March 5, 2010

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The Coming Week

March 5

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis. Lumen Dei meeting, Matthew Will, economist, University of Indianapolis, presenter, 6:30 a.m., Mass, breakfast and program in Priori Hall, $15 members, $20 non-members. Information: 317-435-3447 or e-mail

St. Joan of Arc Church, 4217 N. Central Ave., Indianapolis. Rosary, 6 p.m., Mass, 6:30 p.m., Stations of the Cross, Benediction, 7 p.m. Information: 317-283-5508 or

St. Matthew Parish, gymnasium, 4100 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Lenten fish fry, 5:30-8 p.m. Information: 317-257-4297.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Parish Hall, 1125 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Lenten fish fry, 5-7 p.m., $6 adults, $3 children. Information: 317-638-5551.

St. Michael Parish, 11400 Farmers Lane, N.E., Bradford. Lenten fish fry, 4:30-7 p.m. Information: 812-364-6173.

March 5-6

St. Augustine Home for the Aged, 2345 W. 86th St., Indianapolis. Rummage sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 317-872-6420.

St. Augustine Church, 315 E. Chestnut St., Jeffersonville. “Walk Together Church–A Lenten Journey,” Fri., “You Gotta Move,” gathering for family and friends, all ages, 7-8:30 p.m., Sat., 7 p.m., ValLimar Jansen, presenter, free-will offering. Information: 812-282-1231.

March 5-April 1

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, library, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. Art exhibit, Gabriel Vigil, artist. Information: 800-682-0988 or

March 6

St. Simon the Apostle Parish, 8155 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis. Women’s retreat, “Emptying Your Cup–Finding Peace through Letting Go,” 8:30 a.m.-noon, $20 per person. Information: 317-826-6000, ext. 150, or

March 7

Knights of Columbus Hall, 4332 German Church Road, Indianapolis. St. Joseph Council Knights of Columbus, baby shower for Birthline, 2-4 p.m. Information: 317-895-8773.

MKVS, Divine Mercy and Glorious Cross Center, Rexville, located on 925 South, .8 mile east of 421 South and 12 miles south of Versailles. Mass, noon, on third Sunday holy hour and pitch-in, groups of 10 pray the new Marian Way, 1 p.m., Father Elmer Burwinkel, celebrant. Information: 812-689-3551.

March 7-9

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 1530 Union St., Indianapolis. Parish stewardship retreat, “More than Silver or Gold,” Father Daniel Mahan, presenter, 7 p.m. Information: 317-638-5551.

March 9

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Maria Guild, Mass, 11 a.m., meeting 12:30 p.m. Information: 317-885-5098 or

St. Francis Behavioral Health, 610 E. Southport Road, Indianapolis. Seminars for parents raising children 2-11 years old and 12-18 years old, 6:30-8 p.m. Information: 317-782-6503.

March 10

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis. “Spaghetti and Spirituality,” Mass, 5:45 p.m., pasta dinner, “Reflections of a Novice Priest in the Year for Priests,” Father John Hollowell, presenter, suggested donation $5. Information:

Old Spaghetti Factory, 210 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Theology on Tap, “Scripture and Lectio Divina,” Benedictine Father Brendan Moss, presenter, 7 p.m. Information: 765-532-2403 or

Marian University, 8435 Keystone Crossing Blvd., Suite 108, Indianapolis. “Adult Programs Information Session,” 6-7 p.m. Information: 317-252-5690 or

March 11

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 14598 Oakridge Road, Carmel, Ind. (Diocese of Lafayette). Catholic Professional Business Club, Gregg Keesling, president, WorkForce Inc., presenter, Mass, 6:30 a.m., meeting and breakfast. Registration:

March 12

Knights of Columbus Hall, 809 E. Main St., New Albany. St. Mary-of-the-Knobs Parish, St. Patrick’s Day celebration, 7:30 p.m. Information: 812-923-3011.

March 13

St. Christopher Parish, Damascus Room, 5301 W. 16th St., Indianapolis. Day of Reflection, “Woman to Woman–Walking the Journey in Lent,” 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $30 per person. Registration:

St. Roch Parish, Family Life Center, 3603 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Single Seniors, meeting, 1 p.m., age 50 and over. Information: 317-784-4207.

Cardinal Ritter Jr./Sr. High School, cafeteria, 3360 W. 30th St., Indianapolis. “Pot of Gold” celebration, 7 p.m., $25 per person includes dinner and entertainment. Information: 317-927-7825 or

Primo Banquet and Conference Center, 2353 E. Perry Road, Plainfield. St. Susanna Parish auction and reverse raffle, $65 per person includes dinner. Information: 317-837-7184 or

March 14

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis. “St. Joseph’s Table,” spaghetti dinner, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Information: 317-632-3174 or

Holy Cross Parish, 125 N. Oriental St., Indianapolis. St. Patrick’s Day party, music, food, games, 4-8 p.m., $5 per person. Information: 317-637-2620 or

St. Andrew Parish, Father Hillman Hall, 235 S. 5th St., Richmond. Richmond Catholic Women United, “Lenten Afternoon of Reflection,” 1-3:30 p.m., buffet lunch, no charge. Information: 765-962-1337.

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General Announcements

‘40 Days for Life’ director will speak at Gabriel Project dinner

David Bereit, the national director and co-founder of “40 Days for Life,” is the keynote speaker for the 2010 Great Lakes Gabriel Project fundraising banquet at 6 p.m. on March 23 at the Northside Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., in Indianapolis.

Bereit, who is from College Station, Texas, has helped archdiocesan Catholics promote several “40 Days for Life” campaigns in Indianapolis.

The event is free thanks to the generosity of anonymous donors.

For more information or to register for the dinner, call 888-866-3045 or send an e-mail to or log on to the Gabriel Project Web site at


Lenten day of reflection for women is March 13 at St. Christopher Parish

“Woman to Woman–Walking the Journey in Lent” is the theme of a day of reflection on March 13 at St. Christopher Parish, 5301 W. 16th St., in Indianapolis.

Keynote sessions are “When I was a Child, I Prayed as a Child … Now that I Am an Adult,” presented by Annie Florin; “Out of the Desert into the Sun,” presented by Eddy Snyder; and “Conscious Awareness of Giving,” presented by Nancy Tippman.

All the program presenters are from the Fort Wayne, Ind., area.

Registrations are $30 per person. For more information, contact Dominican Sister Kathy Morrissey at St. Christopher Parish by March 8 at 317-241-6314, ext. 114, or

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Retreats and Programs

March 7

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Pre-Cana Conference,” marriage preparation program, $40 per couple. Information: 317-545-7681 or

March 8

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “Men’s Night at the ‘Burg,” Franciscan Father Carl Hawver, presenter, 7-8:30 p.m. Information: 812-933-6437 or

March 9

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. “Woman Talk–Women of Wisdom,” session two of five, Pat Koch, owner of Holiday World in Santa Claus, Ind., presenter, 6-9 p.m., $25 per person includes dinner. Information: 317-788-7581 or

March 11

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “Lenten Lecture Series–Called to Conversion,” Franciscan Sister Barbara Leonhard, presenter, 7-8:30 p.m., $10 per person. Information: 812-933-6437 or

March 13

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Date Night at Fatima Retreat House–Coming Full Circle,” Dave and Christine Turo-Shields, presenters, 5 p.m., registration, 5:30 p.m. Mass, followed by dinner and presentation, $40 per couple. Information: 317-545-7681 or

March 14

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “Coffee Talk: Intimacy with Jesus,” Franciscan Sister Patty Campbell, presenter, liturgy, 9:30 a.m., program, 10:45 a.m.-noon. Information: 812-933-6437 or

March 19-21

Monastery Immaculate Conception, 802 E. 10th St., Ferdinand, Ind. (Evansville Diocese). Sisters of St. Benedict, “Come and See Weekend,” single women ages 18-40 meet other women who are considering religious life. Information: 800-734-9999 or

March 23

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Day of Reflection—Three Marks of the Maturing Christian,” Father Noah Casey, presenter, registration and breakfast, 9:15-9:45 a.m., program, 9:45 a.m., $35 per person. Information: 317-545-7681 or

March 26-27

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “To Turn, To Turn, T’will Be Our Delight–An Overnight Lenten Retreat with Benedictine Father Noël Mueller.” Information: 317-545-7681 or

March 26-28

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Veni Creator Spiritus–The Meaning of Creation in Scripture and the Christian Life,” Benedictine Brother Matthew Mattingly, presenter. Information: 800-581-6905 or

March 27

East Central High School Performing Arts Center, St. Leon. One-day conference, “Setting the Captives Free,” Father Thomas Euteneuer, president of Human Life International; Father Greg Bramlage, Father Dan Wilder, Deacon Ralph Poyo and Dr. Richard Meyer, presenters, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., $40 per person/couple, lunch $8, registration after March 18, $50 no lunch available. Information: 812-623-8007 or

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “Parenthood: Living the Sacraments at Home,” Jeanne Hunt, presenter, 9-11:30 a.m., $15 per person. Information: 812-933-6437 or

March 30-April 1

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Holy Week Silent Non-guided Days and Night of Reflection,” Information: 317-545-7681 or

March 31-April 4

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Holy Week Retreat– Christ Has Died, Christ Is Risen,” Benedictine Father Vincent Tobin, presenter. Information: 800-581-6905 or

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