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Happening in the Local Church

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KOKOMO —- St. Joan of Arc Parish will host its annual “FunFest” on Friday, Aug. 28, and Saturday, Aug. 29, on the parish campus at 3155 S. 200 W. (Dixon Road). All are welcome to attend. Friday’s events will kick off with Dan’s Fish Fry and Tenderloins served from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The band Higher Ground will provide musical entertainment on the terrace from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Children’s inflatables will be open from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This year’s featured event will be the fun run/walk on Friday evening, with registration beginning from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday’s activities will start at 5 p.m., immediately following the 4 p.m. Mass. The Revelators band will play from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Children’s games with lots of fun prizes will again be a highlight for the youth, as well as the children’s inflatables from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Black Jack will be available for adults from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the adult beer garden on the lower level of the terrace. “FunFest” will close with a fireworks display over Emerald Lake at approximately 9:15 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call the parish office at 765-865-9964 or visit the Web site at

Car seat clinic
LAFAYETTE — The Kathryn Weil Center for Education will host a car seat clinic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Bill Long Building, 1415 Salem St. To participate in the clinic, families must make an appointment by calling the center at 765-449-5133.

Alzheimer’s presentation
WEST LAFAYETTE — St. Thomas Aquinas Parish’s Never Alone Ministry for the Elderly invites all to attend a presentation on “Caring Spiritually for Those Suffering with Alzheimer’s Disease” at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, in the church’s Newman Hall. Guest presenter will be Nancy Eberhard.

Scout religious awards training
LOGANSPORT — The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting will offer free adult counselor training for Girl Scout and Boy Scout religious awards on Saturday, Sept. 12, at All Saints Church. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m., with training from 9 a.m. to noon. The training is for Scout leaders and interested parents. Award books will be available for purchase. For more information or to register, call Marcia Eckstein at 765-457-4747 or e-mail

Parish mission
BRYANT — Holy Trinity Parish will hold a parish mission, “Our God is Greater,” on Sept. 12-15. The mission will be presented by Father Jewel Aytona of the Fathers of Mercy, Auburn, Ky. High school youth are invited to participate in a CYO campout and confirmation retreat from 3:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Sept. 12, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13. For adults, presentations will include a young adult talk (for ages 18 to 30) on Sunday, Sept. 13, a women’s talk on Monday, Sept. 14, and a men’s talk on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Each of the adult presentations on faith and family will be held in the church, and will begin with adoration at 7 p.m. The sacrament of reconciliation will be available. Refreshments will be served after each presentation. The CYO will provide babysitting during all of the talks. All are welcome to attend.

Weight loss program
LAFAYETTE — The Franciscan Healthy Living Center will offer a seven-week program on weight loss beginning Tuesday, Sept. 15.“Living Healthy — A Weight Loss Journey” will continue weekly through Tuesday, Oct. 27. Each session will run from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with the first 15 minutes being weigh-in before educational class time. Topics will include exercise tips; healthy cooking, shopping and label reading; healthy eating on a budget; eating out, and more. The program will take place at the Franciscan Healthy Living Center, located in the lower level of the Lafayette Heart Institute on the campus of St. Elizabeth Central, 1116 N. 16th St. Space is limited to 15 participants. Cost is $75 per person. Reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, call 765-449-5133.

Young adult “Meet and Greet” with Bishop Doherty
CARMEL — All young adults ages 21 to 35 are invited to attend a “Meet and Greet” with Bishop Timothy L. Doherty from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at Wolfies Grill, 1162 Keystone Way South. No reservations are necessary. For more information, call the Pastoral Office for Catechesis at 765-269-4652 or visit the Web site at

Rummage sale/Monticello
MONTICELLO — The Altar and Rosary Sodality of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish will hold its annual fall rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, and Friday, Sept. 25, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 122 N. Illinois St. All items will be $2 a bag on Saturday. All are invited.

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