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Last updated 12/12/2014 11:04 AM

Happening in the Local Church

Contributions to “Happening … in the Local Church” are most welcome.

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.

“Mass in Slow Motion”
FISHERS — All are invited to attend a “Mass in Slow Motion” at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, at St. John Vianney Church. Pastor Father Brian Dudzinski will present and explain the depth, meaning and richness of the Mass. 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. The evening will begin with vespers (evening prayer) at 7 p.m. St. John Vianney Church is located at 15176 Blessed Mother Boulevard. For more information, call the parish office at 317-485-0150.

Faithful City Prayer Group
LAFAYETTE — The Faithful City Prayer Group, a charismatic prayer group, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, in the Bishop Carberry Room at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. 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.

NFP overview
LAFAYETTE — The Kathryn Weil Center for Education will offer a free presentation on Natural Family Planning from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18. The program will explain the science and methods of modern NFP models and includes an introductory session of the Creighton Model Fertility Care System. Registration for the free presentation is required. For more information or to register, call the center at 765-449-5133. The Kathryn Weil Center for Education, located at 1415 Salem St., is the community education department of Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health.

Baby-sitting class
ANDERSON — St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital will offer a “Safe Sitter” class from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30. “Safe Sitter” is a medically accurate baby-sitting preparation program designed for boys and girls ages 11 to 13. The nationally recognized program teaches sitters how to have fun with children, to recognize a medical emergency and to respond appropriately. Participants also learn safety and security precautions, including when and how to call for help and CPR. Cost is $40 per person, which includes learning materials and a backpack of supplies. Students should bring a sandwich for lunch; snacks and beverages will be provided. Enrollment is limited. For more information or to enroll, call 765-646-8669.

Divorce recovery workshop
FISHERS — A divorce recovery workshop will be held at St. Louis de Montfort Parish on Thursday evenings for eight weeks, beginning from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 8. The focus of the program is on personal growth and healing. Divorce is a difficult process, and the workshop is intended to offer a means to move beyond the cycle of grief and anger to discover a “new life.” Participants should be those who are divorced, are separated or have filed for divorce. For more information or to register, e-mail or visit the Web site at

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