August 16, 2013

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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. “SausageFest,” 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 Tobin presider, 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.

September 1

The Slovenian National Home, picnic grounds, 1240 Yates Lane, Avon. Slovenian festival, Slovenian sausage, traditional potica and other food, music, $5 admission, children 16 and under free with adult. Information: 317-632-0619 or

St. John the Evangelist Parish, 9995 E. Base Road, Enochsburg. Parish festival, fried chicken and roast beef dinners, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 812-934-2880.

September 2

St. Peter Parish, 1207 East Road, Brookville. Labor Day Festival, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., country style chicken dinner, 10:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., quilts, games. Dinner reservations begin Aug. 1. Information and reservations: 812-623-3670.

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 4773 E. Morris Church St., Morris. Labor Day Picnic, chicken dinner, games, food, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Information: 812-934-6218.

September 4

Roncalli High School, 3300 Prague Road, Indianapolis. “Prayer and Pasta,” eucharistic adoration and pasta dinner for vocations, all high school students invited, no charge, 6-8 p.m., reservations due Aug. 29. Information: 317-787-8277, ext. 257 or

Archbishop O’Meara Catholic Center, 1400 N. Meridian 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.

September 6-8

St. Mary Parish, 212 Washington St., North Vernon. Parish festival, rides, music, silent auction, dinners, Fri. 5 p.m.-midnight, Sat. 9 a.m.-midnight, Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 812-346-3604.

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General Announcements

March and rally commemorate “I Have a Dream” speech 50th anniversary on Aug. 28 in Indianapolis

Kennedy King Memorial Initiative, Inc. is coordinating a rally and march at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 1701 N. Broadway St. in Indianapolis, at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 28. The event marks the 50th anniversary of the renowned activist’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech.

The park is home to the Peace Memorial, which depicts Martin Luther King, Jr. and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy reaching toward each other in solidarity.

Kennedy was present to give a speech in Indianapolis on April 4, 1968, but instead had to communicate to those gathered the horrific news that King had been assassinated. He is credited with helping maintain peace in Indianapolis at such a critical moment. Kennedy himself later suffered the same fate as King. The Peace Memorial honors the contributions of the two men.

Prior to the scheduled march and rally, a panel discussion will be held on the topic of “ ‘I Have a Dream’ 50 Years Later—What Does it Mean?” at the Indiana Historical Society, 450 W. Ohio St. in Indianapolis, at 7 p.m. on Aug. 26.

All are invited to attend the talk, march and rally commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the speech he gave 50 years ago, both hallmarks in the movement for peace.


National Association of African Catholics to celebrate national conference at St. Bernadette Retreat Center on Sept. 6-8

The archdiocesan Office of Multicultural Ministry’s African Catholic Ministry will host the National Association of African Catholics in the United States (NAACUS) as the organization celebrates its third national conference at St. Bernadette Retreat Center, 4838 E. Fletcher Ave. in Indianapolis, on Sept. 6-8.

The theme of the conference is “Celebrating the Year of Faith: One Faith, One Body in the Era of the New Evangelization.”

The keynote speaker will be Father Pascal Nduka, sacramental minister at St. Nicholas Parish in Ripley County and administrator of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Morris.

The conference features discussion, prayer, sacraments and several workshops, including “The Era of the New Evangelization,” “Values of African Family and the New Evangelization,” and a youth and young adult conversation on “Reaching the Next Generation: African Catholic Youth in the United States.”

Bishop Christopher J. Coyne will preside at Mass at 5 p.m. on Sept. 7, followed by an African gala celebration.

The cost for adults ages18 and older is $20. The cost for young adults ages 9-17 is $10, and children under 9 are free. The cost includes dinner on Sept. 6, all meals on Sept. 7 and breakfast on Sept. 8.

Reservations can be made by contacting Christine Kateregga at 317-357-4783 or by e-mail at, or online by logging on to For questions or more information, contact Sally Stovall at 317-727-5736 or by e-mail at


Training offered for catechists for persons with disabilities on Aug. 19

The archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education’s Special Religious Education (SPRED) program is offering training on Catechesis for Persons with Disabilities at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 317 N. New Jersey St. in Indianapolis, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Aug.19.

This bilingual training is a fun, interactive presentation that gives catechists positive approaches to behavior management while still providing a structured classroom with boundaries and expectations.

For information, contact Kara Favata at or 317-236-1448.

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Retreats and Programs

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, document available in book form for $5.95 or bring your own copy. 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

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