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Church News, April 26

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Cannelton Seventh Street Baptist to host special services
CANNELTON – Seventh Street Baptist Church in Cannelton will hold special services at 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. Brother Al Entzel will be a guest speaker at both services. A meal and preaching service will follow the Sunday service. Brother Harold Draper and the congregation welcome all to attend.

Bethel Baptist to host yard sale May 4, 5
TELL CITY – Bethel Baptist Church in Tell City will hold a yard sale May 4 and 5 to raise money for the youth group and help send them to camp.  The yard sale will be at the church, 911 Fulton Street from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5.
The congregation is accepting donations for the sale. For more information on how to donate to the sale or to have items picked up, call Velma Mann at 719-6337.

Monte Cassino pilgrimages to be held in May
ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s pilgrimages to honor the Blessed Mother at the Monte Cassino Shrine have been scheduled for the Sundays in May.
The pilgrimages begin with an opening hymn and a short sermon, followed by a rosary procession. The service ends with the Litany of the Blessed Virgin and a hymn. Speakers and topics for the pilgrimages are:
May 6 – Brother Thomas Fässler OSB, “Einsiedeln: Life at a Marian Shrine”
May 13 – The Rev. Harry Hagan OSB, “Madonna and Child: Imagining the Mother of God”
May 20 – The Rev. Cyprian Davis OSB, “Who is Mary?”
May 27 – Brother Anushka Fonseka OSB, “Mary: A Perfect Response to God’s Invitation”
Services begin at 2 p.m. The public is invited. The Monte Cassino Shrine is one mile east of the archabbey on Indiana 62 in St. Meinrad.
For more information, call Mary Jeanne Schumacher at 357-6501.

Deer Creek upcoming May activities
TELL CITY – The Ladies of Deer Creek Baptist invite the public to their Talk – Pray – Walk events, which are at 6 p.m. Fridays at Sunset Park in Tell City.
The church also plans to host a spring praise and worship concert at 10:30 a.m. May 6.
All are welcome to attend for worship and music.

Two ordained deacons at Saint Meinrad
ST. MEINRAD – Two seminarians studying at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology received the order of deacon from the Rev. Christopher J. Coyne, apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, at the Archabbey Church in St. Meinrad April 14.
The newly ordained deacons are John Kamwendo, Archdiocese of Indianapolis, and Todd Nance, Diocese of Tulsa, Okla.
Other members of the class will be ordained at various times in their respective dioceses.
In the Catholic faith, a deacon can preach, baptize, witness marriages, offer Communion to the sick and aged, and perform other ministerial duties. The newly ordained deacons are transitional deacons, meaning they are preparing for ordination to the priesthood. Many Catholic dioceses also have permanent deacons, who carry out the same role, but are not studying for the priesthood.
The seminarians attend Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, which offers initial and ongoing formation for priests, permanent deacons and lay ministers.

Sisters to present Enneagram program
FERDINAND – Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will offer the program, “Enneagram,” that can help you learn about your personality, and how to make the most of it.
The program will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST Saturday at Kordes Center in Ferdinand and will be presented by Sister Karlene Sensmeier OSB, who studied the Enneagram at the Institute for Spiritual Leadership in Chicago.
She is principal of St. Benedict Cathedral School in Evansville.The workshop will present the essential components of the Enneagram, a personality theory naming the nine different types of compulsions developed to cope with human reality.
Goals of the workshop are to better understand personal and spiritual growth, and to grow into the best you can be in your basic personality type. Program cost is $65, including lunch. Registration is due April 25.
For more information, or to register, call (800) 880-2777 or (812) 367-1411, ext. 2915, or visit www.thedome.org/programs.