TERRE HAUTE —
Carmelite Monastery to stage annual public Novena
The Carmelite Monastery at 59 Allendale in Terre Haute, will be conducting its annual public Novena in preparation for the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, from Sunday to July 16. Many people regard this series of evening Masses and devotions as a little summer retreat, bringing renewal and refreshment to the soul.
The services begin with Rosary and the Novena prayer at 7:30 p.m. followed by Mass. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will also be available each evening.
Father Michael Berry, a Carmelite Friar from the Washington Province, will be preaching the novena. He will be concentrating on various aspects of the holiness of our Blessed Mother, with votive Masses in her honor and special readings. Everyone is welcome.
Allen Chapel celebrating 175 years on July 14-15
Allen Chapel AME Church at Third and Crawford streets in Terre Haute is celebrating its 175th Anniversary Year on July 14-15.
The congregation was formed in 1837 in a small wooden church building at the western corner of the same block where the present Chapel is located.
At 4 p.m. July 14, a former pastor, Walter L. Walters II, will be the guest preacher. Three congregants, Cynthia Handley, Shirley Perez, and Leonard Handley, who have each given more than 50 years of service to the church, will be honored and presented with plaques.
The history of the chapel will be recounted, and the Friends of Historic Allen Chapel will be acknowledged for their more than 12 years of effort to preserve the historic building.
The 175th Anniversary choir will sing.
At 11 a.m. July 15, the present pastor, the Rev. Tonya Burris-Mallory, will conduct the services.
At 4 p.m., the 175th Anniversary will be celebrated. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Charles Harrison, pastor at Barnes United Methodist Church in Indianapolis.
The Barnes United Methodist Church Choir will sing
Music also will be performed by invited guests.
West Terre Haute
Vigo County Holiness Association camp coming up
Vigo County Holiness Association Indoor Camp will be July 17-22.
The camp will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and begin at 6 p.m. Sunday at the 8th St. Wesleyan Church at 111 S. 8th St. in West Terre Haute.
Preaching and special music will be presented by the Tim Wiford family.
For information contact Rev. Paul Shelton at (812) 533-1363.