March 22, 2013

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The Coming Week

March 22

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Marie Guild, rummage sale, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Information: 317-865-0910 or

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Hall, 1125 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Lenten fish fry, 5-7 p.m., $7 adults, $3 children. Information: 317-638-5551.

St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Fr. Conen Hall, 4644 E. 46th St., Indianapolis. Lenten Fish Fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $7 dinner ($6 if age 65+) includes: one entrée (baked fish, hand battered fried fish, pizza or grilled cheese), two sides, French fries, biscuit with apple butter, iced tea or lemonade; $4.00 dinner includes pizza or grilled cheese, French fries and one side. Children 2 years and under are free. Contact church office at 317-546-4065.

March 23

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Shop INN-spired, spring sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 317-788-7581 or

Holy Name School, 21 N. 16th Ave., Beech Grove. Altar Society Annual Spring Rummage Sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 317-784-5454.

St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis. Rosary procession, following 12:10 p.m. Mass, pray and process through the streets of downtown Indianapolis. Information:

March 27

Marian University, theatre, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis. Global Studies Speaker Series, “Making Music Across Cultures and Nations: The Vision of a Young Conductor,” Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Krzysztof Urbanski, presenters, 7 p.m.

March 28

Fairview Presbyterian Church, 4609 N. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis. Catholic Charities Indianapolis, caregiver support group, 5:30-7 p.m. Information: 317-261-3378 or

March 29

Calvary Cemetery, Mausoleum Chapel, 435 W. Troy Ave., Indianapolis. Way of the Cross, noon. Information: 317-784-4439 or

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

April 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.

April 4

St. Monica Parish, 6131 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis. Social Justice Committee, Hoosier Environmental Council, Kathy Licht, presenter, 7 p.m. Information: 317-253-2193.

April 4-June 6

St. Simon the Apostle Parish, 8155 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis. Office of Family Ministries, “Seasons of Hope-Bereavement Support Group,” six-week program, 7-9 p.m. Information: 317-826-0006 or

April 5

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

April 8-May 13

St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 7575 Holliday Drive, E., Indianapolis. Office of Family Ministries, “Divorce and Beyond Program,” six sessions, 7-9 p.m., $30 per person, includes program materials. Information: 317-236-1586 or

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General Announcements

Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods offer ‘Come and See’ weekend on April 5-7

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods are hosting a “Come and See” weekend on April 5-7 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods motherhouse in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Single Catholic women ages 18-42 are invited to the motherhouse to meet Sisters of Providence, including young women in formation, as well as to spend some time with other women considering religious life. Prayer, reflective sharing, a ministry visit and social time are all on the agenda.

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods are a congregation of Roman Catholic women religious sisters founded by Saint Mother Theodore Guérin in 1840.

Today, approximately 350 sisters minister in the United States and Asia. The congregation is committed to breaking boundaries and creating hope by performing works of love, mercy and justice in service among God’s people.

The theme for the weekend is “I have come that they might have ‘life’…” (Jn 10:10), and runs from Friday evening until Sunday at 2 p.m. The weekend event, including lodging and meals, is free.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is located six miles northwest of Terre Haute, 77 miles west of Indianapolis and 190 miles south of Chicago.

For more information or to register, go to, call Sister Editha at 812-535-2895 or e-mail


Holy Week liturgies are set at cathedral, Saint Meinrad and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods


Spanish classes for adults offered at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish

Spanish classes for adults will be offered on Thursday evenings from April 4 through May 23 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Indianapolis. There will be eight sessions from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. in the Parish Center.

The cost is $70 and includes a workbook and CD. Spanish teachers Marwilda Betancourt from Puerto Rico and Judith Nichols will team teach.

To enroll, e-mail or call the parish office at 317-356-7291.

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Retreats and Programs

March 22-27

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Holy Week Silent Days and Nights,” spiritual direction available. Information: 317-545-7681 or

March 24

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “Palm Sunday RCIA Retreat: Know God’s Love,” Franciscan Sister Clare Teixeira, presenter, 1-5:30 p.m., $45 per person includes supper. Information: 812-933-6437 or

March 27-31

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. Holy Week Retreat, “Reflections on the Triduum,” the Very Reverend Benedictine Father Denis Robinson, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 or

March 28-March 31

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. “A Triduum Retreat: Silent Monastic Holy Week,” Annie Endris, facilitator. Information: 317-788-7581 or

April 5-7

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “Retreat” Cosmology, Christ and Us,” Jesuit Father Ed Kinek, presenter. Information: 812-933-6437 or

April 7

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Office of Family Ministries, Pre-Cana conference, 1:15-6 p.m., registration required, $45 per couple. Registration:

April 8

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

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