November 4, 2022

Events Calendar

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The Coming Month

November 8

Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Taizé Prayer at the Woods, 7-8 p.m., silent and spoken prayers, simple music, silence, virtual option available at Information: 812-535-2952,

November 9

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:

November 9-10

St. Simon the Apostle School, 8155 Oaklandon Rd., Indianapolis. School Open House, Fri. 6-8 p.m., Sat. 9-11 a.m., register 3-year-old preschool through seventh grade, event registration requested. Information, registration: 317-826-6000, ext.175, or

November 10

St. Francis Xavier Parish, 101 N. Ferguson, Henryville. Angels and Demons: Exorcism Ministry, 6:45-7:45 p.m., archdiocesan exorcist Father Vincent Lampert presenting, light refreshments provided, free. Information: 812-256-3200 or

November 11

St. John the Evangelist Parish Hall, Pan Am Building first floor, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis. Pro-Life Series: “One Child Nation” film and panel discussion, doors open 6 p.m., 6:30-9:30 p.m. film viewing followed by panel discussion, free will offering. Information: 317-407-6881 or

November 12

St. Jude Parish, 5375 McFarland Rd., Reverse Raffle, 5-11 p.m., 50/50 drawings, silent auction, raffle baskets, $100 ticket includes dinner and drinks for two and one chance to win $5,000. Information: 317-601-5383 or

World Gospel Church, 900 Gardendale Rd, Terre Haute. Wabash Valley Right to Life Annual Life Defenders Training, 9 a.m.-noon, seventh grade to adult, free. Information, registration:

Mary, Queen of Peace Parish, 1005 W. Main St., Danville. Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 25 local vendors and artisans, gift baskets, handmade craft items, fall and Christmas décor, baked goods, sweet treats, raffle, Mrs. Claus, lunch available, free admission. Information: 317-745-4284 or

Sacred Heart Gym, 558 Nebeker St., Clinton. Spaghetti Dinner, 4-7 p.m., fundraiser for John Volk/Mike Runyan Memorial Scholarship, hosted by Knights of Columbus Council 9441, $10 adults, $5 ages 12 and younger, veterans free, carry-out available. Information: 765-832-8468.

November 13

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 14598 Oak Ridge Rd., Carmel, Ind. (Lafayette Diocese). To Sanctify the World, 7 p.m., author and Catholic theologian George Weigel presenting, free. Information:

November 14

St. Simon the Apostle Parish, 8155 Oaklandon Rd., Indianapolis. Nothing Can Separate Us from the Love of God, 7 p.m., Dominican Sister Mary Michael Fox presenting, free. Information: 317-826-6000, ext. 159, or

November 15

The Atrium, 3143 W. Thompson Rd., Indianapolis. Gabriel Project: First Post-Roe Fundraising Dinner, 6:30 p.m., national speaker Pam Stenzel presenting, free, register by Nov. 10. Information and registration: or 317-213-4778.

November 16

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

November 17

Holy Cross Parish, 12239 State Road 62, St. Croix. Holy Cross Raffle, 9 a.m., 1st prize $2,500, 2nd-4th prizes $1,000, $20 per ticket, only 585 tickets available. Information: 812-843-5143.

St. Joseph Church, 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. Monthly Mass, 2 p.m. Information: 317-574-8898 or

Virtual Scriptural Rosary for Justice and Peace, 8 p.m. every third Thursday, sponsored by the archdiocesan Catholic Charities-Social Concerns Ministry, free. Information, registration:

November 18

Northside Events and Social Club, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis. Catholic Business Exchange, Michelle Corrao, executive director of The O’Connor House, presenting “Triumph Over Fear with Grace and Gratitude: The Michelle Corrao Story,” rosary 6:35 a.m., Mass 7 a.m., buffet breakfast and program following, $18 members, $24 non-members. Register by 4 p.m. on Nov.15. Information, registration:

St. Malachy Church, 9833 E. County Road 750 N., Brownsburg. Memorial Mass with Requiem by Maurice Duruflé, 7 p.m., music by archdiocese’s schola cantorum Vox Sacra and full orchestra, free. Information:

November 19

Providence Spirituality and Conference Center, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Teen Volunteering Opportunity, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., ages 12-18, assist retired Providence Sisters. Information, registration:, or 361-500-9505.

November 19-20

Ferdinand, Ind. (Evansville Diocese), multiple locations. Christkindlmarkt, Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. German heritage market, antiques, food, wine, live Glockenspiel, marionette theater, reindeer meet-and-greet, Santa Claus, free Evansville Philharmonic concert, free tours of Sisters of St. Benedict Monastery Immaculate Conception, shuttle service to all six Christkindlmarkt sites. Information: 800-968-4578 or

November 20

St. Michael Parish, 107 S. 8th St., Cannelton. Turkey Bingo, noon-7 p.m., bingo, cash raffle, quilt raffle, refreshments, free admission. Information: 812-547-7994.

November 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.

November 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:

Gabbard Park, corner of 2nd St. and Judiciary St, Aurora.  Pre-Turkey Day 5K Walk/Run, 5:30 p.m., benefiting local food pantries and St. Vincent de Paul through All Saints Parish, $27.66 without t-shirt, $32.98 with t-shirt, early registration to receive t-shirts ends Nov. 4. Information, registration:

November 24

St. Joseph American Legion Post, 28866 Post 464 Rd., St. Leon. Gobble Wobble 5K, 9 a.m., pick up packets at event location Nov. 23 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or day-of event 7-9 a.m., benefiting local food pantries, up to age 5 free; ages 6-17 $20; adults $30. Information, registration:

Downtown Depot 1401 J St., Bedford.  Becky’s Place Run for Hope 5K, 9 a.m., pick up registration packets Nov. 23 at Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce noon-6 p.m. or Downtown Depot on race day 8-8:45 a.m., $12 ages 18 and younger, $17 adult, $10 for one-mile fun walk, $12 for t-shirt, sponsorships available, prices increase after Oct. 31. Information, registration:

November 25-January 6

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, 23455 Gaven Ln., Bright. Bright Lights: Christmas Light Drive Through Display, 6-10 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, free admission. Information 812-512-1941 or

November 27

Providence Spirituality and Conference Center O’Shaughnessy Dining Hall, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Sunday No More Turkey Please Brunch, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $19.50 for adults, $18.50 for seniors ages 62 and older, $9.50 for children ages 5-11, children 4 years and younger free. Information: or 630-776-0811.

November 27-January 8

Virtual Recorded Daily Advent and Christmas Reflections, receive 1–2-minute video link via text or email daily, reflections led by Father Jonathan Meyer, text “Advent” to 84576, free. Information: 812-576-4302 or

November 28

The Villages of Indiana online Foster Parenting Virtual Information Night, 6-8 p.m., for those interested in becoming a foster parent, free. Information, registration: 317-775-6500 or

December 2

Women’s Care Center, 4901 W. 86th St., Indianapolis. First Friday Mass, 5 p.m., Father Robert Hankee celebrant, optional tour of center to follow. Information: 317-829-6800,

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 adoration until 9 p.m., sacrament of reconciliation available. Information: 317-750-7309,

December 3

Holy Name of Jesus Parish, gym, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., craft items, holiday items, jewelry, homemade jellies and candies, vendors, raffle, breakfast available for purchase until gone, chili and hotdogs available for purchase noon-4 p.m., proceeds benefit parish and school. Information: 317-784-5454.

December 3-4

All Saints Parish, 25743 State Route 1, Guilford. Christmas in Indiana Craft Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Information: 812-576-4302 or

December 3-22

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Shop INN-Spired Christmas Sale, Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Dec. 3 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Dec. 10, 17 and 22 9 a.m.-noon; many items 25-75% off. Information: 317-788-7581,

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General Announcements 

St. Louis de Montfort to host free Thanksgiving Day dinner on Nov. 24

A free dine-in or take-out Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, rolls and dessert will be offered in Craig Willy Hall at St. Louis de Montfort Parish, 11441 Hague Road, in Fishers, Ind. (Lafayette Diocese), from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Nov. 24. All are welcome.

For more information, call 317-517-4256.


Catholic Charities Terre Haute will host “Cheers for Charity!” on Nov. 19

Catholic Charities Terre Haute will host a “Cheers for Charity!” wine- and bourbon-tasting fundraiser at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Mussallem Union, 5500 Wabash Ave., in Terre Haute, from 7-10 p.m. on Nov. 19.

Guests will enjoy four professionally-crafted drink and appetizer tastings and one dessert and drink pairing. Those who purchase a VIP ticket will also enjoy a special cocktail hour with exclusive tastings.

Proceeds benefit the ministries of Catholic Charities Terre Haute: a foodbank providing food to a network of distribution centers for the hungry; Bethany House for single women, women with children, and married couples in need of shelter; Ryves Youth Center, providing after school activities, programs, tutoring and meals to children ages 3-17; and an annual free Christmas store for those with limited financial means.

This event is for those ages 21 and older. Regular tickets are $46.80, and VIP tickets are $62.40.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to

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Retreats and Programs

November 4-6

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Mozart’s Main Masses, Benedictine Brother Nöel Mueller presenting, $300 single, $425 double. Registration:

November 6

Providence Spirituality and Conference Center Foley Room, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Mystics—A Journey of Discovery: St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Sister of Providence Paula Damiano presenting, $25 includes materials and refreshments provided. Information and registration: 812-535-2952, or

November 9

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Growing in Friendship with God, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. CT, Kimberly Baker presenting, $55 includes talk and lunch. Registration:

Virtual Addressing Racism Series, 7-8:30 p.m., sponsored by Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center in Beech Grove, sixth of six stand-alone Zoom sessions, led by Presbyterian Elder Dr. Mary Beth Riner, $25 a session, registration required. Information and registration:, 317-788-7581,

November 12

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. A Woman’s Work is Never Done, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., author and spiritual director Susan Yanos presenting, $70 includes lunch. Information and registration:, 317-788-7581,

November 18-20

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Lectio Divina: Praying with the Bible, Benedictine Father Adrian Burke, presenting, $300 single, $425 double. Registration:

November 19

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. With Grateful Hearts: A Retreat on Gratitude, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $50 includes lunch and materials, $75 overnight option with lodging and light breakfast, register by Nov. 7. Information and registration: or 812-923-8817.

December 5

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Emmanuel—God is With Us Advent Evening of Reflection, 6-9 p.m., Benedict Inn Spiritual Direction Internship director Bev Hansberry presenting, $45 includes dinner. Information, registration:, 317-788-7581,

December 6

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Personal Day of Retreat, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $40, includes a private room for the day and lunch; spiritual direction is available for an additional $30, must be scheduled in advance. Information, registration:, 317-788-7581,

December 7

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Soul Collage: Imagining Our Inner life, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. CT, Benedictine Sister Jeana Visel presenting, $55 includes talk and lunch. Registration:

Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 22143 Main St., Oldenburg. Contemplative Prayer, in person or via Zoom2-3:30 p.m., Franciscan Sister Olga Wittekind presenting, freewill donation. Information, registration: 812-933-6437,,

December 13, 14, 15, 16

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., Indianapolis. Advent Days of Silence, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $40 per day, includes room, continental breakfast, lunch and use of the common areas and grounds, overnight stays available for additional $30 per person, dinner additional $10. Registration:, 317-545-7681 or

December 16-18

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Benedictine Spirituality as Lived in Marriage, for married couples, Deacon Rich and Cherie Zoldak presenting, $425 double. Registration:

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