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Happening in the Local Church

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Rummage sale
ZIONSVILLE — St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 31, in the parish hall. The church is located at 1870 W. Oak St. (Highway 334 and County Road 950 E). All are welcome to attend.

Spaghetti dinner
OXFORD — Knights of Columbus Council 9400 of Oxford and Otterbein will hold a spaghetti dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in the St. Patrick parish hall in Oxford. Meals will include all-you-care-to-eat spaghetti, with salad, garlic bread and homemade desserts. Cost is $25 for families, $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 to 12, and free for children ages 3 and younger. For more information, call Jim May at 765-583-2148 or Glenn Hardebeck at 765-491-1226. All are welcome to attend.

“Facing the Fears: A Spiritual Glimpse into Death”
WEST LAFAYETTE — The “Never Alone Ministry” at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish invites all to attend a presentation on “Facing the Fears: A Spiritual Glimpse into Death” at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the parish’s Newman Hall. Guest speaker will be Nancy Eberhard, director of pastoral care at University Place. Her talk will be based on a national presentation to those caring for the dying and on her experiences in working with hospice and bereavement groups and listening to spiritual stories. Topics will include what a dying person thinks and talks about, common experiences and when to refer for spiritual guidance. “Never Alone Ministry” volunteers, nursing students, hospice workers and volunteers, clergy and community service workers, and anyone interested in learning more about the dying process are encouraged to attend. For more information, e-mail Julie Haskell at jhas821@aol.com.

“Taste of MOPS”
LOGANSPORT — All Saints Parish will host a “Taste of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)” from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in the parish hall, 112 E. Market St. At this time, there is not a MOPS program in the area and the national program has received inquiries from mothers in the area. The Feb. 5 event will be an information meeting to gather interest in the national program; MOPS is open to all mothers in the area.

Wine tasting and silent auction
LOGANSPORT — All Saints Parish will host its third annual wine tasting and silent auction from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the Logansport Art Association, 424 Front St. Tickets are $10 per person and will be available at the door. The fund-raiser helps support the high school Life Teen youth group’s mission trip each summer. This year, teens will travel to Memphis to serve through the Catholic Heart Work Camp.

Parish mission
FISHERS — St. Louis de Montfort Parish will hold its annual parish mission from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, Tuesday, Feb. 10, and Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the church. There also will be abbreviated sessions after the 8 a.m. Mass each day. The theme of the mission will be “Courageous Conversations in a Season of Lent.” The mission speaker, Mary Sharon Moore, MTS, is a nationally known Catholic speaker, spiritual director and author of Anointed for a Purpose and Moving in God’s Direction. She also is a traveling instructor with the Catherine of Siena Institute. The mission focus will move beyond “What shall I do for Lent?” to “What is the Lord asking of me in this season of testing?” All are welcome to attend.

“33 Days to Morning Glory”
LAFAYETTE — St. Lawrence Parish will host a Lenten series on Father Michael Gaitley’s book 33 Days to Morning Glory, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 17. The series will be led by associate pastor Father Stephen Duquaine. Weekly meetings will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the parish hall. The program, which follows the Marian insights of St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa and St. John Paul II, is meant to prepare participants for consecration to Mary. The consecration will take place after the 6:30 p.m. Mass on March 25, the solemnity of the Annunciation, at St. Lawrence Church. Cost is $30 per person. To register, call the parish office at 765-742-2107 by Feb. 13.

“Priest, Prophet, King” study program
REYNOLDS — All are invited to attend “Priest, Prophet, King,” a new DVD-based study program by Father Robert Barron, on upcoming Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings at St. Joseph Parish’s Mueller Hall, 601 Kenton St. Tuesday morning sessions will begin from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 17 and continue on Feb. 24 and March 3, 10 and 17. Thursday evening sessions will begin from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 19 and continue on Feb. 26 and March 5, 12 and 19. Participants will explore the archetypes of priest, prophet and king and see how Jesus is the ultimate fulfillment of each. Participant books cost $25 each. For more information or to register, call Sandy Koebcke at 219-207-0423 or e-mail sandy.koebcke@gmail.com.

Catechists formation workshops
LAFAYETTE — The Pastoral Office for Catechesis will offer two FIRE workshops on Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 2300 S. Ninth St. “The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults” will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. “The Ten Commandments” will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Space is limited; reservations are required. The workshops are free and all are welcome to attend. For more information or to register, call Nan Ross at 765-269-4654 or e-mail nross@dol-in.org.

“Planting the SEED of the New Evangelization”
MUNCIE — Four FOCUS missionaries will be the guest speakers at the next meeting of SEED (Seeking Evangelization through Eucharistic Devotion) at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at St. Mary Church. The missionaries will share their college campus experiences and how they could be applied at the parish level. A reception will follow in the parish’s Facilities Building. All are welcome to attend.

“Saving Grace: A Night of Hope”
WEST LAFAYETTE — Matrix Pregnancy Resource Center will host “Saving Grace: A Night of Hope,” a fund-raising banquet, on Friday evening, Feb. 27, in the Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom. Keynote speaker will be author Natalie Chambers Snapp. Appetizers will be served in the main lounge beginning at 6 p.m.; dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Cost is $25 per person; tables of eight are available. For more information or to RSVP, visit the Web site at www.matrixprc.org or call 765-742-1533.

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