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:

Spiritual Motherhood of Priests
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 24-26: Monastic Experience Weekend for Women
The Carmelite Monastery of Terre Haute, Indiana invites any young women, ages 18-40, who are seriously discerning a call to the religious life to a weekend experience of life in the Carmel. To learn more about this weekend or to register, check out the linked flyer above or visit

May 24-26: “Come and Be” Retreat
The Sisters of Notre Dame in Covington, KY invite all young women who are discerning their call to the religious life to a weekend of prayer, reflection and fellowship with the sisters at their convent. For more information or to register email Sr. Ruth Lubbers.

May 25: Young Adult Square Dance for Run for the Call
Young adult groups from across Cincinnati are once again preparing for a rip-roaring, rootin’ tootin’, good ole fashioned country square dance for everyone who wants to join in the fun! Young adults, young families and those who are young at heart are invited to come to St. Gertrude in Madeira to enjoy live square dance calling by the very talented, Zeke Regula and more dance fun led by a DJ. Cost of entry is just $5/person over the age of 10 and includes food. Guests are invited to bring along a side dish or dessert to share if possible. All proceeds go to support our seminarians directly as they discern their call to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

June 1-5: Mission Immersion Retreat in Columbus, OH
The Dominican Sisters of Peace invite all single young women (ages 18-45) to experience service, prayer, community and fun during a week-long retreat at their Lakehouse. For more information and to register go to

June 7-8: Junior High Vocation Retreat
On Friday evening through Saturday afternoon, June 7-8, Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in Norwood is hosting a vocation retreat, “Cast Out Into the Deep,” for young men in grades 6-9. The retreat offers the opportunity to learn more about various male vocations in the church, pray in adoration and Holy Mass and meet priests, seminarians, and other young men exploring their call. There will also be time for recreation. For more information, contact 513-351-9800 or register here.

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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