December 7, 2012

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The Coming Week

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 7-9

St. John the Evangelist Parish, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis. “City Sidewalks on Georgia Street, narration of the Nativity story, skating rink, caroling, tours of the church, Christmas trees and wreaths for sale, children’s activities, Fri. 2-8 p.m., Sat. noon-8 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 765-561-2924 or mnfish25@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.

St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 7575 Holliday Drive E., Indianapolis. Advent program, “Preparing for Christ–Advent Cycle C,” Eric Slaughter, presenter, session two, 7-9 p.m., $15 per person. Information: 317-259-4373, ext. 256, or stluke.org/bible-study.

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 5333 E. Washington St., Indianapolis. Ecumenical candlelight remembrance service for deceased children, 6:30 p.m. Information: 317-356-7291 or LourdesWelcome@gmail.com.

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.

St. Augustine Church, 315 E. Chestnut St., Jeffersonville. Catholic Community of Jeffersonville, “Christ Is the Light Advent Mission–Find the Light,” 6:30-8 p.m. Information: annnortham@insightbb.com.

St. Maurice Parish, 1965 N. St. John St., Greensburg. St. Anne, St. John and St. Maurice parishes, “Live Nativity,” 4:30-6:30 p.m. Information: 812-663-4754 or stmauricechrch@yahoo.com.

December 9-13

St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 7575 Holliday Drive E., Indianapolis. “Journey Into Faith: Matthew–The King and His Kingdom,” Sun. 10-11:15 a.m., Mon. 9-10:15 a.m., Thurs. 7-8:15 p.m., $35 per person. Information: 317-259-4373, ext. 256, or stluke.org/bible-study.

December 10

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Annual dinner and concert, “Sounds of Providence,” Guérin Catholic High School, 6 p.m., $40 per person. Information: 317-545-7681.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 1840 E. 8th St., Jeffersonville. Catholic Community of Jeffersonville, “Christ Is the Light Advent Mission– Become the Light,” 6:30-8 p.m. Information: annnortham@insightbb.com.

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.

St. Augustine Church, 315 E. Chestnut St., Jeffersonville. Catholic Community of Jeffersonville, “Christ Is the Light Advent Mission–Give the Light Away,” 6:30-8 p.m. Information: annnortham@insightbb.com.

December 15

St. Michael the Archangel Church, 3354 W. 30th St., Indianapolis. Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, pro-life Mass, Father Dustin Boehm, associate pastor of St. Monica Parish in Indianapolis, 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.

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, Priori Hall, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis. “Advent Retreat for Catholic Artists,” 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $15 per person. Information: www.mapindy.org.

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, Priori Hall, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis. Ministry through the Arts Project and St. Joseph of Arimathea Society, concert, “A Festival of Lessons and Carols,” 7 p.m. Information: 317-636-4478 or www.mapindy.org/lessons-carols.

December 16

Catholic Community of Richmond, 701 N. “A” St., Richmond. Charismatic prayer group, 7 p.m. Information: dicksoncorp@parallax.ws.

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General Announcements

Youth and young adult pilgrimages are planned for 40th annual March for Life

The archdiocesan Youth Ministry and Young Adult and College Campus Ministry are sponsoring pilgrimages to Washington, D.C., for the 40th annual March for Life on Jan. 25.

These pilgrimages will give Catholic youths and young adults in central and southern Indiana the opportunity to walk with thousands of other March for Life participants as witnesses to the dignity and sanctity of all human life.

The archdiocesan youth ministry pilgrimage is open to high school youths. Adults ages 21 and older are invited to attend as chaperones and group leaders.

Participants in the youth pilgrimage will depart from Indianapolis on Jan. 24 and return on Jan. 26.

Registration is $225 per person through Dec. 20. Registrations on Dec. 21 through Jan. 10 will cost an additional $10.

High school students interested in participating in the pilgrimages need to register through their parishes.

For more information, log on to www.archindy.org/youth/MarchForLife.html or send an e-mail to Kay Scoville at kscoville@archindy.org or Jackie VandenBergh at jvandenbergh@archindy.org.

The young adult pilgrimage is open to young adults ages 18 to 35.

Participants will travel to Washington by bus on the evening of Jan. 24 and return to Indianapolis on Jan. 27.

The $200 cost of the young adult pilgrimage includes bus transportation, hotel accommodations and pro-life materials.

For more information or to register, log on to www.indycatholic.org/march-for-life-2013 or send an e-mail to Katie Sahm at ksahm@archindy.org or to Matt Faley at mfaley@archindy.org.

 

Indianapolis parish to host Advent 40 Hours devotion

St. Barnabas Parish, 8300 Rahke Road, in Indianapolis is hosting an Advent 40 Hours devotion starting on Dec. 14 and concluding on Dec. 16.

The 40-hour period of eucharistic adoration will begin with an 8:30 a.m. Mass on Dec. 14. Father Jerry Byrd, associate pastor of St. Barnabas Parish, will preach a homily.

At 7 p.m. that day, Solemn Vespers will be prayed and Father Peter Marshall, administrator of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Indianapolis, will preach a homily.

Father Byrd will also preach at an 8:30 a.m. Mass on Dec. 15. Compline (Night Prayer) will be prayed at 9 p.m. It will include praise and worship music for youths and young adults.

The 40 Hours devotion will conclude with Mass and Benediction at 5 p.m. on Dec. 16 with Msgr. Anthony Volz, pastor of St. Barnabas’ Parish, preaching.

During the time of the devotion, the Liturgy of the Hours, rosary and Divine Mercy chaplet will be prayed.

Opportunities for confession and anointing of the sick will also be available.

For more information, call 317-882-0724 or send an e-mail to jbyrd@saintbarnabasparish.org.

 

Advent penance services are scheduled at archdiocesan parishes

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Retreats and Programs

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.

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. “Silent Night, Silent Day–Advent Silent Retreat,” Benedictine Sister Angela Jarboe, presenter. Information: 317-788-7851 or www.benedictinn.org.

December 9

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, chapel, Oldenburg. “Coffee Talk–Advent with Mary,” Franciscan Sister Olga Wittekind, presenter, 10:45 a.m.-noon, freewill offering. Information: 812-933-6437 or www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org.

December 10

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.

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “Men’s Night,” Franciscan Father Carl Hawver, presenter, 7-8:30 p.m., freewill offering. Information: 812-933-6437 or www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org.

December 12

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 14-16

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “Retreat with Hildegard of Bingen–Visionary, Saint, Healer and Prophet,” Franciscan Sister Olga Wittekind, presenter. Information: 812-933-6437 or www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org.

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Reflections on the Letters of John and the Johannine Community,” Benedictine Father Eugene Hensell, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

December 15

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Office of Multicultural Ministry, Advent Day of Reflection, “African-American Women’s Conference,” C. Vanessa White, keynote speaker, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., $15 per person includes lunch. Information: 317-236-1474 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1474.

December 19

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

December 29

Michaela Farm, Oldenburg. “Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count,” 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $7 per person for lunch. Information: 812-933-6437 or www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org.

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