Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center helps lead people closer to God through deeper prayer & reflection, faith-filled education, and the Sacraments.
Come and see what might be in store for you at one of our events. Join us and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your heart.
Discover what a difference God can make in your life!

The Advent of “Christmas in Bethlehem” 
Sunday, December 4, 2022
3:00pm – 7:00pm


Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center
5440 Moeller Ave, Norwood, OH, 45212

Step back in time. Experience life in the time of Jesus.
See how bread was made in Jesus’ day. Smell and taste the spices of ancient Bethlehem. Enjoy food, drink, and sweets. Pet live animals in the courtyard. Check out the kids’ crafts area. Come to story time with St. Nicholas. Vote on your favorite Christian-themed Gingerbread Creation. Take a family photo in Bethlehem. Listen to the children’s choir in the chapel. Join a procession with Mary & Joseph to the manger. Sing some carols. Watch the star lighting on the tower and much more….

FREE entry for the entire family, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  (Additional cost for food and crafts.)

“Gingerbread Contest” at Christmas in Bethlehem


This isn’t your everyday gingerbread contest. We want to find who can make the most creative Christian-themed creation. It could be a stable, a chapel, an advent wreath, church bells, an Inn, a cross, wise men, a candle, an angel, or whatever you can imagine for this Advent and Christmas time of year. The sky’s the limit. But there are a couple of  rules.
1) There is a $5 entry fee.
2) The base of your creation should not be any larger than 20″ X 20″.
3) Your creation should be at least 75% gingerbread. Cake and icing is fine, however, fondant should not be used.
4) Your entry should be totally edible.
OLHSC judges will put each entry into either the Beginner or Advanced category. All entries will be judged the night of the event by attendees who vote. The winner of each category will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Holy Spirit Catholic Shop at OLHSC.
Your entry needs to be dropped off at the Holy Spirit Center no later than December 1st.
It’s time to get baking!

Children’s Advent Sacred Art Workshop
December 5-7, 2022

Option 1: 9:30am-12:00pm
Option 2: 3:45-6:15pm

Children ages 5-15 prepare for the coming of Christmas!

Create an illustrated sacred Christmas Carol: Learn about the history of the Christmas carol, and how it influenced art and vice versa. Inspired by a sacred carol, children will create their own “illustrated carol”.

3-D Nativity ornament: With the sound of the Sacred Music of the Birth of Christ in the air, children will create a 3-D Nativity ornament.

Projects created in the workshop will be displayed in a young artist art exhibit at the Center, and a art show will be scheduled December 21st for family and friends, with presentations, awards, refreshments, and procession to the Crib with carols and prayer!

Donation class fee of $70 includes all materials for the workshop and art show.

Please register online early! Class size limited. For any additional info or questions, contact Veronica (Sacred Art Instructor) at


Coming in 2023 to Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center

Eucharistic Miracles Conference
August 11-13, 2023

Keynote speaker, Most Reverend Earl Fernandes
Bishop of the Diocese of Columbus, OH

A History of Faith.
A Future of Hope.

Events hosted at OLHSC

Open Women’s Silent Retreat
Open Young Women’s Retreat
January 6-8, 2023 or February 3-5, 2023

Open Men’s Silent Retreat
October 21-23, 2023

Enrich your personal relationship with Christ.
Make time to be with Him in Silence, Prayer, Meditation, Mass, and Reconciliation. Most retreats are silent and follow the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.

Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center
5440 Moeller Ave, Norwood, OH 45212

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