Southwestern Indiana's Catholic Community Newspaper

Bulletin Board For April 21, 2017


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Entries may be repeated if time and space permit. All items may be edited. All times are local times.

Mail information to Bulletin Board, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724-0169; e-mail, fax to 812-424-0972.


General Interest

WVC Earth Day Celebration, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., April 22, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods; mini-workshops, live animal and bird shoes, alpaca shearing, handmade goods and more; for more information visit, call 812-535-2932 or email


Evansville Philharmonic Spring Choral Concert, 7:30 p.m., April 22, St. John the Baptist, Newburgh; Volunteer chorus of over 100 members, accompanied by the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra will perform many selections; $15/ticket, which can be arranged by calling 812-425-5050 or online at; sponsored by Friends of the Chorus.


Rocket Rodeo Roundup Card Party, doors open at 12:30 p.m., party begins at 1 p.m., April 23, Holy Redeemer, Evansville, Activity Center; enjoy an afternoon of family fun, games and prizes; $6/person includes choice of loaded baked potato, bowl of chili or nachos; call Melanie to reserve your table, 812-598-7081 or


Caring for our Earth: Climate Change Rally, 2 p.m., April 29, Four Freedoms Monument at the Riverfront, Evansville; local rally supporting national rally in Washington D.C. sharing message that we need to increase not decrease efforts to limit climate change; all are welcome to attend; for more information about attending national rally contact Tri-State Creation at


Hartman Arboretum Open House, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., April 29, Hartman Arboretum, 5939 Spirit Trail, Evansville; tours and demonstrations; milkweed plants will be given away while supplies last; for more information please call 812-963-5418.


Celebrate Catholic Charities 80 years of Service - Dinner Gala, cocktails 5:30 p.m., dinner 6 p.m., stories, music and celebrating 7 p.m., May 4, Holiday Inn Airport, Evansville; tickets $80 and can be reserved at 812-423-5456 or visiting


Mount Saint Joseph Academy Reunion, May 20-21; Maple Mount, Ky; accommodations are available for a fee; cost of catered awards banquet is $25; to register contact Marian Bennett at 270-229-2006 or



Patchwork Central Pancake Breakfast, 7:30-11:30 a.m., April 22, 100 Washington Avenue, Evansville; all-you-can-eat Pancake Extravaganza and Spring Art Sale; $6/adults, $4/children.  For information, call 812-424-2735.


“We Aren’t Tired of Fish Yet” fish fry, 4-7 p.m., April 28, St. Joseph Parish parking lot, Jasper; drive-thru only; fish or barbecue pulled pork meals including German potatoes, slaw and bread; $8 per meal; sponsored by St. John Bosco youth group.



International Salad Bowl Cooking Workshop, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., April 27, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods; learn how to make salads from various countries, including India, Thailand and Vietnam; cost is $35; registration deadline April 20; register online at or call 812-535-2932 or email


Deepening Your Art through Daily Practice Calligraphy Workshop, May 1-5, Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad; led by Laurie Doctor, international exhibitor and instructor; class led in a retreat-like atmosphere of reflective silence; all levels of experience are welcome; workshop limited to 10 participants; fee is $515 which includes workshop, room and meals; all rooms are private; for reservations or more information call 812-357-6611.


Called and Gifted Workshop, 6-8:30 p.m., May 12, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., May 13, Catholic Center, Evansville; Called and Gifted Discernment Process is designed to help Christians discern the presence of charisms in their lives and how to use these to change their lives; $20 per person; lunch included; parishes will be billed; RSVP to Andie Gunter at or 812-424-5536 ext 228.


National Association of Lay Ministry, pre-conference May 30-31, conference June 1-3; downtown Hyatt Regency, Indianapolis; theme is “Joy on the Journey: Serve, Collaborate, Dream”; speakers, Mass, workshops, exhibitors and time for prayer; for more information on the schedule, speakers and costs please visit


College Life

UE Newman Catholic Community Mass, 9:30-10 p.m. on Wed., April 26; Sundays, 1 p.m., Neu Chapel, University of Evansville, Evansville.


USI Newman Catholic Community Mass, 4 p.m., Sundays, Liberal Arts Building, Room 101, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville; for more information, contact



Catholic 50 Singles Club; 6:30-8:30 p.m., May 4, Holy Family Room, St. Benedict Cathedral, Evansville; join us for board games and refreshments; for more information contact the parish center at 812-425-3369.


Forever Young at Heart - Support Group for Retired Seniors, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., May 12; Wellness Center at Epworth Crossing, Newburgh; ongoing support group for retired seniors (men and women), facilitated by Phyllis Bussing, PhD; registration not required but is appreciated by calling 812-485-5725.


Save the Date – 2017 Wisdom Days for seniors will take place in Dubois County (Huntingburg Event Center) Sept 18, Vincennes (Green Activities Center, Vincennes University) Sept 25 and Evansville (St. Vincent Evansville/St. Mary’s Manor Auditorium) Oct 2; free to attendees and includes lunch, speakers, attendance prizes and a visit from Bishop Charles Thompson; more details are at



St. Francis Xavier Altar Society White Elephant sale and Bake sale, 12-6 p.m., April 28 and 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., April 29; St. Francis Xavier Parish Center, Vincennes; goodies and treasures for all ages; proceeds used to purchase needed items for the altars; for more information call Mary Joice at 812-882-3950.


“Dig...Plant...Grow!” Plant Sale, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., May 6, Vanderburgh 4-H Center, Evansville; nearly 15,000 plants for sale including perennial and annuals; Master Gardeners on hand throughout the day to answer questions and perform demonstrations; sponsored by Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association and Tucker Publishing Group; for more information contact Rita Howell at 812-582-0762 or



Planning Your Pregnancy: Preconception Preparation, 6-7:15 p.m., April 26, Medical Arts Conference Center, Medical Arts Building, Jasper; Dr. Scott Beckman to discuss steps women can take to have a healthy pregnancy, reduce risks for complications and track fertility; free event but pre-registration required by April 19; to register call 812-996-2352 or go to and click on “Classes and Events.”


St. Vincent and Safe Kids Vanderburgh/Warrick Co. Coalition Safe Kids Day, 3-6 p.m., May 3, St. Vincent Warrick Hospital, Boonville; free and open to the public; games and prizes, many agencies will attend and interactive activities offered; free car seat checks and bicycle helmet fittings, children must be present; appointments are always available by calling the car seat hotline at 812-485-6777.



Catholic Charities Engaged Encounter weekends, April 29-30 and Sept 9-10, Sarto Retreat Center, Evansville; Engaged Encounter is a weekend retreat with other engaged couples that affords time alone together to plan for marriage, trained facilitators lead the program, for more information or to register, please or call Catholic Charities at 812-423-5456.


Catholic Charities’ Newly Married Workshops, 6-8 p.m., Catholic Charities, 610 E. Walnut St., Evansville; no cost to attend, materials, snacks and drinks provided; May 2: Good parenting and healthy families; May 23: Family of origin, expectations and adjustment; reservations required; for more details and to register, visit or call 812-423-5456.



July Summer Retreats for Women Religious, July 16-21; Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center, Maple Mount, Ky; “Mysticism of Desire: The Way of Spiritual Intimacy”; led by Father Daniel Renaud, OMI; retreat fee is $450 which includes accommodations, meals and program materials; commuters can attend for $275. Contact Kathy McCarty at 270-229-0206 or email for more information.


Spiritual Growth

Be Salt, Be Light, Be Fully Alive, 1-3 p.m., April 22, St. Gertrude Hall, Monastery Immaculate Conception, Ferdinand; anyone who would like to become a more spiritual person is invited to attend and learn more about the Oblates; for more information contact Sister Brenda Engleman, OSB at 812-367-1411, ext. 2827 or email


Divine Mercy Sunday, 3 p.m., April 23, Holy Cross Parish, Fort Branch; service will include Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction, Litany of Divine Mercy and the Sacrament of Confession will be available.


Monte Cassino pilgrimages, 2 p.m., Sundays in May, Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad; for more information, call Mary Jeanne Schumacher during business hours at 812-357-6501 or call 812-357-6611 on the day of the event.


Evening with an Ursuline “Mary the Mother of God”, 5-6:30 p.m., May 2, Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center; Maple Mount, Ky; preregistration required by contacting Kathy McCarty at 270-229-0206 or


“The Joy of Love” book study, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., May 11, June 8, Aug 10, Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14; Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center, Maple Mount, Ky.; $20 fee per class includes lunch; to register contact Kathy McCarty at 270-229-0206 or


100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., May 13, Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, 5440 Moeller Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio; free event with world renown speakers; free-will offering to offset costs; $9 lunch offered; RSVP at 513-504-8755 or 513-351-9800.  


Support Groups


Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior, 5:30-7:30 p.m., April 27, Alzheimer’s Association, 701 N. Weinbach Ave., Evansville; learn strategies to help with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease; registration required; $5 donation suggested; designed for family caregivers; please no professionals; call 1-800-272-3900 to register or visit under Community Resource Finder.



    Spiritual Direction Training Program, begins Oct 16, Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center, Maple Mount, Ky.; applications are now being accepted for Spiritual Direction Training Program, a two-year program of four weekly training sessions each year to prepare participants for ministry of spiritual direction in the spirit of the Ursuline founder, Saint Angela Merici; registration deadline is Aug 31; scholarships available; for more information contact Sister Mary Matthias Ward at 270-229-0200 or