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Church news, Feb. 16

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‘A Taste of Italy’ set for Feb. 25 in Santa Claus
SANTA CLAUS – St. Nicholas Catholic Church will host “A Taste of Italy” dinner at the Santa Claus Community Center from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25. The public is invited.
The dinner includes a choice of spaghetti with marinara sauce and meatballs or penne pasta with alfredo sauce and chicken, plus salad, breadsticks, dessert and beverage.
The cost is $9 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under, and free for those age 3 and under.
Also during the evening, a wine tasting will be presented by Monkey Hollow Winery of St. Meinrad, with varieties available for purchase by the glass, bottle or case. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 937-2385.

St. Michael fish dinners through lent
CANNELTON – St. Michael Catholic Church in Cannelton will serve fish dinners during the six Fridays of Lent starting Feb. 24. There will be no dinners served Good Friday, April 6.
Meals will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Fridays. The meal will include fried fish or cheese pizza, with homemade sides of baked beans, slaw, cornbread, dessert and drink. The price is $7.50 for adults and $5 for children, six and under.
All meals will be served in Father Marendt Hall in the basement of the church. Take-out meals or delivery is available by calling 547-3363 or 547-5800.

Deer Creek Baptist to present movie March 4
TELL CITY – Deer Creek Baptist Church in Tell City will hold a showing of the movie “Courageous,” at 5:30 p.m. March 4 at the church. The public is invited to attend.
“Courageous” tells the story of four law enforcement officers facing the challenges of fatherhood and dealing with tragedy at home. It is the fourth film from Sherwood Pictures, a movie-making ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga.

Hancock Christian plan Washington D.C. trip
HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. – The Hancock Christian Church is planning a trip to Washington D.C from March 22 to March 27.
The cost is $509 for six days and five nights, with a double-person occupancy. This price includes motor coach transportation, five nights lodging including three consecutive nights in the Washington D.C. area, eight meals including breakfasts and three dinners.  
Tours that will be featured are the World War II Memorial, Capitol Hill Embassy Row, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Smithsonian, the new Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and more.
Space is limited. Anyone interested can call Pam Bolen at (270) 295-3966.

Local community choir open to area singers
TELL CITY – The Lincoln Hills Community Choir invites anyone who loves to sing to join its practices.
Practices will be held at 7 p.m. every Tuesday starting Feb. 21 at the Evangelical United Church of Christ. There are no requirements or tryouts and everyone is invited to participate, even those who don’t know how to read music.
The group is also looking for an organist-pianist. For more information on how to join, contact John Hays at (812) 927-0541 or Jim Adams at (812) 549-9611.

Roman Missal exhibit at Archabbey Library
ST. MEINRAD – The Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library is hosting an exhibit titled “The Development of the Roman Missal” that focuses on the history of the Roman Missal, the book containing the prayers and rituals of the Catholic Mass.
The exhibit includes examples of rare and important missals from the earliest manuscript examples to the 20th century.
The exhibit was created by the Rev. Harry Hagan, OSB, a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, and includes commentary and English translations of missal passages by students from Saint Meinrad Seminary’s advanced Latin class.
The exhibit, which will run until June 30, is free and open to the public.
For library hours, call (812) 357-6401 or visit www.saintmeinrad.edu/ library/library_hours.aspx. Those wishing to view the exhibit may want to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time.

DVD spiritual guidebook available
FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand have produced a three-DVD set and guidebook, “A Transformed Life,” intended to help viewers discover the meaning and purpose of their lives.
In six 45-minute conferences, Sister Maria Tasto OSB, guides viewers along the path of becoming who God created them to be. Using the lens of Scripture and inspired by the work of the Rev. Thomas Keating, Sister Maria shares what she has gleaned from years of walking with others on the spiritual journey and from her own path.
To purchase “A Transformed Life,” visit www.thedome.org/ATL, call (812) 367-2500, or visit the sisters’ monastery gift shop, For Heaven’s Sake, in Ferdinand. The three-DVD set and guidebook are available for $94.99. Additional guidebooks cost $9.95.