September 23, 2011

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September 23

St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1723 South I St., Bedford. Traveling missionary image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Information: 812-275-6539.

September 23-24

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,” 5-11 p.m., games, music, food. Information: 317-859-4673.

September 23-25

Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center, 8220 W. State Road 48, Bloomington. Traveling missionary image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Information: 812-825-4642, ext. 232.

September 23-October 1

St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower) Church, 4720 E. 13th St., Indianapolis. Annual novena in honor of St. Thérèse of Liseaux, 5:30 p.m. Fri.-8:30 a.m. Sat. Information: 317-357-8352.

September 24

Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Sisters of St. Benedict and Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, “Angels of Grace,” fashion show, buffet luncheon and awards program, 11 a.m. Information and reservations: 317-788-7581 or

George Washington Park, 3120 E. 30th St., Indianapolis. Society of St. Vincent de Paul, fourth annual walk, “Friends of the Poor, Walk a Mile in My Shoes,” 2 p.m. Information: 317-924-5769, ext. 236, or

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

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.

Riverboat Inn, 906 E. First St., Madison. Friends’ 25th anniversary event, “Friends of Shawe and Pope John Schools,” 7-9 p.m. no charge. Information: 812-273-4523 or

September 25

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Discalced Carmelites Secular Order meeting, noon. Information: 317-545-7681.

Beech Grove Athletic Field, 13th and Main streets, Beech Grove. Most Holy Name of Jesus School, Alumni Association, homecoming, noon-4 p.m., $2 per person, $5 per family. Information: 317-865-3051 or

St. Mark Parish, 5377 Acorn Road, Tell City. Parish picnic, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., shooting match, quilts, games, homemade pies, chili. Information: 812-836-2481.

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. 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.

St. Lawrence Parish, 312 S. Wilder St., Greensburg. Ladies Auxiliary and Knights of St. John, “Fall Festival,” turkey and roast beef dinners, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Information: 812-663-7893 or

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.

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, games, quilts. Information: 812-482-3076 or

Our Lady of Grace Church, 9900 E. 191st St., Noblesville, Ind. (Diocese of Lafayette). “Misang Filipino,” in honor of the feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila (Mass in Filipino language), 2 p.m., fellowship following Mass, bring a dessert to share. Information: 317-213-3225.

September 26

Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. Institute for Priests and Presbyterates present, “An Evening with G.K. Chesterton,” 7 p.m., no charge. Information: 800-682-0988 or

September 26-28

Holy Family Church, 815 W. Main St., Richmond. Parish mission, “Knock-Seek-Find,” Father James Farrell, presenter, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Information: 765-962-3902.

September 27

Franciscan St. Francis Hospital, Heart Center, 8111 S. Emerson Ave., Indianapolis. “How to Protect Yourself from a Stroke,” Dr. J. D. Graham III, presenter, 6:30 p.m. Information: 317-782-4422, 877-888-1777 or

September 29

Riverwalk Banquet Center, 6729 E. Westfield Blvd., Indianapolis. “Celebrating Angels,” Guardian Angel Guild luncheon and fashion show, 11 a.m., $40 per person. Information: 317-842-3336 or

October 1

St. Mary Parish, Marian Center, 311 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis. “AuctionFest 2011,” 6-9:30 p.m., $20 per family, $8 adult, $5 child 2-12. Information: 317-637-3983 or

Pat Flynn’s Pub, 5198 N. Allisonville Road, Indianapolis. Cathedral Grade School, Class of 1956,` 55-year reunion, 6:30 p.m. Information: 317-891-2908.

St. Joseph Parish, 1375 Mickley Ave., Indianapolis. Altar Society, craft fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., food served, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Information: 317-271-5234.

St. Francis Hospital, 1600 Albany St., Beech Grove. Walk to Remember, 11 a.m. Information: 317-528-5199.

Harrison County Fairgrounds, Corydon. St. Joseph School, “Rock’n Roll Car Show and Street Dance,” 1 p.m.-midnight. Information: 812-734-6909 or

October 2

SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Respect Life Sunday, Mass, 1 p.m., Life Chain, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Information: 317-236-1569 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1569.

St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis. St. John Academy Alumnae Association reunion, Mass, 11 a.m., brunch following at Indiana Convention Center, reservations required. Information: 317-892-4798.

Pete Schickel Farm, Lanesville. St. Mary Parish, high school youth Mass, 6 p.m., hayride and bonfire following Mass. Information: 812-952-2853 or

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

St. Joseph Hill Parish, 2605 St. Joe Road West, Sellersburg. “Fall Festival,” 11 a.m., turkey shoot, food, games, quilts. Information: 812-246-2512.

October 15

East Central High School, 1 Trojan Place, St. Leon. Word of God Prayer Ministry, “Freedom and Healing through Forgiveness,” Immaculee Ilibagiza, presenter, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $40 per person, $20 students from 7th grade to full-time college students, includes lunch if registered by Oct. 1. Information:

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General Announcements

St. Thomas More Society’s annual Red Mass is Oct. 3

The St. Thomas More Society, an organization of Catholic lawyers, judges and law students in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, will host its annual Red Mass at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 3 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St., in Indianapolis.

Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, auxiliary bishop and vicar general, is scheduled to be the principal celebrant.

According to a press release issued by the society, celebrating a Red Mass for legal professionals at the beginning of a court term is a tradition that dates back to the Middle Ages.

It is called a Red Mass because the Holy Spirit, which is symbolized by red vestments, is invoked to guide those participating in the Mass in their work in the legal system.

After the Red Mass, the society will host a dinner to honor the “Man or Woman for All Seasons,” so named for the play and movie about the life of St. Thomas More.

This year’s honoree is Abigail Kuzma, director and chief counsel of the Consumer Protection Division for the Indiana Attorney General.

Kuzma co-founded and served as long-time executive director of the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, a faith-based, non-profit corporation providing legal representation to low-income families in central Indiana.

Dinner tickets are $40, and table sponsorships are available.

For more information about the Red Mass or to purchase tickets for the dinner, call the St. Thomas More Society’s president, Judge David Certo, at 317-331-3669 or send an e-mail to


Elizabella Ball fundraiser set for Oct. 15

St. Elizabeth/Coleman Pregnancy and Adoption Services, an agency of Catholic Charities Indianapolis, will host its Elizabella Ball on Oct. 15 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, 140 W. Washington St., in Indianapolis.

This year’s event marks the 25th anniversary of the first Elizabella Ball.

The annual fundraiser for this historic pro-life agency begins with a reception and silent auction at 6 p.m. A dinner and awards ceremony follows at 7 p.m. Guests are then invited to dance to the music of the Wendy Reed Band at 8:30 p.m.

Individual tickets are $125. Partner table sponsorships cost $2,000 and include recognition in event signage.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call Valerie Sperka at 800-382-9836, ext. 4072, or

317-592-4072 or send an e-mail to Tickets can also be purchased at St. Elizabeth/Coleman’s website at


‘40 Days for Life’ begins on Sept. 28 in Bloomington

A “40 Days for Life” pro-life prayer vigil will take in Bloomington from Sept. 28 to Nov. 6.

Pro-life supporters are encouraged to pray peacefully outside the Planned Parenthood abortion facility, 421 College Ave., in Bloomington from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays through Nov. 6.

To learn more about “40 Days for Life” in Bloomington, call Tom McBroom at 812-877-9251 or log on to

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