August 7, 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, www.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

Into the Heart virtual formation opportunity for catechists of teens, sponsored by archdiocesan Office of Youth Ministry, 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 18

Human Trafficking 101 virtual Zoom presentation, kickoff event for archdiocese’s new Anti-Trafficking Ministry, 6:30-8 p.m., free but RSVP required. Registration and information: archindy.org/trafficking.

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.

August 31

The Villages of Indiana online Foster Parenting Virtual Information Night, 6-8 p.m., for those interested in becoming a foster parent, free. Information and registration: 800-874-6880 or www.villageskids.org.

September 1

Holy Spirit Church, 7243 E. 10th St., Indianapolis. World Day of Prayer for Creation Care prayer service, 7 p.m., social distancing and masks required, enter through east door near rear parking lot. Information: 317-353-9404.

September 2

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.  

September 4

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart, following 11:45 a.m. Mass, prayer, reflection and lunch, registration not required, freewill offering. Information: www.mountsaintfrancis.org, 812-923-8817.

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, www.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.

September 5

St. Michael Church, 145 St. Michael Blvd., Brookville. First Saturday Marian Devotional Prayer Group, Mass, devotional prayers, Rosary, 8 a.m. Information: 765-647-5462.

John Paul II Parish, St. Paul Chapel, 216 Schellers Ave., Sellersburg. First Saturday Marian Devotion, 8 a.m. rosary, meditation, prayer; 8:30 a.m. Mass with confessions prior. Information: 812-246-3522.

September 8

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.

September 12

Gathering of Disciples online event, for catechists, evangelizers and RCIA teams, 9 a.m.-noon, Tim Staples keynote speaker, bilingual in English and Spanish, parish assessment of $10 per person, $50 maximum per parish. Information and registration: cutt.ly/gathering or 317-236-1550.

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General Announcements 

Office of Catechesis to host fifth annual Gathering of Disciples online on Sept. 12

The archdiocesan Office of Catechesis will host its fifth annual “Gathering of Disciples” formation event from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 12.

The event—offered in English and Spanish—is designed for catechists, evangelizers, Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) team members and all who are passionate about worship, evangelization and worship.

The keynote speaker is Tim Staples, author and director of apologetics and evangelization for Catholic Answers. Other speakers include Danny Klee, Bill Keimig and a member from The Magis Center. The Hussey Brothers will provide music and a witness.

Topics during the event include connecting religion and science, teaching tips for catechists of middle school and high school youths, building on the RCIA experience, and the role of apologetics in parish evangelization outreach.

Parish groups and individuals are both welcome. The cost is $10 per person, with a $50 maximum per parish. When registering, the ticket price will be listed as “free” because parishes will be assessed for the cost of registration.

For more information or to register, go to cutt.ly/gathering or call 317-236-1550.

 

The Villages to offer free, online foster parent information sessions

The Villages of Indiana will host two virtual foster parent information sessions via Zoom from 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 31 and Sept. 28.

Sessions are for anyone who is interested in becoming a foster parent to help 17,000 Hoosier children currently in need of safe, loving homes.

The Villages of Indiana is the state’s largest private therapeutic foster care provider. The agency provides training and 24-hour professional support for families who are willing to provide loving foster homes for children, especially sibling groups and teens.

For more information or to register, call The Villages at 800-874-6880 or visit www.villageskids.org.

 

Archdiocesan Anti-trafficking Ministry to kick off online on Aug. 18

The archdiocesan Anti-trafficking Ministry will hold a virtual Zoom Kick-Off from 6:30-8 p.m. on

Aug. 18. The online event features a Human Trafficking 101 presentation that focuses on education, prevention and support of victims and survivors.

There is no cost to attend; however, registration is required. For more information or to register, go to www.archindy.org/trafficking or contact Theresa Chamblee at 317-236-1404 or tchamblee@archindy.org.

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Retreats and Programs

August 4

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 for additional fee of $30 (must be scheduled in advance). Registration: www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs.  Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org,  317-788-7581

August 7-9

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Tobit Marriage Preparation Weekend, includes meals, snacks and accommodations, $298 per couple. Registration: www.archindy.org/fatima/calendar/tobit. Information: Cheryl McSweeney, cmcsweeney@archindy.org, 317- 545-7681, ext. 106.

August 8

St. Mark the Evangelist, 535 East Edgewood Avenue, Indianapolis. Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation Retreat, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., social distanced, masks required, includes materials, morning coffee and a boxed lunch, $135 per couple plus $7 online processing fee. Registration and information: archindy.org/precana, alasher@archindy.org or 317-592-4007

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. (Please 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. 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. 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 for additional fee of $30 (must be scheduled in advance). Registration: www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs.  Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org,  317-788-7581

September 12

St. Agnes, 1008 McLary Road, Nashville. Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation Retreat, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., social distanced, masks required, includes materials, morning coffee and a boxed lunch, $135 per couple plus $7 online processing fee. Registration and information: archindy.org/precana, alasher@archindy.org or 317-592-4007

September 12 and 19

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, No Regrets: A two-part Sage-ing® Presentation (via Zoom), part one Sept. 12, part two Sept. 19, check-in 9 a.m., presentation 9:30 a.m.-noon, presented by Alan Rider. $60. Information and registration: www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs. Questions: 317-788-7581.

September 18-20

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Tobit Marriage Preparation Weekend, includes meals, snacks and accommodations, $298 per couple. Registration: www.archindy.org/fatima/calendar/tobit. Information: Cheryl McSweeney, cmcsweeney@archindy.org, 317- 545-7681, ext. 106.

September 22

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.

September 26-27

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. You Are Not Alone Retreat: A Weekend of Hope and Healing for survivors of suicide loss, led by Christine Turo-Shields LCSW, Father Jim Farrell, Providence Sister Connie Kramer and loss survivors Lisa Thibault and Judy Proctor, Sat. 1-8 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., includes program, meals, snacks, guest room to use during the program, $25/person or $50/ married couple, optional overnight accommodations for additional fee. Information and registration: Jennifer Burger, 317-545-7681, jburger@archindy.org, www.archindy.org/fatima.

October 1, 8, 15, 22

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Me Too: From Shame to Survivor, 7-9 p.m., presented by Rachel Waltz, $60. Due to the sensitivity of this topic, we ask that participants commit to all four sessions. Registration:  www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs.  Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org,  317-788-7581.

October 6

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 for additional fee of $30 (must be scheduled in advance). Registration: www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs.  Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org,  317-788-7581

October 24

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. SoulCollage®, 7-9 p.m., presented by Lisa Heckaman and Lisa Hess, includes lunch and materials, $110. Registration:  www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs.  Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org,  317-788-7581.

November 4

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 for additional fee of $30 (must be scheduled in advance). Registration: www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs.  Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org, 317-788-7581

November 7

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove, Breaking Free: Coping with Anxiety, 9 a.m.-noon, presented by Rachel Waltz, $40. Registration: www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs.  Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org, 317-788-7581.

November 21

Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center, 8220 West State Road 48, Bloomington. Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation Retreat, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., social distanced, masks required, includes materials, morning coffee and a boxed lunch, $135 per couple plus $7 online processing fee. Registration and information: archindy.org/precana, alasher@archindy.org or 317-592-4007.

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