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.
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.
I invite you to prayerfully consider this call to serve. You need not be a current Eucharistic Minister in your parish as volunteers are trained for the hospital and then commissioned. Training is provided by the hospital and chaplaincy service. Scheduling is flexible. Volunteers are needed to serve once a week or as occasional substitutes. Normally it takes two to three hours to visit the patients on any given day. Parking at the hospital is provided for volunteers.
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
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.
NEW PROGRAM AVAILABLE FOR CATHOLICS IN INDIANAPOLIS: Catholic in Recovery Mondays at St. Simon the Apostle 7:00pm
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
2023 Serra Club John D. Kelley Vocations Essay Contest
Now Hiring: Spring & Summer Positions available at CYO Camp Rancho Framasa!
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. We are planning in-person Marriage Encounter Weekend at Mount Saint Francis Centre for Spirituality, New Albany, from 10-12 February 2023. Visit www.wwme.org for further information.
Quote from a couple who made a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend: “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.”
Castle Nights at Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary February 15, March 15, April 19
High school men are invited to join the Bishop Brute College Seminary Community for Castle Nights. Held once a month during the school year, you can come to one or all to see what life in seminary is like and spend time in prayer and fellowship with our college seminarians. heargodscall.com/brute-nights
E6 CATHOLIC MEN'S CONFERENCE
Men's Day of Prayer with Archbishop Charles C. Thompson
Not sure where God is calling you!? Come discern your vocation with Archbishop Thompson. Open to all single Catholic males (18-50). Saturday, March 25, 2023, 9:00am – 3:00pm at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, 1347 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis, 46202. Register at: heargodscall.com/mens-day-of-discernment
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
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
PRESENTATION MINISTRIES’ OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE DISCIPLESHIP CENTER AND BIBLE COLLEGE
5701 Lawshe Rd., Peebles, Ohio 45660