September 23, 2016

Events Calendar

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The Coming Month

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.

September 30-Ocober 2

CYO Camp Rancho Framasa, 2230 N. Clay Lick Road, Nashville. Father/Son Weekend, canoeing, hiking, Mass at St. Agnes Church, prayer, fishing, hiking, climbing tower, games, horseback riding, archery and more, housing in large shared cabins, meals included, Fri. 7 p.m.-Sun. 2 p.m., $75 per adult, $50 per child 17 and younger. Information, registration: 888-988-2839, ext. 122, registrar@campranchoframasa.org.

October 1

CYO Camp Rancho Framasa, 2230 N. Clay Lick Road, Nashville. Father/Son Day, canoeing, hiking, Mass at St. Agnes Church, prayer, fishing, hiking, climbing tower, games, horseback riding, archery and more, housing in large shared cabins, meals included, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., $55 per adult, $30 per child 17 and younger. Information, registration: 888-988-2839, ext. 122, registrar@campranchoframasa.org.

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.

St. Paul Church, 202 E. Washington St., Greencastle. Oktoberfest, 4-11 p.m., sponsored by Knights of Columbus; food, beverages, beer and wine, desserts; poker, number wheel, pull tabs; raffle drawings for Notre Dame football tickets, Colts tickets, Indiana University basketball tickets, Purdue football tickets, gift certificates, cash and more; bounce house, face painting, kids’ games 4-8 p.m.; music.

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. car pool from St. Patrick Parish, 1807 Poplar St., Terre Haute, to Bloomington Planned Parenthood, 421 S. College Ave., arriving 9 a.m. to pray with 40 Days for Life; Helpers of God’s Precious Infants prayer vigil 10:15-11 a.m.; pray with 40 Days for Life 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; return to St. Patrick Parish 2 p.m.. Information: Tom McBroom, 812-841-0060, mcbroom.tom@gmail.com.

October 2

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.

Marian University, Evans Center, Lecture Hall 1, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis. Theology Lecture: “Two Ways of Praying, University of Notre Dame professor emeritus of liturgy Paul Bradshaw presenting, free. Information: 317-955-6648, kharmon@marian.edu.

October 2-16

Our Lady of Grace Church, 9900 E. 91st St., Noblesville (Lafayette Diocese). Respect Life Flag Display, 4,000 flags on campus representing 4,000 babies aborted each day in the U.S. Information: Joan Waldron, 317-770-7040.

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 7-9

CYO Camp Rancho Framasa, 2230 N. Clay Lick Road, Nashville. Fall Weekend Traditional Camp, ages 7-14, boys’ and girls’ cabins, , canoeing, scripture, drama, archery, handicrafts, hiking, team challenge low course, sports, games, storytelling, high tower (ages 10-14), round pen rides for younger campers, chapel, campfire, pumpkin carving, ghost rush, and Halloween Ranchfest, check-in Fri. 6-7 p.m. (dinner served), check-out Sun. 12-1 p.m., $95. Registration: www.campranchoframasa.org/fall-weekend-and-break.html.

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 9-11

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 5692 N. Central Ave., Indianapolis. Papal Missionary of Mercy Parish Mission “Sixty Minutes with Jesus,” presented by Father James Sichko, one of 1000 Papal Missionaries of Mercy assigned by Pope Francis, 7-8 p.m. each evening with refreshments after. Information: 317-726-5285.

CYO Camp Rancho Framasa, 2230 N. Clay Lick Road, Nashville. Fall Break Camp, ages 7-13, boys’ and girls’ cabins, experiential learning camp program, outdoor skills and nature exploration,

orienteering, fire building, outdoor cooking, canoeing, high ropes, low ropes, crafts, habitat survival game, archery, $110,  check-in Fri. 5-6 p.m. (dinner served), check-out Sun. 4-5 p.m. Registration: www.campranchoframasa.org/fall-weekend-and-break.html.

October 10

Holy Spirit Church, 7243 E. 10th St., Indianapolis. Scecina Memorial High School Third Annual Sacred Music Concert, 7 p.m., free. Information: 317-352-3225, bmurphy@scecina.org.

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. Susanna Church, 1210 E. Main St., Plainfield. Respect Life Speaker Event, Jennifer Trapuzzano speaking, 7 p.m., with refreshments served at 6:30 p.m., sponsored by St. Susanna Respect Life Ministry, free. Information: 317-839-8598.

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

St. Paul Neri Church, 550 N. Rural St., Indianapolis. Coffee House Social Gathering, 6:30-9 p.m., coffee and pastries, entertainment and fellowship to get to know neighbors from surrounding churches, second Friday of each month, free. Information: 317-373-6271, Karen.mcmeans@gmail.com.

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.

St. Ambrose Church, gym, 301 S. Chestnut St., Seymour. Fiesta Night Celebrating Hispanic Heritage, dinner and dance, $5 for adults, ages 13 and younger free, food for sale, folkloric dances, raffles, 6:30 p.m.-midnight. Information: lpasillas@stambmrosechurch@gmail.com, 812-522-5304, ext. 205.

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.

October 19

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

October 20

Marian University, Evans Center Health Science Building, Lecture Hall 1, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis. “The Refugee Crisis in Europe and its Impact on the European Union,” German Consul General Herbert Quelle presenting, second 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.

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 and Mausoleum, 9001 Haverstick Road, Indianapolis. Monthly Mass, 2 p.m. Information: 317-574-8898 or http://www.catholiccemeteries.cc.

October 20-22

CYO Camp Rancho Framasa, 2230 N. Clay Lick Road, Nashville. Fall Break Camp, ages 7-13, boys’ and girls’ cabins, experiential learning camp program, outdoor skills and nature exploration,

orienteering, fire building, outdoor cooking, canoeing, high ropes, low ropes, crafts, habitat survival game, archery, $110,  check-in Fri. 5-6 p.m. (dinner served), check-out Sun. 4-5 p.m. Registration: www.campranchoframasa.org/fall-weekend-and-break.html.

October 21

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.

October 22

Riviera Club, 5640 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis. Ladies’ Holiday Boutique benefiting St. Vincent de Paul’s Indianapolis food pantry, ladies’ and children’s clothing, floral designs, home décor, jewelry, cosmetics, fine art and more, free with donation of non-perishable food items, lunch and cash bar available, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: Paula Light, 317-403-1385, paula.light@att.net.

St. John Paul II Parish, St. Paul Campus, 218 Schellers Ave., Sellersburg. Let’s Stop the Exploitation of Other Human Beings for Biomedical Purposes, talk by Dr. Theresa Deisher of Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute in Washington, light lunch and drinks, 11 a.m. Information: 812-246-2252 or 812-883-3563.

St. Paul Catholic Center, 1413 E. 17th St., Bloomington. Welcoming the Order of Celebrating Matrimony, workshop by Offices of Worship, Catechesis and Pro-Life and Family Life and the Metropolitan Tribunal on the revised edition of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony, focus on preparation for and celebration of the sacrament of marriage for all priests, parish life coordinators, deacons, directors of music, coordinators of marriage preparation/sponsor couples and wedding coordinators encouraged to attend, 9a.m.-4 p.m., registration 8:15 a.m. Information: www.archindy.org/OCM-Training.

October 23

Our Lady of Grace Monastery, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Mary & Martha Award Ceremony, this year honoring Katie Sahm and Laruen McCoy, coffee and treats, 3-5 p.m.

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General Announcements 

Author, priest abuse victim Norbert Krapf to offer book signing on Oct. 1 in Indy

Priest abuse victim Norbert Krapf will offer a book signing of his new book, Shrinking the Monster: Healing the Wounds of Our Abuse, at Indy Reads Books, 911 Massachusetts Ave., in Indianapolis, at 1 p.m. on Oct. 1.

Krapf, a member of St. Mary Parish in Indianapolis, is an author of 27 books and was Indiana Poet Laureate from 2008-10. His latest book describes the process of his recovery from abuse by a priest in the Evansville Diocese in the 1950s, and the writing and publishing of poems about that abuse in his previous collection, Catholic Boy Blues.

The book signing includes music, words from the publisher, light refreshments and books available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Indy Reads Books at 317-384-1496 or indyreadsbooks.org.

  

Notre Dame professor to offer Thomas Merton conference in Beech Grove

University of Notre Dame professor emeritus of theology, author and speaker Lawrence Cunningham will offer a daylong conference on Thomas Merton’s New Seeds of Contemplation at the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., in Beech Grove, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Oct. 8.

Inspired and animated by Thomas Merton’s New Seeds of Contemplation, this conference will explore contemplation both in its historical context and its place as part of the way of Christian living. The basic assumption of this conference is that the contemplative way of seeing is also a way of being.

The cost of the conference is $75, which includes lunch.

Information and registration are available by calling 317-788-7581 or logging on to www.benedictinn.org.

 

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House to offer healing Mass on Oct. 3

A St. Francis of Assisi Mass of Healing will be offered at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., in Indianapolis, at 7 p.m. on Oct. 3.

The Mass will include prayers for healing of the world, at home, in families, in the Unites States and between nations, for victims of violence and for the sick.

The liturgy will be celebrated by Father Jeffrey Godecker, with music provided by Carey Landry.

All are welcome, and no reservation is needed.

For more information, call 317-545-7681.

 

Papal Missionary of Mercy to lead parish mission on Oct. 9-11 in Indianapolis

Father James Sichko, one of 1,000 papal missionaries of mercy appointed by Pope Francis in 2015 to serve worldwide during the Church’s Holy Year of Mercy, will preach a parish mission at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 5692 N. Central Avenue, in Indianapolis, from 7-8 p.m. on Oct. 9-11.

The mission is titled “Sixty Minutes with Jesus!”

Father Sichko will weave everyday experiences and stories with the message of Jesus and the Gospel. Refreshments will follow each evening’s session. All are welcome to attend this free mission.

Father Sichko will hear confessions on Oct. 8 at 4:30 p.m., then will celebrate Mass at 5:30 p.m. He will also preach at the 8, 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Masses on Oct. 9.

 

Mount St. Francis to host ‘Mercy and Prayer: A Weekend with Francis of Assisi’ on Oct. 7-9

“Mercy and Prayer: A Weekend with Francis of Assisi” will be held at Mount St. Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Drive, in Mt. St. Francis, on Oct. 7-9.

The retreat will be led by Conventual Franciscan Brother Bob Baxter. He will present on “Jesus: Face of the Father’s Mercy,” “Mercy: the Heartbeat of the Gospel,” “Mercy: Source of Hope and Justice” and the Lord’s Prayer—all through the eyes of St. Francis of Assisi, model of mercy and prayer.

The retreat includes lodging for two nights, three meals on Saturday and two meals on Sunday, and Mass. Check-in is 7 p.m. on Friday.

The cost is $170 for a single room, $150 for a shared double room, or $95 for commuters.

Registration is required by Oct. 3. Register and pay online at mountsaintfrancis.org, or call 812-923-8817.

 

Sisters of Providence offer special Mass for Feast of St. Mother Theodore Guérin on
Oct. 3

A Mass honoring the Feast Day of St. Mother Theodore Guérin will be celebrated at Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, at 11 a.m. on Oct. 3.

Saint Mother Theodore Guérin founded the Sisters of Providence in 1840. This year marks the 10th anniversary of her canonization by Pope Benedict XVI on Oct. 15, 2006. Her feast day is Oct. 3.

Pilgrimages and tours may be arranged for those who wish to visit the grounds or pray at Saint Mother Theodore’s shrine by contacting the Providence Spirituality and Conference Center at 812-535-2945.

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Retreats and Programs

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

Mt. St. Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Mercy and Prayer: A Weekend with St. Francis, Conventual Franciscan Brother Bob Baxter presenting, check-in Fri. 7 p.m., $170 for single room, $150 for shared room, $95 commuters, cost includes three meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. Information, registration: mountsaintfrancis.org or call 812-923-8817.

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

Our Lady of Grace Monastery, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Come and See Retreat, Catholic women ages 18-45 discerning a call to religious life, includes daily Mass, prayer, meals and social time with the sisters, starts 5 p.m. Oct. 21, ends 1 p.m. Oct. 23, free, deadline to register is Oct. 20. Information, registration: 317-787-3287, ext. 30, vocations@benedictine.com.

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

Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center, 8212 W. Hendricks Road, Bloomington. Go Out to All the World and Tell the Good News, Cardinal Francis Arinze presenting on role of laity and apostolates to spread the Good News, and the challenges they face, rosary 6:45 p.m., presentation 7 p.m. Information: 812-825-4642, ext. 1, marianoasis@bluemarble.net.

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

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th. St., Indianapolis. Being and Belonging: A Retreat for Separated and Divorced Catholics, check-in Fri. 6:30 p.m., ends Sun. at 1:30 p.m. after Mass and lunch, $168 per person, register by ??. Information: 317-236-1586, dvanvelse@archindy.org. Registration: 317-545-7681.

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.

December 3

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Opening the Door to Advent, presenter Benedictine Sister Julie Sewell, offered 9 a.m.-noon and again noon-3 p.m., $35 includes lunch, come before or after for retreat time for $20. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

December 5

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Advent: Holy Waiting in an Impatient World (an “FBI” program: Faith Building Institutions), presenter Denise McGonigal, 6-9 p.m. with optional Mass at 5:15 p.m., $35 includes dinner. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

December 15

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.

December 16-18

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. “Spiritual Themes in the Gospel of Luke,” Benedictine Father Eugene Hensell, presenter, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

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