December 22, 2017

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The Coming Month

December 24

SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Christmas Eve Liturgies, 5 p.m. Vigil Mass, 10 p.m. Mass During the Night 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 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.

St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, 535 E. Edgewood Ave., Indianapolis. Welcoming Catholics Home Series, for non-practicing Catholics seeking answers to questions about returning to the Church, six consecutive Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
Information: 317-787-8246, ext. 104 or www.stmarkindy.org.

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.

January 17

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

January 18

St. Joseph Parish, 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. Information: 317-244-9002.

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

January 19

St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 7575 Holliday Dr. E., Indianapolis. Dr. Ray Guarendi: “Standing Strong as a Parent,” clinical psychologist, author, speaker, EWTN radio and television host, 7-9 p.m., free but registration required, babysitting available. Registration: goo.gl/5UHacs. Information: 317-259-4373, ext. 256 or dcarollo@stluke.org.

Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange, Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch presenting,

Mass 7 a.m., buffet breakfast and program following. $15 members, $21 non-members.

Information, registration: www.catholicbusinessexchange.org.

St. Jude School, 5375 McFarland Road, Indianapolis. Kindergarten Open House, for prospective students and families, 12:30-2 p.m. Information: 317-784-6828. www.sjsindy.org.

January 20

SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral Parish Parlor, 1347 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Funeral Vigil Service Workshop, for ecclesial lay ministers presiding at a funeral vigil in the absence of a priest or deacon, Father Patrick Beidelman presenting, 9 a.m.-noon. Information: Deb VanVelse, 317-236-1586, dvanvelse@archindy.org.

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.

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General Announcements 

St. Luke the Evangelist Church to present radio and television host Dr. Ray Guarendi

Dr. Ray Guarendi, clinical psychologist, author and Eternal Word Television Network radio and television host, will present “Standing Strong as a Parent” at St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 7575 Holliday Dr., E., in Indianapolis, from 7-9 p.m. on Jan. 19.

This event is sponsored by the St. Luke the Evangelist Marriage and Family Ministries in partnership with the north deanery parishes of the archdiocese. The event is free, but registration is required at www.stluke.org/church-news/parents-standing-strong.

For more information or to reserve childcare, contact Gospel of Life Sister Diane Carollo at dcarollo@stluke.org or 317-259-4373, ext. 256.

 

Training workshop offered for lay ministers leading funeral vigil services

A training workshop for ecclesial lay ministers to lead funeral vigil services in the absence of a priest or deacon will be held at the SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral Rectory, 1347 N. Meridian St., in Indianapolis, from 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 20.

The training will be presented by Father Patrick J. Beidelman, executive director of the archdiocesan Secretariat for Worship and Evangelization.

Reservations are not required.

For more information, contact Deb VanVelse at 317-236-1586 or dvanvelse@archindy.org.

 

Christmas crèches on display at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library through Jan. 7

An exhibit of Christmas crèches from around the world are on display in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library, 200 Hill Dr., in St. Meinrad, through Jan. 7.

The crèches represent diverse regions and cultures in a variety of styles and media, such as porcelain, wood, glazed tile, glass, cloth, stone, metals and ceramic.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

For library hours, call 812-357-6401, 800-987-7311 or visit www.saintmeindrad.edu/library/hours. All times are CT.

The library is closed on Dec. 23-26 and on Dec. 30-Jan. 1.

 

Catholics Returning Home to be offered at St. Malachy Church starting in January

An ongoing series called “Catholics Returning Home” will be offered at St. Malachy Church, 9833 E. County Road 750 N., in Brownsburg, on six consecutive Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. beginning on Jan. 2.

These sessions are for non-practicing Catholics who are seeking answers to questions about returning to the Church. There will be informal sharing and an update of the Catholic faith.

For more information, call 317-650-5751.

 

St. John Paul II Parish to host Mass, mini-retreat and dinner on Jan. 13

A Mass, dinner and mini-retreat will be held at St. John Paul II Parish’s St. Paul Chapel, 216 Schellers Ave., in Sellersburg, at 4 p.m. on Jan. 13.

Benedictine Father Adrian Burke will present on “Christ Alive in You—The Discipline of ‘Living Christ’ in the World.” A dinner will follow the presentation.

All are invited to this free event. Reservations are requested by calling 812‑246-3969.

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Retreats and Programs

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 presenting, 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, 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 presenting, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 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, 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.

April 6-8

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Spring Come and See Weekend, single women ages 18-42 invited to learn more about the community and becoming a Sister of Providence. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or

www.spsmw.org/event/come-and-see-weekend/

April 14

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. An Introduction to Christian Meditation and Contemplative Prayer, discover the origin of various prayer methods, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $45 includes lunch. Registration deadline: April 9. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/providence-center/events/.

April 20-22

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Bible Bootcamp: The Basics, Benedictine Father Zachary Wilberding presenting, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center, 8220 W. State Road 48, Bloomington. The Eucharist, Congregation of the Mission Father Bill Rhinehart presenting. Information and registration: www.motheroftheredeemer.com or 812-825-4642, ext. 1.

April 25

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Christ, Storytelling and You, Father Jim Farrell presenting, experience the Gospel through storytelling, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $45 includes lunch. Registration deadline: April 20. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/providence-center/events/.

April 27-29

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

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