August 19, 2011

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The Coming Week

August 19

Northside Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange, Mass, breakfast and program, “Catholic Confusion Over Health Care Reform,” Dr. Matthew Will, presenter, 6:30-8:30 a.m. $14 members, $20 non-members. Reservations and information:

August 19-20

Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish, 7225 Southeastern Ave., Indianapolis. “Augustravaganza,” rides, food, music, entertainment, 4 p.m.-midnight. Information: 317-357-1200.

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 46th and Illinois streets, Indianapolis. “SausageFest,” food, music, Fri. 6 p.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 6-11 p.m. Information: 317-253-1461.

August 20

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

Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish, 7225 Southeastern Ave., Indianapolis. “5K Run and Walk,” 9 a.m. Information: 317-357-1200.

Murphy’s Steakhouse, 4189 N. Keystone Ave., Indianapolis. St. Philip Neri School, Class of 1951, 60-year reunion, noon. Information: 317-357-4443.

St. Maurice Parish, 8874 N. Harrison St., Napoleon. Pulled-pork dinner, 4-7:30 p.m., $8 adults, $4 children 6-12 years old. Information: 812-852-4394 or

August 21

St. Pius Parish, County Road 500 E., Sunman. Parish picnic, chicken dinner, mock turtle soup, games, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 812-623-8007.

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

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.

August 24

Archbishop O’Meara Catholic Center, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Office of Family Ministries, “Annulment Workshop,” 7-9 p.m. Information: 317-236-1586 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1586, or

St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis. Theology on Tap series, “Heaven and Hell–Are You Prepared for the End of the World?” seminiarian Daniel Bedel, presenter, 7 p.m. Information: or

August 25-27

St. Ann Parish, 6350 Mooresville Road, Indianapolis. Parish festival, rides, games, food, 5-11 p.m. Information: 317-821-2909.

August 26

Archbishop O’Meara Catholic Center, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Catholics United for the Faith, Abba, Father Chapter meeting, 6:30-8 p.m. Information: 317-236-1569, 800-382-9836, ext. 1569, or

St. Rose of Lima Parish, 114 Lancelot Drive, Franklin. All Pro Dad, “Dad’s Day,” breakfast program, 6:30-8 a.m., $6 per person. Information:

August 26-27

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 27

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 5692 Central Ave., Indianapolis. 5K run/walk, registration, 8 a.m., walk, 9 a.m., $15 per person includes shirt, $50 per family of four or more includes shirts. Registration:

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 5692 N. Central Ave., Indianapolis. “Fall Kick-Off Fest,” food, music, games, movies, $1 adults, under 21 free, 4-11 p.m. Information: 317-257-2266.

Mount St. Francis Retreat Center, 101 St. Anthony Drive, Mount St. Francis. Picnic, 11 a.m.-midnight, chicken dinner, games, quilts. Information: 812-923-8817.

August 27-28

St. Mary Parish, 302 E. McKee St., Greensburg. Parish festival, Fri. adult night, 5:30 p.m., Sat. family festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., chicken dinner, games. Information: 812-663-8427.

August 28

St. Joan of Arc Parish, Doyle Hall, 4217 Central Ave., Indianapolis. Holy Family Ministry health fair, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Information. 317-283-5508, ext. 123.

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

Aug. 20 marriage presentations are cancelled at St. Monica Parish

A series of presentations on the sacrament of marriage scheduled on Aug. 20 at St. Monica Parish in Indianapolis and featuring nationally known speaker Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers has been cancelled due to low advance registration.

Deacon Burke-Sivers’ presentation about “The Future of the African-American Family–A Catholic Perspective” is still scheduled and begins at 7 p.m. on Aug. 19 at St. Rita Parish’s Father Bernard Strange Family Life Center, 1800 N. Arsenal Ave., in Indianapolis.

A pitch-in dinner before the presentation will begin at 6 p.m. For more information or to sign up for this event, call Jane Cooley at 317-632-9349.

Deacon Burke-Sivers will participate in the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants Mass beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 20 at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 3354 W. 30th St., in Indianapolis.

Following the Mass, pro-life supporters are invited to stay at the church for eucharistic adoration or gather outside an abortion facility at 3607 W. 16th St. to pray a rosary.

Following the rosary, participants return to the church to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy followed by Benediction. The devotions conclude at approximately 10:45 a.m.


Aug. 20 bike tour benefits Haitian clinic

St. Malachy Parish in Brownsburg will sponsor a “Help for Haiti Bicycle Tour” at 9 a.m. on Aug. 20.

The tour starts at Williams Park, 940 S. Locust Lane, in Brownsburg. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

Four tour routes through Boone and Hendricks counties range in distance from 10 miles to 63 miles. Rest stops with bathroom facilities, water and snacks will be available along all routes.

Proceeds from the “Help for Haiti Bicycle Tour” will be used to expand a medical clinic that was built by St. Malachy parishioners in 2000 at St. Marguerite Parish in Port Margot, Haiti.

The clinic has been inundated in the past 12 to 18 months by people affected by the cholera epidemic, which followed the devastating January 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Registration on the day of the tour is $30 for individuals and $45 for families.

For more information, log on to or send an e-mail to Tom Farris, the organizer of the fundraising tour, at

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Retreats and Programs

August 19-21

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Reflections on the Miracles Stories of the Gospels,” Benedictine Father Eugene Hensell, presenter. Information: 800-581-6905 or

August 23-25

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “By the Finger of God–The Miracles of Jesus,” midweek retreat, Benedictine Father Vincent Tobin, presenter. Information: 800-581-6905 or

August 26-28

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Simplicity Retreat Revised–A Way of Life,” Benedictine Father Noël Mueller, presenter. Information: 800-581-6905 or

September 2-4

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Pray Your Way to Happiness,” Benedictine Brother Maurus Zoeller, presenter. Information: 800-581-6905 or

September 7-28

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. “A Thomas Merton Seminar: Bridges to Contemplative Living–Discovering the Hidden Ground of Love,” Vol. 4, four-session workshop, Benedictine Sister Julie Sewell, presenter, Mass, 5:15 p.m., simple supper, 6 p.m., session 6:30-9 p.m., $85.95 per person includes book and simple supper. Information: 317-788-7581 or

September 9-11

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “What Did Jesus Know about Eucharist?” Benedictine Father Jeremy King, presenter. Information: 800-581-6905 or

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