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Church News

  • Full day of activities planned for First Saturday devotions at God’s Country

    BRISTOW – St. Joseph’s Holy Family Inc., an apostolate for the renewal of Catholic family life within the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, has announced First Saturday Devotions for Saturday at God’s Country LLC, 25992 Cottonwood Road in Perry County.
    The Rev. Dominic Petan, a fourth-year theology seminarian of the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana, will continue the series of presentations by seminarians on Pope John Paul II’s Encyclical Letter Mother of the Redeemer.

  • Sisters of St. Benedict welcome new member

    FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand have accepted Beth Fritsch of Cincinnati, Ohio, into the postulancy, the first stage of incorporation into the religious community. She entered the community in a simple ceremony Aug. 21.

    Postulant Beth is the daughter of the late Joseph Fritsch and Mary Arlene Fritsch. She has two older brothers and one younger sister. She earned three degrees from Xavier University in Cincinnati, a bachelor of arts in theology, a master of education and a master of business administration.

  • Church News, Sept. 1

    Little Pigeon to host gospel sing
    LAMAR – Little Pigeon Baptist Church, off Indiana 245 near Lamar, will host a gospel sing at 7 p.m. Sept. 10.
    River City Quartet will be the special guests. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

  • Bethel Christian Church to host revival

    DOOLITTLE MILLS – Bethel Christian Church will host its church revival, this week until Friday at 6 p.m. every evening.
    Evangelist present Friday evening will be Brother Steve Locke, retired minister while Brother Al Madden, minister at Nicholson Valley Church, will present today.
    Special singing or music is invited. Homecoming will be held Sunday.
    Brother Tom Nixon, minister at Bethel Christian Church welcomes the public.

  • Emmanuel Lutheran confirmation class

    Emmanuel Lutheran Church held their confirmation May 22 at the church. Those pictured are, from left, Carly Jarboe, Bailey Powell, Chelsea Priebe and Pastor Keith Knea.

  • Church news, Aug. 25

    New church starts in Troy
    TROY – Our Father’s House has opened its doors on 630 Walnut St., in Troy and is welcoming the community to its service.
    Sunday worship will begin at 9 a.m. and singing will be held at 6 p.m. Thursdays. The church’s pastor is Brother “Bud” Louis Mullen. He can be reached at (812) 529-8638.

  • Novice welcomed at archabbey

    ST. MEINRAD – In a brief Aug. 5 ceremony at the monastery entrance, Anushka Fonseka was clothed in the Benedictine habit at Saint Meinrad Archabbey. He now begins a year of monastic formation, including study of the Rule of St. Benedict and monastic history.

    Fonseka, 28, was born in 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.

  • Six monks celebrate jubilees of monastic profession

    ST. MEINRAD – The Benedictine monks at Saint Meinrad Archabbey celebrated the 60-year monastic jubilee of the Rev. Cyprian Davis OSB July 31, along with the 50-year jubilees of Brother Dominic Warnecke, OSB, the Rev. Warren Heitz, OSB and Brother Mario Ibison, OSB and the 25-year jubilees of the Revs. David Rabenecker, OSB and Edward Linton, OSB.

  • Church News, Aug. 18

    Co-ed softball league starting in Perry County
    PERRY COUNTY – A co-ed softball church league will start the first Sunday in Sept. Anyone wishing to play on a team must be 16 years or older and each team must have at least three girl players.
    Umpires are also needed for the league. All organizations and churches are welcome to have a team participate. Cost is $200 per team.
    For more information, call Steven R. Hagedorn at 719-0291 or Brad Schraner at (812) 608-2025.

  • Church News, Aug. 11

    Trinity UCC ice cream social Aug. 28
    FULDA – Trinity United Church of Christ in Fulda will host its annual ice cream social from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28.
    Sloppy Joes, chips and a variety of desserts will be served along with homemade ice cream.