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Happening in the Local Church

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Fish dinner/West Lafayette
WEST LAFAYETTE — St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center will host a fish dinner from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 6, in Newman Hall. All proceeds will help support spring break mission trips by approximately 125 students, to locations including Pensacola, Fla.; New Orleans; Clear Creek, Okla.; the Mississippi River Delta, and Nazareth Farms in Tennessee. The evening will include live music, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, and meals of fish, macaroni and cheese, green beans and rolls. Carry-outs will be available with a drive-through on Marstellar Avenue. Cost is $8 for those ages 6 and older and $4 for children ages 5 and younger. St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center is located at 535 W. State St.

Eucharistic mission
LAFAYETTE — All are invited to attend a Eucharistic mission to be held in five parishes in Lafayette and West Lafayette on March 8-12. The mission will feature Doug Barry, founder of RADIX and co-host of EWTN’s “Life on the Rock.” The mission schedule includes: Sunday, March 8, at St. Boniface Church, “How to ‘Rebuild the Church’ Through Eucharistic Adoration,” with Benediction at 6 p.m. and talk to follow; Monday, March 9, at St. Lawrence Church, “The Eucharist and the Saints,” talk at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, March 10, the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, “The Eucharist, The Most Blessed Sacrament,” with Mass at 6:30 p.m. and talk to follow; Wednesday, March 11, at St. Ann Church, “Jesus, I Trust in You — The Unfathomable Mercy of Jesus in the Eucharist,” with Mass at 6 p.m. and talk to follow; Thursday, March 12, Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, “Mary, the Living Monstrance; the First Eucharistic Procession,” talk at 7 p.m.

Cancer support group
ANDERSON — Managing stress will be the topic of the March 11 I CAN Support Group presentation by The Cancer Center at St. Vincent Anderson Regional. The presentation will begin at 4 p.m. at the Cancer Center, Suite 100 of the Erskine Medical Office Building, 2020 Meridian St. The presentation is free and open to the public; no registration is required. The guest speaker will be Susan Tanner, a psychiatric social worker from the Anderson Center. The I CAN Support Group sessions are dedicated to helping individuals learn about cancer, its management and prevention. For more information, call 765-646-8358.

Praise and adoration
LAFAYETTE — All are invited to attend an evening of praise and adoration beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. The evening will include Eucharistic adoration, contemporary praise and worship music, reflections and a Eucharistic procession in the church. The opportunity for confession also will be available. The evening will conclude with a light reception in Bishops Memorial Hall.

“Walking with Jesus in St. Luke’s Gospel”
MUNCIE — All are invited to attend a Lenten retreat day and Eucharistic day of recollection from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at St. Mary Parish. The day will include Mass, a continental breakfast, presentations, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the opportunity for confession, and closing and Benediction. The theme for the day will be “Walking with Jesus in St. Luke’s Gospel.” Guest presenter will be Father Denis Robinson, OSB, president-rector of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. There is no cost to attend; participants are encouraged to bring a canned good for the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

“Battle Ready Rally”
FISHERS — All men, women and children ages 7 and older are invited to attend the RADIX presentation of “Battle Ready Rally” beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at St. John Vianney Church, 15176 Blessed Mother Blvd. The rally will feature Doug Barry, founder of RADIX and co-host of EWTN’s “Life on the Rock.” The event will focus on being aware of, preparing for and engaging in the spiritual fight. There is no cost to attend and no registration is required. For more information, call 317-485-0150 or visit

Art show and sale
CARMEL — Knights of Columbus Council 11044 of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish will present an open house on Saturday, March 14, and Sunday, March 15, featuring the Society for the Preservation of Roman Catholic Heritage, with both original and remastered works of art. The show and sale will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Villages of Oak Manor clubhouse, at the intersection of Carey Road and 171st Street in Westfield. Sales will help support the Knights’ Seminarian Endowment Fund. For more information, e-mail or call 317-619-4354.

Lenten concert
WESTFIELD — All are invited to attend a free Lenten concert by Tony Avellana from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 16, at St. Maria Goretti Church, 17104 Spring Mill Road. Vocalist Katie Stark, violinist Linda Yu-Picard, guitarist John Bolt and oboist Timy Barton also will perform. A free-will offering will be taken during the concert; all proceeds will benefit St. Maria Goretti Music Ministries.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
CARMEL — All are invited to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 10655 Haverstick Road. Meals will include corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, carrots, scones and cake. Hot dogs and chips will be available for children. Cost is $8 per person, $20 for immediate families, and free for children ages 5 and younger.

Fish fry/Winchester
WINCHESTER — St. Joseph Parish will hold a fish fry from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 20. Fish will be prepared by Dan’s Fish Fry from Huntington. Meals will include all-you-care-to-eat fish, coleslaw, baked beans, applesauce, dessert and beverage. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children over age 6 and free for children ages 6 and younger. All are welcome to attend.

Catholic Scout retreat
WESTFIELD — The “Close Encounters with God” Scout retreat will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at St. Maria Goretti Church. All Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts, from kindergarten through 12th grade, are invited to attend. The day will include games, stories, prayers, songs and Mass. The theme will be “The Luminous Mysteries.” Cost is $5 per Scout; there is no cost for accompanying adults. Those attending are asked to bring a sack lunch; beverages will be provided. For more information or to register, e-mail Steve Chatot at or call 765-286-5093. Registration deadline is March 16.

Catechists formation workshops
LAFAYETTE — The Pastoral Office for Catechesis will offer two FIRE workshops on Saturday, March 21, at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 2300 S. Ninth St. “Classroom Management” will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. “Multiple Intelligences” 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, associate director of faith formation, at 765-269-4654 or e-mail

Legion of Mary Acies Ceremony
KOKOMO — The annual diocesanwide Legion of Mary Acies Ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, in the worship space at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 3155 South County Road 200 West. All active and auxiliary members and their families are encouraged to attend. Officers will meet at 1 p.m. downstairs in the St. Vincent de Paul Conference Room. Dinner and social time will follow the 2 p.m. ceremony.

Fish fry/Muncie
MUNCIE — St. Francis of Assisi Parish will hold its 36th annual fish fry from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 27, in the parish hall. The Lenten fish fry is an all-you-care-to-eat event and family friendly. Cost is $9 for adults and $6 for students and children ages 6 to 12. Meals will be prepared by Dan’s Fish Fry; desserts will be sold by the Ball State Catholic students. Tickets will be available at the parish after all Masses on March 21-22. All are invited.

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