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Bulletin Board For April 12


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General Interest

Plant a Wildflower Sanctuary, 6:30 p.m., April 15 at Downtown Evansville Library and April 17 at All Saints Parish in Evansville; offered by Tri-State Creation Care; free bag of wildflower seed for  participants; learn how to plant and care for a backyard sanctuary plot; RSVP to

Refugee Simulation, 6 p.m., April 15, University of Evansville; part of an ongoing campaign to raise awareness for migrants and refugees; simulation is meant to teach the community more about the 'push' and 'pull' going on at borders; participants will move through the simulation based on real-life experiences; de-brief and reflect with local experts; email Newman Director Jenny Koch at for location and more information.

“Way of the Cross for Justice,” 10:30-11:30 a.m., April 19, Sisters of Providence, Church of the Immaculate Conception, St. Mary-of-the-Woods; visit each Station of the Cross, hear an explanation of it and a correlation with a justice-related topic; all welcome; a freewill offering will be collected; call 812-535-2952 or email

21st Earth Day Festival and Craft Fair, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., April 27, O’Shaughnessy Dining Room, Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods; includes exhibits, craft fair, pony rides, garden and horse barn tours, a nature trail hike, Mark Booth’s Take Flight! Wildlife Education program, cooking demonstrations, bingo; free admission; donations welcome.

St. Padre Pio Relics, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., May 1, St. Philip, Mount Vernon; public veneration; Bishop Joseph M. Siegel will celebrate Mass in honor of St. Pio at 7 p.m.; call 812-985-2275 for more information.

Free Stop Smoking Program, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.,weekly on Wednesday, May 1-29, Father Niehaus Room, St. Anthony, Evansville; classes to help you quit smoking; nicotine patches and gum available to help ease cravings; call 812-423-5209 to enroll; register only if you can commit to the 5 sessions.

Abbey Caskets Open House, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., May 5, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad; celebrating 20 years in business; view handcrafted caskets and cremation urns; ask questions; enjoy refreshments; special open house discount available; call 800-987-7380 for more information.

Drawing the World” Art Exhibit, through May 12, St. Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery, St. Meinrad; featuring Evansville artist Kathryn Waters, who has been a University of Southern Indiana art professor since 1981; exhibit includes landscapes, archetypal American scenes and still life; free and open to the public; for library hours call 812-357-6401.


St. John Daylight Chicken or Ham Dinner, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., April 28, St. John the Evangelist, Daylight; fried chicken or ham with all the fixings; adults $10, children 12 and younger $5; carry-out available; visit the Country Store for baked goods and dry dumplings.


Our Lady of Hope Gala, 5 p.m., April 13, Washington Catholic Middle and High School Gyms, Washington; comedy illusionist Brandon Baggett; open bar and silent auction 5-7 p.m.; dinner 7 p.m.; live auction; $75/person; $560/table for 8; RSVP at 812-254-2883 or online at


Memory Café, 2-3:30 p.m., second Wednesday of each month, location varies; Alzheimer’s Association and SWIRCA offer a monthly social group for people with memory loss and their caretakers; donations welcome; call 800-272-3900 for location and more information.


Truth about Natural Family Planning, for details on upcoming classes, speak to your pastor or visit

“Unveiled” Marriage Preparation Retreat, offered by the diocese for all engaged couples; for details, speak to your pastor or visit

Retrouvaille, offered by the Diocese of Owensboro for married couples experiencing difficulty in their marriage; for information on upcoming program details, call 270-929-1524 or visit

Retrouvaille, offered by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis for married couples experiencing difficulty in their marriage; for information on upcoming program details, call 317-489-6811 or visit


“Exploring the Psalms: An Introduction to the Psalms as the Bread and Butter of Christian Prayer in the Liturgy of Hours,” 6-7:30 p.m., May 8, Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center, Maple Mount, Kentucky; Twilight Retreat presented by Father Ray Clark and Deacon Ken Bennett; cost $20, includes dinner; register by calling 270-229-0206 or email

Spiritual Growth

Chrism Mass, 5:30 p.m., April 16, Holy Redeemer Church, Evansville; the Mass where the holy oils used throughout the year are blessed and consecrated, and the priests of the diocese make a public renewal of their priestly promises to serve Christ and the Church; Reconciliation available before Mass; everyone welcome.

“Surge of the Heart” Parish Mission, 6:30-9 p.m., April 26, The Center (in the school), St. John the Baptist, Newburgh; international Catholic speaker and author Jon Leonetti; intermission between his talks with snacks and non-alcoholic beverages; everyone welcome; email Charlene Fiedler at with questions.

Youth and Young Adults

USI Newman Center Sunday Mass, 4 p.m., Liberal Arts Building, Room 0101, USI campus, Evansville; weekly through April 28.

UE Newman Weekday Mass, 8 p.m., Tuesdays, Neu Chapel, University of Evansville; UE Newman Center welcomes all young adults to celebrate Mass on campus during the school year.

Dinner and Discussion at UE, 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Newman Center, University of Evansville.

USI Newman Catholic Community Wednesday Activities, basement of Rice Library, USI campus, Evansville; Weekly Meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Room 0010; Adoration, 8-9:30 p.m., Room 0010; Confession, 8-9 p.m., Room 0011; weekly through April 17.

Young Adult Women, third Tuesday each month, 6:30-7:30 p.m., St. John the Baptist, Zachary Room, Newburgh.

Young Adult Family Group, 4-6 p.m., fourth Sunday each month, St. John the Baptist, Newburgh; parents and children; free babysitting.

Young Adult Adoration and Acapulco, 5-6 p.m., first Monday of the month, St. John the Baptist Chapel, Newburgh; followed by fellowship at Acapulco Mexican Restaurant, Newburgh.