May 13, 2011

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The Coming Week

May 13-15

St. Joseph Parish, 125 E. Broadway St., Shelbyville. “Spring Festival,” games, rides, refreshments, Fri. 5-11 p.m., Sat. noon-11 p.m., Sun. noon-10 p.m., pork chop dinner on Fri., chicken barbecue dinner on Sat., spaghetti and meatballs dinner on Sun. Information: 317-398-8227.

May 14

St. Jude Parish, 5353 McFarland Road, Indianapolis. Archdiocesan Office of Worship, “Revised Roman Missal” workshop, parish liturgical leaders and pastoral musicians, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., no charge for workshop, optional lunch $10 per person. Information: 317-236-1483, 800-382-9836, ext. 1483, or

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.

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Seventh annual Women’s Conference, “Women of Life,” Debbie Asberry, presenter, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $45 per person, bring a friend, two people $80, breakfast and lunch included. Registration: 812-933-6437 or

Mount Saint Francis Retreat Center, 101 St. Anthony Drive, Mount St. Francis. “Cursillo,” fourth day reunion, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., $20 per person includes meals. Information: 812-923-9344 or

May 15

Holy Cross Parish, Kelley Gym, 125 N. Oriental St., Indianapolis. Free community health fair, “A Healthier Me is a Healthier Community,” 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Information: 317-637-2620, ext. 406, or

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

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. Monte Cassino Shrine pilgrimage, “The Heart of Mary,” Benedictine Brother Zachary Wilberding, presenter, 2 p.m. Information: 812-357-6501.

Queen and Divine Mercy Center, Rexville, located on 925 South, .8 mile east of 421 South and 12 miles south of Versailles. Mass, 9:30 a.m., on third Sunday holy hour and pitch-in, Father Elmer Burwinkel, celebrant, daily Mass, 9 a.m. Information: 812-689-3551.

May 16

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 1752 Scheller Lane, New Albany. Catholics Returning Home program, session four, 7:30-9 p.m. Information: 812-949-7685 or 502-338-3158.

May 18

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

St. Vincent Carmel Hospital, 13500 N. Meridian St., Entrance 3, Carmel, Ind. (Diocese of Lafayette). St. Vincent Hospital and Marian University present “Come Explore Nursing!” 4-7 p.m. Information:

May 19

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

May 19-21

St. Roch Parish, 3600 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis. “Mayfest,” games, rides, buffet dinners, music, Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri., 5-11 p.m., Sat. 3-11 p.m. Information: 317-784-1763.

May 20

Northside Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange, Mass, breakfast and program, “Bringing Christian Joy to the Workplace,” Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, auxiliary bishop and vicar general, presenter, 6:30-8:30 a.m. $14 members, $20 non-members. Reservations and information:

May 21

St. Michael the Archangel Church, 3354 W. 30th St., Indianapolis. Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, pro-life Mass, Father Robert Robeson, 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.

May 21-22

Kokomo High School, 2502 S. Berkley, Kokomo, Ind. (Diocese of Lafayette). “Holy Family Catholic Conference,” $30 teen (not registered with family), $50 single adult, $90 married couple, $115 family. Information: 765-865-9964 or

May 22

St. Paul Parish, 9788 N. Dearborn Road, Guilford. Ladies Sodality, hot breakfast bar buffet, 7:30 a.m.-noon, free-will donation. Information: 812-623-2349.

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General Announcements

Holy Rosary Parish to host speaker on end-of-life issues

Rita Marker, executive director of the Patients Rights Council and one of the nation’s foremost experts about end-of-life issues, will speak on this topic at 7 p.m. on May 17 at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, 520 Stevens St., in Indianapolis.

As an advocate for the sanctity and dignity of life, and as an opponent of euthanasia and assisted suicide, Marker has spoken before legislative committees, at universities and on television networks around the world over the past 30 years.

In her presentation at Holy Rosary Parish, Marker will address advance directives, also known as living wills, as well as discuss providing food and fluids to the dying and people in persistent vegetative states, and talk about end-of-life counseling in the federal health care reform law passed in 2010.

For more information on this event, call 317-572-7225.


Courage chapter is active in the archdiocese

Courage is an international Catholic apostolate that gives spiritual support for people with same-sex attraction who desire to lead a chaste life in accord with authentic Catholic teaching.

A chapter of Courage is active in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Confidentiality and anonymity are assured.

For more information, call 317-439-8089 or send an e-mail to

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Retreats and Programs

May 13

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima,” celebration and procession to the shrine of Our Lady, rosary, Benediction, 11 a.m. Information: 317-545-7681, ext. 14.

May 13-15

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Reflections on the Book of Signs in the Gospel of John 1-12,” Benedictine Father Eugene Hensell, presenter. Information: 800-581-6905 or

Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center, 8220 W. State Road 48, Bloomington. “Retreat on the Dignity of Women.” Information: 812-825-4642 or

May 17-19

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Spiritual Heroes–Finding God’s Word Alive in Our Neighbors,” mid-week retreat, Benedictine Brother John Glasenapp, presenter. Information: 800-581-6905 or

May 19

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. “Women of the Old Testament,” Benedictine Sister Angela Jarboe, presenter, session two, 7-9 p.m., $30 per person includes both sessions. Information: 317-788-7581 or

May 20-22

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Practical Christianity,” Benedictine Father Adrian Burke, presenter. Information: 800-581-6905 or

May 25

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. “Thomas Merton Seminar: Bridges to Contemplative Living–Entering the School of Experience,” session three, Benedictine Sister Julie Sewell, presenter, 5:15 p.m. Mass (optional), simple supper, 6 p.m., presentation, 6:30-9 p.m., $85.95 includes book and meal. Information: 317-787-3287, ext. 3032, or

June 1

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. “Thomas Merton Seminar: Bridges to Contemplative Living–Entering the School of Experience,” session four, Benedictine Sister Julie Sewell, presenter, 5:15 p.m. Mass (optional), simple supper, 6 p.m., presentation, 6:30-9 p.m., $85.95 includes book and meal. Information: 317-787-3287, ext. 3032, or

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