Seton High School will again be having their Setonsation at Seton on Saturday, March 25, 2017.  The day begins with Mass in the Performance Hall at 5:00pm.  At 5:30pm there will be raffles, a silent auction and cocktail hour begins.  Live auction, prayer and dinner is at 7:00pm.  Live entertainment by The Tommy and Hub Band at 10:00pm.  The Grand Prize is a 2017 Honda Pilot.  Cost is $50 for one chance or 6 tickets for $200.  The winner will be drawn that evening.  Attendance is not required to win!   
 
 
Sacred Heart Radio:  “Heart of Jesus, I give my heart to Thee; but so enclose it in Thee that it may never be separated from Thee.  Heart of Jesus, I am all Thine; but take care of my promise so that I may be able to put it in practice even unto the complete sacrifice of my life.”  Blessed Miguel Pro
     Be more engaged with your Catholic faith by tuning into Sacred Heart Radio each day – 740AM or 89.5FM and online at www.sacredheartradio.com.
 
 
Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West Welcome Weekend:  The Athenaeum of Ohio, Mount St. Mary’s of the West, is once again hosting its annual Welcome Weekend for all men college age and older who are discerning their call to the Catholic priesthood.  It begins at 4:30pm March 17 and ends with dinner at 6:00pm March 18.  There is no cost to attend.  For more details or to register contact Fr. Schmitmeyer at 421-3131, ext. 2890. 
 
 
Elder High School:  West Side free tax preparation site is at the Elder Schaeper Center, 4005 Glenway Avenue (opposite LaRosa’s).  The Schaeper Center is handicap accessible.  Have your tax return prepared and e-filed.  Don’t pay to get your own money back.  We will prepare your taxes for free.  If you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit, you may receive additional cash back.  Your tax return can be e-filed and you can expect your money back in 10-15 days.  Tax returns will be prepared only for those earning less than $54,000 a year.  The free tax preparation dates for your 2016 tax returns at the Elder High School site will occur on the following Saturdays in 2017:  March 4 & 11.  Appointments are required and are scheduled from 9:00am -12:00pm.  To make an appointment, call Santa Maria Community Services at 235-3835.   

Elder Summer Camps:  Elder is offering enrichment and athletic camps throughout the summer in a variety of interests.  The Enrichment Camp is taught by skilled teachers in their respective fields.  Athletic camps are led by head coaches, current Elder athletes and alumni who are playing at the collegiate and professional levels.  Don’t wait – summer camp registration is first come-first served and fill up quickly!  For more information visit www.elderhs.org/SummerCamps.           

Elder High School is pleased to offer an Honors Algebra I course to gifted mathematics students who will be in the 8th grade during the 2017-2018 academic year.  The course may enable students to take Advance Placement Calculus during their upper class years at Elder.  Students could also earn college credit for one full year of college calculus by passing the AP Calculus exams.  To apply for the program, submit a completed application by April 12, 2017.  For more information, visit www.elderhs.org.HonorsAlgebra or call 921-3427.          

Irish Cabaret, presented by The Elder Vocal Ensemble, Elder Singing Panthers, Starlight Band and a guest soloist, will take place in Father Reardon Hall, the undercroft of St. William Church, on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 8:00pm.  The hall is a non smoking facility and handicap accessible at the W. 8th St. entrance.  $20 per person includes beer, soft drinks, pretzels and chips.  Bring your own hors d’oeuvres, if you wish.          
     For more information contact Julie Conway at 921-3400 or conwayja@elderhs.net.  You can also reserve your seats online at www.elderhs.org.

Elder High School Adult Education evening classes (tech-reach) will be at the Schaeper Center.  There will be basic computer skills, Microsoft Word 1, adult basic reading GED test prep and other courses available.  For a complete list of courses go to www.tech-reach.org.
 
 
Project Rachel is a post-abortive healing ministry in the Catholic Church.  For many, it takes weeks, months or even years to come to terms with the feelings you are experiencing.  By acknowledging the connection between a role played in an abortion experience, and your present emotions, you have taken the first step in healing.  Take the next step and call our confidential helpline: 513-784-0531. Since 1994, Project Rachel has ministered to women and men who have lost a child through abortion.  Knowing what we know now, there are relatives, friends and others involved in the experience that are also suffering the loss of an unborn child, and need to honor the child and have an opportunity to heal while grieving and mourning their loss.  The Family and Respect Life Office is offering a retreat from Friday, March 24 through Sunday afternoon, March 26.  We invite you to:  “Look into your heart, listen to the voice of God.  Help yourself by accepting His love and forgiveness.”  For more information or registration, please call the Family and Respect Life Office at 937-222-0227.  There is no charge; a free will offering will be accepted. 
 
 
Lighthouse Renewal Center:  Make Lent an exciting renewal experience!  Do you want to know Christ more personally?  New Life in the Spirit is a life-transforming experience where you will discover Christ’s personal and unconditional love for YOU.  Listen to dynamic teachings to help you experience Christ personally and the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  This program will take place on 5 consecutive Wednesday evenings from March 22-April 19 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at St. Ignatius Church in Hilvert Center, 5222 North Bend Road.  For more information or to register call Mary Ann at 378-4431 or Lighthouse Renewal Center at 471-5483.  Visit our website at www.LRC1.org.
 
 
2017 Lenten Concerts:  Join popular singer and Catholic evangelist Mike Davis, as he presents “Come Watch with Me: The Perfect Storm”.  These will be incredible evenings of prayer, meditation and music with Mike Davis as you walk the Via Dolorosa/Way of Suffering focusing on the life, death and ultimate Resurrection of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Mike’s music and voice is sure to touch the soul this Lent as we strive to turn our lives over to the Lord as we walk our Lenten journeys.  No charge.  Free will donations accepted.  All concerts begin a 7:00pm.  Come and rest in the Lord during the storms of life this Lenten season! March 9 - St. Lawrence, Lawrenceburg, IN March 21 - St. Antoninus March 24 - St. Ignatius March 30 – St. Dominic April 10 – St. Joseph, North Bend, Ohio
 
 
Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra (CMO), under the direction of Mr. David Allen, will present their spring concert “Rhapsody in Blue” on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 3:00pm in the Seton Performance Hall, 3901 Glenway Avenue.  The highlight of this concert will be a performance of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with guest soloist Michelle Conda, professor of Piano at the College Conservatory of Music (CCM).  The orchestra will perform dances by composers Smetana and Dvorak as well as Gershwin’s lively “Cuban Overture”.  Also featured will be the award winning Northern Kentucky School of Music youth ensemble, composed of students in grades 6 through12.  The CMO and NKSoM will also combine for a special presentation.  For more information visit us on Facebook or at www.GoCMO.org or call 941-8956, and as always donations are welcome.
 
 
Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West Welcome Weekend:  The Athenaeum of Ohio, Mount St. Mary’s of the West, is once again hosting its annual Welcome Weekend for all men college age and older who are discerning their call to the Catholic priesthood.  It begins at 4:30pm March 17 and ends with dinner at 6:00pm March 18.  There is no cost to attend.  For more details or to register contact Fr. Schmitmeyer at 421-3131, ext. 2890.