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St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
Adult Faith Formation
Some programs are hosted by our neighboring parishes.
9080 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd., West Chester, Ohio 45069
513-777-6433 •
Events are at St. John the Evangelist Church (777-6433), St. Maxilmilian-Kolbe Church (777-4322),
or St. Susanna Church (398-3821)
Events taking place in St. John Church or Chapel will be live-streamed. Visit
to watch the event live or view our archives (available 30 days after event.)
“Spirited Seniors” - A Senior Ministry
Second Tuesday Each Month • 11:30 a.m. at St. John—Pavilion
The Spirited Senior Ministry is open to members of the parish who are 55 years old or older and their spouses. The Ministry meets
on the second Tuesday of the month beginning at 11:30 a.m. for lunch. There is a $10 donation accepted to offset the cost of lunch,
but the donation is waived for anyone unable to contribute. Lunch is followed by a guest speaker or entertainer and a short business
meeting ending by 1:30 p.m. The Ministry does not meet in June and has an outing to a Reds game in August. For additional information, contact Joanne or Marty McClain at 513.779.3575 or by email at [email protected]
Small Church Communities at St. John Church
Interested in gathering periodically with fellow parishioners to share your faith together? If so, please see the back of this brochure for
further information about Small Church Communities.
“Catholicism: The New Evangelization” —by Fr. Barron
Sundays, September 14-28, October 12 & 19 • 10:10-11:10 a.m. at St. Susanna—St. Susanna Room
There is no cost to this event nor is registration required. Contact St. Susanna for more information.
“Pillar II: Sacraments”
2 Offerings: Mondays, Begins September 15 • 7 p.m. at St. Susanna—St. Isadore Room
-OR- Wednesdays, Begins September 17 • 9:30 a.m. at St. Susanna—St. Isadore Room
Ascension Press Study with DVD & Study Book. 12 Sessions. “Sacraments” helps us to learn about the power and
purpose of the sacraments; how they are fonts of inexhaustible grace that can transform your life, providing strength,
healing and hope. $28 for materials. Please pre-register.
Momnipotent by Danielle Bean
Mondays, Begins September 15 • 9:30 a.m. at St. Susanna—St. Susanna Room
Is being a mother what you thought it would be? The exhaustion, monotony, mounting unfinished projects, loss of
a sense of self can lead to disillusionment and overwhelmedness. Discuss real issues moms face every day and learn
how to find the life God created you to be with peace, balance, & joy! 8 sessions. $24.50 (includes book & journal).
Please pre-register.
The 12 Keys to Spiritual Vitality: Powerful Lessons in Living Agelessly
Mondays, Begins September 15 • 9:30 a.m. at St. Susanna—St. Isadore Room
For ages 50 and up! This Program magnifies the true meaning of aging and spirituality; it provides the practical means for making
the most of the lifelong years, opening to God’s grace, and becoming “Ageless in the Lord.” Participants learn how to transform aging
from the “thief in the night” into the “master teacher.” Free. Pre-registration is helpful.
Faith Parenting Alone
Mondays, September 15-29 • 6:30-7:45 p.m. at St. Max—Church
Is your spouse constantly out of town for work or deployed with the military? Are you divorced or a single parent? Perhaps both
parents just aren’t Catholic. For whatever reason, do you shoulder the responsibility of raising your child in the faith alone? Then this
workshop is for you! Join us as we explore ways to appreciate our solitary journey and to reach out to others in the community for
support and assistance. For more information or to register, call Sharon Christy at 777-4322 or [email protected]
Table Talk Lunch Series
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, Begins September 16 • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at St. Susanna—St. Isadore Room
Bring your brown bag lunch. Drinks will be provided. Faith discussion and fellowship required! Check the St. Susanna website for
updates. No fee. Pre-registration is helpful but not required.
Brown Bag Book Club
Thursday, September 18 • 12-1 p.m. at St. Max—Rooms 2 & 3
Bring a lunch and enjoy fellowship and good reading with others. Check out the St. Max website for more information at
“Theology of the Body: Into the Heart”
Thursdays, September 18-November 6; 2nd Half Begins Thursday, January 8 • 9:30 a.m. at St. Susanna—St. Isadore Room
There are 16 sessions broken into two 8 week sessions-one in fall and continuing in January. Builds upon the “Introduction to the
Theology of the Body.” Discover what saints & mystics have always known? A life of ecstasy and deep union with God is not only
possible—it’s what you were created for and a lot closer than you think! $16.95. Please pre-register.
Quick Journey through the Bible in a Day Workshop
Saturday, September 20 • St. Susanna—St. Susanna Room
Cost is $30 and includes a light lunch. Pre-registration is required. Please contact St. Susanna Church for more details.
First Friday Date Nights for Married Couples
Begins October 3 • 7-9 p.m. at St. Max—Large Conference Room
Light refreshments and fun are on the menu for First Friday Date Nights! Come and meet some new friends, enjoy the company of
old friends, and grow closer to your spouse and God! Baby-sitting will be provided free of charge each month, but reservations must
be made in advance. For more information or to register, call Sharon Christy at 777-4322 or [email protected]
Saints and Holy Grub: October Baby
Saturday, October 4 • 6:30 p.m. at St. Susanna—St. Susanna Room
Come see a movie and break bread with fellow parishioners. For adults and families! Donation suggested for food.
Pre-register. October Baby is a story of a young woman named Hannah, who learns that she was almost aborted as a
baby in the womb. She then embarks upon a road trip to understand the circumstances of her birth. Rated PG-13.
“Respecting Life”
Sunday, October 5 • 10:10-11:10 a.m. at St. Susanna—St. Susanna Room
There is no cost to this event nor is registration required. Contact St. Susanna for more information.
“Theology of the Body”
Mondays, October 6-November 24 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Max—Church
This workshop is for young and old, singles and married couples. Come and learn all about St. John Paul II’s ground-breaking
“Theology of the Body.” This is an opportunity to learn the awesomeness of the creation of all humankind. This workshop will be
presented by Ruah Woods. For more information call Tammy Sylvestri at 513-378-2507.
“Immigration Issues and Catholic Social Teaching”
Monday, October 20 • 7-8:30 p.m. at St. John—Favret Hall
Fr. Mike Pucke, Pastor of St. Julie Billiart parish, will come to address the issue of “Immigration.” About 12 years ago
the Archdiocese established a Hispanic Ministry Center for Butler County and environs at St. Julie. Over the years the
parish has made slow steady progress toward integrating the Spanish-speakers into the total life of the Parish. Fr. Mike
will examine the reality of immigration around the world through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching. Furthermore,
he will share his experiences serving the Hispanic community in Hamilton, as well as his five years as a missionary in Chile. These
ministries have given Fr. Mike a unique and insightful perspective on the suffering and challenges facing the immigrant community.
Ultimately, we will be challenged to explore a Christian response to this complex issue.
Generations of Faith: “Be Christ to One Another”
Tuesday, October 21 or Wednesday, October 22 (Attend the night that best fits your schedule)
6-8:30 p.m. at St. John—Center & Church
We will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner in the Center. Afterwards, parishioner Leslie Nelson and the Pastoral Staff will
lead an interactive presentation in the Church offering age appropriate activities related to our theme, “Be Christ
to One Another.” Pre-registration is required at, or call 777-6433.
Annulment Q&A
Sunday, October 26 • 1 p.m. at St. Max—Gym
With the divorce rate at 50%, chances are if you are not divorced you know someone who is. Annulments can be a grace-filled healing for your broken marriage. If you want to know more, come join us for a light lunch and learn about what an annulment is (and
is not!). For more information or to register, call Sharon Christy at 777-4322 or [email protected]
“The Invisible Chapel”—A look at Catholic Social Teaching and Immigration
Sunday, November 2 • 10:10-11:10 a.m. at St. Susanna—St. Susanna Room
There is no cost to this event nor is registration required. Contact St. Susanna for more information.
“Exploring the Joy of the Gospel: The Teaching of Pope Francis”
Wednesday, November 5 • 7–8:30 p.m. at St. John—Chapel
Since the first day on which Pope Francis took office, he has impressed the world with his simple message
of mercy, service, and renewal. His gestures of compassion and kindness have reached every corner of our
world. Now, however, we also have access to the mind and heart of Pope Francis in the words of his recent
letter—“The Joy of the Gospel”—which he has directed to the entire Christian community. It communicates
his dream for our Church and our world. Please join us on Wednesday, November 5, at 7 p.m., when we will
examine this beautiful letter together, with the help of Fr. Dan Hartnett, S.J., Pastor of Bellarmine Parish
(Xavier University). Prior to this assignment, Fr. Dan worked for over twenty years among the poor in Lima
(Peru). He was later appointed to the Considine Chair in Applied Ethics at Loyola University Chicago where
he taught for over ten years.
Marriage Enrichment Wine Tasting Night
Saturday, November 8 • 7-10 p.m. at St. Max—Gym
Join us for a fabulous night of entertainment and fine wine! Child care will be provided if registration is received in
advance. For more information call Tammy Sylvestri at 513-378-2507.
“Inhabiting the Land” —A look at Catholic Social Teaching and Immigration
Sundays, November 9 & 16 • 10:10-11:10 a.m. at St. Susanna—St. Susanna Room
There is no cost to this event nor is registration required. Contact St. Susanna for more information.
“Jesus, the Word Became Flesh” Footprints of God Series with Steve Ray
Sundays, November 23-December 21 • 10:10-11:10 a.m. at St. Susanna—St. Susanna Room
There is no cost to this event nor is registration required. Contact St. Susanna for more information.
Advent by Candlelight for Women
Sunday, November 30 • 7-10 p.m. at St. Max—Large Conference Room
Kick off your Advent with other women of faith in an evening of reflection, prayer and fellowship. For more information or to register,
call Sharon Christy at 777-4322 or [email protected]
Advent Adult Faith Formation Event
Monday, December 1 • 6:30-8 p.m. at St. Max—Church
For more information or to register, call Sharon Christy at 777-4322 or [email protected]
Young Adult Ministry Presents: The Reason for the Season—Christmas (For the Whole Parish)
Wednesday, December 3 • 7 p.m. at St. John—Chapel
There is more to Christmas than shopping, wrapping, baking, and decorating. Let’s come together and read the
Christmas Story, reflect, and discuss what Christmas is really about for all of us as Catholics. Bring your Bible to follow along. Friends and family are welcome (teens and older)!
Date Nights for Married Couples: “Remember Your Love”
Saturday, December 6 • St. Susanna
Each date night will have a focus on the blessings couples are to one another and how our faith in Jesus is at the heart! Dinner and
book included in this first evening. $30 (includes babysitting if needed). Please pre-register. Contact St. Susanna for more information.
Saints and Holy Grub: The Fourth Wise Man
Saturday, December 13 • 6:30 p.m. at St. Susanna—St. Susanna Room
This is about a fourth Magi named Artaban who pursues the Messiah for 33 years only to miss Him at every turn. Along
the way he uses his gifts to help people. Rated G. Donation suggested for food. Please pre-register.
Adult Faith Formation
Mondays, January 5-February 9 • 6:30-8 p.m. at St. Max—Church
For more information or to register, call Sharon Christy at 777-4322 or [email protected]
Church History (Part 2 of 2)
Mondays, Begins January 5 • 7 p.m. at St. Susanna—St. Isadore Room
-OR- Wednesday, Begins January 7 • 9:30 a.m. at St. Susanna—St. Isadore Room
Eight week series led by Fr. Bob Farrell. Starts from the Reformation to the Church today! Free. Please pre-register.
Catholics Returning Home (Offered After Christmas & Again After Easter)
Wednesdays, January 7-February 4 • 7-9 p.m. at St. John—Staff Conference Room (basement of Favret Hall)
-OR- Wednesdays, April 8-May 6 • 7-9 p.m. at St. John—Staff Conference Room (basement of Favret Hall)
Do you know someone who has drifted away from the Church? Most of us don’t have to look very far to find non-practicing Catholics
in our circle of family and friends. Many of us are concerned about these loved ones, but we don’t know how to help them. Obviously,
most of them are searching, but how can we help them find their way home? As baptized, practicing Catholics, we have a precious
gift of faith and love from the Lord that needs to be shared with our non-practicing brothers and sisters. First, we need to pray for
them. Next, we need to extend a personal invitation to them to come home to the Catholic Church. Most are just waiting for an
invitation to return—mistakenly, they think they’ve been excommunicated and are not welcome to return for a variety of reasons.
Are negative feelings toward the Church or its members keeping our brothers and sisters away? Many carry with them a tremendous
amount of guilt and misinformation about the Church and are afraid of approaching the Church for fear of being rejected. You can
make a dramatic difference in someone’s life simply by reaching out to them and telling them that we miss them and want them to
come home to our Church family. Please note: You do not have to attend each session. For more information contact Deacon Jerry
Barney at 777-6433, ext. 121 or [email protected]
Date Nights for Married Couples: “Marriage is...”
Saturday, January 10 • St. Susanna
Desserts included in this second evening. $8 (includes desserts, drinks, and babysitting if needed). Please pre-register.
Poverty Awareness Month: Lessons on Background in America, “Faultless” Orphans in America, “Poverty Cure Series”
Sundays, January 11-February 1 • 10:10-11:10 a.m. at St. Susanna—St. Susanna Room
There is no cost to this event nor is registration required. Contact St. Susanna for more information.
Saints and Holy Grub: The Way
Saturday, January 24 • 6:30 p.m. at St. Susanna—St. Susanna Room
Donation suggested for food. Please pre-register. Contact St. Susanna for more information.
Marriage Enrichment Breakfast
Saturday, January 31 • 8:30 a.m. at St. Max—Gym
For more information call Tammy Sylvestri at 513-378-2507.
Jesse Romero
Saturday, February 7 • 8:30 a.m. at St. Max—Church
Where can you find a Catholic speaker who is nationally known as the “Latin lover of our Lord and our Lady?” Where can you listen
to a former kickboxing champion and current Catholic radio host who will welcome you weekly to “the Lord’s gym with... your
spiritual fitness trainer?” After rediscovering his Catholic roots, Jesse studied and prayed his way back to a fervent on-going practice
of the Catholic Faith. Through his experiences with non-Catholics and fallen-away Catholics alike, Jesse is well-versed on all Catholic
issues and topics. For more information or to register, call Fr. Jim Romanello at 777-4322 or [email protected]
11th Annual St. Valentine Dinner Party: “Laughter is Relaxing, Relaxation is Spiritual, Try It”
Saturday, February 14 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. John—Favret Hall
Find and use your strengths and those of your partner to renew the most important relationship of your life. Join
us as we strive to make our marriages happier! Parishioners Connie & Dennis Caruso are our speakers. They have
been married for over 33 years. They have two adult married children, a son and a daughter, giving them an additional son-in-law and daughter-in-law as well as four grandchildren, ages three and under. The Carusos joined St.
John Parish when they moved to West Chester during the summer of 1992 and remain extremely grateful to share
in the St. John Parish community. A fee of $15 per couple is due in advance which covers the costs for a delicious, catered meal. Bring
your own bottle of wine to share at your table. Because of the cost of a caterer, pre-registration is a must. The registration deadline
is Monday, February 9. Contact Jerry Barney to reserve your spot at 777-6433, x121, or [email protected]
“The Big Question” A Study of Forgiveness
Sundays, February 15 & 22 • 10:10-11:10 a.m. at St. Susanna—St. Susanna Room
There is no cost to this event nor is registration required. Contact St. Susanna for more information.
God’s Love Story
Thursdays, February 19-March 26 • 9:30-10:30 a.m. at St. Max—Hospitality Room
The readings at the Easter Vigil are a powerful story of God’s immense love for us. Join us during the Lenten season to read the love
letters God gave to us and discover how from the very beginning, God’s desire was for each and every one of us. For more information
or to register, call Sharon Christy at 777-4322 or [email protected]
Parish Lenten Mission: “Be Christ to One Another”
Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday, February 23, 24, & 25 • 7-8:30 p.m. at St. John—Church
Back again by popular demand, Fr. Norm Langenbrunner and Jeanne Hunt will lead us through a three night reflection on
“How we can be Christ to one another.” This message is especially important as we all hope to renew our faith and Christian
purpose this Lenten season. We hope you can attend all three nights, but each evening’s session is able to stand alone, so feel
free to participate when you are able. Fr. Norm and Jeanne are very dynamic presenters. We hope you will join us.
“Seven Deadly Sins”—Fr. Robert Barron
Sundays, March 1-22 • 10:10-11:10 a.m. at St. Susanna—St.Susanna Room
There is no cost to this event nor is registration required. Contact St. Susanna for more information.
“Couple Communication: Moving Forward Together”
Thursdays, March 5-26 • 7-9 p.m. at St. John—Pavilion (location change from print edition)
Couple Communication is an easy-to-learn, award-winning educational program that both partners participate in together. As a
couple, you learn 11 communication skills for talking, listening, making decisions, and resolving conflicts together effectively. Since
its beginning at the University of Minnesota Family Study Center, over 700,000 couples around the world have participated in this
theoretically grounded and well researched program. Through this program you can expect to: (1)Develop confidence that you can
communicate effectively together; (2) Create faster, better resolutions to conflicts; (3) Increase satisfaction in your relationship; (4)
Expand understanding of yourself and your partner; and (5) Reduce disagreements and tension. Dr. Tom Giordano is our speaker.
The fee is $35.00 per couple to partially cover the costs of the books and materials used. St. John Parish will subsidize the rest of the
costs. Pre-registration is a must by contacting Jerry Barney at 777-6433, x121, or [email protected] no later than February 26.
“Be Christ to One Another: The Ministry of St. Vincent de Paul”
Wednesday, March 11 • 7-8:30 p.m. at St. John—Chapel
A representative from the St. Vincent DePaul Ministry will speak about the various services provided to those in need by this very
special organization. This will also be an opportunity to learn about the different ways you can support their efforts.
Date Night: “What Keeps You Together”
Saturday, March 14 • St. Susanna
Appetizers and games are included in this third evening. $8 (includes desserts, drinks, and babysitting if needed). Please pre-register.
Walking Toward Eternity II: Engaging the Struggles of Your Heart
Wednesdays, Begins April 1 • 9:30 a.m. in St. Susanna St. Isadore Room
-OR- Thursdays, April 16 • 7 p.m. at St. Susanna—St. Isadore Room
Second in a series. This is a study that can open our eyes to obstacles in our Christian walk such as greed, envy, fear and shame.
Through prayer, reflection, guidance and the aid of the Holy Spirit, engage these difficulties in a positive way as we continue toward
our goal. $16 for materials. Please pre-register.
“The New Life in the Spirit Seminar”
Wednesdays, April 8-May 27 • 7–9 p.m. at St. John—Favret Hall
“The New Life in the Spirit” seminar is an exciting opportunity for you to experience the power of the Holy Spirit in your
own life through a series of seven sessions focused on Spiritual Growth, New Life, God’s Gifts, Baptism in the Spirit and
Transformation, you will experience a very personal realization and deepening awareness of God’s presence as His spiritfilled gifts are activated in your life. This seminar will encourage and support you in a new understanding of the Holy Spirit, who will
set your heart on fire and fan the flames of your soul’s desire to live in the power and presence of God as you use your gifts to love and
serve others in new and unexpected ways. You will not be the same after you open the new gifts God has waiting for you. Please join
us. For more information contact Jim Jaeger at 513-317-1576, or [email protected]
“Care for God’s Creation”
Saturday, April 25 • 9 a.m. to noon at St. John—Pavilion
“Care for God’s Creation and Our Response This Earth Day” event, organized by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati,
will educate attendees about the Catholic teaching as it relates to protecting God’s creation and orientate them to
the St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor. It will also provide practical tips and resources on how
both parish facilities and households can improve their energy efficiency, protect the environment, and lower their
utility bills.
Recommended Media from the Evangelization Committee
Nearby Worship, Spiritual Centers, & Events United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Confessions of a Mega-Church Pastor
St. John The Evangelist Church – West Chester
– Allen Hunt
9080 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, West Chester Prayer & Worship, Teaching & Beliefs, Is- Faith of the Early Fathers (3 Volume Set)
(513) 777-6433; website: sues and Actions, Daily Readings (Audio & – William Jurgens
Mass: Saturday – 5 p.m.; Sunday – 8 a.m., Video), Bible
Father, Forgive Me for I Am Frustrated:
9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.; Monday, Wednesday,
Growing in Faith – Fr. Mitch Pacwa
Thursday – 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday – 7 p.m.; Fri- About.Com Catholicism
Grateful and Giving
day – 8:30 a.m. Communion Service
– Deacon Donald R. McArdle
Topics, Blogs, Library, Top Issues, Respons- Hearing God’s Voice – Fr. Mark Burger
Christ Renews His Parish – Men’s Retreat
es, Help
January 24-25, 2015
Holiness Revolution – Dan DeMatte
Christ Renews His Parish – Women’s Retreat Sacred Space
Holy Spirit Make Your Home in Me
February 7-8, 2015
– Geroge T. Montague, S.M.
Life in the Spirit Series
Pray the Sacred Scriptures daily with the In His Spirit - Richard J. Hauser, S.J.
April & May 2015
Introduction to the Devout Life
help of on-screen
– Francis de Sales
Quarterly Events
Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist:
Commentary on Daily Readings
Unlocking the Secrets to the Last Supper
– Brant Pitre
Left to Tell – Immaculee Ilibagiza
Oldenburg Franciscan Center
Liturgy of the Hours, Morning Prayer, Eve- Let the Fire Fall – Fr. Michael Scanlon
ning Prayer, Night Prayer, Office of Readings My Life for the Poor
Sisters of St. Francis
– Mother Teresa of Calcutta
22143 Main Street, Oldenburg, IN 47036
No Turning Back – Fr. Donald Calloway
Henri Nouwen Society
Phone (812) 933-6437
Prayer Primer: Igniting a Fire Within
website: Podcast, Daily & Weekly Meditations, Blog – Fr. Thomas DuBay
Retreats, Events, Spiritual Direction, HealRediscovering Catholicism - Matthew Kelly
Learn-Discern, Prayers, Reflections, Blog
Rome Sweet Home – Scott Hahn
Search and Rescue: How to Bring Your Family
Catholic Beat
Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center
Website: www.thecatholicbeat.sacredheartra- and Friends into the Catholic Church
5440 Moeller Ave, Norwood, Ohio 45212
– Patrick Madrid; Local Catholic News, Daily
(513) 351-9800; website:
Surprised by Truth (1,2, 3) – Patrick Madrid
Events & Activities, Bible Studies, Prayers, Magnificat
Surrender! The Life Changing Power of Doing
Mass, Healing Mass, Confession, Adoration, PO Box 91, Spencerville, MD 20868-9978 God’s Will – Fr. Larry Richards
Rosary, Bible Studys
(301) 853-6600; website: www.magnificat. Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To
*Praise & Worship: Charismatic Prayer, net
– Anthony DeStefano
Tuesdays @ 7 p.m.
The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic
– Matthew Kelly
One Bread, One Body
Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford
The Rhythm of Life – Matthew Kelly
Presentation Ministries
5361 South Milford Road, Milford, Ohio
3230 McHenry Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211 The Shack – William P. Young
Phone (513) 248-3500
Theology of the Body for Beginners
(513) 662-5378
– Christopher West
Retreats, workshops, spiritual direction
Where is That in the Bible – Patrick Madrid
The Word Among Us
Spiritual Education & Training
7115 Guilford Drive, Suite 100, Frederick, Music Artists
Presentation Ministries
MD 21704, (800) 775-9673 (Toll Free), Casting Crowns
Bible Institute Committee
Chris Tomlin
(301) 874-1700, website:
3230 McHenry Ave.
David Crowder Band
Cincinnati, OH 45211(513) 922-0923
Lincoln Brewster
Matt Maher
Sacred Heart Radio - WNOP
One Bread One Body, Daily Bread Radio, 740 AM or 89.5 FM
Matthew West
Small Church Communities, Retreats, Bible Website:
Mercy Me
Institute, Bible College, Prayer Room
Michael W. Smith
Schedule, Events, Homilies, Prayer Tools,
Saint of the Day, Online Store & Newsletter Newsboys
Equipping Ministries International
Phillips, Craig and Dean
3908 Plainville Road
Steve Angrisano
Cincinnati, OH 45227 (513)742-1100
Steven Curtis Chapman
A Biblical Walk Through the Mass
Third Day
– Edward Sri
Events, Workshops, Resources
Father Who Keeps His Promises – Scott Hahn Travis Cottrell
Rain Praise Band
An Invisible Thread – Laura Schroff
Where Ever You Are – Websites
Be A Man! – Fr. Larry Richards
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Note: Not all resources are Catholic; however
Beginning Apologetics – Fr. Frank Chacon
all represent a Christian Perspective.To view a
Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic
Ministries & Offices, News, Events, Calen- – David Currie
list of recommended reading from the St. John
dar, Being Catholic, Education
Pastoral Team, visit and Fundamentalism
– Karl Keating
Christ Renews His Parish - CRHP is an effective spiritual renewal process which calls together the members of the parish in order
to experience personal conversion and Christian community in the environment of our own parish. It is a personal rebirth and parish revitalization. There is a renewal weekend for women and for men. The next men’s weekend is January 24 & 25, 2015. The next
women’s weekend is February 7 & 8, 2015. For more info, contact Scott Steinke at 777-6433 or [email protected]
Adult Confirmation Preparation - Are you a baptized Catholic adult still in need of Confirmation? Confirmation of baptized Catholic adults will occur on Pentecost Sunday, May 24, at the 11:30 a.m. Mass. Weekly formation/preparation meetings for the sacrament
will be held on Wednesday evenings during the Lent and Easter seasons from 7-8:30 p.m. in Room D (basement of Favret Hall). Call
Deacon Jerry Barney at 777-6433, ext. 121, for further information, or to register.
RCIA- Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a formation opportunity that affords participants the opportunity to grow in their
relationship with God. Primarily it is designed to help non-Catholic adults discern whether or not the Lord is calling them to become
fully initiated members of the Catholic Church. If they choose to become a Catholic, they will be initiated at the Easter Vigil Mass on
April 4, 2015. The process is also for adult Catholics wishing to grow in their own Catholic faith, and to serve as spiritual companions
for the Candidates. Starting September 18, meetings will be held in Spirit House from 7-9 p.m. almost every Thursday evening until
shortly after Easter. If interested, or if you have questions, please call Deacon Jerry Barney at 777-6433, ext. 121.
Small Church Communities (Faith Sharing Groups) - Small groups meet periodically in the intimate setting of a parishioner’s
home. The times, dates, and frequency of meetings is determined by each group. Various resources are used to enable the participants
to share their faith journeys with each other. The possible forming of new groups that have been suggested are: (1) Mothers of school
age children meet during school hours while their children are away; (2) Family members of “active duty” military personnel; (3) “Post
Abortive” men and women. If interested or for further information, please contact Jerry Barney at 777-6433, ext. 121.
Bible Study - St. John uses the “Little Rock Scripture Study” program. It uses a Bible commentary and a faith reflection book to help
participants understand and apply the meaning of the Bible to their daily faith lives. The cost is only $9 per study. Groups meet weekly
for 9 to 10 weeks per study. Call Deacon Jerry Barney at 777-6433, ext. 121, to register. • 513-777-6433
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