November 18, 2011

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The Coming Week

November 18

Northside Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange, Mass, breakfast and program, “A Super Opportunity to Witness to the World,” Chris Gahl, vice president of marketing and communications for Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association, presenter, 6:30-8:30 a.m., $14 members, $20 non-members. Reservations and information:

Athenaeum Ballroom, 401 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis. St. Mary Parish, art auction, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Information: 317-371-2728.

November 19

St. Michael the Archangel Church, 3354 W. 30th St., Indianapolis. Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, pro-life Mass, Father Todd Goodson, 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. Mary Parish, 311 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis. “Transformative Waiting–Advent as a Model for Prophetic Change,” continuing formation workshop, Tim Gonzales, presenter, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 317-637-3983.

Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish, 7225 Southeastern Ave., Indianapolis. Knights of Columbus Council #13105, beer and wine tasting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $10 per person. Information:

St. Michael Parish, 11400 Farmers Lane N.E., Bradford. Spaghetti supper and Christmas bazaar, 4-7:30 p.m., $8 adults, $4 children 4-11. Information: 812-364-6646 or

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

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church, St. Meinrad. Indiana University vocal ensemble concert, 3 p.m., no charge. Information: 812-357-6501 or

November 20

Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Altar Society bazaar and chicken noodle dinner, 12:30-6 p.m., dinner served 12:30-4:30 p.m., crafts, baked goods, games for children, Santa arrives at 3 p.m. Information: 317-784-5454, ext. 2.

Oldenburg Academy, 1 Twister Circle, Oldenburg. Open house, 1-3 p.m. Information: 812-934-4440, ext. 231.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Providence Center, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Bake sale. Information: 812-535-2810 or

Saint Meinrad Archabbey and School of Theology, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. Instrumental music concert, Evansville Brass Quintet and organist Mark X. Hatfield, 3 p.m., no charge. Information: 800-682-0988 or

November 22

Calvary Cemetery Chapel, 435 W. Troy Ave., Indianapolis. Memorial Mass for deceased bishops and priests, 4 p.m. Information: 317-236-1495.

SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. 12th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, 6:30 p.m., prelude music, 7 p.m., prayer service. Information: 317-634-4519.

November 29

Marian University, Ruth Lilly Student Center, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis. Marian’s Adult Programs (MAP) information meeting, 6 p.m. Information: 317-955-6271 or

December 3

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. “Shop INN-Spired Christmas/Holiday Shopportunity,” photos with Santa, pick-up for pre-ordered Springerle cookies, handmade items, Nativity sets, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 317-788-7581 or

Holy Family Parish, 129 W. Daisy Lane, New Albany. New Albany Deanery, young adult mini-retreat, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Information: 812-945-2000 or

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General Announcements

St. Joan of Arc School to host Founder’s Day Celebration

St. Joan of Arc School, 500 E. 42nd St., in Indianapolis will celebrate its 90th anniversary at its first Founder’s Day Celebration on Jan. 13.

Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. with a reception following Mass in Doyle Hall.

Providence Sister Kathleen Desautels, a member of the Class of 1952, will receive the National Catholic Educational Association’s Distinguished Graduate Award at the event.

An original icon of St. Joan of Arc, created by world-renowned iconographer Jan Isham, is on display in the church and available for the auction at the event.

The school would like photographs of graduations, May crownings and first Communions to display in the Heritage Hallway.

For more information or to make reservations, call 317-283-1518 or send an e-mail to or


SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral to change daily Mass schedule

SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., in Indianapolis will soon make changes to its daily Mass schedule.

Beginning on Nov. 28, Mass will be celebrated in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at the cathedral on Monday through Friday at 8 a.m.

Mass will also be celebrated in the chapel at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

There will no longer be a noon Mass celebrated at the cathedral.

Confessions will be heard in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at the cathedral after the 5:15 p.m. Mass on Tuesdays and from noon to 1 p.m. on Fridays.

Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will take place on the first Friday of each month beginning at noon with Benediction starting at 12:45 p.m.

For more information, call the parish office at 317-634-4519.


Bishop Chatard to host 2nd annual Thanksgiving meal for those in need.

Bishop Chatard High School will serve a free Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, November 24th from 1-4 p.m. The meal will be served in the school’s cafeteria (5885 N. Crittenden Ave.).

The first 300 guests to arrive will be served. Bishop Chatard decided to host the event last year when the administration realized there was no Thanksgiving meal for those in need in the school’s zip code (46220).

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Retreats and Programs

November 20

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “Youth Night at the ’Burg,” 6:30-8 p.m. Information: 812-933-6437 or

November 21

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Come Away and Rest Awhile,” silent reflection day, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $30 per person includes continental breakfast and lunch. Information: 317-545-7681 or

November 28

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Friends of Fatima Monthly Mass and Social,” 9 a.m., breakfast following Mass. Information: 317-545-7681 or

November 29

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. “Advent,” Faith Building Institutions (FBI) program, 5:15 p.m. evening prayer, 6 p.m. dinner and program. Information: 317-788-7581 or

December 2-4

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “From Darkness to Light,” Father Jim Farrell and Mary Weber, presenters, $153 per person. Information: 317-545-7681 or

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