March 29, 2013

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The Coming Week

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

March 30

Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Twister Circle, Oldenburg. Alumni Association, annual Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. Information: 812-934-4440, ext. 240 or

April 2

St. Monica Parish, 6131 N. Michigan Road, Parish Life Center, Indianapolis. Catholic Adult Fellowship, 7 p.m., St. Monica parishioner Ray Kassab speaks about the canonization of his great uncle, St. Nimattullah. Parish Life Center is the one-story former rectory on the southeast corner of the St. Monica campus. Information: 317-410-4870 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 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

April 9

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Marie Guild, Mass for National Volunteer Month, 11 a.m., lunch following Mass. Information: 317-865-0910 or

April 13

Our Lady of the Greenwood, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood. Mini-retreat, “Matthew Kelly: Passion and Purpose,” 9-1:30 p.m., $39 per person, reservations limited to the first 800 attendees. Information: 317-694-6397 or

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.

April 15

St. Mark the Evangelist School, 535 E. Edgewood Ave., Indianapolis. Catholic Charities Indianapolis, caregiver support group, 5:30-7 p.m. Information: 317-261-3378 or

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General Announcements

Catholic Radio annual dinner and silent auction is on April 9

Catholic Radio Indy will host its annual dinner and silent auction event at the Riverwalk Banquet Center in Broad Ripple on April 9.

Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, vicar general, will be the featured speaker. He will address the importance of having good, reliable Catholic media in this time when the government seems to be infringing on personal religious freedoms.

The dinner gives regular listeners and supporters of the stations a chance to gather for an update on all the goings-on with local Catholic radio.

This annual event also helps raise funds to keep the two local Catholic radio stations on the air. WSPM 89.1 FM in Indianapolis began operation in 2004. WSQM 90.9 FM in Noblesville began operations in 2011. Within the next year, an additional Catholic FM radio station will begin operations in a nearby area. More details will be announced at the dinner.

The event will begin with a reception and silent auction at 5:30 p.m. The dinner starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $70 or $500 for a table of eight. Clergy and vowed religious may attend at no charge.

Tickets may be ordered online at or by calling 317-870-8400, ext. 21.

For more information, call 317-870-8400, ext. 21, or e-mail Jim Ganley at


Mission day offered on pastoral care through death and recovery

The Catholic Cemeteries Association and the Office of Family Ministries of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis will offer a mission day on April 18 at Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., in Indianapolis.

The topic for the 11th annual mission day is “Pastoral Care of a Family’s Journey Through Death and Recovery.”

Jason R. Lewis, president of National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved, will present an in-depth observation of the deaths encountered and dealt with on a daily basis, including long-term illness, suicide, homicide, mass murder, infant loss, loss from abortion or miscarriage, and military bereavement.

The day includes presentations and table discussions on how the Church and society react and minister to those suffering severe and tragic loss.

Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the event concludes at 4 p.m. The $30 cost includes lunch. Seating is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

For a registration form or additional information, visit or contact Deb VanVelse by e-mail at, or by phone at 317-236-1586 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1586.


St. Gabriel Parish mission is on April 15-18 in Spanish, on April 21-24 in English

St. Gabriel Parish, 6000 W. 34th Street in Indianapolis, invites everyone to attend their parish mission offered in Spanish on April 15-18, and their parish mission in English on April 21-24.

The theme of the mission is “Abide O Spirit of Life,” and will focus on the seven sacraments.

The first evening will cover baptism and confirmation. The second evening will address matrimony and holy orders. The next evening will review anointing of the sick and reconciliation, with an opportunity for individual confession.

The final evening will focus on the Eucharist, including the celebration of the most holy sacrifice of the Mass.

Both the English and the Spanish tracks will be presented by Redemptorist priests, the same order into which Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin was ordained. The English evenings will be led by Redemptorist Father Greg Schmitt, and the Spanish evenings will be led by Redemptorist Father Tony Judge.

Each session begins at 7 p.m. in the church. Refreshments are available at the end of each evening. Baby-sitting is available for children under age 12. No registration is required.

For more information, contact the parish office at 317-291-7014.


Louisville artist to display work at St. Meinrad Archabbey Library

St. Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery in St. Meinrad will host an exhibit of oil paintings by artist Joyce Garner of Louisville, Ky. The exhibit will be on display from April 2 to May 2.

Garner, a self-taught artist, will show paintings from her whimsical, colorful “Table Series.”

Garner has exhibited her work in the region and nationally, both solo and in group shows. She is represented by Reinike Gallery in Atlanta, Ga. She also exhibits in her own gallery on East Market Street in Louisville.

Her work is found in many private and corporate collections, including University Hospital in Cincinnati, Kaiser Permanente in Atlanta and the Standard Country Club in Louisville.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Those wishing to view the exhibit may want to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time.

For library hours, call 812-357-6401 or 800-987-7311, or visit the Archabbey Library’s website at


Bereavement program offered at St. Simon the Apostle Parish in Indianapolis

Seasons of Hope, a bereavement support group program, will be offered at St. Simon the Apostle Parish, 8155 Oaklandon Road, in Indianapolis.

The program will be held on Thursdays for six weeks on April 4-June 6 from 7-9 p.m. in the Parish Life Center.

For more information or to register, contact Barbara Kovacs at 317-826-0006 or by e-mail at, or Mona Lime at 317-371-8993 or by e-mail at

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Retreats and Programs

April 5-7

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

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Sisters of Providence, “Come and See Weekend,” for Catholic women ages 18-42 interested in exploring religious life. Information: 812-535-2895 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,” Franciscan Father Carl Hawver, presenter, 7-8:30 p.m., free-will offering. Information: 812-933-6437 or

April 12

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “Film, Faith and Franciscanism: What the Beep do We Know,” IMAX film, 6:30-9 p.m. Information: 812-933-6437 or

April 12-14

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Pascal Peace: The Essential Easter Gift,” Benedictine Father Noel Mueller, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 or

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