August 21, 2020

Events Calendar

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The Coming Month

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 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, 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, 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 7

St. Peter Parish, 1207 East Road, Brookville. Drive Thru/Walk Up Chicken Dinner, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., whole and half chickens, livers and gizzards, dinners include dessert, raffles available, adult dinner $12, child dinner $6. Information: 765-647-5462 or brookvilleparishes@gmail.com.

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

September 16

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

September 17

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.

September 28

The Villages of Indiana online, Foster Parenting Virtual Information Night, 6-8 p.m., for those interested in becoming a foster parent, no fee. For more information or to register call The Villages at 800-874-6880 or visit www.villageskids.org.

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General Announcements 

New Fatima film to debut in theaters and on-demand on Aug. 28

A new feature film titled Fatima, about the1917 apparitions and miracles of the Virgin Mary in Fátima, Portugal, will debut in select theaters in the Indianapolis area and premium video on demand (PVOD) on Aug. 28.

The film tells the story of Lucia, a 10-year-old girl, and her two younger cousins who witness multiple visitations of the Virgin Mary, and how these experiences transform their quiet lives and bring the attention of a world yearning for peace.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, show times, locations and PVOD services have not been set. However, they will be listed on the film’s web site closer to the release date. For more information and to view the trailer, visit fatimathemovie.com.

 

Holy Spirit Parish to host World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation service on Sept. 1

A prayer service for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation will take place at Holy Spirit Church, 7243 E. 10th St., in Indianapolis, at 7 p.m. on Sept. 1.

In his proclamation establishing this day of prayer in 2019, Pope Francis said, “I strongly encourage the faithful to pray in these days that, as the result of a timely ecumenical initiative, are being celebrated as a Season of Creation.”

This season of increased prayer and effort on behalf of our common home begins Sept. 1 on the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and ends on Oct. 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

Prayers during the service will be offered for all the people, animals and plants of creation. Social distancing will be observed, and masks are required. Enter the church near the rear parking lot.

For more information, call Holy Spirit Parish at 317-353-9404.

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Retreats and Programs

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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