March 28, 2014

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The Coming Week

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

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 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: 317-243-0777.

April 4

St. Mary Church, 317 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis. Young Adult Group, first Friday adoration, 7 p.m., dinner and social, 8 p.m. Information:

St. Joseph Church, 1375 Mickley Ave., Indianapolis. First Friday devotion, adoration, rosary, Benediction, 5:45 p.m.

St. Matthew the Apostle Church, 4100 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Lenten organ recital, Tom Nichols, organist, 7 p.m., Stations of the Cross, 5:30 p.m., Mass, 6 p.m. Information: 317-257-4297, ext. 2216.

April 5

Most Holy Name of Jesus School, 21 N. 16th Ave., Beech Grove. Altar Society, annual spring rummage sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 317-784-5454.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Wagner Hall, 1752 Scheller Lane, New Albany. Spring prayer breakfast for those experiencing loss or grief, “The Lord Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23) and Other Psalms of Consolation,” 9-10:30 a.m., reservations due April 2. Information: 812-945-2374.

St. Michael the Archangel Church, 145 St. Michael Blvd., Brookville. First Saturday Devotional Prayer group, 8 a.m. Information: 765-647-5462.

April 5-6

Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Twister Circle, Oldenburg. Annual mattress sale, Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Information: 812-934-4440, ext. 241.

April 6

St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 1723 I St., Bedford. Catholic Community of Lawrence County, “Faithful Fashionista,” Leah Darrow, presenter, 6 p.m., free-will offering. Information: 812-583-2542 or

April 8

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Maria Guild, National Volunteer Mass, 11 a.m., lunch following Mass. Information: 317-888-7625 or

Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 1125 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Euchre party, seniors and retirees, 12:30 p.m. Information: 317-788-0522.

St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish, 415 E. Eighth St., New Albany. Altar Society Spring Fling vendor and craft show and luncheon, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 812-944-0417.

April 9

The Columbus Bar, 322 4th St., Columbus. Columbus Theology on Tap, “Are we just glorified gorillas?-Making sense of the ‘Science vs. Religion’ debate,” Dr. Matthew Sherman, presenter, 6:30 p.m. gather and socialize, 7:30 p.m. presentation. Information: 812-379-9353 ext. 241.

April 9

Marian University, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis. Adult programs information meeting, 6 p.m. Reservations: 317-955-6271.

St. Joseph Church, 1375 Mickley Ave., Indianapolis Harvest House Seniors, monthly gathering for adults ages 55 and older, noon Mass followed by luncheon and fellowship. RSVP: Shirley at 317-241-9878 or Rita at 317-244-0255.

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.

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General Announcements

Editor Janet Sahm to speak at St. Luke Lenten Soup Supper series on April 9

Janet Sahm, co-founder and style editor of Verily online magazine, will speak on “Woman’s Irreplaceable Worth” during the Lenten Soup Supper series at St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 7575 Holliday Drive E., in Indianapolis, from 7:15-8:30 p.m. on April 9.

After interning for more than a year at Elle Magazine and writing for the magazine’s online version and other online venues, Sahm, a native of Indianapolis and graduate of Bishop Chatard High School, has a new found passion to explore fashion’s ability to enhance and highlight a woman’s irreplaceable worth. Verily, a secular magazine, promotes modesty, self-worth, true beauty and healthy relationships for women ages 18-34.

The evening will begin with Mass at 5:30 p.m., followed by a soup supper from 6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

Reservations are requested for the soup supper. To make reservations, call 317-259-4373, ext. 256 or e-mail

To learn more about Sahm and Verily magazine, log on to


Divorce and Beyond sessions offered at St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Indianapolis

A six-session Divorce and Beyond Program is scheduled for Tuesday evenings at St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 7575 Holliday Drive, E. in Indianapolis, from 7-9 p.m. on April 8-May 13.

The topics for discussion include the process of divorce, self-image, stress, anger, blame, guilt, loneliness and forgiveness.

The cost of the six-week session is $30, which includes a book.

For more information or to register, contact the archdiocesan Office of Pro-Life and Family Life at 317-236-1586 or 1-800-382-9836, ext. 1586, or e-mail Registration forms may also be obtained online by logging on to


St. Simon the Apostle Parish to offer support group for those grieving

Seasons of Hope, a six-week support group for those who have lost a loved one, will be held on Thursday evenings in the St. Clair Room of the Parish Life Center at St. Simon the Apostle Parish, 8155 Oaklandon Road in Indianapolis, on April 3-May 8 from 7-9 p.m.

The sessions are free, and a journal will be provided.

To register, call 317-371-8993 or e-mail


Benedict Inn kickoff ceremony for Peace and Nature Garden is April 5

The Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave. in Beech Grove, will hold a kickoff ceremony for the creation of a new Peace and Nature Garden by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., (KIB) at 10 a.m. on April 5.

The ceremony will also have a planting component as more than 100 Indy youths—members of KIB’s Youth Tree Team—will spend the morning planting nearly 100 trees on the Benedict Inn campus to inaugurate the space.

Part of KIB’s Indianapolis Power and Light Company-partnered Project GreenSpace program, this space will create a meditative place that is quiet, safe, and accessible according to Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

Featuring shaded and open areas, sitting areas, walkways, and art, the space will highlight native plants to compliment the local environment.

Additional volunteer dates are being planned throughout the summer and fall. The public is encouraged to get involved to help create the community space, as a core objective in the collaboration with KIB is to engage the wider community.

The Benedict Inn, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Benedict at Our Lady of Grace Monastery, welcomes women, men and children of all ages and faiths to its many varied and inspiring programs that foster spiritual and personal growth.

Programming will be developed to utilize the newly created space once it is implemented.

To learn more about Benedict Inn programs, visit

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Retreats and Programs

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

March 28-30

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Lenten weekend retreat, “Seeing All Things Through the Eyes of Faith,” Father Pat Beidelman, presenter, $159 per person, $236 per married couple. Information: 317-545-7681 or

April 1

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Church in the Modern World, session one of four, Benedictine Father Matthias Neuman, presenter, 7-8:30 p.m., $60 per person for four sessions. Information: 317-788-7581 or

April 2

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. I Remember: Spiritual Storytelling, Father John Maung, presenter, $39 per person includes breakfast, lunch and program. Information: 317-545-7681 or

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Chat-n-Chew: “Beginning to Plan Your Funeral and Funeral Service,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Cindy Workman, presenter, $15 per person includes lunch. Information: 317-788-7581 or

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