Diocesan & Outreach Happenings

BUILD A BETTER MARRIAGE:  Learn to handle anger more constructively, resolve conflicts, and communicate better.   Hear couples share how they overcame problems in their marriages.   The Third Option support group for married couples meets every Monday night beginning Sept. 17 from 7-9 pm at Central Catholic High School, 2410 S 9th St. For more information call: (765)269-4662.


All are invited to the Schoenstatt Holy Hour with Fr. Cassian Sama O.P. on Tuesday, Sept 18, 2018 in St.Thomas Aquinas Church.  It will include adoration, rosary, a homily and benediction

The Lafayette Cursillo community will sponsor an Ultreya, a coming together of the Cursillo community, at 7:00 pm, on Saturday, September 22, 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 or krclark43@yahoo.com.  

 Mother, Mary, is Inviting You to a Celebration!
(Will You Accept?)
Where: Schoenstatt Wayside Shrine in Delphi, Indiana
When: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:30 am to 1 pm.
What: The 50th and 100th anniversaries of the deaths of Schoenstatt founder, Father Joseph Kentenich, and member of the founder generation, Joseph Engling
How: With the Rosary, Mass, Fun Family Activities, Faith Formation and Refreshments
For more information, contact Julie Haskell.
or visit our website at schoenstattindiana.org.

Fall Antioch Retreat! All teens in the Greater Lafayette area who are in grades 9-12 are invited to join in a weekend retreat filled with faith and fun put on by teens who have previously attended Antioch. The retreat will be held the weekend of October 5th-7th, at Saint Mary Cathedral. For more information and to register, visit DualSaints.com or contact Sue Bayley, 765-404-0473. Please register by Friday, September 28th. (Late registrations will be accepted but not guaranteed a t-shirt.) 

Scout Retreat

The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting is having an all scout (all ages, boy scouts and girl scouts)) on Saturday, October 20th, 2018.  “Close Encounters with God” will be held at St. Mary’s Noll Hall in Muncie from 9am to 3pm.  Our theme is the Glorious Mysteries.  There will be games, prayers, stories, a craft and Mass.  Cost is $5 (adults free).  Bring a sack lunch and we’ll supply the drinks.  Contact Steve at bigbear96@comcast.net or 765-286-5093.

Do you have a good marriage?  Do you want to make it even better?  Why not attend a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend and find out how you can make this happen?  Future Marriage Encounter Weekends will be at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, Indianapolis, from 19-21 October 2018 and from 26-28 April 2019, and at Mount Saint Francis Centre for Spirituality, New Albany, from 1–3 February 2019.   Visit www.wwme.org for further information.

Quote from the husband of a couple who made a Marriage Encounter Weekend:  “We have been married 33 years, and I didn’t realize how much my wife still loves me.”

Franciscan Hospice Care is welcoming volunteers!

As a hospice volunteer you may:

-Provide support to staff, terminally ill patients and bereaving families
-Assist with special projects
-Utilize your skills, abilities and interest to benefit others
-Receive specialized training and education
-Work a flexible schedule

Register today to join a volunteer training session: 765-423-6224

Millie's Thrift Shop/Tienda de Segunda de Millie   

Millie's Thrift Shop will have their 'gently used' LCSS uniforms and spirit wear on sale for half-price, starting July 9 to 13th.  They are open Monday - Friday, 10:00 to 4:00 and located at 626 N. Earl Avenue.

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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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