December 4, 2009

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The Coming Week

December 4

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis. Lumen Dei meeting, Mike Perigo, Hemophilia of Indiana, presenter, 6:30 a.m., Mass, breakfast and program in Priori Hall, $15 members, $20 non-members. Information: 317-435-3447 or e-mail

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.

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 8

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Marie Guild, Mass, noon, meeting, installation of officers and Christmas pitch-in luncheon following Mass, bring canned goods to donate to local food pantries. Information: 317-885-5098 or

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.

December 9

Harry C’s, 5055 S. Dearborn St., Indianapolis. Young Catholic Adults (YCA) annual reunion and Christmas luncheon, noon. Information: 317-888-1433 or 317-243-6092.

December 11

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

December 11-12

Butler University, Clowes Hall, 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis. Butler University Choirs and Symphony Orchestra, holiday concerts, 7:30 p.m., free but tickets required for admission, tickets available in box office. Information: 317-940-6444.

December 12

Cardinal Ritter High School, 3360 W. 30th St., Indianapolis. Alumni Association, “Breakfast with Santa,” 9-11 a.m., $5 per person, reservations due Dec. 7. Information: 317-927-7825 or

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

December 13

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, chapel, Oldenburg. “Winter Evensong,” interfaith prayer service, 4-5 p.m. Information: 812-933-6437 or

St. Michael Parish, 114400 Farmers Lane N.E., Bradford. Spaghetti supper, Christmas bazaar and choir concert, spaghetti supper served noon-6 p.m., concert, 7 p.m. Information: 812-364-6646 or

St. Maurice Parish, 1963 N. St. John St., Greensburg. Live Nativity, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Information: 812-663-4754.

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General Announcements

None listed this week.

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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

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “Evensong: Scripture/Taizé Music/Silence,” 4-5 p.m. Information: 812-933-6436 or

December 14

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “Men’s Night at the ‘Burg,” Franciscan Father Carl Hawver, presenter, 7-8:30 p.m., free-will offering. Information: 812-933-6436 or

December 16

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Come Away and Rest Awhile,” non-guided, silent reflection day, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $25 per person includes breakfast and lunch. Information: 317-545-7681 or

December 18-20

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “The Lord Is with You: The First and Best Christmas Gift,” Benedictine Brother Zachary Wilberding, presenter. Information: 800-581-6905 or

December 31-January 1

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Questions from Jesus,” New Year’s Eve retreat, Father John McCaslin and Father Jim Farrell, presenters, $135 per person, $250 per couple, register by Dec. 21 to receive a $10 discount. Information: 317-545-7681 or

January 15-17

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Reflection on the Book of Exodus,” Benedictine Father Eugene Hensell, presenter. Information: 800-581-6905 or

February 12-14

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 100 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Be My Valentine: A Married Couples Retreat,” Benedictine Father Noël Mueller, presenter. Information: 800-581-6905 or

February 26-28

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

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