March 13, 2020

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The Coming Month - - - General - - - Retreats 

 
UPDATE:
Due to archdiocesan regulations concerning the coronavirus as specified here, please be aware many of the events and retreats in our listings will be canceled. Please call ahead to your event before attending.

The Coming Month

March 13

St. Joan of Arc Church, 4217 Central Ave., Indianapolis. Lenten Devotions, adoration noon-6 p.m., rosary 6 p.m., Mass 6:30 p.m., Stations of the Cross with Benediction 7 p.m. Information: 317-283-5508, mrivelli@stjoa.org.

St. Rita Parish, 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave., Indianapolis. Fish Fry, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., dinners $11.50-$14 includes two sides, dessert, soda; sandwiches or entrées $10-$12.25; à la carte items available for purchase, pre-order for pick-up 317-536-1047, 317-632-9349, ext. 111. Information: stritasecretary71@yahoo.com

St. Matthew School Gymnasium, 4100 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Fish Fry, all-you-can-eat breaded fish dinners, $8 per person, breaded and grilled shrimp, cheese pizza, clam chowder, fettuccine alfredo, macaroni and cheese available à la carte, 5-7:30 p.m. Information: 317-257-4297, spines@saintmatt.org.

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 316 N. Sherwood, Clarksville. Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., baked fish, fried fish, oysters, shrimp, adults $9-11, children $3-$7. Information: 812-282-2290.

Holy Angels School, 2822 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St., Indianapolis. Fish Fry, 3-7 p.m., dinners, sandwiches, desserts, adults $9-13, children $8. Information: holyangelsbulletin@hotmail.com, 317-926-3324.

March 13-15

Basile Theater, Athenaeum, 401 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis. The Sound of Music, performed by Agapé Performing Arts Company of Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish in Greenwood, Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (ASL interpreters at 7:30 p.m. performance), Sun. 3:30 p.m., ticket range $5-$15. Tickets: thelittleboxoffice.com/agape. Information: 317-983-1965,

inquiries@agapeshows.org.

St. Joseph Retreat and Conference Center, 1440 W. Division Road, Tipton (Lafayette Diocese). Retrouvaille Weekend for marriages in crisis, with six follow-up sessions at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis. Information and registration: www.retrouvaille.org, RetrouIndy@gmail.com, 317-489-6811.

Rachel’s Vineyard Healing Retreat, greater Bloomington area (exact location given upon registration), for women and men who have known regret, sorrow, guilt or shame after abortion, $175, scholarships available.  Registration and information: www.archindy.org/humanlifeanddignity/past-abortion. For confidential help after an abortion, call 317-452-0054 or email projectrachel@archindy.org. 

March 14

Right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood abortion center, 8590 Georgetown Road, Indianapolis. 40 Days for Life Mid-point Rally, noon-1 p.m. Information: 317-372-0040, idipsumsapere@att.net.

March 16

Primo Banquet and Conference Center, 2615 National Ave., Indianapolis. National Pastoral Musicians Banquet and Program, for clergy and pastoral musicians, Franciscan Sister Norma Rocklege presenting “The Challenges and Joy of Christ’s Diversity in the Church Today,” 6:30-9 p.m., $35, register by March 8. Registration and information: Greg Papesh, gpapesh@saintsimon.org .

Holy Spirit Church, 7243 E. 10th St., Indianapolis. Lenten Series: “On Care for Our Common Home” (“Laudato Si’ ”)—Impact of Energy Production/Transportation on Our Environment, third of four topics (March 30), 7 p.m. each evening, free. Information: 317-353-9404.

Seton Catholic Elementary School, 700 N. A St., Richmond. Pop Into Primary School, 8:30-10 a.m., for families with children ages 3-5, stories, games, snacks, information on Seton Catholic early learning opportunities, RSVP for event or to schedule another time to visit: 765-962-5010, www.setonschools.org .

St. Mark Parish Cenacle House, 6118 Smock St., Indianapolis. Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by Catholic Charities, 5: 30-7 p.m. Information: Monica Woodsworth, 317-261-3378, mwoodsworth@archindy.org .

March 19

St. John Paul II Parish, St. Joseph Campus, 2605 St. Joe Road W., Sellersburg. Ladies’ Club Dessert Card Party, 7 p.m., $5 per person, desserts, door prizes, raffle for: handmade quilt, 50/50, patio set, television, Kroger gift card. Information: 812-246-2512, bsmith@stjohnpaulparish.org.

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.

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

March 20

St. Joan of Arc Church, 4217 Central Ave., Indianapolis. Lenten Devotions, adoration noon-6 p.m., rosary 6 p.m., Mass 6:30 p.m., Stations of the Cross with Benediction 7 p.m. Information: 317-283-5508, mrivelli@stjoa.org.

St. Rita Parish, 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave., Indianapolis. Fish Fry, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., dinners $11.50-$14 includes two sides, dessert, soda; sandwiches or entrées $10-$12.25; à la carte items available for purchase, pre-order for pick-up 317-536-1047, 317-632-9349, ext. 111. Information: stritasecretary71@yahoo.com

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 316 N. Sherwood, Clarksville. Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., baked fish, fried fish, oysters, shrimp, adults $9-11, children $3-$7. Information: 812-282-2290.

Holy Angels School, 2822 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St., Indianapolis. Fish Fry, 3-7 p.m., dinners, sandwiches, desserts, adults $9-13, children $8. Information: holyangelsbulletin@hotmail.com, 317-926-3324.

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

March 20-21

Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Catholic Center, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Encounter School of Healing, presented by Encounter Ministries, Joe Philip and Sean Breeden speaking, Fri. 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Vigil Mass 5 p.m., healing service 7:30 p.m. (open to public, across from Catholic Center at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral); Sat. lunch provided, $69 per person or $35 for priests and religious. Information and registration: encounterministries.us.

March 20-22

Basile Theater, Athenaeum, 401 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis. The Sound of Music, performed by Agapé Performing Arts Company of Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish in Greenwood, Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sun. 3:30 p.m., ticket range $5-$15. Tickets: thelittleboxoffice.com/agape. Information: 317-983-1965, inquiries@agapeshows.org.

March 21

SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Healing Service, conducted by Joe Philip of Encounter Ministries, 7:30 p.m., free.

Indiana Convention Center, Sagamore Ballroom, 100 S. Capital Ave., Indianapolis. Indiana Catholic Women’s Conference, sponsored by Marian Center of Indianapolis, Franciscan Father Pio Francesco Mandato, Gina Bauer, Annie Karto and Msgr. Joseph Schaedel speaking, 8 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. conference, includes lunch, vendors, opportunity for Mass, reconciliation, adoration, Benediction, $50 per person or $45 per person for groups of 10 or more through March 9, $5 per person increase after March 10; students $25 and religious $15 regardless of registration date. For more information, to register online or to print a downloadable registration form, go to bit.ly/ICWC2020 (case sensitive).

March 22

St. Bartholomew Parish, 1306 27 th St., Columbus. Dedication of Memorial for the Unborn, on church grounds after 10:45 a.m. Mass, procession and prayer service led by parish pastor Father Chris Wadelton, sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 1414. Information: 812-374-7331, padillas4life@comcast.net.

Monastery Immaculate Conception, 802 E. 19th St., Ferdinand (Evansville Diocese), Sundaes with the Sisters. sponsored by the Sisters of St. Benedict, receive input on discernment, visit and meet with the sisters, 1-3 p.m. Information: vocations@thedome.org, 812-367-1411.

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Leave the Light On, reconciliation available 9 a.m.-7 p.m., no appointment necessary. Information: Jennifer Burger, 317-545-7681, jburger@archindy.org,  www.archindy.org/fatima.

March 23

St. Thomas More Parish Gymnasium, 1200 N. Indiana Ave., Mooresville. Vocations Awareness Event, sponsored by St. Thomas More Parish and St. Thomas More Knights of Columbus Council #7431, 6:30 p.m. dinner, followed by introduction of seminarians from Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary and presentation, free. Reservations requested by March 20. Reservations and information: 317-834-3371, knights@stm-church.org.

March 25

St. Simon the Apostle Church, 8155 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis. Lenten Taizé Prayer Service, 7 p.m. Information: 317-826-6000.

The Well Community Center, Brownsburg Older Adult Alliance, 554 Pitt Road, Brownsburg. Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by Catholic Charities, noon-1:30 p.m. Information: Monica Woodsworth, 317-261-3378, mwoodsworth@archindy.org .

March 26

Archbishop O’Meara Catholic Center, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by Catholic Charities, 5: 30-7 p.m. Information: Monica Woodsworth, 317-261-3378, mwoodsworth@archindy.org.

March 27

St. Joan of Arc Church, 4217 Central Ave., Indianapolis. Lenten Devotions, adoration noon-6 p.m., rosary 6 p.m., Mass 6:30 p.m., Stations of the Cross with Benediction 7 p.m. Information: 317-283-5508, mrivelli@stjoa.org.

St. Rita Parish, 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave., Indianapolis. Fish Fry, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., dinners $11.50-$14 includes two sides, dessert, soda; sandwiches or entrées $10-$12.25; à la carte items available for purchase, pre-order for pick-up 317-536-1047, 317-632-9349, ext. 111. Information: stritasecretary71@yahoo.com.

Holy Angels School, 2822 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St., Indianapolis. Fish Fry, 3-7 p.m., dinners, sandwiches, desserts, adults $9-13, children $8. Information: holyangelsbulletin@hotmail.com, 317-926-3324.

March 27-29

Camp Rancho Framasa, 2230 Clay Lick Road, Nashville. Women’s Only Retreat, workshops, spiritual direction, camp activities, 7 p.m. Friday-2 p.m. Sunday, $200 per person or two for $350, Saturday only $100, register by March 20. Information and registration:  www.campranchoframasa.org/womens-only , 888-988-2839, info@campranchoframasa.org .

March 28

St. Lawrence Parish, 4650 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis. Creative Acts of Worship, performance featuring stories from the Gospel of Matthew, light meal 5 p.m., performance 6:30 p.m., free. Information: 317-372-5925, shartlieb@saintlawrence.net.

St. Christopher Parish, Damascus Room, 5301 W. 16th St., Indianapolis. “Engaging and Empowering the Next Generation,” separate retreats for youths and young adults, facilitated by Society of Divine Vocations Father Emeka Okwuosa, youths middle school through high school 10 a.m.-2:15 p.m., young adults ages 18-35 noon-4:30 p.m., both retreats include prayer, discussion, Mass, reconciliation, lunch, freewill offerings accepted, parents and guardians welcome to attend, sponsored by archdiocesan Black Catholic Ministry and St. Christopher Parish. Register by March 26: Pearlette Springer, 317-236-1474, pspringer@archindy.org.

St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, 6000 W. 34th St., Indianapolis. Fifth Annual Ivory Coast Dinner Celebration, 6 p.m., $20 per ticket when ordered in advance from the parish, $25 at the door, proceeds will support sending medical equipment to an under-resourced hospital in Ivory Coast in West Africa. Tickets, information: 317-291-7014, parish@stgabrielindy.org.

March 29

St. Lawrence Parish, 4650 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis. Creative Acts of Worship, performance featuring stories from the Gospel of Matthew, light meal at noon, performance 1 p.m., free. Information: 317-372-5925, shartlieb@saintlawrence.net.

March 30

Holy Spirit Church, 7243 E. 10th St., Indianapolis. Lenten Series: “On Care for Our Common Home” (“Laudato Si’ ”)—Call to Action, 7 p.m., free. Information: 317-353-9404.

April 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 p.m. Information:  317-243-0777.

April 3

St. Joan of Arc Church, 4217 Central Ave., Indianapolis. Lenten Devotions, adoration noon-6 p.m., rosary 6 p.m., Mass 6:30 p.m., Stations of the Cross with Benediction 7 p.m. Information: 317-283-5508, mrivelli@stjoa.org.

St. Rita Parish, 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave., Indianapolis. Fish Fry, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., dinners $11.50-$14 includes two sides, dessert, soda; sandwiches or entrées $10-$12.25; à la carte items available for purchase, pre-order for pick-up 317-536-1047, 317-632-9349, ext. 111. Information: stritasecretary71@yahoo.com

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart, following 11:45 a.m. Mass, prayer, reflection and lunch, registration not required, free will offering. Information: www.mountsaintfrancis.org, 812-923-8817.

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

Our Lady of the Greenwood Church, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood. First Friday bilingual celebration of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Mass, 5:45 p.m., exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, following Mass until 9 p.m., sacrament of Reconciliation available. Information: 317-317-759-7309, msross1@hotmail.com.

Holy Angels School, 2822 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St., Indianapolis. Fish Fry, 3-7 p.m., dinners, sandwiches, desserts, adults $9-13, children $8. Information: holyangelsbulletin@hotmail.com, 317-926-3324.

April 4

John Paul II Parish, St. Paul Chapel, 216 Schellers Ave., Sellersburg. First Saturday Marian Devotion, 8 a.m. rosary, meditation, prayer; 8:30 a.m. Mass with confessions prior. Information: 812-246-3522.

St. Michael Church, 145 St. Michael Blvd., Brookville. First Saturday Marian Devotional Prayer Group, Mass, devotional prayers, Rosary, 8 a.m. Information: 765-647-5462.

April 5

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Stations of the Cross, with contemporary reflection led by Father Keith Hosey and Cheryl McSweeney, 3 p.m. at outdoor stations, 4 p.m. in chapel, registration not required. Information: Jennifer Burger, 317-545-7681, jburger@archindy.org, www.archindy.org/fatima.

St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 7575 Holliday Dr. E., Indianapolis. 40 Days for Life Spring Campaign Closing Ceremony, Right to Life of Indianapolis president Marc Tuttle speaking, 2-3 p.m. Information: 317-372-0040, idipsumsapere@att.net.

April 6

Bartholomew County Library, Red Room, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. “Let’s Go for a Hike,” 6 p.m., free presentation by author and St. Bartholomew Parish member Walter Glover of his hikes in different countries to raise funds for Foundation for Youth, purchase his books at discounted prices. Information: 812-379-1255.

April 7, 9 and 11

Limited showing of “Jesus,” a Sight and Sound Theatres musical stage production, filmed before a live audience. Information, trailer, group sales and list of movie theatres and times: www.jesusevent.com.

April 9

Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Catholic Center, Assembly Hall, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Crisis Office Soup and Bread Luncheon, prayer service 11:45 a.m. followed by soup and bread lunch, $10, all proceeds benefit the Catholic Charities’ Crisis Office to help those needing food, utility assistance, help with medical co-payments and more. Registration preferred (but not required) by March 31: bit.ly/CCSoupAndBread (case sensitive, donations also accepted at this site). Information: 317-236-1411, cbush@archindy.org.

April 10

Calvary Mausoleum Chapel, 435 W. Troy Ave., Indianapolis. Way of the Cross, noon. Information: 317-784-4439 or www.catholiccemeteries.cc.

Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Way of the Cross for Justice, 10:30-11:30 a.m., free will offering, no registration required. Information: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/providence-center/events.

April 12

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, O’Shaughnessy Dining Room, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the­ Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Easter Brunch, seating from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and noon-2 p.m., menu includes shrimp cocktail, carved prime rib, raspberry pork loin, desserts and beverages, $26.95 ages 13-54; ages 55 and older, teachers, EMTs, military $24.95; ages 5-12 $12.95; free for children younger than 5. Reservations are not accepted but tickets can be purchased in advance at bit.ly/38ED9RU. Information: Tiffany Watson, 812-535-2946, twatson@spsmw.org.

April 14

Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. “Act justly, Love tenderly, Walk humbly” Monthly Taizé Prayer Service, 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, 11 a.m. National Volunteer Month Mass followed by lunch and 12:30 p.m. meeting. Information: 317-223-3687, vlgmimi@aol.com.

April 15

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

April 16

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.

Our Lady of Peace Cemetery and Mausoleum, 9001 Haverstick Road, Indianapolis. Way of the Cross, noon. Information: 317-574-8898 or www.catholiccemeteries.cc.

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General Announcements 

 
UPDATE:
Due to archdiocesan regulations concerning the coronavirus as specified here, please be aware many of the events and retreats in our listings will be canceled. Please call ahead to your event before attending.
 

Retreats reflecting on Holy Week available throughout archdiocese

Several Catholic retreat centers throughout central and southern Indiana will offer directed and/or silent retreats of varying length reflecting during Holy Week, which is on April 5-11 this year.

Following is a list of Holy Week-related retreat opportunities reported to The Criterion.
 

Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. For more information or to register for this retreat, call 812-357-6585 or e-mail mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

April 8-12: “The Easter Triduum: Three Days, One Easter.” Live the Paschal Mystery through the liturgy with the monastic community of Saint Meinrad Archabbey. Benedictine Father Jeremy King will offer daily presentations, and time will be set aside for personal prayer and quiet reflection. The cost is $465 for a single room, or $735 for a double room.
 

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. For more information or to register for either of these retreat opportunities, call 317-788-7581, e-mail benedictinn@benedictinn.org or go to www.benedictinn.org/programs.

April 9-12: “Triduum Retreat 2020.” Experience Holy Week with the Sisters of St. Benedict of Our Lady of Grace Monastery. Retreatants will participate in several beautiful and meaningful services, including an agape feast. The retreat is from 4:30 p.m. on Holy Thursday through 1 p.m. on Easter Sunday. The cost is $335 per person, which includes lodging and meals.

April 10: “Good Friday Personal Day of Retreat.” Spend the day in silent reflection with a private room and access to the common areas and grounds. The day is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and costs $40, which includes lunch.
 

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. For more information or to register for this retreat, call 812-933-6437 or go to www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org.

April 9-12: “Holy Week Retreat.” Spend time in silence and reflection during these four holy days, and experience liturgical celebrations with the Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis in their chapel. Daily spiritual direction with Providence Sister Olga Wittekind is also available at no extra charge. The cost is $350, which includes accommodations and meals.
 

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. For more information or to register for one or more of these retreats, contact Jennifer Burger at 317-545-7681 or jburger@archindy.org, or go to www.archindy.org/fatima.

April 3-5: “Walking with Christ: Journeying through Holy Week as a Fragile Disciple,” facilitated by Father Stephen Banet. The retreat will include presentations, reconciliation, adoration, Mass and a seder meal. It begins at 7 p.m. on Friday and concludes after lunch on Sunday. Saturday will be a day of silence. The cost is $200 per person for a private room and shared bathroom, or $400 per married couple for a private room and private bathroom. The cost includes five meals and snacks.

April 6-9: “Holy Week Days of Silence.” Register for one or multiple days set aside for silence and personal reflection. Each non-directed retreat day is from

8 a.m.-4 p.m. and costs $35, which includes breakfast, lunch, a room to use throughout the day, and access to common areas and grounds. Depending on availability, overnight stays are available for an additional $28, with a $9 dinner when available. Spiritual direction is also available for an additional suggested donation. To schedule to meet with a spiritual director during your stay, contact Georgene Beiriger at 317-545-7681, ext. 105, or gbeiriger@archindy.org.

 

Register by March 20 for Camp Rancho Framasa Women’s Only Weekend retreat on March 27-29

A “Women’s Only Weekend (WOW)” retreat for women ages 21 and older will be offered at Camp Rancho Framasa, 2230 Clay Lick Road in Nashville, on March 27-29. The weekend begins with check-in from 7-7:45 p.m. on Friday and ends at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

WOW is a women’s retreat filled with faith, relaxation and recreation. The weekend includes workshops, spiritual direction and typical camp activities, such as canoeing, archery, crafts and more.

Activities will be led by camp staff throughout the weekend. Participants can move from activity to activity at their leisure, designing their own schedules to be as busy or as slow as desired. There are opportunities for both social and alone time. Half-hour massages are also available for an additional $15.

The cost for the weekend—including activities, spiritual direction, lodging in shared, heated cabins and meals in the dining hall—is $200 per person, or $350 for two people who sign up under one registration.

There is also a $150 option, which includes activities and meals, for those lodging offsite, and a Saturday-only option for $100. Scholarships are also available.

Registration is required by March 20. To register or for more information, go to www.campranchoframasa.org/womens-only, call 888-988-2839 or e-mail info@campranchoframasa.org.

 

Retreats for youths and young adults on March 28 look at ‘Engaging and Empowering the Next Generation’

The archdiocesan Black Catholic Ministry and St. Christopher Parish in Indianapolis are teaming up to offer two sessions of a retreat called “Engaging and Empowering the Next Generation”—one for youths and one for young adults—in the Damascus Room below St. Christopher Church, 5301 W. 16th St., in Indianapolis, on March 28.

The version for youths in middle school through high school will take place from 10 a.m.-2:15 p.m. The retreat will begin with prayer and will include discussion, the opportunity for confession at noon, and Mass at 1 p.m. followed by lunch. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend.

The version for young adults ages 18-35 will take place from noon-4:30 p.m. It will begin with confession at noon, Mass at 1 p.m., lunch, prayer and discussion.

Both retreats, which will be facilitated by Society of Divine Vocations Father Emeka Okwuosa, are free, although freewill offerings will be accepted.

Registration is required by March 26. To register or for more information, contact archdiocesan Black Catholic Ministry coordinator Pearlette Springer at 317-236-1474 or pspringer@archindy.org, or St. Christopher pastoral associate of faith formation Providence Sister Mary Ann DeFazio at 317-241-6314, ext. 119, or madefazio@stchrisindy.org.

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Retreats and Programs

UPDATE: Due to archdiocesan regulations concerning the coronavirus as specified here, please be aware many of the events and retreats in our listings will be canceled. Please call ahead to your event before attending.
 

March 13

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Painting with the Padre, paint with Franciscan Father Vince Peterson, doors open 6 p.m., 6:30-9 p.m., $40 includes all painting supplies and snacks, bring your own beverage. Information and registration:  www.mountsaintfrancis.org/event-tickets, 812-923-8817.

March 13-15

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. The Mystery of the Cross Lenten Retreat, presented by Benedictine Sister Carol Falkner and Patty Moore, 6:30 p.m. Fri.-1 p.m. Sun., $250 includes lodging and meals. Registration: www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs. Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org, 317-788-7581.

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. A Weekend Retreat for Women, Judy Ribar presenting, 7 p.m. check-in Friday through noon Sunday, $175 includes private room, two meals and materials, limited to six attendees, registration required by March 6. Information and registration:  www.mountsaintfrancis.org/event-tickets, 812-923-8817.

Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Together in Christ, for married couples, Benedictine Father Noël Mueller presenting, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

March 15

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Lenten Movie Night: Mary Magdalene, 5-5:30 p.m., light supper, 6-8:30 p.m. movie and discussion led by Father Keith Hosey, $25. Information and registration: Jennifer Burger, 317-545-7681, jburger@archindy.org, www.archindy.org/fatima.

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality Chapel, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Sabbath Rest at the Mount: Rediscovering Renewal and Delight in Our Lives, Prayer: Turning of the Heart, prayer, music, adoration, reflection and journaling, led by Conventual Franciscan Father Vincent Peterson and Judy Ribar, noon-3 p.m., free will offering, no meals provided. Information: www.mountsaintfrancis.org , 812-923-8817.

March 16

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, Cupertino Room, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Mondays at the Mount Scripture Study, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., registration not required, free will offering. Information: www.mountsaintfrancis.org , 812-923-8817.

March 17

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Benedictine Spirituality Series: Obedience, presented by Benedictine Sister Kathleen Yeadon, third of four (March 31), 7-8:30 p.m., $25 per session. Registration: www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs. Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org, 317-788-7581.

March 17-19

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

March 19

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. Lenten Series: Holy Women Visionaries for Today: Mirabai Starr, presented by Christy Wesselman, 6:30-8 p.m., $15.  Information and registration: 812-933-6437, www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org.

Providence Hall, Havlick Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Memory Café, 2-4 p.m., third Thursday of the month, for those living with moderate dementia, caregivers and friends, Katie Harish presenting, freewill offering. Information: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/event.

Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, Foley Room, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Springtime Scripture, Thursdays through April 2, 6-7:30 p.m., Providence Sister Jan Craven and team presenting, freewill offering. Registration and information: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/event.

March 20-22

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Lenten Weekend Retreat: “On the Way to the Tomb”, facilitated by Father James Farrell, 7 p.m. Fri. lunch Sun., Saturday is a day of silence from rising until 6 p.m. dinner, Mass available each day, $200 per person (private room, shared bathroom), $400 per married couple (private room and bathroom), includes five meals and snacks. Information and registration: Jennifer Burger, 317-545-7681, jburger@archindy.org, www.archindy.org/fatima.

March 21

Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, Foley Room, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Coffee with the Mystics, Providence Sister Jan Craven presenting, 10 a.m.-noon, $10, register by March 18. Registration and information: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/event.

March 23

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, Cupertino Room, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Mondays at the Mount Scripture Study, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., registration not required, free will offering. Information: www.mountsaintfrancis.org, 812-923-8817.

March 25

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Miracle of Healing: The Power of the Sacraments, led by Father Keith Hosey, 5:30-9 p.m., $40 includes light supper. Information and registration: Jennifer Burger, 317-545-7681, jburger@archindy.org, www.archindy.org/fatima.

March 24

Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, Foley Room, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Coffee with the Mystics, Providence Sister Jan Craven presenting, 9:30-11:30 a.m., $10, register by March 21. Registration and information: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/event.

March 26

Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, Foley Room, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Springtime Scripture, Thursdays through April 2, 6-7:30 p.m., Providence Sister Jan Craven and team presenting, freewill offering. Registration and information: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/event.

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Miracle of Healing: The Power of the Sacraments, led by Father Keith Hosey, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., $45 includes continental breakfast, lunch and Mass. Information and registration: Jennifer Burger, 317-545-7681, jburger@archindy.org, www.archindy.org/fatima.

March 27-29

Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. “Living Monastic Values in Everyday Life,” Benedictine Brother Martin Erspamer presenting, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

Providence Hall Community Room, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Retreat for Busy Moms, Providence Sisters Jan Craven and Paula Damiano presenting, 6:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday brunch at O’Shaughnessy Hall, $230 includes lodging and meals, $140 without lodging, register by March 12 with lodging, March 20 without. Information: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/event.

March 28

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. Women’s Day: Women of Wisdom, Providence Sister Olga Wittekind keynote, Chris Bruns and Providence Sister Ann Vonder Meulen presenting, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $50, 2 for $90, includes lunch.  Information and registration: 812-933-6437, www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org.

March 30

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, Cupertino Room, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Mondays at the Mount Scripture Study, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., registration not required, free will offering. Information: www.mountsaintfrancis.org, 812-923-8817.

March 31

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Benedictine Spirituality: Good Zeal, presented by Benedictine Sister Julie Sewell, 7-8:30 p.m., $25. Registration: www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs. Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org, 317-788-7581.

April 2

Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, Foley Room, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Springtime Scripture, 6-7:30 p.m., Providence Sister Jan Craven and team presenting, freewill offering. Registration and information: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/event.

April 3-5

Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Lectio Divina Retreat, Benedictine Father Adrian Burke presenting, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Walking with Christ: Journeying through Holy Week as a Fragile Disciple, facilitated by Father Stephen Banet, presentations, reconciliation, adoration, Mass and Seder Meal, Fri. 7 p.m. through Sun. lunch, day of silence Saturday, $200 per person (private room, shared bathroom), $400 per married couple (private room and bathroom), includes five meals and snacks. Information and registration: Jennifer Burger, 317-545-7681, jburger@archindy.org, www.archindy.org/fatima.

Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Come and See Weekend, for women ages 18-42, Fri. 7 p.m.-Sun. 2 p.m. Register by March 31. Registration: www.comeandsee.sistersofprovidence.org. Information: Providence Sister Edith Ben, 812-230-4771, eben@spsmw.org.

April 4

Our Lady of the Apostles Family Center, 2884 N. 700 W., Greenfield. Lenten Day Retreat for Women, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., prayer, silence, meditations, Mass, sacrament of reconciliation, based on Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, lunch included, hosted by Regnum Christi of Indianapolis, $30 by March 20, $40 after. Information, reservations: 812-216-7122, drichart1@frontier.com .

April 5

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Stations of the Cross, 3 p.m. outdoors, 4 p.m. in chapel, no registration required. 317-545-7681, jburger@archindy.org, www.archindy.org/fatima.

April 6

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, Cupertino Room, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Mondays at the Mount Scripture Study, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., registration not required, free will offering. Information: www.mountsaintfrancis.org, 812-923-8817.

Providence Hall, Havlick Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Memory Café, third Thursday of the month, for those living with moderate dementia, caregivers and friends, 2-4 p.m., Katie Harish presenting, freewill offering. Information: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/event.

April 6-9

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Holy Week Days of Silence, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $35 per day, includes breakfast and lunch, room to use throughout the day, access to common areas and grounds. Depending on availability, overnight stay costs additional $28, $9 dinner when available. Information and registration: Jennifer Burger, 317-545-7681, jburger@archindy.org, www.archindy.org/fatima. Spiritual direction available for additional suggested donation, contact Georgene Beiriger, gbeiriger@archindy.org, 317-545-7681, ext. 105.

April 8-12

Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. The Easter Triduum: Three Days, One Easter, Benedictine Father Jeremy King presenting, $465 single, $735 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

April 9-12

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Triduum Retreat 2020, 4:30 p.m. check-in Thursday through 1 p.m. Sunday, $335 per person includes lodging and meals. Registration: www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs. Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org, 317-788-7581.

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. Holy Week Retreat, facilitated by Providence Sister Olga Wittekind, $350 includes accommodations, meals and spiritual direction. Information and registration: 812-933-6437, www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org.

April 10

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Good Friday Personal Day of Retreat, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $40 include private room and lunch (spiritual direction not available). Registration: www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs. Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org, 317-788-7581.

April 13

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, Cupertino Room, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Mondays at the Mount Scripture Study, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., registration not required, free will offering. Information: www.mountsaintfrancis.org, 812-923-8817.

April 16

Providence Hall, Havlick Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Memory Café, 2-4 p.m., third Thursday of the month, for those living with moderate dementia, caregivers and friends, Katie Harish presenting, freewill offering. Information: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/event.

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. Interfaith Pilgrimage, tour Hindu Temple of Central Indiana and Islamic Center of Indianapolis, 8 a.m-5:30 p.m., $70 includes lunch and transportation. Information and registration: 812-933-6437, www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org.

April 17-19

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. The Wisdom of the Second Half of Life, for women over the age of 50, Judy Ribar presenting, 7 p.m. check-in Friday through noon Sunday, $175 includes private room, two meals and materials, limited to six attendees, registration required by April 10. Information and registration:  www.mountsaintfrancis.org/event-tickets, 812-923-8817.

April 18

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. Climate Change, Immigrants and Refugees: Realities, Connections, Possibilities, Charity Sister Caroljean Willie presenting, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $45 includes lunch. Information and registration: 812-933-6437, www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org.

April 19

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. The Emotional Journey of Suicide Loss Survivors, certified therapist Christine Turo-Shields presenting, interactive panel discussion, 4 -6 p.m., free, but registration requested. Online registration: www.archindy.org/fatima/register.html .  Information and off-line registration: Jennifer Burger, 317-545-7681, jburger@archindy.org .

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality Chapel, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Sabbath Rest at the Mount: Rediscovering Renewal and Delight in Our Lives: Praying in Nature, prayer, music, adoration, reflection and journaling, led by Conventual Franciscan Father Vincent Peterson and Judy Ribar, noon-3 p.m., free will offering, no meals provided. Information: www.mountsaintfrancis.org, 812-923-8817.

Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Sundays at the Woods: Art in the Woods, view artwork by sisters and other artists, free will offering. Information: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/event .

April 20

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, Cupertino Room, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Mondays at the Mount Scripture Study, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., registration not required, free will offering. Information: www.mountsaintfrancis.org, 812-923-8817.

April 24-26

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Choosing a Loving Relationship with God, Observations with C.S. Lewis, presented by Franciscan Brother Nick Wolfa, 6 p.m. check-in Friday through conclusion of 10 a.m. Mass Sunday, $225 includes copy of The Great Divorce: A Bible Study on the C.S. Lewis Book the Great Divorce, single room, four meals, registration required by April 10. Information and registration:  www.mountsaintfrancis.org/event-tickets, 812-923-8817.

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend, Fri. 8 p.m.-Sun. 4 p.m., $75 application fee plus donation request. Registration: wwme.org. Information: 812-378-2941, padillas4life@comcast.net.

April 27

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, Cupertino Room, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Mondays at the Mount Scripture Study, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., registration not required, free will offering. Information: www.mountsaintfrancis.org, 812-923-8817.

April 27-May 1

Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Matthew’s Advice to a Church in Crisis and Distress, designed for priests serving in pastoral ministry, Benedictine Father Eugene Hensell presenting, $465 single. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

May 1-3

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Tobit Marriage Preparation Weekend, Fri. 7 p.m.-Sun. 11:45 a.m., $298 per couple includes meals, snacks and accommodations. Registration: www.archindy.org/fatima/calendar/tobit. Information: Cheryl McSweeney, cmcsweeney@archindy.org, 317- 545-7681, ext. 106.

Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Contemplative Christianity, Benedictine Father Adrian Burke presenting, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

May 2

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Blessed Mother’s Beads: Rosary Making, Benedictine Sister Nicolette Etienne and Kathy Willis presenting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $60 per person includes lunch and supplies. Registration: www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs. Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org, 317-788-7581.

May 4

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, Cupertino Room, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Mondays at the Mount Scripture Study, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., registration not required, free will offering. Information: www.mountsaintfrancis.org, 812-923-8817.

May 7

Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, Foley Room, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Women, Wine and Wisdom at the Woods, first of three (May 14, 21), Providence Sisters Jan Craven and Paula Damiano presenting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $10 per session or $25 for all three, register by May 2. Registration and information: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/event.

May 14

Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, Foley Room, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Women, Wine and Wisdom at the Woods, second of three (May 21), Providence Sisters Jan Craven and Paula Damiano presenting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $10 per session, register by May 2. Registration and information: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/event.

May 15-17

Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Way Stations and Homecomings of Forgiveness, Benedictine Father Colman Grabert presenting, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

May 19

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Personal Day of Retreat, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $40, includes private room for the day and lunch, spiritual direction for additional fee of $30 (must be scheduled in advance). Registration:  www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs.  Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org,  317-788-7581.

May 21

Providence Hall, Havlick Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Memory Café, 2-4 p.m., third Thursday of the month, for those living with moderate dementia, caregivers and friends, Katie Harish presenting, freewill offering. Information: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/event.

Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, Foley Room, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Women, Wine and Wisdom at the Woods,  Providence Sisters Jan Craven and Paula Damiano presenting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $10, register by May 2. Registration and information: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/event.

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