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Happening in the Local Church

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Send items in writing to: P.O. Box 1603, Lafayette, IN 47902 or e-mail us.

Please send information as far in advance as possible, but at least two weeks before the event to ensure timely notice. The listing is free.

Easter Monday Card Party
LAFAYETTE — All are invited to attend St. Lawrence Parish’s 92nd annual Easter Monday Card Party on Monday, April 21, in the social hall. There will be two sessions: one from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and one from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Score, lone and door prizes will be awarded. Refreshments will be available. Admission is $2 per person. Chances on a homemade quilt also will be sold.

“Defending the Faith” DVD series and discussion
FISHERS — All are welcome to attend a DVD series and discussion on “Defending the Faith” beginning from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at St. John Vianney Parish. The five-week series will continue on Tuesday evenings through May 20. Each evening will begin with evening prayer in the church, located at 15176 Blessed Mother Boulevard. The DVDs, from Franciscan University of Steubenville’s “Defending the Faith” conference, will feature presenters including Peter Kreeft, Patrick Madrid and more. The series is free and includes no book or homework. For more information or to register, call the parish office at 317-485-0150.

Salad bar luncheon
DEMOTTE — St. Cecilia Parish’s Ladies Sodality will hold a salad bar luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at the church, 334 15th St. SW. Cost is $6 for adults, $1.50 for children and free for those under age 5. Menu items will include salads, sandwiches, desserts and beverages. Proceeds will go towards the parish’s religious education program. All are invited to attend.

Faithful City Prayer Group
LAFAYETTE — The Faithful City Prayer Group, a charismatic prayer group, will meet on Thursday evening, April 24, in the Bishop Bennett Room of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Praise and a teaching on tongues will begin at 7 p.m. The group meets in a Catholic environment to praise God, share his Word and exercise the gifts of the Holy Spirit. For more information, call Chuck Bunnell at 765-296-6955.

“Catholics Returning Home”
FISHERS — St. John Vianney Parish will offer a six-week program for “Catholics Returning Home” beginning Thursday, April 24. The program will be held on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. No matter how long someone has been away and no matter the reason, this is a special opportunity to renew a relationship with the Catholic Church. The program is non-judgmental and sensitive to the feelings of participants. For more information or to register, call the parish at 317-485-0150.

Cursillo ultreya
LAFAYETTE — The Lafayette Cursillo community will host an ultreya, a gathering of the Cursillo community, at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the lower level of the parish hall at St. Lawrence Parish. All Cursillistas and friends are welcome to attend. Those attending are asked to bring a beverage or snack to share. For more information, contact Jeff and Marlene Jarboe at 765-567-2216 or or Bill and Barb Strasburger at 765-491-6650 or

Chicken noodle dinner
GAS CITY — Holy Family Parish will serve a chicken and noodle dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 3, in the parish hall at 325 East North “A” St. Menu items will include homemade noodles, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, green beans, rolls, desserts and beverages. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children over age 5, and free for children ages 5 and younger. Tickets will be sold at the door. Carry-outs will be available. Proceeds will go to the parish scholarship fund. For more information, e-mail or call 765-674-2605. All are welcome to attend.

In concert
MUNCIE — All are invited to attend an evening filled with choral music featuring the Taylor University Chorale and Taylor University Sounds at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at St. Lawrence Church. The concert also will include St. Lawrence’s junior choir, children’s choir and adult choir. A reception will follow in the Schweier Center. A free-will offering will be taken to support the concert series.

“Hats Off to Fashion”
CARMEL — St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Women’s Club will hold its annual spring luncheon, “Hats Off to Fashion,” at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the Bridgewater Club, 3535 E. 161st St., Carmel. The event will include lunch, prizes and a fashion show by AH Collection, Inc. Wear a hat and bring a friend! Cost is $25 per person. Reservations with payment to “Seton Women’s Club” are required by May 11. Reservations can be made in the parish office or mailed to: Dorothy Yanavich, Seton Women’s Club Luncheon, 10655 Haverstick Road, Carmel, IN 46033.

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