August 27, 2010

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The Coming Week

August 27

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Maria Guild, rummage sale, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Information: 317-885-5098 or

August 27-28

Prince of Peace Parish, 413 E. Second St., Madison. “Community Festival,” Father Michael Shawe Memorial Jr./Sr. High School, 201 W. State St., Fri. 5 p.m.-midnight., Sat. 5 p.m.-midnight, food, rides, games. Information: 812-265-4166.

August 28

Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Catholics United for the Faith, “The Treasures of the Church,” Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa, presenter, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Mass, 11:30 a.m., Msgr. Joseph F. Schaedel, vicar general, celebrant, $25 per person includes box lunch, $20 per student. Information: 317-236-1569 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1569, or

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 5692 Central Ave., Indianapolis. “Fall Kick-Off Fest,” food, music, games, movies, $1 adults, children free, 3-11 p.m. Information: 317-257-2266.

St. Michael Parish, 101 St. Michael Drive, Charlestown. “Sock Hop,” street dance, 7-9 p.m., no charge, rain or shine. Information: 812-256-3200.

Mount St. Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Drive, Mount St. Francis. Annual picnic, 11 a.m.-midnight. Information: 812-923-8817 or

August 29

St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis. Violin concert, Sonya Hayes, violinist, 3 p.m. Information: 317-297-0618 or

Marian University, Hackelmeier Library, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis. Pax Christi, international peace activist Kathy Kelly, presenter, 7 p.m. Information: 317-750-4891 or

St. Lawrence Parish, 6944 E. 46th St., Indianapolis. Athletic field dedication in honor of Pat Devine, 1 p.m., refreshments served following ceremony. Information: 317-546-4065.

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 Marian Way, 1 p.m., Father Elmer Burwinkel, celebrant. Information: 812-689-3551.

August 30

St. Augustine Home for the Aged, chapel, 2345 W. 86th St., Indianapolis. Little Sisters of the Poor first anniversary of the canonization of Saint Jeanne Jugan, concert, 7:30 p.m. Information: 317-872-6420.

September 1

St. Mary Parish, 317 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis. Solo Seniors, Catholic, educational, charitable and social singles, 50 and over, single, separated, widowed or divorced, new members welcome, 6:30 p.m. Information: 317-370-1189.

September 3

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis. Lumen Dei meeting, 6:30 a.m. Mass, breakfast and program in Priori Hall, Michael O’Rourke, “Faith of our Fathers: Passing on the Faith to our Children,” presenter, $15 members, $20 non-members. Information: 317-435-3447 or e-mail

September 4

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 5333 E. Washington St., Indianapolis. “Lourdes and Irvington On-site Chili Cook-off,” noon-3 p.m., sample all recipes and vote, $5 per person, children under seven free. Information: 317-506-1895 or

September 3-6

Sacred Heart Parish, 558 Nebeker St., Clinton. “Little Italy Festival,” Water Street in downtown Clinton, Fri. 6 p.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Mon. 11 a.m.-closing, Italian food, entertainment. Information: 765-832-8468.

September 5

St. John the Evangelist Parish, 9995 E. Base Road, Enochsburg. Parish festival, fried chicken and roast beef dinners, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 812-934-2880.

September 6

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 4791 E. Morris Church St., Morris. “Labor Day Picnic,” games, food, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 812-934-6218.

St. Peter Parish, 1207 East Road, Brookville. 90th annual “Labor Day Festival,” 10 a.m.-8 p.m., country style “all-you-can-eat” chicken dinner. Information and reservations: 812-623-3670.

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General Announcements

Leader of Catholic Adult Fellowship to be interviewed on Catholic radio

An interview with Natalie Hoefer, who helps lead the Indianapolis chapter of the Catholic Adult Fellowship, will be broadcast on Catholic Radio Indy 89.1 FM’s “Faith in Action” program on Aug. 30-Sept. 4.

During the interview, Hoefer, also a member of St. Monica Parish in Indianapolis, talks to co-hosts Jim Ganley and M. J. Krauter about how she sees God at work in the Catholic Adult Fellowship, and how this group connects Catholic adults of various ages and helps them learn more about the faith.

“Faith in Action” is broadcast at 10 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays, 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Catholic Radio Indy can be heard throughout the archdiocese by logging on to and clicking on the “listen now” button. Podcasts of previous shows are also available on the Web site.

For more information on the Catholic Adult Fellowship, log on to


Dinner and dance event will honor late pastor

Holy Cross Parish in Indianapolis is sponsoring its sixth annual Feast of the Holy Cross All School Alumni and Parish Event starting at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the Marian Incorporated Ballroom, 1011 E. St. Clair St. in Indianapolis.

All current and previous members of Holy Cross Parish, alumni of Holy Cross Central School and supporters of the parish and school are invited to the dinner and dance event that is being held this year in honor of Holy Cross’ late pastor, Father Lawrence Voelker, who died on June 13.

Tickets to the event are $50 per person.

To purchase tickets, make a donation, become an event sponsor or for more information, call 317-695-6323 or 317-578-4581.


St. John Academy alumnae reunion and Mass is Sept. 12

St. John Academy alumnae reunion and Mass on Sept. 12 will reunite former students of the all-girls’ Catholic school in downtown Indianapolis.

St. John Academy opened in 1859, adjacent to St. John the Evangelist Church, and closed in 1959.

The celebration begins with an 11 a.m. Mass at St. John Church, and continues with a brunch at the Indiana Convention Center across the street from the historic church.

During this year’s reunion, special recognition will be given to the “Honorary Class of 1960.”

Friends of the academy, including priests, women religious, former students and their spouses, are invited to participate in the reunion. Reservations are required.

Classmates who wish to register for the reunion or update their contact information are asked to send an e-mail message to Sharon Kennedy at or call her at 317-892-4798.

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Retreats and Programs

August 27-29

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.” Information:

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Friendship with God,” Benedictine Brother Francis Wagner, presenter. Information: 800-581-6905 or

August 28

Most Holy Name of Jesus Church, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Catholics United for the Faith, Abba, Father Chapter, conference on “Spiritual Treasures of the Church,” Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa, presenter. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., $25 per person includes lunch, no charge for priests and religious. Information: 317-236-1521 or

August 30

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Friends of Fatima Monthly Mass and Social,” Mass, 9 a.m., breakfast following Mass, goodwill offerings accepted. Information: 317-545-7681 or

September 3-5

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Use Time–Don’t Let It Use You!” Benedictine Father Pius Klein, presenter. Information: 800-581-6905 or

September 8-29

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. “A Thomas Merton Seminar–Bridges to Contemplative Living: Adjusting Your Life’s Vision,” Benedictine Sister Julie Sewell, presenter, four sessions on Wednesdays, Mass, 5:15 p.m., simple soup and bread supper, 6 p.m., session,

6:30-9 p.m., $65.95 per person includes book and meals. Information: 317-788-7581 or

September 9

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Come Away and Rest Awhile,” silent, non-guided reflection day, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $25 per person includes breakfast and lunch. Information: 317-545-7681 or

September 17-19

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “The Art of Appreciation–Learning an Attitude of Gratitude,” Benedictine Father Noël Mueller, presenter. Information: 800-581-6905 or

September 18

Cathedral High School, O’Malia Performing Arts Theater, 5225 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Indiana Catholic Women’s Conference–“Treasuring Womanhood,” 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m., $50 adults, $25 students. Information:

September 21

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. “Catholic Identity and Doctrine–Prayer in the Catholic Tradition,” Father Jim Farrell, presenter, session two of four, 6:30-9 p.m., $25 per session includes dinner and presentation. Information: 317-788-7581 or

September 24-26

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Service–The Primary Response to the Real Presence in the Eucharist,” Benedictine Father Jeremy King, presenter. Information: 800-581-6905 or

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