September 21, 2012

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The Coming Week

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 for renovated grounds, 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.

September 26

Planned Parenthood, abortion facility, 8590 N. Georgetown Road, Indianapolis. “40 Days for Life” candlelight service, opening prayer vigil, 6 p.m.

St. Mary Parish, 777 S. 11th St., Mitchell. “Persimmon Festival,” Main Street, Mitchell, Italian dinner, $6 adults, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Information: 812-849-3570.

September 27

Riverwalk Banquet Center, 6729 Westfield Boulevard, Indianapolis. Guardian Angel Guild, luncheon and style show, 11 a.m., $40 per person. Information:

September 28-29

SS. Francis and Clare Parish, 5901 Olive Branch Road, Greenwood. “Fall Festival,” Fri. 5 p.m.-midnight, Sat. noon-midnight, rides, art in the park, music. Information: 317-859-4673.

September 29

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 5333 E. Washington St., Indianapolis. “Chili Cook-Off and Festival,” chili cook-off, noon-3 p.m., festival, 6-11 p.m., games, food, music, silent auction, festival times may change closer to event. Information: 317-356-7291.

Washington Park, 3130 E. 30th St., Indianapolis. Society of St. Vincent de Paul, fifth annual “Friends of the Poor Walk,” registration, 1 p.m., walk, 2 p.m. Information:

Oldenburg Academy, auditorium, 1 Twister Circle, Oldenburg. Alumni concert featuring Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours, 7:30 p.m. $25 per person. Information: 812-934-4440, ext. 240, or

September 30

Most Holy Name of Jesus School, 1301 Main St., Beech Grove. Homecoming, noon-4 p.m., football game, food. Information: 317-865-3051 or

Fayette County Fairgrounds, 2690 N. Park Road, Connersville. St. Gabriel Parish, Connersville, “Fall Festival,” fried chicken dinner, games, pumpkins, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 765-825-8578.

St. Mark Parish, 5377 Acorn Road, Tell City. Parish picnic, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., ham shoot, quilts, games, chili. Information: 812-836-2481.

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General Announcements

‘Eucharistic Rosary Rally for Religious Liberty’ is Sept. 30

A “Eucharistic Rosary Rally for the Protection of Our Religious Liberties” is scheduled on Sept. 30 at Marian University in Indianapolis.

A procession will begin at 2 p.m. from the Bishop Chartrand Memorial Chapel in Marian Hall followed by recitation of the rosary and a sung Divine Mercy chaplet at 3 p.m.

Before those events, a Mass will be offered at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel then adoration will follow until the time of the procession.

The speaker for the event will be Father Jerry Byrd, associate pastor of St. Barnabas Parish in Indianapolis. Father Byrd is the archdiocese’s newest priest and was ordained in June.

Participants are welcome to bring images of Our Lady to carry in the procession.

“I offer my sincere encouragement to you in this endeavor, and thank you for the work that you are doing to pray for and support religious freedom,” said Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, apostolic administrator.

For more information about this event, call 317-888-0873.


Hispanic ministry is focus of Sept. 29 event at Cardinal Ritter High School in Indianapolis

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

The archdiocesan event begins at 9 a.m., and is intended for people who minister, serve or volunteer at Catholic parishes and schools with a Latino presence.

Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, apostolic administrator, will welcome participants and offer the opening prayer.

A fiesta at 5 p.m. concludes the program, which is sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Multicultural Ministry’s Hispanic Ministry.

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

Timothy Gonzalez will assist with the bilingual sessions.

Presentations and group discussions throughout the day will focus on the growth of Hispanic ministry in the third millennium, the history and principles of Hispanic ministry, Latino families and youth, ministering to different generations of Latinos, faith expressions, Hispanic spirituality, intercultural ministry and the call to serve one another.

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


St. Francis Health sponsors memorial walk and events to remember babies who died

Franciscan St. Francis Health will host its 27th annual “Walk to Remember” on Oct. 6.

The walk begins at 11 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 89 N. 17th St., in Beech Grove and proceeds to nearby Sarah T. Bolton Park.

The program at the park lasts about 90 minutes. Participants are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and a picnic lunch.

The event is a chance for hundreds of families from central Indiana who have lost children through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death to gather and remember their babies. The service includes music, poetry, a reading of the infants’ names and a balloon release.

Representatives of Franciscan St. Francis Health will be available to discuss ways to cope with infant loss and explain the hospital’s “Memories to Hold” support group for grieving families.

For more information, call 317-528-5199. To register for the memorial service, log on to and search for “Walk to Remember.”

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Retreats and Programs

September 28-30

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Beauty As a Pathway to God–Religious Art and Symbols in the Spiritual Life, Part II,” Benedictine Brother Martin Erspamer, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 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:

October 2-4

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “To Pray as Jesus Prayed–The Psalms in Prayer and Worship,” Benedictine Father Vincent Tobin, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 or

October 5-7

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Be Angry But Do Not Sin,” Benedictine Brother Zachary Wilberding, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 or

October 7

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Working Hands and Healing Hearts–A Prayer Shawl Ministry,” Beth Hirtzel, presenter, 2-6 p.m., $35 per person. Information: 317-545-7681 or

October 9

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Day of Reflection,” Father Michael McKinney, presenter, $38 per person includes continental breakfast and lunch. Information: 317-545-7681 or

October 13

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “A Taste of Fatima,” day of celebration and guided meditation, Father James Farrell, presenter, Mass, 4 p.m., Bishop Christopher Coyne, concelebrant, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., free-will offering. Information: 317-545-7681 or

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