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St. Theresa Rummage Sale, 7 a. m.-12 p. m., April 2, St. Theresa School gym, Evansville; proceeds for sister parish and children in Haiti.

Bicycle Blessing, 10 a. m., April 2, near the fountain in front of Providence Spirituality Center, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.; all are welcome to bring any type of bicycle for the special blessing as the sisters pray for safety, relaxation, good health, and those who build, repair and clean bicycles; participants can ride also their bikes around the campus; no cost to attend; call 812-535-2952 for information. Country Breakfast, 7-11 a. m., April 3, Mary Help of Christians, Mariah Hill; dine in or carry out meal of grilled whole hog sausage, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, biscuit and gravy, homemade bread, pastries and coffee, milk or juice; $8/adults, $4/children ages 4-11, free to those under 4. Organ Concert, 2 p. m., April 3, Mount Saint Joseph Motherhouse Chapel, Maple Mount, Ky.; free organ concert by James Wells, director of music at St. Stephen Cathedral in Owensboro. Social Ministry Training, 9 a. m.-3:30 p. m., April 6, Catholic Charities Office, Evansville; free social outreach ministry training featuring presentations from local social service agencies throughout the diocese offered to those who respond to needs and requests for financial/social/referral assistance; lunch provided, limited space; RSVP by April 1 at www. charitiesevv. org/socmintrain or call 812-423-5456; sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Evansville. St. Anthony Rummage Sale, 7 a. m.-4:30 p. m. April 8 and 7 a. m.-1 p. m. April 9, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Anthony; clothing, household, furniture, baby items, bake sale, refreshments; Saturday only $5 bag sale.

Healing and Music, 9:30 a. m.-4 p. m. EDT, April 9, St. Gertrude Hall, Monastery Immaculate Conception, Ferdinand; program explores the power of music and teaches ways to use music to improve health and well-being, presented by Ruth Stanley who holds a doctorate in pharmacy and a masters in spirituality; $75/person; register by April 6 by calling 800-880-2777 ; sponsored by the Sisters of St. Benedict. In the Light of Providence Photography Retreat, 9:30 a. m.-4 p. m., April 9, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.; attendees will view photography of nature, take photos, hear from a National Geographic photo journalist and more; $40, includes lunch; register by calling 812-535-2952 or emailing jfrost@spsmw. org. Engaged Encounter Weekend, April 9-10, Sarto Retreat Center, Evansville; weekend retreat for in-depth sacramental marriage preparation lead by trained facilitators; for information and to register, call 812-423-5456. Rogation Day , 6:30 p. m. EDT, April 13, St. Celestine Parish, Celestine; service will begin with procession, led by Father John Boeglin, Diocesan Director of Rural Life, including the Litany of Saints and Litany of St. Isidore, patron saint of farmers and farm workers, followed by Mass at its conclusion; participants are invited to bring a small bag of soil and/or seeds to be blessed; participants will receive small bottles of blessed water to sprinkle on their farms, fields and animals; prayer cards will also be given out. Safe Kids Day, 4-7-p. m., April 14, in front of St. Mary’s Hospital for Women and Children, Evansville; free event open to all offering car seat checks, interactive games, bike and helmet safety, water safety education and more; sponsored by St. Mary’s Hospital for Women and Children and the Safe Kids Vanderburgh/Warrick County coalition. St. Matthew 5K Walk and Run, 8 a. m., April 16, St. Matthew School, Mount Vernon; for all ages, 1 mile family walk, 5K run; for details/location/registration information, visit https://runsignup.

com/Race/IN/MountVernon/StMatthew5kwalkrun. Dine to Donate with Catholic Charities , April 20, Hacienda Restaurant, 711 North First Ave., Evansville; Hacienda will donate 20 percent of purchases made that day to Catholic Charities if diners present a special coupon; digital version of coupon will be available for download at www. TheMessageOnline. org. Family Mini-Mission, 5:45 p. m., refreshments, 6:15-8:15 p. m., Mini-Mission, April 21, St. Joseph Parish Hall, Jasper; “The Way of the Bride,” a revolutionary look at love, sex, marriage and the mystery of the Mass presented by Rose Sweet, Catholic lay evangelist and author; for parents, grandparents and kids ages 12 and older; childcare must be arranged in advance by calling 812-482-1805. A Day of Mercy, 11 a. m., Mass, 12 p. m., lunch, 1-4 p. m., Day of Reflection, April 24, St. Joseph Parish Hall, Jasper; for the separated and divorced — how to help your kids and how to understand annulment, presented by Catholic lay evangelist and author, Rose Sweet; for information and registration details, call 812-482-1805; sponsored by St. Mary, Huntingburg, St. Joseph, Jasper, and Stephen Ministries. “Best Practices for Shared Parishes” Multicultural Workshop, 9 a. m. to 2:30 p. m. each day, April 29 in English, April 30 in Spanish; presented by the Diocese of Evansville Office of Hispanic Ministry; presenter is Alejandro Aguilera-Titus, Assistant Director of Hispanic Affairs, U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church; $20 per person or $80 for five people from the same institution, includes lunch and materials, including the book “Best Practices for Shared Parishes; the workshop will focus on building unity — through diversity — in our parishes; for more information or to register, call the Office of Hispanic Ministry at 812-683-5212 or visit www. evdio.

org/multicultural-leadership-event. html. Matt Maher Concert, 7 p. m., April 29, Kempf Auditorium, Mater Dei High School, Evansville; Matt Maher, a popular contemporary Catholic musician, performs with special guest, John Tibbs; advance tickets $20/adults, $15/students, at the door, $25. Scrapbooking Event, 9 a. m.-5 p. m., April 30, St. Mary’s Manor Auditorium, Evansville; craft activities, scrapbooking, make and takes, stamping cards, door prizes, silent auction and shop from vendors such as Doodlebug and Creative Dreams; early registration, $35 (by April 15), includes lunch; sponsored by St. Mary’s Center for Children; proceeds help fund autism services for children in the community; to register, contact Kelly Shaw, 812-485-4419 or Kelly. Shaw@stmarys. org. National Day of Prayer, noon, May 5, Four Freedoms Monument, Evansville; gathering of different faith leaders praying for peace and unity in our country; everyone welcome.

Dinners St. Henry Spring Dinner , 11 a. m., April 3, St. Henry C. K. of A. Hall; dinners include chicken, potato salad or chips, slaw, baked beans, bread; $10/adult (1/2 chicken), $8/child (1/4 chicken); coffee, soft drinks, pies, desserts also available; half pot, Chinese auction, kids games, raffle; proceeds to benefit St. Henry Church. Family Style All-You-Can-Eat Chicken Dinner, 10:45 a. m.-1 p. m., April 3, Kaiser Hall-Holy Cross School cafeteria, Fort Branch; $9.50/adults, $4.50/children; carry out available. Taste of Italy Dinner, 6 p. m. appetizers, 7 p. m. dinner, April 9, Christ the King cafeteria, Evansville; fine Italian dinner, door prizes and sharing of information about the St. Vincent de Paul mission; advance tickets $25, at the door tickets $30, limit of 250 attendees; call 812-476-3061 with questions and to arrange tickets; age 21 and over, photo ID required; sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul Society of Annunciation Parish. Sts. Peter and Paul Die Kirche Auktion Fest Kick Off Dinner , 5-7:30 p. m., April 9, Sts. Peter and Paul, Haubstadt; serving Dewig’s country sausage, navy beans, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, applesauce, cornbread, drink; hot dogs and chips available for kids; dine in, carry out and drive through available. Spring Dinner, 11 a. m.- 1 p. m., April 10, St. John, Daylight; fried chicken or ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade chicken and dumplings, homemade slaw, green beans, corn, dessert and beverage; $9.50/adults, $5/children, 12 and younger. 55 Services for Seniors, 11 a. m., April 14, Nativity Parish cafeteria, Evansville; presented by Nativity Health Program, topics will include assisted living, hospice services, outpatient rehab and home health services; RSVP to Nancy, 812-476-7186 or noskins@evdio.

org. Fish Fries St. Joseph, Jasper, 4-7 p. m., April 1, drive through only. St. Mary, Sullivan, 4-7 p. m., April 1. St. Philip Neri, Bicknell, 4:30-7:30 p. m., April 1. Fundraisers Book Fair, 8 a. m.-3 p. m., April 5-7, St. Mary’s Center for Advanced Medicine Lobby, Evansville; children’s books, cookbooks, best sellers, religious, sports, crafts and more; sponsored by St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary, to benefit Auxiliary scholarship fund; cash, checks and credit/debit cards are welcome. Holy Rosary Premium Smoked Baby Back Ribs, pick-up 10 a. m.-1 p. m., April 9, corner of Green River Rd. and Washington Ave., Evansville; for pre-orders, email wevrard69@wowway. com or call 812-477-8923; proceeds to benefit Holy Rosary’s new chapel, sponsored by Holy Rosary Men’s Club. Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Die Kirche Auktion Fest , silent auction 8 a. m.-noon, kid’s games 10 a. m.-3 p. m., live auction begins 1 p. m., April 10, Sts. Peter and Paul, Haubstadt; Chinese auction, Treasure Chest raffle, quilt raffle, half-pot, Road to Riches Raffle; for information call 812-768-6457.

Health Tai Chi for Arthritis Class, 1:30-2:30 p. m., April 11-June 6, St. Mary’s Wellness Center, Epworth Crossing, Evansville; eight-week class for all ages and physical conditions to learn how to ease symptoms of arthritis-including pain, depression and decreased range of motion, taught by certified instructor, Mike Goebel; $75, register by April 7 by calling 812-485-5725. Spiritual Growth Divine Mercy Sunday Prayer Service, 2:30 p. m., April 3, St. Philip Parish, Posey County; Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Chaplet of St. Michael, Chaplet of Divine Mercy in song, Divine Mercy Litany, Confession will be available. Divine Mercy Sunday Prayer Service, 3 p. m., EDT, April 3, St. Celestine Parish, Celestine; hosted by Father Eugene Schmitt. Divine Mercy Sunday Prayer Service, 3 p. m., April 3, Holy Cross Parish, Fort Branch; Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction, Litany of Divine Mercy and the Sacrament of Confession will be available. Divine Mercy Sunday Prayer Service, 3 p. m., April 3, St. John the Baptist Parish, Newburgh; the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Litany of Divine Praises, followed by Eucharistic Adoration in the chapel until 5 p. m. Easter People on the Road to Mercy , 6-7:30 p. m., April 3, St. Mary, Evansville; join Jack Jezreel, founder of Just Faith Ministries and nationally known educator and speaker on peace and justice, as he breaks open the rich treasury of the church’s social teachings and invites us to deepen our engagement with life and living out mercy; for information, contact Deacon Ed Wilkerson at ewilkerson@ evdio.

org or call 812-425-1577 . Healing Mass , 3:30 p. m., April 10, St. Mary Parish, Huntingburg; with celebrant Father John Judie; for information, call John Bennett 812-544-2239 or visit www. evansvillecharismaticrenewal. org . Eucharistic Adoration, 3-5 p. m., April 10, Motherhouse Chapel, Maple Mount, Ky.; during this Year of Mercy join the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph for Eucharistic Adoration on the second Sunday of each month, followed by evening prayer; upcoming dates include May 8, June 12 and July 10. Spend Sunday with a Saint, 9:30 a. m.-2 p. m., April 10, Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind; all are invited to learn about St. Mother Theodore Guerin’s unwavering trust in God; $25 includes brunch; register by April 4 by calling 812-535-2952. Taizé Prayer Gathering , 7-8 p. m., April 12, Church of the Immaculate Conception, St. Mary-of-the Woods, Ind.; focus on “Finding God in the Ordinary”; candlelight service includes prayer, music, time for silence, spoken and silent prayers; free to attend; for more information, call 812-535-2952 or visit www. Taize. ProvCenter. org . Holy Ground Retreat: Tending the Soil, Tending the Soul, 9:30 a. m.-4:30 p. m., April 15, Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.; join Sister Mary Montgomery for this retreat which will include prayer in nature, contemplative sitting and using many prayer forms, if you need time to relax and renew your body, mind and spirit; cost $45, register by April 11 by calling 812-535-2952 or email jfrost@spsmw. org. Psalms: Prayers of the Heart, 9:30-11:30 a. m., April 16, Benedictine Hospitality Center at Kordes Hall, Monastery Immaculate Conception, Ferdinand; presented by Benedictine Sister Louise Laroche; an overview of the book of Psalms and how to deepen your relationship with God; sponsored by the Sisters of St. Benedict; cost $30, register by April 13 by calling 800-880-2777 or visit www. thedome.

org/programs. Vocation Exploration “Come and See,” 7 p. m., April 8 – 2 p. m., April 10, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.; open to Catholic women ages 18-42 to discover what life would be like as a Sister of Providence; free, includes housing and meals; for more information contact Providence Sister Editha Ben at 812-230-4771 or by email at eben@spsmw. org ; register online at ComeandSee. SistersofProvidence.

org. ‘A Monastic Experience,’ April 8-10, Sisters of St. Benedict, Ferdinand; experience life as a sister, for women ages 18-40, free weekend to learn about the Benedictine Rule by which the sisters live, including volunteer work, praying and eating with the sisters and personal quiet time to reflect; register by calling Sister Traci Stutz 812-367-1411.