February 21, 2014

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The Coming Week

February 21

Northside Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange, Mass, breakfast and program, “The Pope and Capitalism,” presenter Peter Rusthoven, partner at Barnes and Thornburg LLP and former Associate Counsel to President Ronald Reagan, 6:30-8:30 a.m., $15 members, $21 non-members. Reservations and information: www.catholicbusinessexchange.org.

St. Pius X Church, 2100 Sarto Drive, Indianapolis. Charismatic Mass, praise and worship, 7 p.m. Information: 317-846-0705.

February 22

The Slovenian National Home, 2717 W. 10th St., Indianapolis. Simply Cabin Fever Party, 5 p.m., $5 per person, please bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert to share. Information: 317-632-0619 or slovenianindy@gmail.com.

February 25

Northside Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Radio of Indianapolis 10th anniversary celebration, dinner, $60 per person. Information: 317-870-8400.

February 26

The Columbus Bar, 322 4th St., Columbus. Theology on Tap, “Could you speak up, Lord?—Listening to God’s voice in your life,” Father Eric Augenstein, presenter, 6:30 p.m., gathering, 7:30 p.m., program. Information: 812-379-9353, ext. 241.

February 28

Marian University, Library Auditorium, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis. Right to Life of Indianapolis, Pro-Life 101 Apologetics training for adults and young adults, Mike Spencer, presenter, 7-9 p.m. Information: www.rtlindy.org.

March 1

Cathedral High School, Student Life Center Commons, 5225 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Right to Life of Indianapolis, Pro-Life 101 Apologetics training for students, Mike Spencer, presenter, $5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: www.rtlindy.org.

St. Joseph Parish, 1375 S. Mickley Ave., Indianapolis. Health Ministry presentation: Serving the health needs of St. Joseph and St. Ann Parishes, luncheon, reservations due no later than Feb. 23. Information: 317-339-6503.

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Social and dinner, 6 p.m., $50 per couple. Information: 317-788-7581 or benedictinn@benedictinn.org.

March 1-2

Kokomo High School, 2502 S. Berkley, Kokomo. Indiana Holy Family Catholic Conference, “Faith, Hope and Love—Use It or Lose It?” Admission $50 per single adult, $90 per married couple, $30 per teenager (not registered with their family, $125 per family. Information: 317-865-9964 or holyfamilyconference.org.

March 2

St. Malachy Parish, school gym, 330 Green St., Brownsburg. Longaberger bingo, 2 p.m. Information: 317-268-4238 or dlmtimko2@aol.com.

March 5

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.

March 6

Primo Banquet Hall and Conference Center, 2615 National Ave., Indianapolis.

Sanctity of Life Dinner, Bishop Christopher J. Coyne keynote speaker, 6 p.m., adult tickets $50, student tickets $40. Register by Feb. 20. Information: www.archindy.org/prolife/.

March 7

St. Mary Church, 317 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis. Young Adult Group, first Friday adoration, 7 p.m., dinner and social, 8 p.m. Information: ksahm@archindy.org.

March 8

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.

Another Broken Egg Café, 9435 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Marriage on Tap, “Dream, Disappointment, and Discovery: The Cyclical Nature of Marriage,” Deacon Rick and Carol Wagner, presenters, 7-9:30 p.m., $35 per couple includes dinner. Reservations: www.stluke.org.

March 11

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: 317-888-7625 or vlgmimi@aol.com.

March 13

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.

March 14

Cardinal Ritter House, Community Room, 1218 E. Oak St., New Albany. Cardinal Ritter Birthplace Foundation, Irish coffee and lecture, Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D., Archbishop of Louisville, speaker, 7 p.m., no charge, reservations requested by March 7. Information: 812-284-4534.

March 23

St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, 535 E. Edgewood Ave., Indianapolis. Disabilities Awareness Mass, 9:30 a.m. Information: 317-787-8246 or www.stmarkindy.org.

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General Announcements

Dedication of memorial at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Henryville on March 2

St. Francis Xavier Parish in Henryville will hold a dedication service for a memorial built in memory of the 34 people who died in Indiana and Kentucky as result of the March 2, 2012 tornadoes. The service will be held at the parish, 101 N. Ferguson in Henryville, after the 9 a.m. Mass on March 2.

In addition to honoring those who lost their lives, the memorial also gives thanks to the thousands of people who came from near and far to help with the rebuilding efforts.

The brief service will include a blessing of an outdoor Way of the Cross, the Eagle Scout project of Alex Grover, a member of Most Sacred Heart Parish in Jeffersonville.

The granite memorial is located at the final station marking the resurrection of Jesus.

All are welcome to attend the dedication service.


Saint Meinrad president to speak at Marian University on theology and politics in new millennium on Feb. 24

The Department of Theology and Philosophy at Marian University, in partnership with the Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary, both in Indianapolis, will host the third annual Bishop Simon Bruté Lecture in the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences in room 150 at Marian University, 3200 Cold Spring Road in Indianapolis, at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24.

Benedictine Father Denis Robinson, president-rector and associate professor of systematic theology at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad, will present, “What does Athens have to do with Jerusalem? Theology and Politics in a New Millennium.”

Father Denis is a theologian with special interest in the work of Blessed John Henry Newman. He also teaches and writes in the areas of Reformation theology, Anglican studies, theology, literature, and priesthood.

The event is free and open to the public. There will be a reception immediately following the lecture.


40 Days for Life campaign begins on March 5 in Bloomington, Indianapolis

40 Days for Life, a focused pro-life campaign seeking to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion, will take place in Bloomington and Indianapolis on March 5-April 13.

The campaign includes having a praying presence in front of abortion centers, with opportunities for individuals or groups to sign up for a selected hour or hours each week during the campaign.

For more information, log on to http://40daysforlife.com/location.html, scroll down to Indiana and select the desired city. From there, you will be re-directed to a local website.


March 22 dinner marks foundation’s 20th anniversary of aiding Christians in Holy Land

The Indiana region of the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land (FFHL) will hold its sixth Indiana regional benefit dinner and silent auction at the JW Marriott, 10 S. West St. in Indianapolis, from 6-10 p.m. on March 22.

This year’s event marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the FFHL. The anniversary theme, “Preserving the Remnant of the Family of Christ,” refers to the FFHL’s mission to safeguard the Christian presence in the Holy Land and stem their exodus from the area.

During its 20-year history, the foundation has developed 14 programs to help Christians in the Holy Land go to school, find good paying jobs and secure housing. Funds generated by the Indiana region support several of these programs.

The keynote speaker at the event is Franciscan Father Marwan Di’Des, who was born in Jerusalem. He served as pastor of a parish in Bethlehem for three years, and is currently director of the Terra Sancta Schools throughout the Holy Land and of the Franciscan Boys Home in Bethlehem.

Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin and Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, vicar general, are scheduled to attend the event, and Msgr. Joseph Schaedel, pastor of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Indianapolis, will serve as emcee, along with Franciscan Father Peter Vasko, FFHL president.

The FFHL is an extension of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land, which is responsible to the Vatican for all Christian people, shrines and holy sites in the region.

For pricing information, to make reservations or to learn about sponsoring a table, e-mail info@ffhl.org, call 866-905-3787 toll-free, or log on to www.ffhl.org.

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Retreats and Programs

February 21

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Girls’ Night Out: Women Helping Women, 7-10:30 p.m., $45 per person with a portion of the proceeds going to the Julian Center. Information: 317-788-7581 or benedictinn@benedictinn.org.

February 21-23

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Drive, Mt. St. Francis. Silent Retreat for Women. $150 covers retreat, room, lunches and dinners. 7 p.m. Feb. 21-2 p.m. Feb. 23. Register by Feb. 19. Information: 812-923-8817 or retreats@mountsaintfrancis.org.

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