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Bulletin Board For March 13

By Diane Csukas

Send information to Bulletin Board at least ten days in advance.  Items to be considered for publication Friday, March 27, must be received in writing no later than noon on Tuesday, March 17.

Entries may be repeated if time and space permit.  All items may be edited. All times are local times.

Mail information to Diane Csukas, Bulletin Board, P. O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN  47724-0169; e-mail to, or, fax to 812-424-0972.


General Interest

The Mater Dei Stage Show, 7 p.m. each night, March 13 and 14, Mater Dei High School Kempf Auditorium, Evansville; show theme is “Once Upon A Time” featuring the Mater Dei band, choir, Dance Cats and color guard; tickets are $5/person.


“Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Mission” Retreat, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., March 14, Holy Redeemer, Evansville; 7:30 a.m. Mass followed by music at 8:30; focus on bringing purpose into everyday life; March 13 join John Wood at 6 p.m. for an hour of Adoration followed by 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross. 


Gallery of Artworks by Father Thad, Dubois County Museum, Jasper; painting on silent auction until final sale on March 15 from 1-3 p.m.; call Irene Kapp for more information at 812-482-6115; all proceeds to support ongoing care and preservation of the historic Mother of God Grotto. 


Annual Good Friday Ecumenical Breakfast, 9 a.m. registration, April 3, Madden Hall, St. James, Haubstadt; ladies of all parishes invited; reservations by March 19 by calling Donna at 812-867-5242, Wanda at 812-867-6366, Toni at 812-768-6707. 


Diocesan Choir Rehearsal for Chrism Mass, March 22 and 29, 2-4 p.m., St. Benedict Cathedral School, Evansville; singers and instrumentalists of all ages and abilities from all parishes are invited; the Chrism Mass will be celebrated March 31, 5:30 p.m., St. Benedict Cathedral; for more information contact Jeremy Korba at 812-589-3886 or by e-mail at


German Choir to Perform in Ferdinand, 7:30 p.m., March 28, St. Ferdinand Church, performance of old German traditional songs; 1:30 p.m., March 29, Monastery Immaculate Conception performance of Joseph Haydn’s “Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo in B”; concerts performed by the St. Gangolf Church Choir from Dudenhofen, Germany; free admission; public is invited. 


Chrism Mass, 5:30 p.m., March 31, St. Benedict Cathedral, Evansville; solemn blessing by Bishop Charles C. Thompson of oils that are used in administering the Sacraments; diocesan celebration open to everyone.


Celebration of St. Theresa School Through the Years, 4:30 Mass, May 30, St. Theresa, Evansville, gathering of alumni and former parishioners for Mass followed by barbecue dinner; March 31, School Open House and reception after 8 a.m. Mass until noon; everyone invited.


New Saturday Morning Mass, 7:30 a.m. Mass in St. Boniface Grotto located under the church at 418 North Wabash Ave, Evansville.


Prayers for Claire, 8:10 a.m. every Friday when school is in session, St. John the Baptist Chapel, Newburgh; pray the rosary for 6-year-old parishioner Claire Hood; child-friendly Rosary time, children are encouraged to attend.


Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, St. Philip, Posey County; stop by chapel or contact Dolores at 812-985-2411 for more information or to schedule a time.


Mass for Peace, 6 p.m., every Tuesday, Holy Rosary, Evansville, extends an invitation to join the parish community for Mass for worldwide peace and for loved ones serving in the military and their families.


Mother to Mother Group Meeting, meetings the first and third Thursday each month, 9-11 a.m., Ruth and Naomi Room, St. John the Baptist, Newburgh; meetings for mothers with children of all ages; meetings feature a variety of spiritual and practical topics; babysitting is provided.


Actividades en Español

Oficina del Ministerio Hispano: Evansville - 123 NW Fourth Street, Court Building, Suite 603, Evansville, IN 47708, 812-423-6155, Lunes, 1:00pm-5:00pm CST, Y por cita; Huntingburg - Guadalupe Center, 511 E. Fourth Street, Suite 1, Huntingburg, IN 47542, 812-683-5212, Lunes 10:00am-5:00pm EST, Martes, Miercoles, y Jueves 10:00am-7:30pm EST;


Misas en español: Nativity Parish, Evansville, Los domingos, 12:30 pm CST; St. Joseph Parish, Dale Los domingos, 11 pm CST; St. Mary Parish, Huntingburg, Los sábados, 7 pm EST; Our Lady of Hope Parish, Washington, Los domingos, 1 pm EST; St. Joseph Parish, Jasper, Los domingos, 4 pm EST.


Clases de ingles: Nativity Parish ofrece las clases de (ENL) los martes y jueves de 9 am a11:15 am y 12:15 pm a 2:30 pm, CST. Para información adicional llame al teléfono 812-476-7704; En Dale, IN, la Parroquia St. Joseph ofrece clases de inglés de 5:30 pm-8:30 pm CST los  martes y jueves. Para más información, llame a la oficina parroquial al teléfono 812-937-2200; En Huntingburg, IN, la Oficina del Ministerio Hispano ofrece clases de inglés en el Guadalupe Center los lunes y jueves 9 am a12 pm de 12:30 pm a 3:30 pm, y de 6 pm a 8:30 pm EST. Los nuevos alumnos pueden inscribirse en persona el primer lunes del mes quince minutos antes de la clase. Para mayor información, llame al Centro Guadalupe al teléfono 812-683-5212.


Transportación: El hermano Andrew Zimmermann continuará ofrecer servicios de transportación durante las citas y interpretación durante citas. Si se necesita asistencia de transporte a una cita o interpretación durante una cita, llame, por favor, a la Oficina del Ministerio Hispano para más infomación.



Small Flock Chicken Care Workshop, 1-5 p.m., March 14, White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods; workshop will cover chicken physiology, baby chick care, equipment needs, shelter needs, feeding, basic health and hygiene for flocks of 30 or fewer chickens; $25/person, pre-registration required; for more information or to register call 812-535-2932 or email 


Medic First Aid Refresher with AED, 8-11 a.m., March 23, Community Classroom, Memorial Hospital Southside Office, Jasper; basic training course in emergency care designed for use in the business/industrial setting; cost is $40, limited class size; for information or to register call 812-996-2399.


Diet-Free: Eight Habits That Will Change Your Life, 5-6 p.m., Mondays, March 30-May 18, Memorial Hospital, Jasper; video seminar program lead by a registered dietitian; for more information or to pre-register call 812-996-5729.


Tai Chi for Arthritis, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Mondays, March 30-May 18 and 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, March 31-May 19, St. Mary’s Wellness Center, Epworth Crossing, Newburgh; safe and effective way to ease the symptoms of arthritis including pain, depression, decreased range of motion; call 812-485-5725 to reserve a spot.


Heartsaver CPR with AED, 5:30-9:30 p.m., March 31, Community Classroom Memorial South, Jasper; class teaches CPR, use of automated external defibrillator, relief of choking in adults, children and infants; $50/person; class size limited; to register call 812-996-2399 or 800-852-7279, ext. 2399.


Financial Preparedness Class for New and Expectant Parents, 6:30-8:30 p.m., April 1, St. Mary’s Gift Conference Room, Hospital for Women and Children, Evansville; topics include household financial planning, taxes and insurance, resources available for those needing assistance; no charge by registration required; call 812-485-6016 or go to and click on class or event tab to reserve a spot.


Diabetes Classes at Memorial Hospital, Jasper, Outsmarting Diabetes, four-hour class, Fridays, 8 a.m.-noon or two, two-hour classes, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m., program teaches participants how to control diabetes, physician’s referral required; Outsmarting Pre-Diabetes, first Thursday of each month from 11:30-1 p.m. or second Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7 p.m., focuses on diabetes prevention plan; for more information or to pre-register call 812-996-0521.


March Fitness Class Schedule at Memorial Hospital, Monday, Get Fit 55 , 10:30-11:15 a.m., Core 20, 12:10-12:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Cardio HIIT, 4:10-4:30 p.m., Core 20, 4:40-5 p.m., Jazzercise Strength45, 5:45-6:30 p.m., Jazzercise® Dance Mixx, 6:45-7:45 p.m.; Wednesday, Get Fit Yoga, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Shape It Up, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Yoga Fitness, 6:45-7:45 p.m.; Thursday, Core 20, 12:10-12:30 p.m., Yoga Flow, 4:15-5:15 p.m., Jazzercise® Dance Mixx, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Jazzercise® Strength45, 6:45-7:30 p.m.; Friday, Get Fit Shuffle 10:30-11:15 a.m.; all classes held at Memorial Southside Office, Jasper; for more information or to register visit or call 812-996-2399.


College Faith Life

Monday Night Dinner and Discussion, 5:30-7:30 p.m., UE Newman Center, Evansville; March 16,visit with Bishop Charles C. Thompson; March 23, Father Tony Ernst presents Four Marks of the Church; March 30, Benedictine Father Godfrey Mullen discusses Holy Week.


Wednesday Night Faith Exploration, 4:30-6 p.m. study break at Jazzman’s, 6-7 p.m. dinner at Ridgway, 7-8:15 p.m. mid-Lenten reflection at UE Newman Center, Evansville, March 18.



Ultreya Information:first Monday, 6:30 p.m., Our Lady of Hope, Washington; second Monday, 7 p.m., St. Joseph, Jasper; fourth Monday, 7 p.m., Sts. Peter and Paul, Haubstadt; second Thursday, 7 p.m., St. John the Baptist, Newburgh; second Thursday, 7 p.m., St. Paul, Tell City; third Thursday, 7 p.m., Annunciation of the Lord, Evansville; last Thursday, 7 p.m., Resurrection, Evansville.



SWAFFY Rib Dinner, 5-7 p.m., March 14, St. Wendel School Cafetorium, Wadesville; serving ribs, Texas potatoes, baked beans, slaw, bread, dessert, beverage; kid’ menu includes hotdog, macaroni and cheese, applesauce, dessert, beverage; tickets $9/adults, $5/children 12 and under, call parish office at 812-963-3733 or email Sherie Cooley at, ticket on sale until March 8; proceeds to benefit Sts. Wendel and Francis youth attending World Youth Day in Poland.


Haubstadt Knights of St. John Chicken Dinner, 10:30 a.m., March 22, Knights of St. John Hall, Haubstadt; serving fried chicken, dressing, dumplings, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, Cole slaw, dessert; dine in or carry out; $9.50/adults, $5/children 10 and under.


Sts. Peter and Paul, Haubstadt Die Kirche Auktion Die Fest Kick Off Dinner, 5-7:30 p.m., April 18, old gym, Gibson and West St., Haubstadt; serving 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.



Fit Over Fifty, 7 p.m., Mondays, 10 a.m., Tuesdays, 8 a.m. Fridays during the school year, St. John the Baptist School Arena, Newburgh; fitness program designed for people 50 and over includes aerobics, strength, flexibility, balance exercises, go at your own pace; no cost, donations accepted; for information call the parish office at 812-490-1000.



Pot of Gold Dinner/Dance Auction, doors open 5 p.m., dinner served at 6 p.m., dance/auction 7-11 p.m., March 14, Holy Cross School Kaiser Hall, Haubstadt; tickets $30/single, $60/couple; call parish office at 812-753-3548 for tickets.


Sts. Peter and Paul Annual Rummage Sale, 7:30a.m. $5 early bird entry, 8 a.m. doors open, March 14, Sts. Peter and Paul Family Life Center, Haubstadt; merchandise organized and priced to sell; sponsored by Sts. Peter and Paul PTO.


Pre-Cooked, Barbecued Slabs of Dewig Rib s and Pork Butts, $20/ribs, $25/pork butts; pick up March 14, 4:30-7:30 p.m. St. Wendel School back dock; to order call parish office at 812-963-3733 or email Sherie Cooley at; proceeds to benefit Sts. Wendel and Francis youth attending World Youth Day in Poland.


Country Breakfast, 7-11 a.m., March 15, Mary, Help of Christian’s Parish Center, Mariah Hill; serving whole hog sausage, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, biscuits and gravy, homemade bread, muffins, pastries, choice of beverage; $8/adults, $4/ages 4 to 11, free for ages under 4.


St. Patrick Family-Game and Card Party, noon, March 15, Sts. Peter and Paul cafeteria, Haubstadt; free door prizes, sandwiches, chips and drink; Chinese auction, half-pot, snacks available; board games welcome; $5/person, $15/family; for reservations call 812-768-6941 or 812-753-5048; for more information contact Ann Minnis at 812-768-6768; proceeds to benefit Right to Life of Gibson County.


Big Bingo Spectacular,March 15, The Old National Events Plaza, Evansville; doors open 4 p.m., dinner 5 p.m., big bingo and auction begins 6 p.m.; ticket includes dinner, beverages, Big Bingo Game cards; attendance prizes, scramble auction, silent auction items, Irish entertainment; tickets, $65/person, $60/age 65 and over, tables of 8/$440; for tickets call 812-474-2943, ext. 303, email or send appropriate amount to Evansville Catholic High Schools, 520 S. Bennighof Ave., Evansville IN 47714.


Book Fair for Gibault Children’s Services, buy books or gifts at Barnes and Noble in store March 21 or online March 21-27 and 10 percent of proceeds will go to Gibault Children’s Services; Book Fair ID is 11547387; for more questions or more information call Bob or Jo Weikert at 812-604-8588.


St. Boniface, Evansville Bingo, held in school gym, 2031 W. Michigan; every Friday night, doors open 5:30 p.m., early bird starts 6:30 p.m.



Bariatric Public Forum, 9-10 a.m., March 28, Memorial Hospital Medical Arts Building Conference Center, Jasper; learn more about bariatric weight loss surgery now being offered at Memorial Hospital; for more information call 812-996-0185.


Made to Crave, 6-7 p.m., Mondays, March 30-June 22, Memorial Southside Office, Jasper; 12-week, video-based Bible study and nutrition program for women that will help you find the “want to” in making healthy lifestyle choices; $99 fee; pre-registration required by calling 812-996-2399 or going to and clicking on classes and events.


Heart and Stroke Screenings, first and third Thursday of every month for everyone, and fourth Thursday of every month for Women only; 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Mary’s Heart Institute, Evansville; call 812-485-5233 for more information and to schedule an appointment.


Christian Adults Staying Healthy, Monday, Wednesday or Friday, 8:30-10 a.m., St. Agnes Ryves Hall, Evansville; exercise program, all equipment provided; participants must provide a doctor’s consent; for more information call Patti Grannan at 812-963-35451.


Lenten Programs/Activities

Sisters of Providence Lenten Weekend Retreat, March 27-29, St. Mary-of-the-Woods; retreat of quiet reflection, sharing of faith and study titled, “People of the Empty Tomb: Preparing for Holy Week; $90/commuters, $140/double room, $170/private room, includes all meals; deadline to register is March 20 by calling 812-535-2952 or by email at


Lenten Stations of the Cross, 12:10 p.m., every Friday during Lent, St. Boniface, 418 North Wabash, Evansville.


Way of the Cross, 6:30 p.m., Mondays in Lent, followed by speaker, St. Boniface Parish, Sacred Heart Church, Evansville


Way of the Cross, 12:10 p.m., Fridays in Lent, St. Boniface Church, Evansville.


Stations of the Cross, 5:30 p.m., Fridays in Lent, St. Benedict Cathedral, Evansville.



Women’s Retreat, March 20-22, Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center, Maple Mount, Ky.;Holiness in Family Life: Lessons from Saint Monica and Elisabeth Leseur,” will focus on these women united in constant prayer for their loved ones to come to Christ; $180 includes meals and accommodations, $130/commuters; for more information or to register contact Kathy McCarty at 270-229-0206 or by email at 


Spiritual Growth

Spanish Program Offered at Monastery Immaculate Conception, 2-6 p.m., March 28, Monastery Event Hall, Ferdinand; theme is “From Ashes to Fire: Lent – A Journey of Love, Pardon, Reconciliation”; presentations and activities for all age groups; donation of $10 per family includes 5 p.m. shared meal, drinks and desserts provided by the sisters; call 812-639-1711 by March 23 to register; bring food to share with others and Bible.


Healing Mass, 4:30 p.m. worship, 5 p.m. Mass, April 19, St. John, Daylight; Father John Judie is celebrant; for information call John Bennett at 812-544-2239, Charles Mendel at 812-482-7502, Kim Kendall at 812-630-8933; for more information visit or 


Providence Associate Application Process Begins, applications are being accepted by the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for associates through June 30; open to women and men of faith ages 18 ears or older who would like to walk with the Sisters of Providence haring in their mission of love, mercy and justice; orientation at Saint Mary-of-the-woods required; not cost; for more information call Debbie Dillow at 317-994-6821 or email


Spanish Emmaus Group, 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Nativity, Evansville; approx. 30 people meet for dinner and a formation topic; call parish office at 812-476-7186 for more information.


Support Groups

Your Health and Diabetes Education, 7-8 p.m., third Monday of each month, Pavilion Classroom, Memorial Hospital, Jasper; support group provides knowledge to help you feel more secure, manage problems, avoid hospitalization; next meeting is March 16; for more information call 812-996-0521.


Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m., March 18, Memorial Hospital Medical Arts Building Conference Center, Jasper; allows patients and families to share information and support; for more information call 812-996-8478.


Women with Cancer Support Group, meets every other Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Hope Resource Center, Evansville; call (812) 485-5725 or 800-580-3883 to obtain schedule of meetings.


Women’s Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m., third Tuesday of each month, Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center Conference Room, Memorial Hospital, Dorbett Street entrance, Jasper; next meeting is March 17; offers support for women who have had cancer of any type and are currently undergoing cancer treatment; for more information call at 812-996-0626.


Compassionate Friends, meet the third Monday of each month, 7:15 p.m., Eastside Christian Church, Bayard Park and Weinbach Ave., Evansville; group of bereaved parents offering friendship and understanding to families who have experienced the death of any age child; call Eldon Scott 812-768-5099.


Vocation Exploration

Come and See Week, March 20-22, Monastery Immaculate Conception, Ferdinand; open to single Catholic women, ages 18 to 40; participants will receive an in-depth look at Benedictine life as well as experience prayer, work and recreation and have retreat time for personal prayer and faith sharing; for more information or to register online visit, call 800-738-9999 or e-mail


Come and See Weekend, April 10-12, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.; the Sisters of Providence invite Catholic women ages 18-42 to discover what life would be like as a Sister of Providence; weekend theme is “Rooted in Charism of Providence”; for more information contact Providence Sister Editha Ben at 812-535-2895 or by email at


Youth/Young Adult

Camp Nota-Gona-Wheeze, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., March 23-27, Delaware Elementary School, Evansville; free asthma camp for children in kindergarten through fifth grade; campers will learn to identify triggers and tools to help avoid triggers, about medications and how they work and why it is important to take as prescribed, share with other children their age; unique activities each day; limited number of openings; for more information call 812-435-8279 before March 13. 


Camp Little Red Door, summer camp held July 27 through Aug. 1 open to any child 8-18 years old with cancer or in remission living in Indiana, one sibling/friend is welcome to attend if space allows; camp includes swimming, canoeing, fishing, archery, camp fires, arts and crafts; experienced medical staff onsite 24 hours a day; $25/camper, $50/sibling or friend; registration deadline is June 13 by calling 317-925-5595 or downloading application at


Grief Support Group, first and third Thursday of each month, 6-7:30 p.m., Mental Health America, Evansville; monthly sessions are open to youth ages 9-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one; for more information call Joe Gilreath at 812-426-2640.