News & Events
Parents of Special Needs Children
Our monthly support group for parents of children with special needs will meet on Wednesday, August 4, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This group continues to meet for personal and parish support for children and families. Please contact Jean Shannon at to receive the Zoom link.
Webinar on Writing Letters to the Editor - August 11
Our Ignatian Advocacy Team invites you to join your fellow parishioners and national experts at noon on Wednesday, August 11, for a webinar on writing Letters to the Editor, learning how to advocate on the issues that matter to you most! Sign up to receive the Zoom link.
Ignatian Theology on Tap
Join other young adults for an evening of community, drinks and theology at Ignatian Theology on Tap on Thursday, August 12, 2021. The presenter will be Allison Reynolds-Berry, the Executive Director at Inter-community Justice and Peace Center. Allison will be speaking on the use of capital punishment in our country and how we can advocate for change.
The event will take place at the Humble Monk Brewing Co. (1641 Blue Rock St, Cincinnati, OH 45223). Folks can begin gathering at 6:30 p.m., and the presentation will begin at 7 p.m. Attendees can have food delivered from N.Y.P.D. Pizza, but they should order in advance.
NEXUS Garden Tour
On Saturday, August 14, at noon we will be hosting a garden tour of the NEXUS Community Gardens for Fresh is Better gardeners and the wider Bellarmine community. Join us at NEXUS (1714 Cleneay, on campus next to McGrath) to learn more about this important Bellarmine initiative, featuring over 60 garden beds, including many for donation to area food pantries.
Baptism Preparation Session
Our next Baptism Preparation Session will be Wednesday, August 18, at 7 p.m. All parents who present their children for baptism are expected to attend one of these sessions. Please contact Pam Fellerhoff to register.
Save-the-Date: Book Group on Whole Earth Living
Earlier this summer, Dr. Kathleen Smythe gave a presentation to the parish on her new book, Whole Earth Living. That presentation is available online. We will be hosting a book group discussion of her work with her on Tuesday, September 7, 6 p.m. You can purchase a copy of the book online. If you’d like to join the discussion, RSVP today!
Share Your Conversion Story!
May 20 marked the 500th anniversary of St. Ignatius’ conversion - that fateful day when Ignatius the soldier, struck by a cannonball, began his transformation into Ignatius the pilgrim.
To celebrate the Ignatian Year, we're asking our Bellarmine Community to share the "cannonball" moments from their own lives that shattered the obstacles that stood between them and God. Some conversion moments will be positive, and some will have come from injury, trauma or losses - all of which can give us new purpose. Learn more about the Ignatian Year and share your conversion story with us!
Outreach Grants Update
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, August 20, so contact Tim Severyn, our Director of Social Mission, for the application.
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 email@example.com or 513-476-6842. The group meets the 1st, 3rd and 4th Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. through Zoom.
Bellarmine Grief Support Group
All are welcome to meet monthly to discuss the book, Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss, by Margaret Renkel, which is a collection of essays about the author's experience of transitioning to a caregiver and her experience of nature. You don't have to have read the book to participate. Meetings will be at 7 p.m. on July 27 and August 31. Email Sara Damewood at with your questions and for the Zoom information.
Ignatian Examen - Summer Update
Our weekly Ignatian Examen prayer team continues on Tuesdays only at 7:30 p.m. through August as a summer schedule. 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. Log-in details will be sent to your email a few hours prior to the meeting.
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