Diocesan & Outreach Happenings

Find Your Greatness

What if each day, every Catholic prayed for ten minutes and read five pages of a great Catholic book? What if every Catholic gave one percent more of their income to their Church this year and did one thing each week to intentionally share God’s message with others? The Catholic Church would be staggeringly different. The Find Your Greatness event delves into the four life-giving spiritual habits of engaged Catholics. Join us at St. Lawrence Catholic Church on April 21st for this event and discover how to master the four signs of a Dynamic Catholic in your life. You will also learn how to help your parish apply the four habits in order to engage disengaged Catholics and re-energize your community.

 Tickets can be purchased through the parish for $25. The ticket includes admission to the event as well as a bag full of great resources from the Dynamic Catholic Institute on the day of the event! Visit DyanamicCatholic.com/Lafayette or call the parish office for more information.

The Lafayette Cursillo community will sponsor an Ultreya, a coming together of the Cursillo community, at 7:00 pm, on Saturday, April 28, 2018, in the parish hall, lower level, of St Lawrence Church, Lafayette. All Cursillistas and friends are welcome to attend. Please bring a snack or drink to share. For additional information, please contact Russ and Kathy Clark, 765-447-1042.

Lafayette Transitional Housing Center

9 Irish Brothers in West Lafayette will have a fundraiser for Lafayette Transitional Housing on Monday, April 30th from 5-9 PM. 100% of proceeds will go to LTHC.

The National Day of Prayer calls on all people of different faiths in the United States to pray for our nation and its leaders. It is held on the first Thursday of May each year.

In 1775 the Continental Congress allocated time for prayer in forming a new nation. Over the years, there have been requests by our government for days of prayer. President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming a National Day of Prayer into law in the United States.

Please join city and church leaders on Thursday, May 3, at 12:00 pm at Riehle Plaza for the local 30th anniversary of praying for the needs of our community and nation.

Contact Deacon Jim Rush with questions.


Millie's Thrift Shop/Tienda de Segunda de Millie   

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St. Benedictine Oblate 

A Benedictine Oblate of St. Meinrad is a community united by adherence to the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Holy Rule of St. Benedict and the values shared with the monks of St. Meinrad through prayer, liturgical celebration and fellowship.  If you are interested in being an oblate, please contact: oblates@saintmeinrad.edu you can also visit their website at:  https://www.saintmeinrad.org  Currently several in the Lafayette parish area have expressed interest.  Questions contact David Tate at dgtate@purdue.edu.

Lafayette Adoration

The Lafayette Adoration Chapel, located at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Central, has spots open for adorers. At least two adorers are needed each hour, round the clock, seven days a week. Please consider dedicating one hour a week to spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. It’s a perfect Lenten activity. Urgent needs right now are Tuesdays, 1:00 a.m., and Wednesdays, 3:00 a.m. But any hour with the Lord is an hour well-spent! Please prayerfully consider signing up to be a weekly adorer. Or team up with your spouse or a friend and take turns, or go together! For more information and to sign up, go to lafayetteadoration.org. Thank you.

Matrix LifeCare

Clothing Room Volunteers are needed at Matrix LifeCare. If you know how to shop and would feel comfortable chatting with clients, this job is for you! Help our clients shop to get their free clothes, diapers, etc. This need is especially urgent, so if you're interested please contact Morgan Presse  ASAP! We will work with your schedule!

Franciscan Health Lafayette 

Seeking volunteers for the gift shops. If you enjoy working with people and providing customer service, this may be a good fit for you!  All shifts are  4-5 hours in length and proceeds from the shops fund special Auxiliary projects in the hospital to help patients.  If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact Volunteer Services at 765-502-4249 for more details or apply online at www.franciscanhealth.org/volunteer.

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