September 24, 2010

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The Coming Week

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.

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 27-February 28, 2011

St. Vincent Hospital, 2001 W. 86th St., Indianapolis. Stephen Ministry training for pastoral care volunteers, 5:30-8 p.m., $100 includes training, manuals and books, scholarships available. Information: 317-338-6335 or

September 28-October 30

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, Library Gallery, St. Meinrad. “Holy Ground,” Joanne Weis, textile artist, wall hangings. Information: 800-682-0988 or

October 1

Roncalli High School, 3300 Prague Road, Indianapolis. Alumni Association, “Homecoming Pre-Game Tent Party–On the Circle for the Class of 1961,” game, 7 p.m., post-game gathering, McQ’s Pub and Eatery. Information: 317-787-8277, ext. 242.

October 1-2

St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 4218 E. Michigan Road, Shelbyville. St. Ann Altar Society, rummage and bake sale, homemade noodles, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Information: 765-525-6911 or

October 2

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 1530 Union St., Indianapolis. “Fall Festival,” music, food, children’s games, 1-11 p.m. Information: 317-638-5551.

St. Paul Parish, 9798 N. Dearborn Road, Guilford. Youth for Christ Conference, “Jesus Our Hope,”students grades 7-12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mass, 4 p.m., $10 per teenager. Information: 812-623-0121 or

October 3

SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Respect Life Sunday Mass, 1 p.m., Msgr. Joseph F. Schaedel, vicar general, celebrant, Central Indiana Life Chain along North Meridian Street following Mass, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

St. Joan of Arc Parish, 4217 N. Central Ave., Indianapolis. “Health Fair,” 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., no charge. Information: 317-283-5508.

Church of the Immaculate Conception, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. St. Theodora Guérin feast day Mass, 11 a.m. Information: 812-535-4531.

St. Lawrence Ladies Auxiliary #100 of the Knights of St. John, 312 S. Wilder St., Greensburg. “Fall Festival,” turkey and roast beef dinners, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. adults $8, children $4. Information: 812-663-7893 or

Holy Family Parish, 3027 Pearl St., Oldenburg. “Fall Festival,” 9 a.m.-8 p.m., chicken and roast beef dinners, booths, games. Information: 812-934-3013.

Saint Meinrad Archabbey and School of Theology, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. Monte Cassino pilgrimage, “Mary, Queen of Peace,” 2 p.m. Information: 812-357-6501.

October 5

Saint Meinrad Archabbey and School of Theology, gallery, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. John S. and Virginia Marten Lecture in Homiletics, “Communicating in a World of Landlines and iPhones–Preaching Across the Generations,” Dominican Father Andrew Carl Wisdom, presenter, 7 p.m. Information: 800-682-0988 or

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General Announcements

Fatima Retreat House offers free program for unemployed people

“Seeking Hope, Seeking Employment—A Day for the Unemployed” will be offered without charge from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., in Indianapolis.

“We are pleased to offer this unique workshop and day of reflection for those currently out of work and seeking employment,” said Sandy Pasotti, the guest services manager at the archdiocesan retreat house. “The day will feature several new approaches for finding gainful employment as well as a discussion of how spirituality can be a valuable partner to those searching for a job.”

Father Jim Farrell, Fatima’s director, said the program presenters, St. Barnabas parishioners John Vice and John Post of Indianapolis, have considerable experience in helping people find jobs as well as learn effective networking skills.

“At Fatima, we want to offer job seekers real support during this very difficult time they are experiencing,” Father Farrell said. “We will offer real-world tools, action steps and options to advance their goal of finding work. The day will provide an opportunity to come together in a positive, Christian environment with positive people, and explore together what might be as well as what can’t be because of circumstance. With prayer as the thread that will hold the day together, we hope participants will leave here with a renewed sense that they are not alone, and that God is with them.”

Father Farrell said the presenters will also review resumés by request and offer suggestions for improvement.

The free program includes a light breakfast and lunch.

(For more information or to make a reservation, call 317-545-7681, ext 18.)

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Retreats and Programs

September 25

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “Earth Walk–How to Notice God in Creation,” Franciscan Sister Karla Barker, 9-11:30 a.m., $20 per person. Information: 812-933-6437 or

October 1-3

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Living the Rule of St. Benedict,” Benedictine Father Harry Hagan, presenter. Information: 800-581-6905 or

October 5

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Morning for Moms,” Benedictine Sister Kathleen Yeadon and Rev. Callie Smith, presenters, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $30 per person includes breakfast and lunch, babysitting provided. Information: 317-545-7681 or

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