September 26, 2014

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The Coming Week

September 26-27

St. Rose of Lima Parish, 114 Lancelot Drive, Franklin. Parish Festival, Fri. 5-10:30 p.m. fish fry, euchre, Sat. 8 a.m.-11 p.m., garage sale, games, poker, food, music, bingo, beer, wine. Information: 317-738-3929.

September 27

Washington Park, 3130 E. 30th St., Indianapolis. Society of St. Vincent de Paul “Friends of the Poor®” Walk, 1-3 mile route, registration/check-in 9 a.m., walk 10 a.m. Walk-ups welcome with minimum $25 donation. Information: 317-455-8009 or

St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis. Faithful Citizens Rosary procession, Mass, 12:10 p.m., procession following Mass. Information:

Longneck’s Sports Grill, 1009 Town Dr., Covington, Ky. La Salette Academy All-School Reunion, 2-10 p.m. Information: Laureen Siegrist, 859-757-5556.

September 27-28

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

September 28

St. Gabriel Parish “Fall Festival” at Fayette County Fairgrounds, 2690 N. Park Road, Connersville. Fried chicken dinner, silent auction, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 765-825-8578.

St. Mark Parish, 5377 Acorn Road, Tell City. Parish picnic, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. CST, ham and beef shoot, food, quilts, games, raffle. Information: 812-836-2481.

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

Knights of St. John Hall, 312 S. Wilder St., Greensburg. Ladies Auxiliary and Knights of St. John Fall Festival, food, quilt and money raffle, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., $10 age 10 and older, $5 ages 4-10, free for children under age 3.

September 29

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis. St. Raphael Catholic Medical Association of Indianapolis, White Mass, 6 p.m. Information: 317-846-4366 or

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 10655 Haverstick Road, Carmel, Ind. (Diocese of Lafayette). Women’s Club, Evening of Reflection, “Women in the Church, Yesterday and Today,” Dr. Anne Roat, presenter, Mass, 6 p.m., buffet dinner, 7 p.m., $20 per person. Information: 317-846-3850, ext. 123 or

October 1

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: 317-243-0777.

October 3

St. Nicholas Parish, 6461 E. St. Nicholas Dr., Sunman. Turtle Soup Supper, 5-9 p.m. Information: 812-212-4828 or

October 3-4

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

October 4

St. Michael the Archangel Church, 145 St. Michael Blvd., Brookville. First Saturday Devotional Prayer Group, Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, rosary, confession, meditation, 8 a.m. Information, registration: 765-647-5462.

Holy Trinity Parish, corner of N. Holmes and St. Clair St., Indianapolis. Saints in the Streets, Holy Trinity, St. Anthony, St. Barnabas and Immaculate Heart of Mary parishes, cleanup event, opening prayer, 8 a.m., St. Anthony Church, 337 N. Warman Ave., Indianapolis, cleanup following prayer service until noon. Information:

October 5

St. Anne Parish, 102 N. 19th St., New Castle, New Castle. Knights of Columbus Assembly, “O’Connor Family Singers,” dinner and performance, 3 p.m., $10 per person, reservations requested by Sept. 30. Information: 765-602-9389.

Holy Family Parish, 3027 Pearl St., Oldenburg. Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-6 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.-4 p.m., turkey shoot, chicken dinner. Information: 812-246-2512.

SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Respect Life Mass and Central Indiana Life Chain, Mass 1 p.m., Life Chain along Meridian St. between Ohio St. and 40th St. 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Vigo County Court House, 3rd St. at Wabash, Terre Haute. Life Chain, 2-3:30 p.m. Information: 812-841-0060.

Farmers State Bank, 116th St. and Allisonville Road, Fishers, Ind. (Diocese of Lafayette). Life Chain, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Information: 317-509-1450.†

Bloomington Life Chain, E. Third St. at High St. in Bloomington, 2-3:30 p.m. Information: 812-322-5114.

Richmond/Wayne County Life Chain, S. A St. at S. 16th St. in Richmond, 2-3 p.m. Information: 765-935-1786.

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General Announcements

White Violet Farm Alpacas to host open house on Sept. 28

White Violet Farm Alpacas, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, will host an open house from 1-4 p.m. on Sept. 28.

Participants will have an opportunity to feed and observe the 38 alpacas owned by the Sisters of Providence, and talk with those who care for the animals.

The event also includes a market with alpaca items, such as ornaments, scarves, hats and socks, as well as several different alpaca fiber demonstrations.

There is no cost to attend the event.

For more information, call 812-535-2932 or e-mail


Singer/songwriter Audrey Assad, Christian band Bellarive to perform at Marian University on Oct. 12

Catholic singer/songwriter Audrey Assad, along with Christian rock band Bellarive, will perform a concert at Marian University, 3200 Cold Spring Road, in Indianapolis at 7 p.m. on Oct. 12.

Assad is a Catholic singer/songwriter who has been creating beautiful, spirit-filled music for years. Her music is focused on portraying a realistic picture of spiritual life with all its triumphs and tribulations. This performance is part of her farewell “Death Be Not Proud” Tour.

Performing with her will be the Christian rock band Bellarive, whose album “The Heartbeat” peaked on the Billboard Christian Albums chart at No. 21. Their second studio album, “Before There Was,” was released on July 22.

Seating begins at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 in advance, or $18 at the door. VIP tickets, which include admission to the concert 30 minutes early and a signed Audrey Assad concert poster, are $28.

Tickets can be purchased by logging on to

For more information, contact Katie Sahm at 317-592-4067 or by e-mail at


Conference will discuss church care and preservation, recognize Franciscan architect on Oct. 18

The Adrian Wewer Centennial Conference, as well as an organ recital and Mass celebrated by Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin, will be held in Indianapolis from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Oct. 18.

The conference will be held at the Athenaeum, 407 E. Michigan St., in Indianapolis from 9 a.m to 3:15 p.m. It will offer a variety of session topics of special interest to congregations possessing historic churches who are seeking ways to both preserve their heritage and adapt to future opportunities.

It will also honor the life and work of Franciscan Brother Adrian Wewer, a wood worker and architect who designed and built about 100 buildings from the 1860s until his death in 1914.

After the educational sessions end at 3:15 p.m., the event will continue with an organ recital at Sacred Heart Church, 1530 Union St., in Indianapolis at 4 p.m., immediately followed by a Mass celebrated at 5 p.m. by Archbishop Tobin, along with invited clergy. The event will conclude with a reception at the church.

Registration is $30 per person. Lunch at the Athenaeum’s Rathskeller restaurant is included.

Online registration is available by logging onto or calling Sacred Heart Church at 317-638-5551.

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Retreats and Programs

September 27

Benedict Inn-- Angels of Grace ~ ~ A Celebration of Women. Join us for our 7th annual awards ceremony and celebration of the “angels” in our lives-women who have made a difference. Enjoy a style show, a delicious lunch and a chance to meet women who have distinguished themselves through acts of compassion and kindness. Honor the women who are important to you by inviting them to this special event. Saturday, *10:30 AM - 2 PM ~ Fee: $35 per person. The event will be held at Primo banquet hall (south).

September 30

Benedict Inn-- Divine Revelation: "The Constitution on Divine Revelation" (Dei Verbum) Session 3. Come learn why the Second Vatican’s Council’s Constitution on Divine Revelation was one of the major achievements of the Council. The document expresses the Church’s belief in how and what God reveals to us and how we accept that in faith. The document explores Scripture and Tradition as the means by which that Revelation is passed on in history. The concluding section, Scripture in the Life of the Church, initiated a major shift in how Catholics appreciated and used the Bible. Tuesdays in September: *7:00-8:30pm Fee: $15 ~ Book additional: $3.95 Presenter: Fr. Matthias Neuman, OSB

October 2

Benedict Inn-- Day Trip to Ferdinand & St. Meinrad, IN. Come join us for another adventure as we journey to two religious communities in Indiana. We will begin with the Sisters with a tour, joining them for noon prayer followed by lunch. We will head over to St. Meinrad for a tour, simple dinner, and joining the monks for Vespers (evening prayer) before heading back to the Benedict Inn. It promises to be a long but delightful and faith-filled day. Thursday, October 2, 2014 ~ 7:00 AM – 9:30 PM. Fee: $95 ~ Guide: Annie Endris

October 7

Benedict Inn-- “Listen with the Ear of Your Heart” Personal Days of Retreat. Every now and then, it helps to take some time to just slow down, breathe, and listen. Call to schedule any day for a personal retreat. *9AM-5 PM ~ $35 includes lunch and room for the day.

October 9

Benedict Inn-- Visio Divina: Ruth and Naomi. “Where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge…” Ruth 1:16. The story of Ruth and Naomi can speak to our experiences of relationships, friendships, even walking with someone on their journey. Take some time to discover this wonderful meditative prayer practice that incorporates Sacred Scripture and beautiful, modern illuminations from the St. John’s Bible. Thursday, October 9, 2014 ~ *7– 9:00 PM ~ Fee $20. Facilitator: Sr. Angela Jarboe, OSB

October 20

Benedict Inn-- Praying n Playing – Session 2: Longing For God - What is stirring within me? Come explore creative ways of being with God. As “Pray-ers” who are players we will support one another in knowing more of the God who both welcomes us as children and who graces us as adults. God meets each of us where we are and each of us meets God in our own unique way. *9:30 – 11:30 AM ~ Fee: $12 per session ~ Presenter: Dawna Petersen. Mon. October 20: Longing For God - What is stirring within me? Mon. November 17: Continuing the Journey - Where will my next step be?

October 25

Benedict Inn-- Treasure Chest Raffle. Join us for an evening of fun and a chance to win one of twenty fabulous prizes while supporting the ministry of the Benedict Inn! Call the Benedict Inn at 317-788-7581 x 3 for tickets or more information. Central Catholic Multi-purpose Room ~ Saturday, October 25, 2014 ~ 6-9:30 PM

October 27

Benedict Inn-- Seeking Balance and Peace in Our Hectic Lives. “Come to me, all who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28. Whether a young working mother, a middle-aged woman caring for children and parents, or a busy professional, minister, or community activist, all too often women find their days frenzied, overactive, or overwrought with the demands of job, home, and community. Come away from your hectic schedule for an evening of peace. The evening will include sacred leisure for mind, body, and spirit as well as time for sharing with others and quiet reflection. Our guides for the evening will include mystics, saints, and contemporary spiritual writers as well as scripture. Mon. October 27, 2014 ~ *7PM – 9PM ~ Fee: $25 ~ Facilitator: Marilyn Williams

November 13

Benedict Inn-- Rule of Life: A Trellis That Supports Your Spiritual Life. St. Benedict wrote a Rule of Life for his followers so that they could seek God together. We all need support to help us grow. A Rule of Life serves as a trellis to help support your spiritual life. This evening will introduce you to what a Rule of Life is and how it might help you on your own spiritual journey. Thursday, November 13, 2014 ~ *7 – 9 PM ~ Fee: $25 Presenter: Sr. Jennifer Mechtild Horner, OSB

November 14

Benedict Inn-- “Listen with the Ear of Your Heart” Personal Days of Retreat. Every now and then, it helps to take some time to just slow down, breathe, and listen. Call to schedule any day for a personal retreat. *9AM-5 PM ~ $35 includes lunch and room for the day.

November 17

Benedict Inn-- Praying n Playing – Session 3: Continuing the Journey - Where will my next step be? Come explore creative ways of being with God. As “Pray-ers” who are players we will support one another in knowing more of the God who both welcomes us as children and who graces us as adults. God meets each of us where we are and each of us meets God in our own unique way. *9:30 – 11:30 AM ~ Fee: $12 per session ~ Presenter: Dawna Petersen. Mon. November 17: Continuing the Journey - Where will my next step be?

December 1

Benedict Inn -- FBI: ADVENT: Advent with Thomas Merton Fr. Thomas Merton wrote on many themes that have to do with our celebrations of Advent and Christmas. Among them: hope, incarnation, balancing action and prayer, contemplative time and prayer. We will explore some of those writings that will enable us to reflect more deeply on the meaning of Advent and Christmas. Monday, December 1, 2014 5:00 – 9:00PM (at Benedict Inn) Fee: $30 ~ Presenter: Fr. Jeff Godecker

December 5

Benedict Inn -- Movie Night: “Trouble with Angels.” “I’ve got the most scathingly brilliant idea!” In celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life, we will be watching a variety of movies and having conversations about how they portray women religious. What are the stereotypes of women religious? What is the Sister’s life really like? The kick-off for the year will begin with movie and discussion focusing on the discernment and call to religious life with the funny and touching “Trouble with Angels”. Join us for popcorn and conversation! Friday, December 5, 2014 ~ 6:30 – 9:00 PM. Suggested donation: $10 Facilitator: Sr. Ann Patrice Papesh, OSB

December 6

Benedict Inn-- Morning Advent Reflection: The Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth. Joy, praise, faith, charity, love, awareness, and hope: what word speaks to you when you think about the Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth? Take some time this Advent to reflect on this rich scripture that also gives us the beautiful response of Mary to Elizabeth known as the Canticle of Mary or the Magnificent. Saturday, December 6, 2014 ~ *9 – 11:30 AM. Fee: $25 ~ Presenter: Annie Endris

December 9

Benedict Inn-- Advent: Visio Divina: How do you receive the light of Christ? How do you understand Christ’s truth? How do you receive the grace of Christ’s love? This Advent, reflect and meditate on the Incarnation from the Gospel of John, using the artistic and spiritual endeavor of the St. John’s Bible. Tuesday, December 9, 2014 ~ *7– 9:00 PM ~ Fee: $20 ~ Facilitator: Sr. Angela Jarboe, OSB

December 13

Benedict Inn-- Shop Inn-Spired Christmas Sale. You’re sure to find something for everyone on your list, all at affordable Benedictine prices. Saturday, 9AM to 3 PM

December 15

Benedict Inn-- “Listen with the Ear of Your Heart” Personal Days of Retreat. Every now and then, it helps to take some time to just slow down, breathe, and listen. Call to schedule any day for a personal retreat. *9AM-5 PM ~ $35 includes lunch and room for the day.

December 21

Benedict Inn-- Blue Christmas A Blue Christmas Service or Service of Solace or the Longest Night is a different type of prayer service. Come join us for an experiential prayer service that remembers and names the loss you have experienced while being in a community of quiet prayer and support. Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 1-2:30 PM ~ Fee: Free will donation, registration requested Leader: Annie Endris ~ Please visit our website for more information.

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