November 25, 2016

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The Coming Month

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 Father 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, 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 www.olgreenwood.org.   

December 3

St. Michael Church, 145 St. Michael Blvd., Brookville. First Saturday Marian Devotional Prayer Group, Mass, 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 ages 5-10 $4, 4 and younger 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.,  celebrating with rhythms and languages from a variety of African countries. Farewell Reception for Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Reparatrix Sister M. Christine Nantaba immediately following with authentic African and African-American foods. Information: 317-236-1443 or interculturalministry@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 Father 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, Governor-elect Eric Holcomb, 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.

December 18

St. Luke the Evangelist, 7575 Holliday Dr. E., Indianapolis. Vox Sacra Concert, the schola cantorum of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Advent and Christmas music, 4 p.m., CD’s available for purchase. Free admission. Information: 317-236-1513 or www.voxsacra.com.

December 21

Calvary Mausoleum Chapel, 435 W. Troy Ave., Indianapolis. Christmas Mass, 2 p.m. Information: 317-784-4439 or www.catholiccemeteries.cc.

December 23

Sacred Heart of Jesus, 1530 Union St.,  Indianapolis. Vox Sacra Concert, the schola cantorum of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Advent and Christmas music, 4 p.m., CD’s available for purchase. Free admission. Information: 317-236-1513 or www.voxsacra.com.

December 27

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.

December 28

Hoosier Strike and Spare, 2310 State St., New Albany. New Albany Deanery Catholic Youth Ministries Bowl-a-thon fundraiser, pick up a bowling pin bank at CYM office at Mount St. Francis, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis; bring to event for admission, cost is $5 per person or $20 per family for two games of bowling and shoe rental, noon-2 p.m, register by Dec. 27. Information, registration: 812-923-8355, www.nadyouth.org or sandy@nadyouth.org.

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General Announcements 

Director to show and speak on Divine Mercy image documentary in New Albany on Dec. 11

Daniel Disilva, director of a documentary called The Original Image of Divine Mercy: the Untold Story of an Unknown Masterpiece, will offer a free viewing of the film and answer questions at the Calumet Club, 1516 Spring St., in New Albany, from 2-5 p.m. on Dec. 11.

The 100-minute film tells the story of the design and creation of the Divine Mercy image. The film follows a team as they travel through Europe and the United States uncovering the answers to many questions about the little-known original image of Divine Mercy.

In secret and at the request of Jesus himself, St. Faustina Kowalska and her confessor, Father Michal Sopocko, worked with a relatively unknown artist to duplicate on canvas her mystical vision of the Merciful Jesus. But after all the corrections and touch-ups at the insistence of St. Faustina, the violently anti-Catholic Soviet occupation of Vilnius, Lithuania, forced the painting into hiding. It now resides in a shrine in Vilnius.

The film addresses questions such as how so many other renderings of St. Faustina’s vision become more well-known, and what qualities about the original image are integral to the devotion and are unique to the original image of Divine Mercy.

For more information on the documentary, log on to www.divinemercyfilm.com.

For questions on the New Albany event, call 502-523-3524.

  

Join Cardinal Tobin at fundraiser and dinner for Little Sisters of the Poor on Dec. 9

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin will celebrate Mass and speak at a dinner and fundraiser for the Little Sisters of Poor’s St. Augustine Home for the Aged at The Willows, 6729 Westfield Blvd., in Indianapolis, on the evening of Dec. 9.

Mass begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. A live “needs auction” will also be held.

The cost is $175 per person. Sponsor tables are $2,500.

The deadline for registration is Dec. 2. For more information or to register, visit www.littlesistersofthepoorindianapolis.org/a-christmas-celebration or contact Nathan Buonanno at 317-415-5767 or devindianapolis@littlesistersofthepoor.org.

 

Sisters of Providence to host Christmas Fun at the Woods on Dec. 10

The Sisters of Providence will host their annual Christmas Fun at the Woods gathering at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, 1 Sisters of Providence, in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, 1-4 p.m. on Dec. 10.

The event will feature rides by carriage, bus, wagon and trolley; a display of Nativity sets, a Christmas doll house and Christmas village; plus cookie decorating, face painting, Christmas sing-a-longs, story time with Mrs. Claus, Christmas bingo, tours of the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin shrine, a bake sale, and crafts and a chance to visit with Santa at the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice.

The cost is $5 per person, and free for children ages 3 and younger.

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

 

Cardinal Tobin to celebrate African Mass in Indianapolis on Dec. 4

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin will celebrate the annual archdiocesan African Mass at St. Rita Church, 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave., in Indianapolis, at 3 p.m. on Dec. 4.

The Mass is celebrated with rhythm, dance and languages from a variety of African countries.

Following the Mass, there will be a farewell reception for Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Reparatrix Sister M. Christine Nantaba, outgoing superior of the order’s local convent. The reception will feature authentic African and African-American foods.

For more information, call 317-236-1443 or e-mail interculturalministry@archindy.org.

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Retreats and Programs

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 Father Charles A. Smith, $25, register required by Dec. 7. Information: 317-236-1443 or interculturalministry@archindy.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. “The Magic of Stories for Faith Hope and Love” New Year’s Eve retreat, Father Jeff Godecker presenting,$145 single, $270 couple. Information and 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.

March 9-12

Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad, “Praying the Psalms in the Office,” for secretaries and parish administrators, Benedictine Father Jeremy King presenting, $350 single, $515 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

March 17-19

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

March 24-26

Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad, “I am With You Always, Even to the End of the World: The Sacraments of the Church,” Benedictine Father Vincent Tobin presenting, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

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