August 9, 2013

Events Calendar

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The Coming Week

August 10

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

St. Mary Parish, cafeteria, 415 E. Eighth St., New Albany. 70’s Trivia Night, fundraiser for youth to attend the National Catholic Youth Conference, games, food, must be 21 years of age to attend, 6:30 p.m. Information: 812-944-0417.

August 10-11

St. Paul Parish, 9798 N. Dearborn Road, New Alsace. Parish festival,

Sat. 5 p.m.-midnight, pork tenderloin dinner, music, kids’ games. Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., chicken dinner, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 812-623-1094.

August 11

St. Mary Parish, 2500 St. Mary’s Drive, Lanesville. Parish picnic, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 812-952-2853.

August 13

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Maria Guild, meeting, 12:30 p.m. Information: 317-865-0910 or

August 14

St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 7575 Holliday Drive, E., Indianapolis. Catholic Radio 89.1 FM Mass in honor of St. Maximilian Kolbe, 11:30 a.m. Free lunch following Mass. RSVP by morning of Aug. 13: 317-870-8400, ext. 21.

August 15

Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, Mausoleum Chapel, 9001 N. Haverstick Road, Indianapolis. Mass, 2 p.m. Information: 317-574-8898 or

August 16

Northside Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange, Mass, breakfast and program, “Faith Grounded by Service,” Doug Carter, superintendent, Indiana State Police, presenter, 6:30-8:30 a.m., $15 members, $21 non-members. Reservations and information:

August 16-17

Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish, 7225 Southeastern Ave., Indianapolis. “Augustravaganza,” 5K walk/run 9 a.m., $20/person or $60/family of 4+, rides, food, music, entertainment, Mass Sat. 5:30 p.m., festival 4 p.m.-midnight. Information: 317-357-1200.

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 4625 N. Kenwood Ave., Indianapolis. “Sausage Fest,” food, music, Fri. 6 p.m.-midnight, Sat. 6:30 p.m.-midnight. Information: 317-253-1461.

Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Augustine Home, 2345 W. 86th St., Indianapolis. Rummage Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., furniture, glassware, bedding, picture frames, floral items, household items, movies, CDs, baked goods and more. All proceeds help the Little Sisters of the Poor care for their 96 residents. Information: 317-872-6420.

August 18

St. Pius Parish, 7940 E. County Road 500 E., Sunman. Parish picnic, chicken dinner, mock turtle soup, games, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 812-689-4244.

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

August 21

Calvary Cemetery, Mausoleum Chapel, 435 W. Troy Ave., Indianapolis. Mass, 2 p.m. Information: 317-784-4439 or

August 22-24

St. Ann Parish, 6350 S. Mooresville Road, Indianapolis. Parish festival, rides, games, food, 5-11 p.m. Information: 317-821-2909.

August 23-24

Prince of Peace Parish “Community Festival” at Father Michael Shawe Memorial Jr./Sr. High School, 201 W. State St., Madison.

Fri. 5 p.m.-midnight, Sat. 5 p.m.-midnight, food, rides, games. Information: 812-265-4166.

August 24

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 5692 N. Central Ave., Indianapolis. 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m., $15 pre-registration, $50 pre-registration family of 4-6. “Fall Kick-Off Fest,” food, music, games, movies, $1 adults, under 21 free, 4-11 p.m. Information: 317-257-2266.

St. Monica Parish, 6131 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis. St. Monica Feast Day Festival, Mass, 5:30 p.m., Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin, celebrant, dress in attire from your country of origin, food from around the world following Mass, $1 per item, performances by Irish Dancers and Chinelos, games. Information: 317-253-2193 or

St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis. Rosary procession, following 12:10 p.m. Mass, pray and process through the streets of downtown Indianapolis. Information:

August 24-25

St. Mary Parish Festival held at St. Mary’s School, 1331 E. Hunter Robbins Way, Greensburg. “On Eagle’s Wings,” 5K walk/run Sat. in memory of Steve and Denise Butz and Don and Barb Horan, 8-11 a.m., Mass 4:30 p.m. Festival, Sat. 5:30-11 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., food, games, bake sale, music, Sun. fried chicken dinner 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Information: 812-663-8427. 

August 25

St. Paul Parish, 9788 N. Dearborn Road, Guilford. Hot Breakfast Bar Buffet, 7:30 a.m.-noon, free-will donation. Information: 812-623-2349.

August 30

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Maria Guild, rummage sale, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Information: 317-865-0910 or

August 30-September 1

St. Joseph Parish, 1375 S. Mickley Ave., Indianapolis. “Fall Festival,” food, rides, games, Fri. 5 p.m.-1 a.m., Sat. 5-11 p.m., Sun. 3-11 p.m. Information: 317-244-9002.

August 30-September 2

Sacred Heart Parish, gymnasium, 558 Nebeker St., Clinton. “Spaghetti Dinner,” 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Information: 765-832-8468.

August 31

Mount St. Francis Retreat Center, 101 St. Anthony Drive, Mount St. Francis. Picnic, 11 a.m.-midnight, chicken dinner, games, quilts. Information: 812-923-8817.

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General Announcements

Benedict Inn in Beech Grove offers series of sessions on ‘Lumen Gentium,’ Vatican II’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church

In recognition of the Year of Faith, the Benedict Inn, 1402 Southern Ave. in Beech Grove on the southeast side of Indianapolis, is offering a series of three talks on “Lumen Gentium,” the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, plus a celebration of the Mass with explanation, from 7-9 p.m. on Aug. 20, Sept. 4, Oct. 22 and Nov. 19.

The session dates and topics are as follows:

  • Aug. 20—The Church as the People of God (chapter 2);
  • Sept. 4—A Theology of the Laity (chapter 4);
  • Oct. 22—Everyone is Called to Holiness (chapter 5);
  • Nov. 19—Mass (with explanation) and reconciliation with Benedictine Father Matthias Neuman to close the Year of Faith

Each talk is $20, or you can attend all three for $45. A good will offering will be accepted on the evening of the explanatory Mass.

A copy of the document will be available on the first night for $5.95, or attendees may bring their own copy.

This series qualifies for reimbursement for archdiocesan employees through the Faith@Work program during the Year of Faith.

For reservations or more information, contact the Benedict Inn at 317-788-7581 or


St. Malachy Parish in Brownsburg offers series on end-of-life issues

St. Malachy Parish, 9833 E. County Road 750 N. in Brownsburg, will offer a series of six sessions on end-of-life issues titled, “Getting Your House in Order” from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesdays from Aug. 21-Sept. 25.

The session topics are:

  • Aug. 21— Taking Control: Your Financial House, What Goes Into Planning
  • Aug. 28— Protecting Your Family: Strategies and Documents
  • Sept. 4— Preparing for Alternative Housing: Senior Living Options, At-Home Care, Hospice Care
  • Sept. 11— Avoiding Surprises: Who Pays What, Medicare, Medicaid, Long Term Care
  • Sept. 18— Choosing Final Arrangements: Catholic Church Resources, Funeral Costs, Cremation, Preplanning, Cemetery Options, Payment Arrangements
  • Sept. 25—Round Table Wrap-Up (Presenters will return to summarize and answer questions.)

While there is no cost, registration is requested. To register or for more information, contact Providence Sister Barbara Reder at 317-852-3195, e-mail, or log on to


Former Holy Trinity School reunion for Classes of 1962 and 1963 open to anyone

The former Holy Trinity School in Indianapolis will hold a reunion for the Classes of 1962 and 1963 on Aug. 30-Sept. 1, but anyone who would like to celebrate is welcome.

The celebration begins at 6 p.m. on Aug. 30 at the Slovenian National Home, 2717 W. 10th St. in Indianapolis. The band “Hoosier Polka Jammers” will be performing. There is no admission fee for this event.

On Aug. 31, an open house will be held from 2-5 p.m. in the causeway between Holy Trinity Church and the Women’s Center at the corner of N. Holmes and St. Clair St. in Indianapolis. Organist Norma Stephanciosa will be playing the Holy Trinity organ.

That evening at 7 p.m., a banquet and dance will be held at the Brickyard Crossing banquet center, 4400 W. 16th St. in Indianapolis. Many former Holy Trinity teachers, priests and religious will be in attendance.

The reunion celebration will conclude with noon Mass on Sept. 1 at the 12th annual Slovenian Festival at the Slovenian National Home picnic grounds at 1340 Yates Lane in Avon. The festival following the Mass includes food, music and dancing, plus Holy Trinity alumni will host a display tent where photos, trophies and other school artifacts will be displayed. There is a $5 gate fee to enter the picnic grounds for those over age 16.

An overall fee of $60 helps cover the cost of all events. For reservations or questions, contact Rich Radez at 317-502-5838 or e-mail


Our Lady of Guadalupe missionary image to travel to abortion centers in Indianapolis

A 4-by-6 foot traveling image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the unborn, will be present at three Indianapolis abortion centers on Aug. 17, 18 and 22.

The missionary image is one of two photographic, life-sized copies of the actual tilma (cloak) of St. Juan Diego on display at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

The schedule for the image’s presence is as follows:

  • Aug. 17—Planned Parenthood abortion center, 8590 Georgetown Road in Indianapolis, 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (Abortions are scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m.) It will be followed by a 1-mile candlelight procession to 1st Choice for Women at 5455 W. 86th St.
  • Aug. 18—Planned Parenthood abortion center, 8590 Georgetown Road in Indianapolis, 2-5 p.m.
  • Aug. 22—Affiliated Women’s Services, 2215 Distributor’s Drive in Indianapolis, 8 a.m.-noon . (Abortions are scheduled to be performed at this time.)
  • Aug. 22—Indianapolis Women’s Center, 1201 N. Arlington Ave. in Indianapolis, 1-5 p.m. (Abortions are scheduled to be performed at this time.)

For information, e-mail

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Retreats and Programs

August 9-11

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. Benedictine Approaches to Hope and Love, Benedictine Father Bede Cisco, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 or

August 10

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Compassion vs. Codependency, Franciscan Sister Olga Wittekind and Claire Sherman, presenters, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $45 per person or $65 per person for program and CEU. Information: 812-933-6437 or

August 16-18

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. Simplicity Retreat Revised: A Way of Life, Benedictine Father Noël Mueller, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 or

August 17

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Personality Dynamics: Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Deb Doty, presenter, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $100 per person, registration limited to 30. Information: 317-788-7581 or

August 19

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. A Day of Reflection, “Prayer: Give it Time”, Father Jim Farrell, presenter, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $39 per person. Information: 317-545-7681 ext., 15 or

August 20

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Lumen Gentium: The Dogmatic Constitution on the Church”, session one,  7-9 p.m., $20 per person includes lunch and room for the day. Information: 317-788-7581 or

August 20-22

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. Midweek retreat: “St. Benedict’s Way”, Benedictine Brother Maurus Zoeller, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 or

August 21

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Contemplative Prayer, Franciscan Sister Olga Wittekind, presenter, 3-4:30 p.m., $5 per person. Information: 812-933-6437 or

August 22

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Personal Day of Retreat, “Listen with the Ear of Your Heart,” 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $25 per person includes lunch and room for the day. Information: 317-788-7581 or

August 23

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Come Away and Rest Awhile: Silent Self-Guided Day of Reflection, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $31 per person. Information:

August 25

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Pre-Cana program, 1:30-6:30 p.m., $56 per couple. Information: 317-545-7681 ext., 15 or

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