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Good Friday Devotion

Youth ministers and campus ministers are invited to consider bringing your group to the annual devotion at Holy Cross - Immaculata Parish in Mount Adams. This annual tradition has been going on for over 150 years, and is one of the most unique devotions in the United States.  Junior high, high school and college students always enjoy this hands-on (or maybe feet-on) experience!   Many youth groups begin their pilgrimage at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Chains and then walk through downtown Cincinnati up the steps to Mount Adams. Other groups take part in the Way of the Cross-Way of Justice and  complete their day of prayer at Holy Cross-Immaculata. The blessing of the steps takes place at midnight on Friday.  The pilgrimage continues until midnight Saturday.  Muffins and donuts are provided (free-will offering) beginning at 6:00 a.m.  LaRosa’s Pizza  ($2/slice) is available beginning at 11:00 a.m. and the Fish Fry takes place from 3:00-7:00 (various prices).  Please call 513-721-6544 for more information.


College Student Leaders

Are you a college student who would like to pass on what you have received from the Lord, by serving on the Core Team that leads a high school retreat?  Consider serving on Oldenburg Academy's 2 day/1 night Junior Retreat, which is held just 35 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, and occurs on March 15-16, 2018 (Spring Break for many colleges).  If you have any interest this year or following years, please fill out the Google Form at the link below to give Brad Macke (campus minister at Oldenburg Academy) your contact info, and he will be in touch with you.  Also, see the flyer attached with details of the retreat, as well as the commitment involved in serving on the Core Team.  Please pass this opportunity on to any interested friends as well.


Dave & BUsters

Youth Group Packages which all include unlimited soda & tea as well as a Power Card to play games!


Camp River Ridge

Our Mission is to awaken, form, and launch Catholic youth apostles and transform culture.

Awaken:We reveal the love of Christ to young people and their families so He might reign in their hearts.

Form: We transform today's youth through the sacraments and prayer, friendship and team life, personal attention, and leadership training.

Launch: We help youth discover their mission in their families, the Church, and in culture.


Ulster Project Cincinnati has been bringing students from Northern Ireland here to Cincinnati for the month of July for 30 years.   

This year we will be bringing 12 teens from Enniskillen, Northern Ireland to live with host families here in Cincinnati.  During the month, the Northern Irish teens and their US teen hosts participate in month of activities designed to build friendships, break down barriers and develop leadership and conflict resolution skills.  In addition, we seek to develop in our teens the awareness and appreciation of the inherent dignity and value of every human person.

We are looking for one more young man to host a teen boy and participate in the program.
Ideally this would be Catholic freshman or sophomore student, but we are flexible with requirements if we find a good host fit.

For more information on the Ulster Project, please visit our website at ulsterprojectcincinnati.org


St. Vincent de Paul relies on volunteers.  Throughout the year, over 2,000 volunteers assist in our programs. Individuals are needed to help at the donation door, serve meals, assist in the dorms, and help at a front desk.  Groups help with laundry, sorting donations, and serve and provide meals. All students interested in volunteering will need to complete a student volunteer application. You may apply online at https://stvincentdayton.org/volunteer/, then attend a new volunteer orientation. To apply as a volunteer, please download the application, fill out and save the form, and email the completed application to volunteerinfo@stvincentdayton.org Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and volunteer onsite with a parent or another approved student volunteer.


Oddwalk Ministries, a music and witnessing duo, are available for a parish presentation/concert on either April 3 or 4 in the evening. We do quite a number of youth events, but also have done many parish-wide concerts, evenings with music and storytelling, etc.  I hope maybe something might work out!


Every summer, Franciscan University of Steubenville hosts some of the most educational and inspirational conferences available. Their “St. John Bosco Conference” is specifically for catechists and religious educators, and we encourage you to attend! This year’s Bosco conference is July 16-19, on the theme, “Holy Spirit: Bond of Love.” With over 110 workshops to choose from, there is something for everyone! Whether you’re involved in campus ministry, parish religious education, RCIA, youth ministry, or Catholic schools, you will find something to build you up and strengthen you for ministry. In addition, you will receive 10 credits in Vocare. Register by April 6 for “early bird” pricing. A limited number of partial scholarships are also available from the OED. For more information and to register, go to https://steubenvilleconferences.com/adult/sjb/.