September 4, 2009

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The Coming Week

September 4-7

Sacred Heart Parish, 558 Nebeker St., Clinton. “Little Italy Festival,” Water Street in downtown Clinton, Fri. 6 p.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Mon. 11 a.m.-closing, Italian food, entertainment. Information: 765-832-8468.

September 5

St. Roch Parish, Family Center, 3603 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Single Seniors, meeting, 1 p.m., age 50 and over. Information: 317-784-4207.

St. Michael Parish, Parish Life Center, 519 Jefferson Blvd., Greenfield. St. Michael School, all-class reunion, 6 p.m.-midnight, $25 per person or $45 per couple. Information: 317-966-7867 or

September 6

Our Lady of Lourdes School, 5333 E. Washington St., Indianapolis. “On-Site Chili Cook-off,” noon-3:30 p.m., $25 entry fee, tasters $5 per person, children under 7 no charge. Information: 317-506-1895 or

Slovenian National Home, picnic grounds, 2717 W. 10th St., Indianapolis. “Slovenian Fest,” food, entertainment, 9 a.m., Mass, noon. Information: 317-632-0619 or

St. John the Evangelist Parish, 9995 E. Base Road, Enochsburg. Parish festival, fried chicken and roast beef dinners, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 812-934-2880.

Saint Meinrad Archabbey and School of Theology, Archabbey Church, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. Organ concert, Douglas O’Neill, organist, 3 p.m., no charge. Information: 800-682-0988 or

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.

September 7

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 4791 E. Morris Church St., Morris. “Labor Day Festival,” games, food, mock turtle soup, quilts, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Information: 812-934-6218.

St. Peter Parish, 1207 East Road, Brookville. Labor Day Festival, country style chicken dinners, games, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Information: 812-623-3670 or

September 8

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Maria Guild, Mass, 11 a.m., meeting, 12:30 p.m., bring a sack lunch. Information: 317-885-5098.

St. Nicholas Parish, 6461 E. St. Nicholas Drive, Sunman. Pro-life Mass, 7 p.m., discussion on pro-life matters following Mass. Information: 812-623-8007.

September 9

Our Lady of Providence Jr./Sr. High School, 707 Providence Way, Clarksville. Second annual MOMS Club tea, 6:30 p.m. Information: 812-945-3350 or

St. Mary-of-the-Knobs Parish, 3033 Martin Road, Floyds Knobs. “Medicare Seminar,” 6 p.m. Information: 502-376-9618 or 502-523-2606.

September 10-12

St. Joseph Parish, 1375 S. Mickley Ave., Indianapolis. Parish festival, food, rides, games, Thurs. and Fri. 5-11 p.m., Sat. noon-11 p.m. Information: 317-244-9902.

September 11

St. Mary Church, 317 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis. Blue Mass honoring firefighters, police officers and EMT’s, noon. Information: 317-637-3983.

Roncalli High School, 3300 Prague Road, Indianapolis. Parents organization, spaghetti dinner, 4:30-7 p.m., $6 per person or $20 per family. Information: 317-787-8277.

St. Anne Parish, 5267 N. Hamburg Road, Oldenburg. Turkey supper, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Information: 812-934-5854.

September 12

Pan Am Plaza, 201 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis. St. John the Evangelist Parish, Scripture workshop, “The Bible in Context,” Franciscan Father William Burton, presenter, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., $30 per person, registration deadline Sept. 7. Information: 317-783-4405 or

St. Joan of Arc Parish, 4217 Central Ave., Indianapolis. 19th annual French Market, noon-10 p.m., food, entertainment, arts and crafts booths, children’s activities. Information: 317-283-5508.

Marian Inc., 1011 E. St. Clair St., Indianapolis. Holy Cross Parish, “Feast of the Holy Cross,” dinner, dance and silent auction, 6-11 p.m., $50 per person. Information: 317-637-2620.

St. Anne Parish, 102 N. 19th St., New Castle. “Fall Bazaar,” 8 a.m.-2 p.m., crafts, bookstore, rummage sale, stained-glass and slate souvenirs from former church. Information: 765-529-0933.

Geneva Hills Golf Club, 13446 Geneva Hills Road, Clinton. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, “Alumnae Club Scholarship Golf Scramble,” $65 per person includes lunch, green fees and cart. Information: 812-239-3050.

September 12-13

St. Philip Neri Parish, 550 N. Rural St., Indianapolis. “Fall Dinner Theater,” buffet dinner and “Queen of Bingo” play, Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m., $25 per person. Information: 317-631-8746.

St. Michael Parish, 145 St. Michael Blvd., Brookville. “Fall Fest,” Sat., grilled smoked pork chop supper, Sun., pan-fried chicken dinner, Sat. 4 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. Information: 765-647-5462.

St. Mary Parish, 302 E. McKee St., Greensburg. Picnic, Sat., 5:30 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m., games, entertainment, food. Information: 812-663-8427.

St. Mary (Immaculate Conception) Parish, 512 N. Perkins St., Rushville. “Fall Festival,” Sat. noon-11 p.m., hog roast, music, dance, Sun. 7 a.m.-4 p.m., chicken dinner. Information: 765-932-2588.

September 13

St. Anthony Parish, 349 N. Warman Ave., Indianapolis. Euchre party, 1:30 p.m., $4 per person.

St. Augustine Parish, 315 E. Chestnut St., Jeffersonville. “Harvest Chicken Dinner,” quilts, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 812-282-2677.

St. Pius V Parish, Highway 66, Troy. “Fall Festival,” 11 a.m.-5 p.m., dinners, games. Information: 812-547-7994.

Immaculate Conception Parish, 2081 E. County Road 820 S., Millhousen. School reunion, Mass, noon, dinner, 1-4 p.m. Information: 812-663-6988 or

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General Announcements

Fundraiser to support Eagle Scout project, Catholic schools

Hoping to become an Eagle Scout, Joseph Lutholtz has developed a plan to promote the knowledge of geography for students attending six Indianapolis center city Catholic schools.

“My project is to paint an outline of the United States on the blacktops of the Mother Theodore Catholic Academies to promote geographic knowledge at a young age,” said Joseph, a senior at Roncalli High School in Indianapolis.

To raise funds for his project, Joseph will hold a rummage sale on Sept. 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the gymnasium at St. Andrew & St. Rita Catholic Academy, 4050 E. 38th St., in Indianapolis.

St. Andrew & St. Rita Catholic Academy is one of the six Mother Theodore Catholic Academies. The others are Central Catholic School, Holy Angels School, Holy Cross Central School, St. Anthony School and St. Philip Neri School.

“I’m a person who likes to help need-based efforts,” said Joseph, who is a member of Boy Scout Troop #9 based at the Irvington United Methodist Church in Indianapolis.

“I have a template for each of the maps, which will be 12 feet by 24 feet,” he explained. “When I’m done with my project, I’m planning to donate the template to the [archdiocesan] Office of Catholic Education so any other Catholic school can use it.”


‘Holy Sacrifice of the Mass’ is topic for Sept. 22 program at Benedict Inn

Benedictine Sister Mildred Wannemuehler is excited about her Sept. 22 program on “The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.”

She loves to talk about Jesus, and is planning a unique and memorable presentation about the eucharistic liturgy as part of the “Catholic Identity and Doctrine 2009” series offered this fall at the Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., in Beech Grove.

The program begins at 6:30 p.m. and concludes at 9 p.m. The $25 registration fee includes dinner.

For mor e information or to register, call the Benedict Inn at 317-788-7581 or send an e-mail to


Guardian Angel Guild to celebrate 50th anniversary

The Guardian Angel Guild will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a luncheon on Sept. 24 at the Riverwalk Banquet Center, 6729 Westfield Blvd., in Indianapolis.

Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger of Evansville, a former vicar general of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, will attend the luncheon as its honorary chairman.

For 50 years, the Guardian Angel Guild has assisted students with developmental disabilities that are enrolled in archdiocesan schools.

The anniversary celebration begins with a social hour at 11 a.m. The luncheon starts at 11:45 a.m.

Tickets for the celebration are $40 and should be purchased on or before Sept. 15. Reservations can be made by calling 317-466-1293 or sending an e-mail to

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Retreats and Programs

September 7-13

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “The Image As a Window to the Spiritual: An Artist’s Six-Day Hands-on Workshop and Retreat,” Benedictine Brother Martin Erspamer and Passionist Brother Michael Moran, presenters. Information: 800-581-6905 or

September 18-20

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Prayer Distractions,” Benedictine Brother Thomas Gricoski, presenter. Information: 800-581-6905 or

September 22

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. “Catholic Identity and Doctrine 2009—The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass,” Benedictine Sister Mildred Wannemuehler, presenter, 6:30-9 p.m., $25 includes dinner. Information: 317-788-7581 or

September 25-27

Our Lady of Grace Monastery, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. “Come and See Vocation Retreat—Finding Purpose in Life.” Information: 317-787-3287, ext. 3032, or

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Praying the Psalms,” Benedictine Father Harry Hagan, presenter. Information: 800-581-6905 or

September 28

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Evening of reflection, “Meet Me at The Shack,” Father Jim Farrell, presenter, 7-9:30 p.m., $15 per person includes light dinner. Information: 317-545-7681 or

September 29

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Day of Reflection, “What You Are Missing in Your Spiritual Life and How to Get It,” Father Michael McKinney, presenter, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,

$35 per person includes continental breakfast and lunch. Information: 317-545-7681 or

October 6-8

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. Midweek retreat, “Pray Your Way to Happiness,” Benedictine Brother Maurus Zoeller. Information: 800-581-6905 or

October 9-11

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “The Peaceable Pope: Blessed John XXIII,” Benedictine Father Noël Mueller, presenter. Information: 800-581-6905 or

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