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Happening in the Local Church

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Cursillo ultreya
LAFAYETTE — The Lafayette Cursillo community will sponsor an ultreya, a coming together of the Cursillo community, at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in the parish hall of St. Ann Parish, 612 Wabash Ave. All Cursillistas and friends are welcome to attend. Those attending are asked to bring a snack or beverage to share. For more information, contact Jeff and Marlene Jarboe at 765-567-2216 or

Ordination anniversary celebration
MUNCIE — Father Andrew Dudzinski, pastor of St. Mary Parish here, was ordained to the priesthood on June 1, 1996. A celebration of the 20th anniversary of his ordination is being planned for Sunday, May 22. Father Dudzinski will concelebrate the 11 a.m. Mass with Father Ted Dudzinski and Father Brian Dudzinski. A cake and punch reception will follow from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Noll Hall. All are welcome to attend.

SEED evening
MUNCIE — The next gathering of SEED (Seeking Evangelization through Eucharistic Devotion) will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at St. Mary Church. Guest speaker for the evening will be Father Keith Hosey. A reception will follow in the Facilities Building. All are welcome to attend.

“Men in Black” Serra Series
KOKOMO — The Kokomo Serra Club will host the “Men in Black” Serra Series at noon Saturday, June 4, at the new Kokomo Jackrabbits Stadium, 400 S. Union. The fund-raising event is a softball game featuring priests and seminarians of the Lafayette diocese. Cost is $5 per person or $20 per family. Proceeds will go to the Seminarian Fund. Gates will open at 11 a.m.; Bishop Emeritus William L. Higi will throw the first pitch at noon. A limited number of reserved seats are available; for reservations, e-mail For more information, call 765-432-1001. All are invited.

“The Seminar”
FRANKFORT — The diocesan Pastoral Office for Catechesis will sponsor “The Seminar,” especially for Ecclesial Lay Ministry Program students and graduates and for parish leaders, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at St. Mary Parish. Father Christopher Roberts, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Winchester and St. Mary Parish in Union City, will be the guest presenter. This year’s theme will be “Jubilee Year of Mercy: The Faith Lived.” The day will include hospitality, opening and closing prayer, two presentations and lunch. Cost is $25 per person. Registration is requested by May 25. Send name, address, parish, daytime phone number and e-mail address, along with payment made payable to the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana, to: Pastoral Office for Catechesis, 2300 S. Ninth St., Lafayette, IN 47909.

Vacation Bible School
FISHERS — St. John Vianney Parish invites all children ages 3 to 10 (entering preschool through fourth grade) to join its Vacation Bible School from 8:45 a.m. to noon on Monday, June 13, through Friday, June 17. (There will be an 8:15 a.m. start time on Friday to celebrate Mass.) This year’s theme, from Cat Chat productions, is “A Wilderness Adventure Through the Sacraments.” A Drama Team also will be offered for children ages 11 to 13. Cost for the Vacation Bible School is $25 for the first child and $15 for each additional child, with a $60 family maximum; Drama Team cost is $15 per person. Registration forms are available at and can be mailed to St. John Vianney Parish, 15176 Blessed Mother Blvd., Fishers, IN 46037. Registration deadline is Monday, June 6. For more information, e-mail Linda Harder at or Jenny Jacobson at

Barbecue ribs dinner
CARMEL — The Knights of Columbus of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish will host a barbecue ribs dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18, in the Social Hall of the parish, 10655 Haverstick Rd. All net proceeds from the dinner will benefit seminarians. Meals will include barbecue ribs or fried chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, French fries and ice cream; children’s meals will include a hot dog, French fries and ice cream. Suggested donations are $10 for adults and $4 for children’s meals. For more information, call Jim Spitznogle at 317-445-4340 or e-mail RSVPs are encouraged, but not required. All are welcome to attend.

Nursing honor guard seminar
The St. Vincent Anderson Nursing Honor Guard and North Central Indiana Nursing Honor Guard of Kokomo will host a seminar for those interested in volunteering or starting a new nursing honor guard in their area from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at St. Vincent Hospital located on 86th Street in Indianapolis. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by June 1 to: Kathy Halleck at 765-621-7281 or or Jan Bronnenberg at 765-610-0434 or

Information night for Ecclesial Lay Ministry Program
NOBLESVILLE — The diocesan Pastoral Office for Catechesis will hold an information night about the Ecclesial Lay Ministry Program from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, in the Community Room at Our Lady of Grace Church. The ELM Program engages discerning Catholic adults through participation in a formation experience comprised of human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral elements designed to respond to their call to holiness and Church leadership in ministry. For more information, call Anne D. Roat at 765-269-4653 or e-mail

Sacred Heart School alumni
FOWLER — Sacred Heart School in Fowler will celebrate its 125th anniversary in August 2016 and would like to keep alumni informed of anniversary activities and celebrations, along with other Sacred Heart School happenings, via mail or e-mail. Organizers also would like to update alumni names and addresses; information provided by alumni will not be distributed to any other organization. All alumni are asked to send their name (including maiden name), address, e-mail and phone number to or to Kim (Balensiefer) Datzman, 110 N. James St., Goodland, IN 47948. Also coming soon: a new alumni Facebook page: Sacred Heart Catholic School Alumni - Fowler IN.

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