Adult Faith Series

Treasures of a Woman’s Heart is a Sunday afternoon Zoom retreat on August 1 from 1:30-5:30 ET.  Come join married, divorced and single women, and religious Sisters, eager to discover how people, experiences, blessings and challenges in life can reflect the treasure and brilliance of God’s love. The retreat will be led by Sr. Joyce Detzel, CDP, Director of PROSO Ministry and Jackie Walter, ACDP, Director of the OLLU Center for Women in Church and Society. Cost: $50 for the basic retreat presentation and materials.  Private retreat direction is available for an additional fee.  Retreat packets will be mailed on July 27 so save your spot now!  Register now at or call Sr. Joyce 210-707-8400 for questions or registration assistance.  Click here for Flyer.

Sr. Joyce Detzel, CDP is a Sister of Divine Providence and Director of PROSO (Providence Spiritual Outreach) Ministry.  She and her Congregation and Associates launched this new ministry offering hybrid and in-person retreats, conversation groups, workshops and individual spiritual direction in January, 2021. She is grateful to Ascension Parish for providing space for in-person meetings and gatherings and for attending PROSO events during this start-up period! 


Summer Book Read

St. Joseph and His World

Join us for our Summer Book Read St. Joseph and His World.  This book provides an imaginative entry into one of the most important lives in all of history — a life too often obscured by later legends. " About this book Scott Hahn wrote, “In this book, you’ll learn about religious practice and education in that place and time. You’ll travel to Egypt and encounter the fascinating settlements of Jews in that land. You’ll also find out how a carpenter worked in those days: what tools he used, what items he crafted, where he got his training, and how he got to and from his job sites.”

Two sessions will be offered in the Witzman Center, Room 119/120: 

Tuesdays from 6 – 7 p.m. beginning July 6

Thursdays from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. beginning July 8

Each session will last 5 weeks.  The book can be purchased on or directly through Scepter Publishing.  

To reserve your spot contact Sharon Christy at [email protected] or 937-253-5171 x108 The deadline to register is June 28.









Pope Francis announced a Year of St. Joseph in honor of the 150th anniversary of the saint’s proclamation as patron of the Universal Church. 

The decree said that Francis had established a Year of St. Joseph so that “every member of the faithful, following his example, may strengthen their life of faith daily in the complete fulfillment of God’s will.” 

It added that the pope had granted special indulgences to mark the year. 

In addition to the decree, Francis issued an apostolic letter Tuesday dedicated to the foster father of Jesus.  It is entitled "Patris Corde" or With a Father's Heart.

Opportunities for special blessings and adult faith series will be posted here in the upcoming weeks.


St. Joseph the Spiritual Father of Our Times

Listen to this podcast by Scott Hahn with Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, author of Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father. 

Click here for a link to the Consecration to St. Joseph.


Relevant Radio's Year of St. Joseph

Sign up here and receive a free Living the Year of St. Joseph booklet, access to our "19 on the 19th" speaker series about St. Joseph, weekly Mass devotions to St. Joseph, and more!


Visit a St. Joseph Church in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati

It’s the Year of St. Joseph!  Why not take the opportunity to visit a Catholic Church named for this great Saint?  Below are the four parishes in our Archdiocese named for the beloved spouse of Mary. 

St. Joseph & St. Raphael Parish in Springfield, Ohio

St. Joseph Church in Dayton, Ohio

St. Joseph Church in Hamilton, Ohio

St. Joseph Church in Cincinnati, Ohio

If you are not yet comfortable visiting in person, you can find the website for each of these parishes by clicking on their names above.  Perhaps you can attend a Mass there virtually or take a tour through their photos page.  Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence if you say a prayer to St. Joseph for the persecuted Church and for the relief of all persecuted Christians while you are there.














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