Yes, there are twelve Catholic Shrines located in Ohio, all worth making a day pilgrimage. These include: the Shrine of Saint Anthony (Cincinnati); the Shrine of the Holy Relics (Maria Stein); the National Shrine and Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation (Carey); the Sorrowful Mother Shrine (Bellevue); the Saint Paul Shrine (Cleveland); the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes (Euclid); the Shrine of Our Lady of Levocha (Bedford); the Shrine and Church of Mariapoch (Burton); the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon (North Jackson); the Shrine of our Lady, Comforter of the Afflicted (Youngstown); Our Lady of Toledo, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Shrine (Oregon); and the National Shrine of Our Lady of Saint Dymphna (Massillon).  For more information on these shrines, visit: and click on “Ohio,” or click on other states for information about Catholic Shrines located throughout the United States.

For Better…Forever, Living an Incredible Christian Marriage. A Retreat for Married Couples 

Featuring celebration of Mass and reflection by Bishop Frederick F. Campbell and presentations by Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak, hosts of More 2 Life Radio and authors of Parenting With Grace andA Marriage Made for Heaven: The Secrets of Heavenly Couplehood. The retreat will be held Saturday, September 13, 2014, from9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at St. Agatha Church, Upper Arlington.  Cost is $75 per couple and includes a light breakfast and buffet lunch provided by Berwick Catering.  For moreinformation and to download the registration form please visit

Calling all Catholic Young Professionals!

The Catholic Foundation invites you to attend a free networking event for Catholic Young Professionals on August 21. We’ll meet at Dempsey’s Restaurant on August 21st from 4:30 to 6:30pm, and then head over to the free Gin Blossoms concert at the Columbus Commons at 7pm! Light drinks and appetizers will be provided. Visit for more information. Reservations are encouraged, email Craig Heppner ( or find our Catholic Young Professionals group on We look forward to meeting you!


A stronger marriage brings Christ more present every day in your home. Enrich your marriage by taking a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend. It’s last call for a unique parish-based weekend at St. Paul’s in Westerville, taking place the weekend of August 1-3; the next regular Marriage Encounter weekend is September 12-14, also in central Ohio.  For more information or to register, contact Paul & Marilou Clouse at 740-746-9003 or visit our website at

All men in the Diocese are invited…

…to participate in the Diocesan Catholic Laymen’s Retreat League September silent retreat at St. Therese’s Retreat Center.  From 6:00 p.m. Friday, September 5, through 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, September 7. Fr. Patrick Toner, pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Plain City, will direct the retreat on the theme “Lessons in the Pursuit of Spiritual Perfection.” Register early for this retreat. The total cost is only $130.00. Contact Charles F. Kielkopf at (614) 268-0175, or via e-mail at

Women of the Columbus diocese…

… for just one week-end put away your cell phone, I-Pad and computer and spend some quiet time with God by coming to a SILENT retreat for women October 3, 4, & 5, 2014 at St. Therese’s Retreat Center, 5277 E. Broad Street, Columbus,  43213.  Sponsored by the Catholic Laywomen’s Retreat League, this retreat begins Friday evening and ends Sunday at noon.   Fr. Michael Hinterschied, parochial vicar at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Westerville, will be the retreat master.  His theme is “The Holy Spirit: The Sanctifier.” The fee is $125.  For more information send e-mail to or call Sharon Gehrlich, CLRL Secretary, at (614) 882-1946.  Deadline is August 1, 2014.  Space is limited and fills quickly. Please respond soon.  God is calling you.

Theology On TapAsk Anything and Catholic Trivia with Fr. Droll and Fr. Wagner!

When:  Thursday, August 14th, 7-9PM.  Location: St. Christopher Church, in the cafeteria, 1420 Grandview Ave., Columbus, 43212. Cost: $5 per person. The main dish, adult beverages, pop and water will be provided.  (Vegetarian option available).  Please RSVP on Facebook:      Or via email: cbustheologyontap@gmail.cpm Let us know what side dish or dessert you will be bringing in the comment section of the Facebook invite or through email.  We’ll also be announcing some of our topics for the year.  See you in August! **Please bring your I.D.  Ages 21-40 welcomed. Theology On Tap is an invitation for young adults to learn more about their faith and to share in their Catholic community.** Contact #: 6143908653

Bethesda Healing Ministry Invites you to An Experience of Hope

A healing retreat for women, men and families wounded by abortionSaturday, September 20, 2014  from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. Reservation/information:  Confidential Ministry lines: 614-309-0157 or 614-309-2651, at any time, Office: 614-718-0277, M-F.  Un ministerio de sanación para los que sufren después de un aborto: Si quieres hablar con alguien en español, favor de llamar 614-309-0810.  Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook at