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News & Events
PARISH WINTER RETREAT
Please join us for our annual winter retreat on Friday, Jan. 31, 7:00- 9:00 PM; and Saturday, Feb. 1, 8:30 AM- 3:30 PM. Our presenter will be Sr. Marge Kloos, SC. The theme will be trust and emergence.
Friday evening is at the Chapel - there is no need to RSVP and no cost to attend. Saturday is at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford, includes lunch, requires a reservation and we’re asking for $20 to cover expenses. If you will be joining us on Saturday, please let Liz in the office know (513-745-3398 or email@example.com) how many will be attending and any dietary restrictions you have. Please RSVP by January 24.
Friday Evening Talk: Emergence: Engaging Inner-Transformation for the Good of the Whole
The contemplative heart is the freeing heart, the healing heart, the companioning heart, and the heart filled with awe for all of God’s creating goodness. In our Friday evening conversations, we will consider the “turning of one’s heart” during an anxious-yet-potent time of wholeness-seeking. Turning “from the anxious and toward the potent” flows from nurturing one’s contemplative practice. Yes, even in the hurried everyday life of family, work, and layers of responsibilities we modern humans must navigate! During our evening session, we will give each other encouragement to stay the course as contemplative humans.
Retreat: Emergence: Who am I that God calls to me from the future?
Come to the quiet. In our creaturely simplicity, God gives us so many signs in nature that we are resilient, capable, and filled with potential for becoming the fullness of LIFE. Together, we will listen for God, calling you—calling us—from the deepest place of opening and compassion. God’s voice calling from the future is hope!
KINO BORDER INITIATIVE EVENT
This past fall we sent a group of 10 to the Kino Border Initiative, a mix of Xavier faculty, students, and Bellarmine parishioners. Join us in the Chapel on Tuesday, January 28, 7 PM as they report back on their experiences, highlighting the realities at the border, including the trauma experienced as more and more asylum seekers are told to remain in Mexico. Contact our Director of Social Mission, Tim Severyn, for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUTH MINISTRY RETREAT
"Healing ourselves, healing the world"
February 8-9 at High Ground Retreat Center in West Harrison, IN
$70 per person (scholarships available)
Please RSVP by Jan. 24 to Allison (email@example.com)
CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE
Join other couples on Saturday, February 15 to celebrate your marriage with a 4:00 presentation and an intimate 5:30 liturgy followed by a shared meal. Registrations will be available soon. If you would like to be part of the planning of this special event or you would like to share your talent as a musician, reader or host/hostess please contact Suzanne McHugh at (502) 744-5523 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW BELLARMINE SHUTTLE
Every Sunday, before each parish Mass, the new Bellarmine Shuttle can pick you up at your car and bring you to the doors of the Chapel! After Mass, the Shuttle will take you back to your car.
The shuttle will run 30 minutes before the start of each Mass until 5-10 minutes after Mass begins. We encourage you to park in the Cintas C-2 parking lot and the shuttle will make continuous runs to that lot and back to the chapel. If you need to park elsewhere, just call the shuttle driver at (513) 641-8819 and they will come and pick you up.
If you would like to help by driving the shuttle once a month for the Mass of your preference, please contact Karen Brandstetter at Brandstetter@xavier.edu.
The shuttle seats five passengers and is heated for your comfort! Thanks to Xavier University and Fr. Mike Graham, S.J. for giving the parish this wonderful new shuttle to help our parishioners!
In an effort to provide better seating arrangements for parishioners with mobility issues, we have removed some of the chairs in the front row of the Chapel. The open space is intended for the use of those with wheelchairs or other assistive devices that are difficult to fit into our standard pews. We are always looking for ways to make the chapel more accessible and welcome your suggestions.
INVITATION TO INQUIRY
Our RCIA ministry has produced this new video inviting people to “take the first step” and come to our Inquiry sessions. Several recent “neophytes” and “newly confirmed” tell the stories of what moved them to come and why they continued. Only 8 minutes long, it can now be accessed here on our parish website or on YouTube . Please take a few minutes to watch it, then consider to whom you could send the link, or refer them to our website. Help us spread this invitation!
Weekday: 8:00am, 12:00pm, 5:00pm*
Sunday: 9:00am, 11:00am, 4:00 PM*, 7:00pm, 10:00 PM*
*when XU classes are in session
Tuesdays 4 - 5 PM
Saturdays 11 AM - Noon
By appointment at 513-745-2950
Bellarmine Chapel is a Catholic faith community that strives to live out the teaching and example of Jesus Christ in the spiritual tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola. We seek to be a parish where lives are transformed by the new and creative ways of the Holy Spirit. Nourished at the table of the Eucharist, we are sent on mission to make disciples, serve those in need, work for justice, and welcome all with love.
To learn more about our new mission statement and the process for creating it, and the meaning behind each part of it, read our Mission Statement Explication .