December 18, 2009

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The Coming Week

December 18

Northside Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange, Mass, breakfast and program, WISH Channel 8 anchor Deanna Dewberry, speaker, 6:30-8:30 a.m., online reservations only by Dec. 16. Reservations and information:

Northside Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Friday night buffet, Christmas performance by The Master’s Chorale of Central Indiana, 6:30 p.m.

St. Andrew Church, 235 S. 5th St., Richmond. Simbang Gabi Mass, 7 p.m.

December 19

Planned Parenthood, 8590 N. Georgetown Road, Indianapolis. Right to Life of Indianapolis and 40 Days for Life, Empty Manger Christmas caroling, pro-life prayers, 10 a.m.-noon. Information: 317-213-4778.

St. Patrick Church, 1807 Poplar St., Terre Haute. Simbang Gabi Mass, 4 p.m.

December 20

St. Michael the Archangel Church, 3354 W. 30th St., Indianapolis. Christmas concert, 6:30 p.m., free-will donation. Information: 317-926-7359.

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.

December 22

St. Lawrence Church, 6944 E. 46th St., Indianapolis. Simbang Gabi Mass, 7 p.m.

December 23

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

December 27

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Open house, tours, chime choir concert in chapel, 6-8 p.m. Information: 812-934-2475 or

December 28-29

Roncalli High School, gymnasium, 3300 Prague Road, Indianapolis. Baseball camp, third through eighth graders, $55 per camper, third to fifth graders camp, 9 a.m.-noon, sixth to eighth graders camp, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Information:

December 29-30

Extra Innings, 5545 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Roncalli High School, softball camp, first through eighth graders, 1:30-4 p.m., $30 per camper. Information:

January 2

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Michaela Farm, Oldenburg. Audubon Society, Christmas bird count, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., lunch $5 per person. Information: 812-933-6437.

January 6

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.

January 9

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

January 15

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

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General Announcements

Holy Name of Jesus Parish to host 48th annual Christmas Concert

Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 89 N. 17th Ave., in Beech Grove will host its 48th annual Christmas Concert at 3 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 20.

The concerts will feature 150 vocalists from combined adult and children’s choirs as well as an orchestra accompaniment highlighting both traditional and contemporary selections.

Parish music director Jerry Craney, who has directed the concert since its inception, is scheduled to lead this year’s concert.

Tickets are $5. To purchase tickets, call 317-787-1682.


Brownsburg parish to sponsor ‘Catholics Returning Home’

St. Malachy Parish in Brownsburg will host an ongoing series called “Catholics Returning Home” at 7 p.m. on six consecutive Wednesdays beginning on Jan. 6, 2010.

The program is intended for non-practicing Catholics who are seeking answers to questions about returning to the Church. There will be informal sharing and an update of the Catholic faith.

The sessions will be held at St. Malachy Church, 9833 E. County Road 750 N., in Brownsburg. For more information, call 317-650-5751.

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Retreats and Programs

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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