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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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Chicken noodle dinner
PULASKI — The Christian Mothers Sodality of St. Josepqh Parish will sponsor a chicken noodle dinner from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 29. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 and older, and free for children under age 6. Carryouts will be available. The event also will feature a raffle and bake sale. St. Joseph Parish is located seven miles south of Winamac on State Road 119; the address is 5895 South State Road 119, Star City. All are invited.

Easter Monday Card Party
LAFAYETTE — All are invited to attend St. Lawrence Parish’s 93rd annual Easter Monday Card Party on Monday, April 6, in the parish social hall. There will be two sessions: one from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and one from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Score, lone and door prizes will be awarded. Refreshments will be available. Chances will be sold for a handmade quilt. Admission is $2 per person.

“Catholics Returning Home”
FISHERS — St. John Vianney Parish will offer a six-week program, “Catholics Returning Home,” beginning in April. No matter how long one has been away and no matter the reason, this is a special program to renew one’s relationship with the Catholic Church. The six-week program will be held on Thursdays, starting at 7:30 p.m. April 9. All are invited to attend and/or encourage others to return home to the faith. For more information or to register, call the parish at 317-485-0150.

“Marriage on Tap”
CARMEL — Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish invites married couples of all ages and stages to attend a “Marriage on Tap” event from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Prairie View Golf Club, 7000 Longest Dr. Guest speaker Father Richard Doerr will present “Then and Now: Growing in Love and Faith throughout the Journey of Marriage.” Cost is $30 per couple. Registration is requested by April 7. For more information, call Denise McGonigal at 317-663-4010, e-mail or visit

Divine Mercy presentation
DELPHI — St. Joseph Parish will offer a free presentation about Divine Mercy at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 12. Guest speaker will be Nan Ross, OSF, associate director of faith formation with the diocesan Pastoral Office for Catechesis. She will offer an overview of the meaning of Divine Mercy and insights into the life of St. Faustina, as well as how we can be messengers of mercy where we live and work. All are welcome to attend.

Workshop for lectors and readers
LAFAYETTE — The diocesan Pastoral Office for Worship and RCIA will present a workshop for lectors and readers from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 25, at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. The presenter will be Audrey Sommers, lector trainer for the Archdiocese of Detroit, an award-winning TV news anchor and an Emmy Award winner for her TV program “Stories of Faith” on EWTN. For more information or to register, e-mail Carolyn Bennett at or call 765-269-4660 or 888-544-1684.

Women’s silent retreat
KOKOMO — St. Patrick Parish will host a women’s silent retreat, “Striving to Praise, Reverence and Serve God,” from 7 p.m. Friday, April 17, to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at the St. Felix Catholic Retreat Center in Huntington, Ind. Cost is $150 per person, which includes personal room, five meals and retreat direction. Registration deadline is April 1, depending on availability of rooms. Registration forms are available at or call 765-452-6021.

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