Church News

  • Icon painting workshop set for January

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey will offer an intensive five-day icon painting workshop, titled “A Window to Heaven,” Jan. 2-6, 2016, on the Archabbey grounds.

    During this workshop, participants will follow step-by-step instructions and complete an icon of The Mother of God of Peace. The workshop is limited to 10 participants.

  • Service of the Longest Night set for Dec. 19

    ST. MEINRAD – Abbey Caskets, a work of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, will host a Service of the Longest Night on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m. Central Time in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House Chapel.

    Many people find the holidays a challenging time. Instead of celebrating, they are struggling with grief. They miss loved ones and find that the usual traditions and bright lights serve only to heighten their struggle.

  • Sisters accept two women into novitiate

    FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict accepted postulants Lynn Falcony and Lisa Schutz into the novitiate, the second stage of incorporation into the religious community, during a simple ceremony Nov. 14. During the ceremony, the women received their titles of Sister Lynn Marie and Sister Lisa Marie.

  • Church News; Nov. 19

    Gospel band to perform at Deer Creek


    PERRY COUNTY – Divine Mercy, a southern-gospel band, will perform at Deer Creek Baptist Church Sunday, Nov. 22, at 10:30 a.m. A Thanksgiving dinner will follow the service.


    Thanksgiving service Nov. 22


    TELL CITY – A unity Thanksgiving service is planned for 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at Community Christian Church, 821 10th St. in Tell City.

  • Sisters plan retreat based on Julian of Norwich

    FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will offer a program, “Revelations of Divine Love: Praying with Julian of Norwich,” on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9:30 a.m. Eastern time until 4 p.m. in St. Gertrude Hall at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand.

  • Fr. Damian Schmelz named Sagamore of the Wabash

    A Benedictine monk who has bettered God’s creation as a monk, scientist, professor and pastor, was recognized last week with one of the state’s highest honors.

    The Rev. Damian Schmelz OSB, a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and retired pastor of St. Henry Catholic Church in St. Henry, was named a Sagamore of the Wabash at a ceremony held Nov. 5. 

    The award is the highest honor bestowed by the governor of Indiana and is considered a personal tribute usually given to those who have rendered a distinguished service to the state or to the governor.

  • Church News; Nov. 5

    Book signing set for Nov. 7


    TELL CITY – The Villas at 1101 23rd St. will be hosting a meet the authors and book-signing event Nov. 6 from 1 to 3 for two local authors, C.S. Areson and Jim Adkins.

    Areson will discuss his book on forgiveness, “Impossible to Forgive: What God can do when you can’t.”

    Adkins will discuss his work of historical fiction, “Indiana Stories: Little Know Tales from the Heartland.”


    Grief program Nov. 7 in Tell City

  • Ferdinand Benedictine sisters celebrate jubilees

    FERDINAND – Twelve Benedictine sisters celebrated special anniversaries of their religious profession on Sunday, Oct. 25, at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand.

  • Members join Saint Meinrad board of overseers

    ST. MEINRAD – One new, one emeritus and two returning members have joined the Board of Overseers, the advisory board for Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

    The board advises President-Rector Rev. Denis Robinson OSB on matters related to the school’s programs and performance and addresses strategic questions related to the future of the school. Each member serves a three-year term.

    The new member is the Rev. Brent Lingle. Returning members are Linda Budney and Deacon Frank Olmsted and the emeritus member is Barbara Mitchel.

  • Church News; Oct. 29

    Deer Creek fall festival Sunday


    ST. MARKS – Deer Creek Baptist Church will hold a fall festival on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m. All are invited to join in the festivities.


    Book signing set for Nov. 7


    TELL CITY – The Villas at 1101 23rd St. will be hosting a meet the authors and book-signing event Nov. 6 from 1 to 3 for two local authors, C.S. Areson and Jim Adkins.