March 3, 2017

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The Coming Month

March 3

SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral chapel, 1347 N. Meridian St. St., 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 St., Indianapolis. Information: 317-435-3447 or lumen.dei@comcast.net.

St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 6944 E. 46th St., Indianapolis. Serra Club, Mass for Vocations, 8 a.m., with St. Lawrence students, coffee and donuts to follow. Information: 317-748-1478 or smclaughlin@holyspirit.cc.

St. Bede Theater, Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Hamlet, performed by National Players, 7 p.m. CT, free; pasta buffet 5:30-6:15 p.m., $10, dessert $1.50, meal reservation deadline March 1. Meal reservation: 812-357-6578 or kitchen@saintmeinrad.edu.

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.

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: 317-546-7328, mkeyes@indy.rr.com.

St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, 535 E. Edgewood Ave., Indianapolis. Lenten Fish Fry, fish, fries, slaw and drink, 5-7 p.m., adults $8, seniors $6, children $4. Desserts available for $1. Information: 317-771-5909, a.coltman@sbcglobal.net.

St. Matthew the Apostle Parish gymnasium, 4100 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Lenten Fish Fry, all you can eat fish, shrimp, pizza, chowder, pasta, mac and cheese, prices vary, 5-8 p.m. Information: 317-257-4297 or tjerger@sbcglobal.net.

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 316 N. Sherwood, Clarksville. Men’s Club Fish Fry, baked or fried fish, oysters and shrimp, 5-7:30 p.m., adults $7.50-$9.50, children $3-$5. Information: b.morra@stanthony-clarksville.org.

St. Rita Parish, 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave., Indianapolis. Lenten Fish Fry, dinners, sandwiches and sides, dine-in, carry out or delivery, assorted prices, noon-6 p.m. Information: 317-536-1047 or stritasecretary71@yahoo.com.

March 4

East Central High School Performing Arts Center, 1 Trojan Rd, St. Leon. E6 Catholic Men’s Conference, featured speakers Patrick Madrid, Dr. Ray Guarendi, Anthony Munoz and Fr. Jonathan Meyer, Mass, confession, adoration and benediction, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., doors open at 7:30 a.m., $45 per person ($50 at the door), $35 for groups of 10 or more, $15 for high school and college students, clergy and religious free, includes lunch. Information and registration: www.e6catholicmensconference.com, contact@e6catholicmensconference.com or 812-576-4302.

St. Bede Theater, Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. The Giver, performed by National Players, 7 p.m. CT, free; pasta buffet 5:30-6:15 p.m., $10, dessert $1.50, meal reservation deadline March 1. Meal reservation: 812-357-6578 or kitchen@saintmeinrad.edu.

Sample Gates, Indiana University, Bloomington. Rally to raise awareness on the trafficking of aborted baby parts, sponsored by IU Students for Life and Students for Life of America, protesting IU’s efforts to stop legislation ending the selling of aborted baby parts, 1 p.m.

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.

Knights of Columbus, 2100 E. 71st St, Indianapolis. Fund Raiser, helping finance Christ the King parishioner Eric Dessauer in representing the U.S. in the World Dwarf Games in Canada, 6 p.m., $25 includes food and drink. Information: David Dessauer, 317-640-0585, dessauer.david@gmail.com.

March 5

St. Louis Parish, 17 E. St. Louis Pl., Batesville. Royal Ball and Pirate Cove Fundraiser, activities, crafts, dancing, games and snacks, 12:30-2:30 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m., $10. Tickets: www.triforcemissionteam.com. Information: 812-212-9477 or cwesseler@st.louisschool.org.

March 5-6

St. Maurice and Immaculate Conception parishes Lenten Mission. Father Daniel Bedel presenting. Sun., St. Maurice Church, 8874 Harrison St., Napoleon: “Finding God Within Us,” based on writings of St. Teresa of Avila, 7 p.m.; Mon., Immaculate Conception Church, 2081 E. County Road 820 S., Greensburg: “Finding God Outside of Us,” based on writings of St. Therese of Lisieux. Information: Laurie Husted, 812-498-7512, hustedlaurie@gmail.com.

March 7

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.

March 8

St. Luke the Evangelist Parish cafeteria, 7575 Holiday Dr., E., Indianapolis. Lenten Soup Suppers and Speaker Series, week one of five, (March 15, 22, 29 and April 5), author Beth Leonard speaking on “Got Mercy? Don’t Leave Lent Without it!,” 5:30 p.m. Mass, 6 p.m. soup supper, 7 p.m. speaker. Information: dcarollo@stluke.org, 317-259-4373.

St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 4625 N. Kenwood Ave., Indianapolis. “Catholics and the Crisis of Poverty: How Indiana Catholics Can Act on our Bishops’ Pastoral Letter,” panel discussion featuring Jessica Fraser of the Indiana Institute for Working Families, Providence Sister Tracey Horan of IndyCAN, and community members, 7 p.m.

March 10

St. Matthew Parish gymnasium, 4100 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Lenten Fish Fry, all you can eat fish, shrimp, pizza, chowder, pasta, mac and cheese, prices vary, 5-8 p.m. Information: 317-257-4297 or tjerger@sbcglobal.net.

American Legion, 412 Eastern Ave., Sunman. St. Nicholas Parish Annual Fish Fry, Baked Potato and Salad Bar and Cakewalk, 4:30-7:30 p.m., free will offering, carry out available. Information: marileeq@yahoo.com.

St. Rita Parish, 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave., Indianapolis. Lenten Fish Fry, dinners, sandwiches and sides, dine-in, carry out or delivery, assorted prices, noon-6 p.m. Information: 317-536-1047 or stritasecretary71@yahoo.com.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Parish Hall, 1125 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Lenten Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., $8 adults, $4 children 10 and under, $25 family of 3 or more children. Information: 317-638-5551 or rspringman@archindy.org

March 10-12

Carmel High School Dale E. Graham Auditorium, 520 E. Main St., Carmel. “The Cross and the Light,” performance of Christ’s Passion, Resurrection and Pentecost, 7 p.m. Fri., Sat., Sun.; 2 p.m. Sat., Sun., $20. Tickets: www.crossandlight.com/tickets. Information: 317-407-1281 or tctl2017@gmail.com.

March 11

St. Monica Parish, St. Augustine Room., 6131 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis. “Marriage in Focus” Marriage Enrichment, for engaged and married couples, Tom and Marcy Renken presenting, 5 p.m. Mass (optional), 6:30-9 p.m. pitch-in dinner and speakers, free will offering. Register at marriageinfocus@gmail.com (include dish you will be bringing). Information: 317-293-2193.

Knights of Columbus Council 3443, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Bishop Chatard High School 2017 Tropical Tribute Fundraiser, benefiting the Joe and Barb Krier Memorial Grant, 7:30-11:30 p.m., beer, wine, appetizers and live music, $30 per person, 10 and younger free. Purchase tickets: alumni.bishopchatard.org/tropical-tribute. Information: sherrymp@comcast.net or 317-872-5088.

St. Mark the Evangelist Church, 535 E. Edgewood Ave., Indianapolis. Disability Awareness Mass and Reception, 5:30 p.m. Mass followed by reception in Schafer Hall. Information: Dan O’Brien, dobrien@obrienins-services.com.

All Saints Parish, St. Joseph Campus, 7536 Church Ln., West Harrison. Spring Craft Show and Lunch, artisans, soup and sandwich lunch and bake sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 812-576-4302 or www.allsaintscatholic.net.

March 11-15

Mary, Queen of Peace Church, 1005 W. Main St., Danville. Parish Mission of Mercy: Explore; Explain; and Experience, Mercy Father Wade Menezes presenting, Sun., 7 p.m.; Mon.-Wed. noon Mass and 7 p.m. presentation. Information: 317-745-4284 or www.mqpdanville.org.

March 12

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.

St. Philip Neri Parish and Holy Cross Chapel, Holy Cross gymnasium, 125 N. Oriental, Indianapolis. St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, 3-7 p.m., corn beef and cabbage dinners, soda, beer, wine and mixed drinks. $5 per person. Information: 317-435-2853 or dianar@stphilipneri-indy.org.

March 12-14

St. Rita Catholic Church, 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave., Indianapolis. 2017 Parish Revival: “Just a Close Walk with Thee,” Father Jerome Raymond Robinson presenting, 7 p.m. each evening, no charge. Information: 317-632-9349 or stritasecretary71@yahoo.com.

March 13

Monastery Immaculate Conception, 802 E. 10th Street, Ferdinand. College of Saint Scholastica Choir and Bella Voce Sacred Music Concert, 7 p.m., free will offering accepted. Information: Greg Eckerle, 812-367-1411 or geckerle@thedome.org.

St. Luke Magnificat Chapel, 7575 Holliday Dr. E., Indianapolis. 100th Anniversary of Fatima, holy hour, benediction, rosary and devotions honoring the anniversary of Our Lady of the Rosary, 6 p.m. Information: 317-259-4373 or rmiller@stluke.org.

March 14

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Maria Guild, 11 a.m. Mass for deceased members of the Guild, 12:30 p.m. meeting. Information: 317-223-3687, vlgmimi@aol.com.

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. Information: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org.

March 15

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

St. Luke the Evangelist Parish cafeteria, 7575 Holiday Dr., E., Indianapolis. Lenten Soup Suppers and Speaker Series, week two of five, (March 22, 29 and April 5), Mike McCoy, president of Mike McCoy Ministries, speaking on “Decisions Determine our Destiny,” 5:30 p.m. Mass, 6 p.m. soup supper, 7 p.m. speaker. Information: dcarollo@stluke.org, 317-259-4373.

March 16

Cardinal Ritter House Community Room, 1218 Oak St., New Albany. Fifth Annual Lecture and Irish Coffee, Kyle Kramer, executive director of the Passionist Earth and Spirit Center in Louisville, featured speaker, 7 p.m., free. Register by March 13. Information and registration: 812-284-4534 or gsekula@indianalandmarks.org.

St. Joseph Church, 1401 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. Monthly Mass, 2 p.m. Information: 317-574-8898 or www.catholiccemeteries.cc.

March 17

Northside Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange, University of Indianapolis Associate Professor of Finance Dr. Matthew Will, presenting, Mass, breakfast and program, 7-9 a.m., $15 members, $21 non-members, breakfast included. Reservations and information: www.catholicbusinessexchange.org.

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 316 N. Sherwood, Clarksville. Men’s Club Fish Fry, baked or fried fish, oysters and shrimp, 5-7:30 p.m., adults $7.50-$9.50, children $3-$5. Information: b.morra@stanthony-clarksville.org.

St. Rita Parish, 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave., Indianapolis. Lenten Fish Fry, dinners, sandwiches and sides, dine-in, carry out or delivery, assorted prices, noon-6 p.m. Information: 317-536-1047 or stritasecretary71@yahoo.com.

St. Bridget of Ireland, 404 E. Vine St., Liberty. Lenten Fish Fry, fish, potato wedges, hush puppies, slaw, dessert and drink, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $10. Information: 765-825-8578.

March 18

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.

St. Michael the Archangel Parish Center, 3354 W. 30th St., Indianapolis. Pre-Planning a Funeral Mass or Service, Father Michael Hoyt, Ruth Buening and Joanna Feltz presenting, 9-11:30 a.m., no charge. Registration required: www.saintmichaelindy.org or by phone: 317-926-7359.

March 19

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. Evening Prayer for Families, 5-6 p.m., freewill offerings accepted, register by March 17. Information, registration: 812-933-6437, center@oldenburgosf.com.

March 21

Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, Room 105, Marian University, 3200 Cold Springs Road, Indianapolis. 8th Annual Lead from the Heart Professional Ethics Lecture, Steven Ivy, presenting on “Developing Professional Integrity: Where Three Primary Ways Intersect,” 5:30 p.m. refreshments, 6-7:30 p.m. lecture and Q&A, free. Information: 317-955-6176 or bday@marian.edu.

St. Susanna Parish Respect Life Ministry, 1210 E. Main St., Plainfield. “Stand in the Gap,” Adoration and Holy Hour, for those needing spiritual healing and comfort from the effects of abortion, miscarriage and loss of a child, 7-8 p.m. Information: 317-507-4249 or jayork@ameritech.net.

March 22

St. Luke the Evangelist Parish cafeteria, 7575 Holiday Dr., E., Indianapolis. Lenten Soup Suppers and Speaker Series, week three of five, (March 29 and April 5), Father Pat Biedelman, archdiocesan executive director of the Secretariat for Worship and Evangelization, speaking on “The Way We Pray: The Jewish Roots of Our Worship of God,” 5:30 p.m. Mass, 6 p.m. soup supper, 7 p.m. speaker. Information: dcarollo@stluke.org, 317-259-4373.

March 23

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Single-Serve Cooking, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $35, registration deadline March 16. Information: 812-535-2931, wvc@spsmw.org, events.sistersofprovidence.org.

St. Roch Parish, 3600 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis. “Molly’s Story,” Women’s Club Banquet and Speaker, Carol Cassetty presenting, 5:30 p.m., $25 per person, purchase by March 15. Information: Marcy Baker, 317-652-7131 or armcy@aol.com.

March 24

St. Matthew Parish gymnasium, 4100 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Lenten Fish Fry, all you can eat fish, shrimp, pizza, chowder, pasta, mac and cheese, prices vary, 5-8 p.m. Information: 317-257-4297 or tjerger@sbcglobal.net.

St. Rita Parish, 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave., Indianapolis. Lenten Fish Fry, dinners, sandwiches and sides, dine-in, carry out or delivery, assorted prices, noon-6 p.m. Information: 317-536-1047 or stritasecretary71@yahoo.com.

March 25

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Intermediate Spinning, bring fiber and spinning wheel or use what’s provided, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $125 includes lunch, registration deadline March 19. Information, registration: 812-535-2931, wvc@spsmw.org, or www.spsmw.org/providence-center/events.

Intercultural Pastoral Institute, 4838 Fletcher Ave., Indianapolis. “Catholic Church 101: Whose Job Is It?” Workshop, sponsored by the Archdiocesan Office of Intercultural Ministry, 9 a.m., understanding the role of the laity in the Church, $25 materials fee. Register:  goo.gl/7bHAPu. Information:  317-236-1443 or ipi@archindy.org.

March 26

St. Vincent de Paul Parish Hall, Jct. 244 and 421, Shelbyville. Knights of Columbus Father Seger Council 10371 Annual Chicken Noodle Dinner,  dinner, drink and dessert, 3:30-6:30 p.m., $8 adults, $5 children 6-12. Information: 317-392-3082.

March 27

Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Serra Club Dinner Meeting, Archdiocesan Director of Vocations Father Eric Augenstein speaking, 6-8 p.m., $15. Information: 317-748-1478 or smclaughlin@holyspirit.cc.

March 29

St. Luke the Evangelist Parish cafeteria, 7575 Holiday Dr., E., Indianapolis. Lenten Soup Suppers and Speaker Series, week four of five, (April 5), Ken Ogorek, archdiocesan director of catechesis, speaking on “The Four Poverties: What Are They, Who Do They Matter and How Do We Fight Them?,” 5:30 p.m. Mass, 6 p.m. soup supper, 7 p.m. speaker. Information: dcarollo@stluke.org, 317-259-4373.

March 31

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Maria Guild Rummage Sale, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Information: 317-223-3687, vlgmimi@aol.com.

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 316 N. Sherwood, Clarksville. Men’s Club Fish Fry, baked or fried fish, oysters and shrimp, 5-7:30 p.m., adults $7.50-$9.50, children $3-$5. Information: b.morra@stanthony-clarksville.org.

St. Rita Parish, 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave., Indianapolis. Lenten Fish Fry, dinners, sandwiches and sides, dine-in, carry out or delivery, assorted prices, noon-6 p.m. Information: 317-536-1047 or stritasecretary71@yahoo.com.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Parish Hall, 1125 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Lenten Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., $8 adults, $4 children 10 and under, $25 family of 3 or more children. Information: 317-638-5551 or rspringman@archindy.org

April 1

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.

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Learn to Weave, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $115 includes lunch, registration deadline March 31. Information, registration: 812-535-2931, wvc@spsmw.org, or www.spsmw.org/providence-center/events.

Pioneer Park, 1101 N. Indianapolis Road, Mooresville. St. Thomas More Parish “Hooray! It’s a Jubilee 5K Walk/Run,” benefiting Churches in Mission, 8 a.m. check in, 9 a.m. start, ages 18 and older $25, ages 6-17 $15, family of four $60, ages 5 and younger free. Register by March 25 at www.stm-church.org. Bring a canned food item. Information: 317-831-4142 or info@stm-church.org.

Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 89 N. 17th St., Beech Grove. Holy Name of Jesus Altar Society Spring Rummage Sale, 8 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Information: 317-784-6860.

April 4

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.

April 5

Archbishop Edward T. 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.

St. Luke the Evangelist Parish cafeteria, 7575 Holiday Dr., E., Indianapolis. Lenten Soup Suppers and Speaker Series, week five, Michael J. Crowther, president and CEO of the Indianapolis Zoological Society, speaking on “St. James, The Parable of the Talents, and Orangutans,” 5:30 p.m. Mass, 6 p.m. soup supper, 7 p.m. speaker. Information: dcarollo@stluke.org, 317-259-4373.

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General Announcements 

Right to Life of Indianapolis sponsors youth contests, deadlines April 1 and 15

Registration is open for Right to Life of Indianapolis’ annual essay, speech and art contests for middle and high school students in Marion County and the seven surrounding counties.

The deadline for submissions for the essay contests—with separate contests for students in grades 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12—is April 1.

The deadline for applications for the speech contest, which is open to students in grades 9-12, is April 1. The contest will be held on April 22. The winner will deliver his or her speech at the annual Celebrate Life Dinner in Indianapolis on Oct. 3.

The deadline for submissions for the art contest, which is for students in grades 9-12, is April 15. The winning work will be featured on the cover of the Celebrate Life Dinner program.

For more information, log on to rtlindy.org.

 

Providence Sisters host ‘Come and See’ weekend on March 31-April 2

All single Catholic women ages 18-42 are invited to learn more about becoming a Sister of Providence during a “Come and See” weekend retreat at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods from 7 p.m. on March 31 to 2 p.m. on April 2.

There is no charge for the event, and meals will be provided. Register online at ComeandSee.SistersofProvidence.org.

For more information, call or text Providence Sister Editha Ben at 812-230-4771, or e-mail eben@spsmw.org.

 

Couples may announce engagement or marriage in The Criterion

Engagement announcements for couples associated with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis who are planning to be married at a Catholic church between July 2017 and January 2018 will be published in a July 2017 issue of The Criterion.

Couples who were married at a Catholic church in recent months may announce their marriage if an engagement announcement was not published before the wedding date.

The wedding announcement form is available online at CriterionOnline.com by clicking on the “Send Us Information” link, then the “Wedding Announcements” link.

An engagement or wedding photo may be submitted by e-mail to cclark@archindy.org. Digital photos must be clear, high-resolution color images.

There is no charge for the engagement or marriage announcements.

 

Panel discussion on Indiana bishops’ letter on poverty is set for March 8

A panel discussion titled “Catholics and the Crisis of Poverty: How Indiana Catholics Can Act on Our Bishops’ Pastoral Letter” will take place at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 4625 N. Kenwood Ave., in Indianapolis, at 7 p.m. on March 8.

Participating on the panel are representatives of the Indiana Institute for Working Families and Indianapolis Congregation Action Network (IndyCAN), and other community members.

The Catholic bishops of Indiana issued “Poverty at the Crossroads: The Church’s Response to Poverty in Indiana” in March 2015. The panelists will address how Catholics can meaningfully act upon the bishops’ charge to respond to the needs of those who struggle with poverty in Indiana.

To access the report, log on to www.archindy.org/archbishop/poverty-2015.html.

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Retreats and Programs

March 3

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis.  “I Choose You, Lord!” Day of Reflection, Father John McCaslin and Mary Schaffner presenting, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., $42, includes continental breakfast and lunch buffet, register by March 2. Information, registration: 317-545-7681, ext. 107 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

March 4

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the­ Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Lenten Program: Contemplative Prayer by Thomas Merton, Providence Associate Disciple of Christ Rev. Rebecca Zelensky and Dr. Will Hine presenting, 9:30-11 a.m,, $45 includes book. Registration deadline Feb. 27. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or spsmw.org/providence-center/events/.

March 4-5

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. “Ending Poverty Through Systematic Change,” sponsored by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, training for prospective facilitators and mentors for the Changing Lives Forever program, 8 a.m. Sat.-5 p.m. Sun., $100 includes materials, overnight accommodations and five meals.  Register by Feb. 24 at www.svdpindy.org. Information: Domoni Rouse, 317-985-2149 or Pat Jerrell, 317-783-7296.

March 7

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Christian Simplicity: Care for the Common Home, week one of 5 (March 14, 21, 28 and April 4), Benedictine Sisters Sheila Marie Fitzpatrick and Angela Jarboe with Patty Moore  presenting, 7-9 p.m., $30 per session or $140 for all. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

March 8

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Finding God in Lent (an “FBI” program: Faith Building Institutions), Father Keith Hosey presenting, 5:30-9 p.m., $35 includes dinner buffet, register by March 7. Information and registration: 317-545-7681, ext. 107 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

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 10-12

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Going the Extra Mile—Embracing Sacrificial Love, Fri. 7 p.m. thru noon Sun., Father Jim Farrell presenting. $185 single, $305 per married couple, includes meals, lodging and program. Information and registration: 317-545-7681, ext. 107 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

March 13

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Ignatian Spirituality Project, monthly evening of prayer and community, 6-7:30 p.m. Information: 317-545-7681 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

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 Providence Associate Disciple of Christ Rev. Rebecca Zelensky presenting, 2-8 p.m., $25 includes dinner, registration March 7. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or spsmw.org/providence-center/events/.

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Spend a Day with God: Personal Retreat Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $35 includes room and lunch; spiritual direction $30 (optional). Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Christian Simplicity: Care for the Common Home, week two of five (March 21, 28 and April 4), Benedictine Sisters Sheila Marie Fitzpatrick and Angela Jarboe with Patty Moore presenting, 7-9 p.m., $30 per session. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

March 16-April 6

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. Lenten Series on Matthew’s Gospel, four Thursdays, Franciscan Sister Barbara Leonhard, presenting, 6:30-8:00 p.m., $15 per session; $55 for all. Information, registration: 812-933-6437, center@oldenburgosf.com.

March 17-18

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the­ Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. “Mining the Dark for Healing God: Writing about Difficult Relationships,” Providence Associate Liza Hyatt and Norbert Krapf presenting, Fri. 6 p.m. through Sat. 4 p.m., $200 includes meals and housing, $150 commuters. Registration deadline March 2 for housing, March 10 for commuters. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or spsmw.org/providence-center/events/.

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 18

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the­ Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Lenten Program: Contemplative Prayer by Thomas Merton, Providence Associate Disciple of Christ Rev. Rebecca Zelensky and Dr. Will Hine presenting, 9:30-11 a.m,, $45 includes book. Registration deadline Feb. 27 Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or spsmw.org/providence-center/events/.

March 21

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Christian Simplicity: Care for the Common Home, week three of five (March 28 and April 4), Benedictine Sisters Sheila Marie Fitzpatrick and Angela Jarboe with Patty Moore presenting, 7-9 p.m., $30 per session. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

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.

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Celebrating Forgiveness, Benedictine Father Noël Mueller presenting, 7 p.m. Fri. through noon Sun., $185 single, $305 per married couple, includes meals, lodging and program. Information and registration: 317-545-7681, ext. 107 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

March 25

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Lenten Journey Retreat, Benedictine Sister Antoinette Purcell and Dede Swinehart presenting, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., $55 includes lunch. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. Women of Faith: Other Traditions, Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati President Shakila Ahmad, presenting, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $45, $65 with CEUs, includes lunch. Information, registration: 812-933-6437, center@oldenburgosf.com.

March 28

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Christian Simplicity: Care for the Common Home, week four five (April 4), Benedictine Sisters Sheila Marie Fitzpatrick and Angela Jarboe with Patty Moore presenting, 7-9 p.m., $30 per session. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

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.

March 31-April 2

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the­ Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. “Live Joyfully! Come and See” Weekend Retreat, single women ages 18-42 invited to learn more about the community and becoming a Sister of Providence, Fri. 7 p.m. through Sun. 2 p.m.   

Information and registration: 8 12-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or spsmw.org/providence-center/events/.

April 1

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. Women’s Day: Women of Courage, Franciscan Sisters Barbara Leonard and Ann Vonder Muelen and Jane Schaefer presenting, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $45 includes lunch. Information, registration: 812-933-6437, center@oldenburgosf.com.

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the­ Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Praying with Hildegard of Bingen, Teresa of Avila and Catherine of Siena, Providence Sister Cathy Campbell presenting, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $45 includes lunch. Registration deadline March 27. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or spsmw.org/providence-center/events /

April 2

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Tending Your Grieving Heart,” for parents and grandparents grieving the loss of a child, Providence Sister Connie Kramer presenting, 4:30-8:15 p.m., free, registration required by March 31. Information and registration: 317-545-7681, ext. 107 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

April 4

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Christian Simplicity: Care for the Common Home, Benedictine Sisters Sheila Marie Fitzpatrick, and Angela Jarboe and Patty Moore presenting, 7-9 p.m., $30.  Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Humor as a Christian Value: Humor in Human Life, week one of four (April 11, 18 and 25), Benedictine Father Matthias Neuman presenting, 7-8:30 p.m., $25 per session or $90 for all. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

April 7-8

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the­ Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Preparing for Holy Week, Providence Sisters Jan Craven and Paula Damiano presenting, Fri. 7 p.m. through Sat. 5 p.m., $200 includes meals and housing, $150 commuters. Registration deadline March 23 for housing, March 31 for commuters. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or spsmw.org/providence-center/events.

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.

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Sacred Rhythms of Prayer, Benedictine Sister Carol Falkner and Patty Moore presenting, 7 p.m. Sat. through 10:30 a.m. Sun., $200 per person; bring a friend - $175 per person. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

April 8

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the­ Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Lenten Program: Contemplative Prayer by Thomas Merton, Providence Associate Disciple of Christ Rev. Rebecca Zelensky and Dr. Will Hine presenting, 9:30-11 a.m,, $45 includes book. Registration deadline Feb. 27. Information and registration: 8 12-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or spsmw.org/providence-center/events.

April 9-13

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Holy Week of Silent Days and Nights, 4:30 p.m. Sun. through 4 p.m. Thurs., $32 includes room for the day, continental breakfast, lunch and use of commons area, additional $37 includes overnight stay and light dinner. Information and registration: 317-545-7681, ext. 107 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

April 11

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Humor as a Christian Value: The Relationship of Religion and Humor, week two of four (April 18 and 25), Benedictine Father Matthias Neuman presenting, 7-8:30 p.m., $25 per session. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

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 13-16

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Triduum Retreat, 4:30 p.m. Thurs.-1 p.m. Sun., $325 includes room and meal. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

April 14

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Spend a Day with God: Personal Retreat Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $35 includes room and lunch. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

April 18

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Humor as a Christian Value: Humor as a Religious Tool, week three of four (April 25), Benedictine Father Matthias Neuman presenting, 7-8:30 p.m., $25 per session. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

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 25

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Humor as a Christian Value: Humor as a Gift of the Holy Spirit, Benedictine Father Matthias presenting, 7-8:30 p.m., $25. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

April 28-30

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

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Information and registration: Mark and Jill Levine at 317-888-1892 or www.wwme.org.

April 29

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. Teaching Your Child/Grandchild to Pray, Franciscan Sister Patricia Zureick , presenting, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $45 includes lunch. Information, registration: 812-933-6437, center@oldenburgosf.com.

May 4

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the­ Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Women of So Many Names: Mary, Our Lady of Providence, Queen of the Home, Providence Sister Jan Craven presenting, 9:30 a.m. or 6:30-8 p.m., $10. Registration deadline May 1. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or spsmw.org/providence-center/events.

May 5-6

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.

May 5-7

Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad, “The Church in the Modern World,” Benedictine Father Adriane Burke, presenter, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

May 9

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Spend a Day with God: Personal Retreat Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $35 includes room and lunch; spiritual direction $30 (optional). Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

May 9-11

Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad, “St. Gregory the Great and Monastic Wisdom,” Benedictine Father Luke Waugh, presenter, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

May 19-21

Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad, “Fruits of the Catholic Faith” Benedictine Novice Timothy Herrmann, presenter, $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.

May 22

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis.  Silent Self-Guided Day of Reflection, $32 includes room for the day, continental breakfast, lunch and use of common areas, additional $37 extends stay to include the night before or night after day of silence and includes light dinner.  Information and registration: 317-545-7681, ext. 107 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

June 2-3

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.

June 13

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Spend a Day with God: Personal Retreat Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $35 includes room and lunch; spiritual direction $30 (optional). Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

June 16-22

Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad, “The Image as a Window to the Spiritual: An Artist’s Six-Day Hands-on Workshop and Retreat,” Benedictine Father Martin Erspamer and Passionist Brother Michael Moran, presenters, $650 single, $950 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

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