September 16, 2022

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The Coming Month

September 19

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.

September 21

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

St. Mary Parish, 777 S. 11th St., Mitchell. Food Tent at Persimmon Festival, 4:30-7 p.m., spaghetti with meat sauce, bread, salad or apple sauce, iced tea or lemonade, adult meals $9, sausage $2 extra, dinner for children 4-12 years old $3, 4 years and under free, Dymple’s Persimmon Pudding $3 a serving or $28 for whole pan, other desserts $1, salad only $.50. Information: 812-849-3570.

September 22

SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. 5th Annual St. Raphael Catholic Medical Association Guild of Indianapolis White Mass, 6 p.m., Archbishop Charles C. Thompson presiding, for all health care workers, 7:15 p.m. dinner reception with live band and open bar at McGowan Hall, 1304 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis. Information, dinner registration: info@indycathmed.org or cutt.ly/CMAGDinner.

September 23

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis. Pro-Life Series: “Demographic Bomb” film and panel discussion, doors open 6 p.m., film viewing followed by panel discussion 6:30-9:30 p.m., freewill offering. Information: 317-407-6881 or smdye1@gmail.com.

St. Lawrence Parish, 542 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg. Pray, Hope and Don’t Worry, 6-9 p.m., overcoming anxiety, depression and learning disabilities, $15 includes meal, shirt and booklet. Information, registration: tinyurl.com/yu2mvkhr, 812-576-4302 or emilyalig.asp@gmail.com.

St. Malachy School Gym, 7410 N. County Rd. 1000 E., Brownsburg. 8th Grade Garage Sale Fundraiser Sale and Donation Drop Off, 3-7 p.m., drop off donated furniture, clothing, shoes, household items, sports equipment; 8-10 p.m. preview sale, $5 entry fee, purchase items as priced. Information: 317-370-1053.

September 23-24

SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi Parish, 5901 Olive Branch Rd., Greenwood. Fall Festival, Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat. noon-10 p.m.; games and activities for all ages, live music, silent auction, raffles, food, ice cream, beer and wine, free admission. Information: festival@ss-fc.org or 317-859-4673.

September 24

All Saints Parish, St. John the Baptist Campus, 25743 State Route 1, Guilford. “Laughter: The Sanity of the Family” married/engaged couples retreat, 6 p.m., dinner, presentation by radio and EWTN TV host Dr. Ray Guarendi, free, register by Sept. 23. Information, registration: 812-576-4302, clairekeck.asp@gmail.com.

Primo Banquet Hall, 2615 National Ave., Indianapolis. Angels of Grace Awards Luncheon, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., proceeds benefit women’s programming at Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, $40 per person or $320 for table of eight. Information, registration: benedictinn.org/angels-of-grace, 317-788-7581, benedictinn@benedictinn.org.

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis. Faithful Citizens Rosary Walk, 10:45-11:45 a.m., meet in front of church. Information: faithful.citizens2016@gmail.com.

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 retired Providence Sisters. Information, registration: 361-500-9505, jluna@spsmw.org or TeenVolunteer.SistersofProvidence.org.

St. Malachy School Gym, 7410 N. County Rd. 1000 E., Brownsburg. 8th Grade Garage Sale Fundraiser, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., free admission, purchase items as priced, bake sale available; 1-2 p.m. fill shopping bag for $3. Drop off items to donate 3-7 p.m. on Sept. 23 at same location. Information: 317-370-1053.

September 24-25

St. Gabriel Parish, 232 W. 9th St., Connersville. Fall Festival, Sat. 4 p.m.-midnight., Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., live music, beer garden, escape room, axe throwing, kids’ games and bounce houses, cash raffle, basket and quilt raffles, poker and Big 6, German dinner Sat., fried chicken dinner Sun., free admission. Information: 765-825-8578.

September 25

St. Michael Parish, 11400 Farmer’s Lane NE, Bradford. Fried Chicken Country Picnic, fried chicken with homemade dumplings, slaw, choice of pie, meal price $12, free admission. Information: 812-364-6646 or st.michaelbradford@gmail.com.

St. Mark Parish, 5377 Acorn Rd., Tell City. Shooting Match, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. CT, shoot for beef, ham and cash, raffles for cash and gift certificates, chili by the bowl or gallon, hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, homemade pies, games and half-pot drawing throughout the day, country store with fresh produce, quilts and handcrafted items, free admission, free parking. Information: 812-836-2481.

All Saints Parish, St. John Campus, 25743 State Rt. 1, Guilford. Fall Lecture Series: The Case for Jesus, session three of four (Oct. 2), 6-8 p.m., soup supper, lecture by Father Dan Mahan on The Case for Jesus by Brant Pitre, free, order book via parish office for a $5 shipping fee or via Amazon. Information: 812-537-3992.

St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 7575 Holliday Dr. E., Indianapolis. 40 Days for Life Kickoff, 2-3 p.m., Mary Carmen Zakrajsek of Students for Life of America speaking.

September 26

The Villages of Indiana online Foster Parenting Virtual Information Night, 6-8 p.m., for those interested in becoming a foster parent, free. Information and registration: 317-775-6500 or cutt.ly/villagesindyreg.

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish, 203 Fourth St., Aurora. Fall Lecture Series: The Case for Jesus, session three of four (Oct. 3), 6-8 p.m., soup supper, lecture by Father Dan Mahan on The Case for Jesus by Brant Pitre, free, order book via parish office for a $5 shipping fee or via Amazon. Information: 812-537-3992.

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General Announcements 

Talk on ethics surrounding end-of-life care will take place in North Vernon on Oct. 1

A presentation called “End-of-Life Care: Let’s Talk About It” will take place at St. Mary Parish, 212 Washington St., in North Vernon, from 2-4:30 p.m. on Oct. 1.

The talk, sponsored by Jennings County ProLife, will discuss the ethics of end-of-life care from a Catholic perspective. It will feature talks by Timothy O’Donnell, Susan Jansen, a member of the Little Sisters of the Poor and a funeral director. Time will be allowed at the end for questions.

O’Donnell will address the increasing acceptance of euthanasia by society, Catholic teaching on euthanasia and promoting the dignity of each person even as life draws to a close.

Susan Jansen, a nurse, will approach the topic from a “boots on the ground” perspective, including in-home care and prayer.

Members of the Little Sisters of the Poor, who operate homes for the elderly poor, will offer a talk and will also provide activities for children ages 5 and older.

Light snacks will be offered, and all are invited to worship at Mass at 4:30 p.m. in St. Mary Church.

Registration is requested by Sept. 30 by sending an e-mail to jenningscountyprolife@gmail.com.

For more information, e-mail jenningscountyprolife@gmail.com.

Right to Life Indianapolis dinner on Oct. 6 will feature president of Charlotte Lozier Institute

Right to Life Indianapolis will hold its annual “Celebrate Life” dinner at Marriott Downtown, 350 W. Maryland St., in Indianapolis, at 6 p.m. on Oct. 6.

This year’s event will feature a keynote address by Chuck Donovan, president of the Charlotte Lozier Institute. The institute promotes deeper public understanding of the value of human life, motherhood and fatherhood, and seeks to identify policies and practices that will protect life and serve both women’s health and family well-being.

Donovan, a University of Notre Dame graduate, has served as legislative director of the National Right to Life Committee, helped to lead the Family Research Council for nearly two decades and most recently has been Senior Research Fellow in Religion and Civil Society at The Heritage Foundation.

He has written several books, had articles published in leading newspapers and magazines, and has been a guest on national TV and radio shows.

Donovan has played key roles in the development of public policy regarding public financing of abortion, compassionate alternatives to abortion, the child tax credit, marriage penalty relief and rights of conscience.

Registration begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and award presentations at 6:45 p.m. The keynote address starts at 8 p.m.

The cost is $75 per person, $750 for a table of 10 and $425 for a student table of 10.

To register, become an event sponsor or for more information, go to celebratelifedinner.com, call 317-582-1526 or e-mail life@rtlindy.org.

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Retreats and Programs

September 16-18

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Being Humble, Being Holy, Benedictine Father Adrian Burke presenting, $300 single, $425 double. Registration: saintmeinrad.org/retreats.

Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, 1 Providence Way, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Peace in the Mourning, 6:30 p.m. Fri. -1 p.m. Sun., grief specialist and Providence Sister Connie Kramer, facilitator. $250 on-campus housing, $110 commuter, registration deadline Sept. 9. Registration and information: Events.SistersofProvidence.org, 812-535-2952 or provctr@spsmw.org.

September 20

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Praying Your Child through Anything—Day of Reflection, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., author Beth Leonard presenting, $45 includes breakfast, lunch and program. Registration: ftm.retreatportal.com/events, 317-545-7681 or lcoons@archindy.org.

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Viewing of The Chosen: Season One, 5-9 p.m. with dinner, 6-9 p.m. without dinner, first of four stand-alone sessions, view two episodes of season one of The Chosen series followed by discussion led by Cheryl McSweeney and Father Keith Hosey, $25 with dinner per session or $85 for all four sessions or free with no dinner, registration required. Information and registration: ftm.retreatportal.com/events, 317-545-7681 or lcoons@archindy.org.

September 20, 29, October 4, 10

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Viewing of The Chosen: Season One, 5-9 p.m. with dinner, 6-9 p.m. without dinner, four stand-alone sessions showing two episodes followed by discussion led by Cheryl McSweeney and Father Keith Hosey, $85 for all sessions with dinner, $25 per individual session with dinner, free with no dinner, registration required. Information, registration: ftm.retreatportal.com/events, 317-545-7681 or lcoons@archindy.org.

September 23-25

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Listening to the Great Stories of Luke’s Gospel Again for the First Time, Benedictine Father Eugene Hensell presenting, $300 single, $425 double. Registration: saintmeinrad.org/retreats.

September 29

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Viewing of The Chosen: Season One, 5-9 p.m. with dinner, 6-9 p.m. without dinner, second of four stand-alone sessions, view two episodes of season one of The Chosen series followed by discussion led by Cheryl McSweeney and Father Keith Hosey, $25 with dinner or free without, registration required. Information and registration: ftm.retreatportal.com/events, 317-545-7681 or lcoons@archindy.org.

September 30-Oct. 1

Providence Spirituality and Conference Center Foley Room, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Art Journaling Retreat, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day., Sister of Providence Rosemary Schmalz presenting, $80 commuter and one meal or $150 for housing and two meals, materials and refreshments provided, registration deadline Sept. 23. Information, registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or spsmw.org/events.

September 30-Oct 2

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Beauty as a Pathway to God: Religious Art and Symbol in the Spiritual Life, Benedictine Brother Martin Erspamer presenting, $300 single, $425 double. Registration: saintmeinrad.org/retreats.

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. You Are Not Alone—A Weekend Retreat of Hope and Healing for Survivors of Suicide Loss, 6:30 p.m. Fri.-1 p.m. Sun., Christine Turo-Shields certified therapist, Father Jim Farrell, Providence Sister Connie Kramer and survivors Judy Proctor and Lisa Thibault presenting, commuter rate $35 per person includes meals, private guest room to use during day, Mass, program materials; overnight accommodations available for $30 per night. Registration: ftm.retreatportal.com/events, 317-545-7681 or lcoons@archindy.org.

Providence Spirituality and Conference Center Foley Room, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Art Journaling Retreat, 9 a.m. Fri.-4 p.m. Sat., Sister of Providence Rosemary Schmalz presenting, $150 includes housing and two meals, $80 commuter and one meal, materials and refreshments provided, registration deadline Sept. 23. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or spsmw.org/events

October 4

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Viewing of The Chosen: Season One, 5-9 p.m. with dinner, 6-9 p.m. without dinner, third of four stand-alone sessions, view two episodes of season one of The Chosen series followed by discussion led by Cheryl McSweeney and Father Keith Hosey, $25 with dinner or free without, registration required. Information and registration: ftm.retreatportal.com/events, 317-545-7681 or lcoons@archindy.org.

October 5

Virtual Addressing Racism Series, 7-8:30 p.m., sponsored by Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center in Beech Grove, first of six stand-alone Zoom sessions (Oct. 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9), led by Presbyterian Elder Dr. Mary Beth Riner, $25 per session or $125 for six sessions, registration required. Information and registration: benedictinn.org/programs, 317-788-7581, benedictinn@benedictinn.org

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. Contemplative Prayer, in person or via Zoom, sponsored by Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 2-3:30 p.m., Franciscan Sister Olga Wittekind presenting, freewill donation. Information and registration: 812-933-6437, center@oldenburgosf.com, www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org.

October 7

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: 812-933-6437, www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org.

October 8

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. From Poverty to Possibility, in person or via Zoom, sponsored by Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Franciscan Sister Caroljean Williie presenting, $30. Information and registration: 812-933-6437, center@oldenburgosf.com, www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org.

October 7-9

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Growing in the Love of Christ, Benedictine Father Coleman Grabert presenting, $300 single, $425 double. Registration: saintmeinrad.org/retreats.

October 10

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Day of Silence, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $40 per day, includes room, continental breakfast, lunch and use of the common areas and grounds, overnight stays available for additional $30 per person, dinner additional $10. Registration: ftm.retreatportal.com/events/, 317-545-7681 or lcoons@archindy.org.

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Viewing of The Chosen: Season One, 5-9 p.m. with dinner, 6-9 p.m. without dinner, fourth of four stand-alone sessions, view two episodes of season one of The Chosen series followed by discussion led by Cheryl McSweeney and Father Keith Hosey, $25 with dinner or free without, registration required. Information and registration: ftm.retreatportal.com/events, 317-545-7681 or lcoons@archindy.org.

October 11

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 .

October 12

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Praying All Ways: Exploring Prayer through the Multiple Intelligences, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. CT, Agnes Kovacs presenting, $55 includes talk and lunch. Registration: saintmeinrad.org/retreats.

Virtual Addressing Racism Series, 7-8:30 p.m., sponsored by Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center in Beech Grove, second of six stand-alone Zoom sessions (Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9), led by Presbyterian Elder Dr. Mary Beth Riner, $25, registration required. Information and registration: benedictinn.org/programs, 317-788-7581, benedictinn@benedictinn.org.

October 15

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. Creativity is a Form of Prayer: Card Making, 9:30-11;30 a.m., Franciscan Sister Kathleen Branham and Joan Hunter presenting, $45 includes lunch and materials. Information and registration: 812-933-6437, center@oldenburgosf.com, www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org.

October 19

Virtual Addressing Racism Series, 7-8:30 p.m., sponsored by Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center in Beech Grove, third of six stand-alone Zoom sessions (Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9), led by Presbyterian Elder Dr. Mary Beth Riner, $25, registration required. Information and registration: benedictinn.org/programs, 317-788-7581, benedictinn@benedictinn.org.

October 21-23

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Gratitude, Benedictine Brother Zachary Wilberding presenting, $300 single, $425 double. Registration: saintmeinrad.org/retreats.

October 22

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Transitions—A SoulCollage Journey of Change, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Benedict Inn marketing director Kathy Perron presenting, $80 includes lunch and supplies, register before Oct. 1 for $10 discount. Information and registration: benedictinn.org/programs, 317-788-7581, benedictinn@benedictinn.org.

October 24-28

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Great Stories from the Gospel of Luke: Challenges for Preaching and Spiritual Growth, retreat for priests, Benedictine Father Eugene Hensell presenting, $465 single. Registration: saintmeinrad.org/retreats.

October 26

Virtual Addressing Racism Series, 7-8:30 p.m., sponsored by Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center in Beech Grove, fourth of six stand-alone Zoom sessions (Nov. 2, 9), led by Presbyterian Elder Dr. Mary Beth Riner, $25, registration required. Information and registration: benedictinn.org/programs, 317-788-7581, benedictinn@benedictinn.org.

October 29

St. Bartholomew Parish, 1306 27th St., Columbus. Polidor 5K Run/Walk, 8:30-10:30 a.m., benefitting the ALFA literacy program in Northern Haiti, $25. Registration and information: 812-378-0697, or cutt.ly/Polidor5K2022.

November 2

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.

Virtual Addressing Racism Series, 7-8:30 p.m., sponsored by Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center in Beech Grove, fifth of six stand-alone Zoom sessions (Nov. 9), led by Presbyterian Elder Dr. Mary Beth Riner, $25, registration required. Information and registration: benedictinn.org/programs, 317-788-7581, benedictinn@benedictinn.org.

November 4-6

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Mozart’s Main Masses, Benedictine Brother Nöel Mueller presenting, $300 single, $425 double. Registration: saintmeinrad.org/retreats.

November 6

Providence Spirituality and Conference Center Foley Room, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Mystics—A Journey of Discovery: St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Sister of Providence Paula Damiano presenting, $25 includes materials and refreshments provided. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or spsmw.org/events.

November 9

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Growing in Friendship with God, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. CT, Kimberly Baker presenting, $55 includes talk and lunch. Registration: saintmeinrad.org/retreats.

Virtual Addressing Racism Series, 7-8:30 p.m., sponsored by Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center in Beech Grove, sixth of six stand-alone Zoom sessions, led by Presbyterian Elder Dr. Mary Beth Riner, $25 a session, registration required. Information and registration: benedictinn.org/programs, 317-788-7581, benedictinn@benedictinn.org.

November 12

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. A Woman’s Work is Never Done, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., author and spiritual director Susan Yanos presenting, $70 includes lunch. Information and registration: benedictinn.org/programs, 317-788-7581, benedictinn@benedictinn.org.

November 18-20

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Lectio Divina: Praying with the Bible, Benedictine Father Adrian Burke, presenting, $300 single, $425 double. Registration: saintmeinrad.org/retreats.

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