September 16, 2016

Events Calendar

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The Coming Month

September 16

Northside Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange, presenting, Mass, breakfast and program, 7-9 a.m., $15 members, $21 non-members, breakfast included. Reservations and information: www.catholicbusinessexchange.org.

September 16-17

St. Malachy Parish, 9833 E. County Road 750 N., Brownsburg. St. Malachy Country Fair, Fri. 4-11 p.m., Sat. 3-11 p.m., inside dinners, elephant ears, grilled corn, ribeye steaks, live music, beer garden, indoor bingo, silent auction, reverse raffle, casino, Nike sale, midway, kids’ games, children’s barnyard, free admission and parking. Information: 317-852-3195.

St. Thomas More Parish, 1200 N. Indiana St., Mooresville. St. Thomas More Applefest, carnival, car show, pancake breakfast, Monte Carlo, food, kids games, Sept. 17 5-10 p.m., Sept. 17 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Information: 317-831-4142.

September 17

St. Bartholomew Parish, 1306 27th St., Columbus. Fall Festival, 4-8 p.m., games, food, $2,500 raffle, bounce houses. Information: 812-379-9353, stbirish.net.

St. Bridget Parish, St. Anthony Center, 404 E. Vine St., Liberty. Oktoberfest, 3-9 p.m., German food served 3-7 p.m., German band, beer/wine tent, basket raffle, 50/50 raffle, casino games, pull tabs, kids’ area and games, country store, craft tent, snack shack, adults $12 at the door or $10 in advance, children ages 6-12 $5, ages 5 and younger free. Information: 765-732-3170.

St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 7575 Holliday Dr., Indianapolis. Fall Fest, noon-10 p.m., food, beer garden, Kiddie Carnival area, live bands, midway, adventure zone, bingo, silent auction. Information: 317-259-4373.

St. Mary Parish, 415 E. Eighth St., New Albany. Latin Fiesta, 5:30-10:30 p.m., outdoor Mass 5:30 p.m., food, music, kids’ games, traditional Mexican dances. Information: 812-944-0417.

St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 4218 E. Michigan Road, Shelbyville. Knights of Columbus Council #10371 Annual Pork Chop Dinner, 3:30-6:30 p.m., baked smoked pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, fried biscuits, dessert, drink, $9 adult advanced tickets or $12 at the door, $6 ages 6-12. For advance sale tickets call 317-392-3082.

Sacred Heart Church, 1530 Union St., Indianapolis. Angels from the Heart Day, neighborhood community improvement service day, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., includes breakfast and luncheon. Information: 317-638-5551, sheartparish@sbcglobal.net.

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.

September 18

St. Louis Parish, 13 St. Louis Pl., Batesville. Church Festival, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., fried chicken and roast beef dinners 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in Parish Activity Center, mock turtle soup, games of chance, Eureka Band 4:30 p.m., raffles for $2,000 and other items with drawing at 7 p.m., parking available at George Street parking lot, handicap parking available in front of school and parish office. Information: 812-934-3204.

St. Michael Parish, 101 St. Michael Dr., Charlestown. St. Michael Septemberfest, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., fried chicken dinner, authentic Mexican food, money and quilt raffles, silent auction, games, $500 Jay C/Kroger gift card raffle. Information: 812-256-3200, michaelsecretary@mw.twcbc.com.

St. Meinrad Parish, 19630 N. 4th St., St. Meinrad. Fall Picnic, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Central Time, food court, live music, wagon ride tours of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, parish church tours, bingo, cake walk, kids’ zone, cash raffle, quilt raffle, theme basket raffle, country store, silent auction. Information: 812-357-5533, smeinrad@psci.net, www.smcatholic.church.

September 19

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 1065 Haverstick Road, Carmel, Ind. (Lafayette Diocese). Women’s Club Evening of Reflection, Mass, rosary, dinner with author and radio/talk show host Carol Juergensen-Sheets speaking on her book Finding Your God-Given Dream, 5:45 p.m., $20, RSVP by Sept. 15 (and note dietary restrictions) by calling 317-846-3850 or mailing check for Seton Women’s Club to Seton Women’s Club, 10655 Haverstick Road, Carmel, IN, 46033, with “Evening of Reflection” in note field. Information: 317-846-3850, parish@seas-carmel.org.

September 21

Calvary Mausoleum Chapel, 435 W. Troy Ave., Indianapolis. Monthly mass, 2 p.m. Information: 317-784-4439 or http://www.catholiccemeteries.cc.

September 24

Primo Banquet Hall, 2615 National Ave., Indianapolis. Angels of Grace: A Celebration of Women, style show, lunch, award ceremony, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.,: $35. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Right Relationship with Creation, spirituality of the environment based on Pope Francis call to care for our common home, hosted by St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Creation Care Committee, 10 a.m.-noon, lunch included $20. Information: 317-257-2844, mildred.brady@gmail.com.

September 25

St. Mark Parish, Perry County, 5377 Acorn Road, Tell City. St. Mark Shooting Match and Picnic, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Central Time, shoot for ham and half side of beef, raffle, country store, handmade quilts, games for all ages. Information: 812-836-2481.

St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Decatur County, 1963 N. St. John St., Greensburg. Maryknoll Mission Benefit, free-will offering breakfast, whole hog sausage, eggs, pastries, biscuits and gravy, proceeds benefit Maryknoll Mission, 8-11:30 a.m. Information: 812-663-4754, stcatherinevs@gmail.com.

SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian, Indianapolis. Bishop’s Bash, Mass and dinner hosted by Young Adult and College Campus Ministry, Mass celebrated by Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin, food available for purchase from food trucks, games, fellowship. Information: 317-261-3373, kvargo@archindy.org.

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Alpaca Farm Open House, watch felting, spinning and weaving demonstrations, alpaca items for sale, 1-4 p.m. Information: 812-535-2931, wvc@spsmw.org, events.sistersofprovidence.org.

September 26

Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Serra Club Dinner Meeting, 6 p.m., $15, all welcome. Information: 317-7481478.

September 27

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Abbey Caskets open house, Abbey caskets and urns on display, staff available for questions, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 800-987-7380, info@abbeycaskets.com.

St. Michael the Archangel Church, 3354 W. 30th St., Indianapolis. Monthly Taizé Prayer Service, held monthly on fourth Tuesday, candle-lit service with readings, meditation and music, 7 p.m. Information: 317-926-7359, rectory@saintmichaelindy.org.

September 28

Marian University, Evans Center Health Science Building, Lecture Hall 1, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis. “Conflict and Displacement: Catholic Relief Services’ Emergency Response in Iraq and Turkey,” Erin Atwell presenting, first of three talks on refugees and migration as part of the Richard G. Lugar Franciscan Center for Global Studies Speaker Series, free, 7 p.m., reception to follow. Information: Pierre Atlas, 317-955-6336, patlas@marian.edu.

October 1

St. Mary Parish, 415 E. Eighth St., New Albany. Parish Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., food, games for all ages, kids’ activities, DJ music. Information: 812-944-0417.

Mount St. Francis, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mount Saint Francis. Homecoming at Mount St. Francis, Mass on the grass 4 p.m. followed by cookout, music and family fun, free, bring your own beverage and lawn chair, final event of 40th anniversary of Mount St. Francis Center for Spirituality. Information: 812-923-8817, 40@mountsaintfrancis.org, mountsaintfrancis.org or on Facebook as Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality.

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Harvest Celebration BBQ and Hootenanny, locally grown foods, Highland Reunion band and other local musicians, beer garden. Information: 812-535-2931, wvc@spsmw.org, events.sistersofprovidence.org.

St. Michael Church, 145 St. Michael Blvd., Brookville. First Saturday Devotional Prayer Group, prayers, rosary, confession, meditation, 8 a.m. Information: 765-647-5462.

St. John Paul II Parish, St. Paul Church, 218 Schellers Ave., Sellersburg. First Saturday Devotion, 8 a.m. reflection on mysteries of rosary, recitation of the rosary, litany, consecration prayer to Mary, Mass at 8:30 a.m. Information: 812-246-3522.

Terre Haute Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, 7:30 a.m. Mass at the Carmelite Monastery, 59 Allendale, Terre Haute; 8:45 a.m. car pool from St. Patrick Parish, 1807 Poplar St., Terre Haute, to Bloomington Planned Parenthood, 421 S. College Ave., arriving 10:15 a.m.; return to St. Patrick Parish around noon. Information: Tom McBroom, 812-841-0060, mcbroom.tom@gmail.com.

October 2

Vigo County Courthouse, 33 S. 3rd St., Terre Haute. Terre Haute Life Chain, 2 p.m. St. John Paul II Parish, St. Joseph Campus, 2605 S.t Joe Road, Sellersburg. Turkey Shoot and Fall Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., chicken dinners with homemade dumplings, carry-out available, booths, raffles, quilts, firing range. Information: 812-246-3522.

Holy Family Parish, 3027 Pearl St., Oldenburg. Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., chicken and roast beef dinners 11 a.m.-4 p.m., money raffle, quilt and variety raffles, booths, silent auction, country store, games for adults and kids. Information: 812-934-3013, option 2.

St. Malachy School Gym, 7410 N. 1000 East, Brownsburg. Longaberger Bingo, hosted by St. Malachy Altar Society, $10 for bingo, $20 for bundle pack, refreshments available for purchase, all prizes are Longaberger products, 1:30 p.m., event starts 2 p.m. Information: 317-268-4238, altarsociety@stmalachy.org.

October 3

Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Feast Day of St. Mother Theodore Guerin Mass, 11 a.m. Information: 812-535-2931, wvc@spsmw.org, events.sistersofprovidence.org.

St. Joseph University Church, 113 South Fifth St., Terre Haute. Transitus of St. Francis Prayer Service, celebrating the passing of St. Francis with prayers and readings, led by Conventual Franciscan friars and Secular Franciscans. Information: 812-232-7011.

October 4-November 8

St. Simon the Apostle Church, St. Clare Room, 8155 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis. Seasons of Hope Bereavement Support Group, six-week sessions on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Registration: Mona Lime, 317-371-8993, monalime@att.net.

October 5

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.

October 6

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Cooking a Feast, planning for cooking meals for large crowds, dishes will be prepared and shared in class, 5:30-8:30 p.m., registration deadline Sept. 29. Information, registration: 812-535-2932, wvc@spsmw.org, events.sistersofprovidence.org.

October 6-November 10

St. Simon the Apostle Church, St. Clare Room, 8155 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis. Seasons of Hope Bereavement Support Group, six-week sessions on Thursdays, 7 p.m. Registration: Mona Lime, 317-371-8993, monalime@att.net.

October 7

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.

Most Holy Name of Jesus Church, 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.

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. St. John Paul II Parish, St. Joseph Church, 2605 St. Joe Road, Sellersburg. First Friday devotion of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, noon Mass, followed by litany and consecration to Sacred Heart of Jesus. Information: 812-246-2512.

First Friday Charismatic Renewal Praise and Mass, praise and worship 7 p.m., Mass 7:30 p.m. Information: srcalep@yahoo.com.

October 8

St. Bartholomew Church, 1306 27th St., Columbus. Holy Year of Mercy Marian Jubilee, Marian procession, talks by Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin and former Presbyterian minister-now Catholic Dr. Scott Hahn, 9 a.m.-noon, doors open 8 a.m. Registration is required due to a 900-limit seating capacity, but names can be placed on a waiting list. Registration: www.archindy.org/jubilee. Information or cancelation: tchamblee@archindy.org, 800-382-9836, ext. 1404, or 317-236-1404.

The Willows, 6729 Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis. Marriage on Tap, Mary and Steve Weber presenting on “What We Learned, or Haven’t Learned, in 46 Years,” $40 per couple includes dinner, cash bar available, 7-9:30 p.m., register by Oct. 1. Registration: www.stluke.org. Information: 317-259-4373.

October 8-11

St. Malachy Church, 9833 E. County Road 750 N., Brownsburg. Parish Mission: “Year of Mercy,” retired archabbot Benedictine Lambert Reilly of Saint Meinrad Archabbey presenting, fellowship and refreshments after each presentation; Sun.: 6 p.m., exposition of Blessed Sacrament, Benediction, presentation, confession available after; Mon. and Tues.: 8:15 a.m. and 6 p.m., Mass with presentation as homily, confession available after; for childcare, contact Sarah Riley at sriley@stmalachy.org by Oct. 2 with names and ages of children. Information: 317-852-3195.

October 9

St. Mary of the Rock Church, 17440 St. Mary’s Road, Batesville. Annual Turkey Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., carry-out available, $12 adults, $5 children, country store and children’s games.

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.

October 11

Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Monthly Taizé Prayer Service, theme “Disappointment,” 7-8 p.m., silent and spoken prayers, simple music, silence. Information: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Maria Guild, 12:30 p.m. Information: 317-223-3687, vlgmimi@aol.com.

October 13

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.

October 14-23

Downtown Square, Rockville. St. Joseph Parish Cruller Shack at the Parked County Covered Bridge Festival, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. each day. Information: 765-569-5406.

October 15

Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 89 N. 17th St., Beech Grove. Annual Altar Society Fall Rummage Sale, linens, knick-knacks, clothes, electronics, jewelry and more, proceeds benefit parish church and school, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 317-784-6860, p108cmaster@sbcglobal.net.

St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 213 Ripley St., Milan. St. Charles Harvest Dinner, pork dinner with vegetables and desserts, raffles for quarter beef and half hogs, vacation in Tenn. and cash, country store, pony rides, $10 adults, $4 children ages 5-12, children younger than 5 are free. Information: 812-654-7051, st.charleschurch@yahoo.com.

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.

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Beginning Spinning, learn how to spin wool yarn using a spinning wheel, bring fiber and spinning wheel if desired or use the what’s provided, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $125 includes lunch. Information: 812-535-2931, wvc@spsmw.org, events.sistersofprovidence.org.

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General Announcements 

Two-night St. Maurice Parish mission features Catholic actor Frank Runyeon

A parish mission featuring Catholic actor Frank Runyeon will be held at St. Maurice Church, 8477 N. Harrison St., in Napoleon, at 7 p.m. on Sept. 25-26.

Runyeon will give dramatic presentations of stories from St. Luke’s Gospel on Sunday night. On Monday night, Runyeon will take a humorous but also deeply challenging look at the story we are actually living, the struggles we face daily as Americans to live lives of real joy in the middle of a media-centered culture.

Runyeon starred for seven years as Steve Andropoulos on “As the World Turns.” He appeared for four years as Father Michael Donnelly on the Emmy award-winning “Santa Barbara,” and as tycoon Simon Romero on “General Hospital.” He has also guest starred on many television shows, in movies, on stage and on radio.

At one point, Runyeon considered becoming a priest. He has a bachelor’s degree in religion from Princeton University and a master’s degree from Yale Divinity School and General Theological Seminary. He now travels giving talks and parish missions.

There is no charge for the mission, although freewill donations will be accepted.

For more information, call 812-498-7512 or e-mail hustedlaurie@gmail.com.

 

Women of the Church conference registration deadline is Sept. 26

A “Women of the Church” conference will be held at Monastery Immaculate Conception, 802 E. 10th St., in Ferdinand, Ind., in the Evansville Diocese, on Oct. 7-9.

The presenters are Catholic Relief Services president and CEO Carolyn Woo; director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame Kathleen Sprows Cummings; and University of Notre Dame professor of theology Dominican Sister Mary Catherine Hilkert.

Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin and Bishop Charles Thompson of Evansville, Ind., will also participate in the program.

The breakout sessions on Saturday will feature the topics of leadership formation, vocational discernment, spirituality, Catholic health care, youth ministry, the Benedictine charism and cultivating leaders for a multicultural Church.

The conference is designed for both women and men in the Church, including professional lay ecclesial ministers, scholars, teachers, youth and campus ministers, parish leaders and volunteers, health care providers and social workers, religious and those discerning a call.

It is hosted by Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad and the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand.

The cost is $190, which includes a Friday reception, Saturday banquet and lunch. The cost for lodging is separate.

Registration is required by Sept. 26. Registration, lodging costs and other information is available by logging onto www.womenofthechurch.org, e-mailing info@womenofthechurch.org or by calling 812-367-1411.

 

Marian University offers three-part series on refugees and migration

The Marian University Richard G. Lugar Franciscan Center for Global Studies Speaker Series will offer a three-part series of talks on refugees and migration at Evans Center Health Science Building, Lecture Hall 1, 3200 Cold Spring Road, in Indianapolis, at

7 p.m. on Sept. 28, Oct. 20 and Nov. 16, plus a special talk by former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar on Dec. 4.

The speakers and topics are as follows:
 

  • Sep 28: Catholic Relief Services program manager Erin Atwell, “Conflict and Displacement: Catholic Relief Services’ Emergency Response in Iraq and Turkey.”
  • Oct 20: German consul general Herbert Quelle, “The Refugee Crisis in Europe and its Impact on the European Union.”
  • Nov 16: Trinity University in San Antonio professor and author John Francis Burke, “Building Bridges, Not Walls in the 21st Century World of Migration,” with book-signing.

On Dec. 4, Lugar will speak on “America and the World” for the Annual Global Studies address.

All of the events are free and open to the public, and each will be followed by a small reception with opportunities to speak with the presenters.

For more information, contact Pierre Atlas, Marian University political science professor and director of the Richard G. Lugar Franciscan Center for Global Studies, at 317-955-6336 or patlas@marian.edu.

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Retreats and Programs

September 16-18

Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center, 8220 W. State Road 48, Bloomington. The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary, Mercy Father Joel Rogers presenting on the importance of meditating on the rosary to pondering Christ’s life through the Blessed Mother’s eyes in order to imitate and follow Jesus, $220 single room, $280 double room, cost includes four meals. Information, registration: 812-825-4642, ext. 1, marianoasis@bluemarble.net.

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.

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Retreat for 60s and over “Aging Gracefully,” Benedictine Father Noël Mueller, presenter, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

September 17

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. The Gospel of Matthew, Providence Sister Cathy Campbell presenting, focus on five passages: the Beatitudes, commissioning of the disciples, Kingdom parables, instruction for the community, and the end times and final things, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $45 includes lunch, registration deadline Sept. 12. Information, registration: 812-535-2931, provctr@spsmw.org, events.sistersofprovidence.org.

September 19

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.

September 22

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Christian Simplicity: Care for Our Common Home, session three of four stand-alone sessions, facilitators Benedictine Sisters Sheila Marie Fitzpatrick and Angela Jarboe, and Patty Moore, 7-9 p.m., $25 per session, book $15 if needed. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

September 23-25

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. “Cultivating a Discerning Heart,” Benedictine Father Adrian Burke, presenter, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. “Come and See” discernment weekend, for Catholic men ages 18-35, eat and pray with the monastic community, participate in morning work periods, sit in on afternoon conferences by monks on different aspects of the monastic life. Information, registration: 812-357-6318, vocations@saintmeinrad.org.

September 25

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. The Name of God is Love and Mercy, Providence Sister Mary Montgomery presenting, focus on Jesus, Pope Francis, St. Mother Theodore Guerin and St. Francis of Assisi, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $45 includes lunch, registration deadline Sept. 19. Information, registration: 812-535-2931, provctr@spsmw.org, events.sistersofprovidence.org.

September 24-25

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. Basket Weaving as Prayer, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 24- noon Sept. 25, $95 single, $60 commuter, no prior experience necessary. Information: 812-933-6437, center@oldenburgosf.com.

September 29

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Christian Simplicity: Care for Our Common Home, session four of four stand-alone sessions, facilitators Benedictine Sisters Sheila Marie Fitzpatrick and Angela Jarboe, and Patty Moore, 7-9 p.m., $25 per session, book $15 if needed. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

September 30-October 1

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.

September 30-October 2

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. “The Rosary Revisited,” Benedictine Brother Zachary Wilberding, presenter, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. Finding God in Silence and in One Another, $215 single, $130 commuter. Information: 812-933-6437, center@oldenburgosf.com.

October 4

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Avenue, Beech Grove. Revisiting the Catholic Counter-Reformation: “First Stages of the Counter-Reformation,” session one of four stand-alone sessions (Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25), presenter Benedictine Father Matthias Neuman, 7-8:30 p.m., $20 per session or register and pay in advance for all four sessions for $75. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

St. Benedict Cathedral, Woodward Hospitality Center, 1328 Lincoln Ave., Evansville. The Nature of Loss and Grief, presented by Benedictine Sister Kathryn Huber, $30, 6:30-8:30 p.m., registration due Sept. 30. Information, registration: 800-880-2777, or 812-367-1411, ext. 2915, or visit www.thedome.org/programs.

October 5

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Providence Way, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Mother Theodore: Who Can Fill Her Shoes?, Providence Sister Jan Craven presenting, a look at Mother Theodore’s successor Mother Mary Cecilia Bailly, 9:30-11 a.m. or 6:30-8 p.m., $10, register by Oct. 3. Information, registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org, events.sistersofprovidence.org.

October 7-9

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. “Beauty as a Pathway to God: Religious Art and Symbol in the Spiritual Life,” Benedictine Brother Martin Erspamer, presenter, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

Monastery Immaculate Conception, 802 E. 10th St., Ferdinand, Ind. (Evansville Diocese). Women of the Church conference, presenters: Catholic Relief Services president and CEO Carolyn Woo, director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame Kathleen Sprows Cummings, and University of Notre Dame professor of theology Dominican Sister Mary Catherine Hilkert presenting. Focus on work of Catholic women in the Church, tools and resources for ongoing formation, and encouraging women currently ministry and leadership opportunities, $190 includes Friday reception and Saturday banquet and lunch, lodging is separate. Registration, lodging costs and other information: www.womenofthechurch.org.

October 8

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. New Seeds of Contemplation, presenter Lawrence Cunningham, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $75 includes lunch. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Avenue, Beech Grove. Indianapolis Catholic Committee on Scouting Retreat, all diocesan Scouts invited, morning prayer, Mass, presentation on Saints Junipero Serra and Kateri Tekakwitha, morning snack, lunch, saint patches, $7. Information: 260-414-9172, tscoutlady@yahoo.com. Registration: www.CCSIndy.net.

October 11

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Avenue, Beech Grove. Revisiting the Catholic Counter-Reformation: “The Council of Trent and its Decrees,” session two of four stand-alone sessions, presenter Benedictine Father Matthias Neuman, 7-8:30 p.m., $20 per session. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

October 15

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Praying with the Mystics of Assisi and Indiana, Providence Sister Cathy Campbell presenting, explore the lives and prayer of three amazing saints (St. Francis, St. Clare of Assisi and Saint Mother Theodore Guerin9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $45 includes lunch, registration deadline Oct. 10. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org.

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. 12-Step Healing Retreat, Providence Sister Connie Kramer presenting, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $45 includes lunch, registration deadline Oct. 7. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org.

October 17

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.

October 18

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Personal Retreat Day, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., $35 includes a room for the day and lunch, spiritual direction available for an additional fee. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Avenue, Beech Grove. Revisiting the Catholic Counter-Reformation: “New Kinds of Bishops and Religious Orders,” session three of four stand-alone sessions, presenter Benedictine Father Matthias Neuman, 7-8:30 p.m., $20 per session. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

October 21-22

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.

October 21-23

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. “Monastic Life as it is Lived Today,” Benedictine Father Barnabas Gillespie, presenter, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

October 22

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. God’s Gift of Mercy, presenter Father Jim Farrell, 9-11:30 a.m., $35. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Providence Way, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Song of My Heart Retreat, renew your relationship with God through music, Scripture, poetry and more, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $45 includes lunch, register by Oct. 17. Information, registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org, events.sistersofprovidence.org.

October 25

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Avenue, Beech Grove. Revisiting the Catholic Counter-Reformation: “New Kinds of Bishops and Religious Orders,” session four of four stand-alone sessions, presenter Benedictine Father Matthias Neuman, 7-8:30 p.m., $20 per session. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

October 28-30

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.

November 3

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Basic Beliefs and Beyond, first of three stand-alone sessions (Nov. 3, 10 and 17), facilitator Benedictine Sister Angela Jarboe, 7-9 p.m., $25 per session. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

November 4-6

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend, $75 application fee, donation at end of weekend, 7:30 p.m. Fri. through 4 p.m. on Sun. Information: 812-378-2941, padillas4life@comcast.net or www.wwme.org.

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. “Mysterious Meister Eckhart,” Benedictine Father Adrian Burke, presenter, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

November 5

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Providence Way, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Grieving Gracefully Into a Future Full of Hope, grief specialist and spiritual director Providence Sister Connie Kramer presenting, understanding and embracing the process of grieving the death of a loved one, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $45 includes lunch, register by Oct. 31. Information, registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org, events.sistersofprovidence.org.

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. Julian of Norwich, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $45 includes lunch. Information, registration: 812-933-6437, center@oldenburgosf.com.

November 7-11

Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center, 8220 W. State Road 48, Bloomington. Priest: Servant of Christ, priest retreat led by prefect emeritus for the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments Cardinal Francis Arinze, $400 for single room includes lodging and meals. Information and registration: 812-825-4642, ext. 1, or marianoasis@bluemarble.net.

November 8-10

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Midweek retreat, “The End-Purpose of Creation and Our Role in its History according to St. Paul,” Benedictine Father Colman Grabert, presenter, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

November 10

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Basic Beliefs and Beyond, second of three stand-alone sessions, facilitator Benedictine Sister Angela Jarboe, 7-9 p.m., $25 per session. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

November 11-13

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. “St. Francis Effect: A Study of Two Characters,” Benedictine Father Noel Mueller, presenter, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

November 12

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. With Grateful Hearts, presenters Benedictine Sister Carol Falkner and Patty Moore, 9-11 a.m., $25. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

November 15

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. Caregivers Retreat, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $45 includes lunch. Information, registration: 812-933-6437, center@oldenburgosf.com.

November 16

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Personal Retreat Day, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., $35 includes a room for the day and lunch, spiritual direction available for an additional fee. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

November 17

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Basic Beliefs and Beyond, third of three stand-alone sessions, facilitator Benedictine Sister Angela Jarboe, 7-9 p.m., $25 per session. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

November 18-20

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. “Living a Blessed Life,” Benedictine Brother Zachary Wilberding, presenter, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Providence Way, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Listening Retreat: Explore Where God is Calling You, for single Catholic women ages 18-42,  7 p.m. Nov. 18 to 2 p.m. Nov. 20, free. Information, registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org, events.sistersofprovidence.org.

November 19

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Providence Way, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Poetry as Spiritual Practice: Reading, Praying and Writing, Providence Sister Mary Montgomery presenting, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $45 includes lunch, register by Nov. 14. Information, registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org, events.sistersofprovidence.org.

November 28

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Providence Way, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Celtic Spirituality with the Poems of John O’Donohue, Providence Sister Ann Sullivan presenting, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $45 includes lunch, register by Nov. 28. Information, registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org, events.sistersofprovidence.org.

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