September 11, 2020

Archdiocese’s annual ‘Morning with Mary’ event set for Oct. 10

By Natalie Hoefer

The archdiocese’s annual “Morning with Mary” event will take place at St. Jude Church, 5353 McFarland Road, in Indianapolis, from 9 a.m.-noon on Oct. 10.

This will be the fifth year that the archdiocese has offered “Morning with Mary.” The morning of prayer and praise always takes place in October, which the Church celebrates as the Month of the Holy Rosary.

Bilingual singer, musician and speaker Carlos Roberto Ramirez from Laredo, Texas, will lead participants in song and prayer throughout the event. Both Ramirez and his father will offer witness talks on how precious a devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary is for disciples of Christ.

Archbishop Charles C. Thompson will also be on hand to lead a Marian procession, preside over morning prayer and bless rosaries.

Matt Faley, director of the archdiocesan Secretariat for Pastoral Ministries, who is helping coordinate the event, said,

“In these days as we long for peace in our troubled world, Mary longs to bring that peace to us.

“We will unite our prayers in a special way this year to Mary, Undoer of Knots. We will pray as an archdiocese that Our Lady can untie the knots that rob the peace in our hearts and in the world around us so that we can follow Jesus even more closely and joyfully.”

In light of that focus, people are invited to pray a novena to Mary under this title, starting on Oct. 1 and ending on Oct. 9, the day before “Morning with Mary.”

“Morning with Mary” is free, although registration is requested for planning purposes to arrange for socially distanced seating. Masks will be required for this event.

To register, go to or For more information, contact Rose Ruiz at 317-236-1550 or †

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