November 26, 2021

Advent penance services are scheduled at archdiocesan parishes

Parishes throughout the archdiocese have scheduled communal penance services for Advent. The following is a list of services that have been reported to The Criterion.

Batesville Deanery

  • Nov. 30, 7 p.m. at St. Mary, Greensburg
  • Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at All Saints Parish, St. Martin Campus, Dearborn County
  • Dec. 5, 9:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception, Millhousen
  • Dec. 10, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at Camp River Ridge, 6145 Harvey Branch Road (A-frame house), Oldenburg.
  • Dec. 12, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Aurora
  • Dec. 12-14, 7-7:50 a.m. and 6-6:50 p.m. at St. John the Baptist, Osgood
  • Dec. 14, 7 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena, St. John the Evangelist Church, Decatur County
  • Dec. 15, 6 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul, Shelby County
  • Dec. 15 and 16, 6:30 p.m. at Holy Family, Oldenburg
  • Dec. 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2:30-6:30 p.m. for St. Louis, Batesville and St. Anthony of Padua, Morris, at St. Louis
  • Dec. 17, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at St. Joseph, Shelbyville
  • Dec. 21, 6-7 p.m. at St. Michael, Brookville
  • Dec. 22, 7 p.m. for St. Louis, Batesville, and St. Anthony of Padua, Morris, at St. Louis
  • Dec. 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at St. Peter, Franklin County
  • Additionally, recurring opportunities for reconciliation in the Batesville Deanery are as follows:
    • Half-hour before all Masses at Oratory of SS. Philomena and Cecelia, Oak Forest
    • Expanded reconciliation times at St. Charles Borromeo, Milan; St. Maurice, Napoleon; and St. Nicholas, Ripley County. Contact parishes for details.

Bloomington Deanery

  • Dec. 2, 7 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul, Bedford
  • Dec. 9, 6-9 p.m. for St. Charles Borromeo Parish and St. Paul Catholic Center, Bloomington, at St. Paul Catholic Center
  • Dec. 14, 6:30 p m. at St. John the Apostle, Bloomington
  • Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m. at St. Jude the Apostle, Spencer
  • Dec. 16, 6 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville
  • Dec. 16, 7 p.m. at St. Agnes, Nashville

Connersville Deanery

  • Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m. at St. Gabriel, Connersville
  • Dec. 6, 6 p.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Cambridge City
  • Dec. 14, 6 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Holy Family Church, Richmond
  • Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary, Rushville

Indianapolis East Deanery

  • Nov. 30, 7 p.m. for Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower) at Our Lady of Lourdes
  • Dec. 1, 7 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle, Fortville
  • Dec. 14, 7 p.m. at Holy Spirit
  • Additionally, reconciliation in the East Deanery is available on the following dates:
    • Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St.

Indianapolis North Deanery

  • Nov. 28, 2 p.m. at St. Lawrence
  • Nov. 29, 7 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc
  • Nov. 30, 7 p.m. at St. Matthew the Apostle

Indianapolis South Deanery

  • Dec. 15, 7 p.m. for St. Jude, St. Mark the Apostle and Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ at St. Jude
  • Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m. for Holy Name of Jesus, Beech Grove, and Good Shepherd, Indianapolis at Holy Name of Jesus
  • Dec. 18, 8:30 a.m. at SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi, Greenwood

Indianapolis West Deanery

  • Dec. 9, 7 p.m. for St. Thomas More, Mooresville, and St. Ann (South Deanery), at St. Thomas More
  • Dec. 10, noon-1 p.m. at St. Malachy, Brownsburg
  • Additionally, recurring Advent opportunities for reconciliation in the West Deanery are as follows:
    • Sundays: 8-8:30 a.m. at St. Anthony; 9:30-10 a.m. at Holy Angels; 1:45-2:45 p.m. at St. Monica; 3 p.m. at St. Gabriel the Archangel
    • Mondays: 5:15-5:35 p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel
    • Tuesdays: 5-5:45 p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel; 6-7 p.m. at St. Monica
    • Wednesdays: 5:30-5:50 p.m. at St. Susanna, Plainfield; 6 p.m. at St. Gabriel the Archangel; 6-7 p.m. at St. Monica; 6-7 p.m. at Mary, Queen of Peace, Danville
    • Thursdays: 6-7 p.m. at St. Monica; 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Malachy, Brownsburg
    • Fridays: 4-5 p.m. at St. Christopher; 5-5:45- p.m. at St. the Archangel; 5:30- 6 p.m. at St. Susanna, Plainfield; 7 p.m. at St. Gabriel the Archangel
    • Saturdays: 10-10:30 a.m. at St. Susanna, Plainfield; 3-4:30 p.m. at St. Anthony; 3:45-4:30 p.m. at Mary, Queen of Peace, Danville; 4 p.m. at St. Gabriel the Archangel; 4-4:45 p.m. at St. Monica; 4-5 p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel; 4:30-5 p.m. at St. Christopher

New Albany Deanery

  • Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael, Bradford
  • Dec. 9, 6:30 p.m. at St. John Paul II, St. Paul Campus, Sellersburg
  • Dec. 14, 7 p.m. at St. Mary, Lanesville
  • Dec. 15, 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Albany
  • Dec. 15, 7 p.m. at St. Mary, Navilleton
  • Dec. 19, 4 p.m. at St. John the Baptist, Starlight
  • Dec. 21, 7 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua, Clarksville
  • Dec. 22, 7 p.m. at St. Mary-of-the-Knobs, Floyd County

Seymour Deanery

  • Parishes in this deanery are expanding reconciliation periods and priest availability. Contact parishes for information.

Tell City Deanery

  • Dec. 12, 1-2:30 p.m. at St. Paul, Tell City

Terre Haute Deanery

  • Dec. 1, 8, 9 and 15, 7 p.m. at St. Benedict, Terre Haute
  • Dec. 10, 9 a.m.–9 p.m. “Twelve Hours of Grace” at St. Margaret Mary, Terre Haute
  • Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart, Clinton
  • Dec. 16, 1:30 p.m., Sacred Heart of Jesus, Terre Haute

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