August 8, 2014

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The Coming Week

August 8

Sisters Comfort Food, 2236 E. 10th St., Indianapolis. Sisters Comfort Food restaurant grand opening, St. Joan of Arc parishioner-owned and operated, door prizes include tickets to Colts game and Indianapolis Indians game, no charge, 5 p.m. Information: 317-223-0942, ext. 1504.

August 9

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.

August 9-10

St. Paul Parish, 9798 N. Dearborn Road, Guilford/New Alsace. Parish Festival, Sat. 5 p.m.-midnight, pork tenderloin dinner, music, kids games. Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., chicken dinner. Information: 812-623-1094.

August 10

St. Mary Parish, 2500 St. Mary’s Drive, Lanesville. Parish Picnic, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 812-952-2853.

St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Shamrock Center, 1723 I St., Bedford. Parish Picnic, after 10:30 a.m. Mass, free food, bring dish to share if possible, bingo, bouncy houses, face painting, prizes.

St. Susanna Church, 1210 Main St., Plainfield. Central Indiana Cursillo 50th Anniversary Mass, 10 a.m., followed by lunch, talks, sharing, 5:30 p.m. Mass, carry-in dinner, final gathering 7:30-9 p.m. Non-Cursillistas also invited. Information: 765-414-8288 or ruznarsr1withGOD@comcast.net.

St. Michael the Archangel Church, 3354 W. 30th St., Indianapolis. Mass in French, 1 p.m. Information: 317-523-4193 or acfadi2014@gmail.com.

August 12

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Maria Guild, 12:30 p.m. Information: 317-888-7625 or vlgmimi@aol.com.

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

August 14

St. Luke Church, 7575 Holliday Drive East, Indianapolis. Mass to celebrate Feast Day of St. Maximillian Kolbe, patron of Catholic Radio, 11:30 a.m., complimentary lunch follows Mass.

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.

August 15

Northside Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange, Mass, breakfast and program, “The Joy of Being Yelled At,” presenter Bryan Neale, NFL referee, 6:30-8:30 a.m., $15 members, $21 non-members, breakfast included. Reservations and information: www.catholicbusinessexchange.org.

August 15-16

Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish, 7225 Southeastern Ave., Indianapolis. “Augustravaganza,” 4 p.m-midnight, food, music, entertainment, Mass Sat. 5:30 p.m., 5K walk/run Sat. 9 a.m., Information: 317-357-1200.

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 4625 N. Kenwood Ave., Indianapolis. “Sausage Fest,” food, music, game, Fri. 6 p.m.-midnight, Sat. 5 p.m.-midnight. Information: 317-253-1461.

August 16

St. Michael the Archangel Church, 3354 W. 30th St., Indianapolis. Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, Mass and Divine Mercy Chaplet at 8:30 a.m., followed by prayer at a local abortion center, and continued prayer at the church for those who wish to remain.

August 20

St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. Fifth St., Terre Haute. Divine Mercy Chaplet and Pro-Life Mass, chaplet 4:30 p.m., Mass 5:15 p.m., pro-life ministry meeting 6-7 p.m. Information: Connie Kehl Fitch, drmeathead@yahoo.com or 812-232-6517.

Howl at the Moon, 20 E. Georgia St., Indianapolis. Theology on Tap, Catholic singer/songwriter PJ Anderson speaks on his journey of faith, free, ages 21-35, 7 p.m., arrive early to order food. Information: 317-592-4067.

August 21

St. Joseph Parish, 1375 S. Mickley Ave., Indianapolis. Third Thursday Adoration, interceding for women experiencing crisis pregnancy, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., with Mass at 5:45 p.m. 

August 21-23

St. Ann Parish, 6350 S. Mooresville Road, Indianapolis. Parish Festival, rides, games, food, 5-11 p.m. Information: 317-821-2909.

August 22-23

Prince of Peace Parish Community Festival at Pope John XXIII School, 221 W. State St., Madison. 5 p.m.-midnight, food, rides, games. Information: 812-265-4166.

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General Announcements

Black Catholic Institute accepting participants

The Black Catholic Theology and Spirituality Institute, sponsored by the Black Catholic Ministry of the archdiocesan Office of Intercultural Ministry, is accepting students for participation in their 2014 lecture series. All are welcome to participate.

The lecture series engages, enriches and celebrates the traditions of the Church, and addresses the reality of being black and Catholic from a theological, social, spiritual, historical, philosophical, psychological and aesthetical perspective, as these impact contemporary pastoral practice and life.

This series seeks to follow the mandate that St. Pope John Paul II charged Africans and those of African descent: “to enrich the Roman Catholic Church with their gifts of ‘blackness.’ ”

Unless otherwise noted, sessions are held at the Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Catholic Center, 1400 N. Meridian St., in Indianapolis.

The following sessions have been scheduled for the fall:

  • Evangelization in the Black Community, Dominican Sister Dr. Jamie Phelps presenting, on Sept. 6.
  • Catholic Education in the Black Community, Michael Joseph and Shaerlynn Pillow presenting, on Oct. 11.
  • Black Saints, Father Kenneth Taylor presenting, on Nov. 1.
  • Advent African-American Catholic Women’s Retreat, Daughters of the Heart of Mary Sister Anita Baird presenting, on Dec. 5-6 at Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis.

For more information or to register, contact Black Catholic Ministry coordinator Franciscan Sister Jannette Pruitt at jpruitt@archindy.org or call 317-236-1474.

  

Silent directed retreat available at Benedict Inn Aug. 18-20

The Benedict Inn, 1402 Southern Ave. in Beech Grove, is offering a three-day silent directed retreat on Aug. 18-20.

The retreat will allow participants to focus on silence and listening through prayer, with an option to join the community for daily prayer. It will also provide time for participants to meet daily with a spiritual director.

The retreat costs $280, which includes two nights of lodging, meals and spiritual direction.

For more information, contact 317-788-7581, ext. 0, or send an e-mail to benedictinn@benedictinn.org.

 

Pregnant mothers needed to help nurses learn ultrasounds third week of August

Great Lakes Gabriel Project, which helps women choose life for their unborn children, is looking for expectant mothers, preferably in their first trimester, to help new nurses learn to perform ultrasounds on Gabriel-1, the organization’s new mobile recreational vehicle pregnancy center.

The training will take place during the third week of August at 1st Choice for Women in the Polaris Building, 5455 W. 86th St. in Indianapolis. A registered ultra-sonographer will be present instructing the nurses.

Family and friends may come along to see your baby on the large screens.

Participants will not only be treated to an ultrasound, but will also be part of God’s work to help moms who believe their only choice is abortion.

Call or text Megan Conway at 317-413-5559 to make an appointment, or e-mail her at conway714@gmail.com.

 

Sisters of Providence Hole-y-One Golf Scramble set for Sept. 12

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods will host their 12th annual Hole-y-One Golf Scramble at the Country Club of Terre Haute, 57 Allendale, on Sept. 12.

The tee time for the morning group is scheduled for 7:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 7 a.m. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. The afternoon group will begin at 1 p.m.

Cost for a foursome, which includes lunch, gift bags and beverages, is $350. Individuals may also register for $90.

New this year will be special tee areas for women and seniors.

There are three prize divisions, including men, women and mixed teams.

Cash prizes will be awarded at approximately 6 p.m. Prizes will also be awarded for a hole-in-one, longest drive, closest to the pin and longest putt on designated holes.

Proceeds from the tourney will be used to support the Sisters of Providence mission and ministries, many of which are in the Wabash Valley.

Sponsorships are currently available.

To register, become a sponsor or for more information, contact Diane Weidenbenner at 812-535-2802, or e-mail dweidenb@spsmw.org.

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Retreats and Programs

August 8-10

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. “St. Benedict on Humility,” Benedictine Father Adrian Burke, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 ormzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu

August 18 – 20

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. “Listen: Silent, Directed Retreat,” Annie Endris, director, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 18-4:30 p.m. Aug. 21, $280 includes spiritual direction, food and lodging. Information: 317-788-7581 or www.benedictinn.org.

August 19-21

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Midweek retreat, “Living Monastic Values in Everyday Life,” Benedictine Brother Martin Erspamer, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 ormzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu

August 21

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Seasonal Community Labyrinth Walk, 7-7:15 p.m. explanation, 7:15-8:30 p.m. walk. Free-will donations graciously accepted. Information: 317-788-7581 or www.benedictinn.org.

August 22

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Come Away and Rest Awhile: Silent Self-Guided Day of Reflection, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $31 per person. Reservations: 317-545-7681, ext. 14 or spasotti@archindy.org.

August 22

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Take a day away to be a pilgrim and to ponder your life as pilgrimage. One way to experience our journey from earth to heaven is the metaphor of pilgrimage for we are all on our journey home to God. A pilgrim is a traveler who is on a journey to a Holy place. That Holy place may be your relationship with God; it may be a journey to your own heart. We will celebrate those things. What has sustained you on your journey? Where are you being called to journey now? And how might you enter into this season of your life? During this day of pilgrimage, we will have time alone to talk to God as well as times together to explore our lives as pilgrimage. 9 AM – 3 PM; Fee: $40; Presenter: Sr. Julie Sewell, OSB

August 22-24

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. “Forgiven and Forgiving,” Benedictine Brother Zachary Wilberding, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 ormzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu

August 25

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Annual Day of Prayer, Father Jim Farrell, facilitator, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $39 per person, includes continental breakfast and lunch. Reservations: 317-545-7681, ext. 14 or spasotti@archindy.org.

August 27

Benedict Inn--“Listen with the Ear of Your Heart” Personal Days of Retreat. Every now and then, it helps to take some time to just slow down, breathe, and listen. Call to schedule any day for a personal retreat. 9AM-5 PM; $35 includes lunch and room for the day.

August 28

Benedict Inn--Celebrate What’s Right with the World. It is so easy to focus on the negative aspect of ourselves, others, and life in general. Come join us for a boost of encouragement and a different perspective as we take some time to focus on the positive and all that is good and wonderful in the world by watching a 22 minutes video by Dewitt Jones followed by reflection, discussion and conversation. “Celebrate What’s Right with the World” is a film Dewitt Jones made to help folks approach life with confidence, grace and celebration. The stories and lessons it includes came from his years as a photographer with National Geographic. Thursday, August 28, 2014; 7:00 – 8:30 PM; Suggested Donation: $10; Facilitator: Annie Endris.

August 29-31

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. “Intentionality: Good Zeal in the Rule of St. Benedict,” Benedictine Father Vincent Tobin, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 ormzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu

September 11

Benedict Inn-- “Listen with the Ear of Your Heart” Personal Days of Retreat. Every now and then, it helps to take some time to just slow down, breathe, and listen. Call to schedule any day for a personal retreat. *9AM-5 PM ~ $35 includes lunch and room for the day.

September 16

Benedict Inn-- Divine Revelation: "The Constitution on Divine Revelation" (Dei Verbum). Come learn why the Second Vatican’s Council’s Constitution on Divine Revelation was one of the major achievements of the Council. The document expresses the Church’s belief in how and what God reveals to us and how we accept that in faith. The document explores Scripture and Tradition as the means by which that Revelation is passed on in history. The concluding section, Scripture in the Life of the Church, initiated a major shift in how Catholics appreciated and used the Bible. Tuesdays in September: *7:00-8:30pm Fee: $15 ~ Book additional: $3.95 Presenter: Fr. Matthias Neuman, OSB. Tues. Sept. 23- Inspiration and Interpretation of Scripture. Tues. Sept. 30- Scripture in the Life of the Church

September 17

Benedict Inn-- Praying n Playing. Come explore creative ways of being with God. As “Pray-ers” who are players we will support one another in knowing more of the God who both welcomes us as children and who graces us as adults. God meets each of us where we are and each of us meets God in our own unique way. *9:30 – 11:30 AM ~ Fee: $12 per session ~ Presenter: Dawna Petersen. Wed. September 17: Wondrously Made - How have I been shaped? Mon. October 20: Longing For God - What is stirring within me? Mon. November 17: Continuing the Journey - Where will my next step be?

September 18

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Seasonal Community Labyrinth Walk, 7-7:15 p.m. explanation, 7:15-8:30 p.m. walk. Free-will donations graciously accepted. Information: 317-788-7581 or www.benedictinn.org.

September 23

Benedict Inn-- Divine Revelation: "The Constitution on Divine Revelation" (Dei Verbum) Session 2. Come learn why the Second Vatican’s Council’s Constitution on Divine Revelation was one of the major achievements of the Council. The document expresses the Church’s belief in how and what God reveals to us and how we accept that in faith. The document explores Scripture and Tradition as the means by which that Revelation is passed on in history. The concluding section, Scripture in the Life of the Church, initiated a major shift in how Catholics appreciated and used the Bible. Tuesdays in September: *7:00-8:30pm Fee: $15 ~ Book additional: $3.95 Presenter: Fr. Matthias Neuman, OSB. Tues. Sept. 30- Scripture in the Life of the Church

September 27

Benedict Inn-- Angels of Grace ~ ~ A Celebration of Women. Join us for our 7th annual awards ceremony and celebration of the “angels” in our lives-women who have made a difference. Enjoy a style show, a delicious lunch and a chance to meet women who have distinguished themselves through acts of compassion and kindness. Honor the women who are important to you by inviting them to this special event. Saturday, *10:30 AM - 2 PM ~ Fee: $35 per person. The event will be held at Primo banquet hall (south).

September 30

Benedict Inn-- Divine Revelation: "The Constitution on Divine Revelation" (Dei Verbum) Session 3. Come learn why the Second Vatican’s Council’s Constitution on Divine Revelation was one of the major achievements of the Council. The document expresses the Church’s belief in how and what God reveals to us and how we accept that in faith. The document explores Scripture and Tradition as the means by which that Revelation is passed on in history. The concluding section, Scripture in the Life of the Church, initiated a major shift in how Catholics appreciated and used the Bible. Tuesdays in September: *7:00-8:30pm Fee: $15 ~ Book additional: $3.95 Presenter: Fr. Matthias Neuman, OSB

October 2

Benedict Inn-- Day Trip to Ferdinand & St. Meinrad, IN. Come join us for another adventure as we journey to two religious communities in Indiana. We will begin with the Sisters with a tour, joining them for noon prayer followed by lunch. We will head over to St. Meinrad for a tour, simple dinner, and joining the monks for Vespers (evening prayer) before heading back to the Benedict Inn. It promises to be a long but delightful and faith-filled day. Thursday, October 2, 2014 ~ 7:00 AM – 9:30 PM. Fee: $95 ~ Guide: Annie Endris

October 7

Benedict Inn-- “Listen with the Ear of Your Heart” Personal Days of Retreat. Every now and then, it helps to take some time to just slow down, breathe, and listen. Call to schedule any day for a personal retreat. *9AM-5 PM ~ $35 includes lunch and room for the day.

October 9

Benedict Inn-- Visio Divina: Ruth and Naomi. “Where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge…” Ruth 1:16 The story of Ruth and Naomi can speak to our experiences of relationships, friendships, even walking with someone on their journey. Take some time to discover this wonderful meditative prayer practice that incorporates Sacred Scripture and beautiful, modern illuminations from the St. John’s Bible. Thursday, October 9, 2014 ~ *7– 9:00 PM ~ Fee $20. Facilitator: Sr. Angela Jarboe, OSB

October 20

Benedict Inn-- Praying n Playing – Session 2: Longing For God - What is stirring within me? Come explore creative ways of being with God. As “Pray-ers” who are players we will support one another in knowing more of the God who both welcomes us as children and who graces us as adults. God meets each of us where we are and each of us meets God in our own unique way. *9:30 – 11:30 AM ~ Fee: $12 per session ~ Presenter: Dawna Petersen Mon. October 20: Longing For God - What is stirring within me? Mon. November 17: Continuing the Journey - Where will my next step be?

October 25

Benedict Inn-- Treasure Chest Raffle. Join us for an evening of fun and a chance to win one of twenty fabulous prizes while supporting the ministry of the Benedict Inn! Call the Benedict Inn at 317-788-7581 x 3 for tickets or more information. Central Catholic Multi-purpose Room ~ Saturday, October 25, 2014 ~ 6-9:30 PM

October 27

Benedict Inn-- Seeking Balance and Peace in Our Hectic Lives. “Come to me, all who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28. Whether a young working mother, a middle-aged woman caring for children and parents, or a busy professional, minister, or community activist, all too often women find their days frenzied, overactive, or overwrought with the demands of job, home, and community. Come away from your hectic schedule for an evening of peace. The evening will include sacred leisure for mind, body, and spirit as well as time for sharing with others and quiet reflection. Our guides for the evening will include mystics, saints, and contemporary spiritual writers as well as scripture. Mon. October 27, 2014 ~ *7PM – 9PM ~ Fee: $25 ~ Facilitator: Marilyn Williams

November 13

Benedict Inn-- Rule of Life: A Trellis That Supports Your Spiritual Life. St. Benedict wrote a Rule of Life for his followers so that they could seek God together. We all need support to help us grow. A Rule of Life serves as a trellis to help support your spiritual life. This evening will introduce you to what a Rule of Life is and how it might help you on your own spiritual journey. Thursday, November 13, 2014 ~ *7 – 9 PM ~ Fee: $25 Presenter: Sr. Jennifer Mechtild Horner, OSB

November 14

Benedict Inn-- “Listen with the Ear of Your Heart” Personal Days of Retreat. Every now and then, it helps to take some time to just slow down, breathe, and listen. Call to schedule any day for a personal retreat. *9AM-5 PM ~ $35 includes lunch and room for the day.

November 17

Benedict Inn-- Praying n Playing – Session 3: Continuing the Journey - Where will my next step be? Come explore creative ways of being with God. As “Pray-ers” who are players we will support one another in knowing more of the God who both welcomes us as children and who graces us as adults. God meets each of us where we are and each of us meets God in our own unique way. *9:30 – 11:30 AM ~ Fee: $12 per session ~ Presenter: Dawna Petersen. Mon. November 17: Continuing the Journey - Where will my next step be?

December 1

Benedict Inn-- FBI: ADVENT: Advent with Thomas Merton Fr. Thomas Merton wrote on many themes that have to do with our celebrations of Advent and Christmas. Among them: hope, incarnation, balancing action and prayer, contemplative time and prayer. We will explore some of those writings that will enable us to reflect more deeply on the meaning of Advent and Christmas. Monday, December 1, 2014 5:00 – 9:00PM (at Benedict Inn) Fee: $30 ~ Presenter: Fr. Jeff Godecker

December 5

Benedict Inn-- Movie Night: “Trouble with Angels” “I’ve got the most scathingly brilliant idea!” In celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life, we will be watching a variety of movies and having conversations about how they portray women religious. What are the stereotypes of women religious? What is the Sister’s life really like? The kick-off for the year will begin with movie and discussion focusing on the discernment and call to religious life with the funny and touching “Trouble with Angels”. Join us for popcorn and conversation! Friday, December 5, 2014 ~ 6:30 – 9:00 PM. Suggested donation: $10 Facilitator: Sr. Ann Patrice Papesh, OSB

December 6

Benedict Inn-- Morning Advent Reflection: The Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth. Joy, praise, faith, charity, love, awareness, and hope: what word speaks to you when you think about the Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth? Take some time this Advent to reflect on this rich scripture that also gives us the beautiful response of Mary to Elizabeth known as the Canticle of Mary or the Magnificent. Saturday, December 6, 2014 ~ *9 – 11:30 AM Fee: $25 ~ Presenter: Annie Endris

December 9

Benedict Inn-- Advent: Visio Divina. How do you receive the light of Christ? How do you understand Christ’s truth? How do you receive the grace of Christ’s love? This Advent, reflect and meditate on the Incarnation from the Gospel of John, using the artistic and spiritual endeavor of the St. John’s Bible. Tuesday, December 9, 2014 ~ *7– 9:00 PM ~ Fee: $20 ~ Facilitator: Sr. Angela Jarboe, OSB

December 13

Benedict Inn-- Shop Inn-Spired Christmas Sale. You’re sure to find something for everyone on your list, all at affordable Benedictine prices. Saturday, 9AM to 3 PM

December 15

Benedict Inn-- “Listen with the Ear of Your Heart” Personal Days of Retreat. Every now and then, it helps to take some time to just slow down, breathe, and listen. Call to schedule any day for a personal retreat. *9AM-5 PM ~ $35 includes lunch and room for the day.

December 21

Benedict Inn-- Blue Christmas A Blue Christmas Service or Service of Solace or the Longest Night is a different type of prayer service. Come join us for an experiential prayer service that remembers and names the loss you have experienced while being in a community of quiet prayer and support. Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 1-2:30 PM ~ Fee: Free will donation, registration requested Leader: Annie Endris ~ Please visit our website for more information.

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