Centennial Barn Cincinnati Ohio

Community Classes & Programs Spring 2015

For more information or to register for a program contact us at 513-761-1697

Rooted in Abraham


We hope you can join us for this special collaborative dialogue series. Each evening we will share and discuss a different topic to help us recognize our similarities and appreciate our differences. We will visit a mosque, a temple, and a church, and end the series with a dinner together.

View the flyer here

Date: Thursday evenings
April 30-May 28 2015

Time: 7:30pm

All are welcome no RSVP necessary.

For more information contact:
Bill Lonneman at 

This dialogue series is co-sponsored by Centennial Barn and these three wonderful organizations:


Painting It Forward Party!

Explore your creative side and contribute to a just cause with a truly unique art adventure. Absolutely no experience is necessary to have a great time and create a beautiful memento! 

Local artist and Art for All People Director Sarah Hellmann will guide you through creating a featured painting with simple step-by-step instructions. Discover your creative talents and go home with a masterpiece that is exclusively yours. 100% of the proceeds ofPainting It Forward Parties benefit Art for All People.

Date: Friday April 24, 2015

Time: 7pm-9pm

: $25.00*
Please call (513) 761-1697 ext 104 to register.

For more information about Art for All People or hosting your own painting party, please visit the Art for All People Facebook page:

*includes drinks and nibbles as well as all the supplies and instruction needed to create a painting for you to take home!

Bhutanese/Nepali Festival Fundraiser

Sunday April 26th

Please come to this family, fun-filled event consisting of food booths, games, a Nepali bazaar, cooking demonstrations, music, dance, henna tattoos, photo ops, art and so much more.

Tickets are only $25 or $10 for children $10 and under.

100% of the proceeds will be used for programs to support local refugees and immigrants!


Soul Collage® Workshop
Facilitated by Mar Feder LPCC

Soul Collage® is a fun way to work with pictures to discover the ongoing "story of you."

Using guided imagery, meditation and other prompts, you will create your own visual journal.

Date: May 2, 2015

Time: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fee: $20 payable at the door.

Pre-registration is required.
Email Mar
: marfeder@gmail.com

5 Animal Frolic Tai Chi/Chi Kung Workshop

In the second century CE, the famous Chinese physician, Dr. Hua To, developed what came to be known as "The Five Animal Frolics". These were a set of graceful, fun, relaxing exercises prescribed for the vibrant health and well-being of his patients. Five Animal Frolics is one of the oldest Qigong(ChiKung) systems still practiced. Using the crane, bear, monkey, deer, tiger as models, we will align with simple movements and deep breathing to produce harmony within the mind/body/spirit.

Date: Saturday May 9, 2015

Time: 10:30am-1:30pm

Fee: $50.00

Register by May 7 and save $5.00 on admission! Call teacher Jackie Millay, MEd at 513-405-1514 for further questions or to register for the workshop.


SoulCore is a contemporary core workout that pairs exercise with the prayers of the rosary. SoulCore is not yoga, nor are yoga poses referenced at any time. It is a new movement that consists of core strengthening and isometric exercises. A sensory experience that combines candlelight, music, reflections and movement to nourish body, mind and soul and encourage deeper meditation on the mysteries and virtues of the rosary.

Date: Tuesday May 12, 2015

Time: 11:00am-12:15pm

Fee: No cost to attend, free will donation will be collected.

To learn more about SoulCore, visit their website at: http://www.soulcoreproject.com/



Did You Know?

Centennial Barn is one of six local ministries that comprise Franciscan Ministries, Inc., sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. Rental fees from the use of Centennial Barn support all six sponsored ministries.

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Find Your Way to Wellness

What a better time than now to begin your new year's,
self-care resolution!

Centennial Barn offers 5 different yoga options plus
Tai Chi and Spring Forest QiGong.

Focused Flow Yoga with Mary Ann Montgomery
Mondays: 6:30 pm
Wednesdays & Fridays: 9 am
Fee: 1st class free; Drop-in: $15;
5-class: $65; 10-class: $120

Tai Chi with Jackie Millay
Tuesdays: 1- 2:30 pm
Fee: $10 Drop-in; $50 for the series

Yoga for Anxiety with Marie Duvall
Tuesdays: 7 pm
Fee: 1st class free: Drop-in: $15;
55-class: $65; 10-class: $120

Hatha Yoga with Janet Osmond & Jo Henderson LLC
Thursdays: 6:30 pm
Fee: 1st class free; 5-class $65; 10-class: $120

Chair Yoga with April Aloisio
Fridays: 1 pm
Fee: $5 per class

Spring Forest Qigong with Chris McLaren
2nd,3rd, & 4th Mondays: 7 pm
Fee: 1st class free; Drop-in: $10;
5-class: $35; 10-class $60


Centering Prayer

We often think of prayer as thoughts or feelings expressed in words, but this is only one expression of prayer. Centering Prayer is a method of prayer that enables one to become quiet enough to sit in awareness of God's Presence. It is a prayer of choice, not of words.

Sr. Jo-Ann Jackowski, SFP, Facilitator

Dates: Every Tuesday
Time: 3:30 - 4 pm

For those who are new to the practice of Centering Prayer, please call Sr. Jo-Ann: (513) 761-9040 Ext. 156 or email her:

To Tent...

...or Not To Tent

Celebrations of all kinds are welcome at Centennial Barn.

Receptions, reunions, fund raisers, showers...all feel at home here.

Centennial Barn is one of six local entities that comprise Franciscan Ministries Inc., sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. The other sponsored ministries include:  Art for All People, Franciscans for the Poor, Franciscan Haircuts from the Heart, Our Lady of the Woods and Tamar's Place.  Rental fees for the use of Centennial Barn support all the ministries.

The Gubbio Room

Elegantly Casual

Casually Elegant

Centennial Barn is one of six local programs that comprise Franciscan Ministries,Inc., sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. The other sponsored ministries include: Art for All People, Franciscans for the Poor, Franciscan Haircuts from the Heart, Our Lady of the Woods and Tamar's Place.

Rental fees for the use of Centennial Barn support all the ministries. For more information please go to www.franciscanministeriesinc.org.


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Catholic Faith Series

Call us about our very special daytime rates that apply Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Call: (513) 761-1697 Ext. 8105



Connect with parents like you!

Welcome to the Beech Acres Parenting Center Meetup group.

We’re offering a free, monthly group for parents to gather, chat, share ideas, and hear from parent educators about important topics.


How do I know what’s “normal”?
Yes, it’s normal to wonder, “Is this normal?” As your child develops, you’ve probably asked this ques- tion of your mom, best friend, pediatrician, or your child’s teacher. We’ll talk about what are considered age-appropriate developmental tasks and how to encourage and support your child’s development.


Third Tuesday of each month
(begins February 17)

10:00-11:30 a.m.

Centennial Barn, 110 Compton Rd.


To join, visit http://www.meetup.com/Beech-Acres-Parenting-Center-for-all-parents/ or beechacres.org/meetup.


View the flyer here


Peaceful Presence

Join us for conversation, learning, and experiencing various prayer forms, such as Taize, the rosary, and meditation.


This three-part series will focus on Mary, exploring the many apparitions of Mary, and her
message. We will explore Mary as “Mother,” “Our Lady,” “Virgin,” and much more.


Facilitated by: Sr. Jo-Ann Jackowski, SFP, and Maria Meyer


For more information and to register:
Call Sr. Jo-Ann at 761-9040 x156 or email Maria at mmeyer@centennialbarn.org


Dates: Monday, April 13
Monday, May 11
Monday, June 8


Time: 7:00-8:30pm


View the flyer here



Qigong ClassQigong

Spring Forest Qigong is a simple, efficient and effective method for helping you experience your optimal health, wellness and happiness; helping you to heal physical and emotional pain; and enhancing the quality of your life and the lives of others. In our 1 hour class, we will learn and practice a variety of active movements that can be done standing or sitting in a chair. We will have time for quiet as well as a variety of guided meditations. As the class progresses, you will learn simple and effective techniques that will help you to heal yourself and others if you so choose.

Monday Evenings (except the 1st Monday of the month) from 7-8pm

Cost: Complimentary First Class
>Drop In Rate $10
>5-Class Pass $35
>10-Class Pass $60

For More Information: (513) 200-9667 or divineenergyworks@gmail.com