Events Outside Deanery

December 18

Mount St. Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. “Abide” Adoration Service, sponsored by New Albany Deanery Catholic Youth Ministries, 7-8 p.m., every third Thurs. of the month, featuring guest speaker, praise band, silence and confessions, child care available. Information and child care reservations: Chris Rogers, chris@nadyouth.org, 812-923-8355.

December 19

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

December 20

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

December 21

Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange, Lafayette Bishop Timothy Doherty presenting, Mass 7 a.m., buffet breakfast and program following, $15 members, $21 non-members. Register by noon on Dec. 20. Information and registration: www.catholicbusinessexchange.org.


Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1752 Scheller Lane, New Albany. The Longest Night: A Mass of Consolation, 7 p.m. Information: 812-945-2374, tyost@olphna.org.

December 22

St. Bartholomew Church, 1306 27th St., Columbus. 13th Annual Concert Series: Christmas Passion, featuring Hot Horns, 7 p.m., free will offering. Complete list of all concerts: www.saintbartholomew.org  (click on Music Ministry) or bminut@stbparish.net.

January 2, 2019

Archbishop O’Meara Catholic Center, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Solo Seniors, Catholic, educational, charitable and social singles, 50 and over, single, separated, widowed or divorced. New members welcome. 6 p.m. Information:  317-243-0777.

January 4

Women’s Care Center, 4901 W. 86th St., Indianapolis. First Friday Mass, 5 p.m., Father Andrew Dudzinski presiding, 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 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: 317-888-2861 or info@olgreenwood.org.

St. Lawrence Church, 6944 E. 46th St., Indianapolis. First Friday Charismatic Renewal Praise and Mass, praise and worship 7 p.m., Mass 7:30 p.m. Information: 317-546-7328, mkeyes@indy.rr.com.

January 5

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.

January 8

Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Monthly Taizé Prayer Service, 7-8 p.m., silent and spoken prayers, simple music, silence. Information: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org.


Mission 27 Resale, 132 Leota St., Indianapolis. Senior Discount Day, every Tuesday, 30 percent off clothing, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., ministry supports Indianapolis St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry and Changing Lives Forever program. Information: 317-687-8260.

January 12

New Albany Deanery Catholic Youth Ministries, 101 Saint Anthony Dr., Mount Saint Francis. Childcare Ministry Safe Sitter Training, topics include safety, first aid, rescue and child care skills, for students in grades 6-8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $20. Register online by Jan. 3 at goo.gl/7tE51J(case sensitive). Information: Sandy Winstead, 812-923-8355, sandy@nadyouth.org.

January 13

St. Thomas Aquinas, 4625 N. Kenwood Ave., Indianapolis. Mass in French, 12:30 p.m. Information: 317-627-7729 or acfadi2014@gmail.com.

St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower) Church, 4720 E. 13th St., Indianapolis. Class of ’63 monthly gathering, 6 p.m. Mass, optional dinner afterward. Information: 317-408-6396.

January 15

St. Christopher Parish, Damascus Room, 5301 W. 16th St., Indianapolis. Scripture Study: Psalms and Gospels, 10 consecutive Tues. through March 19, 7 p.m., $50 payable in installments, all are welcome. Information: Lois Jansen, mlj986@gmail.com, 317-241-9169.

Mount St. Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. “Abide” Adoration Service, sponsored by New Albany Deanery Catholic Youth Ministries, 7-8 p.m., every third Thurs. of the month, featuring guest speaker, praise band, silence and confessions, child care available. Information and child care reservations: Chris Rogers, chris@nadyouth.org, 812-923-8355.

January 17

St. Joseph Parish, 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.


Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Nature Nights: Thank You Pollinators! 7-8:30 p.m., freewill offering. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

 

General Announcements 

Holy Land retreat planned at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House on Jan. 11-12

“A Holy Land Retreat: Savoring the Graces,” is the theme of an overnight retreat being held at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., in Indianapolis, starting at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 11 and concluding at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 12. The retreat is designed for those who have had the experience of a Holy Land pilgrimage. Through Scripture, prayer and group discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to revisit the graces of walking in the footsteps of Jesus and consider how the experience influences the living out of their Christian faith. The retreat will be led by Msgr. Paul Koetter, pastor of Holy Spirit Parish in Indianapolis, and Father Eric Johnson, current pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in New Albany who will become the archdiocesan vicar for clergy, religious and parish life coordinators, archdiocesan vice-chancellor, and sacramental minister of St. Agnes Parish in Nashville in January. The cost to attend is $150 per person or $275 for married couple. The cost includes overnight accommodations, snacks, breakfast and lunch. Registration is required online at www.archindy.org/fatima/register.html. For more information, contact Khristine Meyer at 317-545-7681, ext. 101, or by e-mailing kmeyer@archindy.org.

 

Christian-Muslim prayer service set for Dec. 16 at St. Philip Neri Church The second annual Christian-Muslim Prayer Service will take place at St. Philip Neri Church, 550 N. Rural Street, in Indianapolis, at 4 p.m. on December 16. Co-presiders will be Father Christopher Wadelton, pastor of St. Philip Neri Parish, and Imam Ahmed Al-Amine from Masjid Al-Fajr of Indianapolis. Dr. Eyas Raddad, president of the Indianapolis Muslim Community Association, will also be in attendance. This year, a prayer will be offered for recitation by all in attendance, praying for the second coming of Jesus Christ. Known as the Christian-Muslim Unity Prayer, it gives thanks to the God of Abraham for giving Christ to the world. All are welcome to the service. A question-and-answer period will follow.

 

New Albany Catholic Youth Ministries to host Safe Sitter class on Jan. 12 A Safe Sitter class for students in grades 6-8 will be held at the New Albany Catholic Youth Ministries Office, 101 Saint Anthony Dr., in Mt. St. Francis, from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Jan. 12. The instructor-led class uses games and role-playing exercises to prepare students to be safe when they are home alone, watching younger siblings or baby-sitting. Topics include safety, first aid and rescue and management behavior skills. The cost to attend is $20. Registration is required by Jan. 3 online at goo.gl/7tE51J (case sensitive). For additional information, contact Sandy Winstead at 812-923-8355 or e-mail sandy@nadyouth.org.

 

Mass of Consolation planned at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on Dec. 21 A Longest Night Mass of Consolation will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1725 Scheller Lane, in New Albany, at 7 p.m. on Dec. 21. This Mass offers a consoling message through prayer, ritual, word and Scripture for those who mourn and struggle during the Christmas season. For more information, contact Tom Yost at 812-945-2374 or by e-mailing tyost@olphna.org.

 

Retreats and Programs

December 15

Mount St. Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Advent Gathering, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., activities for children and adults, Mass and lunch, $25 per person, $50 couples and families. Information and registration: 812-923-8817, mountsaintfrancis.org/registration.

 

December 18-21

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Advent Self-Guided Silent Days, 4:30 p.m. Sun. through 4 p.m. Thurs., $35 includes room for the day, continental breakfast, lunch and use of commons area, additional $28 extends stay to include the night before or night after, $9 for dinner when available. Information and registration: Kristine Meyer, 317-545-7681, ext. 101 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

 

December 22

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. Praying with the Seasons: Winter Blessings, Sister of Charity Marty Dermody presenting, 10 a.m.-noon, $15. Information and registration: 812-933-6437, www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org.

 

January 4, 2019

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Self-Guided Day of Silence, 8am-4pm, $35 includes room for the day, continental breakfast, lunch and use of commons area, additional $28 extends stay to include the night before or night after, $9 for dinner when available. Information and registration: Khristine Meyer, 317-545-7681, ext. 101, www.archindy.org/fatima .

 

January 8

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Personal Day of Retreat, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $35 includes room for the day and lunch, spiritual direction available for $35. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

 

January 11-12

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. A Holy Land Retreat: Savoring the Graces, Msgr. Paul Koetter and Father Eric Johnson presenting, Fri., 6:30 p.m.-Sat., 2:30 p.m., $150 per person or $275 married couple, includes overnight accommodations, evening snacks, breakfast and lunch. Information and registration: Khristine Meyer, 317-545-7681, ext. 101 or www.archindy.org/fatima.

 

January 15

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Living the Liturgical Year - Ordinary Time, Benedictine Sister Marie Therese Racine presenting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $25. Information and registration: bit.ly/2G2qS0J, 317-788-7581.


Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the Woods. Series: Wine and Women at the Woods!, ( first of three., Jan. 22, Jan. 29), Providence Sisters Jan Craven and Paula Damiano presenting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $10 per session, $25 for three. Registration deadline: Jan. 9. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/event.

 

January 18-20

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Tobit Marriage Preparation Weekend, $298 includes separate room accommodations for couple, meals, snacks and materials. Information, registration: Cheryl McSweeney, cmcsweeney@archindy.org, 317-545-7681, ext. 106 or www.archindy.org/fatima/calendar/tobit.html.

 

January 22

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the Woods. Series: Wine and Women at the Woods!, (second of three,  Jan. 29), Providence Sisters Jan Craven and Paula Damiano presenting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $10 per session. Registration deadline: Jan. 9. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.orgor www.spsmw.org/event.

 

January 29

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Praying with the Saints – Julian of Norwich, Patty Moore presenting, 7-8:30 p.m., $25. Information, registration: bit.ly/2E252aV, 317-788-7581.


Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the Woods. Wine and Women at the Woods!, Providence Sisters Jan Craven and Paula Damiano presenting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $10. Registration deadline: Jan. 9. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/event.

 

February 5

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Benedictine Spirituality, (part one of four, Feb. 12, 19, 26), Benedictine Sister Ann Patrice Papesh presenting, $90 for series. Information, registration: bit.ly/2RCIt0m, 317-788-7581.

 

February 8-10

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Retreat for Busy Catholic Moms, Providence Sister Mary Montgomery presenting, quiet reflection and spiritual enrichment for busy moms with time for sharing, reconciliation available, Fri. 6:30 p.m.-Sun. 1:30 p.m., $220 includes lodging and meals, $130 without lodging. Registration deadline Feb. 1. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/event.

 

February 15-17

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Beyond First Impressions: A Couples Retreat, Benedictine Father Noël Mueller presenting, $425, married couples only. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

 

February 20

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Personal Day of Retreat, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $35 includes room for the day and lunch, spiritual direction available for $35. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

 

February 22-24

St. Joseph Retreat & Conference Center, 1440 W. Division Road, Tipton (Diocese of Lafayette). Retrouvaille Weekend, $150. Information and registration: 317-489-6811or www.retrouvaille.org.

 

February 28

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Living the Liturgical Year - Lent, Benedictine Sister Marie Therese Racine presenting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $25. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

 

March 10

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Lenten Day of Solitude, Providence Sisters Jan Craven and Paula Damiano presenting, reflections, personal time, sharing, reconciliation available, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $45 includes lunch. Registration deadline: March 4. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.spsmw.org/event.

 

March 15-17

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Beyond First Impressions: A Couples Retreat, Benedictine Father Noël Mueller presenting, $425, married couples only. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

 

March 19

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Personal Day of Retreat, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $35 includes room for the day and lunch, spiritual direction available for $35. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

 

March 21

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the­ Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Series: Art for the Soul, Providence Sister Rosemary Schmalz presenting, (four Thursdays, March 28, April 4, April 11), 9-11 a.m. or 7-9 p.m. at St. Patrick School, 449 S. 19th St., $50 for the series includes supplies. Registration deadline March 17. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.orgor www.spsmw.org/event.

 

March 22-24

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Freedom through Forgiveness, Benedictine Brother Zachary Wilberding presenting, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.


Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Tobit Marriage Preparation Weekend, $298 includes separate room accommodations for couple, meals, snacks and materials. Information and registration: Cheryl McSweeney, cmcsweeney@archindy.org, 317-545-7681, ext. 106 or www.archindy.org/fatima/calendar/tobit.html.

 

March 29-31

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. A Weekend-long Alcoholic Anonymous Meeting in Five Sessions, Benedictine Father Colman Grabert presenting, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

 

April 12-14

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Spring “Come and See” Weekend, single women ages 18-42 invited to learn more about the community and becoming a Sister of Providence. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org or www.comeandsee.sistersofprovidence.org.


Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Spiritual Integration: Fitness, Health and Physical Well-being, Benedictine Father Nathaniel Szidik presenting, optional opportunities for group nature walk and other physical activities, bring fitness clothing. $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

 

April 17-21

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Holy Week Retreat—The Leaven of Christ: That in All Things God May be Glorified, Benedictine Father Adrian Burke presenting, $465 single, $735 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.

 

April 19

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Personal Day of Retreat, Good Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $35 includes room for the day and lunch, spiritual direction available for $35. Information and registration: 317-788-7581, www.benedictinn.org.

 

April 23-25

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Peace, the Benedictine Way, Benedictine Brother Maurus Zoeller presenting, $255 single, $425 double. Information: 812-357-6585 or mzoeller@saintmeinrad.edu.