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Happening in the Local Church

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Pro-life dinner/”Texas Hold ‘Em”
FISHERS — A “Texas Hold ‘Em” fund-raiser will be held on Saturday evening, Nov. 1, at St. Louis de Montfort Parish to support the new Women’s Care Center in Indianapolis. The evening will begin with a chili supper at 6:15 p.m. in the parish’s Craig Willy Hall, followed by a speaker from the new pregnancy help center opening near the Planned Parenthood facility on Georgetown Road. The “Texas Hold ‘Em” fund-raiser will begin at 9 p.m. The evening is being co-sponsored by the St. Louis de Montfort Respect Life Committee and Knights of Columbus Council 6923. Call Rosie Zatkulak at 317-294-5553 for more information. All are welcome to attend.

“40 Days for Life” closing celebration
LAFAYETTE — All are invited to attend a closing celebration for the “40 Days for Life” fall campaign in Lafayette. The celebration will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at St. James Lutheran Church, 800 Cincinnati St.

Fall bazaar
TIPTON — St. John the Baptist Parish will hold its annual fall bazaar from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2. A full turkey dinner will be served, including turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, roll, choice of salad, dessert and beverage. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 to 10, and free for children age 3 and younger. Carry-outs will be available. The bazaar is handicap accessible. The day also will include raffles, with prizes including a $1,000 gas card, cash and turkey; country store; silent auction; children’s games, and bingo. All are welcome to attend.

Open house/reception
KOKOMO — An open house and reception will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, for Sister Clarise Winter, CSJ, and Sister Martin McEntee, CSJ, at St. Patrick Church. The cake and punch reception will be held in the parish hall (church basement) of the church, 1204 N. Armstrong. Sister Clarise is celebrating her 75th jubilee this year and Sister Martin is celebrating her 60th. The reception is being hosted by the sisters’ family members and St. Patrick Parish. For more information, e-mail Chuck Jansen at or call 765-454-7173.

“Myths and Truths about Hospice Care”
CRAWFORDSVILLE — Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health - Crawfordsville, St. Elizabeth Hospice and The Paper of Montgomery County will offer a free community education program on “Myths and Truths about Hospice Care” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Bonzel Hall, located inside the main entrance to Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health - Crawfordsville. Presenters will discuss the role of hospice, as well as when and how hospice can help families. The program is free, but registration is required. Dinner will be provided; please mention any dietary restrictions when registering. For more information or to register, call 765-364-3105.

Mass of Remembrance
LAFAYETTE — A Mass of Remembrance for loved ones who have died will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Those attending are invited to light a candle in memory of a loved one as his or her name is read after the homily. Those wishing to light a candle are asked to send their name and phone number, along with the name of the person to be remembered, to the cathedral parish office, 1212 South St., Lafayette, IN 47901, by Nov. 5. All are welcome to attend.

“Marriage on Tap” dinner and speaker
CARMEL — Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish will host its next “Marriage on Tap” event from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Prairie View Golf Club, 7000 Longest Dr., Carmel. All married couples who would like to enrich their relationship are invited to attend the dinner and speaker presentation. Guest speaker will be Father Bob Sims, family counselor and pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Indianapolis, on “God-centered and Grateful: Living the Gift of Marriage!” Cost is $30 per couple. For more information or to register, e-mail Denise McGonigal at or call her at 317-663-4010.

“Knit Down the Debt”
LAFAYETTE — “Blessed Threads,” a prayer shawl ministry at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, will hold its annual “Knit Down the Debt” sale from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, in the gathering space of the church. Many beautiful and useful handmade items will be available. Proceeds will go towards the parish debt. All are welcome.

Turkey dinner and bazaar
RENSSELAER — St. Augustine Parish will hold its annual turkey dinner and bazaar on Thursday, Nov. 13. The turkey dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. CST in the church basement. The menu will include turkey and all the fixings, desserts and beverages. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children ages 5 and younger. Carry-outs will be available at the rectory. The bazaar will host a number of events in the school gym from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. CST, including a bake sale booth, Christmas craft booth, silent auction, Amish quilt raffle, Boy Scout popcorn sale and “Big Wheel” activity. Children’s games will be offered in the classrooms from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. CST. The evening will conclude with a cash raffle. All are welcome to attend.

Noodle-making fund-raiser
FOWLER — Sacred Heart Parish will hold its annual noodle-making fund-raiser on Nov. 14-15. Noodle-making will take place in the Sacred Heart School gym on Friday, Nov. 14, after the 8:15 a.m. Mass. Noodle pick-up will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the school. To place orders, call Vonnie Deno at 765-884-0163 or Kate Daily at 765-385-2452. Deno also may be contacted by e-mail with orders or questions at

Post-abortion healing
FISHERS — St. Louis de Montfort Parish, 11441 Hague Road, will host a “Healing Hidden Hurts” abortion recovery seminar from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, and facilitator training from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. At the seminar, Debbie Miller, founder of the “Healing Hidden Hurts” ministry, will share lessons that she has learned in 16 years of ministry that can be used to help loved ones and friends who have been hurt by abortion. The free seminar is encouraged for those who work or volunteer with crisis pregnancy, have experienced abortion themselves, or know a friend or family member who has. The facilitator training will focus on training in a 10-step abortion recovery program intended to lead a woman from denial to reconciliation and peace. Cost for the training is $130 per person, due by Nov. 8, which includes lunch, dinner and all materials; financial aid is available. For more information or to register for the training, call Miller at 317-490-1267 or visit

EMT training class
ANDERSON — St. Vincent Anderson Regional is accepting registrations for the next EMT certification class, which will begin Nov. 17. The class will meet two evenings each week through May 2 at the Anderson Fire Training Center. The schedule includes a few Saturday classes. For more information or an application, call Bev Hilburt at 765-646-8529. The $800 class fee includes CPR training, textbook and other class materials. Following successful completion of the course, program graduates are eligible for the State of Indiana Certification Examination and the National EMT Registry Examination. This course is required to be a paramedic. Class size is limited.

“Christ the King” middle school retreat
KOKOMO — The next “Christ the King” middle school retreat with Net Ministries will be held Nov. 22-23 at the St. Patrick School Campus, 1230 N. Armstrong St. The retreat is a unique opportunity for all youth in sixth through eighth grades to deepen their relationship with Christ. NET Ministries is a national evangelization team of young adult Catholics from around the country who take a year out of their lives to challenge teens to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church. The weekend will include large-group presentations, small-group discussion, music, drama, personal faith sharing, one-on-one prayer, the sacrament of reconciliation and Mass. Cost is $50 per person. Visit for a mail-in registration form. Registrations are due by Nov. 11. For more information, e-mail Kelli Conlon at or call 765-454-7179.

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