Southwestern Indiana's Catholic Community Newspaper

Bulletin Board For December 1, 2017


Send information to Bulletin Board at least 10 days in advance. Items to be considered for publication Friday, Dec. 15, must be received in writing no later than noon on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

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

“Road to Alaska” plein-air art exhibit, through Dec 4, Saint Meinrad Archabbey library gallery, St. Meinrad; exhibit showcases the work of two friends travelling 12,000 miles to Alaska, producing 160 paintings along the way; exhibit is free and open to the public; for hours call 812-357-6401 or 800-987-7311 or visit

48th annual Way of Lights display, through Jan 1, 2018, National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, Ill.; over one million lights featured along a 1.5-mile route depicting the Journey to Bethlehem; camel, donkey and pony rides, petting zoo, photo area, carriage rides; for more information call 618-397-6700 or visit

Tails, Trails and Twinkles, 5:30 p.m., Dec 3, National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, Ill.; bring your canine friends/ family members to enjoy a walk through the Way of lights; Barket and Expo begins at 5 p.m. and runs through 7 p.m.; dogs only and must be on leashes; for more information call 618-397-6700 or visit

Join the Diocesan Choir for the Installation of Bishop Siegel, 2 p.m., Dec 15; choir is open to singers in high school and older; reading music is helpful but not required; due to limited seating, please RSVP to participate; call 812-589-3886 or email for more information.

Coat Drive, 2-5 p.m., Dec 10, Prince’s on the Spot, 200 E. Franklin St., Evansville; drop off new and gently used coats, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate; for more information call 812-453-3732.

 First Saturday Devotion, 7 a.m., Dec 2, Sts. Mary and John Parish, St. Mary Church, 613 Cherry St., Evansville; Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, confession with  Father Ken Herr and Father Benny Chacko from 7-7:50 a.m. and prayer followed by 8 a.m. Holy Mass; for more information contact parish office at 812-425-1577.


Focus on Faith with "Mary 101," 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Dec 14, Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center (located 12 miles west of Owensboro, Ky., on Hwy. 56);“Mary 101, Tradition and Influence,” by Mary Ann Zimmer is the focus of a book study led by Ursuline Sister Ann McGrew; $20 fee per class includes lunch; to register, contact Kathy McCarty: 270-229-0206 or


Concerts / Dances

Prepare the Way Advent Concert, 6 p.m., Dec 3, Holy Redeemer Church, Evansville; featuring Christian artists Sarah Hart and PJ Anderson; free and open to the public; for more information contact 812-424-8344.

Area Choir Concert, 2 p.m. EST, Dec 3, Monastery Immaculate Conception, Ferdinand; all are invited to join the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand; local churches, schools and music organizations will participate; free but donations accepted; for more information call 812-367-1411.

Christmas Concert featuring John Angotti, 7 p.m., Dec 15, St. John the Baptist Parish, Newburgh, $10 per person; to purchase tickets visit or contact Mike at 812-490-1000 or


Handel’s Messiah by Candlelight, 7 p.m. EST, Dec 16, St. Joseph Parish, Jasper; presented by the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra; tickets available at the Parish Center; advance sales are $23 or $25 at the door; sponsors are needed, contact Father Ray Brenner for details at 812-482-1805.

Knights of Saint John Goodwill Prom New Year’s Eve, Dec 31, Saint Wendel Knights Home, St. Wendel; 5:30 p.m. doors open, 6 p.m. dinner, dance only doors open at 7 p.m., Free Reign 2 will begin playing at 8 p.m.; tickets $35 for dinner and dance or dance only for $20; for more information contact Melissa Stevens at 812-306-4130.


Dinners / Festivals

Christmas Fun at the Woods, 1-4 p.m., Dec 9, Providence Hall and White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods; doors open at 12:30; activities for all ages, food, carriage rides, prize drawings, bingo; cost is $5 per person; children 3 and under free; for more information call 812-535-2952 or email



Pints for Parkinson’s, 6-9 p.m., Dec 1, Tin Man Brewing Company, west Franklin St., Evansville; Tin Man will donate $1 per pint to benefit the Parkinson’s Awareness Support Association of the Tri-State; silent auction, samples from regional brewers; more information is available at

Boy Scout Troop 399 Christmas Tree Lot, now open M-F 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sacred Heart Parish, West Franklin Street, Evansville; over 1,000 Balsam and Frasier Fir trees available and beautiful fresh wreaths.

St. Nick Bazaar, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Dec 2; 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Dec 3; Precious Blood School gym north side entrance, Jasper; cookie walk for purchase by the pound, pies, cakes, breads, noodles, jellies, books, crafts, Christmas decorations, silent auction and more; open to the public; for more information call 812-634-7829.

St. Clement Parish Cookie Walk, 8-11 a.m., Dec 9, Fellowship Hall, St. Clement Parish, Boonville; more than 100 varieties of cookies, candies, jams, cakes, pies and breads available for purchase; admission is free; Christmas cake and wassail will be served; for more information call 812-897-4077.

Sisters of Providence Bake Sale, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Dec 9, O’Shaughnessy Dining Hall, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods; cookies, brownies, pies, fudges, cakes and more; available for a freewill offering; all proceeds will go to the sisters and their ministries; for more information call 317-250-3294.

Saint Wendel Trivia Night, Feb 3,doors open 5:30 p.m., dinner buffet opens at 5:45 p.m., trivia starts at 7 p.m., Wendel Hall, Saint Wendel School; teams up to 8 people; $35 per person; prizes, raffles, DJ; reservations due by Jan 19; call 812-454-4193 for more information.



Friday Health Screenings, 7-9 a.m.,Dec 15, Memorial Southside Office, 1100 W. 12th Ave., Jasper; cholesterol and glucose checks included; a 12-hour fast is required prior to appointment time; pre-registration required; cost is $25; to register or for more information visit or call 812-996-2399, option 1.

Tobacco Cessation, the Indiana Tobacco Quitline has trained coaches to guide you through the process of quitting; no cost; calls are answered seven days a week between 8 a.m. – 3 a.m.; call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or 812-996-2399 to be referred to this program.

Look Good, Feel Better, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.,Dec 13, Memorial Hospital, Jasper; provides information and cosmetic advice to women battling cancer; facilitated by trained, licensed cosmetologists who are American Cancer Society volunteers; lunch provided; free, but pre-registration is necessary; to register call 812-996-7488.



Stress in Your Marriage? – Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage. This program has helped thousands of couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage. For confidential information about or to register for the January program beginning with a weekend on Jan 12, 2018 call 270-852-8346 or email: or visit the web site at



Holy Spirit Retreat and Healing Mass, Dec 3, Precious Blood Parish, Jasper; “Come, Holy Spirit Retreat" from 12-3 p.m. EST; Praise and Worship 3:30 p.m. Healing Mass 4:00 p.m.;  Fr. Biju Thomas, celebrant; all are welcome; for more information or to register call 812-639-5342.


Spiritual Growth

The Mystery of Christmas, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Dec 5, Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center (located 12 miles west of Owensboro, Ky., on Hwy. 56); the next monthly Evening with an Ursuline dinner will be presented by Ursuline Sister Mary Matthias Ward; it will be a celebration of both the birth of Jesus and the birth of our own soul; cost is $20; preregistration is required by contacting Kathy McCarty at 270-229-0206 or

Advent Day of Prayer, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Dec 9, Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center (located 12 miles west of Owensboro, Ky., on Hwy. 56);led by Monsignor Bernard Powers who holds a master’s degree in spirituality; $25 fee includes lunch; to register, contact Kathy McCarty at 270-229-0206 or

Eucharistic Adoration, 4-5 p.m., 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.

Taizé Prayer Gathering, 7-8 p.m., Dec 12, 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

Service of the Longest Night, 6 p.m., Dec 16, Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House Chapel, St. Meinrad; service with prayer and Scripture for those who mourn and struggle with loss during the Christmas season; everyone is welcome; light refreshments will follow; RSVP requested but not required for planning; reply to or call 800-987-7380 for more information.

Winter Solstice Celebration, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Dec 21, White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods; celebrate the beginning of each season with the word, symbol and sharing; refreshments served; free to all who wish to attend; for more information call 812-535-2932 or visit

Sisters of Providence Advent/Christmas Services, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Mass at 11 a.m. on the following dates: Dec 3, 10, 17, and 24; Advent Vespers at 4:30 p.m., Dec. 10 and 17; Christmas Eve Festival of Lessons and Carols from 7-8 p.m., Dec 24; Christmas Day Mass 11 a.m.; Fest of the Holy Family Mass 11 a.m., Dec 31; Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mass 11 a.m., Jan 1; Mass for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord at 11 a.m., Jan. 7 and Mass for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 8.

Support Groups

Men with Cancer Discussion Group, 6:30 p.m., Dec 4, Memorial Hospital, Jasper; open to any man who has experienced cancer or is going through treatment regardless of type of cancer; free; for more information call 812-996-7488.