2012-2013 Wives Appreciation Night

February 21, 2013 under Events


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Pictures from Bob Castellini

September 12, 2012 under Events

A few submitted pictures of Bob Castellini speaking.

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Cincinnati Reds Owner Bob Castellini to Speak at FATHERS Team on Sept. 7

August 19, 2012 under Announcements, Events

Men, please mark your calendar for September 7th at 6:03 a.m. in Heritage East as Reds Owner Bob Castellini addresses the FATHERS Team on the topic of Faith, Family & Business Ethics. This will be a great opportunity for you to experience firsthand the FATHERS Team as we kickoff our Fall Schedule. Tell a friend and join us for this special event as we discuss ways each of us can become better men, fathers and husbands.

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A Safer Internet Experience for Your Family

March 4, 2012 under Announcements, Events

A calendar change for Friday, March 9th:

A Safer Internet Experience for Your Family

A presentation and discussion on creating a safer internet experience for your family.  Jody Detzel, from Microsoft, will challenge the group to consider that ‘it’s just not a game, it’s your life.” Relevant information will be shared on Why should parents care and How to deal with it, including very practical steps to take to get started right away.

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Francis DeSales Deanery Catholic Men’s Fellowship Event

July 27, 2011 under Events

We would like to invite YOU to a morning of Men’s Fellowship with:

Bill Staun (deacon candidate) graduated in 1970 with a B.A. from the Athenaeum of Ohio. “I first applied for the Permanent Diaconate right after my mother died, I was 35. I was rejected. In 2000 I started the LPMP Program and again applied for the Permanent Diaconate. This time I was accepted.”


Jim Romanello (seminarian), from Cincinnati, Ohio where he has lived his whole life. “I am the eleventh of fourteen children, seven boys and seven girls. I grew up in a traditional Catholic Italian family. I am beginning my seventh year in seminary formation. It is a long process, but well worth the time and effort.”


Who will speak about their calling to which the Lord is working in their lives.

We will follow with a fellowship discussion on the variety of men’s callings and hear personal stories of discernment and the paths of discovery.


At Holy Trinity Church (Norwood), Montgomery Road and Drex Ave (2420 Drex)

Park in lot north of church, enter via the stairs to the Undercroft

ON July 30, 2011

From 7:30 to 10:30 AM.

7:30-8:00 Breakfast

8:00–8:15 Song, Prayer and Petitions

8:15–9:30 Speakers

9:30-9:45 Q&A

9:45–10:15 Table Discussions

10:15–10:30 Wrap up, final prayers and blessing

Breakfast, Donuts, Coffee and Prayers, Add in a little song.


As this is a first meeting of this sort, we would like to get a head count.

So if you could please contact

Rick Sammons at themiddleson@fuse.net or

Tony Daniel at tonydaniel38@yahoo.com

to make your reservation (or at least a gallant effort), it would be appreciated.

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Our Lady of the Mountains Volunteer Opportunity

July 8, 2011 under Events

We have a work day planned at OLM on July 23rd.  The day will be spent packaging the socks and underwear for the big back to school giveaway.  Until last year they serviced about 100 families.  Last year it was over 150 and this year it is over 200 families.  An indication of how bad the economy is in that area.  The families average about 3 children a piece so that means there are well over 2000 undies and socks to be put into the family bags by size and gender.  They need extra hands to accomplish the job.  Beside what the people of OLM have collected IHM has donated socks and underwear from Undee Sunday, the day school sock drive, and the socks and underwear from the VBS collection.

If you are free that Saturday we will  leave IHM about 7:30 or so and be back by late afternoon or when people need to leave.  It would difficult to have small children there but older children are welcome and Sr. would be happy to give letters indicating service hours if they are needed.   This isn’t just a women event.  I remember how good some of you men were at sorting when we redid the storage building last winter.  Of course lunch will be provided.  You can let me know if you can make it.  In the summer OLM has a Saturday evening (late afternoon) Mass so if anyone is interested you are welcome to stay for Mass before returning home.  Last year a CHRP team went down to help so if you are part of group you might want to ask them if they would like to join you.

Please send an email directly to Judy (judyob@cinci.rr.com) if you are interested in participating.

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Mobile Food Pantry

May 26, 2011 under Events

A few meetings ago we had decided to commit to the project in the fall.  Chris Pollock has stepped up to coordinate.

Information from the Social Ministries Commission:

I am writing to you this morning from the Social Ministries Commission and at the suggestion of Ken Cornish to ask the Father’s Team to consider leading a new project at IHM.  IHM is a member of the InterParish Ministry collaborative of parishes serving the poor in Mt. Washington, Anderson Twp., Newtown, and areas in Eastern Hamilton County and western Clermont County (Batavia, Felicity, etc).  http://www.interparish.org/index.html is the webpage for Inter Parish Ministry located in Newtown.

IHM does support Inter Parish Ministry with the Coin Collection and Christmas in July as well as support for various projects from time to time.  IPM has approached IHM with a request to help with a fairly new project that they have taken on.   IPM has a food pantry at their location in Newtown but have begun to work with the Free Store Food bank to provide a refrigerated mobile food pantry to different areas and especially outlying areas.  The refrigerated food pantry supplies food not ordinarily supplied at the regular food pantry such as meats and fresh produce.  I am attaching a press release from IPM above (Mt. Moriah Mobile Pantry) that explains the project.  IPM has asked IHM to sponsor the Mobile Food Pantry for one or two times a year.  While the basic cost to sponsor is $500 each time, we are not required to provide the funding if we feel we can only serve as a place to park the mobile van and provide volunteers.  

So far, I have investigated how we could do this project and you can read the Mobile Food Van Notes above for more details.  We do have approval from Fr. Tom to begin the program.  Social Ministries Commission was the committee approached by InterParish Ministry and we basically think it is a great idea and would like to proceed with the project.  However, we do not have members on the commission who feel they can take on this responsibility.

I am asking the Father’s team to consider being the leader for this project and coordinate the volunteers.  The volunteers could also come from others in the parish such as Youth Group or Confirmation Candidates but we would ask Father’s Team to coordinate these volunteers. The basic need is to establish a date and provide around 20 volunteers for a 4 hour period.  You can read details in the Notes attached.

I understand that the Father’s team does not meet in the summer but I would ask you to consider and perhaps email the group to see if this is something they would like to do in the fall.  The only action needed soon would be to establish the date with Interparish Ministry and the IHM Office.  They have several dates available.  They did mention that if the weather is bad, we should have an alternate room available.  I would suggest talking to the IHM office about having Hageman Hall available.  This would be my suggestion as it is near the east parking lot.

There is not a deadline date however we should let InterParish Ministry know if IHM needs a date in Oct. or November.  October might not work for the team as they has traditionally done the coat collection weekend.  Please let me know if you can consider this project.  Other dates are available as well.  This would be a valuable service to offer to people in need who live in our area.  IPM reports that at least 25% of their caseload is in Mt. Washington and Anderson Twp..


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IHM Batahola Garage Sale

April 18, 2011 under Events

IHM’s garage sale is quickly approaching and they are looking for volunteers for the weekend before drop off and the garage sale weekend.

The drop off weekend will be May 14 & 15.  The shift times this year are from 8:30-11:30 & 11:30-2:00pm.

The garage sale set up is on Friday May 20th, with shift times of 3:30-6:30pm, & 6:30-9:30pm

The garage sale will be on May 21st, with shift times of 7:30-1030am, 10:30-1:00pm, and 1:00-3:00pm..

The ladies who run this event are great and appreciate any help that they can get.  Take this opportunity to bring your child along or that scout troop looking for service.   This is a great way to show how Fathers Team gives back.  I was able to recruit a great new addition to our team last year, maybe this year you will come and inspire someone to join.

Please pass the word to family and friends.  All volunteers are welcomed!!

If you can work, please contact Jessica Bishop jessierae02@yahoo.com, or if it’s easier, let me, Dan Lape,  know on a Friday morning or at dlape@cisco.com and I will pass the word along.

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Steve Ray comes to IHM

March 30, 2011 under Events

On April 1, Steve Ray will be speaking at IHM for this year’s Lenten speaker series:

A Blind Man Finds Sight:  A Conversion Story


Steve is a dynamic speaker and world traveler.

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Fatherhood Celebration

March 24, 2011 under Events

Community Event Summary

Date and Location: 

June 19th – Father’s Day

11:00 to 4:00

Sawyer Point Park

Event Purpose: 

1.  Provide fathers a free, fun event to attend with their kids

2.  Give potential clients an unintimidating introduction to the Fatherhood Project

3.  Continue outreach to fathers and kids in need

Event Goals:

1.  3,500 attendees

2.  Attract new Fatherhood Project clients

3.  Recognition that Fatherhood Project is here to help fathers in need


  • Music/bands
  • Magician
  • Inflatables
  • Arts and crafts
  • Sports challenge activities with Bengals/Ben-gals and UC Basketball (hopefully)
  • Kickball
  • Food, ice cream, and drinks
  • Balloon animals
  • Cincinnati Zoo animals

More information at http://www.talberthouse.org/news/events/fatherhoodcommunityevent.html

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