December 15, 2017

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The Coming Month

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, Father Chris Wadelton leading and Imam Ahmad Al-Amine leading, Eyas Raddad presenting on common threads of the faith traditions regarding Christ and Mary, 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 and 10 p.m. CT.

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.

December 31

St. Monica Church, 6131 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis. New Year’s Eve Adoration and Midnight Mass, 11 p.m. adoration, midnight Mass, followed by breakfast and fellowship, bring a breakfast dish to share. Information: 317-253-2193 or dbartet@comcast.net.

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.

St. Malachy Church, 9833 E. County Road, Brownsburg. Catholics Returning Home Series, for non-practicing Catholics who are seeking answers to questions about returning to the Church, six consecutive Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Information: 317-650-5751 or 317-852-3195.

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.

January 13

St. John Paul II Parish, St. Paul Campus, 216 Schellers Ave., Sellersburg. “Christ Alive in You-The Discipline of ‘Living Christ’ in the World,” 4-8 p.m. Mass followed by mini-retreat and dinner, Benedictine Father Adrian Burke presenting, free. Information: 812-246-3969.

January 14

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.

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General Announcements 

St. Philip Neri Parish to host Christian-Muslim prayer service on Dec. 17

A Christian-Muslim prayer service called “Discovering the Common Love of Jesus and Mary” will be held at St. Philip Neri Church, 550 N. Rural St., in Indianapolis, from 4-5 p.m. on Dec. 17.

Father Chris Wadelton, St. Philip Neri’s pastor, and Imam Ahmad Al-Amine will lead the service celebrating the common love and admiration of Jesus and the Virgin Mary in the two faiths.

Eyas Raddad will present on the importance and love of the person of Jesus and the Virgin Mary from the Islamic tradition.

A reception with light refreshments and an opportunity for questions and answers will follow until 6 p.m.

For information, call 317-631-8746.

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Retreats and Programs

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.

January 9

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. World Religions, based on the PBS series Religions of the World, Benedictine Sister Angela Jarboe and Patty Moore presenting, six Tuesdays, Jan. 16, 23, 30, and Feb. 13 and 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $25 per session or $140 for six. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

January 14

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Meaningful Matinees, viewing of the movie War Room, followed by informal discussion, 2-5 p.m., free will offering. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

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, Jan. 23 and 30. 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 17

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Personal Day of Retreat, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $35 includes room for the day and lunch, spiritual direction available for additional $30. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

January 18

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Nature Nights, Benedictine Sister Sheila Fitzpatrick presenting, 7-8:30 p.m., free will offering. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

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 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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