Lots of summer fun: Events and happenings around the diocese [5/26/23]

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Churches, schools, and organizations throughout the Diocese of Nashville have plenty of upcoming events to add to your calendar. Check out the events below. 

Pope Prep Summer Camp

Registration is open for Pope John Paul II Preparatory School’s four-week summer camp from May 30 through June 23. Available in morning and afternoon sessions for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students. For more information, visit www.popeprep.org/about/news/camp. To register, visit jp2hscamp.campbrainregistration.com/. For questions, email Pat Kennedy at pat.kennedy@popeprep.org

Father Ryan Summer Camp

Registration is open for the Father Ryan High School Summer camps May 30 through July 29. For more information or to register, visit fatherryan.org/athletics/summer-camps. 

St. Cecilia Camps

St. Cecilia Academy has a slew of summer camp opportunities available throughout the month of June for girls age 4-17. To register and see the list of camps, visit www.stcecilia.edu/campus-life/camp-st-cecilia.

Reunion Weekend

St. Cecilia Academy will host a reunion weekend June 1-3 for alumni of the school. The weekend will include an Art Market from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, June 1, a Cecilian Society Dinner for the Class of 1973 on Friday, June 2, and an Alumnae Mass and Luncheon at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 3. For tickets, visit www.stcecilia.edu/alumnae/events/reunion-weekend. For more information, email rosenblattr@stcecilia.edu or call 615-289-4525, ext. 612. 

Alumni Golf Tournament

Father Ryan High School’s Lou Graham ‘56 Alumni Golf Tournament is at 9 a.m. Friday, June 2, at Harpeth Hills Golf Course. An alumni reception will follow at 6 p.m. at the Father Ryan Dining Hall in Nashville. All alumni are invited. 

Youth Soccer Clinic

St. Matthew School parent Stefan Caulfield, a former NCAA Division I soccer player and coach and former member of the U20 Canadian National Team and Ottawa Fury FC in the Premier Development League, is hosting a Youth Soccer Clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 2-3, at 535 Sneed Road W., Franklin. The clinic is designed to help up-and-coming soccer players develop their skills. Cost is $80 per player. For more information or to register, visit www.bit.ly/smcyouthsoccerclinic

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat

The next Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat for Healing the Wounds of Abortion will be offered June 2-4. Participation is open to Catholics and non-Catholics alike and any woman or man who has been involved, or touched by, abortion. All participation is strictly confidential. For more information, visit HopeAfterAbortionKY.com or call Rita at 270-474-4707. 

Golden Grad Mass

Father Ryan High School’s Golden Grad Mass and Brunch, in honor of alumni from the classes of 1972 or older, is at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 4, at the Father Ryan Center for the Arts. The class of 1973 will be inducted as Golden Grads during the event. For more information, visit fatherryan.org/reunion. 


The next 13-week GriefShare Ministry offering is at 5:30 p.m. weekly June 5 through Aug. 21, at St. Philip the Apostle Church in Franklin. The weekly seminar and support group is for anyone dealing with the death of a loved one. For more information, email Dave Bilger at GriefShare@StPhilipMinistries.com

Camp Overbrook

Camp Overbrook’s co-ed summer camp is June 5 through July 28. To register, visit overbrook.edu/camp. 

CBL Meeting

The next meeting of the Nashville Catholic Business League is at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, June 8, at the Cathedral of the Incarnation’s Fleming Center. Erin Merric, chief legal counsel to Gov. Bill Lee, will be the featured speaker. Mass will be at 7 a.m. in the Cathedral prior to the meeting. All are welcome. For more information, visit catholicbusinessleague.org. 

Summer Music Camp

The Play it Forward Summer Music Camp is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 19-25 at St. Philip the Apostle Church in Franklin. The week-long mentorship program will encourage the next generation of musicians toward a vocation of music ministry and worship within any church music setting. The camp is open to all students entering seventh through 12th grade. Cost is $200 per student. For more information or to register, visit stphilipfranklin.com, and click on the “Play it Forward” tab, or email SPALI@StPhilipMinistries.com

Catholic Art Institute Workshop

The Catholic Art Institute Egg Tempera Workshop with Matthew Connor is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 28-30, at St. Philip the Apostle Church in Franklin. The course is open to artists of all experience levels aged 15 and older. Enrollment ends June 26. For more information, email contact@CatholicArtInstitute.org. To enroll, visit www.tickettailor.com/events/catholicartinstitute/911596#. Enrollees must purchase the workshop kit of materials through Natural Pigments prior to the event. Kits can be purchased at www.naturalpigments.com/pigments/sets/koo-schadler-egg-tempera-kit-without-glass-palette.html. All other necessary materials will be provided.  

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