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Bulletin Board For Sept. 22, 2017


General Interest

National Alpaca Farm Days Open House, 1 to 4 p.m., Sept 24, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods; meet the Sisters of Providence alpacas up close, shop for alpaca items and watch felting, spinning and weaving demonstrations; free to the public. For more information, call 812-535-2930 or email


Class Reunions

Mater Dei Class of ’57 Class Reunion, 11:30 a.m. social time, 12:30 lunch, Oct. 7, Wolf’s Restaurant, Evansville; reservations are required; contact Donna (Helfrich) Rowlett at 812-858-7713 for more information.


Mater Dei Class of ’56 Class Reunion, 12 p.m., Oct. 7, Archie and Clyde’s Restaurant, Newburgh; food and drink will be ordered from menu with individual checks; for information and reservations contact Ann (Rollett) Schneider at or call 812-424-5165.


Reitz Memorial Class of ’57 Class Reunion, Oct 13-14; Oct 13 dinner at Archie and Clyde’s Pizza in Newburgh, Oct 14 lunch at Evansville Kennel Club; invitations have been sent; for further information or to receive an invitation contact Diane Krug at



Icon paining workshop, Oct 8-13, Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad; cost is $1000, which includes materials, room and meals; a nonrefundable reservation fee is required; for reservations or more info call 800-581-6905.


27th annual John S. and Virginia Marten Lecture and Workshop, St. Bede Theater, Saint Meinrad campus; 7 p.m., Oct. 3, evening lecture “Preaching the Mystery: Augustine’s Christocentric Rhetoric and Rhetorical Christology,” 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Oct. 4, workshop on “The Voice of the ‘Whole Christ’: Augustine’s Explanation of the Psalms;” free but reservations required at 812-357-6627 or email


Visual Journey to Saint Mother Theodore’s Hometown and French Roots, 9-11 a.m. and 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Oct 12, Providence Hall Community Room, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods; workshops cost $25 and registration deadline is Oct 6; register online at or by calling 812-535-2952 or emailing



Catholic Charities Wisdom Days, Vincennes (Green Activities Center, Vincennes University, Sept 25) and Evansville (St. Vincent Evansville/St. Mary’s Manor Auditorium, Oct 2); free and includes lunch, speakers and attendance prizes; free-will offerings are appreciated; register at or by calling 812-423-5456; registration required and deadline is two weeks prior to event.


“Moved by the Spirit to Serve” Conference for Charismatic Renewal, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Oct 14, St. Joseph Parish Center, Jasper; presented by Deacon Kevin and Linda Zeeb of the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois; for more information call John Bennett at 812-639-7055 or visit


Dinners / Festivals

St. Philip Men’s Club Famous Burgoo, carry-out and drive-thru begin at 7 a.m., cafeteria serving 11 am – 1:30 p.m., Sept 24, St. Philip Cafeteria, Posey County; raffle with $20,000 grand prize.


Haubstadt Knights of St. John Chicken Dinner, 10:30 a.m., Sept 24, 107 S. Main St., Haubstadt; fried chicken, dressing, dumplings, green beans, corn, mashed potatoes, cole slaw and desserts; dine in or carry out; adults $10, child (10 and under) $5; for more information email


St. Clement Parish Chicken Dinner, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 24, St. Clement Social Hall, Boonville; ½ chicken dinner $10, ¼ chicken dinner $7, 1 chicken leg dinner $4; sides include green beans, baked beans, potato salad, slaw and applesauce; dinner includes sides, drink and dessert; carry-outs available; for more information email


Holy Cross Chicken Dinner, 10:45 a.m. – 1 p.m., Oct 1, Holy Cross School Cafeteria, Fort Branch; family style all-you-can-eat chicken dinner; adults $9.50, children $4.50; carry-out available; for more information call 812-753-3548.


Harvest Hootenanny, 4-9 p.m., Oct. 7, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods; live entertainment, barbecue and other tasty food from the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice garden; cost is $25 and pre-registration is preferred; register online at or by calling 812-535-2930 or emailing


St. Francis Xavier Parish Autumn in the Woods Festival, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Oct 22, Highland Woods, Vincennes; mega raffle, country store, theme baskets, famous fricassee and other food; admission is free; soup carryout’s start at 7:30 a.m.; everyone is welcome!



St. James Seniors trip, Sept 21, Westport Plaza Theater, St. Louis, Mo.; travel to see comedy production “Church Basement Ladies,” cost is $79 per person, includes transportation, tickets and meal; call Normal at 812-306-4098 by Aug 20 for reservations.


Senior Citizens Gathering, 1-2:30 p.m., third Tuesday of each month (Sept – May), St. Anthony cafeteria, Evansville; fun, dessert and Bingo; Dues $5 per year payable at first meeting. For more information call All Saints Parish Office at 812-423-5209.



Holy Rosary Men’s Club Premium Smoked Baby Back Ribs, pick up from 10 a.m. – noon, Sept. 23, corner of Green River Rd. and Washington Ave., Evansville; for pre-orders email with order amount and phone #, or call parish office at 812-477-8923.


10th Annual Friends of the Poor Walk, 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. walk/run begins, Sept 30, Evansville State Hospital, Evansville; Fr. Ted Temple will be leading the walk; for more information visit


Used Book and Bake Sale, 8 a.m. – noon, Oct. 7, Holy Spirit Cafeteria, Evansville; proceeds benefit Annunciation Parish St. Vincent de Paul Society; hardback books $1, paperback $.50, variety of baked goods; for more information call 812-459-4547.



Introductory Sessions for Creighton Model Fertility Care; St. Vincent Hospital for Women and Children, Evansville; 6:30 p.m., Oct 18, 2 p.m., Nov 19, 6:30 p.m., Dec 19; free sessions provide professional services in fertility awareness, cycle irregularities, determining the potential cause of infertility issues, breastfeeding and menopause; to register call 812-421-2030.


Live Life to the Fullest Parkinson’s Disease Seminar, 9 a.m. – noon, Sept 30, conference center, Deaconess Gateway, Newburgh; free seminar open to all sponsored by PASATS; register for the event at the group website, or by calling 812-297-8658.



Brewing with the Spirit: A Monastic Craft Beer Experience, 6:30 p.m.,Oct 6- 7 p.m., Oct 7, St. Benedict’s Brew Works, Monastery Immaculate Conception, Ferdinand; participants sample and make craft beer; cost is $235 including meals and lodging, commuter cost is $175; for more information call 812-719-2301 or email


Praying with the Mystics of Assisi and Indiana, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Oct 7, Providence Hall Conference Room, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods; personal reflection, quiet prayer, journaling and faith sharing; cost is $45 which includes lunch; deadline Oct 2; register online at or by calling 812-535-2952.


Spiritual Growth

“The Joy of Love” Book Study, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 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


No Time for Ordinary Retreat, 7-8:30 p.m., Sept. 29 and 9:30 – 3:30 p.m., Sept 30, Providence Hall Community Room, Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods; join facilitator Jan Phillips to learn about conscious creativity and spiritual awakening; cost is $65 without lodging, or $125 with lodging, which is limited; registration deadline is Sept 22; register online at or by calling 812-535-2952 or emailing


Looking at the Gospel of John Bible Study, 10 a.m. – noon, Saturdays, Sept 30, Oct 7 and Oct 14, Guild Center, National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, Ill.; $30 for the series or $10 per session; pre-registration is required; information and registration at or contact the Shrine at 618-397-6700 ext. 6270.


Monte Cassino pilgrimages, 2 p.m., Sundays in October, Monte Cassino Shrine, one mile east of Saint Meinrad Archabbey on St Rd 62, St. Meinrad; public is invited; for more information call 812-357-6501.


Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Feast Day, 11 a.m., Oct 3, Church of the Immaculate Conception, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods; people of all faith traditions are invited to celebrate the Feast Day of the eighth American Saint; for more information call 812-535-2952.


Great and Longing Heart – Evening with an Ursuline, 5-6:30 p.m., Oct. 3, Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center, Maple Mount, Ky.; dinner and presentation; cost is $20, pre-registration required at 270-229-0206 or


Eucharistic Adoration, 4-5 p.m., Oct 8, Nov. 12 and Dec 10, Motherhouse Chapel, Mount Saint Joseph, Maple Mount, Ky.; concludes with evening prayer; adoration also open to the public on Fridays from 3-5 p.m.


Contemplating Gentleness, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Oct 14, Providence Hall Large Parlor, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods; contemplate gentleness and learn how to develop a practice of gentleness towards oneself; cost is $45, includes lunch; registration deadline is Oct 9; register online at or by calling 812-535-2952 or emailing



Annual Massive Chili Fire, 5:30 p.m., Oct 21, Christ the King Church, Evansville; gathering for young adults (ages 18-35) to get together with priests and religious for Mass, some chili and a fire; feel free to bring a lawn chair; sponsored by the Vocation Office of the Diocese of Evansville; for more information contact Fr. Alex Zenthoefer at


Come Away Weekend Retreat, Oct 6-8, New Melleray Abbey, Peosta, Iowa; men between the ages of 21 and 45 considering a religious vocation are welcome to bring friends; meals and rooms provided free for everyone; for more information contact or visit


Taizé Prayer Gathering, 7-8 p.m., Oct 10, Church of the Immaculate Conception, Saint Mary-of-the Woods; 2017 gatherings will focus on “Praying for Peace in the world and in our hearts”; candlelight service includes prayer, music, time for silence, spoken and silent prayers; free to attend; for more information call 812-535-2952 or log on to


Spiritual Direction Training Program, begins Oct. 16, Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center, Maple Mount, Ky.; applications now being accepted for 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, St. Angela Merici; registration deadline is Aug. 31; scholarships available; for more information, contact Sister Mary Matthias Ward at 270-229-0200 or


Youth and Young Adults

Save the Date – Source and Summit, March 16, 17 and 18, Mater Dei High School, Evansville; adult retreat March 17.


Identity Project, 1-3 p.m., once to twice per month starting Oct. 15, Holy Redeemer Parish, Evansville; open to all high school youth; contact your parish PCL, DRE or Youth Director or the Identity Project Coordinator at to find out more.