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

June 8-9: Cast Out Into the Deep JH Vocation Retreat
The Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center is hosting the annual Junior High Vocation retreat for students in grades 6-8. Participants will have a chance to meet men in different religious vocations as well as the opportunity to interact with the Vocation Directors of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the Diocese of Covington. Register online at

June 14: Prayer and Pizza Discernment Evening
Single Catholic men, age 18 and over, are invited to relaxing evening of prayer and socializing with current seminarians at the rectory at St. John Neumann in Cincinnati. The evening begins at 6:00 with evening prayer followed by the opportunity to eat and hang out with current seminarians and Fr. Schmitmeyer, our vocation director. Reservations are requested so enough food can be ordered.

June 16-21: Search and Serve Vocation Retreat 
The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in St. Louis, MO invite all young women 18-40 who are discerning the religious life to spend a week discerning in action. For more information or to register go to

July 6-8: Come and See Retreat for Men
The Glenmary Home Missioners are once again offering an opportunity for single Catholic young men (18-45) to experience the life of a Missionary through prayer, fellowship and service. For more information or to register contact Br. David Henley at

July 8-12: Online Discernment Retreat for Women
The Daughters of Charity offer young women the opportunity for a digital retreat with their community. During this retreat you will have access to spiritual direction and prayerful reflections that will aid you in your discernment journey. For more information or to register visit

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 for more information and to register.

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

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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