Church News

  • Improvement is a goal, even for the church


    Guest Columnist


    I have noticed people tend to glorify the first-century church. People talk about returning to primitive Christianity like it is the cure for all the problems the church faces. However, if you move past the first few chapters of Acts, the church had lots of issues. The church was filled with people from various backgrounds, maturity levels and world views trying to figure out what it means to be a Christian in this world. Just like the church is today.

  • St. Michael’s Turkey bingo set

    TELL CITY – St. Michael Church’s annual Turkey Bingo/Raffle will take place on Sunday, Nov. 18, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Cannelton Community Center.

    Everyone is welcome. Participants must be 18 years of age to play bingo according to state law. Cards are $2 each. During the bingo, prizes will be raffled. Concessions will be available. Everyone is invited.

  • Fr. Philip Kreilein, former Ferdinand pastor, dies after battle with cancer

    EVANSVILLE – A priest of the Diocese of Evansville familiar to many Perry Countians died this week. Father Philip J. Kreilein, 70, died Tuesday in Evansville after a short battle with cancer. He served as pastor of St. Ferdinand Parish in Ferdinand from 1991 to 1999.

    A Jasper native, he attended St. Meinrad High School and College in St. Meinrad and St. Mary Seminary and University in Baltimore, Md. Bishop Francis R. Shea ordained him a priest of the Diocese of Evansville on June 2, 1974.

  • Six join Saint Meinrad Board of Overseers

    ST. MEINRAD – The Board of Overseers has added five new members and a returning member to the advisory board for Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

    The board advises President-Rector Fr. 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.

    New members joining the board are Esi Bani, Frances Brown, Victor Neff, William Payne Jr. and Deneen Plessala. M. Diane Murphy is rejoining the board.

  • Mocek named Saint Meinrad’s director of annual giving

    ST. MEINRAD – Christian Mocek has been named the director of annual giving for Saint Meinrad Archabbey and Seminary and School of Theology.

    He will be responsible for organizing, planning and managing Saint Meinrad’s programs for inviting annual support from individuals, corporations and foundations. Since July 2014, Mocek has served as the director of alumni relations for Saint Meinrad.

  • St. Augustine Church hosting rosary service Oct. 3

    LEOPOLD – St. Augustine Church’s first Rosary of Light and Life will be held Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. on the parish grounds in Leopold. The community is invited to share in praying the rosary with a large, glowing rosary of light, dedicated to the sanctity of life and held by children of the parish. The event is free and a donation jar will be available to benefit Tell City Catholic Charities to promote their sanctity of life ministry, which helps provide necessities for babies and promotes adoption awareness.

  • Monte Cassino pilgrimages in October

     ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s pilgrimages to honor the Blessed Mother at the Monte Cassino Shrine have been scheduled for the Sundays in October.

    The pilgrimages begin with an opening hymn and a short sermon, followed by a rosary procession. The service ends with the Litany of the Blessed Virgin and a hymn. Speakers and topics for the pilgrimages are:

    • Oct.7 – Fr. Guerric DeBona, OSB, “Mary as the Hearer of the Word”

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  • Book signing planned for prayer book author

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey Gift Shop and Scholar Shop will host a book signing on Saturday, Aug. 25.

    Author Agnes Kovacs will sign copies of her book, “A Prayer Book for Catholic Women,” at both locations. The Scholar Shop signing will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The Gift Shop signing will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

  • Church News; Aug. 23

    Bethel Christian Church homecoming Sunday


    DOOLITTLE MILLS – Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills will have its homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 26, with a message by Brother Robert King, who is a retired minister from Augusta. Everyone is welcome.


    St. Pius fall fest Sept. 9