December 16, 2016

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The Coming Month

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 20

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis. A Festival of Lessons and Carols Concert, carols and Scripture readings, 7 p.m., free. Information: 317-636-4478 or infor@holyrosaryindy.org

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.

Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Serra Club Dinner Meeting, 6-8 p.m., dinner meeting followed by speaker, $15. Information: 317-748-1478 or smclaughlin@holyspirit.cc.

Our Lady of the Greenwood Church, 335 S. Meridian, Greenwood. Serra Club, Mass for Vocations, 7:30 a.m., followed by coffee and donuts. Information: 317-748-1478 or smclaughlin@holyspirit.cc

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.

January 10-March 28

St. Christopher Parish, Damascus Room, 5301 W. 16th St., Speedway. Gospel of John Scripture Study, meets weekly for 10 weeks, 7-9 p.m., open to all, $75 payable in installments, scholarships available, registration required by Jan. 8. Information and registration: Lois Jansen, 317-241-9169 or mlj986@gmail.com.

January 10

Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Monthly Taizé Prayer Service, theme “Praying for Peace in the World and in Our Hearts”, 7-8 p.m., silent and spoken prayers, simple music, silence. Information: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org

January 14

The Willows, 6729 Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis. Marriage on Tap, One in Christ facilitators Dr. Konrad and Sonia Maria Szymanski presenting, $40 per couple includes dinner, cash bar available, 7-9:30 p.m., register by Jan. 7. Registration: www.stluke.org. Information: 317-259-4373.

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Perfect Pastry at Home, techniques of making pastry in a home kitchen, 1-5 p.m., $45, registration deadline Jan. 9. Information: 812-535-2932, wvc@spsmw.org, events.sistersofprovidence.org.

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General Announcements 

Christmas crèches on display at Archabbey Library through Jan. 6

An exhibit of Christmas crèches from around the world will be on display in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library, 200 Hill Drive, in St. Meinrad, through Jan. 6. The library will be closed on

Dec. 23-26 and on Jan. 1-2.

The display features crèches from the monastery collection, as well as from the Catherine A. Smith Nativity Collection, which was donated to Saint Meinrad in 2002 in memory of Father Charles Patrick “Pat” Smith.

Catherine Smith began collecting Nativity sets in 1971, purchasing many during her extensive travels throughout the world. She donated the collection to Saint Meinrad in memory of her brother, who studied for the priesthood at Saint Meinrad and later served as a priest in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

The crèches selected for display represent a variety of styles and media, such as porcelain, wood, glazed tile, glass, cloth, stone, metals and ceramic.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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

Visitors may wish to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing to view the exhibit.

 

Special Pacers vs. Pistons offer for Catholic Schools Week ends Dec. 20

The Indiana Pacers and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis have teamed up to celebrate Catholic Schools Week through a special offer to watch the Pacers take on the Detroit Pistons on Feb. 4, 2017. The offer includes tickets, a Pacers hat, a food voucher for a hot dog, bag of chips and a soda, and the opportunity to shoot a free throw on the main floor after the game. The proceeds support the formation of young people throughout Catholic schools in central and southern Indiana.

Tickets must be purchased by Dec. 20. The cost is $20 for the upper balcony level or $35 for the lower balcony level.

To purchase tickets, log on to www.pacersgroups.com/tickets/showevent.php with the passcode: Pacers.

For more information, contact Sam Elmore at 317-917-2829 or Selmore@pacers.com.

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Retreats and Programs

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.  

January 6-8

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Tobit Marriage Preparation Weekend, $298 includes separate room accommodations for couple, meals, snacks and materials. Information, registration: www.archindy.org/fatima/calendar/tobit.html, Marcia.johnson@archindy.org or 317-545-7681, ext. 107.

January 13-14

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Pre-Cana Preparation Conference, $255 with overnight accommodations (two rooms), $185 for commuters, includes meals, snacks and materials. Information, registration: www.archindy.org/plfl/marriage-precana.html.

January 14

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. Our Dreams are Messages from God, Franciscan Sister Olga Wittekind, PhD presenting, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $45 includes lunch. Information, registration: 812-933-6437, center@oldenburgosf.com.

January 21

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. The Power of Forgiveness, Providence Sister Ann Sullivan presenting, explore the nature of forgiveness and its power to heal, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $45 includes lunch, registration deadline Jan. 16. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org

January 28

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. Mindfulness Meditation, Franciscan Sisters Olga Wittekind, PhD and Claire Sherman, PhD presenting, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., explore the benefits of Mindfulness for reducing stress and the clutter of minds, $45 includes lunch. Information, registration: 812-933-6437, center@oldenburgosf.com.

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.

February 17-18

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Pre-Cana Preparation Conference, $255 with overnight accommodations (two rooms), $185 for commuters, includes meals, snacks and materials. Information, registration: www.archindy.org/plfl/marriage-precana.html.

February 25

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Busy Moms’ Day Out, Providence Sister Mary Montgomery presenting, quiet reflection time for busy moms with time for sharing, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $45 includes lunch, registration deadline Feb. 20. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org

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 14

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Day of Reflection for Women Ministers, Providence Sister Paula Damiano and Senior Minister of Central Christian Church (DOC) Rebecca Zelensky presenting, 2-8 p.m., quiet reflection, prayer and input with Taizé prayer to conclude the day, all faith traditions welcome, $25 includes dinner, registration deadline March 7. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org

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.

March 31-April 1

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Pre-Cana Preparation Conference, $255 with overnight accommodations (two rooms), $185 for commuters, includes meals, snacks and materials. Information, registration: www.archindy.org/plfl/marriage-precana.html.

April 7-9

Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad, “Celebrating the Paschal Mystery,” Benedictine Father Noël Mueller presenting, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Tobit Marriage Preparation Weekend, $298 includes separate room accommodations for couple, meals, snacks and materials. Information, registration: www.archindy.org/fatima/calendar/tobit.html, Marcia.johnson@archindy.org or 317-545-7681, ext. 107.

April 12-16

Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad, “Holy Week Retreat,” Benedictine Father Colman Grabert presenting, $465 single, $735 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

April 18-20

Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad, “How long, O Lord?” Benedictine Father Zachary Wilberding presenting, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

April 28-30

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

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