March 27, 2009

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The Coming Week

March 27

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Marie Guild, rummage sale, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Information: 317-885-5098.

St. Joan of Arc Parish, 4217 N. Central Ave., Indianapolis. Mass, rosary, Stations of the Cross, 6 p.m. Information: 317-283-5508.

St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, 4052 E. 38th St., Indianapolis. Fish fry, 3-8 p.m. Information: 317-546-1571.

St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower) Parish, 1401 N. Bosart Ave., Indianapolis. Fish fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., carryout available. Information: 317-357-8352 or

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Parish Hall, 1125 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Fish fry, 5-7 p.m., $6 adults, $3 children. Information: 317-638-5551.

St. Elizabeth Seton Parish, 10655 Haverstick Road, Carmel, Ind. (Diocese of Lafayette). “St. John’s Passion,” 7:30 p.m. Information: 317-846-3850.

March 27-29

Saint Meinrad Archabbey and School of Theology, St. Bede Theater, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. National Players, Fri. “1984,” Sat. “As You Like It,” 7 p.m., no charge, buffet supper available, 5:30-6:15 p.m., $9 per person. Information: 800-682-0988 or

March 28

St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 7575 Holliday Drive E., Indianapolis. Couple to Couple League, Natural Family Planning class (NFP), 9-11:30 a.m. Information: 317-465-0126.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Wagner Hall, 1752 Scheller Lane, New Albany. Spring prayer breakfast, “Letting Christ ‘Easter’ In Us,” Benedictine Sister Mildred Wannemuehler, presenter, 9-11 a.m., no charge. Information: 812-945-2374.

March 29

St. Nicholas Parish, 6461 E. St. Nicholas Drive, Sunman. Wholehog sausage and pancake breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free-will offering. Information: 812-623-2964.

MKVS, Divine Mercy and Glorious Cross Center, Rexville, located on 925 South, .8 mile east of 421 South and 12 miles south of Versailles. Mass, noon, on third Sunday holy hour and pitch-in, groups of 10 pray the new Marian Way, 1 p.m., Father Elmer Burwinkel, celebrant. Information: 812-689-3551.

Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. Fifth St., Louisville, Ky. Organ recital, Ken Cowan, organist, 7:30 p.m. Information: 502-582-2971.

March 31

St. Meinrad Archabbey and School of Theology, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. Concert, Kentucky Youth Chorale, 3:45 p.m., no charge. Information: 800-682-0988 or

April 1

St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis. Lenten organ recital, Gustavo Andres, organist, 11:30 a.m. Information: 317-635-2021.

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis. Lenten speaker series, “Spaghetti and Spirituality,” Mass, 5:45 p.m., pasta dinner, 6:30 p.m., suggested donation $5, Dr. Ray Guarendi, presenter. Information and reservations: 317-636-4478.

Vito’s on Penn, 20 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis. Theology on Tap series, “Rapture: Don’t Be Fooled,” 7 p.m. Information:

Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Health and wellness class, 13-week class, “Love Your Family by Taking Care of Yourself,” Jane Trennepohl-Neal, instructor, 6:30-7:30 p.m., $25 per person. Information: 317-260-9824.

St. Mary Parish, 317 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis. Solo Seniors, Catholic, educational, charitable and social singles 50 and over, single, separated, widowed or divorced, new members welcome, 6:30 p.m. Information: 317-370-1189.

April 2

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Evening of reflection, “Meet Me at The Shack,” Father James Farrell, presenter, 6-9 p.m., $15 per person includes soup and salad dinner. Information: 317-788-7581 or www,

St. Francis Education Center, 5935 S. Emerson Ave., Indianapolis. Support group for people with oral, head and neck cancer, 7-8:30 p.m. Information: 317-782-4422.

Knights of Columbus Hall, 511 E. Thompson Road, Indianapolis. Spaghetti dinner, 5-8 p.m., dinner or carryout, $7 adults, $4 children ages 3 to 12, free for children under age 3, proceeds benefit Seminarian Scholarship Fund. Information: 317-784-8445.

April 3

SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Catholic Charismatic Renewal of Central Indiana (CCRCI), first Friday Mass, teaching, 7 p.m. Information: 317-592-1992 or

St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, 535 E. Edgewood Ave., Indianapolis. Lenten fish fry, 5-8 p.m., $7 adults, $4 children. Information: 317-787-8246.

St. Francis Hospital South Campus, 8111 S. Emerson Ave, Indianapolis. Couple to Couple League, Natural Family Planning class (NFP), 7-9 p.m. Information: 317-462-2246.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 14598 Oakridge Road, Carmel, Ind. (Diocese of Lafayette). Couple to Couple League, Natural Family Planning class (NFP), 7-9:30 p.m. Information: 317-848-4486.

April 4

Holy Name of Jesus School, gymnasium, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Altar Society, annual spring rummage sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 317-784-5454, ext. 2.

Saint Meinrad Archabbey and School of Theology, Guest House, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. Abbey Press and St. Meinrad Relay for Life, “Trivial Pursuit,” 6:30-9:30 p.m. Information: 812-483-8999 or

April 5

St. Vincent Women’s Hospital, 8111 N. Township Line Road, Indianapolis. Couple to Couple League, Natural Family Planning class (NFP), 1-3:30 p.m. Information: 317-228-9276.

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General Announcements

St. Joan of Arc School needs help to create outdoor science lab in May

As St. Joan of Arc School in Indianapolis prepares to create an outdoor science lab in May, school leaders have announced a fundraiser to memorialize contributions to the school’s improvement effort.

On May 20, the school community will plant trees, shrubs and flowers around the campus while creating the outdoor science lab, according to Jamie Pachciarz, a member of the school’s parent organization.

The effort will include the help of 60 employees from Eli Lilly and Company, and a grant from Keep Indianapolis Beautiful.

“In addition, a brick-paved sidewalk will be installed outside the front door of the school to memorialize contributions to the school’s improvement effort,” Pachciarz said.

Alumni of the school are especially invited to purchase a personalized brick. Anyone interested in buying a brick can contact the school at 317-283-1518.

“With their family name carved in brick,” Pachciarz said, “donors will have a permanent reminder of their fond memories of this beloved church and school.”


‘Treasuring Womanhood’ conference to address spiritual weapons

“Treasuring Womanhood,” the sixth annual Indiana Catholic Women’s Conference, will address “Spiritual Weapons” on April 18 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Keynote speakers are:

  • Johnnette Benkovic, the founder and president of Living His Life Abundantly and Woman of Grace as well as a popular Catholic TV and radio speaker.
  • Elizabeth Ficocelli, an award-winning Catholic author of nine books.
  • Mercy Father Christopher Crotty, a nationally known retreat leader and Catholic radio speaker.

Msgr. Joseph F. Schaedel, vicar general and pastor of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Indianapolis, is the principal celebrant and homilist for the conference Mass.

Elizabeth Welch, a teacher at Lumen Christi School in Indianapolis, will provide the music ministry with violin accompaniment by Teresa Fletcher.

The conference begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at 4:45 p.m. It is sponsored by the Marian Center of Indianapolis and supported by the archdiocesan Office for Pro-Life Ministry.

Registrations include lunch and are $40 per person by April 8 or $45 per person after the early deadline.

To register for the women’s conference or for more information, log on to

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Retreats and Programs

March 27-29

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat, post-abortion reconciliation ministry, confidential location. Information: Servants of the Gospel of Life Sister Diane Carollo, director of the archdiocesan Office for Pro-Life Ministry, 317-236-1521 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1521. All calls are confidential.

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “The Saints in Our Lives,” Benedictine Brother Silas Henderson, presenter. Information: 800-581-6905 or

March 28

Monastery Immaculate Conception, Kordes Center, 841 E. 14th St., Ferdinand, Ind. (Evansville Diocese). “Saturday Morning at the Dome–Church History for the Ordinary Person,” Benedictine Sister Donna Marie Herr, presenter, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $35 includes continental breakfast and lunch. Information: 812-367-1411 or

March 29

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “Franciscan Spirituality for Everyday Living,” Franciscan Sister Diane Jamison, presenter, 9-11:30 a.m., free-will offering. Information: 812-933-6437.

April 2

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Evening of Reflection, “Meet Me at The Shack,” Father James Farrell, presenter, 7-9 p.m., $15 includes soup and salad. Information: 317-788-7581 or

April 3

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “You Remember First Fridays,” Franciscan Father Carl Hawver, presenter, 1-3 p.m. Information: 812-933-6437.

April 3-5

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. “Come and See,” vocations retreat for women ages 18-42. Information: 812-535-2895 or

April 6

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “St. Benedict’s Way,” Benedictine Brother Maurus Zoeller, presenter. Information: 800-581-6905 or

April 7

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Come Away and Rest Awhile,” silent day of prayer. Information: 317-545-7681 or

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. A spiritual checkup, “Celebrate Your Faith,” Episcopal Bishop Cate Waynick, presenter, 6:30-9 p.m., $25 includes box supper. Information: 317-788-7581 or

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