March 21, 2014

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The Coming Week

March 21

Northside Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange, Mass, breakfast and program, “Faith by the Numbers, or Not,” presenter John Ketzenberger, president of Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute, 6:30-8:30 a.m., $15 members, $21 non-members. Reservations and information:

Sacred Heart Parish, Sacred Heart Hall, 1125 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Fish fry, 5-7 p.m., adults $7, children $3, Stations of the Cross, Sacred Heart Church, 1530 S. Union St., 7 p.m. Information: 317-638-5551.

St. Lawrence Parish, Father Conen Hall, 6944 E. 46th St., Indianapolis. Fish fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Information: 317-546-4065.

Our Lady of Lourdes School, 30 S. Downey Ave., Indianapolis. Lenten fish fry, 5-7:30 p.m. Information: 317-356-7291 or

St. Joan of Arc, 4217 N. Central Ave., Indianapolis. Lenten devotions, Rosary 6 p.m., Mass 6:30 p.m., Stations of the Cross with Benediction, 7 p.m. Information: 317-283-5508 or

March 21-22

Scecina Memorial High School, 5000 Nowland Ave., Indianapolis. Legally Blonde: The Musical, 7 p.m., $10 reserved seats, $5 general admission. Information: 317-356-6377, ext. 1212 or

March 22

Indiana Convention Center, 500 Ballroom, 100 S. Capital Ave., Indianapolis. 9th Annual Women’s Conference, 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m., $50 per person or $45 per person with a group of 10, $20 students and religious, lunch included. Information: 317-888-0873 or

St. Simon the Apostle Parish, 8155 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis. Lenten Retreat for Women, “Embracing Change as a Time of Grace,” 8:30 a.m., $20 per person. Information: 317-578-7213 or

March 23

St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, 535 E. Edgewood Ave., Indianapolis. Disabilities Awareness Mass, 9:30 a.m. Information: 317-787-8246 or

Father Seger Knights of Columbus Council, 4218 E. Michigan Road, Shelbyville. Chicken noodle dinner, 3:30-6:30 p.m., $8 adults, $4 children 6-12. Information: 317-392-3082 or

March 25

Marian University, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis. Global Studies Speaker Series, “God, Neighbor, Self,” Carolyn Woo, Ph.D., president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), presenter, 7 p.m. Information: 317-955-6775 or

Cinema Movie, 2347 W. Main St., Greenfield. St. Michael Young Adult Ministry and Adult Catechetical Team, Mary of Nazareth movie, 4:30-7:30 p.m., $10 per ticket. Information: 317-755-6071 or

March 26

St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 7575 Holliday Drive East, Indianapolis. Lenten Soup Supper and speaker, “The Light of Faith” and “The Joy of the Gospel,” Jack Fink, presenter, Mass 5:30 p.m., soup supper 6:30-7:15 p.m., speaker 7:15-8:30 p.m., reservations requested for the soup supper. Information: 317-259-4373, ext. 256 or

St. Joseph Church, 1375 Mickley Ave., Indianapolis. Lenten Soup and Bread, Mass 6 p.m. followed by light supper and presentation by Benedictine Sister Angela Jarboe on forgiveness.

The Columbus Bar, 322 4th St., Columbus. Columbus Theology on Tap, “The Mass—Is it really worth waking up for every weekend?” Father Aaron Pfaff, presenter, 6:30 p.m. gather and socialize, 7:30 p.m. presentation. Information: 812-379-9353 ext. 241.

March 28

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Maria Guild, rummage sale, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Information: 317-888-7625 or

March 29

St. Joseph’s Holy Family, Inc. 25992 Cottonwood Road, Bristow. The First “Joy of the Gospel” Conference, Servant of the Gospel of Life Sister Diane Carollo, presenter, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (central time), free-will offering. Information: 812-357-2119 or

April 2

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.

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General Announcements

Catholic radio stations to air interview with former Planned Parenthood nurse

An interview with Marianne Anderson, a nurse who worked at the Planned Parenthood abortion center at 86th Street and Georgetown Road in Indianapolis for two and a half years, will be aired on two Catholic radio stations in the archdiocese.

Anderson was interviewed on March 10 by Cathie Humbarger, host of the “iChooseLife: News and Views” radio show co-produced by Allen County Right to Life in Fort Wayne (Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend) and Indiana Right to Life.

The 28-minute interview will be aired in the archdiocese as follows:

  • Indianapolis: WSPM 89.1 FM—10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on March 26; 7 p.m. on March 29 (listen online at
  • Bloomington: WGCL 95.9 FM and 1370 AM—Part 1 will air at 5:30 a.m. on March 22 and 7 a.m. on March 23. Part 2 will air at 5:30 a.m. on March 29 and 7 a.m. on March 30.

The show will also be available for online listening after March 24 at


Chicago Bears board member, senior director Patrick McCaskey to speak about NFL and faith at St. Paul Catholic Center on March 31

Indiana University alumnus and Chicago Bears board member and senior direction Patrick McCaskey will speak at St. Paul Catholic Center, 1413 E. 17th St. in Bloomington at 7 p.m. on March 31. He will give a talk on “Pillars of the NFL” from a faith perspective.

McCaskey, a devout Christian, will share the story of his personal faith journey, as well as how faith is crucial in the lives of many athletes, coaches, religious leaders, and others he has known.

The talk will also address those who left comfortable lives to aid the under-served in extraordinary ways.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Tara Doyon at or call 812-339-5561, ext. 214.


Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in New Albany to offer presentation for those grieving on April 5

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1752 Scheller Lane in New Albany, is hosting its annual Spring Prayer Breakfast for those experiencing loss or grief in Wagner Hall in the church basement from 9-10:30 a.m. on April 5.

The featured speakers are Katelyn Walker and Tom Yost, members of the parish’s pastoral staff. They have performed liturgical concerts in central and southern Indiana, and will give a musical “talk” titled “The Lord Is My Shepherd [Psalm 23] and Other Psalms of Consolation.”

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Tom Yost at 812-945-2374 by April 2.


Benedict Inn offering sessions on Pastoral Constitution on Church in Modern World in April

Four sessions discussing the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (“Gaudium et Spes”) will be offered at the Benedict Inn, 1402 Southern Ave. in Beech Grove, from 7-8:30 p.m. on four Tuesdays in April.

The topics are as follows:

  • April 1—The Human Person Before God (Preface, Introduction, Chapter 1)
  • April 8—The Human Community Before God (Chapters 2 and 3)
  • April 15—The Relationship Between the Church and the World (Chapter 4)
  • April 22—Marriage and Family in the Modern World (Part II).

All are invited to attend any or all of the sessions.

Each session is $20, or register in advance to attend all four sessions for only $60. Prayer and discussion groups could be eligible for a special rate. Contact the Benedict Inn for more information.

To register, indicate the session(s) of interest and the number of people that will be attending. Send that information, along with a check made payable to Benedict Inn, and mail to 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove, IN 46107. Interested persons can also call 317-788-7581 for more information or to register. Registration is requested at least one week prior to a session.

A book on the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World is also available for $5.95.

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Retreats and Programs

March 23

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Evening of Reflection, “The Way,” Father Jeff Godecker, presenter, 6-10 p.m., $25 per person includes a light dinner. Information: 317-545-7681 or

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Friendship Tea: Hats Off to Hospitality, 1-3 p.m., Rita Firentino, presenter, $20 per person. Information: 317-788-7581 or

March 24-28

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Biblical Spirituality and the Contemporary Priesthood,” Benedictine Father Eugene Hensell, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 or

March 25

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Personal Reflection Day: Spend a Day with God. $25 per person. Information: 317-788-7581 or

March 27

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Lenten Series, session four of four, “When Courage is Needed—John Woolman,” Franciscan Sister Barbara Leonhard, presenter, 6:30-8 p.m., $15 per session. Information: 812-933-6437 or

March 28-29

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Building Contemplative Relationships, Vanessa Hurst, presenter, $150 per person. Information: 317-788-7581 or

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