November 1, 2013

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The Coming Week

November 1-2

St. Augustine Home, 2345 W. 86th St., Indianapolis. Little Sisters of the Poor, Christmas bazaar, Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 317-415-5767.

November 2

St. Roch Parish, 3600 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Christmas bazaar, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., crafts, Christmas ornaments. Information: 317-652-7131 or

St. Malachy School, gym, 330 N. Green St., Brownsburg. Christmas bazaar and craft show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 30 vendors, gift baskets, food. Information: 317-852-3195.

St. Martin of Tours Parish, Sexton Hall, 1720 E. Harrison St., Martinsville. Christmas holiday bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., crafts, cookies by the pound, food. Information: 765-342-4504.

St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), 4720 E. 13th St., Indianapolis. All class reunion, school tours, 4:15 p.m., Mass, 5 p.m., dinner and program, Marriott East, 7202 E. 21st St. Information: 317-357-8352 or

Calvary Cemetery, Mausoleum Chapel, 435 W. Troy Ave., Indianapolis. All Souls Day Mass, noon. Information: 317-784-4439 or

Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, Mausoleum Chapel, 9001 N. Haverstick Road, Indianapolis. All Souls Day Mass, noon. Information: 317-574-8898 or

St. Maria Goretti Parish, 17104 Springmill Road, Westfield (Diocese of Lafayette, Ind.). The Gabriel Project and 1st Choice for Women, Born to Run 5K run/walk, 8:30 a.m., $25 adults, $15 students. Register the day of event. Information:

Holy Guardian Angels Church, 405 U.S. Highway 52, Cedar Grove. First Saturday devotional prayer group, Mass, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, rosary, confession, meditation, 8 a.m. Information: 765-647-5462.

Mount St. Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Italian gala and social, 5:30 p.m., $25 per person. Information: 812-923-8817 or

November 2-3

St. John the Baptist Parish, 25743 State Route 1, Guilford. 23rd Annual craft show and chicken dinner, Sat. crafts, homemade soup, sandwiches, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. chicken dinner, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 812-576-4302 or

November 6

Columbus Bar, 322 Fourth St., Columbus, Theology on Tap, “Literally or Literarily: How do Catholics interpret the Bible?” 6:30 p.m. socialize, 7:30 p.m. presentation. Information: 812-379-9353, ext. 241 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.

November 7

St. Vincent Hospice, 8650 Payne Road, Indianapolis. Caring for the chronically ill, St. Vincent Hospice and Office of Family Ministries Health Ministry, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $25 per person, includes lunch. Information: 317-236-1475 or

November 8-9

St. Louis de Montfort Parish, 11441 Hague Road, Fishers, (Diocese of Lafayette, Ind.), Healing Hidden Hurts, post abortion healing seminar and training, Fri. seminar, 7-8:30 p.m., no charge, Sat. facilitator training, $108 per person, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 317-297-7578 or

November 9

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.

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, 520 Stevens, St., Indianapolis. Knights of Columbus Council #14449, A Knight in New Orleans, Cajun/Creole dinner to benefit Pro-Life Causes, 5:30 p.m., $25 per person advance or $30 per person at the door. Information: 317-219-5903 or 

Mary, Queen of Peace Parish, 1005 W. Main St., Danville. Christmas bazaar, vendors, gift baskets, lunch, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Slovenian National Home, 2717 W. 10th St., Indianapolis. The Grape Arbor Dance, 6-11 p.m., $7 per person or $17 with dinner, children under 16 no charge. Information: 317-632-0619 or

St. Paul Hermitage, chapel, 501 N, 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Sisters of St. Benedict, Celebration of Light, Memorial Mass, 5 p.m., following Mass until 7:30 p.m., walk the grounds lined with luminaries and enjoy cookies and cider. Information: 317-787-3287.

St. Paul the Apostle Parish, 202 E. Washington St., Greencastle. Christmas bazaar, decorations, crafts, baked goods, chili lunch available, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 317-745-4284.

November 9-10

Knights of Columbus, 1305 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis. Catholic Charities Indianapolis Refugee and Immigrant Services Garage Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 317-236-1445 or

November 10

St. Monica School, 6131 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis. School open house, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Information: 317-255-7153.

St. Michael Parish, 11400 Farmers Lane NE, Greenville. Spaghetti dinner and Christmas bazaar, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., adults $8 per person, children ages 4-11 $4. Information: 812-364-6646 or

Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Twister Circle, Oldenburg. Open house, 1-3 p.m. Information: 812-933-0737, ext. 244 or

November 12

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Maria Guild, Mass for deceased members, 11 a.m., meeting 12:30 p.m. Information: 317-885-5098.

November 14

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.

Cinemark Movies 8, 1848 E. Stop 13 Road, Indianapolis. Comunita Cenacolo Region 4, “The Triumph,” private movie screening, 7 p.m., $20 per person prior to the movie, no tickets sold at the door. Information: 317-727-1167 or

November 16

St. Joan of Arc Parish, Doyle Hall, 4217 Central Ave., Indianapolis. How to build better relationships, Dr. Ray Guarendi, author and radio and TV host on EWTN, presenter, 10 a.m., $15 per person, $25 per couple includes lunch. Information: 317-225-8902, 317-283-5508 or

Father Louis Gootee Council Knight of Columbus, 7225 Southeastern Ave., Indianapolis. 3rd Annual SIP for Scholarships, 6-8 p.m., $10 per person, must be 21. Information: 317-460-8488 or

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General Announcements

Mozart’s Requiem to be sung at All Souls Day Mass on Nov. 2

The famous classical music composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was composing his Requiem Mass in D minor when he died in 1791 in Vienna, Austria.

It has been a favorite of classical music devotees ever since.

At 11 a.m. on Nov. 2, a choir and soloists accompanied by an orchestra will perform the Requiem during a celebration of the traditional Latin Mass at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 520 Stevens St., in Indianapolis.

The traditional Latin Mass was the form of the Mass celebrated at the time Mozart composed his Requiem. A Requiem Mass before the implementation of the reforms of the Second Vatican Council was a funeral Mass or a later memorial Mass for a deceased person.

Such a Mass was also traditionally celebrated on Nov. 2, All Souls Day.

The Mass on Nov. 2 at Holy Rosary is open to the public. For more information, call the parish at 317-636-4478.


Mass, dinner to honor homeless veterans will be held on Nov. 9

A Mass honoring homeless veterans will be celebrated at the Knights of Columbus at 4332 N. German Church Road in Indianapolis at 5 p.m. on Nov. 9.

Mayor Greg Ballard of Indianapolis and Mayor Dean Jessup of Lawrence are scheduled to attend to honor the lives and service of the 25 homeless veterans who will be attending the Mass. The veterans receive assistance through the Indiana Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Also to honor the veterans, Boy Scouts will present the colors and perform a musical tribute.

A full Thanksgiving dinner for all in attendance will follow the Mass. A goodwill offering will be available to support ministries for the homeless veterans.

For those who wish to attend the dinner, call Holly or Bob Blagburn at 317-335-1177 or 317-965-8781 to RSVP.


Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration to celebrate 150th jubilee on Nov. 3 with Mass, reception in Lafayette

The Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration invite the public to join them as they celebrate their 150th jubilee at 2 p.m. on Nov. 3 at St. Boniface Church, 318 N. 9th St., Lafayette, in the Diocese of Lafayette.

The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Timothy Doherty of Lafayette, followed by a reception in the school gym.

The sisters have ministered at various hospitals in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, including at the former St. Anthony Hospital in Terre Haute, the former St. Edward Hospital in New Albany, Franciscan St. Francis Health in Beech Grove/Indianapolis, and Franciscan St. Francis Health in Mooresville.

Everyone is invited to join the sisters in thanking God for 150 years of service to the Church in perpetual adoration and works of mercy.

For more information, e-mail


Super Bowl raffle to benefit Mother Theodore Catholic Academies is Dec. 4

This year marks the final year for a Super Bowl raffle to raise funds benefiting the children of Mother Theodore Catholic Academies (MTCA) and their participation in extracurricular activities.

In 2009, Bill Polian, former general manager of the Indianapolis Colts and a former MTCA board member, proposed to donate Super Bowl tickets for five years to help fund and promote extracurricular programming.

At that time, there were no sports or other extracurricular programs offered at MTCA, which consists of four archdiocesan elementary schools and one preschool in Indianapolis’ inner-city.

Thanks in part to the Super Bowl raffle, MTCA now has three teams participating in Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) football, as well as extracurricular opportunities for chess, choir and kickball.

The raffle’s grand prize includes four Super Bowl tickets and a $5,000 cash award. Other prizes include an 11-game “Fan Choice Package” for two donated by the Indiana Pacers, and a $1,000 cash prize.

Tickets are $200 each and can be purchased by contacting Rose Springman at 317-236-7324, or by e-mailing her at

The raffle drawing will take place on Dec. 4. Winners will be notified by phone, and results will be posted the next day at

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Retreats and Programs

November 1-3

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Worldwide Marriage Encounter. Information: 317-888-1892.

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Ignatian Retreat/Workshop, Precious Blood Father Timothy Guthridge, presenter. Information: 317-788-7581 or

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. Saints and the Universal Call to Holiness, Benedictine Br. Zachary Wilberding, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 or

November 8-10

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

November 11

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Day of Reflection on the Psalms, Father William Munshower, presenter, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $39 per person. Information: 317-545-7681 or

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Ways of Grace, “Praying with the Desert Mothers and Fathers: focus on Jesus Prayer,” session three, 7-9 p.m., Benedictine Sr. Jennifer Metchild Horner, presenter. Information: 317-788-7581 or

November 18

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. What is Ignatian Spirituality and the Examen Prayer?, Father Jeff Godecker and Mary Schaffner, presenters,  9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $39 per person. Information: 317-545-7681 or

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Chat ‘n Chew presentation, “Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted,” Benedictine Sr. Cindy Freese, presenter, lunch 11 a.m., program, noon-1 p.m., $15 per person includes lunch. Information: 317-788-7581 or

November 25

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Silent self-guided day of reflection, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., $31 per person. Information: 317-545-7681 or

November 29-December 1

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “O” Antiphons Retreat, Benedictine Fr. Columba Kelly, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 or

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