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.
ENGAGEMENT/WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE CRITERION NEWSPAPER
The Criterion publishes a marriage supplement each February and July. Announcements are run for a) couples who are planning to be wed in a marriage that is recognized as valid by the Catholic Church, and b) couples who were wed in a marriage recognized as valid by the Catholic Church within the last six months but did not publish an engagement announcement in The Criterion. Visit: archindy.org/criterion/local/forms3/wedding-form.html
Do you want to make your marriage stronger? Do you want to spend an uninterrupted weekend with your spouse? Why not make a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend and learn more about your wonderful vocation? Future Weekends in 2023 will be at Mount Saint Francis Centre for Spirituality from 11-13 August and at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, Indianapolis, from 3-5 November. Visit www.wwme.org for further information.
Quote from a couple who made a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend: “Our Weekend was, without qualification, the most fantastic and moving experience of our lives.”
PERMANENT EXHIBIT “Who is the Man of the Shroud?”
Visit OTHONIA’s exhibit on the SHROUD of Turin Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 530 Elizabeth St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, 734.761.8606, Sta2.org
To reserve a visit email shroud@sta2
Visits are free and possible only by reservation. Tour times are: Mondays at 5, 6, and 7pm; Fridays at 4 and 5pm
The exhibit represents an important opportunity to advance the dialogue between science and faith. It is addressed to anyone who feels the spiritual call of the Shroud and wants to deepen its value, its authenticity, its meaning and its message. The Holy Shroud constitutes a true “provocation to intelligence” and a unique opportunity to be introduced to the mystery of love manifested on it. OthoniaInternational.org
LOCAL EYE CARE CENTER HIRING (Bilingual (Spanish/English) Individuals)
WE ARE CALLED TO SERVE
When I was ill you cared for me. What you did for the least of these you did for me. (Matthew 25:35) Throughout Scripture, Jesus calls us to serve. He commands us to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, provide shelter to the homeless and visit the sick. How do you answer Jesus’ call to serve?
On any given day there are more than one hundred Catholic patients at IU, Riley, and Methodist Hospitals. It is our Catholic tradition to provide daily Holy Communion and fellowship to our hospitalized brothers and sisters. Many of these Catholics have been away from the Church for years. Their hospital stay may well be their only contact with the Church. Like you and me these people will one day come face to face with their God. We have the opportunity to influence each patient in some way and possibly have an effect on their eternal soul.
There is currently an urgent need for volunteers to bring the Eucharist to these patients.
Widow & Widower Support Group
A group for those grieving the death of their spouse or a life partner. Join with others to explore issues experienced by widows and widowers and find ways to cope.
Group meets virtually every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. 1 pm - 2:30 pm
Registration at 317- 746 -0483
SUPPORT GROUPS FOR CAREGIVERS OF OLDER ADULTS
in Marion and surrounding counties. The groups are not disease specific. (Sponsored by Catholic Charities, the groups are open to all.)
Virtual: May 25, June 22 from 4:15 - 5:30 PM. May: open discussion. Registration required to receive Zoom link.
Tuesdays: May 16, June 20 from 5:30 - 7 PM. In person at St Jude's, 5375 McFarland Road. May: open discussion. Registration required.
Thursdays: May 18, June 15 from 1 - 2:30 PM. In person at the Catholic Center, 1400 N Meridian Street. May: open discussion. Registration required.
Hosted at Riley funeral home, 6107 S East Street on the 2nd Monday of each month beginning at 6:00 pm. Social distancing guidelines will be observed. Please bring a mask. Please call to register: 317-787-8224. If you are unable to attend in person, please call us for a link to join via ZOOM. Sessions are free. All are welcome to attend.
Catholic in Recovery Mondays at St. Simon the Apostle 7:00pm
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
A CARING PLACE ADULT DAY SERVICES: Program Openings
Material assistance to pregnant women and mothers of infants in need
VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS ARE NEEDED!
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.
Project Rachel Ministry
Be An Advocate with the Church During the 2023 Indiana General Assembly
SAVE THE DATE: This year the Little Sisters are celebrating 150 years of loving service to the elderly poor in Indianapolis!
Please consider joining us for the 25th Annual Swing Fore Seniors Golf Tournament.
Thursday, September 14
Wood Wind Golf Club
2302 W 161st St,
Westfield, IN 46074
All proceeds go directly to the Home to support the mission of the Little Sisters.
For more information, please contact Joni Roberts at 317.415.5767
CATHOLIC CRUISES AND TOURS
www.facebook.com/CatholicCruisesandTours We have many Faith-Based Tours to a variety of destinations: Fatima and Lourdes, The Holy Land, Catholic Italy, European Reformation, The Footsteps of Apostle Paul, Legacy of St. Patrick Want to know more about Catholic Cruises and Tours? Phone: 860-399-1785 or click on the website link www.catholiccruisesandtours.com
AT THE HIGH SCHOOLS
Summer Camps: www.bishopchatard.org/camps
Cathedral High School
Cathedral’s Admissions Office is open and available for questions. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office, gocathedral.com/admissions or 317-968-7370.
Helpful links as you continue to research Cathedral:
• 3D Tour of the Innovation Center
• Cathedral Course Guide http://lion3.cathedral-irish.org/chscourseguide/
• Student Clubs and Activities https://www.gocathedral.com/on-campus/clubs-activities
Scecina High School
Summer Camps: www.Scecina.org/camps
At the Retreat Houses
PROGRAMS AT BENEDICT INN RETREAT & CONFERENCE CENTER
1402 Southern Avenue, Beech Grove, IN 46107
Invitation from The Sisters of St. Benedict of Our Lady of Grace Monastery
Sunday, April 30 is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. The Sisters of St. Benedict of Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove invite you to join them in praying for young people as they discern the vocation to which God is calling them. Visit the Sisters' website to learn more about Benedictine life: www.benedictine.com
ST. MARY OF THE WOODS PROVIDENCE SPIRITUALITY & CONFERENCE CENTER & WHITE VIOLET CENTER FOR ECO-JUSTICE
1 Sisters of Providence Road, St Mary-Of-The-Woods, IN 47876
(812) 535-2952 https://spsmw.org/
FATIMA RETREAT HOUSE
Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN
Are you living a busy life and don’t really have time to talk to your spouse? We have a gift to share with you; it’s called a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The Weekend will give you the opportunity to examine your lives together. A time to share your feelings, hopes, joys and frustrations without the interruption of family commitments, TV, internet and phone calls, rather it is a time to get to know your spouse all over again and rediscover your deep love for each other. Future Weekends in 2023 will be at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, Indianapolis, from 21-23 April and from 3-5 November, and at Mount Saint Francis Centre for Spirituality, New Albany, from 11-13 August. Visit www.wwme.org for further information. Quote from a couple: “Thank you for the most rewarding Weekend of our lives. We are looking eagerly to many exciting years together. We wish every young couple could experience a Marriage Encounter Weekend.”
PRESENTATION MINISTRIES’ OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE DISCIPLESHIP CENTER AND BIBLE COLLEGE
5701 Lawshe Rd., Peebles, Ohio 45660