Band of Brothers – This group of parish men meets monthly for prayer and fellowship. The group also gives time and talent to various projects within Blessed Sacrament Parish and the surrounding community. Contact: Kurt Summe (513-708-8344)
Cursillo – Cursillo is a Spanish word meaning "short course." The Diocese of Covington offers these "short courses” in Christianity. These courses are spiritual retreats with talks and activities designed to draw participants deeper into an intimate and long-lasting relationship with Jesus Christ. Contact: Blaine Comfort (578-0133).
Formed - Blessed Sacrament Parish provides our parishioners with access to some of the finest online Catholic videos, audio presentations, and e-books for adults and teens through Formed. Click HERE for more information.
High Tea (Held In God’s Hand – Transformation, Enlightenment, Apostleship) – This is an annual late winter or early spring event for women and teenage girls. Each table needs two hostesses who provide tea pots, cups and saucers, water glasses, and other tableware for their table. A separate team prepares finger foods and deserts. Two speakers are booked for each event, and table discussion takes place over the delicacies provided. Contact: Lisa Bayne (email@example.com).
R.C.I.A. Sponsors, Team Members & Those Seeking Answers – Sponsor a prospective new Catholic, join the team of those facilitating the process for initiating new members. R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), or simply attend sessions to grow in faith and understanding of the teachings of the Catholic Church. This group meets Wednesday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m. Contact: Marilyn Cozzi (331-4302, ex 37).
That Man is You! – This is an interactive men’s program focused on the development of Christian men in the modern world. It combines the best research from science with the teachings of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of authentic men capable of transforming themselves, their families and the greater society. The program is divided into two 13 week sessions. The First session emphasizes the development of the Scriptural vision of man, especially in his relationship to his family and society, while the Second session emphasizes the practical means of becoming that man. Independent research from the Gallup Polls reveals “That Man is You!” to be one of the most life-transforming programs. Contact Jim Fortner (513-417-9270).
Walking With Purpose – This is a faith formation process for women consisting of weekly gatherings (mornings or evenings) for prayer, study, and small group discussion. (Each series stands on its own and runs for a different number of weeks). The challenges of modern women are timeless, and so is God’s wisdom revealed in the scriptures and Church teaching. Walking With Purpose helps women develop a deep, close relationship with Jesus Christ through study, discussion, and fellowship with other women. Contact: Sandy Syfert (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wednesday With the Word (Bible Study) – Wednesday With the Word (WWW) meets in the Blees Center on Wednesday mornings, 10:00 - noon. This is an in-depth, Catholic study, focusing on one book of the bible at a time and breaking it open verse by verse. Each session begins with Lectio Divina and shared reflection on one of the psalms. The pace of each session is determined by the group, with questions and faith-sharing welcome. WWW is facilitated by Rosanne Thomas who has an MA in Pastoral Ministry from the Athenaeum of Ohio, teaches catechist certification courses in the Diocese of Covington, and has written books on breaking open the Sunday readings for Liturgy Training Publications, Archdiocese of Chicago. For more information, contact the Formation Office.
Other Events and Speakers – Speakers, programs, events, and other formational opportunities for adults are scheduled from time to time. Ideas are always welcome, and help with advertising, set up, and clean-up is always needed. For more information, contact the Formation Office.