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Archdiocese of Cincinnati

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati, rich in history and sprawling in geography, is a microcosm of the Catholic Church in the United States – and of the nation itself. In its 19 counties one finds cities and towns; suburbs and rural areas; farms and factories; affluence and poverty. In some reaches of the Archdiocese the Catholic population is heavy, in others it is sparse. But in all of them, the local church is a venerable presence and a continuing influence for more than half a million Catholics and their neighbors through its churches and chapels, schools, hospitals, nursing homes and retreat centers. It has been that way almost from the beginning of the diocese.

Through hundreds of parishes, schools, hospitals, agencies and institutions, the Archdiocese proclaims and follows the teachings of Christ that lead to peace, joy and the fullness of life. This local church of almost half a million Catholics, founded as a diocese in 1821, is strong in faith and rich in tradition.

Office for Evangelization & Discipleship (OED)

The Purpose of the OED is to invite and train disciples of Jesus Christ by providing formation, skill-development, and resources that promote evangelization and catechesis within parishes and schools.

Contagiously Catholic

The Contagiously Catholic brand communicates the efforts of the OED  to equip missionary disciples.

Contagiously Catholic is funded by the annual Catholic Ministries Appeal.