December 9, 2016

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The Coming Month

December 9

St. Philip Neri Parish, 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 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

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: 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 Parish, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. 53rd Annual Christmas Concert, 5 p.m., Christmas favorites featuring 90 voices and 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

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 16-17

St. John the Evangelist Parish, 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 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.

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Breakfast with Santa and Open House, decorate cookies, make crafts, visit with Santa, 8 a.m.-noon. Information: 317-545-7681 or marcia.johnson@archindy.org.

December 18

St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 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 Church, 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.

January 3

Mission 27 Resale, 132 Leota St., Indianapolis. Senior Discount Day, every Tuesday, seniors get 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.

January 4

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.

January 6

SS Peter and Paul Cathedral chapel, 1347 N. Meridian, Indianapolis. Lumen Dei Catholic Business Group, 6:30 a.m. Mass, 7:15-8:30 a.m. breakfast at Lincoln Square Pancake House, 2330 N. Meridian, Indianapolis. 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.

January 7

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.

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.

January 8

St. Michael the Archangel Church, 3354 W. 30th St., Indianapolis. Mass in French, 1 p.m. Information:  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.

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General Announcements 

Sisters of Providence announce Advent and Christmas season Masses

 

Sacrament of reconciliation offered at Fatima for 13 hours on Dec. 20

Fathers Jeffrey Godecker and Keith Hosey will offer the sacrament of reconciliation at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., in Indianapolis, from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. on Dec. 20. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call 317-545-7681 or e-mail marcia.johnson@archindy.org.

 

Fatima Retreat House offers free event for grandparents on Dec. 16

“A Grandparents Legacy: Praying for our Grandchildren” will be offered at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., in Indianapolis, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Dec. 16.

Join us for a morning of reflection that will focus on your prayers for your grandchildren. Through music and video clips, you will be given the opportunity to step back from this busy season and focus on your family and your prayers for their future.

You will have an opportunity to create a prayer card or bookmark to give to them to let them know that you have been praying for them. The day will end with a light lunch.

There is no charge for this event, but a free–will offering will be accepted.

To register, call 317-545-7681 or log onto www.archindy.org/fatima and click on “Register.

 

Archdiocesan schola cantorum Vox Sacra to perform on Dec. 18 and Dec. 23

The archdiocesan schola cantorum Vox Sacra will perform two Christmas concerts in December.

The first will be held at St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 7575 Holliday Drive E., in Indianapolis, at 4 p.m. on Dec. 18. The second will be held at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 1530 Union St., in Indianapolis, at 7 p.m. on Dec. 23.

These free concerts will feature the choir singing Advent and Christmas music by Gabrieli, Hassler, Lauridsen, Kodaly and more. CDs of the music will be available for $10.

For more information, log on to www.voxsacra.com.

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Retreats and Programs

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 13-15

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Advent Silent Days and Nights, $32 includes room for the day, $37 extends stay to include the night before or night after day of silence. Register by Dec. 12. Information and registration: 317-545-7681, ext. 107 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

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

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis.  “A Grandparents Legacy: Praying for our Grandchildren,”

9 am-1 pm, morning reflection offering prayers for grandchildren and creating a small craft for them, light lunch included, no charge, register by Dec. 15. Information and registration: 317-545-7681, ext. 107 or ww.archindy.org/fatima.

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, Sat. 4 p.m.-Sun., noon, $145 single, $270 married couple. Information and registration: 317-545-7681, ext. 107, marcia.johnson@archindy.org or www.archindy.org/fatima.

January 6-7

Otter Creek Retreat Center, 5165 Old Mill Rd., Bradenburg, KY. New Albany Deanery Catholic Youth Ministries “The Walking Dead” College Winter Retreat, Sat., 4 p.m.-Sun., 4 p.m., $40. Register by Dec. 28. Registration and information: 812-923-8355, www.nadyouth.org or jennifer@nadyouth.org.  

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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