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October 5, 2013

Church briefs: October 5, 2013



St. Benedict Church

Father Ed Goldbach, Pastor, and parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. Ninth St., invite you to join us for Mass Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Mass is celebrated Monday through Friday at 12:05 p.m. Classes for preschool through 8th grade are Sunday at 9:30 a.m. For information or to register contact Rita Burns-Senseman,

Religious education and Confirmation classes for all high school youth are Sunday, 5 to 6:45 p.m. A complete schedule is at Please contact Janet at to register. For information on RCIA classes contact Sue Butwin at 812-232-8421 or at sue@stbenedict

On Nov. 3 after 11 a.m. Mass, St. Benedict’s Faith Formation Committee will host Father Vince Lampert, who will present “The Reality of Evil and the Church’s Ministry to Those Struggling Against the Forces of Evil.” He will share his experiences as Exorcist for the Archdiocese and present the Church teaching on the topic of evil, citing Biblical references. A soup lunch will be served before presentation. Please RSVP to Tina Elliot at by Oct. 27.

The next Secular Franciscans & Friends Soup Kitchen Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 to 11 a.m. in St. Benedict’s Soup Kitchen.

St. Joseph University Parish

Friar Mark Weaver, Pastor and St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. 5th St., invite you to celebrate Mass this weekend. Mass is 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses are 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is celebrated at 5:15 p.m. Join us every Thursday for Eucharistic Adoration, 6 to 9 p.m. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed on 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. The chaplet begins after the conclusion of the 5:15 pm weekday mass. For more information about our services or programs please call the parish office, 812-232-7011.

Saturday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. we will join St. Francis of Assisi in his love for all God’s creation, with a blessing of critters big and small: dogs, cats, birds, goats, rabbits, frogs, and fish. Friar John Meany, from the Dominican Order, will preach at all of the weekend Masses as we wind up our celebration of the saintly Little Brother from Assisi. Our Honduras Mission trip to St. Maximillian Kolbe, our sister parish in Tegucigalpa, is Oct. 8-15.

Preschool through 8th grade religious education classes are Sunday at 10:15 a.m. Contact Elizabeth Davis at the parish office or for information or to register.

St. Margaret Mary Church

Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and St. Margaret Mary parish community, 2405 S. 7th St., invite you to join us for Mass on Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. Misa en Espanol a las dos todos los Domingos (Spanish Mass each Sunday at 2 p.m.). Please check the weekly bulletin for weekday mass times. Our bulletin is available online at The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. For more information about our parish or any of our programs, please visit us online or call the parish office, 812-232-3512.

Religious education classes for preschool through 8th grade are Sunday, 9:30-10:45 a.m. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at

Youth Confirmation classes are Thursdays, 6:30-8:15 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Legacy Room. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee, for the class schedule or to register.

Sunday morning study group meets 9:30 a.m. to learn about Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. All are welcome to join us to learn more about our Indiana saint. We will meet in parish office. Please plan to attend this time of learning and fellowship. An adult study group beginning Friday mornings to study “Catholicism” by Fr. Barron. Friday sessions are in the Legacy Room and after 9 a.m. Mass. There is no charge for either adult faith program.

For information on RCIA classes contact Donna Wenstrup 232-8518 or

St. Mary’s Village Church

Sr. Joan Slobig, SP, Parish Life Coordinator and parish community of St. Mary’s Village Church invite you to join us for liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m. For information or to register call the office, 535-1261.

St. Patrick Church

Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and St. Patrick parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invite you to weekend liturgy Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. You also are welcome to join us for weekday Mass on Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. Every weekday we have a Communion service at 7:15 a.m. The sacrament of Reconciliation is offered Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 8 a.m. For information about any of our programs call the parish office 812-232-8518.

Religious education classes for grades pre-k through 8 are Sunday, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at Also, contact Wenstrup about Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults classes.

High school religious education classes are Sunday, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Family Life Center.  Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information, the schedule or to register for high school religious education and Confirmation classes at jummp.youth

Adult Faith Formation programs are Sunday and Thursday. On Sunday at 10:15 in the St. Patrick Parish Life Center, Room A, “Paul’s Letter to the Galatians” study will be offered. This is a DVD Presentation by Jeff Cavins, an engaging and gifted Scripture teacher. James: Pearls for Wise Living- A 10 Week Study is offered Thursday at 6:30 p.m. St. Patrick School Library. For information or registration: contact the St. Patrick parish office at 812-232-8518.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

Sacred Heart of Jesus parishioners, 2322 N. 131⁄2 St., welcome you to celebrate Mass at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Mass is Friday at 11 a.m. For more information about our parish or programs call the office at 812-466-1231.

High School Religious Education and Confirmation classes begins Sunday at St. Benedict Parish Center, 5 to 6:45 p.m. Contact Janet Roth for more information or to register for classes.  

Adult Bible Study of the Gospel of Matthew meets Mon., Oct 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the parish office. RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Center. For information or to register please contact Barb Black at 812-466-1231 or

Annunciation, Brazil

The parishioners of Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama, Brazil, invite you to Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday 8:30 a.m. Weekday masses are celebrated Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. a Latin Mass will be celebrated. For information about any of our parish programs or services please call the office at 812-448-1901.

Sacred Heart, Clinton

Fr. Michael Fritsch and Sacred Heart parish, 558 Nebeker St., Clinton, invite you to celebrate Mass on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. Weekday masses are Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and on Friday at 12:05 p.m.

St. Joseph, Rockville

Fr. Michael Fritsch and St. Joseph parish, 217 E Ohio St., Rockville, invite you to celebrate Mass this weekend on Sunday at 11:15 a.m. Weekday masses are celebrated Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Covered Bridge Festival is Oct. 11 through 20; St. Joseph Church has the Cruller Stand on Southwest corner of the square in Rockville.

Deanery Pastoral Center

More than 1,800 cities across the United States and Canada are expected to participate in National Life Chain Sunday, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Join this peaceful and prayerful public witness by participating in Terre Haute Life Chain on 3rd Street at Wabash Ave. It is a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children and that the church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception.

On Monday, Oct. 7, the Feast of the Holy Rosary, at 6 p.m. Mass will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Chapel in Seelyville. The Mass will be followed by catered dinner at Schelley Hall. All Catholics in Terre Haute Deanery are invited. If you plan to attend the Mass and/or dinner, please RSVP to Fr. John Hollowell at or call Annunciation parish office at 812-448-1901.

The Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center will be presenting “CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization” program on Tuesdays 10 a.m. to noon this fall. Sessions will begin Nov. 5 and continue for six weeks until Dec. 10. This program explores the Church’s mission and the challenges of contemporary culture. For more information or to register contact Sr. Mary Montgomery at 812-232-8400 or

Oregon Baptist

Oregon Baptist Church, 11200 S. Carlisle St. Terre Haute, 812-299-2112 Pastor: Fred Harrison.

We are a traditional friendly family like congregation.

Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30. Youth Groups meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. Jr. ABY is for 2nd through 5th grades and Sr. ABY is for 6th through 12th.

Reformed Presbyterian

The Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1407 N. 25th St., invites you to join us for worship Sunday. Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. The regular adult class is studying R.C. Sproul video series, The Parables of Jesus; the parables under discussion will be “The Hidden Treasure“ and “The Pearl of Great Price.” For morning service, Pastor Bill Roberts will preach on the theme of “Saved by Faith.” Worship at 10:45 a.m. and followed by fellowship meal to which all are invited to stay. A nursery for ages 3 and under is available during the worship service. Some of Pastor Roberts’ messages are also available on WPFR (FM 93.7 and Am 1480) each Sunday at 7:30 a.m.

Unity Presbyterian, Terre Haute

Worship service, 1207 E. Springhill Dr., is 10:30 a.m. The first Sunday of each month we celebrate the Lord’s Supper with Rev. Dr. David Rosen. This Sunday the congregation invites you to hear Rev. Dr. David Rosen’s sermon: “An Extraordinary Supper Table,” based on Psalm 137 and Luke 17:5-10.  

Childcare is available. Join us for fellowship following the service.

Our youth group meets once a month. Unity supports local, national and international missions.

Choir rehearsal is 7 p.m. each Thursday and 10 a.m. Sunday. This week sending God’s love and prayers to United Presbyterian Church, Clinton. Peace and respect for a good year for the staff, teacher, bus drivers and volunteers at Franklin Elementary School.  

We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time.

 Church office 812-299-2206; Facebook: Unity Presbyterian Church, Terre Haute; Our email:

United Presbyterian, Clinton

The United Presbyterian Church of Clinton, 3rd and Mulberry Streets, will hold a worship service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Sunday School at 10 a.m. Following Children’s time, the youngsters may go into the Fellowship Hall for Church School during the rest of the worship service.

 The liturgist in October is Elder Oralene Killabrew. The sermon will be given by the Rev. Wendy Olson. Communion will be included on this Worldwide Communion Sunday. The Peacemaking Offering will be received. Light refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall following the service.

On Wednesday, the Session meets 10 a.m. The church provides a warm meal every Thursday at 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at no cost. The Vermillion County Food Pantry is in former manse next to the church at 315 Mulberry. It provides frozen, perishable and non-perishable food to anyone, 4 to 6 p.m. every Thursday and 2-4 p.m. every other Tuesday. The next Tuesday will be Oct. 15.

Peniel United Methodist

Kennedy Crossing Road, Brazil

Come join those attending Peniel and renew. Communion is served to all those who wish to partake. The Scripture for this Sunday is from St. Matthew 9: 9-26.

Pastor Pippin’s message is titled “Approaching Jesus.”

Next week, Oct. 17, the Co-Worker’s/Fidelis Class meeting is 6 p.m.

The Food Pantry is grateful for our donations which are taken during the church service. Also, don’t forget to save those box tops for education.

Sunday School begins at 9:45 with church services at 10:45. For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

Shiloh Missionary Baptist

Shiloh M.B. Church cordially invites you to join us in our 81st Church Anniversary Celebration Oct. 6 at 4 pm. Our special guest will be True Vine Missionary Baptist Church of Indianapolis. The Rev. Terrance M. Russell, pastor.

Central Presbyterian

Central Presbyterian Church (125 N. 7th St.) will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’s sermon, “Making Peace Is Hard Work,” will be based on Psalm 137, in which the psalmist weeps over the destruction of Zion.

This is World Communion Sunday and the Peacemaking Offering will be received. The Lord’s Supper will be served. After worship there will be a time for fellowship and refreshment downstairs in Fellowship Hall.

Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. On Tuesday at 1 p.m. the Celebrating Life group meets at the church for a program and refreshments.

 For details, call the church office 812-232-5049 or visit

Memorial United Methodist

Memorial United Methodist Church, 2701 Poplar St., invites you to worship with us each Sunday. Parking is available in our large lot behind the church on Oak Street.

Join us on Sunday. Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “Bumble, Stumble, and Humble.” On World Communion Sunday, we come to break bread symbolically with brothers and sisters in Christ around the world.

Scripture: Luke 17:1-6 and I Corinthians 11:17-26.

At 8:45 a.m. we have our Traditional Worship Service. At 9:45 a.m. join us for our Fellowship and Refreshment Time. At 10 a.m. join us for Sunday School. At 11 a.m. we have our second service PRAYZ!. Our casual family type worship, with the wonderful PRAYZ band.

The Traditional and PRAYZ! worship services both contain a children’s message, scripture readings, music, pastoral prayer and the sermon. Children may stay in the service with their family or they may attend Children’s Church following the Children’s Message.

Tai chi with Rebecca Graves meets Tuesday and Friday 3-4 p.m. Now offering a “gentler” form of tai chi for arthritis. Everyone is welcome.

For more information call our church office at 812-234-0776, fax 812-235-3574 or visit

First Baptist

Join us for worship on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Our traditional-style service includes hymns with organ and piano accompaniment, anthems by The Sanctuary Choir and other music provided by our bell choirs, orchestra and other musical groups. A children’s story is also included and afterward children in kindergarten through third grade are dismissed to Children’s Church. This Sunday will begin a new 10-week sermon series built around the theme, “Precious Words, Enduring Promises.” Pastor Bernie Jackson’s topic for this week is “Never Alone” with scripture text from Joshua 1:1-9. This is also Golden Age Sunday as we honor those who have been members of First Baptist for 50 or more years. They will be recognized during the worship service and there will be a luncheon provided for them at 11:45 a.m. The first Sunday of each month is also observed as Communion Sunday. Sunday School follows worship at 10:45 a.m. with classes for everyone, including nine adult class options. The First Link Hospitality Center is also available before and after worship, providing a place for regular attenders and guests to enjoy light refreshments and conversation.

Our contemporary service, “The Link,” is Sunday at 6 p.m. in Esken Hall. This service is more informal with worship music in a contemporary/praise band style. Pastor John Campbell will be preaching and the message is centered on the Old Testament story of God’s Call to Abram. Programming is provided for elementary and preschool children during this service.

Our small groups ministry has also resumed for the new season and we have several groups meeting on various days, time and locations. All of the groups are using the curriculum “Bible Studies for Life.”

First Baptist Church is at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Our ministry staff includes the Rev. Bernie Jackson, senior pastor; the Rev. Steve Newman, associate pastor. Visit

Rosedale Baptist

Rosedale Baptist Church, Depot and Middle St., Rosedale, 765-548-2857; Pastor: Randy McPike.

Sunday Worship Service, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Eve Service, 7 p.m.; Wednesday Night Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m.

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