Zeke is Back!!

Screen Shot 2018-02-28 at 4.09.46 PMThe annual Cincinnati Square Dance sponsored by local Catholic young adult groups and Eagle Eye Ministry alumni is coming back on April 21st of this year at St. Bartholomew parish in Winton Woods (Cincinnati) with very exciting news: ZEKE IS BACK!!

Zeke Regula, the beloved centerpiece of the original Cincinnati Square Dance, is returning as our hourly square dance caller! Zeke’s energy and enthusiasm for square dancing is so entrancing that before you know it, you’ve found yourself mixed into a square and having one of the best evenings of your entire year!

zeke-regulaBetween Zeke’s brand of square dances (in the hoedown style), our talented DJ, Darren Zancan, will be keeping the dance floor busy with his own mix of music that includes family friendly music from nearly every genre. Some refreshments will also be provided throughout the night. So, mark your calendars and bring your whole family! Heck, bring your friend’s family, too!

The cost for the evening, which runs from 6-11pm, is just $5/person or a maximum of $25/family and 100% of the proceeds from the evening go to benefit us, here at Run for the Call! As always, extra donations are welcome and if you would like it to be a tax deductible donation, the best way is to write a check on the night of the dance to “Archdiocese of Cincinnati” with “Run for the Call” on the memo line.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to relax and unwind with your family and friends. This is always one of the best social events of the year! You can let us know you’re coming on our Facebook event page, or just plan to show up.

If you cannot make the event and you’d still like to donate, please consider purchasing a couple of Piggest Raffle Ever tickets on our behalf. One Hundred Percent of the cost of the tickets goes to support our seminarians! Purchasing a ticket for Run for the Call also gives you the chance to win $5000 for yourself and for Run for the Call!

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Annual Spaghetti Dinner Returns!

Spaghetti Dinner 2018The Serra Club of Sidney/St.Mary’s is once again hosting their annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser for Run for the Call on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17th! Once again this year, it will feature the homemade sauce of Fr. Martin Fox, pastor of St. Remy in Russia, OH! This sauce is not to be missed and you better get there early because it was the first to run out last year!

They offer the dinner as a free will offering and 100% of the proceeds goes to supporting our seminarians as they discern their call to the priesthood.

You can dine in or carry out your dinner from 5-7pm at St. Remy Hall. To make an extra tax deductible donation to Run for the Call, simply write a check to Archdiocese of Cincinnati and write “Run for the Call” on the memo line.

We can’t wait to see you there!

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Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Coming Soon!

On Saturday, April 1st from 5-7pm, the Serra Club of Sidney/St. Mary’s is once again hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Run for the Call. As in previous years, the dinner will be held in Russia, OH at St. Remy Hall and 100% of the proceeds will go to support our seminarians through Run for the Call!

This year, as a special treat, the sauce for the spaghetti will all be homemade by Fr. Martin Fox, the pastor of St. Remy parish!!

In addition to spaghetti, diners can expect salad, garlic bread and homemade desserts to complete their meal! All are invited to attend the dinner and there is no set cost, instead the Club will be accepting donations for all meals.

Dine in and Carry-out options are available! See you there!!

Race Day is Drawing Near!

CFPM_logoIn less than 2 weeks, members of the Run for the Call team will be joining about 10,000 of their closest friends to run the streets of the Greater Cincinnati area in the 18th Annual Flying Pig Marathon weekend! This is widely known as one of the most entertaining and enjoyable marathon experiences in the country! While many are intimidated by the hills, the atmosphere of marathon weekend in Cincinnati is tough to beat.

Add to that the message our team is here to spread throughout the weekend, that God has created us each for a definite purpose and that he calls us daily to fulfill that mission, makes the April 30-May 1 weekend all the more special! While our team is as small as it has ever been, the message is just as important as ever!
It is not too late join us in spreading that message either! There are many ways to get involved in the mission of Run for the Call. First of all, we are still looking for monetary donations. We have just $1700 left of our $5000 goal and we have until June 1st to collect it. If you are able, we appreciate donations of any size.
Secondly, we are in need of more prayer warriors out there. Will you donate some of your time or sacrifice one cup of coffee each week to benefit our seminarians and our goal of creating a culture of vocations across the Archdiocese of Cincinnati? tshirt bannerThirdly, we need help spreading the message. Will you purchase a sport-tek team t-shirt and wear it with pride when you head to the gym, or out on your morning run, or at your next race day? Finally, if you can’t run, but you just want to join in the fun, head downtown on Marathon weekend with your homemade Run for the Call sign and cheer us on!

Flying Pig 2016 and Run for the Call

Happy New Year everyone! It is time once again to launch our Flying Pig Marathon surge! On the second day of what has become the coldest days of this winter, it is time to warm things up and think about Spring again!

CFPM_logoThe Flying Pig Marathon is celebrating its 18th running this year and we are celebrating our 5th year as a partner member! We would love the opportunity to continue this partnership but we need your support once again to do it! So, if you are a fan of running, or you just need a fan afterwards, the Flying Pig and Run for the Call have got a way for you to get involved and help a great cause in the meantime!

To begin, go to our Join the Team page or to our Volunteers page to participate as a member of the Run for the Call team to the greatest capacity you are able! Once you have signed up there, stay in touch through Facebook and our Get Involved Now page so that you never miss an opportunity to help support our seminarians. In the meantime, pray daily for the success of the Run for the Call mission and for the perseverance of our seminarians in following the will of God.

Celtic Benefit Concert – Sponsors!

In a little more than a month, on September 26, 2015 from 6-11pm (doors open at 5:30pm) the Convocation Center at Our Lady of Victory in Delhi Township is going to fill with family friendly fun at the 2nd Annual Run for the Call Celtic Benefit Concert featuring the Easter Rising Band with Danny and Japes and special guest, the University of Dayton Irish Dance Club!

The event will offer food, soda for donations and beer for sale as well as automatic chances to enter the Piggest Raffle Ever (the Flying Pig Marathon raffle) with your paid admission ($10 for adults/ 12&under are FREE). None of this would be possible without the support of the business community.

Thank you to the following sponsors for your tremendous support!

Gold Sponsors – Coming Soon!

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Run-a-thon Returns for Easter

As the year moves swiftly by, the time for the Flying Pig Marathon quickly approaches and we are now just one month away from the deadline to register online for the Flying Pig and use our discount code. So, don’t delay!

For those of you who will not be able to attend the Flying Pig events, we have a very special Run-a-Thon planned for this year. Instead of simply tabulating the training miles you will be running in the month leading up to the marathon, we are going to incorporate the joy of the Easter season into our running! So, this year’s Run-a-thon will cover the entire 50 days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost during which, with the Church, we will celebrate the new life gained for us by the suffering, dying, and rising of Jesus Christ. We will share that life with those for whom we will run and we will reach for a lofty goal!

In 50 days, it is our goal to run 5000 miles. Of course, if we add this up, that is a mere 100 miles per day for the entire team of runners. That is an achievable goal and one that we hope to find great support for as we have in our previous three years.

So, go to our team page and register for the Run-a-thon and let us know how many miles you intend to run (or walk) in those 50 days. We will collect those names, put them into an online pledge form and send you the link on Easter Day that you can forward to all your friends and family. I look forward to running with you and spreading the good news of Christ’s resurrection!