March 9, 2012

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The Coming Week

March 9

Our Lady of Lourdes School, 30 S. Downey Ave., Indianapolis. Men's Club, Lenten fish fry, 5-8 p.m., $6 adults, $3 children. Information:

Our Lady of the Greenwood School, 399 S. Meridian St., Greenwood. Lenten fish fry, 5-7 p.m. Information: 317-888-2861 or

Wheeler Arts Building, 1035 Sanders St., Indianapolis. Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, "Evening of Irish Music with Eunan McIntyre," 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m., $10 per person, adults only. Information: 317-224-6507.

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish, 211 Fourth St., Aurora. Lenten fish fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Information: 812-926-1558.

March 9-10

St. Augustine Home for the Aged, 2345 W. 86th St., Indianapolis. Little Sisters of the Poor, rummage sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Information:

Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Twister Circle, Oldenburg. Oldenburg Academy, Drama Club, You Can't Take It With You, 7 p.m. Information:

812-933-0737, ext, 244, or

March 10

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.

Northside Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Bishop Chatard High School social and fundraiser, "Tropical Tribute VI," 7:30 p.m.-midnight, $30 per person. Information: 317-872-5088 or

St. Thomas More Parish, 1200 N. Indiana St., Mooresville. Women's Club, chicken noodle supper, 6 p.m. Information: 317-831-4142 or

St. Mary Parish, 415 E. Eighth St., New Albany. "Celebrate St. Mary's," gala, 6:30 p.m.-midnight, $50 per person. Reservations: 812-944-0417 or

March 11

St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis. Mass, 11 a.m., Ancient Order of Hibernians luncheon, Indiana Roof Ballroom, 140 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, $35 adults, children 12 and under $16. Reservations: 317-359-7147.

Holy Cross Parish, 125 N. Oriental St., Indianapolis. St. Patrick's Day party, adults only, 4-7 p.m., $5 per person, food available, table reservations available. Information: 317-787-1779.

SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. "Liturgy of the Hours," 5 p.m. Information: 316-634-4519.

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

Providence Cristo Rey High School, 75 N. Belleview Place, Indianapolis. Open house, 3 p.m. Information: 317-860-1000 or

March 13

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Maria Guild, Mass for deceased members, 11 a.m., meeting, 12:30 p.m. Information: 317-885-5098 or

Father Thomas Scecina Memorial High School, 5000 Nowland Ave., Indianapolis. Indianapolis East Deanery band festival, 6 p.m., no charge. Information: 317-356-6377 or

Marian University, Ruth Lilly Student Center, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis. Adult programs information meeting, 6 p.m., reservations requested. Information: 317-955-6271 or

Marian University, library auditorium, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis. "St. Clare of Assisi–A Prophetic Voice for Us Today," Franciscan Father John Doctor, presenter, 7 p.m., no charge. Information: 317-955-6775 or

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, gallery, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. Thomas Lecture on Philosophy and Theology, "The Naturalization of Christianity in Modern China," Dr. Xi Lian, presenter, 7 p.m. Information: 800-682-0988 or

March 13-14

Clowes Memorial Hall, 4602 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis. Catholic Charities fundraiser, Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company, 7 p.m. Information: 317-592-4072 or

March 14

St. Thomas More Parish, preschool, 1200 N. Indiana St., Mooresville. Open house, 6:30 p.m. Information: 317-831-4142 or

March 15

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

March 16

Northside Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange, Mass, breakfast and program, "The Ballard Rules: Small Unit Leadership," Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, presenter, 6:30-8:30 a.m., $14 members, $20 non-members. Reservations and information:

March 17

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.

Monastery Immaculate Conception, Kordes Center, 802 E. 10th St., Ferdinand. "Forgiving What We Cannot Forget," Benedictine Sister Jane Becker, presenter, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. $40 per person includes lunch, registration due March 14. Information: 800-880-2777, ext. 2915, or

March 18

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

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General Announcements

College men invited to apply to Benedictine Scholars Program

Saint Meinrad Archabbey invites college men to apply for its new Benedictine Scholars Program.

The program will take place from June 2 to July 29 on the campus in St. Meinrad.

The Benedictine Scholars Program is an eight-week summer course offering young men interested in a possible religious vocation the chance to experience life at a Benedictine monastery while earning money and advancing their education.

Participants will live on the campus with room and board provided, and join the monastic community for prayer, meals and recreation.

Mornings will be spent working on campus to earn a stipend. In the afternoons, participants will take a graduate-level course at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, and participate in other formation and discernment activities.

The program is open to Catholic men currently pursuing college or graduate degrees. There is no charge for the program, but spaces are limited.

For more information or to apply, log on to or contact the Archabbey's Office of Monastery Vocations at 812-357-6318 or


Breakfast and lunch meetings promote Catholic schools throughout archdiocese

Seven regional Celebrating Catholic School Values breakfast or lunch meetings will be held throughout the archdiocese during the next few weeks.

The meetings are advance gatherings as part of a new direction for the Celebrating Catholic School Values fall scholarship event.

The Office of Catholic Education will partner with Catholic schools to make people aware of the 50 percent state tax credit as well as a federal tax benefit available to those who sponsor the new Indiana Tax Credit Scholarships.

Students who start at a Catholic school on one of these scholarships can become eligible for the new Indiana State School Vouchers after one year in the Catholic school.

It is an extraordinary opportunity to help children attend Catholic schools.

The schedule is as follows:

  • March 13—8 a.m., Indianapolis West Deanery breakfast, Holy Family Council, Knights of Columbus Hall, 5350 Allied Blvd., in Indianapolis.
  • March 14—noon, Seymour Deanery lunch, Christopher Columbus Council #1414, Knights of Columbus Hall, 4440 Middle Road, in Columbus.
  • March 15—noon, New Albany Deanery and Prince of Peace Schools, Madison lunch, Cardinal Ritter Council #1221, Knights of Columbus Hall, 809 E. Main St., in New Albany.
  • March 19—8 a.m., Indianapolis South Deanery breakfast, Msgr. Downey Council #3660, Knights of Columbus Hall, 511 E. Thompson Road, in Indianapolis.
  • March 20—8 a.m., Indianapolis East Deanery breakfast, St. Joseph's Council #5290, Knights of Columbus Hall, 4332 N. German Church Road, in Indianapolis.
  • March 21—8 a.m., Indianapolis North Deanery breakfast, St. Pius X Council #3433, Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., in Indianapolis.
  • April 10—noon, Connersville Deanery and Batesville Deanery lunch, St. Gabriel Council #861, Knights of Columbus Hall, 921 Central Ave., in Connersville.

To participate in a meeting, call your local Catholic school principal or the archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education at 800-382-9836, ext. 1430.

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Retreats and Programs

March 11

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. "Coffee Talk: Resurrection Mysteries–New Prayers for the Rosary," Franciscan Sister Sharonlu Sheridan, presenter, 10:45 a.m.-noon, free-will offering. Information: 812-933-6437 or

March 12

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. "Come Away and Rest Awhile," silent, non-guided day of reflection, $30 per person. Information: 317-545-7681 or

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. "Woman Talk: Time Management–The Epic Drama of Order vs. Chaos," session two of five, Michele Kuntz Wood, presenter, 6:30-9 p.m., $25 per person includes dinner. Information: 317-788-7581 or

March 13-15

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. "To Jerusalem and Beyond," midweek retreat, Benedictine Father Vincent Tobin, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 or

March 14

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. "Lenten Journey–Ways of Forgiveness," session two of three, Benedictine Sister Angela Jarboe, presenter, 6:30-9 p.m., $25 per person includes dinner. Information: 317-788-7581 or

March 15

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Lenten series, "Four Contemporary Stories of Discovering One's Way," session three of four, Franciscan Sister Barbara Leonhard, presenter, 6:30-8 p.m., $15 per session or two for $25. Information: 812-933-6437 or

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