November 23, 2012

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The Coming Week

November 24-25

Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, Madonna Hall, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood. Nativity Open House, Sat. 4-7 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. Information: 317-888-2861.

November 25

St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, 6000 W. 34th St., Indianapolis. Opening Mass for the 50th anniversary of ministry, 11 a.m. Information: 317-291-7014.

November 28

Columbus Bar, 322 Fourth St., Columbus. Theology on Tap, “Is this the END?” 7 p.m. Information: 812-379-9353, ext. 241, or tracanelli_@yahoo.com.

November 30

St. Pius X Church, 7200 Sarto Drive, Indianapolis. Charismatic Mass, praise and worship, 7 p.m., Mass, 7:30 p.m. Information: 317-846-0705.

December 1

The Village Dove, 6935 Lake Plaza Drive, Indianapolis. Book signing, You and God: How to Build the Most Important Relationship of Your Life, Bill Paradise, author, 1 p.m. Information: 317-979-8124 or bbparadise2comcast.net.

December 2

St. Paul School, 9788 N. Dearborn Road, New Alsace. Christmas breakfast, pictures with Santa, breakfast 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., pictures with Santa 9:30-11:30 a.m., free-will offering. Information: 812-623-2631 or jstonebraker@etczone.com.

December 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.

December 7

Marian University, Bishop Chartrand Chapel, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis. Lumen Dei meeting, Mass, 6:30 a.m., breakfast following Mass. Information: 317-435-3447 or HumphreyCPA@gmail.com.

December 8

Most Holy Name of Jesus Church, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. National Night of Prayer for Life vigil, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, prayer, rosary, meditation, readings, 8 p.m.-midnight. Information: 317-787-1730.

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.

December 9

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

Most Holy Name of Jesus Church, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. 49th annual Christmas concert, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., $8 per person. Information: 317-787-1682 or kdavis@holyname.cc.

December 11

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Maria Guild, Christmas party and pitch-in luncheon, noon. Information: 317-885-5098 or beaglered@aol.com.

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General Announcements

Special Religious Development family Mass is set for Nov. 25

The 15th annual Special Religious Development (SPRED) Family Liturgy will take place at 2 p.m. on Nov. 25 at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 4052 E. 38th St., in Indianapolis.

Sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education’s SPRED program, the liturgy is open to all, but intended especially for people with special needs or those people whose lives have been touched by someone with special needs.

A reception will follow the Mass.

Proceeds from the collection taken up at the Mass will support the archdiocesan SPRED program.

For more information, call Kara Favata, assistant director of the Office of Catholic Education for special religious education, at 317-236-1448 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1448, or send an e-mail to kfavata@archindy.org.

 

Church damaged by tornado to be rededicated on Nov. 25

A Mass to rededicate St. Francis Xavier Church, 101 N. Ferguson St., in Henryville will take place at 9 a.m. on Nov. 25.

Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, apostolic administrator, will be the principal celebrant of the liturgy at the New Albany Deanery church.

The church is being rededicated after being damaged by a March 2 tornado that struck the southern Indiana town.

An open house at the parish will follow the Mass and conclude at noon.

From the day the tornado swept through Henryville and other nearby communities until the present, St. Francis Xavier Parish has been a center of relief efforts to help the victims of the storm.

Father Steven Schaftlein, pastor, and the parishioners see the rededication of their church as a step in the process of rebuilding homes and businesses in Chelsea, Daisy Hill, Henryville, Holton, Marysville, Mount Mariah and Pekin.

For more information on the rededication Mass, call Father Schaftlein at 812-294-4682 or send an e-mail to him at sschaftlei@insightbb.com.

 

African Mass is Dec. 2 at St. Rita Church in Indianapolis

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis’ African Catholic Ministry is sponsoring an African Mass at 3 p.m. on Dec. 2 at St. Rita Church, 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave., in Indianapolis.

The liturgy will feature the Global Children African Dancers, African drums, an African choir, and songs and prayers in several African languages.

Those participating in the liturgy are encouraged to dress in African attire.

The Mass will be followed by a reception at St. Rita Parish’s Father Bernard Strange Family Life Center.

For more information, call Sally Stovall at 317-269-1276 or Missionary Sister of Our Lady of Africa Demetria Smith at 317-545-6375 or send an e-mail to Africancatholic_ministry@yahoo.com.

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Retreats and Programs

November 19

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 marcia.johnson@archindy.org.

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. “Catholic Identity and Doctrine–The Sermon on the Mount … Becoming Beatitude People,” session four of four, Benedictine Sister Susan Marie Lindstrom, presenter, 6:30-9 p.m., $25 per session includes dinner. Information: 317-788-7851 or www.benedictinn.org.

November 28

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “Grieving with God,” Franciscan Sister Olga Wittekind, presenter, 11 a.m.-noon, $15 per session. Information: 812-933-6437 or www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org.

November 30-December 2

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Advent Silent Retreat Weekend,” Father John Mark Ettensohn, presenter. Information: 317-545-7681 or marcia.johnson@archindy.org.

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “The Healing Power of Our Stories,” Advent retreat, Joy Carol, presenter. Information: 812-933-6437 or www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org.

December 4

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. “F.B.I. Program–Faith Building Institutions,” Mary Shaffner, presenter, evening prayer, 5:15 p.m. (optional), 6 p.m. dinner, presentation and discussion, $30 includes dinner. Information: 317-788-7851 or www.benedictinn.org.

December 5

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “Grieving with God,” Franciscan Sister Olga Wittekind, presenter, 11 a.m.-noon, $15 per session. Information: 812-933-6437 or www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org.

December 7-9

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Weekend Retreat for Those Who Grieve,” Father Jim Farrell, Mary Weber and Marilyn Hess, facilitators. Information: 317-545-7681 or marcia.johnson@archindy.org.

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