November 19, 2021

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The Coming Month

November 22, Dec. 6

St. Therese of the Child Jesus (Little Flower) Parish Center, St. Therese Room, 4720 E. 13th St., Indianapolis. SoulCore Rosary Workout, 6:30-7:15 p.m., prayer and exercise, free. Information: 317-727-1167, joane632003@yahoo.com or soulcore.com.

November 24, Dec. 8, 12

Group Lectio via Zoom, 7 p.m., second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, Benedictine Sister Jill Marie Reuber, facilitator, sponsored by Sisters of St. Benedict, Ferdinand, Ind. (Diocese of Evansville). Information: vocation@thedome.org.

November 25

St. Matthew the Apostle Church, 4100 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Thanksgiving Day Mass and Food Blessing, 9 a.m., bring a food item to be blessed. Information: 317-257-4297 or bulletin@saintmatt.org.

St. Louis de Montfort Parish, 11441 Hague Rd., Fishers, Ind. (Lafayette Diocese). Thanksgiving Dinner, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Information: 317-517-4256.

November 27

St. Louis Parish, 3 St. Louis Place, Batesville. Batesville Deanery Adoration Summit, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mass at 11 a.m., lunch provided, talks by Msgr. Joseph F. Schaedel, Father Daniel Mahan, Father Michael Keucher and Father Jonathan Meyer, free. Registration: All Saints Parish Office, 812-576-4302.

November 28

St. Matthew the Apostle Church, 4100 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Advent Evening of Music and Reflection,

6 p.m., featuring St. Matthew choir and instrumentalists, activities for children age 4 to second grade during program, babysitting available, refreshments available after program, free. Information: 317-257-4297 or bulletin@saintmatt.org.

November 28, Dec. 5

Benedictine Conversations via GroupMe, 4 p.m. Sundays, Benedictine Sister Jill Marie Reuber, facilitator, sponsored by Sisters of St. Benedict, Ferdinand, Ind. (Diocese of Evansville). Information: vocation@thedome.org.

November 29

The Villages of Indiana online, Foster Parenting Virtual Information Night, 6-8 p.m., for those interested in becoming a foster parent, no fee. For more information or to register: 317 775-6500 or visit www.villageskids.org.

St. Simon the Apostle Parish, 8155 Oaklandon Rd., Indianapolis. SHIP (Singles Hoping Involved Partnership), 6:30-8:30 p.m., fellowship ministry for singles ages 45 and older, Euchre tournament and Mexican snack pitch-in, free. Information: martinlow8@cs.com or 317-826-6000.

December 1

MCL Cafeteria, 5520 Castleton Corner Lane, Indianapolis. Solo Seniors, 5:30 p.m., Catholic, educational, charitable and social singles—separated, widowed or divorced—age 50 and older, new members welcome, also call about regular Friday night dinner events. Information: 317-796-8605 or 317-243-0777.

December 3

Women’s Care Center, 4901 W. 86th St., Indianapolis. First Friday Mass, 5 p.m., Father Cole Daily (Lafayette Diocese), celebrant, 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: 317-750-7309, msross1@hotmail.com.

St. Alphonsus Liguori Church, 1870 W Oak Street, Zionsville (Lafayette Diocese). Advent Transformation Night, 6:30 p.m., Encounter event with worship, talk and prayer, Father Ben Muhlenkamp speaking, free. Information: 317-795-4912 or indianapolis@encounterschool.org.

December 4

St. 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.

Clay County Courthouse lawn, 609 E. National Ave., Brazil. Pray USA Prayer Rally, noon, sponsored by Annunciation Parish Legion of Mary, prayers for the country. Information: tana.donnelly@fontier.com.

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Shop Inn-spired Annual Christmas Sale and Open House, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Black Catholic Women Advent Gathering – This is Us: Women of the Bible, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.,

Child Jesus Sister Maria Rukwishuro, facilitator and Divine Word Missionary Father Charles Smith Mass celebrant. In-person registration: cutt.ly/BLKWomen21. Online registration: cutt.ly/BLKWomen21online. Information: Pearlette Springer, pspringer@archindy.org or 317-236-1474.

December 7

Ritz Charles, 12156 N. Meridian St., Carmel. Right to Life of Indiana Christmas Gala, 6:30 p.m., former Vice President Mike Pence Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, emcee Emmy-winning anchor and reporter Brooke Martin, keynote by pro football champion Matt Birk, Christian music artist Colton Dixon performing, individual reservation $100, table for 10 $1,000, table sponsorships available. Information and reservations: www.irtl.org/gala or 317-413-9123.

December 8

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 5692 Central Ave., Indianapolis. 75th Anniversary Mass and Reception, 6 p.m., reception follows Mass in the activities center. Information: 317-257-2266 or cduenne@ihmindy.org.

December 11

St. Lawrence Parish, 6944 E. 46th St., Indianapolis. Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration, 9-11 p.m., Mass, dancers, mañanitas, free. Information: 317-546-4065 or dbergeron@saintlawrence.net.

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General Announcements 

Retreat centers offer Advent-related retreats in November and December

To help prepare hearts for the coming of the Lord at Christmas, several retreat centers in the archdiocese are offering Advent-related retreats in December. Here is a compilation of the sites and their Advent-related offerings:
 

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Information and registration: benedictinn.org/programs, 317-788-7581, benedictinn@benedictinn.org.

• Nov. 29: Come to the Manger Advent Retreat, 6-9:30 p.m., Benedictine Sister Julie Sewell presenting $45, includes dinner.

• Dec. 8: Personal Day of Retreat, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $40, includes a private room for the day and lunch; spiritual direction is available for an additional $30, must be scheduled in advance.

• Dec. 11: Come to the Manger Advent Virtual Retreat, via Zoom, 9-11:30 a.m., Benedictine Sister Julie Sewell presenting $35.
 

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis.

• Dec. 11: Pilgrimage: Advent Hope, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., walking hike pilgrimage lead by Conventual Franciscan Father Vince Petersen, bring water bottle and lunch, rain or shine, $30. Information and registration: mountsaintfrancis.org/pilgrimage or 812-923-8817.
 

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg.

• Dec. 10: A Day of Quiet Renewal, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $20, $70 with spiritual direction. Information and registration: 812-933-6437, www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org.
 

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Registration: cutt.ly/fatimaretreats, 317-545-7681 or jburger@ archindy.org.

• Dec. 1: Advent with St. Joseph Day of Reflection with Father James Farrell, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., $45 includes continental breakfast, lunch, program, and Mass.

• Dec. 2: Advent with St. Joseph Evening of Reflection with Father James Farrell, 5:30-9 p.m., $45 includes light dinner, program, and Mass.

• Dec. 15, 16, 17: Advent Days of Silence, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $35 per day, includes room, continental breakfast, lunch and use of the common areas and grounds, overnight stays available for additional $28 per person, dinner additional $9.
 

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 100 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad.

• Dec. 17-19: Christmas for Adults, what the gospels have to say about Jesus’ birth, Benedictine Father Colman Grabert presenting, $255 single, $425 double. Registration: saintmeinrad.org/retreats.

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Retreats and Programs

November 19-21

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 100 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Popular Stories from the Gospel of John, Benedictine Father Eugene Hensell presenting, $255 single, $425 double. Registration: saintmeinrad.org/retreats.

November 20

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. With Grateful Hearts, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Judy Ribar presenting, $50 includes lunch. Information and registration: mountsaintfrancis.org/with-grateful-hearts or 812-923-8817.

Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Faith Thinkers Through the Ages, 9 a.m.-noon, fourth of five sessions (Dec. 4), $20 per session, register by Nov. 16. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or Events.SistersofProvidence.org.

November 19-21

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 100 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Popular Stories from the Gospel of John, Benedictine Father Eugene Hensell presenting, $255 single, $425 double. Registration: saintmeinrad.org/retreats.

November 20

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. With Grateful Hearts, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Judy Ribar presenting, $50 includes lunch. Information and registration: mountsaintfrancis.org/with-grateful-hearts or 812-923-8817.

Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Faith Thinkers Through the Ages, 9 a.m.-noon, fourth of five sessions (Dec. 4), $20 per session, register by Nov. 16. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or Events.SistersofProvidence.org.

November 22

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Day of Silence, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $35 per day, includes room, continental breakfast, lunch and use of the common areas and grounds, overnight stays available for additional $28 per person, dinner additional $9. Registration: cutt.ly/fatimaretreats, 317-545-7681 or jburger@archindy.org.

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. “Brother Bob’s Bible Study,” Mondays 10:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m., led by Andrew Hennessy, free. Information and registration: mountsaintfrancis.org/bible-study or 812-923-8817.

November 26

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Painting with Padre, 6-9 p.m. last Friday of each month, led by Conventual Franciscan Father Vincent Petersen, includes painting supplies and snack, bring beverage, $40. Information and registration: mountsaintfrancis.org/painting-with-the-padre or 812-923-8817.

November 29

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Come to the Manger Advent Retreat, 6-9:30 p.m., Benedictine Sister Julie Sewell presenting $45, includes dinner. Information and registration: benedictinn.org/programs, 317-788-7581, benedictinn@benedictinn.org.

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. “Brother Bob’s Bible Study,” Mondays 10:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m., led by Andrew Hennessy, free. Information and registration: mountsaintfrancis.org/bible-study or 812-923-8817.

December 1

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Advent with St. Joseph Day of Reflection with Father Jim Farrell, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., $45 includes continental breakfast, lunch, program, and Mass. Registration: cutt.ly/fatimaretreats, 317-545-7681 or jburger@archindy.org.

Dec. 1, Dec. 2

Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Art and Soul Creation Guild, choose between 9:30-11:30 a.m. first Wednesday of the month or 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Thursday of the month, Providence Sister Rosemary Schmalz presenting, $30 membership fee to join group, $5 per session after. Information and registration: Jeanne Frost, 812-535-2952, jfrost@spsmw.org or Events.SistersofProvidence.org.

December 2

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Advent with St. Joseph Evening of Reflection with Father Jim Farrell, 5:30-9 p.m., $45 includes light dinner, program, and Mass. Registration: cutt.ly/fatimaretreats, 317-545-7681 or jburger@archindy.org.

December 4

Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Faith Thinkers Through the Ages, 9 a.m.-noon, fifth of five sessions, $20 per session, register by Dec. 1. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or Events.SistersofProvidence.org.

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