Diocesan & Outreach Happenings


Our local Catholic Churches are sponsoring the 5th annual CTEC High School Mission to help area high school students create a faith community while helping other parishioners, community service organizations, and our local churches with various projects. The camp will be held July 23-25 from 7:30-5:00 at St. Mary Cathedral. (note:  this year it will be 3 days with a final communal dinner on Wednesday evening) Service hours are available.  All high school youth are encouraged to attend.  For more information, contact Tim/Jodie Tully at 317-910-4011/317-910-1059, visit DUALSAINTS.COM/CTEC, or email vmptully@gmail.com. See last year’s mission video on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FcV4dHqG28

You Can Help Your Marriage – Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue … or have you stopped talking to each other? Do you wonder if your marriage might end ? Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī) is a worldwide program that offers tools needed for hurting couples to rediscover a loving marriage relationship. For more than 30 years, the program has helped hundreds of thousands of couples heal their hurting marriages. To learn more about the program or to register for the August 3 - 5 weekend and follow-up post-weekend sessions in Indianapolis, visit the website at www.HelpOurMarriage.com or www.retrouvaille.org . You can also email: RetrouIndy@gmail.com or call 317-489-6811 for confidential registration information.

Food Finders Needs You!

Volunteer help is down for summer but the need remains high!

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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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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.

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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