December 10, 2021

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The Coming Month - - - General - - - Retreats 

The Coming Month

December 14

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Leave the Light On, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., sacrament of reconciliation offered all day, no appointment needed. Information: 317-545-7681 or jburger@archindy.org.

December 14, Jan. 11

Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Taizé Prayer at the Woods, 7-8 p.m., silent and spoken prayers, simple music, silence, virtual option available at cutt.ly/Taize. Information: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org.

December 15

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

December 16

St. Joseph Church, 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. Monthly Mass, 2 p.m. Information: 317-574-8898 or www.catholiccemeteries.cc.

December 17

Northside Events and Social Club, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange, speaker Chuck Lofton, Broadcast Meteorologist at WTHR-TV,“The Forecast Never Changes,” rosary 6:35 a.m., Mass 7 a.m., buffet breakfast and program following, $18 members, $24 non-members. Register by 4 p.m. on Dec. 14. Information and registration: cutt.ly/CBE-Reg.

December 18

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse Chapel, 100 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Service of the Longest Night, 6 p.m. CT, prayers, Scripture, music, for those struggling with loss at Christmas, Benedictine Father Adrian Burke facilitating, light refreshments to follow, masks requested, free. RSVP requested: info@abbeycaskets.com or 800-987-7380.

December 18, Jan. 8

Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Teen Volunteering Opportunity, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., ages 12-18, assist with retired Providence Sisters. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or spsmw.org/events.

December 18, January 15

St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 3354 W. 30th St., Indianapolis. Helpers of God’s Most Precious Infants Prayer Vigil for Life, 8:30 a.m.

Mass, then prayer partners will carpool to Clinic for Women at 3607 W. 16th St. for vigil. Information: eric@romancatholicgentleman.com.

December 19

St. Joan of Arc Church, 4217 Central Ave., Indianapolis. Vox Sacra concert, Advent and Christmas music, 7 p.m. Information: 317-236-1483 or ctuley@archindy.org.

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

Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, O’Shaughnessy Dining Room, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Sunday Brunch at the Woods, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., farm to table dining, reservations requested, adults $17.50, seniors $16.50, children ages 5-11 $9.50, child ages 4 and younger free (prices listed do not include tax), purchase tickets online or at the door. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or spsmw.org/events.

December 19, 26

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.

December 19, Jan. 17

Sr. Thea Bowman Black Catholic Women Monthly Prayer Gathering, via Zoom, third Monday of each month, sponsored by archdiocesan Black Catholic Ministry, 7 p.m. Join meeting: cutt.ly/SrTheaPrayer, meeting ID: 810 3567 0684 or dial-in at 301-715-8592. Information: Pearlette Springer, pspringer@archindy.org or 317-236-1474.

December 22, Jan. 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.

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January 7

Women’s Care Center, 4901 W. 86th St., Indianapolis. First Friday Mass, 5 p.m., Father Clayton Thompson (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.

January 8

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.

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General Announcements 

Learn about St. Benedict’s ‘Vision for a Spiritual Life’ via virtual programs in January

The Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center in Beech Grove will offer four independent virtual sessions via Zoom in a series called “Cave to Mountaintop: Benedict’s Vision for a Spiritual Life” from 7-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Benedictine Sister Antoinette Purcelle will present the sessions. The topics are as follows:
 

  • Jan. 6: “The Life and Miracles of St. Benedict”
  • Jan. 13: “The Rule of Benedict: Imitating Christ’s Humility and Obedience”
  • Jan. 20: “The Rule of Benedict: Imitating Christ’s Prayer and Service”
  • Jan. 27: “Living Benedict’s Vision in the 21st Century”

The cost is $25 per session or $75 for four sessions. Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to each event.

To register, go to cutt.ly/mountaintop22. For more information, e-mail benedictinn@benedictinn.org or call 317-788-7581.

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Retreats and Programs

December 27, January 3, 10, 17, 24

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.

Virtual Advent Retreat for Single Women, “Pray as You Go” Stepping Beyond Advent retreat sponsored by Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, 6:30-8 p.m., women ages 18-42, free. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or spsmw.org/events.

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January 4

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

January 8

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

January 10

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.

January 14-16

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. TOBIT-Marriage Preparation Weekend, Fri. 7 p.m.-Sun. 11:45 a.m., includes rooms, meals, $298 per couple. Registration: cutt.ly/fatimaretreats, 317-545-7681 or jburger@archindy.org.

January 21

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. A Day of Quiet Renewal, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $20, $70 with spiritual direction. Information and registration: 812-934-6437, www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org.

January 24-28

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 100 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Winter Chant Workshop, for directors of liturgical music, Benedictine Brother John Glasenapp presenting, $750 single, $835 double, $200 commuter. Registration: saintmeinrad.org/retreats.

January 28

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.

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