November 22, 2013

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The Coming Week

November 22-23

St. Augustine Home, 2345 W. 86th St., Indianapolis. Little Sisters of the Poor, rummage sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: littlesistersofthepoorindianapolis.org.

November 23

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.citizens2016@gmail.com.

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Shop INNspired Gift Shop, pre-Black Friday sale spectacular, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 317-788-7581.

November 28

Our Lady of Lourdes School, 30 S. Downey Ave., Indianapolis.  Irvington Community Thanksgiving dinner, delivered meals available, noon-2 p.m., volunteers needed. Information: 317-356-7291 or parishsecretary@ollindy.org.

December 4

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

St. Michael Church, 145 St. Michael Blvd., Brookville. First Saturday Devotional Prayer Group, Mass, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, rosary, confession, meditation and petitions, 8 a.m. Information: 765-647-5462.

December 7-8

St. Lawrence Parish, 4650 E. 46th St., Indianapolis. 64th Anniversary weekend, Sat. 5 p.m., Mass, Sun. 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, English Masses, 6 p.m. Spanish Mass. Information: 317-546-4065.

December 8

Scecina Memorial High School, 5000 Nowland Ave., Indianapolis. Christmas music concert, 3 p.m., no charge. Information: 317-356-6377 or daglowinski@scecina.org.

St. Michael Parish, 145 St. Michael Blvd., Brookville. “The Signs from God-Miracles and Their Meaning,” 7-9 p.m. Information: 765-647-5462.

December 9

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Advent dinner and concert, 6-9 p.m., $40 per person. Information: 317-545-7681 or cmcsweeney@archindy.org.

December 13-14

St. John the Evangelist Parish, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis. Christmas City Sidewalks, Christkindl Village, Fri. 5-9 p.m., Sat. noon-9 p.m. Information: 317-765-561-2924 or mnfish25@gmail.com.

December 15

St. Michael Parish, 145 St. Michael Blvd., Brookville. “The Signs from God-Miracles and Their Meaning,” 7-9 p.m. Information: 765-647-5462.

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General Announcements

Expanded opportunities for reconciliation at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral during Advent

There will be expanded opportunities for the sacrament of reconciliation at SS. Peter and Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., in Indianapolis, on Saturdays and Sundays during Advent.

Confessions will be heard in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel from 4:30-5 p.m. each Saturday, followed by the weekly anticipation Mass at 5 p.m. Additional time for confession, if needed, will be available after the liturgy.

On the Sunday mornings of Advent, confessions will be he heard from 10-10:30 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., and additional confessions, if needed, will be heard after Mass.

Daily Mass is celebrated at 8 a.m., and confessions are heard from noon to 1 p.m. each Friday.

 

Archbishop Tobin to dedicate, bless new Catholic Radio Indy studio on Dec. 17

Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin will lead a dedication ceremony and blessing of the new Catholic Radio Indy offices and studio at 8383 Craig St., Suite 280, in Indianapolis, at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 17.

The radio station, which broadcasts in Indianapolis on 89.1 FM and in Noblesville in the Diocese of Lafayette on 90.1 FM, leased space on the northwest side of Indianapolis for nearly 10 years. As the lease ended, the decision was made to purchase space elsewhere in the city.

All are welcome to attend the ceremony.

For more information, contact the station office at 317-870-8400, ext. 21.

 

Archbishop Lori to discuss HHS mandate on Nov. 29 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore will discuss “Concerns Over the Erosion of Religious Freedom in America” at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1752 Scheller Lane in New Albany, at 7 p.m. on Nov. 29.

Archbishop Lori is chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty. His talk will address the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) mandate requiring employers to offer contraception, abortifacients and sterilization to employees, which is against Church teaching.

A native of New Albany, Archbishop Lori attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help School and Parish in his youth.

There is no cost for the talk, and refreshments will be available in the parish basement afterward.

For more information, call the parish office at 812-944-1184, ext. 5.

 

African Catholic Ministry to celebrate 10th anniversary with Mass, reception on Dec. 1

The archdiocesan African Catholic Ministry will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a Mass and reception at St. Rita Church, 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave. in Indianapolis, from 3-6 p.m. on Dec. 1.

The celebration will begin with an African Mass, featuring African drummers, an African choir and the Global Children, African Dancers group.

The Mass will be followed by a reception with refreshments in the Father Bernard Strange Family Life Center.

There is no charge to attend the celebration. However, free-will offerings are appreciated.

For more information or to become a member of the ministry, contact Sally Stovall at 317-269-1276.

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Retreats and Programs

November 23

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Vulnerability: Opening to the Sacred, Franciscan Sr. Barbara Leonhard, presenter, 9-11:30 a.m., $20 per person, $30 for CEU credit. Information: 812-933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.

November 25

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Silent self-guided day of reflection, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., $31 per person. Information: 317-545-7681 or cmcsweeney@archindy.org.

November 29-December 1

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “O” Antiphons Retreat, Benedictine Fr. Columba Kelly, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

December 2

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Advent Faith Building Institutions (FBI), “Preparing for Christmas in the Footsteps of St. Francis and Pope Francis,” Father Chris Wadelton, presenter, 5:15 p.m., $30 per person includes dinner. Information: 317-788-7581 or benedictinn@benedictinn.org.

December 6-8

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. From Darkness to Light: A weekend retreat for those who grieve,” Fr. Jim Farrell, Mary Weber and Marilyn Hess, presenters, $159 per person. Information: 317-545-7681 or cmcsweeney@archindy.org.

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Meditation, Contemplation and Creativity retreat, Lance Brunner, Ph.D., presenter. Information: 812-933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.

December 7

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Advent Thomas Merton Retreat, Benedictine Sister Julie Sewell, presenter, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mass and Morning Prayer, 9 a.m., $55 per person includes lunch. Information: 317-788-7581 or benedictinn@benedictinn.org.

December 12

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Visio Divina: Birth of Christ, Benedictine Sister Angela Jarboe, presenter, 6:30-9 p.m., $30 per person includes dinner and reflection guide book. Information: 317-788-7581 or benedictinn@benedictinn.org.

December 13

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Friday Night Film Series, “Les Miserables,” 6:30-9 p.m., free-will offering. Information: 812-933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.

December 14

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Praying with Icons, Rev. Karen E. Scherer, presenter, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $45 per person. Information: 317-788-7581 or benedictinn@benedictinn.org.

December 15

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Coffee Talk: Called to Compassion, Franciscan Sr. Clare Teixiera, presenter, 10:45 a.m.-noon. Information: 812-933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.

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