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The grounds of St. Teresa will be beautifully illuminated to kick off the Advent and Christmas seasons this year!

 

Let's get ready to welcome families from all over the tri-state as they come to experience the delight and hopeful expectations of the Christmas Season on the grounds of St. Teresa. 

 

To sign up to help during the event:

Add your name by scanning the QR Code, going to https://qrco.de/bd6xLT, emailing kimsprague@dccatholics.com, or calling the parish office 812-537-3992.

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FOR YOUTH-RELATED ACTIVITIES AND INFO GO TO  Youth Activities | St Marys Aurora (stmaryscc.org)

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NAZARITE CHALLENGE FOR MEN
Men- During November, follow the 5 commitments of the Nazarite* Challenge:
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2-Commit to daily prayer
3-No shaving
4-Abstain from things that lead you to sin
5-Share your faith
*Numbers 6:5– Nazarites are men who set themselves apart and dedicate themselves to the Lord in three ways: abstaining, avoiding impurity and not shaving. A simple goal: a challenge for men to dedicate themselves to the Lord.

E6 is back for 2023! 

Registration is now open for the E6 Catholic Men's Conference. Our 2023 theme will be focused on the power and importance of the Eucharist and brotherhood.  2023 will feature some new elements that we look forward to sharing with you as we get closer to February!

www.e6cmc.com

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St. Mary's K of C News:

St. Mary's Aurora K of C meets the First Tuesday of each month at St. Mary's Rectory. Also, the Knights of Columbus Simon Gabriel Brute Assembly 246 monthly meetings are being held on the first Thursday of each month.  

 

SAVE THE DATE for K of C Memorial Mass: Aurora Council 2111 is having the annual Knights of Columbus Memorial Mass at St. Mary's church this year on Tuesday November 15th at 6:30 pm for all deceased Knights.

 

The Aurora K of C Council has decided to change our efforts this year in regard to the Christmas Billboard, in place of this we are going to sell  2" x 4" yard signs pictured in the attachment, the purpose of this e-mail is to invite your councils to join us in selling these posters, they sell for $40; they cost us $25 and the $15 will go toward the Youth trip to Rome and Fatima and Youth Conference in Lisbon. Of course, additional donations will be welcomed also.  These signs come with two mounting wires and should last for many years as they will only be out in the weather for the month of December. For more info, contact Tom Schweitzer   513 265 6585. 

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES TO JOIN OTHERS IN ENRICHMENT AND PRAYER:

 

Thursday Evening - Bible Study - Every Thursday 6:30 - 8:00 pm @ St. Mary’s Parish Office Starting Thursday, September 1st. All are welcome to join. We will be studying The Prophets by Ascension Press. Contact Connie Powers at 812-432-3620 if you have any questions.

Regular Marian Devotions, Prayers and Small Group Meetings @St. Mary

Fatima Rosary Devotion ~ First Saturday @ 8:30 AM

Ladies Rosary Group ~ Mondays @ 9:00 AM

Rosary for Peace (Starts with Angelus) ~ Fridays @ 6 PM

Right To Life Prayer Rally @ Planned Parenthood ~ Third Saturday @ 7am

Mary’s Hands Intercessory Group ~ First Wednesday @ 6:30 PM

Bereavement & Support Group Meeting ~ First Saturday @ 10:00 AM, 2nd Wednesday @ 6:30 PM

Ultreya Ladies Meeting ~ Saturdays @ 8:30 AM

Knights of Columbus ~ First Tuesday @ 7:30 PM

Women’s Prayer Group 1st-2nd-4th and 5th Saturdays at 8:30-10:00 AM

Men’s Prayer Group Tuesdays at 6:00-7:00 PM

Bible Study Tuesdays Fall and Spring @ 9:00 - 11:00 AM - Begins 9/6. Thursdays Fall and Spring @ 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Call Beth Marting at 513-448-8078 to join. Everyone is invited to join!

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A new podcast of an interview with Father Meyer telling his vocation story is available on the "Sons of Melchizedek" podcast on Catholic Radio.

Below is the podcast link. The podcast is also available on the Catholic Radio Indy web page under PODCASTS.

 

Catholic Radio Indy's podcasts are also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and many other podcast platforms. Search "Sons of Melchizedek" to find the podcast on your favorite podcast platform.

 

If for any reason you have trouble with this link you can get the show at the Catholic Radio Indy webpage www.catholicradioindy.org and click podcasts and download it from there.

 

Podcast Link

https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-a7qjz-12cea84

Catholic Radio Indy also has an app available for android or apple devices.

 

People can listen live over the airwaves on 89.1FM, 90.9 FM, or via live stream on their computer from our webpage www.catholicradioindy.org or on demand via podcast.

​Homebound Visits - Pax Christi ministry - If you or someone you know would like a layperson from our Pax Christi ministry to visit your home, please contact the Parish Office at 812-537-3992 or parishoffice@dccatholics.com

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Thursday Lunches for Our Priests
Thank you to everyone who volunteered to provide lunches for our priests. Here is the link to sign-up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4faba92fa7f85-thursday

 

We Are Blessed to Have Three Deacons in Dearborn County!

Deacon Mark Schmidl and Deacon Kevin Daily have joined Deacon Bob Decker in serving our parishes in Dearborn County.

​The role of a deacon:

~performing all baptisms outside of Mass.

~performing all weddings outside of Mass.

~performing all funerals outside of Mass.

~performing all funeral rosaries/wakes.

~Assisting with baptismal prep (visiting and blessing homes) and marriage prep.

Fr. Mahan and Fr. Meyer will cease doing baptisms, weddings and funerals outside the context of Holy Mass.  Since we have Deacons, their work, service and worship will be used and appreciated!  

Join Our Ministry: Breaking Bread - Saturday Mornings ~ 8am - 9am @St. Lawrence, Breaking Bread is our free community breakfast which we celebrate and enjoy every Saturday morning from 8-9 a.m. We usually have around 15 guests and 10 or so servers and we gather in the lower level of the church. We pray and eat together. We have conversations and laugh and cry together. It is short but very, very sweet. It soothes the soul and starts the weekend off with giving and sharing. Would you like to be part of this? We are in need of a few more servers and always welcome anyone who wants to attend, whether you cook and bring food or just come for community and a meal! Please contact Eileen Keller (812-655-3304 or weisenbace1@nku.edu) for more information or to volunteer. If you would rather just show up to see what it is like, that is a great way to get started!​
 


Fr. Meyer joined Marc Tuttle and Kent Blandford on Indy Catholic Radio for a look at the ever changing role of men in parish and family life in anticipation of the E6 Catholic Men's Conference. Here is a link to the podcast.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vawuy-117bb64?utm_campaign=w_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=w_share​​​

 


All Seven Churches Are Online
Find each parish on Facebook for live Mass Streaming.
Find and Follow Us On YouTube St. - Teresa, St. Mary, St. Lawrence:​

 

https://www.youtube.com/c/StLawrenceStMaryStTeresa 
 

All Saints: www.youtube.com/c/ AllSaintsParishSundayHomilies/videos