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7th Annual Pot-Luck Dinner and Prayer Meeting, sponsored by the Mustard Seed Community, Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m., St. Joseph Heights. Bring a dish. Everyone is welcome for an evening of fellowship and music.

Bishop Brossart High School, Alexandria, BELIEVE, an evening of adoration with powerful praise and worship music, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., Munninghoff Family Performing Arts Center. All are welcome.

St. Joseph Parish, Camp Springs, Oktoberfish Dinners, Oct. 20 and 27, 4–7:30 p.m. Dine in and carry out.

Care Net Pregnancy Services of Northern Kentucky is in need of volunteers. Training sessions Oct. 18 and 25, 12 – 3 p.m. at Cold Spring Center or Nov. 1 and 8, 12 – 3 p.m. at Florence Center. Volunteer opportunities in Florence, Williamstown and Cold Spring locations. Advocates (3 hours/week) and Mentor Moms (4 hours/month) are needed. Call Lyndi Zemrodt 431-9178 ext. 3 or e-mail lyndi@carenetky.org.

Mother of God Parish, Covington, German Mass and Oktoberfest, Oct. 28. The German Language Mass will begin at 4 p.m. with an Oktoberfest celebration afterward in the Church Hall. German food and music are planned. All are welcome.

St. Barbara Parish, Erlanger, Annual Turkey Shoots, Oct. 21, 28 and Nov. 4., 12–5 p.m. on each date. Cost $3/shot or $15/6 shots. Information contact Larry Boemker 380-9260 or turkeyshootstbarbara@gmail.com.

St. Joseph Academy, Walton, Fall Festival, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Brianza Gardens & Winery. Free admission but certain activities require purchased tickets. Music, vendors, pumpkins, hay rides and more.

Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg Monastery is hosting a Day of Reflection on Dorothy Day, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost $30 and includes snacks and lunch. More information, contact Sr. Deborah Harmeling at sdhosb@yahoo.com or 331-6771.

Discernment of Spirits, Oct. 28, 9–11:30 a.m., St. Anne Retreat Center, Melbourne. Presentation by Divine Providence Sister Leslie Kenner. Program includes discussion about God’s desire to communicate and ways God speaks. Continental breakfast served. Free will offering accepted. RSVP by Oct. 25, to Ginny Kane, vmkane@zoomtown.com or call 250-8313.


The annual Seminary Ball will be held Nov. 3 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington, 6 p.m. Meet the diocese’s seminarians and support their education and formation. Call 392-1500.

First Friday Mass and Healing Service, sponsored by the Mustard Seed Community, Nov. 3, Thomas More College, Mary Seat of Wisdom Chapel. Music 7:15 p.m. and Mass at 7:30 p.m.

ExploreMore, a premier enrichment program for gifted students, is partnering with Thomas More College and offering fall sessions, Nov. 4, 11 and 18, Covington Latin campus, 9 –11:30 a.m. More information www.exploremore.rocks.

Newport Central Catholic High School, The Winner’s Circle, Nov. 4, 6:30–11:30 p.m. Dinner, auctions, raffles, dancing. $75 per person. Information, 292-0001. RSVP by Oct. 25.

Catholic Alumni Club has the following events planned: Nov. 5, wine and cheese party, 2–5 p.m., call Larry 513-520-1323; Nov. 14, volunteer, St. George food pantry, call Don 513-574-8573; Nov. 19, meeting, 5:30 p.m., call Larry 513-520-1323; Nov. 28, volunteer, St. George food pantry, 6–7:30 p.m., call Don 513-574-8573.

Covington Catholic High School, Open House, Nov. 5, 1 – 4:30 p.m.

Notre Dame Open House, Nov. 5, 1–3 p.m. 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls are invited to tour the school and meet faculty.

Holy Cross District High School, open house, Nov. 8. Club Fair from 6:15–7 p.m. Presentation begins at 7 p.m. School tours and faculty introductions available. Information 431-1335.

St. Vincent de Paul – NKY, 10th annual Turkeytrot 5k race/walk, St. Barbara Church, Erlanger, Nov. 11, 9 a.m. Online registration by Nov. 6 at www.sprunning.com, cost $25. Day of registration $30. Includes shirt. More information www.svdpnky.org or contact Lou Settle 446-7727 or lou.settle@svdpky.org.


Annual Catholic Men’s Advent Retreat, Dec. 1–2, Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, Norwood, Ohio. Dominican Fathers Martin Martiny and Benedict Croell will lead the retreat. Theme: “The REAL Presence” of Christ in the Eucharist. Overnight cost $85. 1-day cost $50. Information, 513-289-5268.

St. Catherine of Siena, Blue Jean Ball, Jan. 27, 2018. The event at Ft. Thomas Mess Hall will begin at 7 p.m.

Happenings Around the Diocese:

Honoring the Blessed Mother – Student from St. Pius X School, Edgewood, gathered to pray a living rosary, Oct. 6. Students were arranged around the church and illuminated a flashlight as each Hail Mary was said. The entire student body took part. Instrumental music was played between each decade of the rosary.

Play-Doh, Playground and Preschool – Students at St. Paul Preschool, Florence, are off to a great start for the school year. They had plenty of good weather to enjoy time outdoors in September and have been participating in many craft projects, indoors, as well.

The symphony at school – Students at Holy Trinity Elementary School, Bellevue, enjoyed a program by the School House Symphony, Oct. 5. The group presented a program about the musical history of Cincinnati. Students were able to hear musicians play a clarinet, trombone, violin, flute, French horn and cello.

Blessing for pets – St. Anthony Parish, Taylor Mill, parishioners and students gathered Oct. 4 to celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Father Josiah Booth, pastor, led a special blessing for pets. Father Booth thanked God for the gift of pets and prayed for their safety and health. Included were dogs, cats, guinea pigs, gerbils, turtles and geckos. The students enjoyed sharing their pets with their classmates, teachers and friends.

In remembrance of 9/11 – Students from the 3rd grade at St. Joseph School, Crescent Springs, sang God Bless America during a service at Crescent Springs Park on Sept. 11.

Prayers in remembrance of Sept. 11 – 5th grade students at St. Joseph School, Cold Spring, created prayer bead chains. They have been using them each day as they begin religion class. On Sept. 11 the class offered special prayers for those who have suffered from the tragedy in 2001. The students, who were born after the tragedy, still have many reasons to offer prayers when thinking of that day.

Hula hooping helps Hurricane Harvey victims – St. Augustine School, Covington, broke out the hula hoops for a good cause Sept. 11. The students, under the guidance of the volunteer gym teacher, Chris Kenney, played games with hula hoops to raise money for Hurricane Harvey victims. The school raised nearly $900 dollars to add to the Emergency Response Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief second collection gathered at St. Augustine Parish, Covington, Sept. 9 and 10.

Kindergartener’s at St. Pius X, Elsmere are off to a great school year. Students have been busy learning about the school, adjusting to routines and making friends. On Aug. 21, students attended an all school Mass to celebrate the feast of St. Pius X, then after lunch they had special ice cream treats to celebrate.