December 12, 2014

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The Coming Week

December 12-14

Mount Saint Francis Retreat Center, 101 Mt. St. Francis Drive, Mt. St. Francis. Christmas Pottery Sale featuring artists from the Mary Anderson Center, Fri. 6-8 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 812-923-8817 or retreats@mountsaintfrancis.org.

December 13

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.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Owens Hall, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Christmas Fun at the Woods, cookie baking, sleigh rides, sing-a-long, visit with Santa, 1-4 p.m., children and adults, $5 per person. Information: 812-535-2932 or wvc@spsmw.org.

December 14

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

St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower) Church, 4720 E. 13th St., Indianapolis. Class of ’63 monthly gathering, 6 p.m. Mass, optional dinner afterward. Information: 317-408-6396.

Most Holy Name of Jesus Church, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Christmas Concert No. 51, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and children 12 and younger, tickets available for purchase at the door or in advance by calling 317-787-1682.

December 17

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.

Calvary Cemetery Chapel, 435 W. Troy Ave., Indianapolis. Mass of Remembrance, 2 p.m. Ornaments available to sign and hang on a tree at the cemetery in remembrance of loved ones, with a blessing of the tree after Mass. All are welcome.

December 18

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. 

Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, 9001 Haverstick Road, Indianapolis. Mass of Remembrance, 2 p.m. Ornaments available to sign and hang on trees at the cemetery in remembrance of loved ones, with a blessing of the trees after Mass. All are welcome.

December 19

Northside Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange Mass, breakfast and program, “Faith in the Fast Lane,” Ed Carpenter, race car driver and owner, Verizon IndyCar Series, 7-9 a.m., $15 members, $21 non-members, breakfast included, bring an unwrapped toy for the annual Toys 4 Tots campaign, wear your best Christmas outfits. Reservations and information: www.catholicbusinessexchange.org.

December 20

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.

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House Chapel, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. Longest Night Service, prayer, Scripture and music acknowledging God’s presence for those mourning and struggling with loss during the holidays, 6 p.m. CST. Information or RSVP (requested but not required): 800-987-7380 jkeller@abbeycaskets.com.

December 27

St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis. Faithful Citizens Rosary procession, Mass, 12:10 p.m., procession following Mass. Information: faithful.citizens2016@gmail.com.

January 24

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, White Violet Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. “Bread Rising, Spirit Raising,” Robyn Morton and St. Joseph of Carondelet Sister Paul Bernadette Bounk, instructors, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $100 per person, registration deadline Jan. 16. Information: 812-535-2932 or wvc@spsmw.org.

January 28

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, White Violet Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. “Nuno Felting Fabric Yardage,” Debby Green, instructor, 1-4 p.m., $100 per person, includes materials, registration deadline Jan. 25. Information: 812-535-2932 or wvc@spsmw.org.

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General Announcements

Event to raise funds for adoption to be held at St. Barnabas Parish on Dec. 13

An event sponsored by The Owl Project—an effort to raise funds to help a parishioner of St. Barnabas Parish in Indianapolis pursue her dream of loving a child through adoption—will be held at 6 p.m. on Dec. 13 at St. Barnabas Parish, 8300 Rahke Road, in Indianapolis.

The $10 fee covers dinner and the opportunity to bid on silent auction items, which include an autographed Pacers basketball, massages, facials, hand-knit scarves and more.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at TheOwlProjectForBabyBailey.weebly.com. Make a $10 donation there, then e-mail staceeanne@yahoo.com stating that a ticket has been purchased online for the dinner.

Those wishing to purchase tickets at the door are asked to RSVP to staceeanne@yahoo.com for planning purposes.

To contribute to the project but not attend the event, or to learn more about the efforts of The Owl Project, log on to the website listed above.

 

Jan. 10 Marriage on Tap event has Dec. 28 registration deadline

Marriage on Tap, a ministry of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Indianapolis, will host dinner and speakers at Bravo Restaurant, 2658 Lake Circle Drive, in Indianapolis, from 7-9:30 p.m. on Jan. 10.

The guest speakers for the event are Tyler and Allison Mayer. They will speak on “Instilling a Love of Catholicism in Our Children.” The couple has four young children and has served in various Church ministries and in parochial schools in the archdiocese.

Marriage on Tap is a ministry hosting monthly dinners with speakers addressing topics of marriage, love, faith and children. The $35 cost per couple purchases two meals and tea or water. A cash bar is also available.

The deadline to register is Dec. 28. Registration is available online at www.stluke.org. For more information, contact Romona at 317-258-2761.

 

Centre College Choir to perform Christmas concert in Jeffersonville on Dec. 16

The Centre Singers will perform a Christmas concert at St. Augustine Parish, 315 E. Chestnut St., in Jeffersonville at 7 p.m. on Dec. 16.

Centre Singers is a choir of 26 select undergraduates from Centre College in Danville, Ky. The group has performed internationally, including in Spain and Greece.

The concert at St. Augustine Parish will include traditional and classical Christmas songs. Refreshments will be available after the concert.

The concert is free and open to all. Free will offerings will be accepted to help support the choir in its travels.

For more information, call the parish office at 812-282-2677.

 

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center to host Blue Christmas Prayer Service on Dec. 21

The Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., in Beech Grove will offer a Blue Christmas Prayer Service from 1-2:30 p.m. on Dec. 21.

During the holidays, some may find it difficult to be joyful due to grieving a loss, job stress, unemployment, illness or loneliness.

A Blue Christmas Service—also known as a Service of Solace or the Longest Night—is intended to help those who struggle during the holidays to acknowledge and honor “blue” feelings. The service offers an experience of prayer that remembers and names the losses or struggles while being in a community of support.

Free will donations will graciously be accepted.

Registration is requested. To register, call 317-788-7581.

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Retreats and Programs

December 12-14

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Advent Retreat: “Journey with St. Francis,” Franciscan Sister Jane McConnell presenting, $215 for single room, $130 for commuters. Information and RSVP: 812-933-6437 or email center@oldenburgosf.com.

December 13

Benedict Inn Conference and Retreat Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove Shop Inn-Spired Christmas Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 317-788-7581 or www.benedictinn.org.

Mount Saint Francis Retreat Center, 101 Mt. St. Francis Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Advent retreat, lessons and carols, Franciscan Brother Bob Baxter, presenter, 2-6 p.m. lessons, $25 per person, 7-8 p.m. carols, free. Information: 812-923-8817 or retreats@mountsaintfrancis.org.

December 14

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Coffee Talk: “Becoming Prayer,” Franciscan Sister Jane McConnell presenting, 10:45 a.m.-noon, freewill offering accepted. Information and RSVP: 812-933-6437 or email center@oldenburgosf.com.

December 15

Benedict Inn Conference and Retreat Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove “Listen with the Ear of Your Heart” Personal Days of Retreat, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $35 includes lunch and room for the day. Information: 317-788-7581 or www.benedictinn.org.

Mount Saint Francis Retreat Center, 101 Mt. St. Francis Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Mondays at the Mount, Franciscan Brother Bob Baxter, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Information: 812-923-8817 or retreats@mountsaintfrancis.org.

December 17

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Contemplative Prayer, 3-4:30 p.m., freewill offering accepted. Information and RSVP: 812-933-6437 or email center@oldenburgosf.com.

December 17-19

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 65th St., Indianapolis. Silent self-guided days and nights for Advent, come for one or more days or night creating your own self-guided quiet time with God. Information: 317-545-7681 or archindy.org/fatima.

December 19-21

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. “Jesus, Savior and Son,” Benedictine Father Jeremy King presenter, $235 for single, $395 double. Information: 812-357-6585 ormzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu

December 21

Benedict Inn Conference and Retreat Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove Blue Christmas Service (or Service of Solace), Annie Endris leading, 1-2:30 p.m., free will donations accepted, registration requested. Information: 317-788-7581 or www.benedictinn.org.

December 22

Mount Saint Francis Retreat Center, 101 Mt. St. Francis Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Mondays at the Mount, Franciscan Brother Bob Baxter, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Information: 812-923-8817 or retreats@mountsaintfrancis.org.

December 27

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Bird Count, meet at Michaela Farm, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.,$10 for lunch. Information and RSVP: 812-933-6437 or email center@oldenburgosf.com.

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Mindfulness for the New Year, Franciscan Sister Olga Wittekind and Clair Sherman, PhD. presenting, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $45 includes lunch, $65 includes CEU. Information and RSVP: 812-933-6437 or email center@oldenburgosf.com.

December 27-January 1

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Vocations Office, “A Monastic Observance,” for single Catholic men, ages 20-40. Information: 812-357-6585 381 or vocations@saintmeinrad.org

December 29

Mount Saint Francis Retreat Center, 101 Mt. St. Francis Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Mondays at the Mount, Franciscan Brother Bob Baxter, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Information: 812-923-8817 or retreats@mountsaintfrancis.org.

December 31-January 1

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 65th St., Indianapolis. “A Journey of Gratitude,” Father Keith Hosey and Sister Mo Mangen, presenters$138 per person or $256 per couple, includes elegant dinner, champagne toast at midnight, overnight accommodations, brunch. Information: 317-545-7681 or archindy.org/fatima.

January 2

Mount Saint Francis Retreat Center, 101 Mt. St. Francis Dr., Mt. St. Francis. First Friday devotions and lunch, 11:45 a.m. Information: 812-923-8817 or retreats@mountsaintfrancis.org.

January 5

Mount Saint Francis Retreat Center, 101 Mt. St. Francis Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Mondays at the Mount, Franciscan Brother Bob Baxter, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Information: 812-923-8817 or retreats@mountsaintfrancis.org.

January 23

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Providence Hall, 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Vigil with Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, 6:30-9:30 p.m., freewill offering, registration deadline Jan. 17. Information: 812-535-2952 or provctr@spsmw.org.

January 23-24

Mount Saint Francis Retreat Center, 101 Mt. St. Francis Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Women’s retreat, Franciscan Brother Bob Baxter, presenter. Information: 812-923-8817 or retreats@mountsaintfrancis.org.

February 2

Mount Saint Francis Retreat Center, 101 Mt. St. Francis Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Mondays at the Mount, Franciscan Brother Bob Baxter, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Information: 812-923-8817 or retreats@mountsaintfrancis.org.

February 6

Mount Saint Francis Retreat Center, 101 Mt. St. Francis Dr., Mt. St. Francis. First Friday devotions and lunch, 11:45 a.m. Information: 812-923-8817 or retreats@mountsaintfrancis.org.

February 6-8

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. “Journey toward Holiness with St. Benedict,” Benedictine Brother Peduru Fonseka, presenter, $235 for single, $395 double. Information: 812-357-6585 ormzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu

February 7

Mount Saint Francis Retreat Center, 101 Mt. St. Francis Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Couples retreat, Franciscan Brother Bob Baxter, presenter. Information: 812-923-8817 or retreats@mountsaintfrancis.org.

February 10

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Day of Reflection for Women Ministers, team of inter-denominational women ministers, presenters, 2-8 p.m., $25 per person includes supper. Information: 812-535-2952 or provctr@spsmw.org.

February 13-15

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. “How Deep is Your Love?,” married couples retreat,  Benedictine Father Noël Mueller presenter, $235 for single, $395 double. Information: 812-357-6585 ormzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu

February 20-22

Mount Saint Francis Retreat Center, 101 Mt. St. Francis Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Silent retreat for women, Judy Ribar, presenter. Information: 812-923-8817 or retreats@mountsaintfrancis.org.

March 2

Mount Saint Francis Retreat Center, 101 Mt. St. Francis Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Mondays at the Mount, Franciscan Brother Bob Baxter, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Information: 812-923-8817 or retreats@mountsaintfrancis.org.

March 3-5

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. “Fully Alive at Mass: Putting the Most in to Get the Most out,” Benedictine Father Godfrey Mullen, presenter, $235 for single, $395 double. Information: 812-357-6585 ormzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu

March 6

Mount Saint Francis Retreat Center, 101 Mt. St. Francis Dr., Mt. St. Francis. First Friday devotions and lunch, 11:45 a.m. Information: 812-923-8817 or retreats@mountsaintfrancis.org.

March 6-8

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. “The Way of the Cross According to the Gospel of Mark,” Benedictine Father Eugene Hensell, presenter, $235 for single, $395 double. Information: 812-357-6585 ormzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu

March 7

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Lenten book study series, session one of three, Dr. Will Hine, dean and professor emeritus at Eastern Illinois University, presenter, 9:30-11 a.m., $35 per person includes materials, registration deadline March 1. Information: 812-535-2952 or provctr@spsmw.org.

March 14

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Lenten book study series, session two of three, Dr. Will Hine, dean and professor emeritus at Eastern Illinois University, presenter, 9:30-11 a.m., $35 per person includes materials, registration deadline March 1. Information: 812-535-2952 or provctr@spsmw.org.

March 14-15

Mount Saint Francis Retreat Center, 101 Mt. St. Francis Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Moms’ Retreat for Women, Judy Ribar, presenter. Information: 812-923-8817 or retreats@mountsaintfrancis.org.

March 21

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Lenten book study series, session three of three, Dr. Will Hine, dean and professor emeritus at Eastern Illinois University, presenter, 9:30-11 a.m., $35 per person includes materials, registration deadline March 1. Information: 812-535-2952 or provctr@spsmw.org.

March 23-27

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Priests retreat, “Hospitality in an Anonymous World,” Benedictine Father Adrian Burke, presenter, $425 for single. Information: 812-357-6585 ormzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu

March 27-29

Mount Saint Francis Retreat Center, 101 Mt. St. Francis Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Passion retreat, Franciscan Brother Bob Baxter, presenter. Information: 812-923-8817 or retreats@mountsaintfrancis.org.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Providence Owens Hall, 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. People of the Empty Tomb: Preparing for Holy Week retreat, Providence Sisters Jan Craven and Paula Damiano, presenters, registration deadline March 20. Information: 812-535-2952 or provctr@spsmw.org.

April 1-5

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. “Holy Week Retreat,” Benedictine Father Colman Grabert, presenter, $425 for single, $680 double. Information: 812-357-6585 ormzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu

April 3

Mount Saint Francis Retreat Center, 101 Mt. St. Francis Dr., Mt. St. Francis. First Friday devotions and lunch, 11:45 a.m. Information: 812-923-8817 or retreats@mountsaintfrancis.org.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Providence Owens Hall, 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Way of the Cross for Justice, 10-11 a.m., freewill offering. Information: 812-535-2952 or provctr@spsmw.org.

April 6

Mount Saint Francis Retreat Center, 101 Mt. St. Francis Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Mondays at the Mount, Franciscan Brother Bob Baxter, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Information: 812-923-8817 or retreats@mountsaintfrancis.org.

April 10-12

Mount Saint Francis Retreat Center, 101 Mt. St. Francis Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Vocation “Come and See” retreat. Information: 812-923-8817 or retreats@mountsaintfrancis.org.

Mount Saint Francis Retreat Center, 101 Mt. St. Francis Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Second Half of Life retreat for Women, , presenter. Information: 812-923-8817 or retreats@mountsaintfrancis.org.

April 13-17

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Priests retreat, “Beyond the Cloister: Benedictine Principles in the Life of a Parish Priest,” Benedictine Father Vincent Tobin, presenter, $425 for single. Information: 812-357-6585 ormzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu

April 17-19

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. “A Weekend with St. Teresa of Avila,” Benedictine Father Mark O’Keefe, presenter, $235 single, $395 double. Information: 812-357-6585 ormzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu

April 20-22

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Retreat for Lay Ministers, “Like a Lebanon Cedar: Living Justice,” Benedictine Brother Zachary Wilberding, presenter, $235 single, $395 double. Information: 812-357-6585 ormzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu

April 25

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Praying with the Mystics Spring Session: Catherine of Siena, Julian of Norwich, Teresa of Avila, Providence Sister Cathy Campbell, presenter, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $35 per person includes lunch and materials, registration deadline April 11. Information: 812-535-2952 or provctr@spsmw.org.

April 28-30

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Midweek retreat, “St. Benedict’s Way,” Benedictine Brother Maurus Zoeller, presenter, $425 for single. Information: 812-357-6585 ormzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu

April 30-May 3

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Secretaries and Parish Administrators retreat, “Sleeper Awake!,” Benedictine Father Adrian Burke, presenter, $320 single, $470 double. Information: 812-357-6585 ormzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu

May 1

Mount Saint Francis Retreat Center, 101 Mt. St. Francis Dr., Mt. St. Francis. First Friday devotions and lunch, 11:45 a.m. Information: 812-923-8817 or retreats@mountsaintfrancis.org.

May 15-17

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. “A Monastic Witness to Non-violence,” Benedictine Father Adrian Burke, presenter, $235 single, $395 double. Information: 812-357-6585 ormzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu

May 19-21

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Midweek retreat, “A Blessed Life: Living the Beatitudes,” Benedictine Brother Zachary Wilberding, presenter, $235 single, $395 double. Information: 812-357-6585 ormzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu

May 22-24

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. “The Wisdom of Nazareth,” Benedictine Father Noël Mueller, presenter, $235 single, $395 double. Information: 812-357-6585 ormzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu

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