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St. Mary Parish Holds Lenten Fish Fries

PIQUA — St. Mary Parish continues their six-week Lenten Fish Fries on Friday, March 4, from 5-7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Piqua Catholic School. This is the fourth of six fish fries held during Lent. They all take place on Fridays.

The meal consists of all the fish (deep fried or baked) you can eat along with french fries or macaroni and cheese, cole slaw or applesauce, roll and coffee. Soft drinks and desserts are available for an additional charge. Carry outs are also available. Special pricing is available for seniors and those 12 and under.

Piqua Catholic School is located at 503 W. North St. in Piqua. St. Mary Church is located at 528 Broadway in Piqua. For more information, contact the Parish Office at (937) 773-1327.

Covington Christian Church Chicken and Noodle Dinner

COVINGTON — The Covington Christian Church is having their annual Chicken and Noodle Dinner on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Serving time is 4:30-7 p.m.

The dinner features homemade noodles and chicken, real mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, homemade rolls, and assorted desserts. The cost of the dinner is $7.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under 12. Carry outs are available. The church is located at 115 N. Pearl St. in Covington.

Proceeds from this dinner go to offset the costs of the youth activities and missions. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for a delicious homemade dinner and fellowship.

If you have any questions regarding the dinner contact the church office at (937) 473-3443.

Sunday Drive to appear in Concert

PIQUA — Sunday Drive, a gospel trio, will perform at Bethel United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 6 p.m. Sunday Drive, from Knoxville, Tenn., travels across the country sharing the message of joy and hope in Jesus.

They have won more than 20 Entertainer and Vocal Group of the Year awards and were voted the 2013-2014 ICM Vocal Group of the Year. They have had many #1 songs in several areas and have performed at the Grand Ole Opry, Theme Parks, Riverboats and Festivals, sharing the stage with great artists as the Oak Ridge Boys, Tanya Tucker, Stella Parton and others.

Refreshments will be served following the concert. A freewill offering will be collected.

Fr. Langenbrunner speaks of Mercy

VERSAILLES — Monday, March 7, St. Denis Catholic Church will offer a free “open to the public” talk from 7:00 -9:00 pm. Guest speaker Fr. Norm Langenbrunner will give an enlightening presentation entitled “The Story of the Bible is the Story of Mercy.”

The evening is sponsored by the local regional Catholic churches, including Immaculate Conception of Bradford, St. Denis of Versailles and Holy Family of Frenchtown. The presentation will be held in the St. Denis church basement (14 E. Wood) and will be suitable for school aged children, as well as adults and is just one within the series of talks offered throughout the Lenten season. Attendance is free.

For more information visit or contact Jane at 526-4945 or by email

On March 14, there will be a Penance Service with 8 priests. Fr. Al Naseman, CPPS will preach on “God’s Mercy in the Sacrament of Penance” and on March 21st Josh and Holly Danis will discuss “Marriage and Family.”

Community Free Meal

FLETCHER — Fletcher United Methodist Church will host their Community Free Meal on Tuesday, March 8 from 5-6:30 p.m.

The menu includes sloppy joes, hot dogs, and soup. All are welcome to stop in for some great food and friendship.

Color Your World

PIQUA — Fusion Church will be holding “Color Your World” sessions at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays during Lent season, and the next sessions will be on March 8, March 17, March 22, and March 29.

They will be held at the church, located at 421 Broadway St. in Piqua.

Bishop to lead worship concert

FLETCHER — On Sunday, March 13, at 9:30 a.m., the Fletcher United Methodist Church will offer a morning worship concert presented by the renowned southern gospel singer/songwriter, Mark Bishop.

Thirty of Bishop’s compositions have landed in the Singing News magazine’s Top 40 Radio Airplay Chart, including 26 Top 20 songs and three No. 1 songs. The public is invited to attend.

Easter Bazaar is coming to Gettysburg Cardinal Center

GETTYSBURG — The Friends of the Cardinal Center (Gettysburg School), a 501c3 non-profit corporation, will host a East Bazaar at the Gettysburg Cardinal Center on Saturday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Shoppers will find a wide selection of craft items, bake goods, and specialty item. There will be door prizes to win and concession available for busy shoppers.

The Easter Bunny will be there from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to see all of the children and the young at heart are encouraged to bring their cameras and get picture taken with the Easter Bunny.

There is no charge for admittance. Handicap parking is available from the Auld Street side of the building.

The Cardinal Center is located at 260 E. Main St. in Gettysburg.

Good Friday Worship Chorus forming

PIQUA — The annual Piqua Community Good Friday Service sponsored by the Piqua Association of Churches will be held at St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, 500 N. Downing Street, Piqua on Friday, March 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. (come and go as schedules allow). Pastors from many churches will share messages on “Six Attitudes of the Heart.”

Once again a community chorus is being assembled to sing two anthems during the worship service. Men and women of all ages who love to sing are welcome to participate. A single rehearsal for the chorus will be held on Monday evening, March 21 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church. Music for the two numbers to be sung is available from church choir directors/praise team leaders throughout the community or can be provided on-line by phoning Marilyn Carey, St. Paul’s choir director, at (937) 773-8149 or emailing to