March 7, 2014

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The Coming Week

March 7

St. Mary Church, 317 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis. Young Adult Group, first Friday adoration, 7 p.m., dinner and social, 8 p.m. Information:

St. Joseph Church, 1375 Mickley Ave., Indianapolis. First Friday devotion, adoration, rosary, Benediction, 5:45 p.m.

Sacred Heart Parish, Sacred Heart Hall, 1125 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Fish fry, 5-7 p.m., adults $7, children $3, Stations of the Cross, Sacred Heart Church, 1530 S. Union St., 7 p.m. Information: 317-638-5551.

St. Lawrence Parish, Father Conen Hall, 6944 E. 46th St., Indianapolis. Fish fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Information: 317-546-4065.

St. Joan of Arc, 4217 N. Central Ave., Indianapolis. Lenten devotions, Rosary 6 p.m., Mass 6:30 p.m., Stations of the Cross with Benediction 7 p.m. Information: 317-283-5508 or

March 8

St. Roch Parish, Family Life Center, 3603 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Single Seniors meeting, 1 p.m., age 50 and over. Information: 317-784-4207.

Another Broken Egg Café, 9435 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Marriage on Tap, “Dream, Disappointment, and Discovery: The Cyclical Nature of Marriage,” Deacon Rick and Carol Wagner, presenters, 7-9:30 p.m., $35 per couple includes dinner. Reservations:

March 9

St. Malachy Parish, 9833 E. County Rd 750 N., Brownsburg. Mass in French, 5 p.m., confession 4-4:45 p.m. Information: Dabrice Bartet, or 317-536-5998, or log on to

March 11

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Maria Guild, Mass for deceased members 11 a.m., meeting 12:30 p.m. Information: 317-888-7625 or

Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 1125 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Euchre party, seniors and retirees, 12:30 p.m. Information: 317-788-0522.

March 12

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. St. Patrick’s Day concert, 1 p.m., no charge, reception following concert. Information: 317-786-2261.

St. Joseph Church, 1375 Mickley Ave., Indianapolis. Harvest House Seniors, monthly gathering for adults ages 55 and older, noon Mass followed by luncheon and fellowship. RSVP: Shirley at 317-241-9878 or Rita at 317-244-0255.

St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 7575 Holliday Drive East, Indianapolis. Lenten Soup Supper and speaker, “Neurological Criteria for the Determination of Death (Brain Death) and the Ethical Issues Associated with Organ Transplantation,” Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D., presenter, Mass 5:30 p.m., soup supper 6:30-7:15 p.m., speaker 7:15-8:30 p.m., reservations requested for the soup supper. Information: 317-259-4373, ext. 256 or

The Columbus Bar, 322 4th St., Columbus. Columbus Theology on Tap, “ ‘But It’s Mine!’ Returning to God What You’ve Been Given,” Deacon Steve House, presenter, 6:30 p.m. gather and socialize, 7:30 p.m. presentation. Information: 812-379-9353 ext. 241.

March 13

St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, Media Center, 541 Edgewood Ave., Indianapolis. Hope and Healing Survivors of Suicide support group, 7 p.m. Information: 317-851-8344.

Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood. 5th Annual Lenten Speaker Series, “Begin Lent with Archbishop Tobin,” 7 p.m. Information: 317-888-2861 or

March 14

Cardinal Ritter House, Community Room, 1218 E. Oak St., New Albany. Cardinal Ritter Birthplace Foundation, Irish coffee and lecture, Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D., Archbishop of Louisville, speaker, 7 p.m., no charge, reservations requested by March 7. Information: 812-284-4534.

March 16

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis. St. Joseph’s Round Table to benefit Lumen Christi School, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $10 adults, $5 children. Information: 317-632-3174 or

Catholic Community of Richmond, 701 N. “A” St., Richmond. Charismatic prayer group, 7 p.m. Information:

March 19

St. Joseph Church, 1375 Mickley Ave., Indianapolis. Lenten Soup and Bread, Mass 6 p.m. followed by light supper and presentation by Benedictine Sister Angela Jarboe on forgiveness.

March 20

St. Joseph Church, 1375 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.

March 21

Northside Knights of Columbus Hall, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange, Mass, breakfast and program, “Faith by the Numbers, or Not,” presenter John Ketzenberger, president of Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute, 6:30-8:30 a.m., $15 members, $21 non-members. Reservations and information:

March 22

Indiana Convention Center, 500 Ballroom, 100 S. Capital Ave., Indianapolis. 9th Annual Women’s Conference, 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m., $50 per person or $45 per person with a group of 10, $20 students and religious, lunch included. Information: 317-888-0873 or

St. Simon the Apostle Parish, 8155 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis. Lenten Retreat for Women, “Embracing Change as a Time of Grace,” 8:30 a.m., $20 per person. Information: 317-578-7213 or

March 23

St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, 535 E. Edgewood Ave., Indianapolis. Disabilities Awareness Mass, 9:30 a.m. Information: 317-787-8246 or

March 25

Marian University, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis. Global Studies Speaker Series, “God, Neighbor, Self,” Carolyn Woo, Ph.D., president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), presenter, 7 p.m. Information: 317-955-6775 or

Cinema Movie, 2347 W. Main St., Greenfield. St. Michael Young Adult Ministry and Adult Catechetical Team, “Mary of Nazareth” movie, 4:30-7:30 p.m., $10 per ticket. Information: 317-755-6071 or

March 28

St. Paul Hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Ave Maria Guild, rummage sale, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Information: 317-888-7625 or

March 29

St. Joseph’s Holy Family, Inc. 25992 Cottonwood Road, Bristow. The First “Joy of the Gospel” Conference, Servant of the Gospel of Life Sister Diane Carollo, presenter, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Central Time), free-will offering. Information: 812-357-2119 or

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General Announcements

March bookstore sale at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis

The bookstore and gift shop at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 East 56th St. in Indianapolis, is having a sale through the end of March. Many items are on clearance, and other items with be offered at significantly discounted prices.

The bookstore and gift shop offer books, CDs, greeting cards and other Catholic and spiritual gifts.

The bookstore and gift shop are open most days from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and often until 7:30 pm. Call the office ahead of time to confirm hours of operation at 317-545-7681.


Lecture on ‘Phenomenology and Catholic Theology’ at Saint Meinrad on March 11

Dr. Kevin Hart, professor of Christian studies at the University of Virginia, will present the annual Thomas Lecture on Philosophy and Theology at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad on March 11 at 7 p.m. Central Standard Time in the St. Bede Theater. Hart’s lecture is titled “Phenomenology and Catholic Theology.”

According to Hart, in recent years Catholic philosophers, especially in France, have turned to phenomenology as a way to articulate the faith. What do these people say? What benefits come from developing a phenomenology of Christianity or even a phenomenological theology? And what drawbacks are there?

Prior to his position at the University of Virginia, Hart was chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He has received substantial academic honors from many institutions, has published widely in the areas of continental philosophy, and is also a published poet.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available at the St. Bede, Guest House and student parking lots. For more information, call Mary Jeanne Schumacher at 812-357-6501.

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Retreats and Programs

March 7

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Movie Night: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, 6:30-9 p.m., free-will offering. Information: 812-933-6437 or

March 7-9

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. The Joy of the Gospel: A Lenten Weekend Retreat, Father Jim Farrell, presenter. Information: 317-545-7681 or

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Lenten Retreat in Daily Life: The Busy Person’s Retreat, Mary Schaffner, presenter. Information: 317-545-7681 or

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding the Psalms,” Benedictine Father Eugene Hensell, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 or

March 8

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Women’s Day: Women of Creativity, Victoria Manion Fleming, PhD, keynote speaker, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $45 per person. Information: 812-933-6437 or

March 9

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation Conference, 1:30-6 p.m., $56 per couple. Information: 317-545-7681 or

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg. Coffee talk: Unleashing Our Creative Spirit, Victoria Manion Fleming, PhD, presenter, 10:45 a.m.-noon, free-will offering. Information: 812-933-6437 or

March 10

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. F.B.I. Lent-Pilgrim Heart: Lent as Pilgrimage, Benedictine Sister Julie Sewell, presenter, 5-9 p.m., $30 per person: 317-788-7581 or

March 11-13

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad. “Preparing for Easter: Using the Gospels for the Sundays of Lent: Cycle A,” Benedictine Father Jeremy King, presenter. Information: 812-357-6585 or

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