Workshops, Retreats, & Events

From the time of the Society’s inception, our founders relied upon others for direction and formation in the spirit of St. Vincent. In that same spirit, the Cincinnati District Council offers formation and training for our Conference Members and Officers to deepen our knowledge of the Society and our spirituality; to improve the sensitivity, quality and efficacy of our service to those in need; and to increase our awareness of available resources.

 Please click the button below to be taken to the PDF of this year’s full schedule of events. Upcoming events are listed in chronological order below.

Please email formation@SVDPcincinnati.org for more information, or to sign up for any of the events listed below. Thank you!

Postponed – Will Reschedule: When Resources are Low: Discerning Our Call

What do we do when we have no more material resources to give? How do we help when we cannot always visit everyone? If you have ever found yourself in a place of asking these questions, we invite you to take part in this evening workshop as we reflect on how to approach these all too familiar situations, and see how we can strive to steward the resources given to us while trusting in Divine Providence.

To register for this workshop, please use our Jotform link here.

 

Annual District Council Retreat – Ralph Middlecamp

Saturday, May 18, from 8:30am to 12:00pm at St. Ursula Academy

Take a few hours to refresh your Vincentian spirit and dive deeper into what it means to be a part of the story of St. Vincent de Paul as Ralph Middlecamp, International 1st Vice President of the Society and former US National Council President, guides us through a morning of reflection.

Ralph will lead us on a dynamic journey on the deeper meaning of accompanying neighbors through periods of change and addressing the challenges we face in meeting their needs – challenges that are not so different from those of Bl. Frederic Ozanam and the first Vincentians. A natural storyteller and someone with a deep insight into the life of Bl. Frederic, Ralph will guide us into a deeper awareness of our roots helping us more clearly see the invitation to meet Christ anew today.

At the end of our time together, Ralph will also invite questions from participants on systemic change needs as well as discussion on what he has seen internationally through his roles in the Society at large. This is not an opportunity you want to miss out on! To signup for this District Council Retreat, please use our Jotform link here.

 

Mideast Regional Meeting – Cohosted by Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Councils

Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 at various locations

This two-day event will feature informative presentations from the National Council leadership, engaging and inspiring formational/training opportunities, and tours of special works for our Vincentians in the region as well as our usual Regional Business Meeting. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know Vincentians from across the region and discover how they live the Vincentian life in their own communities, as well as share ideas and practices.

Ready to register?! Signup through the National Council’s registration page here.

Annual Summer Social

Thursday, June 20th, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at Our Lady of Victory.

Save the date for our annual Summer Social filled with lively socializing, good music, games, and our ever popular Split the Pot! More information to come soon! “Doors” will open for registration by 5:30pm, we kindly invite everyone to arrive by 6:00pm for a brief program followed by dinner.

To register, please signup using our JotForm link here.