Last updated 12/06/2013 1:04 PM
Happening in the Local Church
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Silhouettes Boutique opens
ANDERSON — The Center for Wellness Medicine, 1931 Brown St., has opened Silhouettes Boutique, a specialty store for women who have undergone a mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction. For more information, visit the Web site at www.stvincent.org/AndersonRegional/CFWM.
KOKOMO — All are invited to join in the celebration of Mass at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Hartman farm located at 3224 North 500 West, three miles north of State Road 22. St. Joan of Arc Parish’s barn Mass for the feast of St. Nicholas is a faith- and fun-filled tradition in the Kokomo area. Hot dogs, chili and hot chocolate will be provided after the Mass; those attending are asked to bring a dessert to share, a warm blanket to sit on and a voice to participate in the Mass.
“Mary of Nazareth”
WEST LAFAYETTE — A special screening of “Mary of Nazareth,” a film on the life of the Blessed Mother, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in Krannert Auditorium at Purdue University. Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased in the office at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 535 W. State St. A second showing may be offered on Saturday evening, Dec. 7. For more information, call the parish at 765-743-4652.
FOWLER — Sacred Heart School will hold its annual Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the school, 607 N. Washington St. The bazaar will feature more than 50 vendors, with new, vintage and handcrafted items including jewelry, holiday decor items, clothing, baked goods, body care items, wreaths and much more. Raffles will be held throughout the day. A lunch of taco salads, homemade soups, salads and desserts will be available. Parking and admission are free. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call the school at 765-884-0710.
CARMEL — The Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish Council invites all adults to attend an Advent morning of reflection, “Holy Waiting in an Impatient World,” on Saturday, Dec. 7, in the St. Thomas Aquinas Room in the lower level of the church. The morning will begin with Mass at 8 a.m. in the church, followed by a continental breakfast, reflection by Denise McGonigal and closing prayer. For more information or to RSVP, call Denise
McGonigal at 317-663-4010 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Learn and Enroll”
health care sessions
LAFAYETTE — Jenna Strahm, CHES, West Central Outreach for MDWise, will be available for appointments from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 and 16, to answer questions about recent changes in health care, market places and exchanges and help with enrollment. Appointments will be held at the Kathryn Weil Center for Education, located in the Bill Long Building, 1415 Salem St.; report to Suite 102 for directions. To schedule an appointment, call 765-449-5133. The Kathryn Weil Center is the community education department of Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health.
“Mass in Slow Motion”
FISHERS — St. John Vianney Parish invites all to a special evening on Monday, Dec. 16, when pastor Father Brian Dudzinski will present and explain the depth, meaning and richness of the Mass. The “Mass in Slow Motion” will begin at 7 p.m. with vespers (evening prayer) in the church. The evening offers a special 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. St. John Vianney Church is located at 15176 Blessed Mother Boulevard in Fishers, at the intersection of Southeastern Parkway and 126th Street. For more information, call the parish office at 317-485-0150.
New Year’s Eve dinner/dance
DEMOTTE — St. Cecilia Parish will hold its Snowman’s Ball from 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, to 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, in the parish hall. Cost is $40 per person or $75 per couple. The evening will include dinner, dancing, an open bar and a midnight champagne toast. For more information or tickets, call 219-987-4874 or 219-987-4674.