September 8, 2017

Morning with Mary on Oct. 14 to feature blogger

By Natalie Hoefer

In its second annual event of honoring the Blessed Mother during the month of October, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis is hosting a Morning with Mary from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 14 at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., in Indianapolis. Doors open for the event at 8 a.m.

Creator of the blog Heather Renshaw will be the keynote speaker, and a witness talk will be offered by Benedictine Sister Nicolette Etienne.

The event will include a Marian procession and recitation of the rosary. Music will be provided by Vox Sacra, the schola cantorum of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, and by a praise and worship band, led by Matt Faley, director of the archdiocesan Office of Young Adult and College Campus Ministry.

“Heather Renshaw is very popular on the Catholic blog circuit,” says Ken Ogorek, director of the archdiocesan Office of Catechesis, of the nationally acclaimed Catholic speaker.

In addition to posting articles about faith, family and fun on her blog, Renshaw is also the author of Real Catholic Mom, All Things Girl: Truth for Teens, and Blessed is She. She is the producer and co-host of the radio show “The Visitation Project,” and speaker and event organizer for the “Catholic Women Rejoice” and “Called to Love” retreats.

Her blog includes articles by other Catholic moms, Sunday Gospel activities for children, Catholic Bible studies, family-related information and advice, suggestions for family activities, catechesis lesson plans and much more.

Renshaw left the Catholic faith for a time, but returned with a desire to minister to Catholic moms and families. The married mother of five young children promotes consecration to Jesus through his Blessed Mother.

Topics to be discussed at the event include Mary, Fatima and conversion.

Light refreshments and an opportunity to talk with the speakers will be available before and after the event in the assembly hall of the Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Catholic Center, 1400 N. Meridian St.

Vendors will also be available in the assembly hall, including items from the gift and bookstore of Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis, and local artisans of religious items, including rosaries.

Parking is available at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, as well as at the Catholic Center.

The event is $5, and registration is required.

To register, go to If help is needed with the cost, scholarships are available by calling 317-236-1550 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1550.

If you are unable to attend the Marian Jubilee, please join the archdiocese in solidarity by praying a rosary on Oct. 14 between 8 a.m. and noon. †

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