August 23, 2013

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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 28

The Stacked Pickle, 910 W. 10th St., Indianapolis. Theology on Tap, 7 p.m. Information: 317-592-4067 or

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

Slovenian National Home, 2717 W. 10th St., Indianapolis. Polka Jam, family fun, food, music, 5 p.m.-close. Information: 317-632-0619 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.

Columbus Bar, 322 Fourth St., Columbus, Theology on Tap, “Rules vs. Relationship: Are you Christ’s slave or friend?” 6:30 p.m. socialize, 7:30 p.m. presentation. Information: 812-379-9353, ext. 241 or

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.

September 7

St. Joan of Arc Parish, 4217 N. Central Ave., Indianapolis. “French Market,” noon-10 p.m., French food, booths, children’s activity area, entertainment. Information: 317-283-5508.

September 7-8

St. Michael Parish, 145 St. Michael Blvd., Brookville. “Fall Fest,” pulled pork Sat. 4-8 p.m., family style fried chicken dinner Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., yard sale, food, silent auction. Information: 765-647-5462.

September 8

St. Mary (Immaculate Conception) Parish, 512 N. Perkins St., Rushville. “Fall Festival,” music, dance, Sun. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., chicken dinner 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Information: 765-932-2588.

St. Augustine Parish, 315 E. Chestnut St., Jeffersonville. “Harvest Celebration,” chicken dinner, baked goods, quilt raffle, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 812-282-2677.

St. Pius V Parish, 330 Franklin St., Troy. “Fall Festival,” 11 a.m.-5 p.m., dinners, games. Information: 812-547-7994.

September 8-12

St. Charles Borromeo Church, 2224 E. 3rd St., Bloomington. Fathers of Mercy Eucharistic Mission, Mercy Father Louis Guardiola, presenter, 7 p.m. presentation, International Vatican display, confessions and adoration available. Information: 812-336-6846 or

September 13-15

St. Lawrence Parish, 4650 N. Shadeland Avenue, Indianapolis. Fall festival, Fri. 5-11 p.m.; Sat. 3-11 p.m.; Sun. 1-6 p.m., food, games, rides. Information: 317-258-1761.

Marriott Hotel, 7202 E. 21st St., Indianapolis. Scecina class of 1963, 50-year class reunion. Information: 317-888-9080 or

September 14

St. Gabriel Parish, 6000 W. 34th St., Indianapolis. Youth Ministry craft fair and garage sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Information: 317-291-7014.

St. Louis Parish, 13 St. Louis Pl., Batesville. Festival 2013, food, music, games, 6-10:30 p.m. Information: 812-934-3204.

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.

September 15

St. Maurice Parish, 1963 N. St. John St., Greensburg. Country breakfast, benefits Father Dennis Moorman’s mission work with Maryknoll Missions, 8 a.m.-noon, free-will donation.

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General Announcements

Benedictine Inn plans day trip to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for feast of St. Theodora Guérin on Oct. 3

The Benedictine Inn in Beech Grove on the southeast side of Indianapolis is planning a day trip to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for the feast of St. Theodora Guérin on Oct. 3.

St. Theordora Guérin was the founder of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Canonized in October 2006, she is the first saint from Indiana. Her feast day is Oct. 3.

A bus will leave the Benedict Inn, 1402 Southern Ave. in Beech Grove, at 8:30 a.m. to arrive in time for 11 a.m. Mass with the Sisters of Providence. Lunch will follow, then the group will embark on a guided tour of the grounds. The bus will arrive back at the Benedict Inn by 6 p.m.

The trip to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is the first in a series of visits planned by the Benedict Inn to religious communities in Indiana. Other upcoming destinations include the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, the Sisters of St. Benedict in Ferdinand, the monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad and the Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters in Huntington, Ind., in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.

Proceeds from all of the planned trips will go toward renewing and beautifying rooms at the Benedict Inn.

The cost for the trip to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is $90. Registration and payment must be received by Sept. 23.

For archdiocesan employees, this trip qualifies for the Faith@Work program during the Year of Faith, which allows for reimbursement up to $100.

To register, send your name, address and phone number to the Benedict Inn, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove, IN 46107, along with a check for $90 made out to “Benedict Inn” and a note that the payment is for the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods day trip.

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


St. Vincent de Paul ‘Friends of the Poor’ Walk in Indianapolis is set for Sept. 28

The Indianapolis Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be joining in the national organization’s “Friends of the Poor” Walk to raise awareness of poverty and funds for the organization. This non-competitive walk (or run) of routes ranging from 1-3 miles will be held at Washington Park, 3031 E. 30th St. in Indianapolis, across from the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry on Sept. 28. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the event begins at 10 a.m.

All proceeds benefit the local St. Vincent de Paul parish conferences and council, which are operated entirely by volunteers.

The funds will help supply healthy food choices for the 10,000 people served weekly by the Indianapolis food pantry; bedding, clothing, furniture and appliances given to eligible clients at the Indianapolis St. Vincent de Paul distribution center; and food and items to serve the homeless of Indianapolis through the St. Vincent de Paul Beggars for the Poor ministry.

This year’s event includes informational stops along the way providing statistics about poverty, action ideas and prayers. The event will also be hosted by a disc jockey, weather permitting.

To register online as a participant, log on to http:/, where instructions and links to the national site are available. Participants then seek donations from individuals online via credit card, or they can bring their collected cash and checks on the day of the event.

Walk-up participants are welcome on the day of the event, but are asked to provide a minimum $25 donation.

For those who wish to donate but do not know a walker, online credit card donations can be made by logging on to http:/ then clicking on “Virtual Vicky.”

People interested in being a corporate sponsor for this event can contact Jennifer at or call 317-643-1713.

For questions or more information, e-mail or call 317-455-8009.

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Retreats and Programs

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 23-25

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. The Letter to the Ephesians: The Teaching of Paul for a New Age, Benedictine Fr. Eugene Hensell, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 or

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