PRAY THE ROSARY!!
Have you been troubled by the apparent loss of a just and moral society, or perhaps, some suffering in your family and wanted to help but did not know how? If you are praying the rosary, then you are already helping!
Sr. Lucy of Fatima said the following in 2002 before her death; “The Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Rosary, to such an extent that there is NO problem, no matter how difficult it is, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families, or even the life of peoples and nations that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is NO problem, I tell you no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary” - Sr. Lucy of Fatima.
The Third Option is an on-going skills-based group program to build better marriages.
It is designed for all married couples and can be used both as marriage enrichment or crisis intervention. For hurting couples, who see only two options painful endurance or divorce, The Third Option means reconciliation. Couples may attend a single session or all sessions, even if the series has already started. The group meets in person in Carmel, IN or couples can join virtually on Zoom. This ministry is open to couples in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana. For more information, visit http://carmelthirdoption.org/web/
Spring Session 2021
1. 02/04/2021 Building Climate of Respect
2. 02/11/2021 Responsibility & Blame Game
3. 02/18/2021 Understanding Expectations
4. 03/04/2021 Re-Defining Power Struggle
5. 03/11/2021 Control Issues
6. 03/18/2021 Listening Beyond the Words
7. 03/25/2021 Personality Differences
8. 04/08/2021 Childhood Issues & Emotional Baggage
9. 04/15/2021 Handling Anger Constructively
10. 04/22/2021 Speaking the Truth in Love
11. 04/29/2021 How to Fight Fair & Conflict Resolution
12. 05/06/2021 Feelings & The Hurt Spiral
13. 05/13/2021 Forgiveness & Repair
14. 05/20/2021 Rebuilding Trust
Ava's Grace (Pregnancy & Infant Loss)
ava’s grace seeks to bring the rich resources of our faith to bear on the heartbreaking loss of a child. Visit our website for a variety of resources to comfort, encourage, and provide practical information. https://diocesefwsb.org/avas-grace/ or call (574) 234-0687 ext 4110
The monthly support group meets over Zoom
Open to anyone who has lost a baby before or after birth, whether recently or long ago; meets the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM via Zoom.
PRAY FOR AN END TO ABORTION AND SINS AGAINST LIFE
Every 3rd Thursday from 11:00am-7:00pm Upcoming Date: January 21, 2021
St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1401 South Mickley Avenue, Indianapolis
Please join us for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament to pray specifically for Gabriel Project mothers and babies, for an end to abortion and sins against life, for the closing of Clinic for Women abortion facility location at 3607 West 16th Street, and for a return to a “Culture of Life.”
Annual Solemn Observance of Roe vs. Wade Mass Save the Date: January 22, 2021, 10:30 am with Archbishop Thompson St. John the Evangelist:126 W. Georgia St
Registration for Mass is REQUIRED!
Indiana March for Life, January 22, 2021
Every year, an average of 130,094 babies die in the Midwest because of the tragedy of abortion. Sometimes, numbers like this are incomprehensible and we don't truly take in the enormity of this loss. That's why this year for the Indiana March the Life, we are collaborating with Chicago's Moving the Movement Tour to collect 130,094 diapers for pregnancy resource centers across the Midwest. Together, we can make a concrete difference in the life of babies and their mothers. You're invited to bring diapers of any size (we want to help babies throughout their first year) to the Indiana March for Life on January 22. Bring 1 pack or bring 3; each and every one will be a gift to those who receive it! If you can't attend in person, there is an easy option to donate diapers online! You can designate “Indianapolis” and have your diapers donated to Life Centers, Women’s Care Center, or Birthline wedignify.givingfuel.com/mtm-diaper-drive
This is a simple, yet powerful, way to witness to the gift of life and to serve families who need our help. Join us!
"Divorce and Beyond" Support Group January 20 - February 24, 2021
“Divorce and Beyond” support group for Catholics who are going through a divorce or are already divorced is being offered by the Marriage and Family Life office of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Groups will meet at the Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center (1402 Southern Ave. Beech Grove IN 46107) on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm for six sessions, from January 20 to February 24, 2021. The cost is $20 and scholarships are available. To register or for more information, go to www.archindy.org/divorce or call (317) 592-4007.
HOPE FOR HURTING MARRIAGES March 4-7, 2021 via Zoom
Why are we arguing constantly? Been there. Done that. And it's no fun. But Retrouvaille can help. Retrouvaille, (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) can help couples work through difficult struggles in their marriages that seem at times impossible to repair. Since 1977, this program's tools have helped strengthen and improve the marriages of tens of thousands of couples throughout the world. These couples experienced marital difficulty at all levels, including disillusionment and deep misery.
CATHOLIC CRUISES Fátima, Lourdes & Shrines of Spain (Portugal, Spain and France) July 22nd, 2021 - August 3rd, 2021
March for Life 12:00 Noon More Details to come!
AT THE HIGH SCHOOLS
Cathedral High School
Some of the typical events that make up our school year will be looking different this year. We are not scheduling shadow visits at this time however parents are encouraged to reach out for individual tours. Further, we are introducing a number of virtual events to help you get to know Cathedral. We encourage you to explore all that Cathedral has to offer by visiting our website gocathedral.com.
Regular admission applications are due by December 15th. Please go to gocathedral.com/apply to begin the application process.
Financial Aid applications can be submitted NOW to gocathedral.com/tuitionassistance. If applying for early admission and want your Financial Aid (FA) estimate, FA applications need to be submitted no later than October 31st. Regular admission applications need to be submitted no later than December 15th.
Please sign up for individual tours through our website, gocathedal.com/admissions, to schedule. These are being offered frequently and are in lieu of other on-campus events.
Scecina High School
LAST CHANCE FOR HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT TEST AT SCECINA HS
Scecina is getting ready to welcome the Class of 2025 next fall!
All students applying for freshman admission to Scecina are required to take the HSPT exam. The final test at Scecina will be at 8 a.m. January 9, 2021. Please visit scecina.org/admissions-process for more information.
You can register directly now at https://scecina.schooladminonline.com/portal/public_calendars/placement_test On the calendar, click on January 9 to register.
Congratulations to these students who are Saint Lawrence parishioners and Saint Lawrence School graduates. They have earned Honors and High Honors for the second quarter at Scecina Memorial High School.
High Honor Roll Honor Roll
Yesenia Acevedo Osighe Akpeokhai
At the Retreat Houses
PROGRAMS AT BENEDICT INN RETREAT & CONFERENCE CENTER
1402 Southern Avenue, Beech Grove, IN 46107
Personal Day of Retreat Wednesday February 3, 2021 9:00am-4:00pm
Spend a quiet day with God on a Personal Day of Retreat! Cost is $40 and includes lunch and a private room for the day. Spiritual Direction is available for an additional fee of $30.
Grace: An Ash Wednesday Day of Reflection
What is grace? It seems like a simple question, yet can sometimes be difficult to recognize. Come explore the many facets of this unique and powerful gift from God at our Ash Wednesday Day of Reflection. Begin the Lenten season in an atmosphere of discovery as we reflect on the effects of grace in our lives.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: $60 (includes lunch) Presenter: Sr. Karen Byerley, OSB
Combating Racism - A Spiritual Journey
Are you interested in exploring anti-racist scripture, policy, and current events that address taking meaningful action on systemic racism? This interactive, 6-part program is intended for those desiring to explore how to begin, or continue, the work of dismantling racism to create a more racially just and compassionate society. Discover ways to engage in spiritual growth practices that encourage a focus on your relationship with God, provide opportunities to join wholeheartedly with others through prayerful listening and response.
Dates: Tuesdays, February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2021
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm Cost: Series of 6 classes - $125 or $25/class
Presenter: Dr Mary Beth Riner
Companions on the Journey
This six-part study introduces participants to foundational spiritual practices. We will be using the book, Companions on the Journey. It is structured to cultivate Christian covenant community, encouraging participants to build relationships with one another as they deepen their relationship with God. Using the journey of Abraham as an example, participants will outline significant "stops" along their life's journey.
Wednesdays, February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2021
Time : 7:00 - 8:30 pm Cost: $130 - Includes all 6 sessions and the book
Presenter: Tracey Leslie
FATIMA RETREAT HOUSE
Days of Silence at Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E 56th Street, are from 8 am to 4 pm and are Self-Directed-Silent-Retreats for $35. They offer participants the opportunity to come away to Fatima in a relaxed, calm and quiet atmosphere-an opportunity to 'unplug' from the outside world. Registration includes a room to use for the day, continental breakfast, Mass, lunch and the use of the common areas and grounds of the retreat house. Upcoming date: Monday, February 22, 2021
PRESENTATION MINISTRIES’ OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE DISCIPLESHIP CENTER AND BIBLE COLLEGE
5701 Lawshe Rd., Peebles, Ohio 45660
Catholic Retreat: Living the Beatitudes During This Pandemic
February 19, 2021 to February 20, 2021
Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, 5440 Moeller Avenue, Norwood, Ohio 45212
Jesus said, “Blest are you poor; the reign of God is yours.” (Luke 6:20) Because "the Beatitudes are at the heart of Jesus' preaching" (Catechism, 1716), they are extremely important. “The beatitudes are ‘paradoxical promises’ which confront us with decisive choices concerning earthly goods" (CCC 1717, 1728). Let us learn to live and love the Beatitudes.
For info and to register visit: https://www.presentationministries.com/
PROVIDENCE SPIRITUALITY & CONFERENCE CENTER & WHITE VIOLET CENTER FOR ECO-JUSTICE
Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876