August 30, 2013

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The Coming Week

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

St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 7575 Holliday Drive, E., Indianapolis. Young Adult and College Campus Ministry, First Friday Adoration, 6 p.m., program following adoration, Matt Faley, presenter. Information: 317-592-4067 or

September 6-8

St. Bernadette Retreat Center, 4838 E. Fletcher Ave., Indianapolis. National Association of African Catholics in the United States (NAACUS) National Conference. Ages18+, $20. Ages 9-17, $10. Ages under 9, free. Questions or information: Sally Stovall, 317-727-5736 or Reservations: Christine Kateregga, 317-357-4783,, or online at

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.

Holy Guardian Angels Church, 405 U.S. Highway 52, Cedar Grove. First Saturday Devotional Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Information: 765-647-6981.

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., famous soup, music, yard sale, 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 10

George’s Neighborhood Grill, 6935 Lake Plaza Dr., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange, “Business After Hours” meeting, 5-7 p.m., registration due Sept. 9. Information:

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

Marian Inc., 1011 E. St. Clair, Indianapolis. Feast of the Holy Cross, parish social, dinner, dancing, 6 p.m., $50 per person. Information: 317-578-4581 or 317-695-6323.

St. Anne Parish, 102 N. 19th St., New Castle. Fall Bazaar, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., crafts, bookstore, rummage sale. Information: 765-529-0933.

September 14-15

St. Louis Parish, 13 St. Louis Place., Batesville. Festival 2013, food, music, games, Sat. 6-10:30 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 812-934-3204.

September 15

St. Michael Parish, 101 St. Michael Drive, Charlestown. Septemberfest, fried chicken dinner, quilts, games, silent auction, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 812-256-3200.

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. 

September 20-21

St. Malachy Parish, 9833 E. County Road 750 N., Brownsburg. Country Fair and Hog Roast, Fri. and Sat. 4-11 p.m., food, booths, games. Information: 317-852-3195.

St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 1723 I St., Bedford. Oktoberfest, Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-midnight, German dinner, games, pie contest. Sat. 5K run/walk 7 a.m. Information: 812-275-6539.

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, 23670 Salt Fork Road, Lawrenceburg. Parish festival, 5-11 p.m., Fri. fish fry, Sat. “Hog Wild” meal, rides. Information: 812-656-8700.

September 21

St. Rita Parish, 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave., Indianapolis. “St. Rita Funfest: A Blast From the Past,” 11 a.m.-10 p.m., games, food. Information: 317-632-9349.

St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 7575 Holliday Dr. East, Indianapolis. Fall Festival, games, food, 3-11 p.m. Information: 317-259-4373.

St. Bridget Parish, 404 E. Vine St., Liberty. Oktoberfest, 3-9 p.m., food, games, entertainment. Information: 765-458-5412.

September 22

St. Michael Parish, 11400 Farmers Lane, N.E., Bradford. Parish picnic, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., ham and chicken dinner, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., booths, games, silent auction. Information: 812-364-6646.

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General Announcements

Right to Life Dinner to feature pro-life activist Abby Johnson

Right to Life of Indianapolis is hosting its 31st “Celebrate Life” dinner and awards ceremony, featuring former Planned Parenthood facility director turned pro-life activist Abby Johnson as the keynote speaker. The dinner will take place at 6 p.m. on Sept. 17 in the Sagamore Ballroom of the Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave., in Indianapolis.

This event is the organization’s biggest fundraiser. Proceeds benefit their Educational Trust Fund.

Johnson began working for Planned Parenthood in 2001, working her way to director of one of its facilities in Texas and employee of the year in 2008.

She resigned in October 2009 after assisting with an ultrasound-guided abortion. Horrified at what she saw, she experienced a conversion.

She published a book titled unPlanned in January 2011, describing her work at Planned Parenthood and her conversion to the pro-life cause. She now works for Americans United for Life as senior policy advisor, and founded “And Then There Were None,” a non-profit organization assisting abortion workers in leaving the industry.

Another feature of the evening is the presentation of two prestigious awards.

The Respect Life Award is given to outstanding persons or organizations in the community who have had a profound impact on the pro-life movement. This year’s award will be given to Sisters of the Gospel of Life founder, Sister Diane Carollo.

The Charles E. Stimming, Sr. Pro-Life Award honors a Right to Life Indianapolis volunteer who has met the challenges presented in the pro-life movement and served through leadership. This year’s recipient is Therese Langsenkamp, a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Carmel, Ind, in the Diocese of Lafayette.

The cost of the event is $60. A reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the keynote address at 8 p.m. After dinner, Johnson’s book unPlanned will be available for purchase, and she will be on hand to sign copies.

Registration and sponsorship information is available either online at, or by contacting Right to Life Indianapolis at 317-582-1526 or


‘Bishop’s Bash’ for young adults to be held in Indianapolis on Sept. 9

Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin is inviting young adults ages 18-35 to his residence for a free party at 5 p.m. on Sept. 15.

The event begins with “Mass on the grass,” followed by a cookout, live music, corn hole, volleyball and more.

Details can be found at, or contact Katie Sahm at for more information.


Sept. 14 fundraiser for mitochondrial medicine to honor SS. Francis and Clare parishioner

“Hope Flies Stars for Audrey,” a fundraiser to honor SS. Francis and Clare Parish member Audrey Howe and to benefit the Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine, will be held at SS. Francis and Clare Parish, 5901 Olive Branch Road in Greenwood on Sept. 14 from 5-8 pm.

Audrey, 4, is the daughter of Katy and Jason Howe. She has mitochondrial disease. The family-oriented fundraiser will feature raffle items and a marionette show, and will conclude with a memorable lantern display to honor Audrey and increase awareness of mitochondrial disease.

Admission is $10 for children ages 3-9, $15 for ages 10 and older, and $65 per family. Attendees may also purchase lanterns for $10 each, and T-shirts at $20 for adult sizes and $10 for children sizes. Tickets, lanterns and T-shirts can be ordered online at

Registration closes on Sept. 13. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine to fund treatment-oriented research and awareness.

For more information on mitochondrial disease, log on to

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Retreats and Programs

September 4

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Chat-n-Chew, “Walking in Twilight: Interior Pilgrimage of Life,” Benedictine Sr. Julie Sewell, presenter, noon-1 p.m., $15 per person includes lunch. Information: 317-788-7581 or

September 6-8

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Twelve Steps to Recovery Weekend for Men. Information: 317-590-8050.

September 7

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Friday Night Film Series, “Francesco,” 6:30-9 p.m., free-will offering. Information: 812-933-6437 or

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Franciscan Spirituality, “The Life of St. Francis,” Franciscan Sr. Diane Jamison, presenter, 9-11:30 a.m., $20 per person. Information: 812-933-6437 or

September 8

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

September 9

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. The Mother’s Calling: A Morning for Moms, Julie Paavola, presenter, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $35 per person. Information: 317-545-7681 or

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Men’s Night, 7-8:30 p.m., free-will offering. Information: 812-933-6437 or

September 11

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

September 12

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Biblical Women are Still Speaking, “Mary of Magdala,” Benedictine Sr. Angela Jarboe, presenter, 7-9 p.m., $25 per person. Information: 317-788-7581 or

September 13-15

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Tobit Marriage Preparation Weekend. Information:

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. Listening to God with a Discerning Ear, Benedictine Fr. Adrian Burke, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 or

September 15

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Coffee Talk, “Called to Live in the Light,” Jennifer Profitt, presenter, 10:45 a.m.-noon, free-will donation. Information: 812-933-6437 or

September 20-22

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Weekend retreat, “Having the Experience, but Missing the Meaning,” Paula D’Arcy, presenter, $170 per person or $310 per married couple. Information: 317-545-7681 or

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. Women in the Word, Benedictine Br. Zachary Wilberding, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 or

September 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: 317-545-7681 or

September 28

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Creativity, “Finding God in the Everyday,” Franciscan Sr. Sharonlu Sheridan, presenter, 9-11:30 a.m., $20 per person. Information: 812-933-6437 or

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Climate Change Ambassador Program, Patrick Carolan, Franciscan Action Network, presenter, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $30 per person includes lunch. Information: 812-933-6437 or

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