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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.

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Fish fry
KEWANNA — St. Ann Parish will hold its 50th annual fish fry from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15. Cost for this year’s fish and hand-breaded tenderloin fry is $9 for adults and $5.50 for children ages 5 to 13. All are welcome to attend.

Car seat clinic
LAFAYETTE — The Kathryn Weil Center for Education will host a car seat clinic from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at the Bill Long Building, 1415 Salem St., Suite 102. To participate, call 765-449-5133 to make an appointment.

Rummage sale
MUNCIE — The third annual rummage sale to benefit Father Andre’s Our Lady of Perpetual Help Orphanage in Haiti will be held Aug. 14-16 at St. Mary Parish. The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 16, in Noll Hall. Items will include kitchenware, beds, hand-crafted furniture, home furnishings, toys, sports equipment and more. Children’s clothes will be sold by the bag. Only cash payments can be accepted. For more information, call Becky Hazen at 765-749-3390. All are invited.

Prayer service
HARTFORD CITY — John XXIII Retreat Center will hold a prayer service at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, to unite supporters of the 800 women religious who will be ending their four-day Leadership Conference of Women Religious on the same day. Following the prayer service, participants will have the opportunity to see “Interrupted Lives,” the story of Catholic sisters in communist Europe. A free-will offering will be taken. All are welcome to attend.

Faithful City Prayer Group
LAFAYETTE — The Faithful City Prayer Group, a charismatic prayer group, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 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.

KOKOMO — St. Joan of Arc Parish will host its annual FunFest on Friday, Aug. 22, and Saturday, Aug. 23, on the grounds of the church, 3155 S. Dixon Rd. All are welcome to attend. This year’s featured event will be the new Fun Run/Walk at 7 p.m. Friday. Cost is $10 per person ($50 maximum per family) and will be held rain or shine. Also on Friday, Dan’s Fish Fry and Tenderloins will be available from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Children’s inflatables will be open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and again from 8 p.m. until dark. Saturday’s activities will start at 5 p.m., following the 4 p.m. Mass. New children’s games have been added and inflatables will be open from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Poker and blackjack games will be available for adults from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The FunFest will close with a fireworks display over Emerald Lake at approximately 9:15 p.m.

Runnin’ the Shores 5K Run/Walk
KOKOMO — The St. Joseph Foundation will hold its fifth annual Runnin’ the Shores 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 23, to raise funds for St. Joseph hospital. The 5K (3.1 mile) event offers a fun, family-friendly morning along the scenic trails of Champagne Shores. Again this year, the morning will include a Fun Run for children ages 12 and younger. Registration and packet pickup will begin at 8 a.m., with the children’s Fun Run at 8:45 a.m. and the run/walk at 9 a.m. Awards will be presented to the top three male and female runners in each of 14 age divisions and to the top male and female walker in each of seven age divisions. Runners and walkers can sign up through the day of the event. Entry fee is $25 per person. A copy of the event brochure can be found on the St. Joseph Web site at stvincent.
org/stjoseph. For more information or to register, call Todd Moser at 765-456-5406 or e-mail

“Keeping a Faithful Prayer Life with Your Family”
LAFAYETTE — St. Boniface Parish will offer “Keeping a Faithful Prayer Life with Your Family,” a special presentation by Leila Lawler, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, in the parish’s St. Michael Center. The presentation will follow adoration/Benediction at 6 p.m. Co-author of The Little Oratory: A Beginner’s Guide to Praying in the Home, Lawler is a wife, mother of seven and grandmother of five. Her presentation will explore how to bring peace into one’s home by integrating family into the calm, joyful way of the Church and keeping prayer life, family life and work life in harmony. All are welcome to attend.

Chicken dinner and salad smorgasbord
DUNNINGTON — St. Mary Parish will hold a chicken dinner and salad smorgasbord, featuring homemade pies and salads, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at the church, 2961 South State Road 71. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children under age 12 and $2 for those preschool-age or younger. Carry-outs will be available at no extra charge. The dining room at the parish is air-conditioned. All are invited to attend.

“Discipleship in the Home”
CARMEL — St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish will kick off its 2014 adult faith formation year with a presentation on “Discipleship in the Home” at 7:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, in the Parish Life Center. Guest speaker will be Leila Lawler, co-author of The Little Oratory: A Beginner’s Guide to Praying in the Home. She is a wife, mother of seven and grandmother of five. The presentation will explore ways to extend Catholic beliefs and devotions into every room at home, how to encourage all family members to have an active prayer life, how to foster harmony in one’s prayer life, family life and work life, and more. All are welcome to attend the free presentation; no registration is required. The parish is located at 10655 Haverstick Road.

SEED presentation
MUNCIE — Deacon Steve Miller will be the guest speaker at the next SEED (Seeking Evangelization through Eucharistic Devotion) gathering at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at St. Mary Church here. Deacon Miller will speak on “Vocation: Everybody Has One, and the Vocation of Deacon ... Everybody is One.” Benediction will follow the presentation, and a reception then will be held in the Facilities Building. All are welcome to attend.

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 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 by Aug. 27.

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

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 or call 765-742-1533 for a registration form.

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