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  • Philosophy professor to speak on prayer

    ST. MEINRAD – Caitlin Smith Gilson will present the annual Thomas Lecture on Philosophy and Theology at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad.

    The lecture will be held on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. Central time in St. Bede Theater. This year’s lecture is titled “Prayer, Suffering and Self-Presence.”

  • Sisters to host Triduum retreat

    FERDINAND - Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will offer a silent Triduum Retreat from March 29 – April 1 at the Benedictine Hospitality Center at Kordes Hall on the grounds of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand.

    The silent retreat runs from 3 p.m. Eastern time on Holy Thursday, March 29, to 10 a.m. on Easter Sunday morning, April 1. This retreat will include participation in the liturgical celebrations of these Holy Days with the sisters in the monastery church.

  • Lenten prayer, music service March 19

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology will present a service of Lenten prayer and music, called “Harvest of Sorrows.”

    It will be held on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m. Central time in the school’s St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel. The service is free and open to the public.

    In the Roman rite of the Catholic Church, the Tenebrae service was celebrated in all churches with a sufficient number of clergy until the liturgical reforms of Pope Pius XII in the 1950s.

  • Catholics voice hopes, concerns to archbishop as decision nears on parish reorganization

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Local Catholics filled the Schergens Center last Monday to offer suggestions on how the Archdiocese of Indianapolis should organize parishes in Perry County as part of a Connected in the Spirit plan that could affirm long-standing connections between some congregations and forge new ones.

  • Seminary students receive ministries

    ST. MEINRAD – Seventeen priesthood students from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, received the ministry of lector on Feb. 15, in the Seminary’s St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel. Archbishop Charles Thompson, of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, installed the lectors.

     

    Seminarians receiving the ministry were:

    Kodjo (Cajetan) Agouvi (OSB) and Gbedevi (Justin) Dodzi Ayanou, Abbaye de L’Ascension de Danyi Dzogbegan

    Shawn W. Bohac, Diocese of Lexington, Ky.

    Garrett D. Braun, Diocese of Evansville.

  • Interim pastor to lead Freewill Baptist

    CANNELTON – Freewill Baptist Church, at 117 S. Second St.,  Cannelton, would like to introduce its interim pastor, Daniel Reeves, to the community. He will be speaking Sunday morning, Feb. 25, at the 11 a.m. worship. Following that, there will be a carry-in dinner in the fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    Daniel was born in Owensboro, Ky., to two wonderful parents and also has a brother named David. Both he and his brother have felt  God’s call to the ministry, as David currently serves as a missionary.

  • Holy Week retreat planned

    FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand are offering a program, “Understanding How the Church Uses Scripture for the Liturgies of Holy Week,” on Saturday, March 17, from 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time.

    The presenter will be Father Eugene Hensell OSB, a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey. Father Eugene has a doctorate in Scripture and is an associate professor of Scripture in the Seminary and School of Theology. He is in much demand giving biblical retreats to laity, religious groups, and clergy throughout the country.

  • Lenten Meals

    First Lenten breakfast at Cannelton UMC

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The Men’s Lenten Breakfast Fellowship Group of Perry County will host Lenten breakfasts each Saturday morning throughout the Lenten season from 7 to 7:50 a.m. Cannelton United Church of Christ will host the first breakfast Saturday, Feb. 17.

     Donations will be accepted to cover the cost of the food.

  • Church News; Feb. 8

    Central Baptist to host women’s ministry

     

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – Central Baptist Church in Hawesville will host a women’s ministry event on Saturday, Feb. 17. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. followed by a program including guest speaker, Brandy Hopkins from First Baptist Church in Tell City. 

    There is no charge for this event. RSVP are requested by Feb. 15. For more info or to make a reservation, email jds@psci.net or call (812) 548-8681.

     

  • Women’s retreat planned

    FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will offer a quiet retreat, “Honoring the Woman Within,” from March 2-4 at the Benedictine Hospitality Center at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand.

    This quiet retreat provides an opportunity to step aside from a busy life to explore and deepen the relationship with God.

    In an environment where physical, emotional and spiritual renewal can take place, this quiet, reflective retreat will offer you the time to connect with God through journaling and other unique prayer experiences.