December 8, 2017

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The Coming Month

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.

Tow Yard Brewing Company, 501 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. Christmas Clean the Closet 5K Run/Walk benefiting St. Vincent de Paul, clothing drop off locations along the race route, $25 per person. Information and registration: www.svdpindy.org/event/christmas-clean-the-closet-5k-runwalk.

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 11-14

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. Nicholas Church, 6461 E. St. Nicholas Dr., Sunman. Healing Mass, 6:30 p.m. praise and worship, 7 p.m. Mass, Oblate of Mary Immaculate Father Richard McAlear presiding, opportunity for confession. Information: 812-569-7103.

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.

Father Thomas Scecina Memorial High School, 5000 Nowland Ave., Indianapolis. Serra Club Mass for Vocations, school Mass followed by coffee and donuts, 9:30 a.m.  Information: 317-748-1478 or smclaughlin@holyspirit.cc.

December 15

Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange, Indiana director for Drug Prevention Jim McClelland presenting, Mass 7 a.m., buffet breakfast and program following. $15 members, $21 non-members. Information, registration: www.catholicbusinessexchange.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. Michael Church, 3354 W. 30th St., Indianapolis. Simbang Gabi Filipino Mass and Reception, sponsored by Filipino Ministry and archdiocesan Office of Intercultural Ministry, 5:30 p.m. Information: 317-261-3380.

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.

Sacred Heart Church, 1530 Union St., Indianapolis. Vox Sacra Advent and Christmas Music Concert, free, 7 p.m. Information: 317-236-1483, 1-800-382-9836, ext. 1483, ctuley@archindy.org or www.voxsacra.com.

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

December 17

St. Philip Neri Church, 550 N. Rural St., Indianapolis. Christian-Muslim Prayer Service: Discovering the Common love of Jesus and Mary, Imam Ahmad Al-Amine and Father Chris Wadelton leading, Dr. Eyas Raddad presenting on the common threads of the faith traditions, 4-5 p.m. prayer service, 5-6 p.m. light reception with opportunity for questions. Information: 317-631-8746.

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.

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis.  Leave the Light On: Sacrament of Reconciliation, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.  Information: 317-545-7681, ext. 107 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

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 24

SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Christmas Eve Liturgies, 5 p.m. Vigil Mass, 10 p.m. Mass with Archbishop Charles C. Thompson, parking available for both Masses from 4 p.m.-midnight behind the cathedral and at the Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Catholic Center, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis.

Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Christmas Eve Festival of Lessons and Carols, Scripture readings, prayer, singing of carols and candle lighting, 7-8 p.m., open to all faith traditions.

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Christmas Eve Liturgies, 7 p.m. CT Vigil Mass, 10 p.m. CT Mass.

December 25

SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Christmas Mass, 10:30 a.m.

Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Christmas Mass, 11 a.m.

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Christmas Mass, 9:30 a.m. CT.

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.

January 2

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 3

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 5

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.

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

January 6

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.

January 9

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.

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.

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General Announcements 

‘Longest Night’ prayer service and Mass scheduled for those grieving during the holidays

A “Longest Night” prayer service and a Longest Night Mass of Consolation will be held in the archdiocese for those who mourn and struggle with loss during the holiday season.

Abbey Caskets, a ministry of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, will host a Service of the Longest Night at the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House Chapel, 200 Hill Dr., in St. Meinrad, at 6 p.m. CT on Dec. 16. Benedictine Father Adrian Burke will lead the prayer service, which will include prayer, Scripture and music.

All are welcome. Reservations are requested (but not required) by calling 800-987-7380 or e-mailing info@abbeycaskets.com.

A Longest Night Mass of Consolation will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1752 Scheller Ln., in New Albany, at 7 p.m. on Dec. 20. The Mass is open to the public, and all those in attendance will be offered a keepsake.

For information about the Mass, call 812-945-2374 or e-mail tyost@olphna.org.

 

Sisters of Providence announce Christmas prayer and service times

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods have announced their Christmas prayer and liturgy times, all of which will be celebrated in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, in St. Mary-of-the-Woods.

Mass on the Sundays of Advent will be at 11 a.m. on Dec. 10, 17 and 24. Advent Vespers will be offered at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 and 17.

The Christmas Eve Festival of Lessons and Carols will be held from 7-8 p.m. on Dec. 24 and will include Scripture readings, prayer, singing of carols and candle lighting.

Christmas Day Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Dec. 25.

All services are open to people of all faith traditions.

 

St. John’s hosting Christkindl Village Christmas Festival on Dec. 15-17

St. John the Evangelist Parish, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis, will host its annual Christkindl Village Christmas Festival on Dec. 15-17.

The three-day holiday gathering will include booths, a live animal nativity, children and teen activities, photos with St. Nicholas, German food, beer and wine.

The hours are from 5-9 p.m. on Dec. 15, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 16, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 17.

For more information, call 317-635-2020 or visit www.stjohnsindy.org/christkindl-village.html.

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Retreats and Programs

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 11

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Advent Morning of Reflection: My Soul in Stillness Waits…Truly Our Hope is in You, Father Tom Widner and Mary Schaffner presenting, 8:30-11 a.m., $35 includes program with Mass, breakfast and lunch. Registration is required: 317-545-7681, ext. 107 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

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 19-20

Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center, 8220 W. State Road 48, Bloomington. Divine Mercy Retreat, Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy Sister M. Caterina Esselen and Sister M. Confida Gilera presenting. Information and registration: www.motheroftheredeemer.com or 812-825-4642, ext. 1.

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 presenting, read, write and share poetry as prayer and 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 16-18

Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center, 8220 W. State Road 48, Bloomington. Following Our Holy Desires, Jesuit Father William Blazek presenting. Information and registration: www.motheroftheredeemer.com or 812-825-4642, ext. 1.

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 presenting, 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 presenting, 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 presenting, four Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. or 7-9 p.m. at St. Patrick School, 449 S. 19th St., $50 for the series includes supplies. Registration deadline Feb. 13. Information, registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/providence-center/events/.

March 3

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Walking in the Footsteps of a Saint, Providence Sister Mary Montgomery presenting, walk in the footsteps of Saint Mother Theodore Guérin, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $45 includes lunch. Registration deadline: Feb. 26. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/providence-center/events/.

March 8-11

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Christian Hospitality, for secretaries and parish administrators, Benedictine Father Adrian Burke presenting, $350 single, $515 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

March 10

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Praying with the Mystics: Hildegard of Bingen, Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Siena, Providence Sister Cathy Campbell presenting, a study of their life, writings and prayer, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $45 includes lunch. Registration deadline: March 5. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/providence-center/events.

March 13

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 , 2-8 p.m., quiet reflection, prayer and input with Taizé prayer to conclude the day, all faith traditions welcome, $25 includes dinner, registration March 8. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/providence-center/events.

March 16-18

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.

March 17

Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center, 8220 W. State Road 48, Bloomington. Lenten Day of Reflection: Saint Patrick and Lent, Dominican Father Patrick Hyde presenting. Information and registration: www.motheroftheredeemer.com or 812-825-4642, ext. 1.

March 23-25

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

March 24

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Christian Unity: An Honest Dialogue, Rev. Terri Hord Owens presenting, understanding Christian denominations and traditions to achieve unity, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $45 includes lunch. Registration deadline: March 19. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/providence-center/events.

March 28-April 1

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

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