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:

March 2-4: Duc in Altum Discernment Retreat
The Dominican Sisters Immaculate Conception Province in Columbus, OH invite young women, ages 18-35, who are discerning a call to the consecrated life to join them for a weekend of prayer, adoration, Mass, confession, spiritual talks and fun. For more details, click on the link above. To register contact columbus.OH@sistersop.com

March 8: 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.

March 9-11: Jesu Caritas Weekend
The Dominicans Sisters of St. Cecilia in Nashville, TN invite all young women agest 17-30 who are interested in religious life to a weekend of prayer, discernment and learning. To learn more or to register contact Sr. Peter Marie at vocation@op-tn.org or 615-256-0147. Cost of the retreat is $25.

March 9-11: What Do You Want of Me, Lord?
The Dominican Sisters of Peace invite you to come away to listen, pray, and reflect on how God is calling you to be a disciple at our Come and See retreat in Columbus. For more information, call or text Sister Pat Dual at 614-216-7688 or email pdual@oppeace.org.

March 11: Cast Your Nets – Northern Network
Sacred Heart of Jesus in McCartyville is once again hosting Cast Your Nets on Sunday, March 11 from 5-9pm. For more details talk to your youth minister or visit cincinnativocations.org/castyournets.

March 11: Holy Hour for Vocations
The seminarians at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West invite all to join in their quarterly holy hour for vocations from 5-6pm in the St. Gregory Chapel. For more information click on the event name above.

March 14: R U Called Dinner for Women Discerning the Consecrated Life
St. Francis de Sales in Lebanon is once again hosting the 2018 RU Called? Dinner for young women discerning the consecrated life. Bishop Joseph Binzer will be with us as well as Newer/Younger Members to the Consecrated Life and Vocation Ministers.  This is a “once again” event with a new program and a new video.  For more information and to register visit: cincinnativocations.org/r-u-called.

March 22-24: Come and See Retreat
The Congregation of Holy Cross welcomes high school juniors to a weekend at Old College, the undergraduate seminary on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, March 22 – 24, 2018. Contact the Office of Vocations at 574-631-6385 or email us at vocation@holycrossusa.org for more information.

March 23-25: Come and See Weekend
The Glenmary Home Missioners invite men ages 18-45 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 call. To sign up, call 513-881-7411 or email vocation@glenmary.org.

March 24-26: Marianist Discernment Retreat
Join us for a weekend of prayer, reflection, relaxation, input and conversation aimed to help us all listen more attentively to God’s call. Contact Sr. Nicole Trahan, FMI with questions at vocations.ohio@marianist.us.

April 6-8: Discernment Weekend
The Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph invite young men, ages 18-30, to join them at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC for a weekend discernment retreat. For more details or to RSVP contact the Vocation Director at 202.642.3597 or vocations@dominicanfriars.org.

April 6-8: Bring Hope to Life Retreat
The Sisters of Providence at Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods invite single Catholic women ages 18-42 to a free Come and See retreat weekend April 6-8, 2018. Deepen your prayer life. Get an inside look at the life and ministry of the Sisters of Providence. Explore where God is calling you. To learn more or register contact Sister Editha Ben, at 812-230-4771 (call or text) or eben@spsmw.org or visit ComeandSee.SistersofProvidence.org.

April 12: CHOSEN: Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations: CANCELLED
The Children of Mary will be traveling and doing missions away from the Holy Spirit Center on this day. Please plan to come for the final holy hour of the school year on May 10th.

April 13-14: Welcome Weekend at the Seminary
Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West will be opening its doors to all young men college age and older who are discerning their call to the diocesan priesthood. Please contact Fr. Schmitmeyer or visit cincinnativocations.org/welcomeweekend18.

April 13-15: Come and See Weekend
The Glenmary Home Missioners invite men ages 18-45 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 call. To sign up, call 513-881-7411 or email vocation@glenmary.org.

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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