September 27, 2013

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The Coming Week

September 27

St. Rita Church, 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave., Indianapolis. Charismatic Mass, praise and worship, 7 p.m., Mass, 7:30 p.m. Information: 317-846-0705.

September 27-28

SS. Francis and Clare Parish, 5901 Olive Branch Road, Greenwood. Fall Festival, Fri. 5 p.m.-midnight, Sat. noon-midnight, rides, art in the park, music. Information: 317-859-4673.

September 28

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:

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Married Couples Retreat, “Praying with One Voice,” Deacon Rick and Carol Wagner, facilitators, 4-11 p.m. Information: 317-545-7681 or

St. Paul Hermitage, chapel, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Recital, Maddi Shake, percussionist, 1:30 p.m., reception following recital. Information: 317-786-2261, ext. 242.

September 29

Most Holy Name of Jesus School, 21 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Homecoming football game and celebration, noon. Information: 317-716-7839.

St. Mary Parish, 312 S. Wilder St., Greensburg. Fall Festival, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., turkey and roast beef dinners. Information: 812-663-7893 or

Marian University, St. Vincent Athletic Field, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis. 2nd Annual Eucharistic Rosary Rally for Faith and Freedom, Rev. James Kelleher, S.O.L.T., keynote speaker, 2-4 p.m. Information: 317-888-0873.

St. Malachy School Gym, 330 N. Green St., Brownsburg. Longaberger Bingo fundraiser, hosted by St. Malachy Altar Society. 2 p.m. (doors open 1 p.m.), $10 for just bingo, $20 for bundle package. Drinks and snacks available for purchase. Information: 317-268-4238 or

October 2

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, “The Seven Sacraments: Made-up rituals or divinely-instituted fonts of grace?” 6:30 p.m. socialize, 7:30 p.m. presentation. Information: 812-379-9353, ext. 241 or

October 4

St. Nicholas Parish, 6461 E. St. Nicholas Drive, Sunman. Turtle Soup Supper, chicken noodle soup, sandwiches, carryout, games, 5-9 p.m. Information: 812-623-2964.

October 4-5

Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. “Oktoberfest,” food, music, 5 p.m.-midnight. Information: 317-784-5454.

October 5

St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 7575 Holliday Drive, E., Indianapolis. One in Christ Marriage Renewal, kick-off meeting, 7-9 p.m., $40 per couple. Information: 317-495-1901 or

October 6

Holy Guardian Angels Parish, 405 US Highway 52, Cedar Grove. Parish homecoming celebrating 139 years, Mass, 11 a.m., pitch-in dinner following Mass, bring a covered dish, meat, drinks and table service provided. Information: 765-647-6765.

Holy Family Parish, 3027 Pearl St., Oldenburg. Fall Festival, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., chicken and roast beef dinners, games. Information: 812-934-3013.

St. Joseph Parish, Clark County, 2605 St. Joe Road W., Sellersburg. Fall Festival, 11 a.m., turkey shoot, food, games, quilts. Information: 812-246-2512.

SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Respect Life Mass and Life Chain, Mass 1 p.m., Life Chain from North Street to 38th Street along Meridian Street, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Information on Life Chain: Angela Walker, 317-823-0859.

October 8

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Maria Guild meeting, 12:30 p.m. Information: 317-885-5098 or

October 10

St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, Media Center, 541 Edgewood Ave., Indianapolis. Hope and Healing Survivors of Suicide support group, 7 p.m. Information: 317-851-8344.

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General Announcements

Night of reflection on miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss set for Oct. 4

In recognition of October as Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Loss Awareness Month, an evening of reflection for parents who have suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss is scheduled from 6-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 at St. Monica Parish, 6131 N. Michigan Road in Indianapolis, in the parish’s Holy Family Room.

The evening includes witness talks, small group sharing, Mass and a blessing. Free baby-sitting is available—when registering, please indicate if baby-sitting will be required.

Registration is due by Oct. 1. For more information or to register, contact Liz Escoffery at 317-446-4248 or e-mail


St. Mary-of-the-Rock festival cancelled

St. Mary-of-the-Rock Parish will not have their annual festival on Oct. 13 due to the closing of the parish.


Annual Catholic all-girl high schools’ Mass and luncheon scheduled for Nov. 3

Students who attended St. Mary Academy, St. Agnes Academy, St. John Academy, Our Lady of Grace Academy, Ladywood School and Ladywood St. Agnes, along with their friends and families, are invited to the seventh annual all-girls high school Mass and luncheon at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 3 at St. Mary Church, 317 North New Jersey St., in Indianapolis.

The luncheon will take place at 11:45 a.m. after Mass at the Rathskeller. The cost is $25 per person.

The reservation deadline is Oct. 19.

For reservations or information, contact Sue Dillane Powell at


Oct. 12 program highlights four female doctors of the Church

The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand are offering a program, “A Feast of Four: Being Fed by Women Doctors of the Church,” that will explore the lives and teachings of four women recognized as outstanding teachers in the Church.

The program will be held at Kordes Center in Ferdinand from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Oct. 12. The presenters are Sisters Mary Ann Verkamp (on St. Hildegard of Bingen), Kathryn Huber (on St. Catherine of Siena), Traci Stutz (on St. Teresa of Avila) and Jenny Miller (on St. Théresè of Lisieux).

The day of reflection will include study of the messages for us for today from the women doctors of the Church.

The cost is $65, which includes lunch. Registration is due by Oct. 9. For more information or to register, call 800-880-2777, or 812-367-1411, ext. 2915, or visit †

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Retreats and Programs

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

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Retreat for Married Couples, “Praying with One Voice,” Deacon Rick and Carol Wagner, presenters, 4-11 p.m., $60 per couple. Information: 317-545-7681 or

September 29

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. “Prayer: Give it Time,” Father Jim Farrell, presenter, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $30 per person. Information: 317-545-7681 or

October 1

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Retreat for Caregivers, “Come and Rest,” Providence Sister Cathy Campbell, presenter, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $39 per person. Information: 317-545-7681 or

October 2

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Chat-n- Chew, “Ordinary Moments of Grace: Laughter and Joy,” Dede Swinehart, presenter, noon-1 p.m., $15 per person includes lunch. Information: 317-788-7581 or

October 3

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Day trip to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for the feast day of Saint Mother Theodore, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., $90 per person. Information: 317-788-7581 or

October 4

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

October 4-6

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Retreat for Separated or Divorced Catholics, “Being and Belonging,” Father Jim Farrell and team presenters, $159 per person.. Information: 317-545-7681 or

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. Praying the Psalms, Benedictine Fr. Harry Hagan, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 or

October 5

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Franciscan Spirituality, “Franciscan Friendship,” Franciscan Sr. Daria Mitchell, presenter, 9-11:30 a.m., $20 per person. Information: 812-933-6437 or

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