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  • Every Monday evening from August 31-November 23, 2015, 7-8:30 p.m.  (Monday evenings) in the Candle Room of St. Christopher Church in Vandalia.  Cost: $25/person.  Register online at:  Questions: Please call Noreen Wendeln at Family and Respect Life Office at 937-222-0227.

    Elder High School - Friends of Elder Travel Information Night - September 2, 2015, 7:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 7 p.m. in the Schaeper Center.  Travel professionals will be available to provide information for the trips planned for 2016 which are the Panama Canal Cruise, Portugal/Fatima trip, the California Train Tour and the Canada/New England Cruise and for the year of 2017 which are the European Danube River Cruise and the Hawaiian 4 Island Cruise.  Reserve seats now by calling Norb Guetle at 451-1227.  All travel benefits the Elder Scholarship Fund.

    St. Ignatius of Loyola Church - Mass with Healing Service - September 2, 2015, 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 7:15 p.m.  Bishop Joe Binzer will be the main celebrant for a Mass and Healing Service.  It will start with Gathering Music at 7:15 p.m. and Mass will begin at 7:30 p.m. at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church; 5222 North Bend Road.  After Mass those who wish will be blessed and prayed with for physical, spiritual, emotional or relational healing.  You can receive prayer for yourself or any of your loved ones.  God wants to give us far more than we can dream of or imagine! Come and be with Bishop Joe Binzer for this special healing event.  For more information contact Lighthouse Renewal Center (471-5483) or Scott & Julie Currie (661-1668) PS. Our website is

    The Shelby County Historical Society - Patriotic Mass - September 6, 2015, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Sunday, September 6, 2015, 10:30 a.m.  in front of the replica of the traveling Vietnam Wall.  Celebrant will be Fr. Tony Cutcher, who served in the Navy from 1977-83.  Men and women remembered on the flags and all those who have served the citizens of our country in the military will be honored.  Please bring a lawn Chair.  Location: Custenborder Field in Sidney; 415 S. Vandemark Rd; Sidney, OH 45365.  For more information contact Recreation Director: Duane Gaier Phone: (937) 498-8105

    St. Antoninus Athletic Club - 18th Annual Golf Outing - September 11, 2015, 11:00 am - 6:30 pm

    Friday, September 11, 2015, 11 a.m.  Who is ready to play some golf and support a great cause?  All activities to be held at Hidden Valley Golf Club.  Shotgun starts at Noon.  $110 per golfer, includes lunch, golf, dinner, drinks and prizes.  All skill levels are encouraged to attend.  If you don't have a completed foursome or are playing as an individual, we will find spots for your.  For more information please email Brian Downey at or call at 513-675-6292

    Saturday, September 12, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  The retreat will be held at the Chiara Room of the Peace Center at 80 Compton Road and features published author and Catholic Telegraph columnist Jeanne Hunt.  Cost $30 (includes lunch & refreshments) The focus of the day will be on the joy of the Lord is our strength with teachings on making grace with seven ingredients that make a grace-filled women. Make reservations by calling Rita Carmosino at 513-574-2408.

    Our Lady of Lourdes, Cincinnati - Folk Music Fest - September 12, 2015, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Saturday, September 12, 2015, 6-11 p.m.  Come join us for a music festival with food and great music in the Cafeteria Parking Lot of Our Lady of Lourdes; 2832 Rosebud Drive; Cincinnati, OH 45238.  Tickets sales through Our Lady of Lourdes $10 pre sale; $15 night of event.  Music entertainment: Hu-town Holler; Moon Shine and Wine; Willow Tree Carolers; The Hiders; Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle.