November 18, 2016

Events Calendar

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The Coming Month

November 18

Northside Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange, presenter John Ryan, president of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Indianapolis Council, Mass, breakfast and program, 7-9 a.m., $15 members, $21 non-members, breakfast included. Reservations and information: www.catholicbusinessexchange.org.

St. Mary Parish Cafeteria, 415 E. 8th St., New Albany. Planned Giving Informational Session, sponsored by St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities, New Albany Deanery and the Office of Stewardship and Development, 11:15 a.m. light lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. program. RSVP by Nov. 16 to Mark Casper, mcasper@stecharities.org, 812-949-7305 or to Joanna Feltz, jfeltz@archindy.org, 317-236-1588.

November 19

Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Feast of Our Lady of Providence Mass, 11 a.m. Information: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org, or events.sistersofprovidence.org.

St. Basil the Great Church, 8700 Brecksville Road, Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland Divine Mercy Conference, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $12 includes breakfast and lunch, featuring Mass with Cleveland Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Roger Gries and talks by Marians of the Immaculate Conception Father Chris Alar, Father Thomas Loya and Marie Romagnano. Information, registration: 800-462-7426, TheDivineMercy.org/Cleveland.

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.

November 19-20

St. Margaret Mary Parish, 2405 S. 7th St., Terre Haute. Annual Craft Fair, Noodle Sale, Bake Sale and Raffle, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., breakfast and lunch available; 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun. lunch available, free admission, homemade noodles, bakes goods, crafts and raffle baskets. Information or to order noodles and cheeseballs, contact Melissa Coad, 812-232-3512, mcoad@smmth.org.    

November 20

Good Shepherd Church, 2905 S. Carson Ave., Indianapolis. 20th Dedication Anniversary Mass, 10 a.m. Mass with luncheon following, RSVP by Nov. 8, all friends, current and former parishioners invited. Information, RSVP: 317-783-1358.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, 5692 Central Ave., Indianapolis. A Community Discussion on Immigration, sponsored by the Outreach Commission, 3:30-5 p.m., panel discussion about immigration relative to the Latino community in Marion County, no registration required. Information: 317-997-1589, lowe7530@outlook.com .

November 22

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.

November 23

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality (Youth Center), 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Home for the Holidays College Gathering sponsored by the New Albany Deanery Catholic Youth Ministers, for college students, food, games, 3-6  p.m. Information: 812-923-8355, jennifer@nadyouth.org

November 24

St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church, Craig Willy Hall, 11441 Hague Rd, Fishers (Lafayette Diocese). Free Thanksgiving Dinner, all are welcome. Information: 317-517-4256.

All Saints Parish, 25743 State Route 1, Guilford. Thanksgiving Day Gobble Wobble 5K Run/Walk-Feeding the Hungry, 9 a.m.-noon,  $25 before Nov. 15; $30 after, proceeds benefit Sunman and North Dearborn Food Pantries. Online registration: www.gobblewobble5k.webs.com. Information: emilyalig.ASP@gmail.com, 812-576-4302.

November 27

St. Joseph Church, 1401 S. Mickley Ave., Indianapolis. Feast Day of the Vietnamese Community Mass, celebrating Feast of the Vietnamese Martyrs, procession around church at 1 p.m. followed by Mass then a reception. Information: 317-760-7664, Father Minh Duong, mduongindy@yahoo.com.

November 28

Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Serra Club Dinner Meeting and Program, 6-8 p.m., $15, Father Eric Augenstein to discuss vocations advocates. Information: 317-748-1478 or smclaughlin@holyspirit.cc.

November 29

St. Joan of Arc Parish, 4217 Central Ave., Indianapolis. The Empty Chair Workshop: Coping with Grief and the Holidays, sponsored by St. Vincent Hospice, 6-8 p.m., no fee or  registration required. Information: 317-283-5508.

December 1

Logan’s Roadhouse, 970 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy, Clarksville. Theology on Tap, sponsored by New Albany Deanery Catholic Youth Ministries, “Left to Tell,” Conventional Franciscan Father John Bamman presenting, ages 22-39, 6:30-8 p.m. Information: 812-923-8355, sandy@nadyouth.org.

Intercultural Pastoral Institute, 4838 Fletcher Ave., Indianapolis. Open House for the Fr. Boniface Hardin Theology and Spirituality Program, 4-7 p.m., learn about African and African-American Catholic culture and worship expressions. Information: 317-236-1443 or ipi@archindy.org.

December 2

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.

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.

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

Holy Spirit Church, 7243 E. 10th St., Indianapolis. Serra Club, Mass for Vocations, 8:30 a.m., regular school Mass, followed by coffee and donuts. Information: 317-748-1478 or smclaughlin@holyspirit.cc.  

December 3-4

Our Lady of the Greenwood, Madonna Hall, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood. O Come, O Come to Bethlehem Nativity Open House, nativity displays, music, and refreshments, Sat. 4-7 p.m., nativity blessing after 5:30 p.m. Mass, Sun. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m., children’s giveaways and visit from St. Nicholas after 10 a.m. Mass, open to the public. Information: (317) 888-2861 or wwwolgreenwood.org.

December 3

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.

Holy Name of Jesus Parish Altar Society, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Annual Christmas Bazaar and Chili Luncheon, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., crafts, exhibitors, baked goods, and raffles, free admission. Chili lunch begins at 11 a.m., adults $6, kindergarten to eighth grade $4,  preschoolers free. Information: 317-784-6860, p108cmaster@sbcglobal.net.  

December 4

All Saints Catholic Academy,  9798 North Dearborn Rd., New Alsace. K-8 Open House and St. Nicholas Breakfast, 8:00 a.m.-noon, sausage, eggs, pancakes, hash browns, baked apples, pastries, 9-11 a.m pictures with St. Nicholas, adults $9, children 5-10 $4, 4 and under free. Information: 812.623.2631 or sandygill@stpauledu.com.

Marian University, Evans Center Health Science Building, Lecture Hall 1, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis. “America and the World,” retired Senator Richard G. Lugar presenting, 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. Mary of the Rock Church, 17440 St. Mary’s Road, Batesville. Annual Sausage and Pancake Breakfast, 7 a.m.-noon, free will offering, public welcome, Christmas Corner. Proceeds benefit the St. Mary’s of the Rock Preservation Society. Information: Elaine Amberger, 812-623-3257.

Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center, 8220 W. State Road 48, Bloomington. Thank You and Farewell Open House for Father Elias Mary Mills of the Franciscans of the Immaculate, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., light refreshments. Information: 812-825-4642, ext 1.

St. Rita Catholic Church, 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave., Indianapolis. African Mass, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, celebrant, 3 p.m., readings, music and dance will include rhythms and languages from a variety of African countries. Farewell Reception immediately following for Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Reparatrix Sister M.

Christine Nantaba with authentic African and African-American foods. Information: 317-236-1443 or intercultrualministry@archindy.org.

December 6

Mission 27 Resale, 132 Leota St., Indianapolis. Senior Discount Day, every Tuesday, 30 percent off clothing, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., ministry supports Indianapolis St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry and Changing Lives Forever program. Information: 317-687-8260.

December 7

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.

December 8

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.

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.

Intercultural Pastoral Institute, 4838 Fletcher Ave., Indianapolis. Open House for the Fr. Boniface Hardin Theology and Spirituality Program, 4-7 p.m., learn about African and African-American Catholic culture and worship expressions. Information: 317-236-1443 or ipi@archindy.org.

December 9

St. Philip 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.

December 10

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Shop Inn-Spired Christmas Sale, deals for your holiday shopping needs, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., have your picture taken with Santa for $5 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: 317-788-7581.

Sisters of Providence Motherhouse Grounds, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Christmas Fun at the Woods, sleigh rides, pet and feed alpacas, visit Santa, decorate cookies and more, 1-4 p.m., $5 per person and children age 3 and under free. Information: 812-535-2931, wvc@spsmw.org, events.sistersofprovidence.org.

December 11

Calumet Club, 1516 Spring St., New Albany. The Original Image of Divine Mercy, free film screening of documentary on history of the original Divine Mercy image commissioned by St. Faustina, plus presentation by documentary director, 2-5 p.m. Information: 502-523-3524.

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 13

Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Monthly Taizé Prayer Service, theme “Waiting,” 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, Christmas Party Pitch-In, noon. Information: 317-223-3687, vlgmimi@aol.com.

December 15

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. Christmas mass, 2 p.m. Information: 317-574-8898 or www.catholiccemeteries.cc.

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Christmas Open House, food and fellowship, 3-5 p.m. Information: 812-535-2932, wvc@spsmw.org, or events.sistersofprovidence.org.

December 16-17

St. John the Evangelist, 120 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis. Christkindl Village, children’s activities, German food, beer garden, luminary walk, handcrafted gifts; Fri. 5-9 p.m., 6 p.m. youth sacred music festival in church and 7 p.m. nativity blessing and caroling; Sat., noon-9 p.m., 5 p.m. sacred music festival in church followed by Eucharistic procession, 6:30 p.m. Mass; free admission. Information: www.stjohnsindy.org.    

December 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.

December 17

St. Bartholomew Church, 1306 27th St., Columbus. Christmas Concert, featuring parish musicians and piano duo including St. Bartholomew director of music ministry Bogdan Minut and his wife Mirabella, 7 p.m., free. Information: log on to www.saintbartholomew.org and click on Music Ministry then Concert Series.

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.

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Service of the Longest Night, hosted by Abbey Caskets, prayer and Scripture for those who mourn and struggle with loss during the holiday season, 6 p.m. CST, Benedictine Father Adrian Burke, light refreshments, no charge. Information: 800-987-7380 or info@abbeycaskets.com.

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General Announcements 

Young adult seeks people to pray for archdiocesan priests by name

Maria Cossell, a member of St. Joan of Arc Parish in Indianapolis, felt compelled after participating in World Youth Day in Poland this summer to ensure that every priest in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis is prayed for by name.

There are more than 140 priests in the archdiocese. Cossell is still looking for people to commit to praying for a specific priest by name every day.

To read Cossell’s story about the origins of this project, log on to www.indycatholic.org/the-gift-of-our-priests-reflections-from-world-youth-day.

To contact her about praying for a specific priest by name, contact her at 317-691-0719 or mcossell@gmail.com.

  

Vietnamese Catholics to celebrate Feast of Vietnamese Martyrs with Mass, reception

The Vietnamese Catholic Community will celebrate the Feast of the Vietnamese Martyrs (which is on Nov. 24) with a procession, Mass and a reception at St. Joseph Church, 1401 S. Mickley Ave., Indianapolis, at 1 p.m. on Nov. 27.

Before the Mass, which will be celebrated in the Vietnamese language, there will be a procession around the church—outdoors if weather permits, or indoors if not. A reception featuring traditional Vietnamese dishes will follow in the parish’s reception hall.

For more information, contact Father Minh Duong at 317-760-7664 or mduongindy@yahoo.com.

 

Ceramics exhibit on display at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery, 200 Hill Drive, in St. Meinrad, is hosting “Clay It Forward,” an exhibit of ceramics by Alisa Holen and her students.

Holen, an assistant professor at the University of Southern Indiana who currently has a solo exhibit in the International Gallery of Contemporary Art in Anchorage, Alaska, will be exhibiting her work, along with that of some of her students, through Dec. 3.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Those wishing to view the exhibit may want to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time.

For library hours, call 812-357-6401 or 800-987-7311, or visit the Archabbey Library’s website at www.saintmeinrad.edu/library/hours.

 

Discounted classes are available from Catholic Distance University

Catholic Distance University, an online educational institute, is offering a discount to all members of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis for two particular courses.

The first is “Lectio Divina” (catalog code THEO-N054). This three-week online seminar runs from Nov. 28 through Dec. 19. Those who practice Lectio Divina, or “divine reading,” are led to meditate, pray and put into action the powerful word of God. Those who complete this seminar will be able to describe the basic steps of this prayer.

The second course is an in-depth look at the Gospel of St. John (catalog code SCRPT-N162). It is an online independent study, meaning learners can participate at any time. Topics to be covered include John’s way of presenting the Trinity and the two natures of Jesus; John’s development of Jesus as the fulfillment of the Old Testament; and the importance of the sacraments and Mary.

These courses, which usually cost $165, are being offered to members of the archdiocese for just $30.

Log on to cdu.catalog.instructure.com to register and to see a full list of courses. Use promo code CDU16INDIANAPOL when registering to qualify for the $30 rate.

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Retreats and Programs

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. 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 29

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th. St., Indianapolis. “Poems, Prayers and Stories for Growing Older” day of reflection, Father Jeff Godecker presenting, poems, songs and stories to help people live lives of gladness and gratitude, starts at 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $42 includes breakfast and lunch, register by Nov. 28. Information, registration: 317-545-7681, ext. 107, marcia.johnson@archindy.org or www.archindy.org/fatima.

November 29-30

Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Monastery of the Immaculate Conception, 802 E. 10th St., Ferdinand. “How to Read the Gospel of John with Understanding,” Benedictine Father Eugene Hensell presenting, 6:45-8:15 p.m. Eastern time, each evening, $15 for one session or $25 for both. Information or to register 800-880-2777, 812-367-1411, ext. 2915, or www.thedome.org/programs.

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 10

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

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Annual Black Catholic Women’s Advent Day of Retreat, Timone Davis facilitating, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 4 p.m. Mass celebrated by Society of Divine Word Fr. Charles A. Smith, $25, register required by Dec. 7. Information: 317-236-1443 or interculturalministry.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

December 31-January 1, 2017

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th. St., Indianapolis. “New Year’s Eve Retreat, Father Jeff Godecker presenting, Information, registration: 317-545-7681, ext. 107, marcia.johnson@archindy.org or www.archindy.org/fatima.

February 10-12 

Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad, “Almost Paradise,” for married couples, Benedictine Father Noël Mueller presenting, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

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