August 28, 2020

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The Coming Month - - - General - - - Retreats 

The Coming Month

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

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

FBLS Family Life center (St. Rita Gym), 1800 N. Arsenal Ave., Indianapolis. Franciscan Health and St. Rita Healthy Initiatives Clinic, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., flu clinic, flu shots, free with insurance, $15 without insurance, reservations recommended. Reservations: 317-632-9349, 616-299-3765 or online at cutt.ly/SRfluclinic.

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

St. 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.

St. Anthony Parish, 4773 Church Rd., Morris. St. Anthony Church Labor Day Picnic, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., drive-thru chicken dinner includes half chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, green beans, slaw, $12, half chicken $6, whole chicken $12, grand raffle $20 per ticket. Information: 812-934-6218 or parishoffice@stanthonymorris.org.

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.

October 2

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.

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General Announcements 

Creation Care Ministry taking tree and flower seed orders through Sept. 8

The archdiocesan Creation Care Ministry is hosting a Season of Creation Tree and Flower Extravaganza by selling trees and wildflower seed packets through Sept. 8.

The ministry will take orders for four tree varieties from the Woody Warehouse: swamp white oak, white pine, serviceberry and black chokeberry. Woody Warehouse grows trees with seeds collected from native tree stands in Indiana. All trees will be in 3-gallon containers and ready to plant this fall.

The ministry will also accept orders for four different types of wildflower seed mix packets supplied by Urban Farmer. The seed mixes are for spring planting, and are of untreated, non-GMO varieties.

The ministry is offering this sale for the Season of Creation, as called for by Pope Francis, which takes place from Sept. 1 to Oct. 4 each year, encouraging faith communities around the world to restore relationships with each other and all creation.

There is a requested donation of $20 per tree and $10 per seed packet. Trees will be available for pickup at several locations around central and southern Indiana, and seed packets will be mailed.

For more information or to order, visit www.ourcommonhome.org/trees or call 317-788-7581, ext. 2.

 

Our Lady of Fatima to offer retreat for suicide-loss survivors on Sept. 26-27

“You Are Not Alone Retreat: A Weekend of Hope and Healing for Survivors of Suicide Loss” will be offered at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St. in Indianapolis, from 1-8 p.m. on Sept. 26 and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sept. 27.

Retreat leaders Christine Turo-Shields, LCSW, Father James Farrell, Providence Sister Connie Kramer and loss survivors Lisa Thibault and Judy Proctor will address the emotional, spiritual and healing journey after suicide loss through this program for loss survivors.

The retreat is $25 per person or $50 per married couple and includes program, meals, snacks and guest room to use during the program. Optional overnight accommodations are available for an additional fee.

For information and registration, contact Jennifer Burger at 317-545-7681 or jburger@archindy.org, or visit www.archindy.org/fatima.

 

Online weekly study of Corinthians offered by St. Michael in Greenfield starting on Sept. 3

An online weekly Bible study of the First and Second Letters of St. Paul to the Corinthians will be offered by St. Michael Parish in Greenfield from 1-2:30 p.m. each Thursday beginning on Sept. 3 and running through Dec. 17.

These sessions will be taught by a team of lay teachers who are graduates of Guadalupe Bible College, and will focus on how the earliest of St. Paul’s epistles address a number of abuses in the Corinthian Church after its founding, including some that are similar to issues we face in the Church and in culture today.

The Bible study is free, but attendees will need a Bible. To register or for more information, please e-mail Darlene Davis at ljdarlene@gmail.com.

 

St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities seeks donors for matching grant

St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities in New Albany is one of several organizations receiving donations through the online Give for Good Louisville fundraising campaign held on Sept. 17. On that day, donors can go to www.giveforgoodlouisville.org, select St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities and donate to the organization.

Additionally, if 200 individuals donate to St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities, the organization will receive $9,000 as part of a matching donation challenge.

St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities seeks to affirm the dignity of and respect for all human life by assisting individuals and families in need to achieve empowerment and self-sufficiency. They do so through several programs: help for mothers and women in crisis pregnancies, residential programs, a community distribution program, supported living efforts and Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana.

 

Birthline ministry has new location

The archdiocesan Birthline ministry for mothers and women in a crisis pregnancy has moved to the second floor of the Xavier Building at 1435 Illinois St. in Indianapolis.

Birthline will start seeing clients there during the first week of September.

Also starting the first week of September, donations will be received at the Xavier Building entrance from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

For more than information, to volunteer or to donate, contact Keri Carroll, Birthline coordinator, at kcarroll@archindy.org or 317-236-1433.

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Retreats and Programs

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 11-13

Dominican Sisters of Peace online. Listening to God’s Call with Open Hearts, virtual discernment retreat, 4-8 p.m. Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 12, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 13, for single women 18-45 to meet and talk with Sisters, women in formation and others discerning a call to religious life, free. Information: Dominican Sister Bea Tiboldi, 614-400-1255 or BTiboldi@oppeace.org. Registration: bit.ly/39LFhtl.

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, $35. Information and registration: Jennifer Burger, 317-545-7681, jburger@archindy.org, www.archindy.org/fatima.

September 25

Sisters of St. Francis Grounds, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. A Day of Quiet Renewal, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., self-guided tour or private retreat, dine at local restaurants or bring packed lunch, room with bathroom available, $20 or $70 with spiritual direction. Information and registration: 812-933-6437 or cutt.ly/oldbgprograms.

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 for women who have been sexually abused, $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.

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