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									         ALTAR SOCIETY NEWS
The Altar Society would like to thank those who
                                                               Mark your calendars!
sponsored the Tabernacle and Sanctuary                     The dates for our 14th annual St. Benedict Community
Candles for the 2010 Calendar Year. We are now             Festival are Friday, July 8th and Saturday, July 9th from
accepting sponsors for the 2011 Calendar Year.             5:00 p.m. until midnight.
                                                           The festival committee will be meeting on Monday,
       Charles Kintz is sponsoring 2 Sanctuary
                                                           February 7th at 7:00 p.m. in Hellmann Hall.
Candles in memory of Kintz & Schultz Families.
                                                           The committee is seeking one or two parishioners or a
Charles Kintz is sponsoring 1 Tabernacle Candle            family to chair Family Games. Games run from 5:00-9:30
in Honor of Barbara Wilson.                                p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Laura and Troy Carter
These candles will burn January 21st thru                  have chaired Family Games for the past two years and can
February 3rd.                                              pass along what is involved. Here is a brief list of the
           The Altar Society is now accepting                  Plan games to be played (Most are stored in the school
           sponsors for the 2011 Tabernacle and                basement and are used year after year.)
           Sanctuary Candles.      The cost is                Order prizes and candy from a company like Oriental
           $10.00    each   for    Sanctuary  &                Trader
           Tabernacle candles that burn for 14                Arrange workers (More than half of the workers last
           days.   Dates are filling up fast so                year were ISU football players. There is also a list of
please call to reserve your dates as soon as                   workers to contact.)
possible. Please call Pat Boatman at 765-832-                 Set-up games and pop-up tents on festival dates (The
9115 or 812-236-6508.                                          committee helps set-up.)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                        Two inflatable’s will be ordered by the festival
           PLEASE HELP!!                                       chairperson and delivered by the vendor.
St. Benedict’s Soup Kitchen is in need of large kitchen       Monitor the games and patrons - replenish prizes and
towels. Please drop off your donation in the back of           candy
church or to the Parish Office. Your donations of new or      Return games and items to the school basement
used kitchen towels are greatly appreciated!               Contact Terran Williams in the parish office at 232-8421
                                                           or Keith Moenter at 466-9532 if you are interested in
                                                           leading this festival activity.

The St. Benedict Faith Formation Committee met
on January 17 to “renew” our commitment to the                         CONTRIBUTIONS 2010
faith life of St. Benedict Parishioners.                   Contribution statements are now available in the
Thank you to all who attended.                             parish office. Please call if you are unable to pick
Gathering for the meeting:                                 up your statement from the parish office. We
Amber Burbrink, Tony Butwin , Trudy Butwin                 greatly appreciate all of your contributions to St.
Pat Currie, Scott Greenwell, Jane Grimes,                  Benedict. We couldn’t do it without you.
Diane Smith, Chris Lazzell, Debbie Lazzell,
Kathy Sternal, Andi Thompson, Sue Butwin, Fr. Ed
Expressing an interest in serving, but could not
attend:                                                    “Enduring Love: A Celebration of Your Marriage”
Tina Elliott, Chris Garrigus, Tony & Nancy Gattrell,       You are invited to dinner and time to reflect on the
Suzy Jones                                                 gift of your marriage. Friday, February 18th, 2011 @
Congratulations and special thank you to the               7:00p.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus, Holy Family
new:                                                       Center. A beef tenderloin dinner will be served.
Chair~Kathy Sternal and Secretary~Trudy Butwin.            Cost is $20 per couple. Make your reservations by
Many wonderful and enthusiastic ideas were                 calling 812-232-8400 before Friday, February 11 .
shared at the meeting. Be watching soon for the            Space is limited. Sponsored by the Terre Haute
                                                           Deanery Adult Ministries.
labors of this committee!
             Deanery News                                      Update on Father Joe Kern
                                                               Please continue to keep
St. Patrick 8th grade class is hosting a pancake breakfast     Father Joe in your prayers. He is feeling much
on Sunday, January 30th, 9 – 12 a.m. It will be held in the    better and would enjoy visitors! He is residing at
St. Patrick School cafeteria. The cost is $5.00 and includes   Cobblestone Crossing Health Campus, 1850
pancakes, sausage links, hash brown, milk, orange juice or
                                                               Howard Way Dr. Terre Haute, IN 47802.
coffee. Tickets may be purchased from the school office or
any 8th grade student. Proceeds are going towards our 8th           DIVORCE AND BEYOND PROGRAM
grade class trip to Washington DC.                             FOR SEPARATED AND DIVORCED CATHOLICS
                                                               A six-week DIVORCE AND BEYOND PROGRAM has
Soup Bowl Benefit – Feb. 5, 2011, 5:00 – 7:00 pm at St.        been scheduled beginning Tuesday, February 15th, 2011. The
Patrick Parish Life Center! All proceeds will benefit TH       peer ministry program will be held at St. Monica Catholic
Catholic Charities Foodbank serving approx. 32,000             Church, 6131 North Michigan Road, (Parish Meeting Center)
individuals in Clay, Green, Knox, Parke, Sullivan,             in Indianapolis from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The topics for
Vermillion and Vigo Counties. Some tickets are still           discussion will be the process of divorce, self image, stress,
available through Catholic Charities (232-1447) and the        anger, blame, guilt and loneliness.
Deanery Center (232-8400) this week, both located at 1801      The cost of the six-week session is $25.00, which includes a
Poplar St. There may be tickets available at the event.        book. Registration is limited and pre-registration is required.
                                                               For more information or to register, please contact St.
World Day of Prayer for the Sick                               Monica Parish at (317) 253-2193, ext. #2 or e-mail:
Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Friday, February 11,    Registration forms may also be obtained
                                                               online at
In honor of this feast day the Church encourages the                       RACHAEL’S VINEYARD
celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.             March 25 - 27, 2011 in Indianapolis
We will celebrate this sacrament at 5:15 pm Mass at St.        This retreat will help men and women who grieve their
Joseph University Parish (113 S. 5th St, Terre Haute).All      losses after abortion, to find healing, reconciliation and
are invited to attend. This sacrament is for any serious       peace. Professional therapists, priests and a dedicated
physical, mental or emotional illness that interferes with     trained, lay staff of volunteers help conduct the retreats
normal functioning. If a family member is ill please           during the year. For more info/register, call Sister Diane
encourage them not to wait to be anointed. The sacrament       at 317-236-1521 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1521, or call
is for healing and for strength to accept and persevere        Bernadette Roy at 317-831-2892.
through the illness.                                           All calls are confidential.

   Serving Our Veterans                                                WHOJ 91.9 FM
                                                                           Interview-March For Life – 2011
                                                               St Patrick Parishioner Josh Cox and Msgr Larry Moran
                                                               connected with St Patrick Parishioner Tom McBroom, MEV
                                                               via phone at the January 24th March in Washington, DC
                                                               and spoke to people who came to the March from near and far.
      A Wonderful Way Of                                       (Parts I & II). Airtimes: Sunday, 2/6 - 2:00 to 3:00 PM

      Saying Thank You To                                      Monday & Tuesday, 2/7-8 - 9:30 to 10:00 AM and
                                                               repeat 4:30 to 5:00 PM
       Those Who Served                                           Catholic Adult Fellowship
Volunteers are needed one Monday or
Wednesday per month to drive Veterans to the
VA Hospital in Danville, IL. Hours 7:30 a.m. to
Free physical given by VA $5.00 meal ticket to                   Catholic Adult Fellowship will be showing the
use at food court each visit.                                   movie “Bella” on Tuesday, February 1st. Come
Very Rewarding - YOU ARE                                       to St. Patrick rectory at 7:00pm. Fellowship and
                                                                discussion will follow at Mogger’s. Want more
 HELPING OUR VETERANS!                                          information about this program and/or Catholic
   If you are interested, please contact Mike                     Adult Fellowship? Call Kim, at 299-3910, or
              Cahill, 812-299-8495                                              visit our website

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