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Happening in the Local Church

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Homecoming fish fry
LAFAYETTE — Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School will hold its annual football Homecoming fish fry from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, in the school cafeteria. Meals will include fried fish or hot dog, coleslaw, French fries, applesauce and desserts. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children (including all students). Tickets may be purchased at the door. All are welcome to attend.

Celebration of the Blessed Mother’s birthday
DELPHI — All are invited to attend a celebration of the Blessed Mother’s birthday on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Schoenstatt Wayside Shrine. The rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass at 10 a.m. concelebrated by Father Jeff Martin and Father Gerald Borawski. Those attending are invited to bring flowers to leave at the shrine for the Blessed Mother. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and umbrellas for shade. Refreshments, including a birthday cake, will be served outdoors after Mass. For more information, call 765-463-1412 or e-mail jrek27@gmail.com.

“The Power of Faith and Love”
DELPHI — St. Joseph Parish will host a presentation at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, by Cindy and Joe Haan on their family’s struggles and rewards centering around Cindy’s illness of pulmonary hypertension and a rare autoimmune disease, scleroderma. The presentation will take place in Honan Hall. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend.

“That Man is You!”
WEST LAFAYETTE — Meetings will begin the week of Sept. 8 at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament for “That Man is You!”, an interactive men’s program that combines Scripture, solid secular research, and fellowship to address the pressures and temptations facing men in modern culture. The program seeks to form authentic leaders who will be capable of transforming homes and society. Groups will meet weekly from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on Mondays or 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the church, 2224 Sacramento Dr. Each meeting will include refreshments, a short presentation and breakout groups with an opportunity for discussion. For program details and registration information, visit the Web site at www.blessedsacramentwl.org/tmiy.

Duke Smyser Chili Blast Open
WEST LAFAYETTE — The 2014 Duke Smyser Chili Blast Open will be held on Friday, Sept. 12, at the Ravines Golf Course, 8525 Division Road, West Lafayette. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m., with play starting at 1 p.m. A chili dinner will be served at 6 p.m. For more information or to register, visit www.chiliblast.org or sign up at the Ravines pro shop. Proceeds from the Chili Blast Open are donated to the Kathryn Weil Center for Education and used towards the purchase of AEDs (cardiac defibrillators) to be placed with non-profit organizations in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties. Organizations who are interested in receiving free AEDs are encouraged to apply online at reviveandsurvive.org.

Memorial honoring the unborn
ANDERSON — The second annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13. All are invited to attend a memorial honoring the unborn at St. Ambrose Church that day, immediately following the 6 p.m. Mass. The memorial will begin at approximately 7 p.m. on the front lawn of the church. For more information, call 765-610-3938.

“Radiant Motherhood: A Morning for Mothers”
KOKOMO — “Radiant Motherhood: A Morning for Mothers” will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, in St. Patrick Church’s parish hall. The day is open to all mothers, whether expecting their first baby or grandmother to many. The morning will include two presentations on the vocation of motherhood, its blessings and struggles. The day also will include time for reflection in Eucharistic adoration, fellowship with other moms, lunch and door prizes. Guest speakers will be Sister Mary Emily, OP, and Denise McGonigal. Cost to attend is $20 per person. Nursing babies are welcome to stay with moms; babysitting is available for families who register by Wednesday, Sept. 3. Visit www.stpatrick-kokomo.org to print the mail-in registration form. Registration is requested by Friday, Sept. 5.For more information, call Natalie Cesare at 765-431-8842.

“Taste of Italy Dinner”
CICERO — Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish will hold a “Taste of Italy Dinner” from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. The dinner will include salad, a pasta bar with choice of three sauces, meatballs, Italian beef, breadsticks and assorted desserts. Carry-outs will be available. Free-will offerings will benefit the parish’s mission trip to the Father Beiting Mission. All are welcome to attend.

Turkey dinner
REMINGTON — Sacred Heart Parish will hold its annual turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, in the Bishop Fulcher Center, 100 New York St. Meals will include turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, desserts and beverages. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children ages 4 and younger. Carry-outs will be available at no extra charge. The day also will include crafts, baked goods, children’s games and five $100 raffle prizes. All are invited to attend.

Brad Stine to perform
LAFAYETTE — Indiana Right to Life will sponsor an evening with Brad Stine, “God’s comic,” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at First Assembly Church, 108 Beck Lane. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Cost in advance is $10 per person; $5 for students. Proceeds will benefit Matrix Pregnancy Resource Center. For tickets, call 800-965-9324 or visit the Web site at
iTickets.com.

Run/walk to benefit Matrix
LAFAYETTE — The “Super Hero 5K Run/Walk” to benefit Matrix Pregnancy Resource Center will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at Columbian Park. The day’s events will include a 5K run, 3K walk and 1K Fun Run. Registration/check-in will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at the Rush Pavilion. The 5K run/walk will start at 9:15 a.m. Kids’ activities and a DJ also will be featured from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. To register, visit the Web site at www.lafayetteherorun.com or call 765-742-1533 for a registration form. All are invited to attend.

Anniversary Mass
LAFAYETTE — All married couples of the diocese are invited to attend a special Mass to celebrate their years of Christian marriage at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Bishop Timothy L. Doherty will offer a special blessing and couples will renew their marriage vows during the liturgy. The Mass will fulfill the Sunday obligation. The bishop also will greet couples at a “cookies and punch” reception immediately following Mass. Registration may be made by calling Carolyn Bennett at 765-269-4660 or e-mailing cbennett@dol-in.org. Registration forms also are available on the diocesan Web site at www.dol-in.org; click on the “Offices” tab, then “Worship & RCIA,” then “Anniversary Mass” on the left.

Car raffle
MUNCIE — The St. Mary Women’s Association is raffling a Chevrolet Spark. The drawing will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Women’s Association Bazaar; ticketholders need not be present to win. Tickets are $20 each; only 1,250 tickets will be sold. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call Terri Masterson at 765-289-0712 or Bonnie Seidle at 765-759-8222.

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