March 12, 2010

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The Coming Week

March 12

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

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.

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 12-13

Oldenburg Academy, 1 Twister Circle, Oldenburg. Drama Club, Just Another High School Play, 7 p.m., $7 adults, $5 students. Information: 812-934-4440.

March 13

St. Christopher Parish, Damascus Room, 5301 W. 16th St., Indianapolis. “Woman to Woman–Walking the Journey,” day of reflection, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $30 per person. Information and 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.

The Atrium, 3143 E. Thompson Road, Indianapolis. Archdiocese of Indianapolis, SPRED dinner dance, 6 p.m., $60 per person includes dinner. Information and registration: 317-236-1448.

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

Costco Wholesale, 9010 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis. Book signing, artist and author Nancy Noël, All God’s Creatures Go to Heaven, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Information:

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.

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.

Costco Wholesale, 6110 E. 86th St., Indianapolis. Book signing, artist and author Nancy Noël, All God’s Creatures Go to Heaven, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Information:

March 17

St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis. Lenten organ concert, Elaine Sonnenberg, organist, 11:30 a.m. Information: 317-635-2021.

Calvary Cemetery, Mausoleum Chapel, 435 W. Troy Ave., Indianapolis. Monthly Mass, 2 p.m. Information: 317-784-4439.

St. Michael Church, 11400 Farmers Lane N.E., Bradford. Adult faith formation, “Why is Holy Week Holy?” 7 p.m., John Jacobi and Joe Fey, presenters. Information: 812-364-6173 or

Marian University, 8435 Keystone Crossing Blvd., Suite 108, Indianapolis. “Adult Programs Information Session,” 7-8 a.m. Information: 317-252-5690 or

St. Nicholas Parish, 6461 E. St. Nicholas Drive, Sunman. Healing service, confession, eucharistic procession, praise and worship, laying on of hands, 6 p.m. Information: 812-623-8007.

St. Martin of Tours Parish, Sexton Hall, 1709 E. Harrison St., Martinsville. Second annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner, 5:30-8 p.m., $9 adults, $5 children under 16 years old, tickets available through March 7. Information: 317-544-8012 or

March 18

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Guardian Angel Guild, “Day of Reflection,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $20 per person. Information and registration: 317-293-4673 or

Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, Mausoleum Chapel, 9001 N. Haverstick Road, Indianapolis. Monthly Mass, 2 p.m. Information: 317-574-8898 or

March 20

St. Michael the Archangel Church, 3354 W. 30th St., Indianapolis. Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, pro-life Mass, Father Shaun Whittington, celebrant, 8:30 a.m., followed by rosary outside abortion clinic and Benediction at church. Information: Archdiocesan Office for Pro-Life Ministry, 317-236-1569 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1569.

Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish, 7225 Southeastern Ave., Indianapolis. “Poverty and Hunger Awareness,” musical, donation of non-perishable food items, 7 p.m. Information: 317-357-1200 or

St. Vincent Women’s Hospital, 8081 Township Line Road, Indianapolis. “Boot Camp for New Dads,” 9 a.m., $30. Information: 317-338-4437 or

March 21

Richmond Catholic Community, 701 N. “A” St., Richmond. Charismatic prayer group, 7 p.m. Information:

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General Announcements

Sanctity of Life Dinner is April 22 in Indianapolis

Five pro-life volunteers will be honored for distinguished service to the cause of life during the archdiocesan Sanctity of Life fundraising dinner at 6 p.m. on April 22 at the Riverwalk Banquet Center, 6729 Westfield Blvd., in Indianapolis.

Sanctity of Life award recipients are St. Michael the Archangel parishioner Sharon Carl of Indianapolis; Mary, Queen of Peace parishioner Rita Rodriguez of Danville; Holy Name of Jesus parishioner Rita Heede of Beech Grove; SS. Francis and Clare parishioner Fran Doyle of Greenwood; and Father Robert Robeson, the rector of the Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary in Indianapolis.

The award recipients assist Servants of the Gospel of Life Sister Diane Carollo, director of the archdiocesan Office for Pro-Life Ministry, with the archdiocesan Birthline or Rachel’s Vineyard ministries.

Registered nurse Jill Stanek of Cedar Lake, Ind., is the keynote speaker for the fundraiser.

Stanek worked as a nurse in the labor and delivery department at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill. When she discovered that hospital staff members aborted unborn babies during the second trimester of pregnancy, she courageously spoke out against abortion and was fired by the hospital on Aug. 31, 2001.

Tickets are $45 for adults, $35 for students, $400 for a table of 10 adults or $275 for a table of 10 students.

For more information or to register for the event, call the archdiocesan Office for Pro-Life Ministry at

317-236-1569 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1569, before the April 12 registration deadline. Checks may be mailed to the Office for Pro-Life Ministry, Archbishop O’Meara Catholic Center, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202. †


Marcus Grodi to speak at Catholic Radio Dinner

Marcus Grodi, the host of the Eternal Word Television Network’s “Journey Home” weekly live TV show and radio program, will be the keynote speaker at the sixth annual Catholic Radio Dinner at 6 p.m. on April 8 at the Riverwalk Banquet Center, 6729 Westfield Blvd., in Indianapolis.

The dinner is a fundraising event for Catholic Radio Indy 89.1 FM.

Tickets are $55 per person and $400 for a table of eight if purchased before March 25. After that date, the cost is $60 per person and $450 per table.

Grodi also hosts “Deep in Scripture,” a weekly EWTN radio program. He also is the author of How Firm a Foundation, and the author and editor of Journeys Home.

Raised as a Protestant, Grodi was received into the full communion of the Catholic Church in 1992.

He is the president and executive director of The Coming Home Network, a Catholic apostolate that offers assistance to Christians seeking to come into the full communion of the Church.

For more information about the Catholic radio dinner or to purchase tickets, call 317-842-6583, send an e-mail to or log on to

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Retreats and Programs

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. “Three Marks of the Maturing Christian,” day of reflection, 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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