeyer and seminarians will also be at the dinner to answer questions about discernment and to pray evening prayer with all those in attendance. All Andrew Dinners are free to attend but registration is encouraged in order to prepare enough food: cincinnativocations.org/andrewdinners18.

November 16-18: Diocesan Discernment Retreat
The Vocation Office is once again hosting an opportunity for men to spend a weekend at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in discernment of the vocation to the diocesan priesthood. Men will have the opportunity for silent prayer, Eucharistic adoration, Mass, confession, spiritual direction and spiritual conferences led by Fr. Dan Schmitmeyer. The weekend is free and is open to college-age men. Space is limited so reserve your spot early.

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 http://www.childrenofmary.net/vocationdiscernmentretreats.shtml.

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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