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People and Places logoThe Province of Indianapolis Council of Catholic Women will host a day of presentations and inspiring activities from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Members of the National Council of Catholic Women Leadership Training Development Team will be offering presentations and leading interactive discussion, exercises and prayer for women of all ages to come and share together. Program information will be usable at home, work and other organizations to promote and nurture membership, participation, enthusiasm, vision and development. Women of all ages are invited to attend. Registration cost of $50 includes morning coffee, lunch and program materials. For more information or to register, call Beth Keele at 765-404-5770 or e-mail

Persons of all faith traditions are invited to join the Sisters of Providence from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 4, for a discussion on “Woman of So Many Names: Mary, Our Lady of Providence, Queen of the Home.” The event will be held at the Providence Spirituality and Conference Center at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. During the discussions, the conversations will focus on the scriptural references of Mary in the New Testament, the history of Our Lady of Providence and the many names of Mary throughout the centuries, to the present. Sister Jan Craven will facilitate the discussions. Cost is $10 per person. Registration deadline is May 1. Registration may be made online at or by calling 812-535-2952 or e-mailing Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute.

St. Vincent Kokomo hosted its annual volunteer recognition luncheon on April 24 in celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 23-29. The theme for the event was “Volunteers — Giving Time and Touching Hearts.” The 150 volunteers at St. Vincent Kokomo, ranging in age from 15 to 101, donated 22,000 hours of service in 2016. This year, a special group of five volunteers — all 90 years old or older — was recognized. Together, Marie Castor, Dorothy Pickett, Peggy Cameron, Wanda Sandy and Carolyn Eshelman have volunteered for more than 180 years and have donated more than 41,000 volunteer hours. “These ladies, along with the additional 145 volunteers, certainly exemplify this year’s theme,” Margie Johnson, St. Vincent Kokomo president, said in a news release. “The dedication to our health ministry by every volunteer reflects our focus of delivering to our patients and families extraordinary patient care every day. I cannot thank them enough, and I’m so proud they are part of our health ministry.” To learn more about volunteer opportunities at St. Vincent Kokomo, call Harry Kenworthy, volunteer coordinator, at 765-456-5791.

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