July 31, 2020

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The Coming Month

August 5

MCL Cafeteria, 5520 Castleton Corner Lane, Indianapolis. Solo Seniors, 5 p.m., Catholic, educational, charitable and social singles—separated, widowed or divorced—age 50 and older, new members welcome, also call about regular Friday night dinner events. Information: 317-796-8605 or 317-243-0777.

August 7

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

Our Lady of the Greenwood Church, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood. First Friday bilingual 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: 317-759-7309, msross1@hotmail.com.

August 11

Sisters of Providence online “Act justly, Love tenderly, Walk humbly” Monthly Taizé Prayer Service, 7-8 p.m., silent and spoken prayers, simple music, silence. Link: cutt.ly/Taize. Information: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org.

August 15

Office of Youth Ministry online “Into the Heart” virtual formation opportunity, 9 a.m.-noon, $20 per person for groups of 1-4, $15 per person for groups of five or more. Information: 317-592-4006 or emastronicola@archindy.org.

August 16

St. Nicholas Parish, 6461 E. St. Nicholas Dr., Sunman, Drive-thru Chicken Dinner, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., outdoor dining area available, $10 dinner, $12 whole chicken, $6 half-chicken. Information: 812-623-2964 or parishoffice@stnicholas-sunman.org.

August 19

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

August 20

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.

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

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General Announcements 

Pre Cana-marriage preparation retreats to be offered again starting on Aug. 8

Beginning in August, the archdiocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life will offer Pre-Cana retreats for couples preparing for the sacrament of marriage. At these one-day sessions, engaged couples listen to and discuss topics that help them plan a marriage that will withstand the test of time.

The first retreat will take place on Aug. 8 at St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, 535 E. Edgewood Ave., in Indianapolis. A second retreat will be offered on Sept. 12 at St. Agnes Parish, 1008 McLary Road, in Nashville. A third session will take place on Nov. 21 at Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center, 8220 West State Road 48, in Bloomington.

Space will be limited to allow for social distancing, and masks will be required. Registration is $135 per couple, including materials, morning coffee and a boxed lunch.

To register and for more information, visit archindy.org/precana or contact the archdiocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life by e-mailing Abby Lasher at alasher@archindy.org or calling (317) 592-4007.

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Retreats and Programs

August 13

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Peace & Nature Garden Walk, 7-8:30 p.m., presented by Benedictine Sister Angela Jarboe, free, donations accepted, register in advance. Registration:  www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs.  Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org, 317-788-7581.

August 18

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Day of Silence, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., self-directed retreat, includes a room to use for the day, continental breakfast, Mass, lunch and the use of the common areas and grounds of the retreat house, $35. Information and registration: Jennifer Burger, 317-545-7681, jburger@archindy.org, www.archindy.org/fatima.

August 19

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “What I Learned from the Saints,” An Evening of Reflection with Father Jim Farrell, 5:30–9:30 p.m., $40, includes light supper. Information and registration: Jennifer Burger, 317-545-7681, jburger@archindy.org, www.archindy.org/fatima.

August 21-22

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. The Gates of Heaven are Everywhere—A Merton Retreat, presented by Sylvia Harrison, includes room and meals, $175. Registration:  www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs.  Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org, 317-788-7581.

August 24

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “What I Learned from the Saints,” A Day of Reflection with Father Jim Farrell, 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., $40, includes lunch. Information and registration: Jennifer Burger, 317-545-7681, jburger@archindy.org, www.archindy.org/fatima.

September 9

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Personal Day of Retreat, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., includes private room for the day and lunch, $40, spiritual direction additional $30 (must be scheduled in advance). Registration:  www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs.  Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org,  317-788-7581.

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