September 7, 2012

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The Coming Week

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. Registrations 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.

September 11

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Maria Guild, meeting, 12:30 p.m. Information: 317-885-5098.

September 12-November 21

St. Joan of Arc Parish, 4217 Central Ave., Indianapolis. “Catholicism– The Catholic Faith as You’ve Never Seen it Before,” Father Robert Barron’s DVD series, 7-8:30 p.m. Information: 317-283-5508 or

September 13

St. Joseph University Church, 113 S. Fifth St., Terre Haute. “Age to Age: Generations of Faith” Concert, Steve Angrisano, Dan Schutte and Curtis Stephan, musicians, 7:30 p.m., $15 adults, $10 students, $40 family pass (two adults and up to three children). Information: 812-232-7011 or

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 14598 Oakridge Road, Carmel, Ind. (Diocese of Lafayette). Catholic Professional Business Club, Mass, 6:30 a.m., breakfast and program to follow, Denny Sponsel, president, RJE business interiors. Information:

September 14-15

St. Malachy Parish, 326 N. Green St., Brownsburg. “Country Fair and Hog Roast,” Fri. and Sat. 4-11 p.m., food, booths, games. Information: 317-852-3195.

St. Thomas More Parish, 1200 N. Indiana St., Mooresville. “Applefest,” Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat. all day, rides, food, entertainment, car show, 5 K walk. Information: 317-831-4142 or

September 14-16

St. Lawrence Parish, 6944 E. 46th St., Indianapolis. “Fall Festival,” food, rides, games, music, Fri. 5-11 p.m., Sat. 3-11 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m. Information: 317-546-4065.

September 15

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.

St. Thomas More Parish, 1200 N. Indiana St., Mooresville. “Applefest,” free clinic, 5 K run/walk, 8:30 a.m., $15 per person, pre-registered with shirt $20, $20 per person day of walk, $25 with shirt. Information: 317-370-2320 or

Decatur County Sports Complex, 245 S. County Road 200 W, Greensburg. St. Mary School Alumni and Friends Association, “Kickball Classic,” 1 p.m. $10 per person, brackets for first-grade to adult, registrations due Sept. 10. Information: 812-663-2849 or

Most Holy Name of Jesus School, 21 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. “Harvest Moon” social, 6:30 p.m., $100 per person includes dinner for two, auction. Information: 317-791-7127 or

St. Rita Parish, 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave., Indianapolis. “Kids Day Festival,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m., games, food. Information: 317-632-9349.

St. Bridget Parish, 404 E. Vine St., Liberty. “Oktoberfest,” all day, food, games, entertainment. Information: 765-458-6818.

September 16

Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant, 3550 E. 86t St., Indianapolis. St. Mary Academy, 45th class reunion, 1 p.m., $35 per person. Information: 317-244-5623 or

St. Maurice Parish, 1963 N. St. John St., Greensburg. Country breakfast to benefit Maryknoll Father Dennis Moorman’s mission work, 8 a.m.-noon, free-will offering, Mass, 10 a.m. Information: 812-663-4754.

St. Michael Parish, 101 St. Michael Drive, Charlestown. “Septemberfest,” fried chicken dinner, quilts, games, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 812-256-3200.

St. Louis Parish, 13 E. St. Louis Place, Batesville. “Fall Festival,” 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m., food, games. Information: 812-934-3204.

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

Holy Trinity Parish, Bockhold Hall, 902 N. Holmes Ave., Indianapolis. Euchre party, 1:30 p.m., $4 per person.

St. Mary Parish, 317 N. Washington, Huntingburg, Ind. (Diocese of Evansville). Parish picnic, chicken and roast beef dinners, chicken noodle soup, quilts, games, music, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 812-309-8033 or

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General Announcements

Right to Life of Indianapolis’ annual ‘Celebrate Life’ dinner set for Sept. 18

The 30th annual “Celebrate Life” dinner sponsored by Right to Life of Indianapolis will begin at 6 p.m. on Sept. 18 in the Sagamore Ballroom at the Indiana Convention Center,

100 S. Capitol Ave., in Indianapolis.

The keynote speaker at the fundraising event will be Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League.

Scheidler was also the coordinator of the “Stand Up for Religious Freedom” rallies that took place across the country earlier this year, which drew more than 75,000 participants.

Tickets are $60 per person. To purchase tickets or for more information, log on to, send an e-mail to or call 317-582-1526.


Society of St. Vincent de Paul benefits from vehicle donations

The vehicle donation program of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Indianapolis is now in its third year.

Vehicles, including cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats, donated to the society are auctioned off and the proceeds benefit the society’s parish conference that is closest to the donor’s home.

In the first half of 2012, 22 vehicles were donated within the archdiocese, earning the society more than $17,000.

Since the society is an all-volunteer organization, all proceeds are used to give emergency assistance, including rent, utilities, transportation, medicine and food, to families in need.

Nationally, the program has generated more than $1.5 million in income for the society since its launch in 2010.

To donate a vehicle or for more information on the program, log on to or call 800-322-8284.

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Retreats and Programs

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

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “Men’s Night,” Father Carl Hawver, presenter, 7-8:30 p.m., free-will offering. Information: 812-933-6437.

September 12

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “Contemplative Prayer,” Franciscan Sister Olga Wittekind, presenter, 3-4:30 p.m., $5 per session. Information: 812-933-6437.

September 14-16

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

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Prayer–What Is It Really?” Benedictine Father Adrian Burke, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 or

September 16

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “Coffee Talk—The Stigmata,” Franciscan Sister Patty Campbell, presenter, 10:45 a.m.-noon, free-will offering. Information: 812-933-6437.

September 17

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. “Catholic Identity and Doctrine–Praying the Liturgical Year,” session two of four, Father James Farrell, presenter, 6:30-9 p.m., $25 per session includes dinner. Information: 317-788-7851 or

September 18-October 23

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. OFC Book Club, “Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope,” six sessions, Franciscan Sister Janet Born, presenter, 1-2:30 p.m. Information: 812-933-6437.

September 21-23

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Men’s Weekend Retreat–Come Away and Rest in God,” Father James Farrell, presenter, $153 per person. 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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