November 24, 2017

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The Coming Month

November 27

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Serra Club Dinner Meeting, Father Anthony Hollowell presenting on his vocation journey, 5:40 p.m. rosary followed by dinner, $15. Information: 317-748-1478 or smclaughlin@holyspirit.cc.

November 30

St. Michael the Archangel Church, 3354 W. 30th St., Indianapolis. Monthly Ecumenical Taizé Prayer Service, sung prayers, meditation and readings. 7-8 p.m. Information: 317-926-7359 or rectory@saintmichaelindy.org.

December 1

Women’s Care Center, 4901 W. 86th St., Indianapolis. First Friday Mass, 5 p.m., Father Thomas Haan presiding, optional tour of center to follow. Information: 317-829-6800, www.womenscarecenter.org

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

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 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. Mary-of- the-Knobs Church, 5719 St. Mary Road, Floyds Knobs. The Vigil Project “To Save Us All Tour,” presented by New Albany Deanery Catholic Youth Ministries, all-Catholic musicians focusing on prayer, reflection and community through music and media, all ages welcome, no admission, free will offering, reception in Assumption Hall after. Information: Sandy Winstead, 812-923-8355, sandy@nadyouth.org or www.thevigilproject.com.

December 2

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.

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.

December 3

St. Matthew the Apostle Church, 4100 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Advent Evening of Reflection, music, readings, prayer and reflections, 6 p.m., refreshments to follow. Information: 317-257-4297, bulletin@saintmatt.org.

St. Rita Church, 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave., Indianapolis. African Catholic Mass, Archbishop Charles C. Thompson presiding, celebrated with African music, language and dance, 3 p.m., reception to follow featuring African and African American foods, all are welcome. Information: 317-236-1474 or pspringer@archindy.org.

Holy Name of Jesus Parish Gymnasium, 21 N. 16th St., Indianapolis. Altar Society Christmas Bazaar and Chili Luncheon, exhibitors and vendor booths, cookie decorating, crafts, white elephant booth, homemade desserts, noon-4:30 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus visit 2-3 p.m. Information: p108cmaster@sbcglobal.net.

December 5

McCauley Centre, 702 North Shore Dr., Jeffersonville. Professional Advisor's Professional Development Seminar, for attorneys, accountants, financial advisors and life insurance representatives, addressing Catholic Community Foundations , Ethics in Charitable Estate Planning, Gift Planning with Retirement Plans, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free, includes continental breakfast and box lunch, registration required at www.archindy.org/ccf/ProfDevelopment/index.html. Information: 317-236-1482, ccf@archindy.org.

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.

December 6

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.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Parish Hall, 1125 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis. St. Nicholas Celebration, German style dinner, beer and wine, concert featuring the Indianapolis Maennerchor, doors open 5:30 p.m., adults $15, children 3-12 $7, 2 and under free, nonperishable food donations accepted to benefit the David S. Moore Food Pantry. Advanced reservations only by Nov. 30. Tickets and information: 317-638-5551, or   www.sacredheartindy.org, click on “Donate.”

Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Catholic Center, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Professional Advisor's Professional Development Seminar, for attorneys, accountants, financial advisors and life insurance representatives, addressing Catholic Community Foundations , Ethics in Charitable Estate Planning, Gift Planning with Retirement Plans, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free, includes continental breakfast and box lunch, registration required at www.archindy.org/ccf/ProfDevelopment/index.html. Information: 317-236-1482, ccf@archindy.org.

December 7

Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Catholic Center, Assembly Hall, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. An Evening of Lights: Archdiocesan Christmas Tree Lighting and Prayer Service, led by Archbishop Charles C. Thompson, Scripture, reflection, music by Vox Sacra, no charge, 6 p.m., refreshments to follow. Information: 317-236-1482, ccf@archindy.org.

December 9

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, crafts, cookie-decorating, face painting, wagon rides, visit Santa, sing-a-long and more, 1-4 p.m., $5 per person, children age 3 and under free, no registration required. Information: 812-535-2931, wvc@spsmw.org or  www.spsmw.org/providence-center/events/.

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5333 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Black Catholic Women’s Advent Day of Retreat, sponsored by archdiocesan Black Catholic Ministry, Dr. Kathleen Dorsey Bellow and Divine Word Missionaries Father Charles A. Smith presenting, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with Mass following, $25 includes lunch. Registration encouraged by contacting Pearlette Springer, 317-236-1474, 800-382-9836, x. 1474 or pspringer@archindy.org. Online registration available on the Black Catholic Ministry of Indianapolis Facebook page.

December 10

St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 4625 N. Kenwood Ave., Indianapolis. Mass in French, 12:30 p.m. Information: 317-627-7729 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 11

St. Monica Church, 6131 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis. Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration, rosary, reenactment, mariachi music, chilenos, midnight Mass with Aztec dance, 8 p.m.-midnight. Information: 317-253-2193.

December 11-14

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis.  The Four Last Things: Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell, parish mission presented by Father Paul Landerwerlen, talks twice daily, 8:15 a.m. and 6:45 p.m., 7:30 a.m. Mass in Ordinary Form and 5:45 p.m. in Extraordinary Form, confessions at 7 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. (optional). Information: 317-636-4478 or info@holyrosary.org.      

December 12

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Maria Guild, Christmas Party and Pitch-In, noon. Information: 317-223-3687, vlgmimi@aol.com.

St. Monica Church, 6131 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis. Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass, includes Aztec dance, reception to follow in gym, 7 p.m. Information: 317-253-2193.

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.

December 16

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. Bartholomew Church, 1306 27th St., Columbus. 12th Annual Concert Series: A Jazzy Christmas, featuring St. Bartholomew Adult and Children’s Choirs, 7 p.m., free will offering. Complete list of all concerts: www.saintbartholomew.org under Music Ministry or bminut@stbparish.net.

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House Chapel, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Longest Night Prayer Service, led by Benedictine Father Adrian Burke, prayer and Scripture acknowledging those who mourn and struggle with loss during the holiday season, RSVP requested by not required, 6 p.m. CT. Information: 800-987-7380 or jkeller@abbeycaskets.com.

December 20

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

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1752 Scheller Lane, New Albany. The Longest Night: A Mass of Consolation, for people experiencing loss during the holidays, all welcome, 7-7:40 p.m. Information: 812-945-2374, tyost@olphna.org.

December 21

Our Lady of Peace Cemetery and Mausoleum, 9001 Haverstick Road, Indianapolis. Christmas Mass, 2 p.m. Information: 317-574-8898 or www.catholiccemeteries.cc.

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.

December 28

St. Michael the Archangel Church, 3354 W. 30th St., Indianapolis. Monthly Ecumenical Taizé Prayer Service, sung prayers, meditation and readings. 7-8 p.m. Information: 317-926-7359 or rectory@saintmichaelindy.org.

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General Announcements 

St. Bartholomew Parish to present ‘A Jazzy Christmas’ concert on Dec. 16

The music ministry of St. Bartholomew Parish, 1306 27th St., in Columbus, will present “A Jazzy Christmas” concert in the parish’s church at 7 p.m. on Dec. 16.

The concert will feature the St. Bartholomew Adult and Children’s Choir, and the Brass Choir under the direction of Bogdan Minut, the parish’s music director.

The program will include secular selections as well as works in celebration of the birth of Christ.

There is no admission, although a freewill offering will be accepted.

A complete list of the St. Bartholomew Concert Series can be found under Music Ministry at www.saintbartholomew.org.

For more information, call 317-379-9353 or e-mail bminut@stbparish.net.

 

Sisters of Providence to host annual Christmas Fun at the Woods on Dec. 9

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, in St. Mary-of-the-Woods, will host Christmas Fun at the Woods from 1-4 p.m. on Dec. 9. The doors will open at 12:30 p.m.

The event will feature rides by carriage, bus, wagon and trolley; a display of Nativity sets, a Christmas doll house and village; plus cookie decorating, face painting, Christmas sing-a-longs, Mrs. Claus and her elf, Christmas bingo, a bake sale, arts and crafts and the opportunity to visit with Santa at the While Violet Center for Eco-Justice.

Tours of the Saint Mother Theodore Guérin Shrine will also be available throughout the day.

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

Pre-registration is not required.

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

 

St. Agnes Academy Class of 1968 looking for alumnae for June reunion in Indy

Members of the Class of 1968 of the former St. Agnes Academy in Indianapolis are in the planning stages of organizing a 50th reunion, set for June 3, 2018.

They are searching for alumnae of their class in hopes of having as many classmates as possible attend the reunion.

For more information, call 317-340-7550 or e-mail padouglass@gmail.com.

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Retreats and Programs

November 17-19

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

November 18

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. Grieving Your Losses, exploring the relationship between grief and spirituality, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $45 includes lunch ($65 with CEU’s). Registration: 812-933-6437 or www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/.

November 21

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.

November 30

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Biblical Scenes: The Artwork of Sieger Koder, week three, Benedictine Sister Angela Jarboe and Patty Moore , 7-9 p.m., $25. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

December 1-2

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.

December 4

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Advent (an “FBI” program: Faith Building Institutions), in partnership with Fatima Retreat House, Ken Ogorek , join the sisters for evening prayer followed by dinner, presentation and discussion, 5-9 p.m., $35. Information and registration: 317-545-7681, ext. 107 or www.archindy.org/fatima.  

December 9

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Advent Reflection: Listening, Benedictine Sister Antoinette Purcell , 9-11:30 a.m., $35. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

December 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

December 15-17

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Sing Ye Noël, Benedictine Father Noël Mueller , $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

2018

January 16

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Series: Women, Wine and Song!, three Tuesdays, Providence Sisters Jan Craven and Paula Damiano ,  prayer, story-telling, music and wine, 7-8:30 p.m., $10 per session, $25 for three. Registration deadline: Jan 12. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/providence-center/events/.

January 20

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Poetry as Spiritual Practice: Reading, Praying and Writing, Providence Sister Mary Montgomery , read, write and share poetry as prayer and a life experience, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $45 includes lunch. Registration deadline: Jan. 15. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/providence-center/events/.

February 9-11

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Retreat for Busy Catholic Moms, Providence Sister Mary Montgomery , quiet reflection and spiritual enrichment for busy moms with time for sharing, Fri., 6:30 p.m.-Sun., 1:30 p.m., $215 includes lodging and meal, $125 without lodging. Registration deadline Feb. 2. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/providence-center/events.

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Winning Relationships-A Married Couples Retreat, Benedictine Father Noël Mueller , $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

February 17

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Learning to Talk Across Divides, Providence Sister Marie McCarthy , explore how to listen to , hear and learn from each other with respect, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $45 includes lunch. Registration deadline: Feb. 12. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/providence-center/events.

February 18

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Lenten Day of Solitude, Providence Sisters Jan Craven and Paula Damiano , reflections, quiet personal reflection, optional group sharing, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $45 includes lunch. Registration deadline: Feb. 12. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/providence-center/events.

February 20

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the­ Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Series: Art for the Soul, Providence Sister Rosemary Schmalz . four Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. Also offered from 7-9 p.m. at St. Patrick School, 449 S. 19th St., $50 for the series includes supplies. Registration deadline Feb. 13. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/providence-center/events.

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