December 11, 2015

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The Coming Month

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.

The Slovenian National Home, 2717 W. 10th St., Indianapolis. Christmas party, food, music, 5 p.m.-midnight, free will donation. Information: 317-632-0619 or emcollins462@yahoo.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.

December 16

Calvary Cemetery Chapel, 435 W. Troy, Indianapolis. Monthly Mass followed by Remembrance Tree blessing,  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. Monthly Mass followed by Remembrance Tree blessing, 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, Bring an unwrapped toy for the U.S. Marines Toys 4 Tots toy drive. 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, along west block of Georgia St. and St. John parking lot, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 18, noon-9 p.m. Dec. 19, live Nativity animals, kids’ activities, caroling, handcrafted gifts, beer garden, music. Information: 317-635-2021 or www.stjohnsindy.org/christkindl-village.

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.

January 9

The Willows, 6729 Westfield Blvd., Indianapolis. Marriage on Tap, Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. presenter, 7-9:30 p.m., $35 per couple includes dinner, cash bar available, registration required by Nov. 9 at www.stluke.org or call 317-259-4373.

January 10

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.

January 12

St. Simon the Apostle Parish, 8155 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis. Creighton Model of Fertility Care, “Know Your Body, Love Your Spouse,” 6:30-8:30 p.m., $35 if registered by Jan. 1. Information: 317-721-7332 or lizfcp@indyfertilitycare.com.

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General Announcements 

Annual Christmas food basket program still needs volunteers

For 47 years, the Hammons family of the former Holy Cross Parish in Indianapolis has coordinated a Thanksgiving and Christmas food basket program for hundreds of families.

While the parish has merged with St. Philip Neri Parish in Indianapolis through the Connected in the Spirit process, the food basket program still continues and is in need of donations to complete the baskets for 450 families in need this Christmas.

Volunteers are needed to help fill 900 bags with food at Holy Cross Chapel, 125 N. Oriental St., in Indianapolis, after the 9:15 a.m. Mass on Dec. 13. Volunteers are also needed to continue filling and then distributing bags from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Dec. 14.

For more information on the project, call 317-710-0919 or 317-501-1132.

 

‘Longest Night’ Mass and service scheduled for Dec. 18 and Dec. 19

Many people find the holidays a challenging time. Instead of celebrating, they struggle with grief. They miss loved ones, and find usual traditions and bright lights serve only to heighten their struggle.

For these people, a “Longest Night” service or Mass is often helpful, offering prayer and Scripture acknowledging those who mourn and struggle with loss during the Christmas season.

One Mass and one service are scheduled in the archdiocese:

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 1752 Scheller Lane, in New Albany, will offer a “Longest Night” Mass at 6 p.m. on Dec. 18.

Abbey Caskets, a work of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, will host a “Longest Night” service in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House Chapel, 200 Hill Drive, in St. Meinrad, at 6 p.m. Central Time on Dec. 19. Light refreshments will follow. RSVP requested, but not required, for planning. Call 800-987-7380 or e-mail info@abbeycaskets.com for reservations or further information. Parking is available in the Guest House parking lot.

 

Advent, Christmas concert to be held at St. Boniface Church on Dec. 13

An Advent and Christmas concert will be performed by the Celebration Singers of Dubois, Martin, Pike and Spencer counties at St. Boniface Church, 15519 N. State Road 545, in Fulda, at 2 p.m. Central Time on Dec. 13.

All are invited to this free concert that is open to the general public.

 

Worldwide Marriage Encounter is seeking longest married couple; deadline is Jan. 10

Worldwide Marriage Encounter, based in San Bernardino, Calif., is seeking nominations for its annual Longest Married Couple project. Each year, the project honors one national winner and winners from each of the 50 states and U.S. territories.

Nominations are open to married couples regardless of faith tradition. They must include the name of the couple, their wedding date and what city and state they reside in, plus the nominator’s name, and a phone number or e-mail address so they can be contacted if their nominee is a national or state winner.

The information can be sent the following ways: by e-mail to wwmelmc2015@gmail.com or dickanddiane66@bellsouth.net; by regular mail to Dick and Diane Baumbach, 8924 Puerto Del Rio Drive, Suite 402, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920; by calling 321-613-5180; or by logging onto wwme.org.

Nominations must be received by Jan. 10, 2016.

The longest married couple in the United States will receive special gifts during the week of Valentine’s Day. The individual state winners will receive a special certificate of achievement and recognition from the Worldwide Marriage Encounter representatives in their states.

For more information, log onto wwme.org.

 

Christmas list can include gift certificates, gift cards to retreat centers in archdiocese

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Retreats and Programs

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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