December 7, 2018

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The Coming Month

December 9-13

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis. Parish Mission, presented by Fathers of Mercy Apostolate Louis Guardiola, 7-9 p.m. each evening. Information: 317-636-4478, jerry@holyrosaryconferences.org.

December 11

Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Monthly Taizé Prayer Service, theme “That All May be One,” 7-8 p.m., silent and spoken prayers, simple music, silence. Information: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org.

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Maria Guild, 12:30 p.m. Information: 317-223-3687, vlgmimi@aol.com.

December 14

Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama St., Brazil. Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols, presented by St. Ambrose Schola Cantorum. Free, all are welcome. For more information call the parish office at 812-448-1901.

Granite City Brewery, 150 W. 96th St., Carmel, Ind. Advent on Tap: Science and Our Advent Journey, sponsored by SANCTUS Young Adult and Young Family Ministry of St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish, Zionsville (Lafayette Diocese), Dr. Chris Baglow presenting, ages 21-35 welcome, 7 p.m., donation of one pair of men’s crew socks requested for admission. Information: 317-873-2885, ext. 511, hradabaugh@zionsvillecatholic.com.

December 14-16

St. John the Evangelist Parish, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis. Christkindl Village, Fri. 5-9 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., indoor and outdoor heated activities, live animal Nativity, kids’ activities, alpine slide, German food, beer and wine, sacred music, caroling, Christmas Market, free admission. Information and list of activities: www.stjohnsindy.org.

December 15

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House Chapel, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Service of the Longest Night, sponsored by Abbey Caskets, Benedictine Father Adrian Burke presenting, 6 p.m. CT, light refreshments to follow, Reservations requested: info@abbeycaskets.com, 800-987-7380.

December 18

Mount St. Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. “Abide” Adoration Service, sponsored by New Albany Deanery Catholic Youth Ministries, 7-8 p.m., every third Thurs. of the month, featuring guest speaker, praise band, silence and confessions, child care available. Information and child care reservations: Chris Rogers, chris@nadyouth.org, 812-923-8355.

December 19

Calvary Mausoleum Chapel, 435 W. Troy Ave., Indianapolis. Christmas Mass, 2 p.m. Information: 317-784-4439 or www.catholiccemeteries.cc.

December 20

St. Joseph Parish, 1401 S. Mickley Ave., Indianapolis. Third Thursday Adoration, interceding for women experiencing crisis pregnancy, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., with Mass at 5:45 p.m. Information: 317-244-9002.

Our Lady of Peace Cemetery and Mausoleum, 9001 Haverstick Road, Indianapolis. Christmas Mass, 2 p.m. Information: 317-574-8898 or www.catholiccemeteries.cc.

December 21

Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange, Lafayette Bishop Timothy Doherty presenting, Mass 7 a.m., buffet breakfast and program following, $15 members, $21 non-members. Register by noon on Dec. 20. Information and registration: www.catholicbusinessexchange.org.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1752 Scheller Lane, New Albany. The Longest Night: A Mass of Consolation, 7 p.m. Information: 812-945-2374, tyost@olphna.org.

December 22

St. Bartholomew Church, 1306 27th St., Columbus. 13th Annual Concert Series: Christmas Passion, featuring Hot Horns, 7 p.m., free will offering. Complete list of all concerts: www.saintbartholomew.org  (click on Music Ministry) or bminut@stbparish.net.

January 4

Women’s Care Center, 4901 W. 86th St., Indianapolis. First Friday Mass, 5 p.m., Father Andrew Dudzinski presiding, optional tour of center to follow. Information: 317-829-6800, www.womenscarecenter.org.

January 8

Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Monthly Taizé Prayer Service, 7-8 p.m., silent and spoken prayers, simple music, silence. Information: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org.

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General Announcements 

Crèches on display at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library through Dec. 28

An exhibit of crèches—or Nativity scenes—from around the world are on display in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library, 200 Hill Dr., in St. Meinrad, through Dec. 28.

The crèches represent a variety of styles and media, such as porcelain, wood, glazed tile, glass, cloth, stone, metals and ceramic.

For library hours, call 812-357-6401 or 800-987-7311, or visit www.saintmeinrad.edu/library/library-hours. All times are Central Standard Time.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The library will be closed on Dec. 22-25.

Visitors may wish to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing to view the exhibit.

 

Christian-Muslim prayer service set for Dec. 16 at St. Philip Neri Church

The second annual Christian-Muslim Prayer Service will take place at St. Philip Neri Church, 550 N. Rural Street, in Indianapolis, at 4 p.m. on December 16. 

Co-presiders will be Father Christopher Wadelton, pastor of St. Philip Neri Parish, and Imam Ahmed Al-Amine from Masjid Al-Fajr of Indianapolis. Dr. Eyas Raddad, president of the Indianapolis Muslim Community Association, will also be in attendance.

This year, a prayer will be offered for recitation by all in attendance, praying for the second coming of Jesus Christ. Known as the Christian-Muslim Unity Prayer, it gives thanks to the God of Abraham for giving Christ to the world.

All are welcome to the service.  A question-and-answer period will follow.

 

Vox Sacra (Sacred Voice) to hold Advent and Christmas concert on Dec. 21

Vox Sacra (Sacred Voice), the Schola Cantorum of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, along with the archdiocesan youth choir, will present its third annual concert of Advent and Christmas music at St. Joan of Arc Church, 4217 Central Ave., in Indianapolis, at 7 p.m. on Dec. 21.

The concert will feature the works of Bruckner, Gabrielli, Gallus, Parry and more.

There is no charge, although freewill offerings will be accepted.

For additional information, visit www.voxsacra.com or contact the archdiocesan Office of Worship at 317-236-1483, 800-382-9836, ext. 1483, or e-mail tuley@archindy.org.

 

Deadline for entries in “Try Prayer! It Works!” contest is Feb. 20

The deadline for entries in the 2019 “Try Prayer! It Works!” contest, a national competition encouraging children to express their faith through art, poetry, prose and video, is Feb. 20.

This year’s theme, “Mary, Mother of the Church,” helps families explore how Mary is the mother of Jesus and mother to us all.

The contest is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Students from Catholic schools, parishes, home schooling and other Catholic organizations are eligible to participate.

The first-place winner in each category and their sponsors will each receive $100.

For details or to download an application, log on to www.FamilyRosary.org/TryPrayer.

All entries must be postmarked by Feb. 20.

For questions, call Holy Cross Family Ministries at 800-299-7729.

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Retreats and Programs

December 8

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Come to the Manger, Benedictine Sister Julie Sewell presenting, 10:30 a.m.-noon, $35. Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception will be offered at 9:30 a.m. at the monastery.  Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

December 12

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Personal Day of Retreat, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $35 includes room for the day and lunch, spiritual direction available for $30. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

December 13

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Hope: A Necessary Virtue, Benedictine Sister Angela Jarboe presenting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $25. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

December 15

Mount St. Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Advent Gathering, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., activities for children and adults, Mass and lunch, $25 per person, $50 couples and families. Information and registration: 812-923-8817, mountsaintfrancis.org/registration.

December 18-21

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Advent Self-Guided Silent Days, 4:30 p.m. Sun. through 4 p.m. Thurs., $35 includes room for the day, continental breakfast, lunch and use of commons area, additional $28 extends stay to include the night before or night after, $9 for dinner when available. Information and registration: Dustin Nelson, 317-545-7681, ext. 101 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

December 22

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. Praying with the Seasons: Winter Blessings, Sister of Charity Marty Dermody presenting, 10 a.m.-noon, $15. Information and registration: 812-933-6437, www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org.

2019

January 11-12

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. A Holy Land Retreat: Savoring the Graces, Msgr. Paul Koetter and Father Eric Johnson presenting, Fri., 6:30 p.m.-Sat., 2:30 p.m., $150 per person or $275 married couple, includes overnight accommodations, evening snacks, breakfast and lunch. Information and registration: Dustin Nelson, 317-545-7681, ext. 101 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

January 15

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the Woods. Series: Wine and Women at the Woods!, ( first of three., Jan. 22, Jan. 29), Providence Sisters Jan Craven and Paula Damiano presenting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $10 per session, $25 for three. Registration deadline: Jan. 9. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/event.

January 22

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the Woods. Series: Wine and Women at the Woods!, (second of three,  Jan. 29), Providence Sisters Jan Craven and Paula Damiano presenting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $10 per session. Registration deadline: Jan. 9. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/event.

January 29

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the Woods. Wine and Women at the Woods!, Providence Sisters Jan Craven and Paula Damiano presenting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $10. Registration deadline: Jan. 9. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/event.

February 8-10

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Retreat for Busy Catholic Moms, Providence Sister Mary Montgomery presenting, quiet reflection and spiritual enrichment for busy moms with time for sharing, reconciliation available, Fri. 6:30 p.m.-Sun. 1:30 p.m., $220 includes lodging and meals, $130 without lodging. Registration deadline Feb. 1. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/event.

February 15-17

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Beyond First Impressions: A Couples Retreat, Benedictine Father Noël Mueller presenting, $425, married couples only. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

March 10

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Lenten Day of Solitude, Providence Sisters Jan Craven and Paula Damiano presenting, reflections, personal time, sharing, reconciliation available, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $45 includes lunch. Registration deadline: March 4. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/event.

March 15-17

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Beyond First Impressions: A Couples Retreat, Benedictine Father Noël Mueller presenting, $425, married couples only. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

March 21

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the­ Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Series: Art for the Soul, Providence Sister Rosemary Schmalz presenting, (four Thursdays, March 28, April 4, April 11), 9-11 a.m. or 7-9 p.m. at St. Patrick School, 449 S. 19th St., $50 for the series includes supplies. Registration deadline March 17. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/event.

March 22-24

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Freedom through Forgiveness, Benedictine Brother Zachary Wilberding presenting, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

March 29-31

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. A Weekend-long Alcoholic Anonymous Meeting in Five Sessions, Benedictine Father Colman Grabert presenting, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

April 12-14

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Spring “Come and See” Weekend, single women ages 18-42 invited to learn more about the community and becoming a Sister of Providence. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.comeandsee.sistersofprovidence.org.

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Spiritual Integration: Fitness, Health and Physical Well-being, Benedictine Father Nathaniel Szidik presenting, optional opportunities for group nature walk and other physical activities, bring fitness clothing. $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

April 17-21

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Holy Week Retreat—The Leaven of Christ: That in All Things God May be Glorified, Benedictine Father Adrian Burke presenting, $465 single, $735 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

April 23-25

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Peace, the Benedictine Way, Benedictine Brother Maurus Zoeller presenting, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

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