December 4, 2015

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The Coming Month

December 4

Marian University chapel, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis. Lumen Dei Catholic Business Group, Mass and monthly meeting, 6:30-8:30 a.m., breakfast, $15 per person. Information: 317-435-3447 or lumen.dei@comcast.net.

Our Lady of the Greenwood Church, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood. First Friday celebration of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Mass, 5:45 p.m., exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following Mass until 9:30 p.m., sacrament of reconciliation available. Information: 317-888-2861 or info@olgreenwood.org.

St. Lawrence Church, 6944 E. 46th St., Indianapolis. Charismatic Mass, praise and worship, 7 p.m., Mass and healing prayer, 7:30 p.m. Information: 317-366-4854.

Most Holy Name of Jesus, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. First Friday devotion, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, 5:30 p.m.; reconciliation, 5:45-6:45 p.m.; Mass, 7 p.m.; Litany of the Sacred Heart and prayers for the Holy Father, 7:30 p.m. Information: 317-784-5454.

December 5

Helpers of God’s Precious Infants Prayer Vigil, Terre Haute. 7:30 a.m. Mass at the Carmelite Monastery at 59 Allendale, 9:25 a.m. parking on Ohio Blvd., 9:30 a.m. assemble on sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood at 30 S. 3rd St. for prayers, 10 a.m. travel to St. Patrick Adoration Chapel at 1807 Poplar St. for Divine Mercy Chaplet, completed around 10:30 a.m.

St. Michael Church, 145 St. Michael Blvd., Brookville. First Saturday Devotional Prayer Group, Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, rosary, confession, meditation, 8 a.m. Information: 765-647-5462.

St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis. Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration Advent Day of Reflection for Single Catholic Women, ages 16-30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., includes lunch, adoration, confession, vespers. Information and registration: ssfpa.org/retreat/.

December 5-6

Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood. Nativity open house, “O Come, O Come to Bethlehem,” Sat. 4-7 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m., no charge, following 10 a.m. Mass children may visit with St. Nicholas. Information: 317-888-2861 or olgreenwood.org.

December 6

The Circle, Indianapolis. St. Nicholas Day Prayer event, Right to Life of Indianapolis and Orthodox Christians for Life, 3 p.m. Information: life@rtlindy.ccsend.com.

Marian University, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, Indianapolis. Richard G. Lugar Franciscan Center for Global Studies Speaker Series, “America and the World,” Former Senator Richard G. Lugar, presenter, 6 p.m. Information: maple@marian.edu or 317-955-6775.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 1530 Union St., Indianapolis. St. Nicholas dinner and Indianapolis Maennerchor Concert, 6 p.m., $15 per person, tickets are presale no tickets at the door. Information: 317-638-5551 or sheartparish@sbcglobal.net.

Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 21 N. 16th St., Beech Grove. Christmas bazaar, craft and holiday booths, white elephant booth, chili luncheon, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Information: 317-784-6860 or p108cmaster@sbcglobal.net.

Former St. Mary-of-the-Rock Parish, 17440 St. Mary’s Road, Batesville. Preservation Society, whole hog sausage and pancake breakfast, 7 a.m.-noon, free will donation. Information: 812-934-6348.

December 6-10

St. Rose of Lima and Holy Trinity parishes, Mission, “Keeping Christ in Christmas,” Franciscan Father Justin Belitz, presenter, Dec.6 at St. Rose of Lima, 114 Lancelot, Franklin, 7 p.m.; Dec. 7 at St. Rose of Lima, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Dec. 8 at St. Rose of Lima, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Dec. 9 at Holy Trinity, 100 Keeley St., Edinburgh, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Dec. 10 at St. Rose of Lima, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Information: 317-738-3929 or 812-526-9460.

December 7

Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Catholic Center, Benedictine Room, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Archdiocese of Indianapolis Health Ministry, “The Empty Chair Workshop,” 6:30-8:30 p.m., no charge, no registration required. Information: 317-236-1475.

December 8

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Maria Guild, Christmas party and pitch-in luncheon, noon. Information: 317-888-7625 or vlgmimi@aol.com.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Taizé Prayer at the Woods, 7-8 p.m., freewill offering. Information: 812-535-2932 or provctr@spsmw.org

December 10

St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, Cenacle (house on parish grounds), Indianapolis. Hope and Healing Survivors of Suicide support group, 7 p.m. Information: 317-851-8344.

December 12

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Shop Inn-Spired Christmas Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 317-787-3287.

St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 3352 W. 30th St., Indianapolis. First Annual CYO Wrestling Coaching Symposium, 3 p.m., no charge, Mass5:30 p.m. Information: 317-926-0516 or dradams3@gmail.com.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Christmas Fun at the Woods, 1-4 p.m., $5 per person. Information: 812-535-2932 or provctr@spsmw.org

December 13

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 1530 Union St., Indianapolis. Advent/Christmas concert, 2 p.m., reception following concert, no charge. Information: 317-638-5551 or sheartparish@sbcglobal.net.

Most Holy Name of Jesus Church, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Christmas Concert #52, 5 p.m., adults $7, seniors and children $5. Information: 317-784-5454 or jchrisman@holyname.cc.

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.

Calvary Cemetery Chapel, 435 W. Troy, Indianapolis. Christmas Mass, 2 p.m. Information: 317-574-8898 or smeacham@bhchanangroup.org.

December 17

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. Christmas Mass, 2 p.m. Information: 317-574-8898 or smeacham@buchanangroup.org.

December 18

Northside Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange Mass, breakfast and program, “How Faith Shapes Public Service,” Sue Ellsperman, Lt. Governor of Indiana, presenter, 7-9 a.m.,

$15 members, $21 non-members, breakfast included, Please bring an unwrapped Toy for the annual Toys 4 Tots Toy Drive for the U.S. Marines. Reservations and information: www.catholicbusinessexchange.org.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 1752 Scheller Lane, New Albany. The Longest Night: A Mass of Consolation, 6 p.m. Information: 317-236-1586 or http://www.archindy.org/plfl/index.html.

December 18-19

St. John the Evangelist Parish, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis. Christkindl Village. Information: 317-635-2021.

December 19

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

Helpers of God’s Precious Infants Prayer Vigil, Terre Haute. 7:30 a.m. Mass at the Carmelite Monastery at 59 Allendale, 9:25 a.m. parking on Ohio Blvd., 9:30 a.m. assemble on sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood at 30 S. 3rd St. for prayers, 10 a.m. travel to St. Patrick Adoration Chapel at 1807 Poplar St. for Divine Mercy Chaplet, completed around 10:30 a.m.

January 2

Helpers of God’s Precious Infants Prayer Vigil, Terre Haute. 7:30 a.m. Mass at the Carmelite Monastery at 59 Allendale, 9:25 a.m. parking on Ohio Blvd., 9:30 a.m. assemble on sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood at 30 S. 3rd St. for prayers, 10 a.m. travel to St. Patrick Adoration Chapel at 1807 Poplar St. for Divine Mercy Chaplet, completed around 10:30 a.m.

St. Michael Church, 145 St. Michael Blvd., Brookville. First Saturday Devotional Prayer Group, Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, rosary, confession, meditation, 8 a.m. Information: 765-647-5462.

January 6

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 p.m. Information: 317-243-0777.

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General Announcements 

Sisters of Providence offer Christmas Fun at the Woods on Dec. 12

The public is invited to enjoy Christmas Fun at the Woods at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, 1 Sisters of Providence Road, from 1-4 p.m. on Dec. 12.

Activities abound throughout the afternoon. They include:

  • See Nativity sets, a Christmas doll house and a Christmas village on display.
  • Decorate cookies.
  • Take a sleigh ride, hayride or a wagon ride.
  • Sing with Christmas sing-a-longs.
  • Enjoy hearing Christmas stories, playing Christmas Bingo or face painting.
  • Play in the White Violet Center’s “North Pole Zone,” and make pine cone bird feeders and alpaca fleece ornaments.
  • Take a photo with an alpaca dressed as a reindeer.
  • Visit Santa Claus and his elves.
  • Take a tour of the Saint Mother Theodore Guérin Shrine.

The event costs $5 per person. Children 3 and younger will be admitted for free, and no pre-registration is required.

For more information, call 812-535-2952 or e-mail jfrost@spsmw.org.

 

Little Sisters of the Poor fundraiser to feature Archbishop Tobin on Dec. 11

Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin will be the keynote speaker at the Little Sisters of the Poor Christmas Celebration dinner to raise funds to support their St. Augustine Home for the Aged. The dinner will be held at The Willows on Westfield, 6729 Westfield Blvd., in Indianapolis on Dec. 11 with Mass at 5:30 p.m., cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and dinner, auction and speakers starting at 7:30 p.m.

St. Augustine Home for the Aged strives to provide the best level of medical care possible, and goes beyond that to minister to the residents emotionally and spiritually, making them happy and communicating to them the tenderness and mercy of God through the central location of the chapel, the presence of a chaplain and resident priests, daily Mass and rosary, and regular availability of the sacrament of the anointing of the sick. The Little Sisters live at St. Augustine Home, 2345 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to residents’ needs.

Currently there are seven sisters who, along with the facility’s staff, care for 96 elderly residents. The current monthly cost to operate the home is $250,000 beyond Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements. The sisters raise most of their operating costs through begging at local markets, businesses and parishes.

The cost for the event is $175 per person. Sponsors are also welcome. Registration and sponsorship information are available by logging on to goo.gl/9ZlL3o.

 

Celebrate Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe with pilgrimage to Illinois shrine

Peace Love Pilgrimage, LLC, is offering a pilgrimage to celebrate midnight Mass on Dec. 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Des Plaines, Ill., with Archbishop Blasé Cupich of Chicago as the principal celebrant.

The motor coach will depart from St. John Vianney Church, 15176 Blessed Mother Blvd., in Fishers, Ind., in the Diocese of Lafayette, at 2 p.m. on Dec. 12.

Bring your own drink/sack-supper to enjoy at the beautiful surroundings of The Shrine of Christ’s Passion in Saint John, Ind.

The motor coach will return to St. John Vianney Church at about 6 a.m. on Dec. 13.

The cost of the pilgrimage is $89 per person.

To register, log on to www.peacelovepilgrimage.com/our-lady-of-guadalupe, call 317-995-2017 or e-mail info@PeaceLovePilgrimage.com.

 

Providence Cristo Rey High School to host Pastor Prayer Breakfast on Dec. 15

Providence Cristo Rey High School in Indianapolis, in partnership with The Oaks Academy, will host a Pastor Prayer Breakfast at the school, 75 N. Belleview Pl., in Indianapolis, from 8:30-10 a.m. on Dec. 15. Pastors from throughout the Indianapolis area are invited to join in fellowship and learn about faith-based educational options available to local families.

The keynote speaker for the event is Indianapolis City-County Council President Maggie Lewis. A graduate of Indiana State University, she has dedicated her career to serving the public and those in need. She is the first African-American woman in council history to hold the position of president.

Those interested in attending the Pastor Prayer Breakfast can make reservations by calling 317-860-1000, ext. 171, by Dec. 7.

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Retreats and Programs

December 9-11

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Silent self-guided days, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $31 per person. Information: 317-545-7681 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

December 11

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. Movie night: “Angels Sing,” 6:30-9 p.m., free will donation. Information: 812-933-6437 or oldenburgfranciscancenter.org.

December 12

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. “Teilhard and Jung,” Franciscan Sisters Barbara Leonhard and Olga Wittekind, presenters, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $45 per person includes lunch. Information: 812-933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.

December 13

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. “Coffee Talk: Walking with the Saints–Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego,” Franciscan Sisters Therese Wenter and Margie Niemer, presenters, 10:45 a.m-noon, free will donation. Information: 812-933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.

December 16

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Personal Retreat Day: Spend a Day with God, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $35 per person includes room for the day and lunch. Information: 317-788-7581 or benedictinn@benedictinn.org.

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. “Contemplative Prayer,” Franciscan Sister Olga Wittekind, presenter, 3-4:30 p.m. Information: 812-933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.

December 18-20

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. “The Infancy Narratives of Matthew and Luke,” Benedictine Father Eugene Hensell, presenter, $235 single, $395 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

December 30-January 1

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Annual New Year’s Eve Retreat. Information: 317-545-7681 or Marcia.johnson@archindy.org.

January 8-10

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Tobit Marriage Preparation Weekend, $295 per couple. Information: 317-545-7681 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

January 17

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation Conference, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 317-545-7681 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

January 18

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Ignatian Spirituality Project, monthly evening of prayer and community, 6-7:30 p.m. Information: 317-545-7681 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

January 22

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

January 24

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. “Sunday with a Saint,” Providence Sister Paula Damiano, presenter, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., $25 per person includes brunch, registration deadline Jan. 20. Information: 812-535-2932 or provctr@spsmw.org.

January 28

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Overcoming Depression through Spirituality,” Father Michael Hoyt, presenter, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $40 per person includes two meals and materials. Information: 317-545-7681 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

January 29

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Silent self-guided days, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $31 per person. Information: 317-545-7681 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

February 1

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Evening reflection, “It’s Not about the Silence,” Mary Schaffner and Kathleen Sisk, presenters, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $20 per person. Information: 317-545-7681 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

February 4

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Lectio Divina Series, session one of four, Providence Sister Mary Moloney, presenter, 10-11:30 a.m., $40 per person for the series. Information: 812-535-2932 or provctr@spsmw.org. 

February 5

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. A Day of Reflection, Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues,” 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $41 per person includes materials, breakfast, lunch and program. Information: 317-545-7681 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

February 8

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Silent self-guided days, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $31 per person. Information: 317-545-7681 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

February 11

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Lectio Divina Series, session two of four, Providence Sister Mary Moloney, presenter, 10-11:30 a.m., $40 per person for the series. Information: 812-535-2932 or provctr@spsmw.org. 

February 12-14

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Married Couples Only, “Sincerely Yours,” Benedictine Father Noël Mueller, presenter, $395 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

February 13

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Lenten Book Study Series: Job and Julian of Norwich, Rev. Rebecca Zelensky, PA and Rev. Dr. Will Hine, presenters, 9:30 a.m.-noon, $25 per person. Information: 812-535-2932 or provctr@spsmw.org. 

February 18

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Lectio Divina Series, session three of four, Providence Sister Mary Moloney, presenter, 10-11:30 a.m., $40 per person for the series. Information: 812-535-2932 or provctr@spsmw.org. 

February 19-21

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Lenten weekend retreat. Information: 317-545-7681 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

February 21

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation Conference, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 317-545-7681 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

February 22

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Ignatian Spirituality Project, monthly evening of prayer and community, 6-7:30 p.m. Information: 317-545-7681 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

February 25

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Lectio Divina Series, session four of four, Providence Sister Mary Moloney, presenter, 10-11:30 a.m., $40 per person for the series. Information: 812-535-2932 or provctr@spsmw.org.

February 26-27

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Retreat for Busy Catholic Moms, Providence Sister Mary Montgomery, presenter, $200 per person, registration deadline Feb. 22. Information: 812-535-2932 or provctr@spsmw.org.

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