September 10, 2010

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The Coming Week

September 10

St. Pius X Parish, 7200 Sarto Drive, Indianapolis. Catholic Charismatic Renewal, song and praise, 7 p.m., Mass, 7:30 p.m. Information: 317-846-0705.

St. Anne Parish, 5267 N. Hamburg Road, Oldenburg. Turkey supper, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Information: 812-934-5854.

September 11

St. Mary Church, 317 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis. Indianapolis Firefighters Local #416, Memorial Mass for firefighters who gave the ultimate sacrifice, 11 a.m. Information: 317-894-4361.

Marian Inc., 1011 E. St. Clair St., Indianapolis. Holy Cross Parish, “Feast of the Holy Cross,” dinner, dance and silent auction, 6 p.m.-11 p.m., $50 per person. Information: 317-637-2620.

St. Joan of Arc Parish, 4217 N. Central Ave., Indianapolis. “French Market,” noon-10 p.m., French food, booths, children’s activity area, entertainment. Information: 317-283-5508.

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.

Geneva Hills Golf Course, 13446 S. Geneva Hills Road, Clinton. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Alumnae Club Scholarship Golf Scramble, noon, $70 per person includes lunch, green fee and cart, registration due Sept. 7. Information: 812-239-3050 or

September 11-12

St. Michael Parish, 145 St. Michael Blvd., Brookville. “Fall Fest,” Sat. grilled smoked pork chop supper, Sun. pan-fried chicken dinner, Sat. 4-10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Information: 765-647-5462.

September 12

St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis. St. John Academy, Alumnae Reunion and Mass, noon, lunch following Mass at Indiana Convention Center. Information: 317-892-4798 or

Holy Cross Parish, 125 N. Oriental St., Indianapolis. “Women’s Cancer Awareness Luncheon,” 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: 317-637-2620, ext. 406, or

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Carmelite Secular Order, meeting, noon-4 p.m. Information: 317-259-4936 or

St. Mary Parish, 212 Washington St., North Vernon. “Community Festival,” “all-you-can-eat buffet,” country store, children’s games, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 812-346-3604.

St. Mary (Immaculate Conception) Parish, 512 N. Perkins St., Rushville. “Community Fall Festival,” music, dance, Sun. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., chicken dinner. Information: 765-932-2588.

St. Pius V Parish, Highway 66, Troy. “Fall Festival,” 11 a.m.-5 p.m., dinners, games. Information: 812-547-7994.

St. Michael Church, 101 St. Michael Drive, Charlestown. Sesquicentennial Celebration and Bilingual Mass, 11 a.m., Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein, celebrant, luncheon following Mass. Information: 812-256-3850 or

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.

September 14

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

September 16

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

September 17

Northside Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange, Mass, breakfast and program, Jack Swarbrick, athletic director, University of Notre Dame, presenter, 6:30-8:30 a.m., online reservations only. Reservations and information:

September 17-18

St. Malachy Parish, 326 N. Green St., Brownsburg. “Country Fair and Hog Roast,” 4-11 p.m., food, booths, games. Information: 317-852-3195.

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, 23670 Salt Fork Road, Bright. “Fall Festival,” 5-11 p.m., Fri. fish dinner, Sat. chicken dinner, food, rides. Information: 812-656-8700.

St. Thomas More Parish, 1200 N. Indiana St., Mooresville. “Apple Fest,” hog roast, car show, crafts, Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Information: 317-831-4142.

September 17-19

St. Lawrence Parish, 6944 E. 46th St., Indianapolis. “Fall Festival,” food, rides, games, music, Fri. 5-11 p.m., Sat. 3-11 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m. Information: 317-546-4065.

September 18

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.

St. Anne Parish, 102 N. 19th St., New Castle. “Fall Bazaar,” 8 a.m.-2 p.m., crafts, bookstore, rummage sale. Information: 765-529-0933.

St. Susanna Parish, 1210 E. Main St., Plainfield. Second annual “Chili Cook-off and Cake Walk,” 6:30-8:30 p.m., $5 per person or $20 per family, children under 10 no charge. Information:

Holy Cross Parish, 12239 State Road 62, St. Croix. “Flea Market,” home-baked goods, jams and jellies, antiques, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 812-843-5701.

September 19

St. Louis Parish, 13 E. St. Louis Place, Batesville. “Fall Festival,” 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Information: 812-934-3204.

St. Michael Parish, 101 St. Michael Drive, Charlestown. “Septemberfest,” fried chicken dinner, quilts, games, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 812-256-3200.

St. Meinrad Parish, Community Center, 13150 E. County Road 1950 N., St. Meinrad. “Fall Festival,” 10 a.m.-6 p.m., food, games, quilts. Information: 812-357-5533.

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

September 20

St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis. St. Thomas More Society, Red Mass, 6 p.m., Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein, celebrant. Information: 317-635-2021.

St. Monica Parish, 6131 Michigan Road, Indianapolis. Substance Addiction Ministry, prayer and music service, “Hope in Recovery,” 7 p.m., free-will offering, 7 p.m. Information: 317-501-7149 or

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General Announcements

‘Pedal for Peace’ event set for Oct. 2 in Indianapolis

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis is organizing a team of cyclists to participate in “Pedal for Peace,” an ecumenical event from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the Major Taylor Velodrome in Indianapolis.

The event will benefit peace and education efforts in Afghanistan, especially for girls and women.

It is not a race or a competition. All levels of cyclists are invited to participate in the event.

The registration fee is $25 before the Sept. 15 deadline.

To register or for more information, log on to or call 317-475-0284 or 317-590-0818.


Teenagers and young adults invited to serve as refugee ambassadors

The Refugee Resettlement Program operated by Catholic Charities Indianapolis is recruiting local high school or college students to serve as refugee ambassadors in Marion County.

Program requirements include:

  • an interest in learning about and helping with the Catholic Charities’ Refugee Resettlement Program,
  • the ability to tell friends, school staff members, students and parishioners about the Refugee Resettlement Program,
  • the willingness to organize a donation drive as well as plan an end-of-the-year event with refugee ambassadors from six Catholic high schools and six universities in the Indianapolis area,
  • the ability to attend an orientation program on Sept. 28 at the Archbishop O’Meara Catholic Center, 1400 N. Meridian St., in Indianapolis.

There may be a stipend available for ambassadors.

Applications are due by Sept. 13.

(For more information, call Hellen Sanders at the Refugee Resettlement Program at the Catholic Center at 317-236-1528 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1528, or send an e-mail to by Sept. 13.)


Second annual ‘Bishop’s Bash’ is Sept. 19 in Indianapolis

The second annual “Bishop’s Bash,” sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Young Adult Ministry, will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the Indianapolis home of Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein.

The event for young adults will include a “Mass on the Grass” at 5 p.m. followed by a cookout, games and an outdoor big screen showing of that night’s Indianapolis Colts game against the New York Giants.

For more information, including a map to the archbishop’s home, log on to

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Retreats and Programs

September 11

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “Teilhard de Chardin–Lessons from a Modern Day Mystic,” Franciscan Sister Barbara Leonhard, presenter, 9-11:30 a.m., $20 per person. Information: 812-933-6437 or

September 12

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “Coffee Talk–Piano Playing, Weightlifting and Prayer: What Could These Things Have in Common?” Franciscan Sister Sharonlu Sheridan, presenter, 9:30 Mass, 10:45 a.m.-noon program, free-will offering. Information: 812-933-6437 or

September 13

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

September 17-19

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Living In Love–A Couples Retreat,” Benedictine Father Noël Mueller, presenter. Information: 800-581-6905 or

Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center, 8220 W. State Road 48, Bloomington. “Athletes for Christ–Call to Holiness,” retreat open to all ages, Mercy Father Frank Sherry, presenter. Information: 812-825-4642, ext. 1.

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Tobit Weekend,” marriage preparation retreat. Information: 317-545-7681 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:

Kordes Retreat Center, 802 E. 10th St., Ferdinand, Ind. “Saturday Morning at the Dome–Listening and Responding to the Wisdom of Your Body,” 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Information: 812-367-1411 or

September 19

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “Youth Night at the ‘Burg,” learn about youth spirituality, 6:30-8 p.m., pizza, talk and prayer, high school students and older. Information: 812-933-6437 or

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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