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Church News

  • 92-year-old twins have no plans of separating from monastery in Ferdinand nor each other

    By Candy Neal

    (Jasper) Herald

     

    Sister Mary Carmel and Sister Mary Carmen Spayd share more than similar names.

    They share the same DNA.

    “Most people get us mixed up. They’ll think I’m her or that she is me,” Sr. Mary Carmen said of her twin sister, Sr. Mary Carmel.

    The 92-year-old twin nuns are used to the mix-up, especially now, since they are almost always together at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand.

  • Lenten breakfast series will begin next month

    First Lenten breakfast at Cannelton UMC

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The Men’s Lenten Breakfast Fellowship Group of Perry County has finalized plans for its annual Lenten breakfasts. Cannelton United Church of Christ will host the first breakfast Saturday, Feb. 17.

    The breakfasts will continue each Saturday morning throughout the Lenten season from 7 to 7:50 a.m.

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

  • Lenten breakfast series will begin next month

    First Lenten breakfast at Cannelton UMC

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The Men’s Lenten Breakfast Fellowship Group of Perry County has finalized plans for its annual Lenten breakfasts. Cannelton United Church of Christ will host the first breakfast Saturday, Feb. 17.

    The breakfasts will continue each Saturday morning throughout the Lenten season from 7 to 7:50 a.m.

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

  • Monk professes first vows at Saint Meinrad Archabbey

    ST. MEINRAD – Novice Joseph Wagner professed his temporary vows as a Benedictine monk in a ceremony Saturday 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 chose a religious name. Novice Joseph is now Brother Stanley.

  • Musician Cheri Taylor at Community Christian Church Sunday

    TELL CITY – Community Christian Church, located in the former Newman-May School at 821 10th St. in Tell City, will welcome well-known vocalist Cheri Taylor to the church this Sunday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m.

    For the last 40 years, Taylor has faithfully followed the path God has set for her in ministry. Blessed with a dynamic singing voice and an exciting stage presence, she has won three gospel talent searches and had national radio airplay.

  • Replica of Saint John’s Bible on display at Saint Meinrad

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey and its Seminary and School of Theology will have on display a replica of The Saint John’s Bible, from Jan. 12 through Feb. 3.

    The Saint John’s Bible was commissioned in 1998 by the Benedictine abbey in Collegeville, Minn., and remains the first handwritten and illuminated Bible created in more than 500 years.

  • ‘Echoes’ podcast revels monastic faith

    ST. MEINRAD – The monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey continue to maintain a podcast, “Echoes from the Bell Tower.”

    Hosting the audio talk show are two young monks, Br. Kolbe and Br. Joel. The idea behind the podcast is to bring stories from the monastery to the rest of the world, demystifying some of the notions of monastic life and sharing the wit and wisdom found among the monks who have lived in southern Indiana for more than 160 years.

  • The dragon and the nativity of Jesus

    Is there a dragon in your crib scene?

    There should be.

    Each year I check out the crèche in the Archabbey Church in St. Meinrad. The spiritual home to about 100 monks, the church is beautifully decorated for Christmas. In the rear of the church, there is a very traditional nativity set with Mary cradling the infant Jesus. Joseph stares lovingly at the child and there are angels with trumpets, etc. All seems normal.

    Then there is the plush multi-headed dragon, usually lurking nearby, either under the crib scene or in a corner.

  • Gospel singer Cheri Taylor Christmas concert Dec. 9

    SANTA CLAUS – Everyone is cordially invited to enjoy a special night of Christmas music with Cheri Taylor, Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Mount Zion Christian Church in Santa Claus.

    The church is located approximately one mile southeast of Holiday World on Old State Road 245. Turn west off the new State Road 245 onto old State Road 245 and follow the road up to the little white church on the hill.

    Taylor is a local lady well known  her beautiful gospel singing and witness.

  • St. Michael Church’s raffle winners

    CANNELTON – St. Michael Church would like to announce winners of its annual turkey bingo raffle held Sunday, Nov. 19. A special thanks to everyone who donated raffle prizes and purchased tickets. This is the church’s main fundraiser for the year and parishioners appreciate all support.

    Prizes, donors and winners are as follows: