April 19, 2021
News & Events


Help us celebrate the
Bicentennial of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati
the longest Marian Pilgrimage in the United States.


The pilgrimage begins Sunday, May 16, 2021 with a Mass at the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Russells Point in the Northern area of the Archdiocese.From there, small groups of pilgrims will begin this historic pilgrimage with a special statue of Our Lady of Fatima, blessed by Archbishop Schnurr for this occasion.

The pilgrimage will last for 33 days, making stops at parishes in every deanery of the Archdiocese, and will be highlighted by four cornerstone family events.

The pilgrimage will end at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains on the day of the bicentennial, Saturday, June 19, 2021. On that day, the Archbishop will re-consecrate the Archdiocese to Jesus through Mary during a special Mass commemorating the bicentennial.

The Four Cornerstone Events

  • Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Russells Point
    May 16, 2021
  • Mass and a concert by Sarah Kroger at Maria Stein
    May 21, 2021
  • Mass and a concert by WAL at Chaminade-Julienne High School, Dayton
    May 29, 2021
  • Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, Cincinnati
    Concert by Village Lights at Fountain Square, Cincinnati
    June 19, 2021


 Click below for additional information for joining in the Pilgrimage.



Archdiocese Child Protection Policy Update:

To ALL PARISH VOLUNTEERS:     NEW CHILD PROTECTION PLATFORM for Child Protection Training and Compliance is coming!  - In July 2021 the archdiocese will be moving to SafeParish as the new platform for Child Protection training and compliance. SafeParish is an organization that specializes in training and education solutions for organizations world-wide. They have 20+ years of experience in providing child safe environment training programs. SafeParish will continue to work with our current background check provider – All training and background information in your current VIRTUS account will be transferred to SafeParish. No new live training through SafeParish will be required if you have completed live child protection training through VIRTUS. Ongoing child protection training will still be required for all volunteers and employees and will consist of quarterly interactive video-based training instead of monthly bulletins. As the archdiocese moves closer to the conversion date, additional information regarding your new SafeParish account will be provided. Watch the bulletin and our web page for additional details. If you have questions, please contact your parish’s Safe Environment Coordinator.