News & Events
Names in the Book of the Names of the Deceased during November
November is the time we remember loved ones lost in death by writing their names in our Book of the Deceased. They will be remembered during Mass, and the Book will continue to be on display up through Thanksgiving.
In the Chapel
1. Please write both the name(s) AND the relationship(s) of people who have passed away (i.e. John Smith, long-time friend of Mary Jones). You can take two lines to do so.
2. Names and relationships can be written on both the front AND back of each page.
3. Sanitize your hands before writing.
4. Observe appropriate social distancing.
From a Distance
You can also request to have names and relationships documented in the book, if you do not feel comfortable/able to come to the chapel yourself.
Social Mission Mini-Grants Available
The Social Mission Core Team is accepting applications for 2 of our $500 mini-grants between now and the deadline of December 1. These grants are awarded to any non-profit or start-up initiative in need of funding that a parishioner is currently involved in, even if only as a volunteer. The core requirement is that the organization or project aligns with Catholic Social Teaching and fits in with the wider efforts of our Church. For the application and more detailed guidelines, contact our Director of Social Mission, Tim Severyn, at firstname.lastname@example.org today!
De-Polarization: Braver Angels with Malice Towards None
We live in divided times, and our faith calls us to rise above the vitriol and harsh language and be people of compassion and healing. The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has partnered with Braver Angels to offer With Malice Towards None. Prior to the election, there were sessions with Prof. Marcus Mescher (XU) on The Ethics of Encounter and David Lapp from Braver Angels on the Compassionate Listening & Speaking, plus a little work on your own on Depolarizing Within. If you have not yet, please check these out.
The next step has two parts.
First, we are bringing together those who are delighted by the results of the presidential election and those who are distressed by it. Register for the 7 PM Tuesday, January 26, Delighted session. Register for the 7 PM Wednesday, January 27, Distressed session.
Next, on Wednesday, December 9, at 6PM, we will have a joint session. This session will take about three hours. We're hoping to have an equal number of delighted and distressed folks. Register for the 6 PM Wednesday, February 3, joint session. All are welcome!
Virtual Meatless Meet Up and Film Conversation for World Soil Day
Join our Healthy Earth Team on December 3, 7 PM via Zoom for a discussion of the recent Netflix documentary, Kiss the Ground, narrated by Woody Harrelson, on the importance of soil. You watch the film in advance, and then join us in conversation about it over a vegetarian meal you’ve prepared at your home. Please RSVP here to receive the Zoom link.
Virtual Meatless Meet Up and Kiss the Ground Documentary
Join our Healthy Earth Team on December 3, 7 PM via Zoom for a discussion of the recent Netflix documentary, Kiss the Ground, narrated by Woody Harrelson, on the importance of soil. You watch the film in advance (available for free with a Netflix account or for $1 on Vimeo), and then join us in conversation about it over a vegetarian meal you’ve prepared at your home. Please RSVP here to receive the Zoom link.
From Grief Into Consolation This Christmas: An Evening of Taize Music & Prayer
As we anticipate this Christmas of 2020 there is much to grieve. Some are coping with particular sadness including the death of a loved one, unemployment, increased isolation due to COVID-19 and other losses. Join with our community on Friday, December 4, 7:30 PM for an Evening of Taize Music and Prayer to acknowledge our grief and to encourage one another into consolation. Following the livestream there will be an opportunity to join with others for virtual gatherings in small groups. You can join a group by registering online.
Global Christmas Market - Virtual Opportunities
In early Advent, we have traditionally held our Global Christmas Market, an alternative gift fair featuring fair trade, socially and environmentally conscious gifts for the Christmas season. Sadly, such an event is not possible during the pandemic. Still, it remains as important as ever to give gifts that make a difference, gifts that align with the core teachings of our faith. Hoping to make this easy for you, we have organized a webpage listing many of the organizations that would have been at our GCM, plus several new ones, including several black-owned businesses courtesy of our Dismantling Racism Team. You will also find links to make a direct donation to some of our local non-profit partners! Check out the virtual Global Christmas Market today and over the next month here!
Advent Ignatian Simplicity Challenge
For the month of December Action, our Healthy Earth Team is offering you the Ignatian Solidarity Network’s Simplicity Challenge:
This Advent, commit to simplicity. In a season that can mistakenly be focused on gifts and consumption, explore ways to live simply as we hopefully prepare for the coming of Jesus and the restoration of the earth. Sign up for the challenge to receive reminder emails or texts to check the advent calendar which will be filled with daily inspiration to live abundantly and joyfully while healing the earth this Advent. After a particularly painful year, let’s celebrate this Season of Hope by keeping it simple. Our Healthy Earth Team will reflect together on this experience at their January meeting - all are welcome!
Advent Blue Books
The Blue Books which many of you use for your Advent prayer and reflection are available at the Chapel. Feel free to stop by and pick one up at your convenience.
Centering Prayer Group
Our Bellarmine Centering Prayer group meets on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Mondays of the month at 7:00 PM through Zoom. Please contact Rosie Laughlin at email@example.com or 513-469-8584 so she can send you the link.
Weekly Tuesday and Thursday Examen
We now have a team who will lead the Examen twice a week on Tuesdays and on Thursdays at 7:30 PM through Zoom. You can sign up for Tuesday evenings, and Thursday evenings online. You are welcome to select as many of the upcoming dates as you would like. Login details will be sent to your email a few hours prior to the 7:30 PM evening Examen. Join members of our community in a prayerful way to end your day.
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