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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Bul Bulletin Board Items are se- lected from information, submit- ted tn writing by parishes, schools and organizations serv- ing the Catholic community in southwestern Indiana. Local times are listed. 77w deadline [br the Feb. 16 i.'sue is Feb. 9. "FILe deadline ]br the Iq'b. 23 issue is Feb. 16. Send in[brmation to Sister Ma O, Etta Kiefer, O.S.B., BUL- LETIN BOARD, The Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville IN 47724-0169. General Interest Annual Mater Dei Band Boosters fundraiser, with monthly drawings Jan. through Oct. Only 2,000 tickets offered for sale at $10 each. Eight win- ners' awarded monthly: $500, $100, $50 (2), and $25 (4). Each ticket eligible for each drawing, or 80 chances to win. Tickets available from band members, boosters, or by calling (812) 985- 3076. Sausage or Ham Breakfast, Feb. 4, 7:30 to 11 a.m. at St. Wendel Knights of St. John Home, 11714 Winery Rd., Wadesville. $4 adult, $3 for age 12 and under, age 3 and under free. For reservations/informa- tion call (812) 963-6615, 963- 8971, or 985-2432. Valentine Marriage Re- newal, St. Benedict Church, Evansville, Feb. 10, 1 to 7:30 p.m. $10 per couple includes Mass and dinner. Reservations: (812) 425-3369. I, your little brother, Fran- cis, a dramatic presentation on the life of St. Francis, will be held Feb. 11, 7 St. Mary Church, Evansville. Bob Payne, well-known actor and musician, wilt present the program, which focuses on the joys, struggles, and simplicity of the popular saint. Guests will enjoy brown bread, cheese and wine in Rager Hall from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. The drama is about one hour in dura- tion: Everyone welcome. There will be a free-will collection for the poor. S.P.R.E.D, Valentine liturgy and party for S.P.R.E.D. groups and families at Nativity Church, 3635 Pollack Ave., Evansville. Feb. 9, 6 to 9 p.m. Eucharist at 6, party and dance after. Eleva- tor access to cafeteria. R.S.V.P. Sister Jane McConnell, (812) 476-0702. Pancake breakfast Feb. 10, 7 to 10 a.m., McDonald's, 909 N. St. Joseph Ave., Evansville. Sponsored by Knights of Colum- bus Council #565, with proceeds to Gibault School for Boys. St. Mary-of-the-Woods Col- lege will host a visit program Feb. 23 and 24, for junior and se- nior high school women inter- ested in attending the college. Participants will attend a dance, the musical "Anything Goes, and an academic activities fair, spending the night in the resi- dence hall. Financial aid infor- mation will be available. Regis- tration is at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 in Le Fer Hall and ends at 3:45 p.m. Feb. 24. Overnight is optional. No charge for the visit. Those in- terested call (812) 535-5106 or (800) 926-SMWC before Feb. 16. St. Agnes 1/2 pot bingo each Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. in the school cafeteria, 1620 Glendale Ave., Evansville. Refreshments avail- able. Everyone invited. Save this date: April 28, 4 p.m., tbr the first annual Mater Dei and Memorial Auction and Cash Bonanza, to be held in the Gold Room, Vanderburgh County Auditorium. Card Party Annual P.T.O. card party, tIoly Redeemer Activity Center, 918 W. Mill Rd., Feb. 15. Open at 6:30, card-playing at 7 p.m. Tasting table, door prizes, Chi- nese auction and raffle. Admis- sion $2. For reservations call Julie Wargel, 867-3741, or Linda Lambert, 867-2336. Classes/Workshops Stop Smoking, a class held six Mondays at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 600 E. Virginia St., Evansville, beginning Feb. 12. For more information call Judy Wittgen, (812) 422-6779 or 867-2112. Women Connecting 11, Bei- jing and Beyond, Feb. 17, 9 a.m. to noon at Catholilc Center. This is one of a number of area gatherings to further the agenda of the UN Fourth World Confer- ence on Women, and seeks to ex- amine concerns of families, cities, economy, environment, onnecting local problems with those of women worldwide. It seeks to make women's voices heard by local, national and world leaders. All interested women invited. $3 cost to be paid the day of the meeting. Sponsored by Association of Reli- gious and the Sisters of St. Fran- cis, Oldenburg. Contact Sr. Joan Miller, (812) 423-5209 Four ministry formation week-end courses at two sites in Diocese of Evansville offered on five Saturdays by Brescia College. Session dates and times are Feb. 3, 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; March 2, 16, 30, 9 a.m. to I p.m.; Introduction to the Old Testa- ment and The Sacraments of the Christian Community will be at Evansville Catholic Center. The Catholic Faith: an Introduction to Theology and Ethics and Morality will be held at St. Mary Religious Education Center, Huntingburg. Call Brescia week- end college office, (800) 264-1234 or Sister Margaret Turk, R.S.M., (502) 686-4234. Befriending Creativity/Em- bracing its Shadow, a work- shop exploring what hampers creativity and how to experience one's own potential in creative expression through art media, body movement and writing. Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. to Feb. 11, 1 p.m., Kordes Etwichment Cen- ter, Ferdinand. Presenter is Joan Zehnder, registered art therapist/psychotherapist, of Louisville. $120 includes meals and overnight accommodations. $80 commuter fee includes all meals but breakfast (available on request). (800) 880-2777 or (812) 367-2777. Scripture teacher Father Donald Dilger will offer the book of Daniel as introduction to the book of Revelation in a se- ries of six classes held at the Catholic Center on Thursdays of Lent: Feb. 22, 29; March 7, 14, 21, 28. Day sessions will be 9:30 to 11:30, and evening sessions, 7 to 9. Required for the classes is a Bible including the Apocrypha. Call or write Activity Dept., Catholic Center, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville 47724-0169, (812) 424-5536. Passageways, Grief and Bereavement program, Feb. 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Eastside Christian Church, 2001 Bayard Park Dr. Presenter is Janet Berkey, Crossroads Counseling and Educational Center. Spon- sored by Ziemer Funeral Homes. No reservations; no fee. Cursillo Ultreya Information: Sec- ond Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., St. Ferdinand, Ferdinand. Fourth Monday, Providence Home basement, Jasper, 7 p.m. Fourth Thursday, 7 p.m., Resur- rection, Evansville.. Fourth Thursday, 7 p.m., St. John, New- burgh; third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Holy Cross, Fort Branch. Every Monday, 6 p.m., St. Mary, Evansville. Information: (812) 423-9300." Dances Country l.ine dance lessons, St. James multipurpose room, St. James, each Sunday through Feb. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $3 adult, $1 child 12 and under; $1 seniors 65 and up. Leaders are Todd and Becky Rexing. Pro- ceeds to the St. James building fund. (812) 983-3403. Line dancing every Thurs- day, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Good Shepherd, corner of Theater and Stockwell. $2 per person. Dinners St. John's Third Annual Chitterlings Fest Feb. 3, 10 a.m. till ? in the cafeteria, 625 Bellemeade Ave., Evansville. Jumbo chitterling dinners ($5) and chicken dinners ($4.50), with greens or green beans, potato salad or slaw, cornbread and desserts. $1 extra for deliv- ery. (812) 424-9261. chicken dinner, Feb. 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Holy Cross cafeteria, 305 E. Walnut} Fort Branch. $6 adults, $3 children under 12, in- cludes drink and dessert. Carry- outs available. Chicken dinner to benefit Marian Day School, Feb. 4, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Daugh- ters of Isabella Hall, Martin Luther King Blvd. at Vine St., Evansville. $6 adults, $2.50 chil- dren. Free parking in lot across Vine St. Chili supper Feb. 3, 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Little Sisters of the Poor, 1236 Lincoln Ave., Evansville. $3 includes chili, dessert, and drink. Hot dogs, $1. Carryouts available. Proceeds benefit resi- dents of the Home. Retreats Together for Life: a week- end retreat for engaged cou- ples, Feb. 16, 7 p.m. to Feb. 18, noon, at Sarto Retreat House, 4200 N. Kentucky Ave., Evansville. Catholic Charities will present topics of communi- cation/marital conflict, finances, sexuality and spirituality, focus- ing on a realistic understanding of Christian marriage. This re- treat can be offered as a Valen- tine for a couple who want their marriage to last a lifetime. (812) 423-5456. One-day retreat, The Sur- prise of Welcoming, Feb. 10, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kordes En- richment Center, Ferdinand. Ex- amined during the day will be acts of hospitality and elements of surprise oRen found in these acts. Abraham, Martha and Mary, and Zachaeus will be ex- amples of holy surprise. Sister Geraldine Hedinger, O.S.B. will present the retreat, blending lec- ture, guided prayer, and individ- ual prayer. $15 per person. Op- tional lunch available for $5. This event is part of the Come to the Quiet series. (800) 880-2777 or (812) 367-2777. An emerging experience: Lectio Divina for lay minis- ters, St. Meinrad School of The- ology Feb. 5 to 9. Sister Mary Margaret Funk, O.S.B., Our Lady of Grace Monastery, Beech Grove, will lead participants in an ancient prayer form, as well as centering prayer, meditation, study, and intercessory prayer. Lay ministers will explore the literal sense of Scripture and spiritual senses of interpretation and practice. $275 per person, including room and board. $25 non-refundable deposit with reg- istration, and deadline is Jan. 29. Sister Barbara C. Schmitz, O.S.B. (812) 357-6599 or (800) 730-9910. Singles Singles volleyball" Feb. 11, 7 p.m. at Holy Rosary, Evansville. All area singles 21 and up are invited. Call Bill, (812) 476-0406. Spiritual growth. Weekly prayer vigil, at Pro- ject Rachel monument, St. Joseph Cemetery, Evansville. Every Friday at 1 p.m. For all who have been touched by abor- tion. (812) 423-1445. Charismatic Mass and Healing Service Feb. 4 at Christ the King Church, 3109 Bayard Park Dr., Evansville, Fa- ther August Busch celebrating. Music begins at 6:15, Mass at 7 p.m. ,Support Groups Toughlove, parents' sup- port group, meets each Tues- day, 7 to 8 p.m. at Deaconess Hospital, Room 226 (basement). A self-help program for parents troubled by teenage behavior. (812) 426-2640. Infertility support group, Feb. 6, 7 p.m. at Welborn Profes- sional Services, Room 101 C, Mulberry Center, 401 S.E. Sixth St., Evansville. Evansville attor- ney Keith Wallace will do a pre- sentation on adoptions through China. The group offers educa- tional information and peer sup- port for couples/individuals expe- riencing fee. (812) those suffering pression, meets 7 p.m. at by the tion in (812) 426-2640" , i: Trips/'l'ou00 Holy goes Bloomingtc 23, for Cost is $41 tions now (812) 47 Land July 13. O.S.B. Benedict Ch will act as the tour. parture $2293. 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