April 5, 2013

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The Coming Week

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 bakovacs@att.net.

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 HumphreyCPA@gmail.com.

April 8-May 13

St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 7575 Holliday Drive, East, 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 dvanvelse@archindy.org.

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 cjtwoshoe@comcast.net.

April 12

St. Bartholomew Church, 1306 27th St., Columbus. Healing Mass, Father Clem Davis, celebrant, 7 p.m. Information: 812-379-9353.

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 schallertn@aol.com.

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 mwoodsworth@archindy.org.

April 17

Calvary Cemetery, Mausoleum Chapel, 435 W. Troy Ave., Indianapolis. Mass, 2 p.m. Information: 317-784-4439 or www.catholiccemeteries.cc.

St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, Father Courtney Room, 7575 Holliday Drive, East, Indianapolis. Mini-series on Church History, “The Primitive Church to Medieval Time,” Rick Tinkle, presenter, 7-8:30 p.m. Information: 317-259-4373 or dcarollo@stluke.org.

Marian University, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Theatre, Indianapolis. Global Studies Speaker Series, “The Situation in South Sudan,” Dan Griffin, Program/Advocacy Officer for Catholic Relief Services, 7 p.m.

St. Michael Parish, 11400 Farmers Lane N.E., Greenville. Dessert Card Party, 6-9:30 p.m., $5 per person. Information: 812-364-4289 or gigeswein@aol.com.

April 18

Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, Mausoleum Chapel, 9001 N. Haverstick Road, Indianapolis. Mass, 2 p.m. Information: 317-574-8898 or www.catholiccemeteries.cc.

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Catholic Cemeteries Association and The Office of Family Ministries, “Mission Day: The Pastoral Care of a Family’s Journey through Death and Recovery,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $30 per person. Information: 317-236-1586, 800-382-9836, ext. 1586 or dvanvelse@archindy.org.

April 19

Northside Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange, Mass, breakfast and program, “Helping the Next Generation Become Our Future Leaders,” Joe Heidt, President of Providence Cristo Rey High School, presenter, 6:30-8:30 a.m., $15 members, $21 non-members. Reservations and information: www.catholicbusinessexchange.org.

April 20

St. Michael the Archangel Church, 3354 W. 30th St., Indianapolis. Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, pro-life Mass, Father. Paul Landwerlen, 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.

St. Bartholomew Church, 1306 27th St., Columbus. Concert series, “Roses and Pearls”, 7 p.m. Information: 812-379-9353 ext. 237, or bminut_stb@yahoo.com.

April 21

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

April 24

Greensburg Junior High School, auditorium, 505 E. Central Ave., Greensburg. St. Mary Parish and the Office of Family Ministries, “Helping Yourself Heal When Someone Dies: Loving from the Outside In, Mourning from the Inside Out,” workshop for the bereaved, Dr. Alan Wolfelt, presenter, 7-9 p.m. Information: 812-663-8427, ext. 204 or stmarycares@yahoo.com.

April 25

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Marie Guild, Card party and Quilt Raffle, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Information: 317-865-0910 or cjtwoshoe@comcast.net.

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

April 27

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: faithful.citizen2016@gmail.com.

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General Announcements

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center offers series on ‘The Formation of the Catholic Christian Tradition’

Benedictine Father Matthias Neuman will lead a five-part series titled “The Formation of the Catholic Christian Tradition” on five successive Tuesday evenings starting on April 16 at the Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove.

The first session looks at “Historical Establishment of Tradition in the Early Church.” The second session discusses “The New Testament as Sacred Scripture.” The third evening addresses “The Creed as a Listing of Basic Beliefs.” The next topic is “The Sacraments as Essential Actions of Worship” and the last evening covers “The Bishops as Key Leaders of the Church.”

Father Matthias is a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey. For nearly 30 years, he taught at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology and the former Saint Meinrad College. He currently ministers as chaplain for the Benedictine Sisters of Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove.

Sessions are 7-8:30 p.m. The cost is $85 for all five sessions or $20 per session.

Registration is recommended at least two weeks in advance.

For more information or to register, call 317-788-7581 or send an e-mail to benedictinn@benedictinn.org.

 

End-of life-series offered at St. Monica Parish in Indianapolis

The Bereavement Ministry of St. Monica Parish, 6131 N. Michigan Road in Indianapolis, is hosting a four-session series on end-of-life issues on consecutive Saturdays beginning on April 20.

The topics are “Family—Beginning the Conversations,” “Medical Issues,” “Legal Issues” and “Spiritual Issues.”

The series will be particularly useful for seniors and adults with aging parents or family members.

Sessions will be from 10 a.m.-noon. All are invited to attend one or all sessions. Each participant will receive a CD with valuable resources.

There is no fee and registration is not required.

For more information and to view a flyer for this event, visit the St. Monica website at www.stmonicaindy.org/article/an-invitation-to-seniors-their-families-and-caregivers, or contact Jean Galanti at 317-542-1604 or e-mail jeankgal@att.net.

 

Concert with ‘light’ theme features music of Bach and Lauridsen

Clowes Memorial Hall on the Butler University campus in Indianapolis will host the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, guest soloists and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra to present the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and 20th-century composer Morten Lauridsen on April 12.

The event will focus on the theme of light, with performances of Bach’s “Magnificat” and Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna.”

The concert starts at 8 p.m., but all ticket holders are invited to meet composer Lauridsen at 7 p.m. for the Pre-Concert Maestro Conversation on the stage at Clowes Memorial Hall.

Tickets range from $15 to $75. However, the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir is offering the archdiocese and readers of The Criterion a 20 percent discount on performance tickets by using the promo code: SACRED.

Tickets can be ordered and the promo code used by visiting www.indychoir.org and in-person at the Clowes Memorial Hall box office, which is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday. Clowes Memorial Hall does not sell tickets by phone. Tickets are also available with the promo code through Ticketmaster by calling 800-982-2787 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com. Limited tickets may be available for purchase at the door, beginning one hour prior to the performance.

Special group rates are available by calling 317-940-9057.

 

Focolare movement offers conference on cooperating for positive change

“Building a renewed humanity” will be the theme of Expo 2013, an event sponsored by the Focolare movement of the U.S. and Canada. The conference will be held at the Sheraton O’Hare Airport Hotel in Chicago on April 27-28.

“Everyone in our pluralistic society faces this same challenge: building cooperation among people of different beliefs, or no particular belief system at all,” said Thomas Masters, an author and former Chicago school teacher who is helping organize the event.

Expo 2013 is organized around case studies of efforts to build relationships based on common values in a number of sectors of society: education; business and economy; the arts and society; health and recreation; law and ethics; faith communities; civic engagement; media and communications.

The program will also include an interreligious dialogue session, with panelists representing the Catholic, Evangelical, Muslim and Jewish traditions.

Conference registration is $199 for general admission and $99 for full-time students, and includes breakfast, lunch and snacks for both days. Accommodations at the Sheraton O’Hare are $119 per room, per night, plus tax, for two-room suites.

General conference information is available at www.event.focolare.us, while registration information is available at www.expo2013.us.

Founded in Italy in 1943, Focolare is a lay movement in the Catholic Church that promotes dialogue and understanding among people of different cultures, backgrounds and beliefs, inspired by the passage from the Gospel of John, “may they all be one” (Jn 17:21).

 

Our Lady of Grace Class of 1963 members invited for 50-year reunion

All members of Our Lady of Grace Academy Class of 1963 are invited to attend its 50-year reunion celebration, Mass and dinner at the Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., in Beech Grove on April 27.

The gathering, which includes Mass and dinner, costs $15. Registration is required by April 15.

To register or for more information, contact Sister Antoinette Purcell at 317-787-3287, ext. 3022 or e-mail Antoinette_46107@yahoo.com, or Suzie Duell Collins at Collinss@purdue.edu.

Overnight accommodations are available for a donation. To reserve a room, contact Sister Sheila Marie Fizpatrick at 317-788-7581 or e-mail sheilamarie@benedictine.com.

Help is needed to reach members of the Class of 1963. Members are invited to share this information with classmates or to share contact information with Sister Antoinette at 317-787-3287, ext. 3022 or at Antoinette_46107@yahoo.com.

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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 oldenburgfranciscancenter.org.

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 eben@spsmw.org.

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: www.archindy.org/fatima.

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 oldenburgfranciscancenter.org.

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 oldenburgfranciscancenter.org.

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 mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

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