August 31, 2012

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The Coming Week

August 31

St. Monica Church, 6131 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis. Office of Family Ministries, “Family Mass and Social for Separated and Divorced Catholics,” 7:30 p.m., gathering, 8 p.m., Mass. Information: 317-236-1586 or

St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 7575 Holliday Drive E., Indianapolis. Charismatic Mass, praise and worship, 7 p.m., Mass, 7:30 p.m. Information: 317-846-0705.

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Maria Guild, rummage sale, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Information: 317-885-5098 or

Slovenian National Home, 2717 W. 10th St., Indianapolis. “Polka Jam,” 6 p.m., music, food. Information: 317-632-0619 or

August 31-September 2

St. Joseph Parish, 1375 S. Mickley Ave., Indianapolis. “Fall Festival,” food, rides, games, Fri. 5 p.m.-1 a.m., Sat. 5-11 p.m., Sun. 3-11 p.m. Information: 317-244-9002.

August 31-September 3

Sacred Heart Parish, gymnasium, 558 Nebeker St., Clinton. Spaghetti dinner, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Information: 765-832-8468.

September 2

St. John the Evangelist Parish, 9995 E. Base Road, Enochsburg. Parish festival, fried chicken and roast beef dinners, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 812-934-2880.

Slovenian National Home, 1340 Yates Lane, Avon. “Slovenian Festival” in honor of all veterans, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., $5 per person, children 16 and under no charge when accompanied by an adult, Memorial Mass, noon. Information: 317-632-0619 or

September 3

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 4791 E. Morris Church St., Morris. “Labor Day Picnic,” chicken dinner, games, food, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Information: 812-934-6218.

St. Peter Parish, 1207 East Road, Brookville. “Labor Day Festival,” 10 a.m.-7 p.m., country style chicken dinner, 10:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., quilts, games. Information and reservations: 812-623-3670.

September 5

Archbishop O’Meara Catholic Center, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Solo Seniors, Catholic, educational, charitable and social singles, 50 and over, single, separated, widowed or divorced, new members welcome, 6:30 p.m. Information: 317-370-1189.

Columbus Bar, 322 Fourth St., Columbus. Theology on Tap, “Myth Busters–Catholic Edition,” Father Peter Marshall, presenter, 7 p.m. Information: 812-379-9353, ext. 241, or

September 6

St. Susanna Parish, 1210 E. Main St., Plainfield. “Pie with a Priest,” speaker series, 6:30-8 p.m., no charge. Information: 317-838-7722 or

September 7

Marian University, chapel, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis. Lumen Dei meeting, Mass, 6:30 a.m., breakfast following Mass, Information:

St. Anne Parish, 5267 N. Hamburg Road, Oldenburg. Turkey supper, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Information: 812-934-5854.

September 7-9

St. Mary Parish, 212 Washington St., North Vernon. Parish festival, rides, music, silent auction, dinners, Fri. 5 p.m.-midnight, Sat. 9 a.m.-midnight, Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 812-346-3604.

September 8

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.

St. Joan of Arc Parish, 4217 N. Central Ave., Indianapolis. “French Market,” noon-10 p.m., French food, booths, children’s activity area, entertainment. Information: 317-283-5508.

Marian Inc. Ballroom, 1011 E. St. Clair St., Indianapolis. Eighth annual “Feast of the Holy Cross” dinner, dance and auction, 6-10:30 p.m. reservations deadline Sept. 6. Information: 317-578-4581 or 317-695-6323.

St. Susanna Parish, 1210 E. Main St., Plainfield. “Praying through Poetry” workshop, 9:30-11:30 a.m., no charge. Information: 317-838-7722 or

Carmelite Monastery, 59 Allendale, Terre Haute. Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, prayer vigil, Mass, 7:30 a.m., Planned Parenthood, 30 S. 3rd St., 9:30 a.m., prayer, St. Patrick Adoration Chapel, 1807 Poplar St., 10 a.m., Divine Mercy Chaplet. Information:

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, White Violet Center, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. “Beginning Weaving” workshop, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $100 per person plus $15 for materials, lunch included. Registration due Aug. 31. Information and registrations: 812-535-2932.

September 8-9

St. Michael Parish, 145 St. Michael Blvd., Brookville. “Fall Fest,” family style chicken dinner, Sat. 4-10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Information: 765-647-5462.

September 9

St. Mary (Immaculate Conception) Parish, 512 N. Perkins St., Rushville. “Fall Festival,” music, dance, Sun. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., chicken dinner. Information: 765-932-2588.

St. Augustine Parish, 315 E. Chestnut St., Jeffersonville. “Harvest Celebration,” chicken dinner, baked goods, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 812-282-2677.

St. Pius V Parish, Highway 66, Troy. “Fall Festival,” 11 a.m.-5 p.m., dinners, games. Information: 812-547-7994.

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General Announcements

Conference for parish nurses is Sept. 14 in Indianapolis

The eighth annual conference of the Indiana Center for Parish Nursing and Health Ministries is Sept. 14 at the Marten House Hotel and Lilly Conference Center, 1801 W. 86th St., in Indianapolis.

The conference, titled “Spiritual Vitality of the Maturing Adult,” will feature speakers Richard Johnson, nationally recognized for his pioneering work in maturing adult faith formation and spiritual gerontology, and Butch Odom, faith community outreach director at the Memphis, Tenn.-based Church Health Center.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast. The registration fee also includes lunch. The conference concludes at 3:15 p.m.

The registration fee is $25 for center members and $40 for non-members prior to the day of the conference. Registration for walk-in participants is $30 for center members and $45 for non-members.

To register or for more information, send an e-mail to Kathy Hetzler, conference chair, at


Romero documentary and workshop examine Church teachings on justice

Mosenor, The Last Journey of Oscar Romero, a 2012 documentary, will be part of a social justice workshop on Sept. 15 at St. Monica Parish, 6131 N. Michigan Road, in Indianapolis.

The workshop will examine how the moral and spiritual choices of one person can make a difference for many people.

It begins at 9:45 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m.

The speakers are members of the theology staff at the University of Notre Dame as well as experts on the struggle for justice in Central America and South America. Holy Cross Father Robert Pelton, professor of theology; Margaret Pfeil, assistant professor of theology; and Victor Maqqua, a sociologist and Ph.D. candidate, will address Catholic teaching on social justice and human dignity.

For more information or to register for the workshop, log on to or contact Anne Corcoran at the parish office at 317-253-2193, ext. 5, or by e-mail at before the Sept. 10 registration deadline.


Terre Haute parish to sponsor family concert on Sept. 13

St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. 5th St., in Terre Haute will sponsor a concert titled “Age to Age: Generations of Faith” at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 13. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m.

The concert will feature Steve Angrisano, Dan Schutte and Curtis Stephan, who together represent three generations of Catholic musicians.

Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for adults and $40 for a family pass (two adults and up to three children), and can be purchased by logging on to or by visiting the parish office.

For more information, call the parish at 812-232-7011 or send an e-mail to Carol Schaffer, campus minister for the parish, at


Actors, dancers and vocalists are needed for program on life of St. Jeanne Jugan

Auditions for actors, dancers and vocalists are underway to perform in a dramatic, musical and choreographed production called “Work Which is Still Unknown” on Oct. 11 at the Carmel Center for the Performing Arts Palladium in Carmel, Ind.

The production will be video reproduced for international distribution.

The performance is a celebration of the life and sainthood of St. Jeanne Jugan, the foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

For more information about auditions, roles and the production, contact Lorita Doucette at 317-251-1815 or by e-mail at


Kickball tournament raises funds for St. Mary Parish in Greensburg

St. Mary’s Alumni and Friends Association (SMAFA) will sponsor its second annual “Kickball Classic” to benefit the capital campaign of St. Mary Parish in Greensburg.

It will begin at 1 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Decatur County Sports Complex, 245 S. County Road 200 W, in Greensburg.

Kickball brackets include elementary grades 1 to 3 through adults. The cost is $10 per person. Families can play for $50 per team.

For more information or to register, call 812-663-2849 or send an e-mail to

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Retreats and Programs

August 31-September 2

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Vatican II–Rediscover the Treasure,” Benedictine Father Jeremy King, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 or

September 2-8

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. “Personally Directed Retreat,” $400 per person. Registration: 812-535-2932 or

September 5

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Day of Reflection, “Ignatian Spirituality–The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola,” Jesuit Father Thomas Widner and Mary Schaffner, presenters, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $38 per person. Information: 317-545-7681 or

September 6

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

September 7-9

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Men’s 12 Steps to Recovery Weekend.” Information: 317-442-2316.

September 10

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Morning for Moms: Children at Church–How Your Kids Are Helping Others to Sainthood!”

Father Pat Beidelman, presenter, child care available, $35 per person. Information: 317-545-7681, ext. 15, or

September 14-16

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Tobit Weekend,” marriage preparation retreat. Information: 317-545-7681 or

September 30

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Pre Cana Conference,” marriage preparation program, 1:15-6 p.m., $45 registration fee. Registrations:

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