Diocesan & Outreach Happenings

 2019 Retreat Offerings at the St. Joseph Conference & Retreat Center

For more information, visit www.stjosephretreat.org or contact Fr. David Huemmer or call (765) 551-9585


The Lafayette Cursillo community will sponsor an Ultreya, a coming together of the Cursillo community, on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the St Lawrence, Lafayette social hall, lower level. All Cursillistas and friends are welcome to attend. Please bring a snack or drink to share. For more information, please contact Russ and Kathy Clark, 765-447-1042 or krclark43@yahoo.com.  Hope to see you there!


S U M M E R C A M P 2 0 1 9 - O A K B R O O K V A L L E Y
Registration now open: dol-in.org/crux
Explore the outdoors - July 8-11
A CATHOLIC CAMP FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS ENTERING 6TH - 8TH GRADE.
CRUX PROVIDES AN ADVENTURE TO ENCOUNTER GOD THROUGH THE BEAUTY OF THE OUTDOORS.


SCOUT RELIGIOUS AWARDS TRAINING        

The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting will offer free Adult Counselor Training for Girl Scout and Boy Scout Religious Awards on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at St. Joan of Arc Church in Kokomo.  Continental breakfast and registration starts at 8:30am, training at 9am and we will be finished by Noon.  This is for scout leaders and interested parents.  Award books will be available for sale.  Contact Marcia Eckstein at 765-457-4747 or marcia0709@comcast.net to register or questions. Registration deadline is Monday, May 27th.


Food Finders Food Bank is in need of summer volunteers! Visit https://www.food-finders.org/get-involved/ to get involved!


You can bring God’s love and light to a local senior!

Are you looking for a simple, yet meaningful way to live out your faith? Your compassionate heart for others is needed to come alongside isolated seniors and weary caregivers who live around us with loving, non-medical help. Often just 1 hour a week is all that’s needed to make a difference in someone’s life and it could make a difference in your life, too!

Some current volunteer opportunities:

  • Transportation for elderly who are unable to drive
  • Light House Cleaning/Organizing for aging and frail community members
  • Visiting and Companionship for isolated seniors
  • Sitting with a caregiver’s loved one so the caregiver can take a needed break
  • Simple in-home repairs or yard work assistance

Come and be amazed at the blessings that come from being there for someone in Tippecanoe County during a season of need. Great opportunity for your family, too! Contact our office at (765) 423-1879 or caregiver95@gmail.com before April 12th to attend our monthly training class.


Married couples go home from a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend more in love with each other than ever!  Want to find out more?  Future Marriage Encounter Weekends will be at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, Indianapolis, from 26-28 April and from 1-3 November 2019, and at Mount Saint Francis Centre for Spirituality, New Albany, from 16-18 August 2019.  Visit www.wwme.org for further information.

Quote from a couple who made a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend:  “We want you to know we thought we had a great marriage.  But Marriage Encounter helped make it fantastic!”


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