September 17, 2010

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The Coming Week

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 Parish, 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, auto 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 free. 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

Military Park, 601 W. New York St., Indianapolis. “Indy Irish Fest” and Society of St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry food drive, 10-11:30 a.m., donation of three items admits one person to Irish Fest, Celtic Mass, 10:30 a.m. Information:

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:

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 20

St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis. St. Thomas More Society, “Red Mass” for judges, attorneys and others in legal profession, 6 p.m., Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein, celebrant. Information: 317-635-2021.

St. Monica Parish, 6131 N. 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

September 21

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

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 5333 E. Washington St., Indianapolis. Catholic Adult Fellowship, “What Are the Teachings of Islam?,” 7 p.m., no charge. Information: 317-295-1697.

St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, gallery, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Dolle Lecture on Church Art and Architecture,” 7 p.m., no charge. Information: 800-682-0988 or

September 22

St. Mary-of-the-Knobs Parish, 3856 Martin Road, Floyds Knobs. “Dessert and Card Party,” 7-10 p.m., $5 per person. Information: 812-923-3011.

St. Mary Parish, 777 S. 11th St., Mitchell. “Persimmon Festival,” downtown, Italian dinner, $6 adults, $2.50 children, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Information: 812-849-3570.

Christ United Methodist Church, 8540 U.S. 311 South, Indianapolis. St. Francis Hospital, hospice, “Caterpillar Kids,” grief ministry support program for children ages 5-12, 4:30-6 p.m., registration required. Information: 317-865-2092.

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Parish, 23670 Salt Fork Road, Bright. “Uganda Mission Trip,” program, Cincinnati Bengals player Roy Williams and Jay Mitchel, presenters, 7:30 p.m. Information: 812-656-8700 or

September 23

Riverwalk Banquet Center, 6729 E. Westfield Blvd., Indianapolis. Guardian Angel Guild, “Angels Go Retro,” fundraising luncheon, 11 a.m., $40 per person. Information:

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave, Beech Grove. “Fall Card Party,” 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $4 per person at the door. Information: 317-885-5098.

September 24-25

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 5333 E. Washington St., Indianapolis. “Fall Festival,” Fri. 5-11 p.m., Sat. 1-11 p.m., games, food. Information: 317-356-7291.

SS. Francis and Clare Parish, 5901 Olive Branch Road, Greenwood. “Fall Festival,” Fri. 5 p.m.-midnight, Sat. noon-midnight, rides, games, music, food. Information: 317-859-4673.

September 25

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. “Angels of Grace–A Celebration of Women,” third annual luncheon, awards ceremony and style show, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., $30 per person or $210 for table of eight. Information: 317-788-7581 or

Washington Park, 3130 E. 30th St., Indianapolis. St. Vincent de Paul Society, “Friends of the Poor Walk,” 1:30 p.m., on-site registration, virtual walkers welcome to make a pledge. Information: 317-923-6775 or

St. Rita Parish, 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave., Indianapolis. Eighth annual “Taste of St. Rita,” 6 p.m.-10 p.m., food, silent auction, $30 per person. Information: 317-632-9349.

St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 1723 I St., Bedford. “Oktoberfest, Polka Mass and Fall Festival,” Mass, 5 p.m., German dinner, 6-7:30 p.m., games, 6 p.m. Information: 812-275-6539.

September 26

St. Christopher Church, 5301 W. 16th St., Indianapolis. Youth ministry Mass, 5:30 p.m., musician Jimmy Ryser, speaker, following Mass. Information: 317-241-6314.

Fayette County Fairgrounds, 2690 N. Park Road, Connersville. St. Gabriel Parish, “Fall Festival,” fried chicken dinner, country store, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 765-825-8578.

St. Mark Parish, 5377 Acorn Road, Tell City. “Picnic and Shooting Match,” 10 a.m.-6 p.m., shooting match, quilts, games, homemade pies, chili. Information: 812-836-2481.

St. Michael Parish, 11400 Farmers Lane, N.E., Bradford. Parish festival, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., dinner, booths, games, quilts. Information: 812-364-6646.

Holy Family Parish, 950 E. Church Ave., Jasper, Ind. (Diocese of Evansville). Church picnic, chicken and roast beef dinners, 10:15 a.m.-4 p.m., mock turtle soup, quilts, games. Information: 812-634-9232.

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General Announcements

‘40 Days for Life’ services are set in Indianapolis and Bloomington

“40 Days for Life” services in Indianapolis and Bloomington next week mark the beginning of the annual pro-life prayer campaign in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Peter and Margie Breen of Chicago are the keynote speakers for the Indianapolis prayer service, which begins at 2 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the St. Augustine Home for the Aged Chapel, located at 2345 W. 86th St.

He is the executive director and legal counsel for the Thomas More Society in Chicago. She is the interim director and program manager for the Respect Life Office in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

The Bloomington prayer service begins with the rosary at 5:30 p.m. and continues with Mass at 6 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center Chapel, located on State Road 48.

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary parishioner Eric Slaughter of Indianapolis, a former “40 Days for Life” campaign coordinator, will speak after the liturgy about his regrets related to lost fatherhood from an abortion experience years ago.

The “40 Days for Life” prayer campaign begins on Sept. 22 and concludes on Oct. 31 throughout the U.S.

(For more information about the Indianapolis pro-life prayer service and campaign, call Joseph Lehner, the coordinator of “40 Days-Indy,” at 317-213-4778. For more information about the Bloomington pro-life prayer service and campaign, contact Dale and Monica Siefker, the Bloomington “40 Days for Life” coordinators, at 812-330-1535.)

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Retreats and Programs

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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