September 18, 2009

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The Coming Week

September 18

Northside Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange, Mass, breakfast and program, “Putting Children First,” Dr. Tony Bennett, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, speaker, 6:30-8:30 a.m., online reservations only by Sept. 16. Reservations and information:

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis. “A Young People’s Latin Course” for students in fifth grade through eighth grade,

4:15-5:15 p.m., $75 per student per semester plus book purchases. Information: 317-408-1282.

Twin Bridges Golf Course, 1001 Cartersburg Road, Danville. St. Christopher School, sixth annual “Golf Outing,” 10:30 a.m. shotgun start, $80 per person includes golf, cart and meal. Information: 317-241-6314, ext. 160, or

September 18-19

St. Malachy Parish, 326 N. Green St., Brownsburg. “Country Fair and Hog Roast,” 4 p.m.-11 p.m., food, booths, rides. Information: 317-852-3195.

St. Thomas More Parish, 1200 N. Indiana St., Mooresville. “Apple Fest,” hog roast dinner, crafts, rides, Fri. 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Information: 317-831-4142.

September 18-October 26

Saint Meinrad Archabbey and School of Theology, Archabbey Library Gallery, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. Exhibit of landscape paintings, Clay Johnson, artist. Information: 800-682-0988 or

September 19

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 1530 Union St., Indianapolis. “Angels from the Heart Day,” working to improve the neighborhood, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 317-638-5551.

St. Michael the Archangel Church, 3354 W. 30th St., Indianapolis. Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, Pro-Life Mass, Father Varghese Maliakkal, celebrant, 8:30 a.m., followed by rosary outside abortion clinic and Benediction at church. Information: Archdiocesan Office for Pro-Life Ministry, 317-236-1569 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1569.

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis. CYO building entrance east of church, Missionary Servants of the Gospel of Life program, 1-4 p.m., guests welcome. Information: 317-236-1569 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1569.

Theology on Tap, “Bishop’s Bash,” Mass, cookout. Information:

St. Susanna Parish, Zore Hall, 1210 E. Main St., Plainfield. Chili cook-off and cake walk, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $5 per person or $20 per family. Information: 317-839-3333.

St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 4218 E. Michigan Road, Shelbyville. Knights of Columbus, Father Seger Council, annual pork chop supper, $10 per person, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Information: 317-392-2395.

Holy Cross Parish, 12239 State Road 62, St. Croix. Rummage sale, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 812-843-5701.

September 19-20

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.

September 20

Holy Trinity Parish, 337 N. Warman Ave., Indianapolis. Ice cream social, “Banana Splits for Bockhold Hall,” 11 a.m. Information: 317-495-3019.

Military Park, Hibernian stage, corner of West Street and New York Street, Indianapolis. Irish Fest, free admission with a donation of three items to St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry prior to Celtic Mass, 10:30 a.m. Information:

St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis. 50th anniversary reunion of the closing of St. John Academy, Mass, 11 a.m., followed by brunch, Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave. Information: 317-892-4798 or

St. Rita Church, 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave., Indianapolis. African Mass, 3 p.m. Information: 317-269-1276.

St. Mary Parish, 317 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis. Parish festival, food, games, music, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 317-637-3983.

St. Augustine Home for the Aged, 2345 W. 86th St., Indianapolis. “40 Days for Life,” opening prayer rally in Indianapolis, Shawn Carney, keynote speaker, 2-3:30 p.m. Information: 317-213-4778 or

St. Louis Parish, 13 E. St. Louis Place, Batesville. “Fall Festival,” 11 a.m.-6 p.m., chicken and roast beef dinners, games. Information: 812-934-3204.

St. Michael Parish, 101 St. Michael Drive, Charlestown. “September Fest,” 11 a.m.-4 p.m., fried chicken dinner. Information: 812-256-3200.

St. Meinrad Parish, Community Center, 13150 E. County Road 1950 N., St. Meinrad. “Fall Festival,” 10 a.m.-6 p.m., food, games, quilts. Information: 812-357-5533.

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Mass, 9:30 a.m., program on “Managing Our Stress and Fostering Our Spiritual and Psychological Growth,” Franciscan Sister Olga Wittekind, presenter, 10:45 a.m.-noon. Information: 812-933-6437 or

Richmond Catholic Community, 701 N. “A” St., Richmond. Charismatic prayer group, 7 p.m. Information:

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.

St. Alphonsus Parish, 1870 W. Oak St., Zionsville, Ind. (Lafayette Diocese). “Healing Mass for Divorced and Separated Catholics,” 2 p.m., social following Mass.

September 23

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis. Mass in honor of Padre Pio’s feast day, 7 p.m., eucharistic adoration preceding Mass, 12:45-6:45 p.m. Information: 317-636-4478.

Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Catholic Center, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. St. Vincent Hospital, “End of Life Care,” 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., $20 per person includes lunch and program materials. Information: 317-338-4040.

St. Mary-of-the-Knobs Parish, 3856 Martin Road, Floyds Knobs. “Dessert and Card Party,” 7 p.m.-10 p.m., $5 per person. Information: 812-923-3011.

September 23-October 28

Christ United Methodist Church, 8540 U.S. 31 South, Indianapolis. St. Francis Hospice, Caterpillar Kids grief support program, weekly meeting for children ages 5-12, 4:30-6 p.m., no charge. Information: 317-865-2092 or 800-390-9915.

September 24

Riverwalk Banquet Center and Lodge, 6729 E. Westfield Blvd., Indianapolis. Guardian Angel Guild, 50th anniversary luncheon, 11 a.m.-1p.m. Information: 317-466-1293.

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Maria Guild, fall card party, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Information: 317-885-5098.

St. Francis Cancer Center, 1215 Hadley Road, Suite 105, Mooresville. Prostate cancer screenings, 5:30-8:30 p.m., no charge, pre-registration required. Information: 317-782-4422.

September 25-26

SS. Francis and Clare Parish, 5901 Olive Branch Road, Greenwood. Parish festival, Fri. 5 p.m.-midnight, Sat. noon-midnight, rides, games, music, food. Information: 317-859-4673.

September 25-27

St. Lawrence Parish, 4650 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis. “Fall Festival,” rides, games, food, music, 1-6 p.m. Information: 317-546-4065.

September 26

Oscar Charleston Park, 3130 E. 30th St., Indianapolis. St. Vincent de Paul Society, “Friends of the Poor, Walk a Mile In My Shoes,” 2 p.m. Information: 317-924-5769, ext. 138, or

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 1125 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis. “Fall Festival,” food, music, 2-10 p.m. Information: 317-638-5551.

Indiana State Fairgrounds, Farm Bureau Insurance Celebration Park, 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis. “Life Centers Walk and Run for Life” to help women in unplanned pregnancies and protect the lives of unborn babies, 1 mile walk, 5K run, suggested donation, $25, 8 a.m. Information: 317-280-2635 or

St. Rita Parish, 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave., Indianapolis. “Taste of St. Rita,” 6 p.m.-10 p.m., food, silent auction, $30 per person. Information: 317-632-9349.

St. Francis Hospital, 8111 S. Emerson Ave., Indianapolis. Prostate cancer screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, no charge, pre-registration required. Information: 317-782-4422.

September 27

Holy Angels Parish, 740 W. 28th St., Indianapolis. “Parish Revival,” 6-8 p.m. Information: 926-3324.

St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 4218 E. Michigan Road, Shelbyville. Open house, 3-5 p.m. Information: 317-392-3879 or

St. Mark Parish, 5377 Acorn Road, Tell City. Parish festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., shooting match, quilts, games. Information: 812-836-2481.

Holy Family Parish, 950 E. Church Ave., Jasper, Ind. (Evansville Diocese). Parish picnic, chicken and roast beef dinners, mock turtle soup, games, 10:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 812-634-9232.

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General Announcements

‘40 Days for Life’ prayer rallies are Sept. 20 in Indianapolis and Louisville

“40 Days for Life” opening prayer rallies are scheduled on Sept. 20 in Indianapolis and Louisville.

The ecumenical “40 Days for Life: Praying for an End to Abortion” campaign begins on Sept. 23 and concludes on Nov. 1 in both cities.

Nationally, pro-life supporters in 212 communities will participate in 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion on those dates.

Shawn Carney of College Station, Texas, co-founder of the national “40 Days for Life” campaign, is the keynote speaker for the 2 p.m. program at the St. Augustine Home for the Aged Chapel, 2345 W. 86th St., in Indianapolis.

A holy hour begins at 12:30 p.m. in the chapel.

After the program, pro-life supporters will pray the rosary in front of the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, 8590 N. Georgetown Road, in Indianapolis.

Pro-life supporters in southern Indiana and Louisville will gather for an opening prayer rally at 2 p.m. in the gymnasium at Our Mother of Sorrows School, 774 Eastern Parkway, in Louisville.

Pastor Joel Carwile, the minister at the Valley View Community Church, will be the keynote speaker for the Louisville program.

During the 40 days of prayer, pro-life supporters will pray on the sidewalk in front of the EMW Women’s Surgical Center, 138 Market St., in Louisville.

(For more information about the “40 Days for Life” prayer campaigns in Indianapolis and Louisville, log on to or

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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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