March 18, 2022

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The Coming Month

March 21

Sr. Thea Bowman Black Catholic Women Monthly Prayer Gathering, via Zoom, third Monday of each month, sponsored by archdiocesan Black Catholic Ministry, 7 p.m. Join meeting:, meeting ID: 810 3567 0684 or dial-in at 301-715-8592. Information: Pearlette Springer, or 317-236-1474.

St. Simon the Apostle Parish, St. Elizabeth Room, 8155 Oaklandon Rd., Indianapolis. SHIP (Singles Hoping Involved Partnership), 6:30 p.m., fellowship ministry for singles ages 40-65, potluck pitch-in, personal safety presentation by school police officers, free. Information: or 317-826-6000.

March 23

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:

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 4625 N. Kenwood Ave., Indianapolis. A Cry for Justice: A Prayer of Lamentation, prayer service and talk, Indiana Catholic Conference executive director Angela Espada presenting, virtual option available, free. Information: 317-255-6244 or

March 25, April 1, 8

St. John Paul II Parish, St. Joseph Campus, 2605 St. Joe Rd. West, Sellersburg. Lenten Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., dine in or drive-through, fried or baked fish, fried shrimp, baked potato, French fries, coleslaw, mac and cheese or baked beans, fish sandwich $7, sandwich and fries $9, dinners $12. Information: 812-246-2512.

All Saints Parish St. Martin Campus, 8044 Yorkridge Rd., Guilford. Lenten Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., includes hand-breaded cod, French fries, green beans, mac and cheese, coleslaw, applesauce, cheese pizza, drink, dessert, $12 adult, $6 children. Information: 812-576-4302 or

St. Rita Parish, 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave., Indianapolis. Lenten Fish Fry, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., dinners include choice from eight entrées, two sides, soda, white or wheat bread and dessert, $11.50-$14.75, entrée only $10.25-$13, side orders á la cart $.70-$4, mask required, walk-in or order in advance, to-your-car delivery available. Advance orders must be received by 9 a.m. Friday: call 317-536-1047 or 317-632-9349, ext. 111; fax 317-426-5004; or e-mail

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 316 N. Sherwood Ave., Clarksville. Men’s Club Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., dine in or carry out, baked fish, fried fish, oysters and shrimp, choice of two sides, adult dinner $11-$12, child dinner $3-$7. Information: 812-282-2290 or

St. Joan of Arc Church, 4217 Central Ave., Indianapolis. Lenten Friday Devotions, adoration noon-6 p.m., rosary 6 p.m., Mass 6:30 p.m., Stations of the Cross 7 p.m. Information: 317-283-5508 or

March 26

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis. Faithful Citizens Rosary Walk, 10:45-11:45 a.m., meet in front of church. Information:

White Violent Center for Eco-Justice, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Alpaca Encounter, 1-3 p.m., meet at White Violet Farm Store, $25, register by March 21. Information and registration:, 812-535-2932 or

St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, 535 E. Edgewood Ave., Indianapolis. Food Drive, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., sponsored by Msgr. Downey Knights of Columbus 3660, benefits Officer David Moore Food Pantry and Hunger Inc., non-perishable foods, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, soup, canned pasta, canned fruit, Hamburger and Tuna Helper, financial donations accepted on site or mailed to: Msgr. Downey Knights of Columbus P.O. Box 17547, Indianapolis, IN 46217-0547. Information: 317-691-5369.

Planned Parenthood, 8590 Georgetown Rd., Indianapolis. 40 Days for Life Midpoint Rally, noon-1 p.m., Marc Tuttle, president of Right to Life Indianapolis, presenting. Information:

March 26-27

St. Gabriel Church, 232 W. 9th St., Connersville. Bruté Weekend, Sat. 5:30 p.m. Mass, Sun. 10:30 a.m. Mass celebrated by Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary spiritual director Father Daniel Bedel, talk on how the seminary forms future priests. Information: Ellen Sanders, 317-236-1501 or

March 27

St. Brigid of Ireland Church, 404 E. Vine St., Liberty. Bruté Weekend, 8:15 a.m. Mass celebrated by Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary spiritual director Father Daniel Bedel, talk on how the seminary forms future priests. Information: Ellen Sanders, 317-236-1501 or

April 1

Our Lady of the Greenwood Church, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood. First Friday bilingual celebration of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Mass 5:45 p.m. followed by rosary, stations of the cross and adoration until 9 p.m., sacrament of reconciliation available. Information: 317-750-7309,

April 1-2

Planned Parenthood, 8590 Georgetown Rd., Indianapolis. Indiana Knights of Columbus Vigil for Life, Fri. 7 p.m.-Sat. 7 a.m., Archbishop Charles C. Thompson leading rosary and Stations of the Cross 7 p.m. Information: or 317-223-4892.

April 2

St. Malachy Church, 9833 E. County Rd. 750 N., Brownsburg. Healing Service, 6:30 p.m., adoration and healing service, Father Sean Danda presiding, free. Information: 317-852-3195 or

April 6

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.

April 9

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Avenue, Beech Grove. Called to Love: Lenten Morning of Reflection for Women, 9 a.m.-noon, sponsored by archdiocesan Catholic Charities-Social Concerns ministry, free, register by April 8. Information and registration: 317-236-1401, or

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General Announcements 

Providence Associate application process is open through May 31

If you are looking to enhance your spirituality, consider a deeper relationship with the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods by becoming a Providence Associate.

Providence Associates of the Sisters of Providence in St. Mary-of-the-Woods are women and men of faith, ages 18 years and older, who share their own unique gifts

and talents with others while walking with the Sisters of Providence.

There are nearly 300 Providence Associates in the United States and Taiwan.

Accepted applicants attend an orientation at the order’s motherhouse in November, then spend a year meeting one-on-one on a regular basis with a Sister of Providence or a Providence Associate companion in person, virtually or by phone. During the meetings, the candidate-associates and their companions learn and share about Providence spirituality.

For more information or to request an application, go to or contact Providence Associate co-director Providence Sister Sue Paweski at 312-909-7492 or e-mail

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Retreats and Programs

April 1

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: 812-934-6437,

April 4

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Viewing of The Chosen, 5-9 p.m., last of four stand-alone sessions, iew two episodes of season one of The Chosen series followed by discussion led

by Cheryl McSweeney and Father Keith Hosey, $25, light supper and snacks included. Information and registration:, 317-545-7681 or

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Keeping a Spiritual Journal, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $75 includes lunch and supplies, limit of ten participants. Information and registration: or 812-923-8817.

April 4, 11, 18, 25

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. “Brother Bob’s Bible Study,” Mondays 10:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m., led by Andrew Hennessy, free. Information and registration: or 812-923-8817.

April 5

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Coffee and Conversation, 8-11:30 a.m., last of five stand-alone sessions based on Ann Voskamp’s book One Thousand Gifts, Patty Moore presenting, $25, journals provided. Information and registration:, 317-788-7581,

April 6

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,,

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