News & Events
Reminder there is NO byg/BYG on Sunday, October 31st. We will resume weekly byg/BYG meetings on Sunday, November 7th. Have a fun and safe Halloween!
BYG High Schoolers - mark your calendars for our upcoming Fun Friday on Friday, November 5th at 6:30 p.m. Check the bulletin next week for more details!
BYG and Little byg will meet Sundays, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. BYG (High Schoolers) will meet in Alter Hall, Room 105, and Little byg (7th & 8th Grade) will meet in Alter Hall Room 103. If you plan to attend BYG/byg this year, please make sure you complete the 2021-2022 BYG/byg Registration Form & Release Form. This form MUST be completed and submitted in order for your child to attend BYG/byg events. For any questions about BYG/byg, please email email@example.com.
All Souls Mass and Remembering our Faithful Departed
We are planning a special evening Mass for the Feast of All Souls. Please join us in the Chapel at 7p.m. Tuesday, November, 2nd. We invite parish community members to submit the names of loved ones and friends who have passed away (you may submit anyone you would like us to pray for, not just those who have passed in the past year) via this online form. We will pray for each person by name during the Mass. The Mass will be in-person and also available on livestream.
Additionally, as in years past, all the members of our parish community are invited to bring small framed photos of any loved ones who have passed away to place behind the altar during November. Our parish Book of the Dead will also be available in the Sanctuary throughout November.
First Reconciliation Class begins November 7
We will begin classes for fourth, fifth, and sixth-grade students interested in celebrating their First Reconciliation with us this December. Classes will be held during GIFT on Sundays, November 7 and 14. A retreat will be held Sunday, December 5, and a celebration on Tuesday, December 7, at 7 p.m. Sign up online and contact Pam Fellerhoff with questions.
Small faith Group for Parents with Young Children
Join us at this virtual gathering for parents with children under 7 years on Wednesday, November 10, at 8:15 p.m. This session's topic is, “Staying close to God during the holidays & creating family traditions.” Join the group to get the meeting link and to stay connected!
IJPC Annual Gathering
The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center (IJPC) is thrilled to host local artists for the 2021 annual gathering, "The Art of Justice: Creative Visions for Peace," at the Woodward Theater on Thursday, November 11, 7 p.m. In collaboration with SOS Art, IJPC will showcase local artists whose visual and performance pieces share a vision for peace that will inspire all those in Greater Cincinnati seeking a just society. In addition to featuring local artists, IJPC will share highlights from the last year and honor local residents for their work building peace in our community. Bellarmine Chapel is a donor to this event. Click for more details and to buy tickets.
Visit Church of the Resurrection Parish This Winter
Did you know members of Bellarmine’s Dismantling Racism Team have been meeting monthly with the Justice Team at Church of the Resurrection, a historically black parish in Bond Hill (1619 California Ave., 45237), for the last six months?
On Saturday, January 22, and Sunday, January 23, we arranged a pastor exchange. Fr. Dave and Deacon Royce of Resurrection will celebrate our morning masses at Bellarmine Chapel, and Fr. Eric will celebrate at Resurrection’s Saturday evening, 4 p.m., and Sunday morning, 10 a.m. masses.
In the lead-up to this exchange, members of each parish are invited to attend at least one Sunday at the other congregation to experience worship together. Sometime between now and then, try to make it a point to join Church of the Resurrection for a mass. And be sure to welcome anyone new you see at Bellarmine too!
Outreach Grants Available Now!
Did you know Bellarmine’s Social Mission Core Team offers two $500 mini-grants to area non-profits and startup initiatives every quarter? The next grant applications are due by Friday, November 19, so contact Tim Severyn, our Director of Social Mission, for the application today!
Grief Support Group
Our Grief Support Group, which is facilitated by a team of trained grief counselors, meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on Zoom. If you have lost a loved one or are experiencing other losses, please plan to join us for support. Contact Angie Thorman Grimsley to receive the Zoom invitation.
Healthy Earth: Green Action for October
Our Healthy Earth Team invites you to consider how you use energy in your home, at work, and in the community spaces you occupy. Did you know that your phone charger uses electricity when it's plugged into the wall, even if you're not using it to charge your device? Remember to turn off lights once you leave a room, and pay attention to how you use heat and air conditioning in your home spaces. Notice which things are essential and which you might be able to switch off.
Outdoor Communion Available Sundays at 9 a.m.
Those uncomfortable attending in-person, indoor masses are welcome to participate in the 9 a.m. mass via livestream while sitting outdoors in the Xavier Yard or your cars. Each Sunday at our 9 a.m. Mass, a communion minister will go out to the main entrance during communion time to see if any livestream attendees would like to receive communion. We ask that you form a line in front of the Chapel if you would like to receive communion.
Book Collection in the Narthex
Bellarmine St. Vincent de Paul is collecting gently used books for the SVDP Neyer Outreach Center. We are especially looking for “relaxation” reading for both adults and children. There is a crate in the narthex. Please, no textbooks.
GIFT Continues Throughout This Fall
Children’s Faith Formation, known as Growing In Faith Together (GIFT), continues throughout this fall. Please register online or contact Pam Fellerhoff with questions.
Building a Bridge: LGBTQ+ Welcome
Our parish is committed to living out the Gospel by creating a welcoming, inclusive and loving space for all of our brothers and sisters. Our vibrant Building a Bridge: LGBTQ+ Action Team meets two times a month. Email our Director of Social Mission, Tim Severyn, to join us!
Inquiry to Rite of Christian Initiation
Would you like to learn more about Catholic faith and practice and the process of initiation in the Church? Our Rite of Christian Initiation team welcomes you to our inquiry sessions on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. through Zoom. Please contact Jane Myers at or 513-745-3317.
Join Us In a Campaign to Abolish the Death Penalty
Bellarmine Chapel is inviting you to join a statewide campaign with the goal of abolishing the death penalty in Ohio by the end of Governor Mike DeWine’s term in 2022. The campaign will involve letter writing, small group discussions, and sharing with friends and influencers in your networks. Jonathan Hesford, our Social Mission intern, will act as a liaison between the Bellarmine Community and larger organizers. Learn more about the campaign and sign up for action alerts!
Intercessory Prayer Group
A group of parishioners gathers each Monday at 7 p.m. to hold in sacred prayer all of the prayer requests and intentions which have been sent during the week. If you would like to join in this prayer, please complete this form to receive the Zoom link.
Have you ever wondered, what is Centering Prayer? Looking for a contemplative prayer practice? You are invited to attend the Bellarmine Centering Prayer group to learn about this practice. This simple method of silent prayer will change you. No homework, preparation or obligation required, just come and see if this ancient prayer practice helps to deepen your prayer life. If interested, reach out to the facilitator, Rosie Laughlin, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-476-6842. The group meets the 1st, 3rd and 4th Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. through Zoom.
Our weekly Ignatian Examen prayer is transitioning into its fall schedule, continuing on Tuesday evenings. All are welcome on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Join us each week for just 30 minutes to pray this “simple life-changing prayer” together. Please complete this form with your name and email address and select if you would like to receive notifications of the weekly examen prayer time/Zoom link. Login details will be sent to your email a few hours prior to the meeting.
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Cincinnati, OH 45207-2211
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Cincinnati, OH 45207
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Cincinnati, OH 45207