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April 10, 2024


Dear Crusader Families,  

It was great to see all Crusaders back on campus this week! I hope that everyone had a wonderful, relaxing spring break. With only 6 weeks left of our school year, we are now in the final stretch! The next few weeks will be filled with many fun and exciting activities and events for our Crusaders. 

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. As part of the April 2024 child abuse prevention initiative, the IHM Social Ministries Child Protection Advocacy Committee is sponsoring a Prevention Postcard Contest. This annual contest is open to all students of the parish in grades kindergarten through eight. Participation is encouraged for all IHM families as an avenue for helping children learn and talk about child protection rules and encourage ongoing awareness. Students are encouraged to participate in the postcard contest and can turn in completed postcards to the school office by April 19th. A letter from the IHM Social Ministries was sent home with your student this week which gives additional details about the postcard contest as well as about resources and information for Child Abuse Prevention Month.  

In addition to Child Abuse Prevention Month, next week, we will be celebrating Kindness. This is an initiative to promote kindness toward ourselves, others and within our community. Please see the attached flyer HERE for a summary of events. Save the date for the parent presentation on Wednesday April 17, 2024 at 6:30 as we welcome Mary Vicario, who will be speaking on Balancing our Brains for Learning.  

Finally, are you interested in extending your child’s learning throughout the summer months? A few teachers are offering extended learning opportunities. Please visit the FLYER for a summary of the offerings. If interested, please register HERE and submit the registration fee by April 19th. Following April 19th, classes will be confirmed, and additional communication will go out to parents. We are grateful to teachers who are offering a great opportunity for students to extend and continue growth over summer months.  

Many Blessings, 

Ms. Durstock 



Tomorrow April 11th, our 5th & 8th grade students will be taking the Ohio State Science Test. This is a state requirement. Please encourage students to get a good nights rest & eat healthy breakfast in preparation.

A parent education night has been organized for April 17, 2024, in Hertiage. PTO is sponsoring refreshments and d'Oeuvres, with the presentation beginning at 7:00. Mary Vicario founder of Finding Hope Consulting will be presenting on Balancing our Brains for Learning.     

In a world that is often off balance, how do we balance brains for learning? For any brain to learn, we must first be regulated and able to relate. So how do we bring the ability to regulate and relate into our homes? While an individuals’ outward response to stress may vary, neurobiologically there is a pattern. Understanding this pattern allows us to help our youth, ourselves and each other find our way back to regulation and connection. In this interactive training we will dive into the full stress response cycle and explore tools to help us end the battle to stop “behavior” and shift to helping youth, ourselves and others create resilience, belonging and courage to work cooperatively and learn.   

See flyer for more details   

IHM Parent Education Night Flyer- Mary Vicario- Balancing our Brians for Learning.png   


Students in grades 6-8 have been busy rehearsing and preparing this production! Performances are April 25-27 at 7pm at the Anderson Center.  

Tickets are $10. (Payment to Caroline Walsh. check or cash) Thursday and Saturday shows have the most availability.  Please fill out this form to request tickets. Tickets are fulfilled first come first served. Questions? email [email protected] 




Girls Fall Volleyball registration is now open! 

Please click the link below for more information & registration details. 

Registrations Open Now ( 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Chrissy Ferris at [email protected].  


Football registration is officially open!     

Please click the link below for more information & registration details.    


Registration is now open to all kindergarten through 8th grade parishioners / students for summer cheer camp!  Camp will be hosted July 15th-18th from 9-11am at McNicholas High School (alongside IHM Football camp). You can register your Crusader now on the IHM Boosters Site.   

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ellen Knoll, Cheer Commissioner, at [email protected]   



Bonfire Bash~Ladies Night Out   

On April 20th the ‘PAL’ squad has an epic kid-free evening to celebrate US!  Join us for “Bonfire Bash” a night for Besties, Bevs & Bites. Because everything is S’More fun with friends! Join us to light up the night with movies, bevs, live music, heavy apps, swag bags & a bonfire! This event is for all ladies….there’s always room at the table! You can view the flyer HERE   



Calendar of Events       


4/18-5th Grade Sponsored Lunch   


You can view the flyer of events HERE   

Upcoming Events   

The week of April 15th, IHM school will be celebrating Kindness. The students will participate in many activities and learning events to learn ways to be kind to others, be kind to themselves and show kindness in the community.  See the flyer of all the events that will be taking place.    

Kindess matters Week of April 15th 2024.png   

Knights of Columbus Scholarship Essay Contest   

Our Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Council of the Knights of Columbus is once again offering two $500 scholarships for the 2024-2025 school year to any IHM or Guardian Angels student currently in grades 3 through 7. The scholarships are based on an essay contest to encourage today’s youth to be more connected to their community and their faith.   For an application or more information, please contact Bob Meyer at 513-404-0133 or [email protected].   

St. Xavier News     

Sign up for rookie rugby grades (K-4) takes place on Sundays 1-2:30 at St. Xavier High School and (grades 5-8) practices Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at Moeller and games on Sundays at 2 o'clock at St. Xavier. Practices start the first week of March and games are from March 24-May 5th and there is a state championship in Cleveland on May 18th. Link:     

Mount Notre Dame News     

Click HERE for information about MND Summer Camps     

Seton News   

The Tailgate Event flyer can be viewed HERE 

Moeller Camps – Summer 2024   

Hosted by Moeller faculty, coaches, and current students, Moeller youth camps offer age-appropriate activities for boys and girls grades K-12 that encourage skill development, teamwork, curiosity, positive attitudes, and a lot of fun – taught the Moeller Way! Our popular camps sell out fast, so be sure to register today at! Questions? Please contact Kate George at [email protected] or call (513) 618-9614.     

You can view the Flyer HERE   

Full list of Moeller Camps here: Summer Camps 2024 by Archbishop Moeller High School - Issuu   

Moeller registration here:    

Ursula Camps Summer 2024   

You can view the Flyer of events HERE   

Ursula Girls Night: You can view the event HERE   

For a sneak peek at what Saint Ursula has to offer, view the file HERE 

Elder News   

Elder HSPT Camp; view the flyer HERE   

For upcoming events at Elder, view the flyer HERE   

Elder Moms Mingle Event: view the flyer HERE 

Elder Art Show: view the flyer HERE 




Save the Date for our Summer Festival! This year the IHM festival will be July 19, 20 & 21. Be sure to plan your summer vacations around this fun event where we get to show the Cincinnati area just how great IHM truly is!    

The IHM Bourbon Raffle is officially open! 

Click the link below for more information & your chance to win this fabulous prize! 

Tickets are $100 with just 250 tickets being sold! 

The proceeds from the raffle will benefit campus security & pavilion improvements.

The winner will be announced on Friday, May 3rd! 

IHM Parish Bourbon Raffle ( 



We would love for you to join us on Saturday, April 20th, at 9 am, in the St. Matthew room in the IHM Parish Center, for our annual Women’s Wednesday spring brunch, where we will catch up with friends, meet new ones, and have some time for spiritual refreshment. Please bring a friend if you wish! Some of us will be attending Mass beforehand, so please join us if you wish, or just come at 9 am. We will end at 10:30 am. No need to RSVP.  If you have any questions, please contact Sheri May: [email protected] or Kim Dettmer: [email protected] We look forward to seeing you!  

The Chosen Watch Party for the St. Gregory the Great Family of Parishes    

Please join us in watching this groundbreaking historical drama based on the life of Jesus Christ and his disciples.  Produced by Angel Studio’s, “The Chosen” has been viewed more than six hundred million times.  Season one of the multiple season mega-hit television series will be aired on the Big Screen at IHM’s Heritage Hall beginning the evening of Monday April 8th at 6:30. 8 episodes will be viewed over the next 7 Monday’s.  We are gathering sponsors for each showing.  Week one’s snack/pizza/ refreshments are being provided by Tom and Pat Armstrong and our Knights of Columbus are sponsoring week 6.  Episode hosts will be announced in the coming weeks, please stay tuned!    

The Mountains to the Sea Luncheon 

Please join us for The Mountains to the Sea Luncheon on Saturday April 13 in Heritage Hall from 11 AM - 1 PM. This luncheon benefits our two parish twinning communities - Our Lady of the Mountains Parish in Stanton, KY and the Cultural Center Batahola Norte in Managua, Nicaragua. Guests from both communities will be here to speak about the activities that are happening at their respective parish or center. In addition to a delicious lunch, a raffle will also be held. Details can be found here on the flyer or in the church bulletin   


Children’s Liturgy of the Word             

Beginning Sunday, November 5th at the 9:30am Mass, children, ages 4 to 8, are invited to participate in a Children’s Liturgy of the Word. At the beginning of the Liturgy of the Word during Mass, children will be invited to process out to the choir room with Lindsey Schaaf and Tricia Cobb to listen to Scripture and respond to questions about what happens in the Sunday Readings. Understanding the Gospel reading at their level will help children deepen and explore their relationship with God. They will learn simple Mass responses for the Creed and Intercessory Prayer. Then they will rejoin their families in time to begin the Liturgy of the Eucharist. We will offer the Children’s Liturgy of the Word the first Sunday of the month, November through April at the 9:30am Mass. For more information or to help as an adult, please contact the Formation Office 513-388-4189.           



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