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Happening in the Local Church
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CRAWFORDSVILLE — The Knights of Columbus will hold a Lenten fish fry at 6 p.m. Friday, March 7, at St. Bernard Parish. Meals will include potato wedges, coleslaw, applesauce and beverages. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under age 12. All are welcome to attend.
CARMEL — Knights of Columbus Council 12387 will hold Lenten fish fries from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28 and April 4 and 11 in the social hall at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. Choices will include fried fish, salmon and crabby cake dinners, children’s macaroni and cheese meals and individual pizzas. Drive-up and carry-outs will be available. All are welcome to attend.
Book fair fund-raiser
LAFAYETTE — A Catholic book fair fund-raiser for Matrix Pregnancy Resource Center will be sponsored in coming weeks by the Lafayette Catholic homeschooling group and Pauline Press. The fair will be set up at the following locations: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 9, in the basement of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, West Lafayette; 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 23, in the gym of St. Boniface School, Lafayette. For more information, call Shannon Fritch at 765-762-3284.
CARMEL — The next meeting of the Catholic Professional Business Club will be held Thursday morning, March 13, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish. The morning will begin with Mass at 6:30 a.m., followed by breakfast and a presentation by guest speaker Sally Bindley, founder and CEO of School on Wheels Corp. of Indianapolis, on “Strengthened by Faith, Living the Light.” Cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Space is limited and reservations are requested. For more information or to RSVP, visit www.cpbc-ld.org or call 317-590-0634.
The O’Connor House
CARMEL — All are invited to attend the annual “Celebration of Life” fund-raiser for The O’Connor House on Friday evening, March 14. The event will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Ritz Charles in Carmel. This year’s theme will be “Basketball Madness” and the evening will feature tailgate-themed fun, including basketball contests, corn hole games and music, along with silent and live auctions. Cost is $75 per person. Proceeds will benefit The O’Connor House, a residential group home in Hamilton County whose mission is to provide food, clothing, transportation, guidance, support and educational programs to homeless, pregnant women. For more information, visit www.theoconnorhouse.org.
OXFORD — St. Patrick Parish will hold its annual fish fry from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, in the parish hall. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children under age 6. Carry-outs will be available for an extra 50 cents per meal. All are invited to attend.
Prayer and pancakes
FISHERS — All are invited to join a peaceful prayer vigil on Saturday morning, March 15, outside the Planned Parenthood office located at 8937 Technology Drive in Fishers, just north of the Target on 116th Street. Those participating may attend the 8 a.m. Mass at St. Louis de Montfort Parish and then caravan to the Planned Parenthood site or meet at the site from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Vigil participants do not use any signs, but do wear red as a symbol of the Holy Spirit. Participants are invited to share in breakfast and fellowship at The Original Pancake House, 8395 E. 116th St., immediately after the vigil. For more information, e-mail Rosie Zatkulak at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-294-5553.
“The Love of Christ Compels Us”
MUNCIE — “The Love of Christ Compels Us” will be the theme for a day of recollection on Saturday, March 15, at St. Mary Parish. The day will begin with Mass at 8 a.m. Father Ted Dudzinski will be the featured speaker; several parishioners also will offer short presentations in line with the day’s theme. The day also will include Eucharistic adoration and the opportunity for reconciliation; it will conclude with Benediction at 1 p.m. All are invited to attend and are encouraged to bring a canned good as a free-will offering. A continental breakfast will be provided. For more information, e-mail Susan Kerrigan at email@example.com or call 765-744-0474.
St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
CARMEL — All are invited to attend “Father Ted’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 17, in the social hall at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. Dinners will include corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, carrots and freshly made scones. There will be “champs and bangers” (hot dogs and chips) for children. Cost is $8 per person or $20 per immediate family; children ages 5 and younger will be admitted free. Iced tea, coffee and lemonade are included. Beer, wine and Father Ted Rothrock’s “World Famous Irish Coffee” will be available for an additional charge. The evening is sponsored by the St. Elizabeth Seton Women’s Club.
St. Patrick’s Day
party and raffle
ANDERSON — Knights of Columbus Council 563 will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day party and raffle on Monday, March 17, at the council hall, 1225 Main St. The council’s famous “Irish Stew” will be served starting at 11 a.m. Meal tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children. Proceeds will go to the council’s Vocation Fund. Meal and raffle tickets will be available the day of the party. For more information, call 765-642-7946. All are welcome to attend.
LAFAYETTE —St. Lawrence Parish will hold a parish mission from Monday, March 17, through Wednesday, March 19. The mission will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each evening in the church. All those looking for a way to enrich their relationship with God and deepen their prayer lives are encouraged to attend. Topics will include: Monday, “Three Elements of Prayer”; Tuesday, “Deepening Our Awareness of God Who Is”; and Wednesday, “Prayer — Where Does It Lead?” The mission will be presented by Father Jim Farrell, pastor of St. Pius X Church and director of Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis. For more information, call the St. Lawrence Parish office at 765-742-2107.
KOKOMO — St. Patrick Parish will hold a parish mission, “Walking Through Lent with the Saints,” on Friday, March 21, through Sunday, March 23. The mission will be presented by Deacon Peter Logsdon, a seminarian of the Lafayette diocese who is scheduled to be ordained to the priesthood this year. The mission schedule includes: Friday, Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. and mission talk at 7:45 p.m., with high school and college students invited to a coffee bar with priests and seminarians in the parish hall after the mission talk; Saturday, Mass at 5:30 p.m. with an extended homily by Deacon Logsdon, followed by a reception n the parish hall; Sunday, mission talk at 7 p.m. with adoration and Benediction. Opportunities for reconciliation will be offered after the mission on Friday and Sunday. Babysitting will be available on Friday and Sunday. All are welcome to attend.
Day of reflection
for music ministers
LAFAYETTE — The diocesan Pastoral Office for Worship and RCIA will sponsor a day of reflection for music ministers, “Gathered to Worship, Sent Forth to Serve,” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Guest presenter will be Steven Janco, composer, author and director of the Rensselaer Program for Church Music and Liturgy. All music ministers, including choir members, music directors, accompanists, instrumentalists and cantors, are welcome to attend. Cost is $15 per person or $100 per parish; lunch will be included. Registration is requested by March 14. Registration forms are available online at www.dol-in.org/index.cfm?load=page&page=498.
Legion of Mary Acies
KOKOMO — The annual diocesan-wide Legion of Mary Acies Ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23, in the worship space at St. Joan of Arc Parish. Officers will meet at 1 p.m. in the St. Vincent de Paul Conference Room. Dinner and social time will follow the ceremony. St. Joan of Arc is located at 3155 South County Road 200 West in Kokomo.
Catholic Scout retreat
ZIONSVILLE — A “Close Encounters with God” Scout retreat will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish. All Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, from kindergarten through 12th grade, are invited to attend. The day will include games, stories, crafts, prayers, songs and Mass. The theme will be “The Joyful Mysteries.” Cost is $5 per Scout; there is no charge for accompanying adults. Those attending are asked to bring a sack lunch; beverages will be provided. Registration deadline is March 24. For more information or to register, e-mail Steve Chatot at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 765-286-5093.
Save the date/charity auction
ANDERSON — The 14th annual St. Ambrose charity auction, the Blue and Gold Gala, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Anderson Country Club. For more information, visit www.saintambroseschoolc205.com.