Upcoming Event

JANUARY 2018

January 17 – 20, 2018 – Save the Date – 9th Knights of Columbus Trip to 2018 National March for Life

The Knights of Columbus are now taking reservations for the 9th Annual Trip to the 2018 National March for Life in Washington, DC on January 17 – 20th. Cost is $285 – price includes round-trip on touring bus, Rally and March, hotel for 2 nights-double occupancy, 2 full breakfasts, box lunch for the march, Friday night banquet. $150 due before September 10th. For more information contact Michael Velasco, State Culture of Life Director, at 219-663-0509. To print a registration form

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January 18 – 26, 2018: 9 Days for Life

An annual period of prayer and action focused on cherishing the gift of every person's life. www.9daysforlife.com

"One Night of Prayer, Penance, and Pilgrimage" is a short guide suggesting ideas for introducing 9 Days for Life with a special event or as part of regular programming. Although developed for youth and young adult ministers, the suggestions are adaptable for other age groups. Please visit www.usccb.org/onenightofprayer for more information or to print Flier.

Living out Christmas in the New Year

How do we live out the message of Christmas in the New Year, rather than pack it away with the ornaments? NineDaysforlife

Each year the Octave Day of Christmas falls on the first day of the New Year, on which we also celebrate the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God.

Her open heart and courageous “yes” to God show us how to live year-round—with hearts open to the Lord, following where He leads. We are called to place our trust in Him, to enter compassionately into the suffering of others, and to love one another as Christ loves us. Like Our Blessed Mother welcomed Jesus, we are called to cherish and protect the gift of human life, at every stage and in every circumstance.

One way to live out the message of Christmas and follow Our Lady’s example is to join 9 Days for Life, a digital pilgrimage of prayer and charitable action.

The U.S. Catholic bishops invite you to join thousands of Catholics nationwide from Thursday, January 18 – Friday, January 26.

Join today at www.9daysforlife.com!

January 19 – 20, 2018: Pre-Cana Conference

The Pre-Cana conference is a 1 or 1.5 day workshop (depending on location) that uses theJoy-Filled Marriage Program. This program prepares couples to live a Joy-filled marriage, and addresses the issues and challenges engaged couples face today. Heavily rooted in Pope St. John Paul II'sTheology of the Body, the program has two basic components- Life Skills and Catechetical. It will be held at St. Simon the Apostle (8155 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46236). First day takes place from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.; Second day goes from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Click here To Register or visit www.archindy.org/precana to see other Pre-Cana dates for the 2018 year.

January 20, 2018: Training for Lay Ministers to Lead Funeral Vigil Services

Rev. Patrick J. Beidelman, S.T.L., Executive Director of the Secretariat for Worship and Evangelization, will offer a training workshop for ecclesial lay ministers to lead funeral Vigil Services in the absence of a priest or deacon.  The training session will be held in the parlor of SS Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1400 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis 46202.  For more information please contact Deb VanVelse 317-236-1586 or dvanvelse@live.com.

January 22, 2018 - Indiana March for Life

Save the date! Monday, January 22, 2018 is the 45th solemn anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling in the United States of America. To remember that date, we will begin the day with Mass with both Archbishop Charles Thompson of Indianapolis and Bishop Timothy Doherty of the Diocese of Lafayette at St. John the Evangelist Church in Indianapolis at Noon. This day will also include Mass, a march to the capitol building, Abby Johnson - keynote speaker, a prayer service, and wrap up with at Youth Rally back at St. John's. More details are to come, but mark your calendars. It is sure to be a powerful event for individuals, youth, and families of Indiana!

January 26-28, 2018: Worldwide Marriage Encounter, Fort Wayne

Remember when your spouse was your best friend? Looking for some time away from daily stresses to reconnect with that best friend? Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a great way for that to happen! You'll spend the weekend focusing on your relationship and rekindling the love you have for each other. God has blessed you with the Sacrament of Marriage and this weekend embraces that sacrament. Whether you are newlyweds or have been married many years, this weekend is designed for you. To learn more or to apply to attend, visit www.wwme.org.

February 2018

February 9 - 10, 2018: Pre-Cana Conference- Batesville

The Pre-Cana conference is a 1 or 1.5 day workshop (depending on location) that uses theJoy-Filled Marriage Program. This program prepares couples to live a Joy-filled marriage, and addresses the issues and challenges engaged couples face today. Heavily rooted in Pope St. John Paul II'sTheology of the Body, the program has two basic components- Life Skills and Catechetical. It will be held at Batesville Deanery. First day takes place from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.; Second day goes from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Click here To Register or visit www.archindy.org/precana to see other Pre-Cana dates for the 2018 year.

March 2018

March 3, 2018: Pre-Cana Conference - St. Agnes, Nashville

The Pre-Cana conference is a 1 or 1.5 day workshop (depending on location) that uses theJoy-Filled Marriage Program. This program prepares couples to live a Joy-filled marriage, and addresses the issues and challenges engaged couples face today. Heavily rooted in Pope St. John Paul II'sTheology of the Body, the program has two basic components- Life Skills and Catechetical. It will be held at St. Agnes (1008 McLary Road, Nashville, IN 47448). First day takes place from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.; Second day goes from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Click here To Register or visit www.archindy.org/precana to see other Pre-Cana dates for the 2018 year.

March 9 – 10, 2018: Rachel Vineyard Healing Retreat

If you are suffering after abortion, you may feel very alone. You may have experienced abortion many years ago and never told anyone. You may be struggling with a more recent abortion. Regardless of the circumstances, healing is possible.A Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat will be held March 9 – 10, 2018 in the greater Indianapolis area for women and men who seeking healing. The weekend combines living scripture meditations, spiritual exercises, and discussions in a guided process that leads to the heart of God’s love and compassion. If you would like to learn or to register for this retreat, please contact (317) 452-0054 or projectrachel@archindy.org. For more information regarding Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats visit: www.rachelsvineyard.org. Inquiries, registration and participation are strictly confidential.

August 2018

August 22 - 27, 2018: World Meeting of Families - 2018 Dublin Ireland

Ireland Pilgrimage to Dublin Ireland is sponsored by the Archdiocesan Office of FamilyWorldMeetingofFamilies Ministries (Scott Seibert, Director).

5 Day ticket includes: Attendance to the 3 day Congress, Guaranteed ticket for Festival of Families, Ticket for the Final Mass, Full program in the Congress Venue for August 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 2018, Pilgrim pack – Program for @WMOF2018, a rain cape, pilgrim badge, Daily roundtrip WMOF transfer service, and a 3 day Dublin Rail Pass.

Visits to the Holy Sites of Knock Shrine, Croagh Patrick, Tobernalt Holy Well, Downpatrick Shrine and Tomb of St. Patrick, Monasterboice Ruins and High Crosses, and the Shrine of St. Oliver Plunkett and will have daily Mass (Fr. Eric Augenstein, Director of Vocations will be the Pilgrimage Spiritual Director.)

There will be optional tours available for purchase while in Dublin.

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For more information, call our Indianapolis Reservation Team: (317) 581-1122 M-F 8:30 am – 5:30 pm.

Complete Package includes: Round trip commercial airfare, non-stop from Chicago, Private coast to/from Chicago, including stop at the Shrine of Christ’s Passion (time permitting), Deluxe hotel accommodations, single and double occupancy, All itinerary admission and inclusions as listed, Dublin rail pass for three days, 12 meals as listed, Escorted from Indianapolis.

Price: $3499 per person/double occupancy, $4188 per person/single occupancy.

Trip Insurance: Optional Trip Insurance through Travel Insured. To purchase, call your Ambassadair Travel Counselor at (317) 581-1122.

Payment Schedule: Upon Registration: $350 per person. 2nd Deposit: February 1, 2018, $1500 per person. Final Balance: May 1, 2018 – To Be Invoiced.

Cancellation: From Registration January 1, 2018: $250 per person penalty. Jan 2-Mar 1, 2018: $500 per person penalty. On or after Mar 2, 2018: 100Full package price penalty.

 

Monthly Events

Women’s Care Center First Friday Mass

The Women's Care Center (4901 West 86th Street Indianapolis 46268) invites you to our First Friday Mass at 5:00 pm in our chapel. There will be light refreshments after Mass and the ability to take a tour and learn more about our mission.We are now serving over 30 women facing unplanned pregnancies many days, most of who benefit from multiple services, such as pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, parenting classes, and goals counseling. We are so grateful to be able to serve the women who walk through our door. If you have questions please contact Jenny Hubbard, Director, at (317) 509-9596. We hope to see you there!

Traveling Helpers of God's Precious Infants Prayer Vigil: Terre Haute to Bloomington - First Saturday of Each Month

On the first Saturday of each month, participants gather from Mass at 7:30 AM at the Carmelite Monastery (59 Allendale, Terre Haute, IN) to begin the "traveling" Helpers of God's Precious Infants Prayer Vigil. Participants then carpool from St. Patrick Parish (1807 Poplar St., Terre Haute) to Planned Parenthood (421 S. College Ave., Bloomington, IN) and pray in front ofthe facility until 11:15 AM. Participants return to St. Patrick Parish (1807 Poplar St., Terre Haute) around 12:30 PM.

Hope and Healing Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Monthly Support Group - 2nd Thursday of Each Month
St. Mark Catholic Church offers Hope and Healing, a support group for adults who have lost a loved one to suicide, struggle with thoughts suicide, or seek to understand the causes and prevention of suicide. The meetings are held the second Thursday of the month on the south side of Indianapolis. A children's support group, Spread Our Youthful Wings, for ages 9 years to 17 years old is held in the same location and same time as the Hope and Healing SOS Group. For more information and find out this month's location, please contact Judy Proctor at (317) 851-8344 or visit Hope & Healing SOS at www.hopeandhealingsos.com.

Helpers of God's Precious Infants Prayer Vigils - Indianapolis
This event is held every 3rd Saturday of the month. Participants join the St. Michael the Archangel Church congregation at 3354 W. 30th St., Indianapolis, IN 46222 for the 8:30 AM Mass. Following Mass, participants will prayerfully proceed to the nearby abortion facility and say the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet. The devotions conclude between 10:30-10:45 am. Those who do not process to the facility may remain in the church to say the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet. This event is sponsored by St. Michael’s Parish. E-mail Peggy Geis for more information.

Respect Life Mass – Terre Haute
On the 3rd Wednesday of each month, the St. Joseph Pro-life Ministry joins in praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 4:30 PM prior to the 5:15 PM Respect Life Mass. All are welcome! The location of the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Respect Life Mass is at St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. Fifth St., Terre Haute. For more information, e-mail Connie Kehl Fitch.

Faithful Citizens Rosary Crusade - Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary

This event is held on the 4th Saturday of each month, unless noted on schedule.

**Due to the Christmas holidays the December walks have been canceled. Please mark your calendar in January to participate in the Indiana March for Life on Monday, January 22, 2018 – more information to come. Faithful Citizens Rosary walk will resume on February 24, 2018 following the 10:00 am Mass at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 520 Stevens St. Indianapolis.**

Following the 10:00 am Mass at Holy Rosary Parish on Saturday, February 24, 2018 join us for the recitation of the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet as we witness and pray for the protection of Life, Religious Freedom and Holy Matrimony.  For more information, contact Eric at faithful.citizens2016@gmail.com.

Faithful Citizens Rosary Procession Sept 23, 2017

**The Saturday, October 28th Faithful Citizens Rosary Procession from Holy Rosary Church has been canceled.** As well, the November and December Rosary Walks have also been canceled. The first regularly scheduled fourth Saturday Faithful Citizens Rosary walk will resume on February 24, 2018 following the 10 am Mass at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church 520 Stevens St, Indianapolis.

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