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									                                   ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA,
                                      HE IS RISEN…
                                        HAPPY EASTER!



OFFICE OF THE ARCHBISHOP
CHRISM MASS
The Chrism Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at the
Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains. Please encourage your parishioners to take part in this
lovely Holy Week liturgy.

TIME FOR THE EASTER VIGIL
The General Norms for the Liturgical Year states that the Easter Vigil is to be held after
nightfall. Sunset for Saturday, April 11 is calculated to be at 8:12 p.m. with nightfall
occurring one half hour after sunset. Therefore, the Easter Vigil should not begin
earlier than 8:45 p.m.

DEPARTMENT OF EXECUTIVE SERVICES
CHANCERY

FINGERPRINTING / ATTENDING AN ORIENTATION WORKSHOP
All employees and regular volunteers who work with children must receive an acceptable
criminal background check through fingerprinting and attend an orientation workshop on the
Decree on Child Protection. If an employee or a regular volunteer has not received an acceptable
criminal background check through fingerprinting or has not attended an orientation workshop
on the Decree on Child Protection, the employee or regular volunteer is not approved to work
with children and may not work with children. Additionally, under our current policies, each
time an employee or regular volunteer has a change in location of service, the employee or


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regular volunteer is required to be fingerprinted again. In addition, a B-4 Form must be
completed, sent to the Chancery, and the registry checks noted in B-4 Policy and the B-6 Policy
must be completed before an employee begins working with children. If you have any questions,
please contact Father Joe Binzer at 513.263.6601. Thanks for all you do to protect children
entrusted to our care.

APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH
Child Abuse Prevention Month will be marked in parishes and dioceses around the United States
during April. Suggested bulletin/newsletter announcements and sample intercessions that
might be used in April and throughout the year were mailed on March 20. Additional materials
from the USCCB are available at http://www.usccb.org/ocyp/april_cap_month_2009.shtml. If
you have any questions about these materials from the USCCB, or the provisions of the Decree
on Child Protection of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, please feel free to contact Father Joe
Binzer at 513.263.6601 or jbinzer@catholiccincinnati.org. Thank you!!

GOOD FRIDAY 2009 COLLECTION
The Good Friday collection is to be taken up in all churches and chapels where Good Friday
services are celebrated. The proceeds will benefit the churches in the Holy Land. Please send the
proceeds from the collection to the Finance Office of the Archdiocese in the week following
Easter. Thank you.

MATRIMONIAL DISPENSATIONS AND PERMISSIONS
Priests and deacons are kindly reminded to forward requests for matrimonial dispensations and
permissions to the Chancery at least one month prior to the wedding. Dispensations are valid for
six months. When a prenuptial file is to be sent from our Chancery to a church in another US
diocese or to a church in a foreign country, it is important to send the file to the Chancery at least
a month in advance of the wedding. Also, please remember to make for your records a copy of
any matrimonial papers sent to the Chancery. Thank you.

CLERGY ALERT
We have been notified by the USCCB that Fr. Anton Mowatt, Diocese of Northampton,
England, has been convicted on charges relating to the sexual abuse of children, and upon his
release from prison, has changed his name to “Fr. Paul Scott.” Fr. Mowatt travels frequently to
the United States and, using the name Paul Scott, may be able to misrepresent himself to church
personnel in this country.

THE CATHOLIC TELEGRAPH

THE CATHOLIC TELEGRAPH LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
If you Twitter, use Facebook to do your social networking, or if you just prefer to get news
online rather than in the more traditional newsprint form, then the new website launched in mid-
March 2009 by The Catholic Telegraph, www.thecatholictelegraph.com, will have a great deal
of appeal. The goal of the new, expanded website is to offer readers a way to access the news of
the church quickly, and to give interested readers more resources for learning more about their
faith and their church. News stories will be updated several times a day so that Catholics who
are looking for more thorough and accurate religious reporting than what might be provided in


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the secular media can now turn to our website for that vital information. The calendar of events
will also update each day so that it will be easy to see the incredible variety of educational,
spiritual and social programs offered throughout the 19 counties of the Archdiocese of
Cincinnati. The Catholic Telegraph eventually plans to place the contents of the entire
newspaper online each week to make it even more accessible to a wider and younger audience.
Printed copies of the 177-year-old newspaper will continue to be mailed to all who prefer to
receive their archdiocesan news in that manner.

DIACONATE OFFICE

ANNIVERSARY
Deacon Richard Novick will be celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of his ordination to the
Diaconate on May 30, 2009. Deacon Novick was ordained in the Diocese of Columbus. He
moved to Cincinnati in December, 1984 and was shortly thereafter assigned to Guardian Angels
Parish in Cincinnati where he continues to serve. We congratulate him.

VOCATION OFFICE
Upcoming events sponsored by the Vocation Office include:
         April 16-18, 2009, ‘Live-In Weekend’ at the Pontifical College Josephinum,
           Columbus
         April 19, 2009, ‘Cast Your Nets, North’ at Holy Redeemer Parish, New Bremen
         April 22, 2009, ‘Andrew Dinner’ at Holy Angels Parish, Sidney
         April 25, 2009, Deacon Ordination (3 to be ordained for Cincinnati)
         April 26, 2009, ‘Call of the King Conference’ Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center,
           Cincinnati
         May 3, 2009, ‘Call of the King Conference’ St. Rita, Dayton
         May 16, 2009, High School Discernment Day at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary,
           Cincinnati
         May 23, 2009, Priesthood Ordination (7 to be ordained for Cincinnati)
Bulletin announcements are included at the end of this issue of Clergy Communications, or visit
www.cincinnativocations.org for more information.

DISCERNMENT GROUP
The Vocation Office is pleased to announce the formation of an on-going ‘discernment group’
for men, college aged and older, who are thinking about the possibility of a vocation to the
priesthood. For more information, please contact Father Kyle Schnippel in the Vocation Office
at 513.421.3131x2890.




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DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES

FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING OFFICE

SALARY FOR PRIESTS
This information is being provided so that changes might be reflected in budgets being prepared
for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009. The base salary for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
2009 will be increased from the current base of $2,185.25 per month to $2,196.00 per month.
This increase of .50% was discussed by the Presbyteral Council and approved by Archbishop
Pilarczyk. The base salary for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009 will be:

                $26,354.00 annual                      $2,196.00 monthly

The Archdiocese, like most institutions, has been challenged by the effects of the deepening
recession. Nevertheless, the Archbishop has approved a modest wage increase this year. (Please
note that Archdiocesan policy indicates that if priests wish to give back their salary, they are free
to do so, but they are not free to turn down the salary completely.) The current seniority
incremental of $15.00 per month per year of ordination ($180.00 per year) is the same as the
previous year. The current limit on professional ministerial expenses of active priests that can be
reimbursed remains $2,000.00 per year. Retired priest base salary for the fiscal year beginning
July 1, 2009 will be $2,095.00 per month, $25,145.00 per year. If you have any questions about
these matters, please contact the Human Resources Office or the Finance Office for clarification.

HEALTH CARE PLAN OPEN ENROLLMENT
Open enrollment health care packets have been mailed to all eligible employees in the
Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The time frame for employees to enroll in the Health Care Plan, the
Dental Care Plus Plan, and the new Cafeteria Plan for pre-tax dental or health care premium
contributions is April 13 through May 15, 2009. If employees have not received packets at their
homes by April 13 or if additional packets are needed for new employees, please call Becky
Daring at 1.888.411.6093. Please call Barb Walsh in the Finance Office for any further
information or with any eligibility or retirement questions.

CONTINUATION OF HEALTH CARE COVERAGE
The guidelines for health care and dental coverage for terminating employees as published in the
March Health Care Newsletter remain in effect. The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is subject to a
portion of the recent Federal Stimulus Act. We are subject to the State of Ohio COBRA (six
month health care continuation) requirement. A memorandum explaining the ramifications of
this legislation will be sent to all locations. Included with this memorandum will be a template
letter to be given to terminated employees who meet the criteria outlined in the law. Please call
Barb Walsh in the Finance Office with questions or concerns about the application of this law to
archdiocesan locations.

403(b) APPROVED VENDOR LIST UPDATE
The Approved Vendor List for the 403(b) Plan continues to expand. The April 2009 list is
included with this issue of Clergy Communications. This new list might provide an opportunity


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to distribute the original Q & A memorandum and the new Approved Vendor List to all eligible
employees. Please call Barb Walsh in the Finance Office if you have any questions.

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

JUST A REMINDER
All employers are required to use the new I-9 form beginning April 3, 2009. If you are not using
the new form, please begin to do so immediately. The new I-9 form was approved by the United
States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Employers must verify that individuals are eligible
to work by obtaining an I-9 form and inspecting the required supporting documents at the time of
hire. In order to comply with the Archdiocesan Records & Retention Policy, I-9 forms must be
retained for 7 years after the date of termination. The new I-9 form is available online at
http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-9_IFR_02-02-09.pdf. If you have any questions, please contact
the Human Resources Office at 513.421.3131.

PASTORAL SERVICES
FAMILY LIFE OFFICE

“HOMELESS TO HOMES”
Catholic Social Action Office and the Family Life Office is collaborating with “Homeless to
Homes,” a Ministry of Greater Dayton Christian Connections. This program removes homeless
families from shelters and places them in stable homes. The “Homeless to Homes” project is in
need of mentors for these families. For more information or to become a mentor, please contact
Noreen Wendeln at the Family Life Office in Dayton at 937.222.0227x5027 or Pam Long at the
Catholic Social Action Office in Dayton at 937.224.3026x5018.

CORE COMPETENCY TRAINING WORKSHOP
Attention Pastors/Parish Staff and Volunteers: A Core Competency Training Workshop is being
presented by The Pastoral Counseling Center of the Miami Valley Hospital for anyone working
with persons who have alcohol or other drug dependence and their family members. It will be
held on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Spiritual Center of Maria Stein. The
cost is $15.00 per person. For more information, contact Sharon Seagrist at 419.925.7625 or see
the program content and registration form enclosed with this issue of Clergy Communications.

MISSION OFFICE

PLEASE MAIL IN ALL PAST FISCAL YEAR MISSION DONATIONS
If your parish has outstanding Mission Sunday, Mission Co-op Plan or other mission donations
from your school or parish, please mail them to the Mission Office before the end of May to be
properly recorded before we close the books for this fiscal year. All donations should be mailed
to: Mission Office, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, 100 E. 8th St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Thank
you!




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LOOKING FOR LOCAL ASIAN CATHOLIC LEADERS
The Mission Office is beginning a new 5 year Archdiocesan Asian Solidarity Project to better
appreciate the spiritual and cultural gifts Asians bring to our global church. If there is an Asian
Catholic that you would recommend who could help our office with this effort, please call Dr.
Mike Gable at 513.421.3131 or e-mail at mgable@catholiccincinnati.org.

IMMIGRANT IMMERSION TRIP TO SOUTHERN MEXICO IN DECEMBER
Bishop Carmona Ortega of the Puerto Escondido diocese on the Pacific Coast of southern
Mexico invites us to visit and learn why many of his parishioners migrate to our area for a better
life. He urges us to come when many Marian feasts will be celebrated between December 8 and
18. Travel subsidies are available through the Mission Office. For details, contact Dr. Mike
Gable at 513.421.3131 or e-mail at mgable@catholiccincinnati.org.

NEED ADVICE FOR PLANNING A MISSION IMMERSION TRIPS OR PARISH
TWINNING?
Please go to the Mission Office website at www.catholiccincinnati.org/mission and see our
publications on, “Learning Through Service” and “Twinning Information.” We are happy to
offer workshops and advice.

PRIESTS’ PERSONNEL OFFICE

Llanfair Retirement Community, 1701 Llanfair Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45224, 513.681.4230 is
a full continuum of care retirement community, serving seniors for over 50 years. The
community has introduced a program called “The Honorable Service Grant.” This program is
offered to retired clergy, missionaries, church staff members and their spouses from all faith
traditions who have lived a life of service throughout the years. For more information, please
contact Kimberly Yerkes, Director of Marketing at 513.591.4567.

St. Margaret Hall, 1960 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206 is looking for a priest who is
interested in offering Mass during the week. They are flexible and willing to work with anyone
who is interested. Please contact Sr. Rosemary at 513.751.5880 for more information.

WORSHIP OFFICE

CHRISM MASS
As noted above, the Chrism Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at
the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains. There is a simple rite of presenting the oils to the parish on
Holy Thursday. The rite is posted on the Worship Office web site under “Liturgy Preparation.”

FUNERALS DURING THE TRIDUUM
Funeral Masses are not permitted on Holy Thursday or during the entire Paschal Triduum. If a
funeral rite must be celebrated during this time, it must take the form of a Liturgy of the Word
outside of Mass, as found in the Order of Christian Funerals part 1, no. 4. Such a liturgy should
reflect the nature of these days.




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HOLY THURSDAY AND THE WASHING OF FEET
In recent years, several phone calls have been made to the Worship Office regarding who may
have their feet washed at the Holy Thursday liturgy. The Bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy
wrote a statement in the February, 1987 edition of the BCL Newsletter, and restated it again in
1998, responding to the question of who may have their feet washed at the Holy Thursday
liturgy. The following response was given by the Bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy:

        Because the gospel of the mandatum read on Holy Thursday also depicts Jesus as
        the “Teacher and Lord” who humbly serves his disciples by performing this
        extraordinary gesture which goes beyond the laws of hospitality, the element of
        humble service has accentuated the celebration of the foot-washing rite in the
        United States over the last decade or more. In this regard, it has become
        customary in many places to invite both men and women to be participants in this
        rite in recognition of the service that should be given by all the faithful to the
        Church and to the world. Thus, in the United States, a variation in the rite
        developed in which not only charity is signified but also humble service. (BCL,
        Vol. XXIII, February, 1987)

It goes on to say:

        While this variation may differ from the rubric of the Sacramentary which
        mentions only men (viri selecti), it may nevertheless be said that the intention to
        emphasize service along with charity in the celebration of the rite is an
        understandable way of accentuating the evangelical command of the Lord, “who
        came to serve and not be served,” that all members of the Church must serve one
        another in love. (BCL, Vol. XXIII, February, 1987)

In the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, it has been the custom of priests to wash the feet of a
representative group of parishioners: men, women, children, persons with disabilities, the
elderly, etc.

USCCB Q & A ON THE TRIDUUM
The Committee for Divine Worship has created a Question and Answer page with information
on the Triduum. Please visit http://www.usccb.org/liturgy/14questions.shtml.

BABY GRAND PIANO
A woman in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is interested in donating a baby grand piano
(DeKoven) to a parish. She says that it is in very good condition. Please contact the Worship
Office for more information at worship@catholiccincinnati.org or 513.421.3131.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

        RCIA Advanced Issues: The re-scheduled date of this program for Dayton and the
        North is April 30, 2009 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul, Newport. Father
        Jeff Kemper, Father Joe Binzer and Deacon Jerry Barney will be the presenters.




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        RCIA 101: This program is for new RCIA team members and seasoned team members
        interested in updating. The program is four nights and will be held at All Saints Church,
        Cincinnati on May 4, 7, 11, and 14, 2009 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Presenters are Ms.
        Emily Besl and Ms. Claire Tenhundfeld.

        Preaching Institute: Co-sponsored by the Offices of Worship, Priestly Formation,
        Diaconate and the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary from June 22 – 25,
        2009. Brochures were mailed in March. For more information and access to online
        registration please go to www.catholiccincinnati.org/worship.

        LAUDATE: Forming Youth for Music Ministry: June 15 – 18, 2009 at Bergamo
        Center for Christian Living, Dayton, OH. Updated information and registration forms are
        available at www.catholiccincinnati.org/youthmin/laudate.

OFFICE OF YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY (OYYAM)
Please see the OYYAM home pages for more information on current activities
    Young Adult Ministry: www.catholiccincinnati.org/yamin.
    Youth Ministry: www.catholiccincinnati.org/youthmin.

LAUDATE, TACKLE & JR. HIGH CAMP
It is now time to register for our three summer youth leadership training programs. Visit our
website for more details.

CAST YOUR NETS!
Youth Vocations Program Heads North: Northern Area - Holy Redeemer Parish - New Bremen,
Sunday, April 19, 2009, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.

COME TO THE QUIET – A DAY OF RETREAT AND RENEWAL FOR YOUTH
MINISTRY LEADERS
Join other youth ministry leaders for a day of prayer and quiet reflection on Thursday, April 30,
2009 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the beautiful stillness of the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford.

LEADING GREAT MEETINGS WITH YOUTH
This two-workshop series focuses on the differences in small-and-large group facilitation, and
will give you the tools to deal with common personality styles, respond to group energy levels,
keep your group's attention regardless of size and avoid common pitfalls. The workshops will
take place on Sunday, May 17, 2009 from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m. at St. Helen's Parish in Dayton. For
more information or to register go to our website at www.catholiccincinnati.org/youthmin/ and
click on the "Leading Great Meetings" link in the center of the page.

NCYC 2009 – CHRIST REIGNS!
The website is now up for you to get the latest information to help you prepare for the next
National Catholic Youth Conference in Kansas City, November 19-21, 2009. Check our website
at www.catholiccincinnati.org/youthmin and click on the NCYC link on the center of the page.
There you will find pricing information, registration materials, a tentative schedule and more.


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TIME TO SCHEDULE “WILL OUR KIDS HAVE FAITH?” FALL PRESENTATIONS
The presentation is most effective and reaches the most people when combined with a parent
meeting related to sacramental preparation (e.g., First Eucharist, Confirmation, etc.). If you want
to urge parents to get involved in their children’s faith formation, this is the program to do it.

THEOLOGY ON TAP IN YOUR AREA?
One of the best ways to ignite young adult ministry in your area is to sponsor a Theology on Tap
speaker series. Contact your regional OYYAM to learn how and to get started.

THINKING ABOUT HIRING A YOUTH MINISTER?
Contact your regional OYYAM for important information and assistance, and visit our website
to download our packet “Hiring a Director of Youth Ministry.”

MULTIPLY YOUR MINISTRY COURSE
Sean Reynolds will be teaching a University of Dayton (U.D.) course scheduled for June 22 -
July 3, 2009 on growing an engaged parish, and recruiting, nurturing and managing volunteers.
Contact your regional OYYAM for more details or visit U.D.’s website to register. Note that this
course is for all pastoral ministers, not just youth ministers.

THE FUTURE OF YOUTH MINISTRY AND ADOLESCENT CATECHESIS
If you are interested in tapping into the ongoing national conversation about the faith of young
people, you might want to review these links:
     http://www.adolescentcatechesis.org/resources/documents.htm for papers written for the
       November 2008 Symposium on Adolescent Catechesis (including a paper by Sean
       Reynolds, OYYAM Director).
     http://www.uscatholic.org/life/2009/03/parental-guidance-suggested for an interview with
       Sean Reynolds in U.S. Catholic online.

PRIESTLY FORMATION OFFICE

ANNIVERSARY DINNER FOR PRIESTS
Monday, May 4, 2009 at Bergamo Center.

ORDINATION TO THE PRESBYTERATE
Saturday, May 23, 2009 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains.

FIRST-TIME PASTORS WORKSHOP
Monday, June 1 through Thursday, June 4, 2009, at the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s
Seminary in Cincinnati.

INSPIRED BY PAUL: Forming a Community of Disciples through Sunday Preaching
Father Ron Knott of Louisville, Director of the Institute for Priests and Presbyterates at St.
Meinrad, and Father James Wallace, CSsR, Professor of Word and Worship at Washington
Theological Union, will be the keynote speakers for the Preaching Institute to be held Monday,
June 22 through Thursday, June 25, 2009 at the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s


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Seminary in Cincinnati. Brochures have been mailed; contact the Worship Office if you need a
brochure.

JUNIOR CLERGY OVERNIGHT
Monday and Tuesday, September 14 and 15, 2009, the ordination classes of 2006, 2007, 2008
and 2009 will meet at the at the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Cincinnati.

STATEWIDE CONVOCATION OF PRIESTS
Registration brochures for the November 5-6, 2009 Convocation will be mailed in the summer.
For now, please mark your calendar.


DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

CATHOLIC SCHOOL OFFICE
On March 2, 2009, the Archdiocesan Commission on Education recommended for approval the
Archdiocesan Summer Camps Policy. Archbishop Pilarczyk approved the policy for schools and
parishes on March 12, 2009. This policy can be found on the Finance Office webpage as well as
in the Catholic School Office Educational Policies & Guidelines.

OFFICE OF EVANGELIZATION AND CATECHESIS

WHERE TWO OR THREE ARE GATHERED…
Please see the infusion bulletin for Palm Sunday – Pentecost Sunday, April 5 – May 31, 2009
inserted with this mailing. Thank you.

HIRING A CATECHETICAL LEADER?
Will your parish be hiring a new DRE or CRE for next year? You can receive assistance with
locating candidates for the position as well as help with job description, interviewing, and related
issues. Please contact Ms. Claire Tenhundfeld in the Cincinnati Office of Evangelization and
Catechesis at 513.421.3131x2733 or ctenhundfeld@catholiccincinnati.org.

FUNDAMENTALISM: CONCERNS AND RESPONSES
This workshop will help participants to better understand the phenomenon and characteristics of
fundamentalism today, and open the conversation about ways to respond.

                                 Wednesday, May 13, 2009
                                      12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
                Good Shepherd Church (8815 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati 45249)

Facilitators will be Deacon Jerry Barney, Pastoral Associate at St. John Church, West Chester,
and Ms. Claire Tenhundfeld, Assistant Director of the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis in
Cincinnati. Please contact Ms. Claire Tenhunfeld at ctenhundfeld@catholiccincinnati.org or
513.421.3131x2733 for registration information.




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LECTIO DIVINA WORKSHOPS
Author Stephen Binz has just published a new book on the ancient practice of using scripture to
pray known as lectio divina. Loosely translated, lectio divina simply means “sacred reading.”
Stephen will be in the Archdiocese to present workshops on the contemporary use of lectio. The
workshops, entitled Conversing with God in Scripture: a Contemporary Approach to Lectio
Divina, are intended for parish staffs and for all parishioners who want to learn this way of
praying. Dates, times and locations are below. For a brochure and to register online visit
http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/oec/Lectio2009.pdf.

For all parishioners from any parish:

      May 6, 2009, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.                           May 7, 2009, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
      Good Shepherd Parish, Cincinnati                        St. John Parish, Tipp City
      Cost: $15 per person                                    Cost: $15 per person

For parish catechetical and other leaders:

      May 7, 2009, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
      Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Monroe
      Cost: $20 per person

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY SERVICES
CATHOLIC SOCIAL ACTION OFFICE

GOOD FRIDAY EVENTS: APRIL 10, 2009
        CINCINNATI: WAY OF THE CROSS, WAY OF JUSTICE
        Noon to 1:00 p.m. on Fountain Square; 1:00 to 1:30 p.m., Procession and Closing
        Bread Service at the Freedom Center. Through scripture, reflection, and song,
        local residents from area churches, schools, social service organizations, and
        peace and justice groups will connect the suffering Jesus endured to the suffering
        that occurs today locally, nationally, and globally. All are welcome for this time
        of prayer.

        DAYTON: GOOD FRIDAY WALK FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE
        The 25th Annual Walk for Justice and Peace will occur in downtown Dayton from
        noon to 2:00 p.m., beginning at Courthouse Square, Third and Main Streets. The
        walk follows the Stations of the Cross with stops at sites related to a social justice
        issue. The walk is sponsored by 30 churches, faith communities and social justice
        organizations, including the Catholic Social Action Office in Dayton. The walk
        ends at the river and will be held rain or shine. For more information please call
        the Dayton Catholic Social Action Office at 937.224.3026. Please see
        www.catholiccincinnati.org/socialaction for a flyer that can be downloaded.




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OHIO LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY DAY!
The Catholic Conference of Ohio and the Ohio Council of Churches are organizing Christians
from all over the state to advocate for the poor and vulnerable. Join the delegation from the
Cincinnati Archdiocese to meet and dialogue with elected officials at the Legislative Advocacy
Day and Legislative Reception.

            -   When: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 from 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
            -   Where: Afternoon gathering and commissioning at 2:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal
                Church, across from the Statehouse; followed by selective issue meetings/
                lobbying at the Statehouse from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.; legislative reception from 5:00
                - 6:30 p.m. at the Statehouse Atrium; presentation by legislators 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
            -   What: Participants also will advocate for sufficiently funded health, human
                services and education related programs, and help protect impoverished and
                vulnerable persons.
            -   Cost: $25 per person/$10 per student (Limited Scholarships available).

If you are interested in a carpool or additional information, please contact Catholic Social Action
in Cincinnati at 513.421.3131 or csa@catholiccincinnati.org, or in Dayton at 937.224.3026 or
csadayton@catholiccincinnati.org. The Registration deadline is April 17, 2009. To register
online, please visit http://www.ohiocathconf.org/advocacy09reg.Asp. For a flyer, please visit
http://www.ohiocathconf.org/L/advocacy09/adv09reg.pdf

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES COLLECTION
Our Catholic Relief Services Collection date for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is April 26, 2009.
The generosity of Catholics in giving to the Catholic Relief Services Collection is critical to the
work of the Church in caring for the vulnerable among us—victims of war, persecution, and
poverty. Thirty-five percent of the funds collected in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati remain
locally to support the Archdiocese’s social ministries. The remaining 65 percent of the funds are
sent to the national fund and distributed to the following organizations:

                                   Catholic Relief Services 69.1%
                              Migration and Refugee Services: 12.2%
                           Catholic Legal Immigration Network 10.1%
                          Justice, Peace, and Human Development: 4.1%
                                  Holy Father's Relief Fund: 2.8%
                               Administration and Fundraising: 1.7%

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to Jesus in disguise and for promoting the Catholic
Relief Services Collection of 2009. This is a designated collection. It is to be the only
collection taken up on that weekend and is to be sent in its entirely to the Finance Office of the
Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Please note that envelopes mailed to parishes have an April 5 date
on them, but should be used for the April 25-26 collection.




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OPERATION RICE BOWL REMITTANCES
Please remember that parishes are to send in their Operation Rice Bowls remittances to the
Finance Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Make checks payable to Archdiocese of
Cincinnati/Operation Rice Bowl. Please mark in memo area of check: Operation Rice Bowl.

ARE YOU READY TO BE TRANSFORMED?
The Springfield Catholic Social Action Committee will host a Justice and Peace course on the
four Wednesdays in May – 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2009 from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. at St. Teresa Church
(1827 N. Limestone St, Springfield 45503). The course is presented by the Archdiocesan
Catholic Social Action Office and the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis. This is a
catechist certification course. CEU’s are available for Archdiocesan teachers. Cost is $20.
Register by calling Ms. Pam Long, Regional Director of the Catholic Social Action Office in
Dayton at 937.224.3026, or email plong@catholiccincinnati.org. Register early; seating is
limited. All are welcome, especially parishioners and teachers/catechists of the Springfield
Deanery from St. Augustine, Jamestown, St. Bernard, Springfield, St. Brigid, Xenia, St. Charles
Borromeo, South Charleston, Immaculate Conception, North Lewisburg, St. Joseph/St. Raphael,
Springfield, Mary Help of Christians, Fairborn, St. Mary, Urbana, St. Mary of the Woods,
Russells Point, St. Michael, Mechanicsburg, St. Patrick, Bellefontaine, St. Paul, Yellow Springs,
Sacred Heart, New Carlisle, Sacred Heart, St. Paris and St. Teresa, Springfield.


DEPARTMENT OF STEWARDSHIP
2009 CATHOLIC MINISTRIES APPEAL (CMA)
We are well on our way to meeting our 2009 goal! With the early momentum we have
experienced this year, our financial goal is certainly within reach. Pulpit and bulletin
announcements, and Prayers of the Faithful continue to be important components for inviting
people to participate. Equally important is your personal invitation to parishioners to participate
in the CMA in the coming weeks. Should your parish need additional “back of church” pledge-
packets, please contact Sara Cook at scook@catholiccincinnati.org.

CMA Progress by Parish reports are posted every Friday at catholicappeal.info. Click the “Info
for parish staff” button, enter the password: cma2007 and then click on the “CMA Progress”
button. A detailed donor report of all parishioners responding from your parish will be sent to
each pastor on March 29 and May 1, 2009. Thank you for your continuing work and support of
the 2009 CMA.

PARISH STEWARDSHIP
Michael Vanderburgh and Brian Doyle are available for consultation with any parish that is
interested in instituting parish stewardship. Contact us today for resources, presentations or a
beginning conversation.

2009 STEWARDSHIP CONFERENCE
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is hosting the “Our Sunday Visitor” national stewardship
conference on June 24-26, 2009 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Hotel. Come meet with
clergy, parish staff, and volunteers from many different states – all gathered to share best


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practices on engaging and leading the faithful. We encourage clergy and staff from ALL
parishes and institutions to attend this excellent conference. The Stewardship Department
will reimburse $100.00 of the conference fee and $100.00 of the hotel room expense for
anyone who lives or works in the Archdiocese. Reimbursement forms will be available at the
conference. Register by April 24, 2009 at www.osvenvelopes.com to receive an additional
$100.00 off your early registration. Please see the flyer included with this issue of Clergy
Communications.




                        Please submit articles for the May Clergy Communications
                                           before April 24, 2009
                                                Thank You.
                    Clergy Communications is a monthly publication of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati at
       100 East Eighth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 - Chancery Office. Tel: 513.421.3131. Fax: 513-421-6225. Website:
                      www.CatholicCincinnati.org. E-mail: Communications@CatholicCincinnati.org.




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                        BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENT SHEETS
REPORTING ABUSE IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CINCINNATI - If you know someone
who has been abused at any time by an agent of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati (priest, deacon,
employee or volunteer), the Archdiocese urges you to contact Sister Mary Garke, the Victims’
Assistance Coordinator of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, at 513.421.3131 or 1.800.686.2724 as
well as the victim’s secular legal authorities.

REPORTING FINANCIAL MISCONDUCT - In a spirit of good stewardship, the
Archdiocese of Cincinnati has instituted a financial misconduct hotline to allow employees,
volunteers, vendors and other interested parties to report what they believe to be financial
misconduct at any level – parish, deanery or archdiocese. As an additional safeguard, the hotline
is administered by an independent third-party company, EthicsPoint. You may report a concern
on this hotline either by calling one of EthicsPoint’s trained specialists at 1.866.294.5256 or by
visiting the website www.ethicspoint.com. There is also a link on the archdiocesan website,
www.CatholicCincinnati.org, under the label “To Report Financial Misconduct.”

PROJECT RACHEL, A POST-ABORTIVE HEALING MINISTRY in the Catholic Church
will be having a Retreat at the Jesuit Spiritual Center, Milford, Ohio, on September 25 - 27,
2009. The 2009 summer support groups will soon be scheduled for Dayton and Cincinnati. For
more information or to register, please call our confidential help line at 513.784.0531 or email
Mary Anne Boyd at mboyd@catholiccincinnati.org.

2009 GOLDEN JUBILEE MASSES - The Cincinnati 2009 Golden Jubilee Mass is being held
on Saturday, May 2 at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral at 2:00 p.m. and the celebrant will be
Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk. The Dayton 2009 Golden Jubilee Mass is being held on Saturday,
April 18 at St. Christopher’s, Vandalia, Ohio at 2:00 p.m. and the celebrant will be Coadjutor
Archbishop Dennis Schnurr. Please call the Family Life Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati
at 513.421.3131x2653 for more information.

“WOMEN & SPIRIT: CATHOLIC SISTERS IN AMERICA” - A wonderful national
touring exhibit entitled, Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America will be presented at the
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal from May 16 to September 7, 2009. This exhibit
chronicles the contributions Catholic religious women have made to our country during the past
200 years. It is a tribute to both the Sisters and the Catholic Church in America. Don’t miss it!
Museum hours: Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00
p.m.

(Please run through April 12)
“Live In Weekend” - The Pontifical College Josephinum is hosting a “Live In Weekend” April
16-18, 2009 for high school juniors and seniors who are interested in pursuing the option of
college seminary. The Live In begins on Thursday afternoon and runs through Saturday dinner
and provides the opportunity for young men interested in the priesthood the chance to meet
current seminarians, sit in on classes, and experience the prayer life of a college seminary. For
more information see: http://cincinnativocations.org/frm041609.php or call the Vocation Office
at 513.421.3131x2890.


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(Please run through April 12, especially parishes in the Northern area)
Cast Your Nets, a high energy event, is coming back to the northern part of the Archdiocese of
Cincinnati on Sunday, April 19, 2009, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, New Bremen, Ohio.
The program begins at 5:30 p.m. and includes Mass with Father Kyle Schnippel, a keynote
address by seminarian Dan Hess of Coldwater, music by John Paul Hebert and other activities
for the youth to engage their faith. Register through the youth minister at your parish or online
at: http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/youthmin/CYN/.

(Please run through April 19, especially parishes in the Northern area)
The first Andrew Dinner will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at Holy Angels in Sidney.
Young men, juniors in high school and older, are invited to join this evening with Coadjutor
Archbishop Dennis Schnurr to explore the possibility of the priesthood in their life. For more
information, contact the pastor or call the Vocation Office at 513.421.3131x2890.

(Please run April 19 - May 10)
High School Discernment Day – May 16, 2009 Many young men who feel some aspect of a
call to the priesthood need more information on what it takes to be a priest in the world today.
This day at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Cincinnati focuses on the questions that high school
men have regarding the priesthood of today, as well as offering a chance to get to know
seminarians, and other young men who are exploring the call to the priesthood or religious life.
Please visit http://www.cincinnativocations.org/frm051609.php for more information and to
register.

“CALL OF THE KING” CONFERENCES - Looking for a pro-active way to support priests
and vocations to the priesthood? The Vocation Office is sponsoring two ‘Call of the King
Conferences,’ April 23, 2009, at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in Norwood, Ohio, and May
3, 2009, at St. Rita Catholic Church in Dayton, to bring together the faithful of the Archdiocese
of Cincinnati for prayer and information on what they can do to help promote vocations and the
priesthood. Each conference starts at 7:00 p.m. with Adoration from 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. Father
Benedict O’Cinnsealaigh, Dean of Formation at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, will offer the
keynote address. For more information, see: http://cincinnativocations.org/prayerwarriors.shtml.




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