December 2, 2016

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The Coming Month

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

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 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 4

Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Chorale and Madrigals concert, 3 p.m.

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 9-10

St. Anthony of Padua, 4773 Church Road, Morris, 5-9 p.m. live Nativity with Christmas music, refreshments, children welcome to be part of the Nativity scene. Information: 812-934-6218 or chartman4@etczone.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.

Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Advent Vespers, 4:30 p.m.

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.

Holy Name of Jesus, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Christmas Concert, 5 p.m.,        Christmas favorites featuring 90 voices accompanied by dozens of musicians, reception following in Craney Perfomance Center, $5 per person. Information: 317-784-5454 or parishadmin@holyname.cc.

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.

Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Advent Vespers, 4:30 p.m.

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 24

Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Festival of Lessons and Carols, scripture readings, prayer, singing of carols and candle lighting, 7-8 p.m.

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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Retreats and 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 9-10

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 4773 E. Morris Church St., Morris. Live Nativity display, 5-9 p.m. each night, Christmas music, refreshments, live animals. Information: 812-934-6218.

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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