November 27, 2009

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The Coming Week

November 28

St. John Vianney Church, 15716 Blessed Mother Blvd., Fishers, Ind. (Diocese of Lafayette). Missionary image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mass, 9 a.m., adoration and confessions, Mass, 4:30 p.m. Information: 317-585-9689 or 317-485-0150.

St. Mary Church, 2300 W. Jackson St., Muncie, Ind. (Diocese of Lafayette). Christmas concert, “Emmanuel,” Tajci, vocalist, 7 p.m. Information: 765-288-5308 or

November 29

St. John Vianney Church, 15716 Blessed Mother Blvd., Fishers, Ind. (Diocese of Lafayette). Missionary image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mass, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., eucharistic adoration, 1-3 p.m. Information: 317-585-9689 or 317-485-0150.

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.

December 1

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

December 2

Vito’s on Penn, 21 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis. Theology on Tap, “Refugee Resettlement Services of Indianapolis,” Gabrielle Campo, presenter, 7 p.m. Information:

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.

St. Francis Hospital, Cancer Center, 1201 Hadley Road, Mooresville. Support program for breast cancer patients, 8 p.m. Information: 317-782-4422 or

December 3

St. Francis Education Center, 5935 S. Emerson Ave., Suite 100, Indianapolis. Support group for oral, head and neck cancer patients, 7-8:30 p.m. Information: 317-782-4422.

December 3-5

Marian University, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis. “Madrigal Dinner and Choral Concert,” 6 p.m., Thurs. and Fri., $28 per person, $24 for students, senior citizens and groups of 10 or more; Sat. $30 per person, $26 for students, senior citizens and groups of 10 or more, reservations required. Information: 317-955-6110 or

December 5

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis. Santo Rosario Knights of Columbus Council #14449, “Evening of Reflection,” for men of high school and college age, seminarians welcome, light dinner in Priori Hall, 6 p.m., exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 7:30 p.m., holy hour. Information:

St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, 4050 E. 38th St., Indianapolis. Holiday Rummage Sale, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 317-546-1571.

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Shop INN-Spired “Christmas Shopportunity,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 317-788-7581 or

December 6

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

St. Monica Parish, Emmaus Center, 6131 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis. Forum on the uninsured, information session on the truth behind the need for health care reform and what the Catholic Church teaches on the right to health care, 4:30-5:45 p.m. Information:

St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, 6000 W. 34th St., Indianapolis. Christmas concert and benefit for Dennis Braun, a choir member waiting for a heart transplant, 7 p.m., $5 suggested donation. Information: 317-890-4454.

Seton High School, 235 S. 5th St., Richmond. Catholic Women United of Richmond, “Advent Afternoon of Reflection,” Franciscan Sister Norma Rocklage, presenter, 1-3:30 p.m., lunch served.

St. Paul School, 9788 N. Dearborn Road, New Alsace. Sausage, pancake, egg, biscuit and gravy breakfast, pictures with Santa, 8 a.m.-noon, free-will offering.

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General Announcements

Mass for death-row inmate, presentation on capital punishment set for Dec. 2

In 1994, Matthew Wrinkles murdered his estranged wife, Debra, her brother, Mark Fulkerson, and his wife, Natalie Fulkerson. Wrinkles was convicted and sentenced to death in 1995. He is an inmate at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, Ind., and is scheduled to be executed on Dec. 11.

Wrinkles’ children and Mary Winnecke, Natalie Fulkerson’s mother, have forgiven Wrinkles and campaigned for clemency for him.

A Mass will be celebrated for Wrinkles, his victims and family members beginning at noon on Dec. 2 at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Msgr. Joseph F. Schaedel, vicar general, will be the celebrant.

Beginning at 6 p.m. on Dec. 2, Randy Steidl will speak about his experience on death row in Illinois in a presentation sponsored by the archdiocesan Office for Pro-Life Ministry. The event will take place at the Archbishop O’Meara Catholic Center, 1400 N. Meridian St. in Indianapolis.

Steidl spent 17 years on death row for a crime he did not commit.

For more information, call 317-236-1521, 800-382-9836, ext. 1521 or send an e-mail to

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Retreats and Programs

December 4-6

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Weekend retreat, “Grief: From Darkness to Light,” Mary Weber and Father Jim Farrell, presenters. Information: 317-545-7681 or

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. “Advent Silent Retreat.” Information: 317-788-7591 or

December 10

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House and Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center combined event, “Advent: Waiting with Joyful Hope,” Benedictine Sister Antoinette Purcell, presenter. Information: 317-788-7591 or

December 12

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “Reflecting the Light: Advent Day of Retreat,” Franciscan Sister Barbara Leonhard, presenter, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $40 adults includes lunch. Information: 812-933-6436 or

December 13

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “Coffee Talk: Open Home–Open Heart,” Jeanne Hunt, presenter, 10:45 a.m.-noon, free-will donation. Information: 812-933-6436 or

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