Pacelli Students Attend Purcell Leadership Conference

Cardinal Pacelli students Ben Habel, Sadie Langer, Christine Moore, and William HeidelbergIMG_0594 attended the Purcell Marian Leadership Conference which was held April 23, 2015.  This Conference is open to students from Catholic grade schools in and around Cincinnati, who are identified for demonstrating outstanding leadership qualities.

Now in its ninth year, the Conference shapes young leaders through team building and small group activities. A concurrent program for parents is held on campus during the Conference, and features guest speakers who share powerful insights into cultivating leadership in young people.


JuneFest Press Release

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Many in the east side community kick-off their summers by attending JuneFest, a Mount Lookout tradition that has taken place on the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of June since the 1970s. Our Lord Christ the King Church and Cardinal Pacelli School host arguably one of the best parish festivals in the city. The event, known as “JuneFest,” is fully planned and operated by parish and school volunteers and is a significant source of revenue for the parish.

Mark your calendars to attend the festival June 5th, 6th, and 7th. As is the tradition, Friday night is for adults only (over 21) and will feature the band Naked Karate Girls, a gambling tent, and fellowship. Saturday and Sunday will be filled with carnival rides and games, food for every kid at heart, a silent auction, gambling (this is a Catholic festival, after all), and our major raffle drawing.

There will be three new events added to JuneFest this year. RunFest, a 5K running event powered by Fleet Feet will be held Saturday, May 30th beginning at 8:30am. HoopsFest, a 3-on-3 basketball competition for adults, and CanFest, a 3-dimensional canned food construction competition will be added to the festivities on June 6th. As if that were not enough, an authentic Italian dinner will be served Sunday evening, June 7th. These additional offerings help to round out the traditional church festival, attracting a broader age group from not only the parish itself, but also the residents of the Cincinnati community.

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Pope Francis Scholarship Applications Due May 15th

Our PTO is pleased to award a $500 community service scholarship to an 8th grade student who will be attending a Catholic school next year. Deadline to apply is May 15th Lillian - 8thand the winner will be announced at the 8th grade awards ceremony on May 27th. This award will be based primarily on how the student reflects on the impact of their volunteer experience on themselves, as well as, the population they served.   That quantity of volunteering is not as important as the students reflection.  Click here for an application:  Pope Francis Scholarship 2015

Pictured here is the student who was awarded this scholarship in 2014.  She now attends school at Ursuline Academy.

Opportunity to Support Ghana Health Care

Picture1Does providing a YEAR of health care for a child or family speak to your heart?

In Ghana, just $7 for a child, $20 for an adult or $54 for a family will provide them with a year of health care.

In 2010 the Twinning Committee began a pilot project to provide health care in Ghana for needy families in the Diocese of Obuasi using Father John Agyekum’s parishes. Our intention is to fill a critical need of the people in Ghana.

Imagine providing health care coverage that includes out-patient services, in-patient services, oral health, maternity care, emergencies, etc. all for the low cost of $20 per adult and $7 per dependent child PER YEAR!! We know this sounds too good to be true, however, we assure you it is true. Prior to the enactment of the National Health Insurance Act in 2003 people were asked to pay “before” a doctor saw them, and not just for emergencies but EVERY point of service. It was known as the “Cash and Carry” system. This still holds true for those not able to pay into the plan.

Today the most popular category of health insurance in Ghana, and the one that we support, is the district mutual health insurance plan/public health care. This plan is “operational” in every district in Ghana. Apart from premiums paid by members, the district receives regular funding from the central government. Every Ghanaian worker pays 2 1⁄2 percent of social security contributions into the fund and a VAT, value added tax, rate in

Ghana also has a 2 1⁄2 percentage component that goes into the fund. Each resident is eligible (for coverage) under this plan regardless of prior health condition. After registering there is a two month administrative processing period. Certainly there is a real need for this type of insurance to become accessible to the people who are too poor to pay the insurance premiums. Presently only 54% of Ghanaians are registered. In the first year of our project (2010– 2011), thanks to your generosity, we were able to provide health care insurance for 473 individuals. In 2014, thanks to the Aftercare program and parishioners, we sponsored 145 children, 185 adults, and 75 families for a grand total of 627!

Because enrollment is a lengthy process, dependent in part on road conditions during the rainy season, we need to begin renewing current enrollees for 2015-2116 as well as enroll those on the waiting list.

Click here to donate online.

Click here to print form which may be submitted with a check to the Parish Office.

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Dewey’s Pizza Night on April 28th

Pizza PicEat Pizza to Raise Funds!

All students, families, and friends of Cardinal Pacelli School are invited to Dewey’s Pizza on Tuesday, April 28th.

Join us at the Dewey’s Pizza on 3014 Madison Rd. across the street from the 20th Century Theatre. Present this paper certificate or via mobile device & 10% of all food purchases from 4pm – 10pm (dine-in or carry-out) will be donated to Cardinal Pacelli School.

Only Valid at Dewey’s Pizza in Oakley Square.

3014 Madison Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45209

Click here to download and print the paper certificate:

Oakley GBN – Cardinal Pacelli

(certificate must be surrendered at time of purchase)