September 28, 2012

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The Coming Week

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.

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 5333 E. Washington St., Indianapolis. “Chili Cook-Off and Festival,” Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat., chili cook-off, noon-3 p.m., festival, 6-10 p.m., games, food, music, silent auction, festival times may change closer to event. Information: 317-356-7291.

September 29

Cardinal Ritter Jr./Sr. High School, 3360 W. 30th St., Indianapolis. Archdiocesan Office of Multicultural Ministry, Hispanic Ministry, “Serving One Another–Hispanic Presence in the Archdiocese,” for all who minister, serve and volunteer at a parish or school with a Latino presence, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dr. Timothy Matovina, keynote speaker. Information: 317-592-4068 or 317-236-1443.

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

St. Barnabas Church, 8300 Rahke Road, Indianapolis. “A Cup of Coffee with a Dose of Conscience,” 9:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m., Dr. Kevin Schemenauer, assistant professor of theology at Marian University in Indianapolis, and others, presenters, snacks provided. Information and reservations: 317-403-5219 or

September 30

Marian University, Bishop Chartrand Memorial Chapel, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis. “Eucharistic Rosary Rally for Protection of Our Religious Liberties,” 2-3:30 p.m. Information: 317-888-0873.

Most Holy Name of Jesus School, 1301 Main St., Beech Grove. Homecoming celebration, 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.

Knights of St. John Hall, 312 S. Wilder St., Greensburg. St. Lawrence Parish Ladies Auxiliary and Knights of St. John, “Fall Festival,” 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., turkey and roast beef dinners. Information: 812-663-7893 or

October 2

St. Joan of Arc School, Doyle Hall, 500 E. 42nd St., Indianapolis. Family seminar and workshop on ways to end bullying, Jodee Blanco, presenter, 7-8:30 p.m., no charge. Information: 708-873-9225 or

Northside Christian Church, 4407 Charlestown Road, New Albany. Right to Life of Southern Indiana, semi-annual “Proudly Pro-Life Banquet,” Joyce Oglesby, keynote speaker, 6 p.m., $20 per person. Information: 812-945-1116 or

October 3

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, “The Rosary–Praying the Gospel,” Franciscan Sister Joan Miller, presenter, 7 p.m. Information: 812-379-9353, ext. 241, or

October 4

St. Joan of Arc Parish, Doyle Hall, 4217 N. Central Ave., Indianapolis. “Religion and Politics–Contradictory or Compatible?” 7 p.m., Glenn Tebbe, executive director of Indiana Catholic Conference, presenter. Information: 317-283-5508.

October 5

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

October 6

Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 89 N. 17th St., Beech Grove. Franciscan St. Francis Health, 27th annual “Walk to Remember” for families grieving from infant loss, 11 a.m. Information: 317-528-5199.

St. Joseph Parish, 1375 S. Mickley Ave., Indianapolis. Altar Society, craft fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 317-271-5234 or

October 7

SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Respect Life Sunday, Mass, 1 p.m., Central Indiana Life Chain, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Information: 317-236-1521 or

Vigo County Courthouse, 121 Oak St., Terre Haute. Life Chain, 2-3:30 p.m.St. Joseph University Parish, Georgian Room, 113 S. 5th St., Terre Haute. Pro-life presentation, viewing of Bella, popcorn and drinks provided, 4 p.m. Information: 812-232-7011.

Holy Family Parish, Main St., Oldenburg. “Fall Festival,” 9 a.m.-7 p.m., chicken and roast beef dinners, games. Information: 812-934-3013.

St. Joseph Parish, Clark County, 2605 St. Joe Road West, Sellersburg. “Fall Festival,” 11 a.m., turkey shoot, food, games, quilts. Information: 812-246-2512.

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. Monte Cassino pilgrimage, “Our Lady of the Table–Mary and the Eucharist,” Benedictine Father Meinrad Brune, presenter, 2 p.m. Information: 812-357-6501 or

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General Announcements

‘Taste of Italy’ street festival is Oct. 13 at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish

Catholics who were disappointed by this year’s temporary cancellation of the annual “Italian Street Festival” at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Indianapolis now have a reason to celebrate.

In addition to the long-time parish festival returning next June, a special “Taste of Italy” street festival, hosted by Iozzo’s Garden of Italy, will take place from 3 p.m. until midnight on Oct. 13 in the parish parking lot.

The festival will feature live music all day, various Italian foods, products, beer and wine. Admission is free.

After the cancellation of this year’s June street festival, Iozzo’s owners felt that it was important to continue celebrating Indianapolis’ Italian culture.

Some of the funds raised at the event will be donated to the parish to help sponsor the original “Italian Street Festival” on June 14-15, 2013.

For more information, log on to or call 317-974-5077.


‘Celebrate Life’ concert is Oct. 6 at St. Bartholomew Parish in Columbus

A ‘Celebrate Life’ concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6 at St. Bartholomew Parish, 1306 27th St., in Columbus.

The concert is sponsored by the St. Bartholomew Parish Teens for Life group and features a celebration of life in song. The event is free.

Various local talents as well as the St. Bartholomew Choir will perform popular and sacred music filled with life-affirming messages. Each song will have a pro-life introduction written by the Teens for Life members.

Songs will include Whitney Houston’s “Miracle,” Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up” and a regular church song, “The Servant Song.”

The concert commemorates Respect Life Week and is part of parishioner Mariel Padilla’s high school senior project.

For more information, call 812-379-9353.


First Saturday devotion begins on Oct. 6 at Holy Guardians Angel Parish in Cedar Grove

Holy Guardian Angels Parish, 405 U.S. Highway 52, in Cedar Grove is hosting an ongoing series of devotions on the first Saturday of each month at 8 a.m.

The devotion includes Mass, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the rosary, confession, meditation and petitions. Refreshments will be served following the prayer time.

The devotion of “First Saturdays” traces back to the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal when she asked for devotion to her Immaculate Heart and for reparations for the harm caused it by sin in the world.

The devotion is to be kept for five first Saturdays, in which Catholic are to confess their sins, receive Communion, recite five decades of the rosary and meditate for 15 minutes on the 15 mysteries of the rosary—all with the intention of making reparations to the Virgin Mary.

Among the promises attached to this devotion by Our Lady is to assist the person with the grace necessary for salvation at the time of his or her death.

All are welcome to attend this series of devotions at Holy Guardian Angels Church.

For more information, call 765-647-6981.

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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

Mount St. Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Drive, Mount St. Francis. St. Francis of Assisi retreat, “Rebuild My Church.” Information: 812-923-8817 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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