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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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Jazz band concert
RENSSELAER — The Saint Joseph’s College Jazz Band will present its annual concert at 4 p.m. CDT Sunday, April 13, in the Evans Arts and Science Theatre. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

Chicken noodle dinner
PULASKI — St. Joseph’s Parish will hold a chicken noodle dinner from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 13. The parish is located seven miles south of Winamac on State Road 119. Cost is $7 for adult meals, $4 for children’s meals for ages 6 to 12 and free for children’s meals for ages 5 and younger. Carry-outs will be available. The day also will include a bake sale and raffle. The event is sponsored by the Christian Mother Sodality. All are welcome.

Schoenstatt holy hour
LAFAYETTE — The regular monthly Schoenstatt holy hour held in the chapel at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health - Lafayette Central will not be held on April 17. The holy hour will resume at 7 p.m. on May 15 and continue on the third Thursday of each month.

Easter Monday Card Party
LAFAYETTE — All are invited to attend St. Lawrence Parish’s 92nd annual Easter Monday Card Party on Monday, April 21, in the 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. Admission is $2 per person. Chances on a homemade quilt also will be sold.

Salad bar luncheon
DEMOTTE — St. Cecilia Parish’s Ladies Sodality will hold a salad bar luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at the church, 334 15th St. SW. Cost is $6 for adults, $1.50 for children and free for those under age 5. Menu items will include salads, sandwiches, desserts and beverages. Tickets will be available at the door. Proceeds will go towards the parish’s religious education program. All are invited to attend.

“Catholics Returning Home”
FISHERS — St. John Vianney Parish will offer a six-week program for “Catholics Returning Home” beginning Thursday, April 24. The program will be held on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. No matter how long someone has been away and no matter the reason, this is a special opportunity to renew a relationship with the Catholic Church. The program is non-judgmental and sensitive to the feelings of participants. For more information or to register, call the parish at 317-485-0150.

Cursillo ultreya
LAFAYETTE — The Lafayette Cursillo community will host an ultreya, a gathering of the Cursillo community, at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the lower level of the parish hall at St. Lawrence Parish. All Cursillistas and friends are welcome to attend. Those attending are asked to bring a beverage or snack to share. For more information, contact Jeff and Marlene Jarboe at 765-567-2216 or or Bill and Barb Strasburger at 765-491-6650 or

Senior trip to Saint Meinrad
LAFAYETTE — All adults ages 65 and older are invited to join a special two-day trip to Saint Meinrad Archabbey on April 28-29. The trip will be guided by St. Lawrence Parish staff and priests. Cost of $170 per person includes transportation; one-night lodging based on double occupancy at Saint Meinrad Guest House; five meals; tour of the archabbey, and two conferences. Space is limited and registration is requested by April 11. For more information or to register, call the St. Lawrence parish office at 765-742-2107.

Chicken and noodle dinner
GAS CITY — Holy Family Parish will serve a chicken and noodle dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 3, in the parish hall at 325 East North “A” St. Menu items will include homemade noodles, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, green beans, rolls, desserts and beverages. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children over age 5, and free for children ages 5 and younger. Tickets will be sold at the door. Carry-outs will be available. Proceeds will go to the parish scholarship fund. For more information, e-mail or call 765-674-2605. All are welcome to attend.

Workshop for proclaimers of the Word
ZIONSVILLE — The diocesan Pastoral Office for Worship and RCIA will offer a workshop for proclaimers of the Word from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 10, in the Day Chapel at St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish, 1870 W. Oak St. The workshop — “The Power of the Sacred Word: Transforming the People of God” — will explore topics including “The Ministry of the Reader,” “Relationship of Word and Sacrament,” “Explore the Lectionary” and “Practical Tools for the Reader.” Presenters will be Anne Hatton, who holds a bachelor’s degree in liturgical studies, and Julie Males, director of the Pastoral Office for Worship and RCIA, who holds a master’s degree in liturgy and sacred music. Cost is $15 per person. For more information, e-mail Carolyn Bennett at or call 765-269-4660.

Summer spirituality courses
All are invited to spend some time this year growing spiritually by participating in an Ecclesial Lay Ministry Program summer spirituality course. Opportunities will include “The Spirituality of St. Francis de Sales” in June, “Mystical Theology” in July and “The Spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola” in August. For more information or to register, visit the Web site at or call 765-269-4652.

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