News & Events
Invitation to Young Couples Married 6 Years or Less
A group will soon begin meeting about the book, Becoming Us: Using the Enneagram to Create a Thriving Gospel-Centered Marriage, by Beth & Jeff McCord. The Enneagram is a tool for self-awareness and growth and can be applied to relationship growth. The first gathering is Saturday, May 8, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., with childcare provided. Mary Duennes, parishioner and Enneagram teacher, will give an introduction and foundation of the Enneagram tool. Groups will continue to meet monthly for discussion. If you’d like to participate, please fill out this form or contact Colleen and Brian Sweeney at email@example.com or 502-797-2358.
Earthscursions Return - Kayaking and Hiking at Winton Woods
Welcome explorers! If you have ever wanted to try kayaking but have never had the opportunity, come to Winton Woods on Sunday, May 16 at 2:00 PM. There will be a few kayaks available to paddle around the lake in, free of charge, and we will also lead a hike on the Kingfisher Trail! We have small to large adult life jackets available to borrow. If you would like to take your child on a kayak, you may consider renting a tandem kayak from the boathouse for $15.95/hour or a canoe for 13.95/hour. If you plan to attend, or if you have a kayak you are willing to bring and allow others to use, please contact Kathy Kohl at firstname.lastname@example.org. If anyone wants to pack a picnic dinner for yourself, we would be happy to gather afterward for dinner fellowship. Looking forward to warm-weather adventures ahead!
Advocacy 101 Online Event
Mark your calendar now to attend this Zoom “lunch and learn” from 12 PM to 1 PM on Wednesday, May 19. Fr. Travis Russell, SJ policy advisor for the Jesuit Conference’s Office of Justice and Ecology and Jose Cabrera, Director of Education and Advocacy for Migration at the Ignatian Solidarity Network, will join Bellarmine’s Coordinator of our Ignatian Advocacy Team, Sara Damewood, and a panel of your fellow parishioners to talk about the nuts and bolts of civic engagement for Catholic advocates. If you can’t make it, the webinar will be recorded and posted on our YouTube page. Please RSVP here for the Zoom link.
Messy Spirituality Retreat
BYG will hold a retreat for high school students on June 5-6th at the Higher Ground Conference and Retreat Center. The theme of the retreat is Messy Spirituality. Through talks, activities, prayer and reflection, we will explore how God is present in the parts of our lives that might seem messy.
The cost to attend the retreat is $25. Register online or contact Robby with questions.
Sign Up Now for VBS - June-16 - We Need Teen Volunteers!
Teen Sign Up Form - for VBS help, Drama Team, and Service Opportunities.
This summer’s blended VBS experience will include a week of daily online content combined with 3 in person events in the green space outside the chapel. Activities will be designed for families to move around together to encourage safe distancing.
Monday and Wednesday, June 14 & 16, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Lessons, Crafts, & Service Opportunity
Friday, June 18, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Bring Your Own Picnic and enjoy activities and a performance of skits from the Bellarmine Drama Team depicting the Gospel stories from the week.
Sign Up to attend (Rain location in the Armory on campus)
We are looking for volunteers for the in person events and drama team. Fill out the form above or contact Pam Fellerhoff email@example.com
High School students are invited to attend the summer service trip on July 11-16. We will be traveling to Wheeling, WV, where we will work with the Appalachian Institute at Wheeling University. In addition to service, attendees will have the opportunity to meet members of the community and explore issues impacting the community including public health, environment, and community development. Because of COVID restrictions, the number of attendees is limited. Attendees can go online to learn more and to register.
May Outreach Collection: Lydia's House
Lydia's House is excited to be working on a new affordable housing project! In late 2020, we purchased 1801 Mills Avenue in Norwood (across from our existing affordable housing building), and we're currently raising funds to transform it into three affordable apartments for formerly homeless families as well as a commercial space that we hope will be an expansion of our preschool program. To date, Lydia's House has raised $150,000 of a needed $185,000 renovation budget. For Mother's Day 2021, we hope you'll contribute generously to this project and support our work to give single moms and their kids a safe, stable place to call home. You can make your donations to Lydia's House on Bellarmine's website at this link or by mailing a check to the Chapel with Lydia's House in the memo line.
Bellarmine Sock Collection
Our friends at Olivet Baptist Church are providing a luncheon for men living at the David and Rebecca Barron Homeless Shelter for Men on June 13th, in honor of Father’s Day. Along with a yummy home-cooked meal, each resident will be presented with a goodie bag. Bellarmine’s Dismantling Racism Team has agreed to provide the much-needed socks that will be included in those bags. We will have a box in the narthex until June 7th, collecting as many pairs as possible; our goal is 100 pairs. Any type of socks in men's sizes will be appreciated. Thanks once again for your generous support.
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.
Social Mission Mini-Grants Available - Application Due May 19
The Social Mission Core Team is accepting applications for two of our $500 mini-grants between now and the deadline of Wednesday, May 19. 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 broader efforts of our Church community. For the application and more detailed guidelines, contact our Director of Social Mission, Tim Severyn, today!
Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA) - Application Deadline Is May 15!
CLA is an Ignatian spirituality and leadership program for young adults (24 to 39). It offers a welcoming and inclusive community experience for participants to
1) deepen their spiritual life 2) grow as inspired leaders in service to the world and 3) learn discernment — a way of decision making shaped by their life experience.
Participants explore their vocation and discern how best to integrate their gifts into their workplaces, faith-communities and the neighborhoods in which they live.
Those interested are invited to explore more about the CLA experience, including information about our ongoing revision to the curriculum. Be sure to check out our FAQs – a great resource to support a person’s discernment and inquiries. For questions, please contact Robby Francis.
Invitation to Parents of Young Children
Our Bellarmine community of parents of young children, ages birth to 7, is invited to join a group to share experiences and faith together. Fill out this form with information about your interest level, convenient meeting days and times and the topics that most excite you!
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!
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!
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 & 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.
Bellarmine Grief Support Group
Our Bellarmine Grief Support Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. led by our team of trained facilitators. All are welcome! Please contact Angie Thorman-Grimsley at 513-252-4496 or email@example.com to receive the Zoom link before each session.
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 p.m. through Zoom. You can sign up for Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings. 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 p.m. evening Examen. Join members of our community in a prayerful way to end your day.
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