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POPE FRANCIS CALLS FOR YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE

ARCHDIOCESE of CINCINNATI MARKS YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE CALLED BY POPE FRANCIS

RADIO MARIA USA TO BROADCAST OPENING MASS “LIVE” AT 10:30 a.m. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER  30, FROM EMMANUEL CHURCH IN DAYTON, OHIO 

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati, in union with the Catholic Church around the world, will celebrate members of religious orders and others in consecrated life during the Year of Consecrated Life called by Pope Francis from Nov. 30, 2014 to Feb. 2, 2016.

The theme for the celebration in the Archdiocese, reflecting the Pope’s goals for the Year, is “Celebrating the Past, Serving in the Present, Embracing the Future.”
“Each of us has a call from God, and discovering God’s call for us will bring joy to our life,” said the Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati. “Religious life / consecrated life is a viable option.”

The objectives he has approved for the Archdiocesan observance of the Year are to:

  • increase the visibility of religious life / consecrated life;
  • express appreciation;
  • highlight the joy experienced in this vocational choice;
  • educate about religious life / consecrated life.

“The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has a long and rich history of welcoming religious communities,” Archbishop Schnurr said, noting as examples that the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur are celebrating 175 years and the Poor Clare Sisters 25 years in the Archdiocese in 2015.

“Today 34 different Congregations of women and 12 different Congregations of brothers and priests minister in the Archdiocese – approximately 226 priests, 114 brothers, and 781 sisters. We are also blessed with the presence of Secular Institutes, public (Regnum Christi) and private associations (Children of Mary) of the faithful, and a Consecrated Virgin Living in the World. All of those are examples of the consecrated life.”

In addition to parish-wide observances, there will be two Archdiocesan events to mark the Year of Consecrated Life. Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer will preside at the opening Mass at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at Emmanuel Church in Dayton which will be broadcast LIVE on Radio Maria USA. Archbishop Schnurr will preside at the closing Mass at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in Cincinnati.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 38th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with almost 500,000 Catholics, and has the sixth largest network of Catholic schools in terms of enrollment.  The 19-county territory includes 213 parishes and 113 Catholic primary and secondary schools.

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A Series on US Mission Work to Start on Nov. 14

Radio Maria will introduce a new program on Friday, November 14, 2014. Outreach USA: The Glenmary Missioners, will be airing at 6:00 p.m. Central/7:00 p.m. Eastern. Fr. Don Tranel, Development Director of the Glenmary Home Missioners in Cincinnati, Ohio, will be our opening host, but expect to hear from many others throughout this series. Did you ever consider that not all missions are foreign, that there are many counties in the United States that have NO Catholic presence? The Missioners address this need beautifully, and bring to life their stories of ministering to the poor and neglected missions here in our own US of A. Follow these good priests, brothers, and dedicated co-workers who comprise the Glenmary Home Missioners as they take us through their labors of love on behalf of our faith.

October 29, 2014 – FRANCESCA AND FRIENDS WED. OCT. 29: VOCATIONS HOLY HOUR NOV 5 LOCALES WAYNE TOPP, VOCATION OFFICE FR ED BURNS WRIGHT STATE U MARY PYPER GUEST

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. and Mary Pyper speak with Wayne Topp of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Vocation Office and Fr. Ed. Burns of the Wright State University Campus Ministry about their ministries working with youth and the upcoming Archdiocese of Cincinnati Vocations Holy Hour and why it is being held at various parishes throughout the Archdiocese on Wednesday November 5th from 7:00-8:00 PM. Fr. Ed and Wayne discuss the state of religious vocations for men and women, reasons for the increase and what is being done to encourage strong, positive vocations of all kinds including marriage, the single life and the common vocation of all: the vocation of Holiness and Evangelization.
Learn what the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the universal Church is doing to encourage vocations and what we all can do to encourage vocations. Fr. Ed discusses the range of campus ministry today and how college students explore their vocational call, honing in on the upcoming Year of Consecrated Life in 2015.

August 27, 2014 – The Writings of Father Emile Neubert, S.M.

On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, Francesca Franchina talks with Marika Zimmerman about the writings of Father Emile Neubert, S.M., especially, My Ideal, Jesus the Son of Mary, in which Neubert proposes perfect imitation of Jesus by imitation of his filial piety, a concept promoted by the Founder of Neubert’s Marianist order, Blessed William Joseph Chaminade. Josh Danis, Family and Respect Life Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will also call in to discuss the LifeTech conference to be held on September 6, 2014.

August 13, 2014 – Father Brian Phelps

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Father Brian Phelps, formerly a teacher, coach and warehousing worker who is now Parochial Vicar at The Church of The Incarnation, Centerville, Ohio about his life and every involving and revolving ministry as a young recently ordained priest. What is life in the seminary, as an intern and deacon, call to the priesthood all about? Hear how the concrete prayerful influence of his family’s Catholic focus in parish and family life in Cincinnati and his life experiences in faith and challenging questions led him to answer The Call….and all it involves.

January 22, 2014 – ST. REMY INITIATIVE

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. continues conversations with Susan Ferguson Director of the University of Dayton Center for Catholic Education (CCE) focusing on the St. Remy Initiative with Director Dr. Toni Moore, Ph.D. former Assistant Superintendent of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Catholic Schools and former Catholic School Principal and Archdiocesan Catholic School Administrator Toni Moore about their work with the St. Remy Initiative: Professional Development for Catholic School Educators. Named for the town of St. Remy de Provence in France where the first Marianist Normal School for the professional development of Christian teachers was established in 1824 by Blessed Wm. Joseph Chaminade this initiative inspires hope by forming the heart of Catholic Educators through serving the spiritual formation of Catholic School Educators. Experiencing this unique professional development program, meeting as a learning community to strengthen their spirituality, Catholic Educators have advanced instructional skills and developed their leadership potential through this collaborative effort between UD and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Providing educators in Catholic Schools the tools and sense of mission, the St. Remy Initiative keeps growing. Learn more of what they do, continuing to spread and how it can work in your area by contacting Dr. Toni Moore at lmoore2@udayton.edu . Francesca and Friends UD CCE Program Series is archived at www.radiomaria.us (link to Programming/ Francesca Franchina); December 11/18 2013; January 15/22, 2014; February 12/19 2014 and March 12/26th 2014. Don’t miss this series and future programs which will make your heart sing in discovering this successful blest plan being promulgated in Catholic Schools across the USA and other countries.

July 29, 2013 – What Is Faith?

We all use the word faith quite often and believe we understand what it means, but do we really understand the deeper meaning of faith as it relates to journey toward God. In this informative conversation, Frances speaks with Deacon Tracy Jamison of the Diocese of Cincinnati. Dr. Jamison is both a Deacon and a professor at the seminary in the Diocese of Cincinnati, and has published articles on the issues of faith and prayer, and more specifically how prayer serves as a means to nurture and strengthen out faith. Finally, drawing on specific Carmelite texts, Deacon Jamison demonstrates how prayer and faith play a vital role in our spiritual journey. This is both a very informative discussion, and very timely as we move toward the end of the “Year of Faith” in the Church.

July 02, 2013 – Fr Tim Sauppe

Fr Tim Sauppe is the pastor of rural St Mary Parish in Westview IL, Diocese of Peoria. He had to close their Catholic School. The parishioners didn’t want him to close the school, but in fact it was the parishioners that forced him to close the school. WHY? Because they were not having children in sufficient quantity to sustain the school.

This phenomena is not unique to St Mary Parish, or the Diocese of Peoria. Diocese of Trenton Bishop David O’Connell established a School Sustainability Commission to study 10 at risk elementary schools. Some may be saved, but their will most likely be closures.

The three-parish cluster to which I belong in Dayton, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, until a few years ago had three diocesan priests, 9 weekend Masses and 3 Catholic Schools. Today, we have one foreign born religious order priest, 3 weekend Masses, and NO Catholic School.

The reason is the same–not enough Catholic children to sustain a school. WHY? Because Catholics have not successfully challenged the dominant anti-child mentality of the culture. Sadly, we have accepted the culture.

May 22, 2013

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Director of Development Sister Mary Ann Barnhorn, SN DeNamur of Cincinnati, Ohio about St. Julie Billiart Foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame deNamur founded in 1804 and the ministries of the 1400 Sisters in 11 countries and 34 areas throughout the United States since 1840. Founded in Belgium, as educators of young children in the faith discussion will focus on their growing service in mission. The ongoing vision and purpose of The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in education, and the fruitful ministries that have developed under the mantle of St. Julie in helping men, women and children throughout the world is amazing. Hear about the effects of the martyrdom of Sister Dorothy Stang, SNdeNamur in Brazil in the Amazon which have had a great ripple effect. The Sisters are alive and well, growing and dwelling among the poor throughout the USA and the world. Hear about The Emmaus House in Saginaw, MI, serving women who have no place to go after being released from prison or addiction rehab and other great ministries. Sisters are still adding to their numbers, teaching in grade schools, high schools and Trinity University in Washington, DC and doing God’s work under the mantle of the Blessed Mother in various areas of service and ministry.

Father Al Lauer – June 27, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed.  talks with  Chris Jasek of Our Lady of Good Hope Parish, Miamisburg, OH  about Presentation Ministries (Cincinnati, OH) and the July  2012 Bible Institute  (Our Lady of Guadalupe Bible College)  founded by Father Al Lauer, nationally known radio host and creator of the daily inspirational   One Bread, One Body  and it’s theme “Mary, The Pathway to Living in The Power of The Holy Spirit!” presented by this year’s keynote speaker Fr. Bob Hogan BBD, Founder of the . of the Brothers of The  Beloved Disciple (San Antonio,TX). Discussion focuses on Presentation Ministries Mission and its great accomplishments  including this Annual Bible Institute at Xavier University  that includes so many noted liturgical celebrants and  speakers including M.Rev. Joseph R.Binzer (Cincinnati), Father Christ Clay andFr. Rob Back and the music ministry of Bill Richart and so many excellent presenters.  Deacon  Ralph Poyo Founder of New Evangelization Ministries (Steubenville, OH)  will present the teen program on  Authentic Discipleship.   Learn about  the week long chock full of good stuff for all ages including  the St. John Bosco Youth  Theater Presentation on ” ESTHER,” The  Life in the Spirit Seminar,Intercessory Prayer, Healing, Spiritual Gifts; Mary Mother of the Church and Our Mother, Christian Community and so much more!  For information and registration see: www.presentationministries.com or call 513-922-0923.

June 12, 2012 -Father Ezra Sullivan

Steve’s guest on the Quest–“The Quest for a Culture of Life in America” is Father Ezra Sullivan, OP, STL, at the St Gertude Parish/Priory in Cincinnati. He is an authority on the Health and Human Services Mandate that will be our topic today. Please tune in and alert your friends by phone and email.

The Rural-Urban Mass – June 12, 2012

 Francesca Franchina MS Ed.  chats with Deacon Marty Brown of Holy Rosary Parish in St. Marys, OH, Pam Long, Regional Director for The Catholic Social Action Office, and Willard Dahlinghaus of Minster, OH  about the upcoming Rural-Urban Mass celebrated by  Bishop Joseph Binzer at Ron and Deb Wilker’s Farm, 10675 Tri-Township Rd. St. Mary’s, Ohio on Thursday, June 21, 2012  in their huge family farm  tool shed that seats 300!  Learn about old and new traditions getting back to the roots of this traditional Mass and the inauguration of The  Catholic Century Farm Registry ( sixteen farming families in the northern area of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati  will be honored this year as  families that have been farming the same land for one hundred years). All are welcome to attend the Mass and dinner; (Call for Reservations). Tune in to find out more interesting and delicious details.
Francesca’s recipe for the day: Italian Style Fried Chicken! We may also be blessed in hearing  from area Knights of Columbus about their famous fried chicken dinners that will be served at this blessed event!

Barbara Trauth – March 28, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Barbara  Trauth Artist and Marian Sculptor,  currently exhibiting at the University of Dayton Marian Library.  Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Barbara  graduated from Edgecliff College with a degree in fine arts with a concentration in sculpting. She worked as an illustrator for Gibson Greeting Cards; Shillito’s Department Store, The Cincinnati Post  & The Cincinnati Enquire;  taught  Saturday art classes at the Cincinnati Museum of Art; continued to take painting classes at the Art Academy for seventeen years while raising four children. Learn  how  she envisions Mary, how she gets her inspirations, what creativity is all about and how it meshes with Christian Spirituality as she speaks  about  OUR LADY OF THE MERRY GO ROUND;  The Magnificat;  The Face of Suffering;  Suffering and healing through art and sculpting;  and  experiences Silent and Soothing Peace. 

“Set Out Into the Deep!” – September 21, 2011

Set Out Into the Deep!” 

FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. speaks with  Rosary Rally Founders Joe Beyerle and  Bob O’Connor and  organizer  Don Coty about the  Rosary held across the country and in our Archdiocese of Cincinnati in Dayton, OH on Sunday October 9th  at The University of Dayton Arena; focusing on  how the mission and vision of The  Knights of Columbus  meshes into outreach and Catholic social action for  the New Evangelization promulgated by Blessed John Paul II and his directive (in the words of Jesus) to “Set Out Into the Deep.”   Link on to www.radiomaria.us to hear the program live and for Francesca and Friends Program Archives . 

Joyce Wolslegel – September 20, 2011

Francesca  Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Joyce Wolslegel, President of The Daughters of The Immaculate Conception, Dayton, Ohio  and  evangelization / prayer pros  Carol Svisco  and Caroline Adams about  this vibrant Catholic Marian Women’s Organization founded in 1909  which continues to meet monthly  to  celebrate and educate about the Blessed Virgin Mary; Marian dogmas, doctrines, devotions, virtues and Catholic social issues. Find out more about The Daughters of the Immaculate Conception  bus trip to St.  Peter in Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati on Thursday October 20 and to join them in  their  33 day Novena for  growing in Our Lady’s virtues and the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart beginning November 5 for the renewal of their Marian  Consecration on December 8th, the Feast of The Immaculate Conception at the Mother of Good Counsel Chapel.  Interested in starting a Marian organization in your area? Tune in and get the info;  call in to ask questions or share Marian information . Find out how you can start a DOIC in your area.     Francesca’s  recipes of the week:  Fast, deliciously filling and EZ Italian Stuffed Green Peppers and Frito Misto. See Through the Tummy to the HeartArchives for past programs on www.radiomaria.us .  Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for  the St. Michael The Archangel and Precious Blood of Jesus Novena and Prayer and SHARING FAITH AND FOODS. Francesca Franchina stirs up good things in her kitchen sharing faith, inviting others to partake in the goodness of the Lord and sharing recipes for living  life’s lessons as given to us in the Word of God and promulgated by Good Pope John Paul II in The New Evangelization.   “Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord ” in Francesca’s kitchen as she shares everyday  down to earth conversation about sharing faith, easy ways to evangelization and her family’s favorite  Italian  recipes from Termini Imerese, Sicilia

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD WITH MARY,OUR BLESSED MOTHER? Part VI – August 3, 2011

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD WITH MARY,OUR BLESSED MOTHER? WHY, WHY, WHY? Part VI

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Fr. John Fletcher CC about Marian Pilgrimages, what to expect on a pilgrimage, how to plan one, the benefits of a pilgrimage and what is going on across the world in the world of Marian Apparitions especially as the Blessed Mother appeared  in Guadalupe to St.Juan Diego,  Fatima, (Children:Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia Lourdes (St. Bernadette), Betania, Venezuela (Maria Esperanza) in Catania, Sicily with Rosario Toscano and even in our own Archdiocese of Cincinnati as Our Lady of America (Imprimatur and Nihil Obstat)  to Sr. Mildred Neufil a Precious Blood Sister. What is the power of the rosary,? Why Marian devotion is  so important and what keeps the Blessed Mother coming back to warn, cajole and guide her children to get back to God, to come to her Son and to be guided by the Holy Spirit.   Why Marian spirituality? What  is going on in Medjugorje? Is it still  under discernment and are people still flocking to the area and changing their outlook on life and experiencing a change of heart?   

The Power of Prayer – August 2, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS ED discusses  the power of prayer and how Jesus, the Blessed Mother and the Saints help us in personal matters, individually and collectively,in families and communities and  chats about the holy talks and tips given to the Presentation Bible Institute attendees  held last week in Cincinnati,OH  featuring Fr. Tom Forrest, internationally known Redemptorisst priest evangelizer who preached on Evangelization, Prayer and Jesus’ Scipture Promises. Learn what he said and more! Check out the dedication and blessing of the Shrine of St.Philomena in Navarro, OH at St. Clements’ Church on August 14th. Tune in to the program for more details.  Download free book of Precious Blood Prayers and other materials/devotions as given to  Barnabas, a Nigerian seminarian by Jesus (with nihil obstat)  see www.preciousbloodinternational.com    Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for  the St. Michael The Archangel and Precious Blood of Jesus Novena and Prayer and Francesca’s Italian Recipe of the Week: Today’s Recipe:  Pasta with Cauliflower & Italian Tiramasu.  See www.radiomaria.us Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs listening pleasure. Call in to share how you have been  assisted by Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus . 

SHARING FAITH AND FOODS: Francesca Franchina stirs up good things in her kitchen sharing faith, inviting others to partake in the goodness of the Lord and sharing recipes for living  life’s lessons as given to us in the Word of God and promulgated by Good Pope John Paul II in The New Evangelization.   “Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord ” in Francesca’s kitchen as she shares everyday  down to earth conversation about sharing faith, easy ways to evangelization and her family’s favorite  Italian  recipes from Termini Imerese, Sicilia

Cast Your Nets – March 22, 2011

EVANGELIZATION FOR EVERY DAY; SHARING FAITH AND FOODS:

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Wayne Topp, Archdiocese of Cincinnati Associate Vocational Director and Parish Youth Minister at Our Lady of Victory Parish in Cincinnati, OH about   Cast Your Nets, Archdiocese of Cincinnati Youth Ministry Conference (Sunday March 27, 2011  encouraging youth to tap into area events to be recharged in the faith and build stronger bonds with the Greater Church outside their individual parishes. CAST YOUR NETS  features dynamic speakers, music, food and fun. Archbishop Schnurr will address the Conference which sends the message to BE BOLD focusing on living with excitement the Catholic Faith and being willing to stand out as young disciples for Jesus. Hear the results of  the past three years.

Francesca  shares her recipe for  fast, delicious,  inexpensive Italian Lenten family meals: Baccala (cod fish) Stew…(Baccala, potatoes, olives, onions and tomatoes and Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan using halves of Fresh Eggplant, Italian Sausage or Bread Crumbs, Mozzarella and  Parmesan Cheese dressed with  Fresh Tomato Sauce.

Importance of God’s Word- February 23, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed.  speaks with Fr. Tony Krishak, Paulist Priest, Diocese of Trenton, NJ; Director of internet services for Paulist Evangelization Ministries in Washington DC and adjunct professor of pastoral counseling at Loyola University  Maryland  along with  Fr. John Krumm pastor of St. Bridget’s Parish in Xenia, OH and Tanya Stagers, of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Office  of Evangelization about Small Church Communities, their place in evangelization and discipleship, the importance of being rooted in God’s Word and the spirituality of discipleship and the upcoming Diocesan Small Church Communities Formation Day on March 19, 2011 to be held at St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 1411 N. Fairfield Rd. Beavercreek, OH 45432..  For  added seminar information and registration call   513-421-3131 and/or see the website:  www.catholiccincinnati.org/oec/Upcoming_Event.htm   See www.radiomaria.us  programs for Encore days and times.

RUAH, ROOTS, AND RADISHES: Part 2 – October 05, 2010

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed.  speaks with Bruce Murphy  Liaison for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal for the Northern Archdiocese of Cincinnati about the upcoming Regional Prayer and Praise Fest as their team presents   RUAH, ROOTS AND RADISHES: THE GOLD OF A PERFECT REPENTANCE  on Wednesday October 13, 2010  at St. Luke the Evangelist Church; 1440 N. Fairfield Rd.; Beavercreek, OH.  www.jesus-cares.org.  Sharing Faith and Foods Francesca stirs up good things  in the kitchen to think and pray about, sharing faith, inviting others to partake in the goodness  of the Lord and sharing recipes for living  life’s lessons as given to us in the Word of God and promulgated by Good Pope John Paul II in The New Evangelization. Today Francesca shares her easy to make Italian Potato, Onion and  Green Pepper Casserole and EZ Baked Chicken. Green Peppers, Onions and  Potatoes  from family recipes hailing from Termini-Imerese, Sicilia.

RUAH, ROOTS, AND RADISHES:Part 1 – September 28, 2010

Francesca Franchina  speaks with Bruce Murphy  Liaison for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal for the Northern Archdiocese of Cincinnati about the upcoming Regional Prayer and Praise Fest and  RUAH, ROOTS AND RADISHES: THE GOLD OF A PERFECT REPENTANCE  to be held on Wednesday October 13, 2010  at St. Luke the Evangelist Church; 1440 N. Fairfield Rd.; Beavercreek, OH.  Sharing Faith and Foods Francesca stirs up good things in the kitchen sharing faith, inviting others to partake in the goodness  of the Lord and sharing recipes for living  life’s lessons as given to us in the Word of God and promulgated by Good Pope John Paul II in The New Evangelization. Today Francesca shares her easy to make zucchini bread and zucchini with tomatoes and onions from family recipes hailing from Termini-Imerese, Sicilia.

St Bernard Jubilee Mass – July 11th

St. Bernard Catholic Church in Springfield, OH is celebrating it’s 150th Anniversary and they have invited you to join them. On Sunday, July 11th, Archbishop Dennis Schnurr, of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, will be joined by almost a dozen priests in celebrating a Jubilee Mass to mark this occasion.

You can join in the celebration by tuning in to Radio Maria’s live coverage of this special event. The Mass will begin at 11:30/10:30c and can be heard on the Radio Maria radio network as well as around the world over the internet. To follow along with the Mass you can click the link below to view and print out the program of the Mass.

Program of the Mass

Answer The Call Men’s Conference – March 20, 2010

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. speaks with Jim Gruden, LPM and Senior Design Engineer; Family Man and Youth Minister and Fr. Ken Sommers, SM about the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Annual Answer the Call Men’s Conference theme OVERCOMING OBSTACLES IN RELATIONSHIPS to be held Saturday March 20 at the Music Hall in Cincinnati, OH. Fr. Sommers key role in Answer The Call’s beginnings and Jim’s talk at the conference focusing on the transforming power of the Holy Eucharist and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in a person’s life are highlighted.