November 16, 2012

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The Coming Week

November 15-17

Roncalli High School, Fine Arts Center, 3300 Prague Road, Indianapolis. “Crazy for You,” Thurs. 7 p.m., Fri. 7 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., $7 adults, $3 Roncalli High School students and children 14 years or under, pre-sale tickets available. Information: 317-787-8277, ext. 249.

November 16

Northside Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange, Mass, breakfast and program, “Learn, Earn and Return,” Michael Evans, CEO of AIT Bioscience and founder of AIT Laboratories, presenter, 6:30-8:30 a.m., $15 members, $21 non-members. Reservations and information:

St. Monica Parish Center, 6131 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis. “Coping with the Holidays When You Are Separated or Divorced,” 7:30 p.m. Information: Archdiocesan Office of Family Ministries, 317-236-1586 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1586.

Athenaeum Ballroom, 401 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis. St. Mary Parish, “Fine Art Auction,” preview 6:30 p.m., auction 7:30 p.m., $10 per person. Information: 317-371-2728.

Knights of Columbus, 1305 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis. Theology on Tap, “What Are You Looking For?” 7 p.m. Information:

November 17

St. Michael the Archangel Church, 3354 W. 30th St., Indianapolis. Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, pro-life Mass, Father Todd Goodson, pastor of St. Monica Parish in Indianapolis, 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.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 1530 Union St., Indianapolis. “Saturday Morning Recollection,” 9 a.m. Information: 638-5551 or

St. John the Evangelist Parish, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis. “Faithful Citizens” rosary procession through downtown Indianapolis, Mass, 12:10 p.m., procession following Mass. Information:

St. Michael Parish, 11400 Farmers Lane N.E., Bradford/Greenville. “Christmas Bazaar” and spaghetti supper, 4-7:30 p.m., adults $8 per person, children ages 4-11 $4 each. Information: 812-364-4289 or

St. Mary-of-the-Knobs Parish, Floyd County, fundraiser at Huber Family Farm, Starlight. “Harvest of Abundance,” 11th annual night out, dinner, dance, live and silent auctions, $40 per person. Information: 812-923-3011.

November 18

Most Holy Name of Jesus School, Hartman Hall, 21 N. 16th Ave., Beech Grove. Parent Teacher Organization, “Holiday Bazaar,”

chicken and noodles dinner, craft booth, holiday booth, country kitchen, white elephant booth, visit by Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, 1-3 p.m., bazaar, 12:30-5 p.m. Information: 317-784-5454.

Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Twister Circle, Oldenburg. Open house, 1-3 p.m. Information: 812-933-0737, ext. 244, or

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Providence Center, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Bake sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 812-535-2947 or 866-996-2947 or

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

November 20

Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, 9001 N. Haverstick Road, Indianapolis. Memorial Mass for deceased archbishops, bishops, priests and deacons of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, 4 p.m., Father Gerald Kirkhoff, archdiocesan vicar for priests’ advocacy, principal celebrant. Information: 317-236-1589 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1589.

November 21

Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel, 435 W. Troy Ave., Indianapolis. November Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. Information: 317-574-8898.

SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Thanksgiving Eve Mass, 6:30 p.m. Information: 317-634-4519.

November 22

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, cafeteria, 30 S. Downey Ave., Indianapolis. Annual Irvington Thanksgiving Dinner, social hour, 11 a.m., dinner served noon-2 p.m., reservations to attend the dinner or request delivery by Nov. 20. Information: 317-356-7291 or

November 24-25

Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, Madonna Hall, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood. Nativity Open House, Sat. 4-7 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. Information: 317-888-2861.

November 25

St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, 6000 W. 34th St., Indianapolis. Opening Mass for the 50th anniversary of ministry, 11 a.m. Information: 317-291-7014.

November 28

Columbus Bar, 322 Fourth St., Columbus. Theology on Tap, “Is This the End?,” 7 p.m. Information: 812-379-9353, ext. 241, or

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General Announcements

African-American women’s conference is Dec. 15 at Fatima Retreat House

“Touch the Hem of His Garment” is the theme for the first archdiocesan

“African-American Catholic Women’s Advent Day of Reflection” on Dec. 15 at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., in Indianapolis.

It is based on a Scripture passage from the Gospel of St. Matthew about a woman who suffered from bleeding and was healed after touching Jesus’ robe (Mt 9:20-22).

Sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Multicultural Ministry, the conference is intended to help African-American women deepen their spirituality and celebrate the Church’s international Year of Faith.

The keynote speaker is C. Vanessa White, an assistant professor of spirituality and director of the Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program located at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.

White is the author of several books. She also teaches part-time and serves as coordinator of spiritual formation at Xavier University in New Orleans.

She also ministers at the Institute for Black Catholic Studies and is an adjunct faculty member for Loyola Marymount University’s African-American Ministries Program in Los Angeles.

The retreat begins with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., includes lunch and concludes after a 4 p.m. Mass in the retreat house chapel.

The cost is $15 per person.

For more information or to register, contact Franciscan Sister Jannette Pruitt, project coordinator for the archdiocesan Office of Multicultural Ministry, at 317-236-1474 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1474, or call Jane Cooley at 317-632-9349, Brenda Ray at 317-547-8030, Elizabeth Malone at 317-842-5150, Diana Davis at 317-441-9498 or Marilyn Crane at 317-253-1461.

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Retreats and Programs

November 19

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Come Away and Rest Awhile–Silent Non-Guided Day of Reflection,” $30 per person. Information: 317-545-7681 or

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. “Catholic Identity and Doctrine–The Sermon on the Mount … Becoming Beatitude People,” session four of four, Benedictine Sister Susan Marie Lindstrom, presenter, 6:30-9 p.m., $25 per session includes dinner. Information: 317-788-7851 or

November 28

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “Grieving with God,” Franciscan Sister Olga Wittekind, presenter, 11 a.m.-noon, $15 per session. Information: 812-933-6437 or

November 30-December 2

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Advent Silent Retreat Weekend,” Father John Mark Ettensohn, presenter. Information: 317-545-7681 or

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. “The Healing Power of Our Stories,” Advent retreat, Joy Carol, presenter. Information: 812-933-6437 or

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