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Happening in the Local Church

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Holiday bazaar
ATTICA — St. Francis Xavier Parish will hold a holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. The bazaar will feature items including crafts, homemade goodies, noodles, pumpkin rolls, jellies, relishes, cookies, pies and more. All are welcome to attend.

Christmas bazaar
NOBLESVILLE — All are invited to attend St. Theodore Guerin High School’s annual Christmas bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the high school, 15300 Gray Road. Dozens of vendors, great selections and concessions will be available throughout the day. For a complete list of vendors, visit

Memorial Mass
MARION — The annual Knights of Columbus memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at St. Paul Church. Father Joseph W. Grace will celebrate the Mass in remembrance of deceased members of the Bishop Bennett Assembly and St. Joseph the Worker Council, particularly those who have died in the past year. Everyone from St. Paul Parish and Holy Family Parish in Gas City is invited to attend.

Cursillo ultreya and Thanksgiving dinner
LAFAYETTE — The Lafayette Cursillo coordinators will sponsor an ultreya (a gathering of the Cursillo community) and Thanksgiving carry-in dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, in the upper level of the social hall at St. Lawrence Parish. The coordinators will provide turkey, stuffing, potatoes, bread, rolls and some beverages. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a family-sized dish of salad, vegetables or dessert to share. The ultreya will follow at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Jeff and Marlene Jarboe at 765-567-2216 or

Card/game night and chili supper
CRAWFORDSVILLE — The Knights of Columbus will host a card/game night and chili supper beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, in the school gym at St. Bernard Parish. Free-will donations will be accepted. All are welcome to attend.

Forty Hours Devotion/ Lafayette
LAFAYETTE — All individuals and families are invited to spend time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament during the annual Forty Hours Devotion at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed on the altar beginning at noon Sunday, Nov. 23, until Tuesday evening, Nov. 25. Evening prayer and Benediction will take place at 7 p.m. each day, with talks by diocesan priests on the Eucharist during the prayer service. The theme of this year’s devotion will be “The Eucharist: Sustaining Our Family from Within.” Speakers will be: Nov. 23, Father Matthew Arbuckle, associate pastor, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, Carmel; Nov. 24, Father Mark Walter, associate pastor, St. Mary and St. Ambrose parishes, Anderson; and Nov. 25, Father David Rasner, pastor, Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, Monticello.

Forty Hours Devotion/Fishers
FISHERS — St. John Vianney Parish will begin the Advent season by offering the Forty Hours Devotion. The devotion will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, and continue through 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2. In addition to Eucharistic adoration each hour from Sunday evening to Tuesday evening, vespers (evening prayer), Benediction and a reflection will be offered at 7 p.m. each day. The reflections will be offered by three priests: Nov. 30, Father Brian Dudzinski, pastor of St. John Vianney Parish; Dec. 1, Father Peter Logsdon, associate pastor, Our Lady of Grace Parish, Noblesville; and Dec. 2, Father Kevin Haines, pastor, St. Maria Goretti, Westfield. St. John Vianney Church is located at 15176 Blessed Mother Boulevard in Fishers. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call the parish office at 317-485-0150.

Parish mission
MUNCIE — St. Mary Parish will hold a parish mission, “Friendship in Jesus,” on Sunday, Nov. 30, through Tuesday, Dec. 2. Talks will begin at 7 p.m. each day and will last approximately 50 minutes. Acclaimed speaker and author Father Ron Hoye will lead the mission, through story, humor and spiritual guidance. All children and adults are welcome to attend.

Christmas bazaar
FOWLER — Sacred Heart School will host its 33rd annual Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. More than 50 vendors will be selling hand-crafted and commercial items, jewelry, holiday decor, clothing, body care items, candles, bags, baked goods, noodles and much more. Raffles will be available all day. Children can shop at the Kids’ Korner for gifts for the family. Homemade soups, sandwiches, taco salads and desserts will be available for lunch. All are invited to attend; admission is free. Sacred Heart School is located on the north edge of Fowler at 607 N. Washington St., which is also State Road 55 North.

Family Advent party and visit from St. Nicholas
LAFAYETTE — All are invited to attend the Schoenstatt Advent family celebration on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. The morning will begin with recitation of the rosary at 10:30 a.m., followed by the celebration of Mass at 11 a.m. Lunch and a visit from St. Nicholas will follow in Bishops Memorial Hall.

“The Darkness of Depression”
CARMEL — Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish will offer a free presentation and discussion on “The Darkness of Depression: Understand the Illness — Learn How You Can Help” from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in the parish hall (school). Presenter will be Timothy Heck, a licensed marriage and family therapist. The morning will include a continental breakfast following Mass at 8 a.m. The presentation will explore topics including the sources of depression, signs and indicators to detect the illness, and the various treatment options available. Those attending also will look at how our Catholic faith may play a role in overall mental health. RSVP for the Dec. 6 event is strongly requested. Contact Denise McGonigal by e-mail at or by phone at 317-663-4010. All are welcome to attend.

Better Breathers Club
LAFAYETTE — The Franciscan Healthy Living Center will host the next meeting of the Better Breathers Club at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, with a Christmas luncheon. The center is located in the Lafayette Heart Institute Building on the campus of Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health - Lafayette Central. The club is a program of the American Lung Association and is open to all patients and community members who have COPD, lung diseases, asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis or other respiratory issues. For more information, call the Franciscan Healthy Living Center at 765-428-5850.

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