November 29, 2013

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The Coming Week

December 1

St. Paul School, 9788 N. Dearborn Road, New Alsace. School Commission Christmas breakfast, Christmas music, 8 a.m.-noon, pictures with Santa, 9:30-11:30 a.m., free-will donation. Information: 812-623-2631 or

December 2-5

St. Joseph Church, 312 E. High St., Corydon. Advent Parish Mission, “Give Me Your Heart and I Will Give You My Heart,” Family of Jesus Father Philip Scott, confession, 6 p.m., mission, 7-9 p.m., Mass each day at 8:30 a.m. Information: 812-738-2742.

December 3

Marian University, Marian Hall, 1st Floor Conference Room, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis. Adult programs information meeting, 6-7 p.m. Information: 317-955-6271 or

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.

St. Matthew Church, 4100 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Advent organ recital, Travis Person, organist, 3:30-4:15 p.m. Information: 317-257-4297.

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

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

Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, Terre Haute. Mass at Carmelite Monastery, 59 Allendale, 7:30 a.m., prayer in front of Planned Parenthood, 30 S. 3rd St., 9:30 a.m., prayer at St. Patrick Adoration Chapel, 1807 Poplar St., 10 a.m.

December 8-11

Most Holy Name of Jesus Church, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Advent Mission, “God Are You On-Line?”, Dominican Friar Father William Garrott, presenter, 6:45-9 p.m. each evening, rosary, mission talk, reconciliation, free-will offering. Information: 317-784-5454.

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

December 10

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Maria Guild Christmas Party and Pitch-In Luncheon, noon. Information: 317-888-5098.

December 12

St. Paul Catholic Center, 1413 E. 17th St., Bloomington. Lessons and Carols, 7-9 p.m., reception, 6 p.m., free-will offering. Information: 812-339-5561 or

St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, Media Center, 541 Edgewood Ave., Indianapolis. Hope and Healing Survivors of Suicide support group, 7 p.m. Information: 317-851-8344.

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: 765-561-2924 or

December 14

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 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.

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

December 18

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

December 19

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

December 28

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:

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General Announcements

Registration is open for young adult pilgrimage to annual March for Life

Registration is now open for those age 18-25 who want to join the archdiocesan Young Adult and College Campus Ministry pilgrimage to Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life on Jan. 20-23, 2014.

The pilgrimage, which costs $220 per person, includes transportation to and from Washington, D.C., two nights at a hotel, pro-life material and group gear.

The deadline to register is Jan. 7, 2014.

Log on to for more details.


Join French-speaking Catholics for Advent Day of Recollection on Dec. 7

The French-Speaking Catholics Ministry of the Multicultural Ministry of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis is hosting an Advent day of recollection in French at St. Malachy Church, 9833 E. County Road 750 N. in Brownsburg, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Dec. 7.

The theme is: “Marie apprends-nous à attendre et à recevoir Jésus” which translates, “Mary, teach us to wait and receive Jesus.”

The event, led by the group’s chaplain, Father Michael Hoyt, will include presentations, eucharistic adoration and Mass. Please bring your Bible.

The cost is $10, which includes breakfast and lunch. To register or for additional information, e-mail Dabrice Bartet and Marie Valèse at Child care will be provided.


Moving sale at The Gift Shop at Providence Center through Dec. 15

The Gift Shop at Providence Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, is having a moving sale through Dec. 15. During this time, everything in The Gift Shop will be on sale, with some items reduced as much as 75 percent.

A long-awaited children’s book about St. Mother Theodore Guérin will also be unveiled and orders taken.

The Gift Shop offers Christmas ornaments, Nativity sets and other decorations in time for the holidays.

The Gift Shop also offers inspirational music, fair-trade coffee, tea and chocolate, mementos from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods such as mugs, T-shirts, sweatshirts, trivets, sister-made items and much more.

Because of the construction of the permanent shrine of St. Mother Theodore Guérin and the renovation of Providence Center, The Gift Shop will be closed from Dec. 16 through Jan. 5.

The Gift Shop will reopen on Jan. 6 in its new temporary location on the first floor of Owens Hall on the Sisters of Providence grounds at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, with similar shopping hours. Signage will lead shoppers to the new locale.

During the sale, The Gift Shop will operate under its regular business hours, which are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and on the weekend from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Call 812-535-2947 for more information, or log on to, where some—but not all—items will be on sale.


Advent lessons and carols to be presented at Saint Meinrad Archabbey on Dec. 9

Seminarians from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad will present an Advent lessons and carol service in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church, St. Meinrad, at 7:45 p.m. CST on Dec. 9.

The service, titled “From Eden to Heaven: The Story of Salvation,” tells the story of Christ through Scripture readings and singing hymns and carols.

The service is expected to last an hour and 15 minutes and is free and open to the public.

Parking is available in the Guest House and student parking lots. For more information, contact Mary Jeanne Schumacher at 812-357-6501.

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Retreats and Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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