September 23, 2022

Events Calendar

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The Coming Month

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.

September 26, Oct. 3

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish, 203 Fourth St., Aurora. Fall Lecture Series: The Case for Jesus, 6-8 p.m., soup supper, lecture by Father Daniel 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.

September 28

St. Lawrence Church, 6944 E. 46th St., Indianapolis. Mass honoring St. Lorenzo Ruiz, first Filipino saint, 6 p.m., hosted by archdiocesan Filipino Community, reception to follow, bring dish to share. Information: mariasolito@yahoo.com, 317-201-0196.

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.

September 30-Oct. 1

St. Malachy Parish, 9833 E. CR 750 N., Brownsburg. Country Fair and Hog Roast, Fri. 4-11 p.m., Sat. 3-11 p.m., food drinks, midway, elephant ears; live music: Fri. Trace Thompson, Sat. Dusty Miller Band and Tastes Like Chicken, free admission. Information: 317-852-3195, countryfair@stmalachy.org or cutt.ly/stmalachyfair22.

Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Oktoberfest, 5-11p.m., live music, kids’ zone, beer garden, food trucks, authentic German dinner, live raffles, free admission. Information: kstafford@holyname.cc or 317-435-6591.

October 1

St. Mary Parish, 212 Washington St., North Vernon. End-of-Life Care: Let’s Talk About It, 2-4:30 p.m., sponsored by Jennings County ProLife, end of life care from Catholic perspective, talks by ethicist, nurse and Little Sisters of the Poor representative, Mass 4:30 p.m.

Register by Sept. 30. Information: 812-350-4631 or jenningscountyprolife@gmail.com. Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 5692 Central Ave., Indianapolis. Oktoberfest, 4-11 p.m., live music, polka and DJs, German-style soft pretzels, pizza, beer, wine, children’s area, free admission. Information: 317-257-2266.

St. Malachy Parish, 9833 E. County Rd. 750 N., Brownsburg. Hog Jog 5K Walk/Run, 9-10:30 a.m., ages 6 and older $25 until Sept. 30, $30 after, ages 0-5 free. Information and registration: cutt.ly/hogjog22.

October 2

Holy Family Parish, 3027 Pearl St., Oldenburg. Parish Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., fried chicken and roast beef dinners, turtle soup, adult and kids’ games, money raffle, quilt raffle, variety raffle, basket booth, silent auction, country store, free admission. Information: 812-934-3013 or holyfamilycheryl@gmail.com.

All Saints Parish, St. John Campus, 25743 State Rt. 1, Guilford. Fall Lecture Series: The Case for Jesus, session four of four, 6-8 p.m., soup supper, lecture by Father Daniel 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. Mary Church, 777 S. 11th St., Mitchell. Bruté Weekend, 8:30 a.m. Mass celebrated by Father Andrew Syberg, Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary vice rector, talk on how the seminary forms future priests. Information: Ellen Sanders, 317-236-1501 or esanders@archindy.org.

St. John Paul II Parish, St. Joseph Campus, 2605 St. Joe Road W., Sellersburg. Turkey Shoot and Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., raffles for cash, quilt, 50/50, Yeti cooler, $500 Hubers Fine Meat gift card, Weber grill, Churchill Downs; chicken dinner with homemade dumplings $15 adults, ages 4-12 $5. Information: 812-246-2512.

Columbus City Hall, 123 Washington St., Columbus. Life Chain, sponsored by Bartholomew County Right to Life, 2-3 p.m., signs provided, families welcome. Information: 812-350-2731.

Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, 1 Providence Way, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Fall Farm Day, 1-4 p.m., alpaca visits, children’s activities, fiber demonstrations, farm and 4H demonstrations, free. Information: Events.SistersofProvidence.org, 812-535-2952 or wvc@spsmw.org.

October 3

Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Mass for the Feast Day of Saint Mother Theodore Guérin, 11 a.m. Information: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org.

October 4

Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, 350 W. Maryland St., Indianapolis. Right to Life Indianapolis “Celebrate Life Dinner,” 6 p.m. registration, 6:45 p.m. dinner and awards, 8 p.m. presentation, Charlotte Lozier Institute president Chuck Donovan keynote, $75 individual, $750 table of 10, $425 student table. Registration and information: -317-582-1526, life@rtlindy.org or celebratelifedinner.com.

October 5

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.

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General Announcements 

Talk on ways to give ‘hand up’ to those in poverty will take place in Oldenburg and online on Oct. 8

A talk called “From Poverty to Possibility” by Charity Sister Caroljean Willie in Cincinnati will be offered at the Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., in Oldenburg, and online via Zoom from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Oct. 8.

Sister Caroljean, a board member of Microfinancing Partners in Africa (MPA) which uses different approaches to offer people a hand up, will discuss the group’s successful projects in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and how people she has met along the way have had their lives benefited as a result of a small loan.

Sister Caroljean is program director for EarthConnection, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. It is a center for learning and reflection about living lightly on Earth, seeking to integrate spirituality and sustainability through programs in sustainable agriculture, alternative energies, ecojustice and eco-spirituality.

She has extensive experience working cross-culturally throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, Asia, and South and Central America as an environmental educator, teacher-trainer and cultural diversity consultant. Before becoming program director at EarthConnection, she served two terms of office as the non-governmental organization representative at the United Nations for the Sisters of Charity Federation.

The cost for the talk is $30.

For more information or to register, go to www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org, call 812-933-6437 or send an e-mail to center@oldenburgosf.com.

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Retreats and Programs

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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