September 14, 2012

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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 T-shirt $20, $20 per person day of walk, $25 with T-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., brackets for first-grade students to adults. 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. 86th St., Indianapolis. St. Mary Academy, 45th class reunion, 1 p.m., $35 per person. Information: 317-244-5623 or

Marian University, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis. “Beauty and Justice–From the Medieval Franciscans to Latino Catholicism Today,” Peter Casarella, presenter, 2 p.m. Information: 317-955-6775 or

St. Maurice Parish, 1963 N. St. John St., Greensburg. Country-style 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.

St. Meinrad Community Center, St. Meinrad. “Fall Festival,” chicken dinners, famous soup, quilts, music, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 812-639-7317 or

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church, St. Meinrad. Organ concert, Cristiano Rizzotto Vidal Pessôa, organist, 3 p.m., no charge. Information: 800-682-0988 or

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 St., 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

September 18

Indiana Convention Center, Sagamore Ballroom, 100 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis. 30th annual “Celebrate Life” dinner, Eric Scheidler, keynote speaker, 6 p.m., $60 per person. Information: 317-582-1526 or

St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. 5th St., Terre Haute. “Age to Age–Generations of Faith” concert, Steve Angrisano, Dan Schutt and Curtis Stephan, vocalists, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: and St. Joseph University Parish. Information: 877-271-3786 or

September 19

Calvary Cemetery, Mausoleum Chapel, 435 W. Troy Ave., Indianapolis. Mass, 2 p.m. Information: 317-784-4439 or

St. Mary-of-the-Knobs Parish, 3033 Martin Road, Floyds Knobs. Dessert and card party, 7-10 p.m., $5 per person. Information: 812-923-3011.

Columbus Bar, 322 Fourth St., Columbus. Theology on Tap, “What’s the Fuss with the Mandate?” David Milroy, presenter, 7 p.m. Information: 812-379-9353, ext. 241, or

September 19-October 1

St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower) Church, 4720 E. 13th St., Indianapolis. Novena to St. Therese of Lisieux, weekdays, 5:30 p.m. Information: 317-357-8352 or

September 20

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

September 21

Northside Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange, Mass, breakfast and program, “The Road Less Traveled,” James Danko, president of Butler University in Indianapolis, 6:30-8:30 a.m., $14 members, $20 non-members. Reservations and information:

September 21-22

St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 1723 I St., Bedford. “Oktoberfest,” Fri. 4-11 p.m., Sat. 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m., polka Mass, 5 p.m., German dinner, games. Information: 812-275-6539.

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Parish, 23455 Gavin Lane, Lawrenceburg. Parish festival, 5-11 p.m., Fri. fish fry, Sat. hog wild meal, rides. Information: 812-656-8700.

September 22

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. Vincent de Paul Parish, 4218 E. Michigan Road, Shelbyville. Knights of Columbus, pork chop supper, 3:30-6:30 p.m., $10 adults, $6 children 6-12. Information: 317-392-3082 or weimar63@mach1

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Blessing and ribbon cutting ceremony, 2 p.m., reception to follow. Information: 317-788-7581 or

September 23

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

St. Michael Parish, 11400 Farmers Lane, N.E., Bradford. Parish picnic, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., dinner, booths, games, silent auction. Information: 812-364-6646.

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General Announcements

Society of St. Vincent de Paul to host ‘Friends of the Poor’ walk on Sept. 29

The annual “Friends of the Poor—Walk a Mile in My Shoes,” the Society of St. Vincent de Paul fundraiser to benefit Indianapolis’ neediest citizens, is Sept. 29 at Washington Park, 3130 E. 30th St., in Indianapolis.

Registration for the walk begins at 1 p.m. and the walk starts at 2 p.m. After the walk, refreshments will be served and participants will be able to take a guided tour of the soceity’s Food Pantry.

All proceeds from the “Friends of the Poor—Walk a Mile in My Shoes” fundraiser will benefit the families and individuals served at the Indianapolis SSVdP Food Pantry, Distribution Center and Beggars for the Poor ministry.

The “Friends of the Poor” walk is one of the few programs that has no administrative fees. All proceeds go directly to those being helped by SSVdP.

To sign up for the walk, sponsor a walker, become a “virtual walker” or get more information, log on to

The walk is also promoted on Facebook at “Indy SSVdP Walk for the Poor” and Twitter at @IndySSVdPWalk.


Day of enrichment for those in Hispanic ministry is set for Sept. 29

“Serving One Another—Hispanic Presence in the Archdiocese,” a day of enrichment, celebration, worship and sharing, will be held on Sept. 29 at Cardinal Ritter High School, 3360 W. 30th St., in Indianapolis.

The event starts at 9 a.m. and is intended for all those who minister, serve or volunteer at a parish or school with a Latino presence.

Dr. Timothy Matovina, professor of theology and executive director of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, is the keynote speaker.

Topics to be explored during the day include the history and principles of Hispanic ministry; Latino families and youth; ministering to first, second and third generations of Latinos; faith expressions; Hispanic spirituality; and intercultural ministry.

In addition to Matovina’s keynote address, highlights of the event include an opening prayer with Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, apostolic administrator, as well as two group sessions, panel discussion and a fiesta after the closing prayer.

For more information, contact Franciscan Brother Moises Gutierrez at 317-592-4068 or Gloria Guillen at 317-236-1443.

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Retreats and Programs

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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