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Church News

  • Archbishop visits St. Augustine Church
  • BE Ministry to host retreat for women in October

    DERBY – “BE Still and know that I am God” is the theme of the women’s retreat scheduled for Oct. 14-16. BE Ministry will host the retreat for women 18 years old and older.

    The retreat will be held at the Glenn Wood Hills Camp and Retreat Center in Derby. The guest speaker and facilitator for the weekend will be Beth Boling of Blue Grass United Methodist Church in Evansville.

  • Free youth event after Tell City football games

    TELL CITY – After every home football game for the Tell City Marksmen, Tell City First United Methodist Church, located at 702 10th St., will host a free event for junior high and high school youth approximately 30 minutes after each game is over, with pick-up at 11:30 p.m.

    If interested in helping to make these events a success, contact Pastor Sam at (812) 547-2800 or umcpastorsam@gmail.com. Help spread the word to the Junior high and high school youth of the community.

  • Gospel Tabernacle song and praise jamboree Saturday

    CANNELTON – Gospel Tabernacle Church will hold its third annual song and praise jamboree at its outdoor pavilion Saturday, Sept. 10, from 2 to 5 p.m.

    Guests are invited to share their talents with the congregation or simply enjoy the talents being shared.

    Light refreshments will be served during intermissions.

    The pavilion is located at 5425 Girl Scout Road, in Cannelton.

  • Monks profess solemn vows at St. Meinrad

    SAINT MEINRAD – Three men professed solemn vows as Benedictine monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in a ceremony on Aug. 15 in the Archabbey Church at St. Meinrad.

    Becoming full members of the Saint Meinrad community were Br. Peduru Fonseka OSB, Br. James Jensen OSB and Br. William Sprauer OSB.

    Br. Peduru, 33, is a native of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Battaramulla and attended St. Joseph’s College in Colombo, both in Sri Lanka.

  • Sisters plan to raze Madonna Hall

    FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will deconstruct Madonna Hall, which has been vacant since 2000, when the sisters closed Marian Heights Academy, a girls’ boarding school.

    The five-story building opened in 1970 as a residence hall for Academy students on the grounds of Monastery Immaculate Conception.

  • Church News; Aug. 11

    St. Pius fall picnic Sept. 11

     

    TROY – St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy will have its annual fall festival on Sunday, Sept. 11.

    On the menu will be the parish’s famous soup, available by the bowl and gallon, fried chicken or roast beef dinners, hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream and homemade pie.

    Entertainment includes the Crosswinds band, a giant yard sale, games for adults and children and a raffle.

    Serving will begin at 11 a.m. Guests are asked to take their own containers for carry-out soup.

  • Monk professes first vows at Saint Meinrad

    ST. MEINRAD – Novice Tony Wolniakowski OSB, professed his temporary vows as a Benedictine monk in a ceremony Aug. 6 at Saint Meinrad Archabbey.

    He has completed his novitiate, a year of prayer and study of the Benedictine way of life. As is the custom during the profession of vows, he was given a religious name. He will now be known as Brother Kolbe.

    Brother Kolbe, 29, is a native of Lansing, Mich. Most recently, he worked for the State of Michigan as an insurance complaint analyst in the Department of Insurance and Financial Services.

  • Louisville priest presented Distinguished Alumnus honor at St. Meinrad

    ST. MEINRAD – Fr. G. Nicholas Rice, a priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville, Ky., was honored on Aug. 2 with the Distinguished Alumnus Award, at the annual Saint Meinrad Alumni Reunion. He is a member of the ordination class of 1967.

    The award, given by the Saint Meinrad Alumni Association, was begun in 1990 to honor alumni who exemplify the Gospel values and who have provided exemplary service in their lives or professions. The association’s board of directors reviews nominations for the award annually and makes the recommendations.

  • Five Benedictine monks mark 60-year jubilees

    ST. MEINRAD – The Benedictine monks at Saint Meinrad Archabbey celebrated the 60-year jubilee of monastic profession for five of their confreres July 31.

    Honored were the Rev. Lambert Reilly, the Rev. Denis Quinkert, Bro. Andrew Zimmermann, the Rev. Timothy Sweeney and the Rev. Meinrad Brune.

    Father Lambert is a native of Pittsburgh, Penn. He made his profession of vows on Aug. 15, 1956, and was ordained a priest on Sept. 20, 1959.