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Happening in the Local Church

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40 Days for Life
LAFAYETTE — All are invited to join the spring 40 Days for Life campaign and join in days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. The campaign is now under way and will continue through April 9. Prayer vigils are being held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday in the public right-of-way outside the Planned Parenthood facility at 964 Mezzanine Drive. To sign up for the vigils, visit the Web site at http://www.40daysforlife.com/lafayette. For more information or to volunteer with the campaign, call or text Patricia Cole at 331-302-0213 or e-mail ilnascar2008@att.net.

Lenten fish fries/Noblesville
NOBLESVILLE — Knights of Columbus Council 9706 of Our Lady of Grace Parish will hold its annual fish fries from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the Fridays of Lent through April 7 in the Parish Community Room. A take-home, drive-through window will be available for those on the go. The menu includes fried and baked fish, French fries or baked potato, coleslaw or applesauce, dinner roll, desserts and beverages. A new children’s menu features fish sticks and macaroni and cheese. Meal sizes are large ($10), medium ($8), small ($6) or children’s ($4). The fish fries are the Knights’ biggest fund-raiser each year. Proceeds help support the parish, Birthright of Cicero, diocesan seminarians, St. Vincent de Paul, Special Olympics, Gibault Services and more. All are welcome to attend.

Lenten fish fries/Zionsville
ZIONSVILLE — The Knights of Columbus of St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish will hold their annual fish fry dinners from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays through April 7 in the parish hall, 1870 W. Oak St. Meals include fish, shrimp or fish and shrimp, French fries, coleslaw or applesauce and a brownie. Spaghetti also is available. All are welcome to attend.

Lenten Bible study
LAFAYETTE — All are invited to attend a Lenten Bible study at 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays, March 29 and April 5, in the lower level of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. The class facilitator will be John “Jack” Johnson, a minister who converted to the Catholic faith. Participants will gain new insight into Chapter 4 of the Gospel of John and the story of Christ and the Samaritan woman at the well. They also will explore ways to share their Catholic witness in an encouraging and positive manner.

Caregiver Companion volunteer training
LAFAYETTE — New volunteers are invited to come help the elderly and homebound community members throughout Tippecanoe County through the non-medical service ministry of Caregiver Companion. Ways to help include: assisting with grocery shopping, providing companionship, light housekeeping, providing short breaks for caregivers or transportation to medical appointments, and more. The next training session for new volunteers will be held on Saturday, March 25, in the Joseph Behler Center at St. Ann Parish. For more information, call Lauren Weldy at 765-423-1879 or e-mail caregiver95@gmail.com.

Cursillo ultreya
LAFAYETTE — The Lafayette Cursillo coordinators will sponsor a Cursillo ultreya — a coming together of the Cursillo community — on Saturday evening, March 25, in the upper level of the parish hall at St. Lawrence Parish. The evening will begin with a soup supper at 6 p.m., followed by the ultreya at 7 p.m. Soup, crackers and table service will be provided. Those attending are asked to bring a family-sized dessert, beverage or side dish to share. All Cursillistas and friends are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Jeff and Marlene Jarboe at 765-567-2216 or jmj357mmj@gmail.com.

Legion of Mary Acies Ceremony
KOKOMO — The annual diocesanwide Legion of Mary Acies Ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26, in the St. Joan of Arc worship space. Officers will meet at 1 p.m. in the St. Vincent de Paul Conference Room downstairs. Dinner and social time will follow the consecration ceremony. St. Joan of Arc is located at 3155 S. County Road 200 W.

Memorial Mass
LAFAYETTE — A memorial Mass for babies and for restoration of the right to life will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at St. Boniface Church, 318 N. Ninth St. This Mass is for those who have lost a baby at any time during pregnancy, whether through ectopic loss, miscarriage, abortion or stillbirth, and to celebrate God’s precious gift of life. Prayers also will be offered for an end to abortion, for those suffering from the effects of abortion and for restoration of the right to life. A reception hosted by St. Boniface LIFE! Committee and Project Gianna will be held in the St. Michael Center following Mass. For more information or to have a baby remembered at the Mass and receive a personalized Certificate of Life with the baby’s name, contact Jennie Hack at 765-404-9583 or jenniehack@gmail.com.

“Mass in Slow Motion”
FISHERS — St. John Vianney Parish invites all to attend a special evening beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the church, when Father Brian Dudzinski will present an explanation and “walk through” of the Mass. The “Mass in Slow Motion” is an opportunity for inviting friends who may have asked questions about being Catholic or family members who may have stopped attending Mass because they lost the meaning of it. All are welcome to attend. The church is located at 15176 Blessed Mother Blvd. (the intersection of Southeastern Parkway and 126th Street). For more information, call the parish office at 317-485-0150.

Legion of Mary
LAFAYETTE — All are invited to join the Legion of Mary for the celebration of Mass at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month in the chapel at Franciscan Health Lafayette Central. The Mass will be followed by Legion of Mary prayers and recitation of the rosary. All are invited to also join in a holy hour for America at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in the chapel. The holy hour includes Legion of Mary prayers, Benediction and Communion.

Community education luncheon
CRAWFORDSVILLE — A community education luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 6, at Bonzel Hall, located inside the main entrance to Franciscan Health Crawfordsville. The topic will be “Updates on Women’s Health.” Lunch will be provided; those attending are asked to mention any dietary restrictions when registering. The program is free, but registration is required. For more information or to RSVP, call 765-364-3105. All are welcome.

Fish fry/Wheatfield
WHEATFIELD — Sorrowful Mother Parish will host its annual fish fry from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. CDT Friday, April 7. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Carry-outs will be available. All are invited to attend.

Fish fry/Oxford
OXFORD — St. Patrick Parish will hold its annual fish fry from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 7, in the parish hall. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children under age 6. Carry-outs will be available. All are invited to attend.

“Guys and Dolls”
RENSSELAER — The Columbian Players of Saint Joseph’s College will present the Tony Award-winning musical comedy “Guys and Dolls” at 7:30 p.m. CDT Thursday, April 6, Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8, in the College Theatre located in the Evans Arts and Science Building on the college campus. Admission is $5 for adults; children under age 12 and all Saint Joseph’s students, faculty and staff are admitted free. All are welcome to attend.

Rummage sale
RENSSELAER — St. Augustine School will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 7, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 8, in the basement of St. Augustine Church, 318 N. McKinley Ave. A grocery bag can be filled for $3 on Friday. Fill any size bag or box for $1 on Saturday. Donated items can be brought to the church basement starting Monday, April 3, until noon on Thursday, April 6. Donated clothing, household items, toys and other items should be clean and suitable for sale. Donations of electrical equipment or baby equipment cannot be accepted. All are welcome to attend.

Eucharistic adoration
DEMOTTE — All are invited to join in Eucharistic adoration from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 7, at St. Cecilia Church, 334 15th St. SW. Refreshments and the opportunity for conversation will follow. The evening is sponsored by St. Cecilia’s Young Adults.

Catholic Scout retreat
ZIONSVILLE — The next “Close Encounters with God” Scout retreat will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish. All Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts in grades kindergarten through 12 are invited to attend. The day will include games, stories, prayers, songs and Mass. Cost is $5 per person for Scouts; there is no admission cost for adults who attend. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch. To register, contact Steve Chatot at bigbear96@
comcast.net or 765-286-5093. Registration deadline is April 3.

Chicken noodle dinner
PULASKI — St. Joseph Parish will hold a chicken noodle dinner from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 9. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children ages 5 and younger. Carry-outs will be available. The day also will feature a quilt raffle and bake sale. The parish is located six miles south of Winamac on State Road 119. All are welcome to attend.

Palm Sunday music event
MUNCIE — St. Lawrence Parish will host a Palm Sunday music event — “I Thirst” — with Tatiana “Tajci” Cameron at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 9. Cameron is an international award-winning singer/songwriter, author and inspirational speaker. “I Thirst” is a reflection on the crucifixion story with a focus on renewal of life. A free-will offering will be collected. For more details, visit www.stlawrence
muncie.com.

“CSI: Jerusalem”
WEST LAFAYETTE — Dr. Chuck Dietzen will share his presentation “CSI: Jerusalem” — a forensic medical examination of the Passion of Christ — from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament. Artifacts including a Roman spearhead, a nail and a die from the time of Jesus will be on display. Dr. Dietzen also will bring a full-size replica of the Shroud of Turin, the ancient burial cloth that captures the image of a man who has been beaten, scourged and crucified — leading many to believe that it was used to wrap Christ after his death on the cross. All are invited to attend the Palm Sunday presentation.

“Diabetes: Doing Better Together”
LAFAYETTE — The Franciscan Healthy Living Center will continue its series on “Diabetes: Doing Better Together” from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at the center. The meeting topic will be “What’s the Latest,” exploring new medications and insulin devices to help manage diabetes. The group will continue to meet on the second Tuesday of each month. Other upcoming topics include: May 9, “Recipe Makeover,” and June 13, “Stretching Your Dollars.” The free meetings are open to all patients, community members who have diabetes, family members and friends. The center is located in the lower level of the Lafayette Heart Institute, 1116 N. 16th St. Registration is requested by calling the center at 765-428-5850.

Spring pilgrimage
CARMEL — St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish is planning a spring pilgrimage with Father Theodore Rothrock, pastor, to shrines in Chicago and in Holy Hill, Wis., on May 5-6. Pilgrims will visit the shrines of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini and St. Maximilian Kolbe in the Chicago area, stay overnight at Techny Retreat Center, and then travel to the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians in Holy Hill. Cost of $228 includes motor coach transportation from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, meals, lodging and gratuities. Arrangements are being made by St. Elizabeth Seton Faith Formation. For more information or to register, e-mail Elisabeth Groot at EGroot@seas-carmel.org or call the parish office at 317-846-3850 by April 10. Seats are limited; reservations will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment is required at time of registration. For more information and online registration, visit http://bit.ly/SEASpilgrimage.

Alumni updates
FOWLER — Sacred Heart School is seeking to update its alumni information. All those who attended the school are asked to send their contact information to Sacred Heart - Alumni, c/o Kim, 110 N. James St., Goodland, IN 47948 or e-mail to SacredHeartAlumniFowlerIN@gmail.com. A weekend of fun and festivities is being planned for May.

WorldWide Marriage Encounter
Married couples in the Lafayette diocese and Indianapolis area are invited to restore, renew and rekindle their marriages through Marriage Encounter Weekends. Those wishing to make a first-time (or another) weekend may apply at www.wwme.org. Upcoming weekends include April 28-30 and Nov. 3-5.

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