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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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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.

“CATHOLIC SCHOOLS MAKE THE GRADE!” – February 1, 2011

 Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with regional Catholic Educators: Dr. Jim Rigg Archdiocese of Cincinnati Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kenith Britt, President of Catholic Central High School, Middle School and Pre-School (Springfield), Fr. Jim Manning, President of Altar High School (Kettering), Mr. Matt Sableski, Principal of Carroll High School, (Dayton), Mr. Dan Meixner, President of Chaminade Julienne High School (Dayton) and business man George Molinsky about the state of Catholic Schools, maintaining Catholic identity, major and minor challenges in education over all and in particular to Catholic education; fighting rising costs while maintaining quality over all excellent education and environments for students, retaining capable, creative and faith filled faculty/ staff, assisting parents and students in making Catholic education affordable and desirable, while developing and putting forth curriculum conducive to Catholic education offering a wide variety of courses while dealing with ever increasing mandates from the state.

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.

Catholic Schools Week – February 02, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Fr. Jim Manning, President of Archbishop Alter High School, Mr. Dan Meixner, President of Chaminade Julienne High School,  and  Mr. Joseph Sens, Principal of Archbishop John Carroll High School  about Catholic  Schools Week and Catholic Education; the overall mission of Catholic Schools, focusing on how the mission  is being accomplished through  rigorous academics, public profession of the Catholic faith, the corporal works of Mercy and building on the mission of permitting God’s justice to shine for the world to see and experience at  Catholic High Schools in Dayton, Ohio.

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