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.
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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
Ava's Grace (Pregnancy & Infant Loss)
ava’s grace seeks to bring the rich resources of our faith to bear on the heart-breaking 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
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.
INDIANAPOLIS RIGHT TO LIFE VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS GALA DECEMBER 1, 2020
Join us online! Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST In consideration of current health concerns we are offering this year’s Christmas Gala in a 100% virtual format. If you can watch a YouTube video on your phone or computer, then you can attend the hassle-free virtual gala from the comfort and safety of home. Register at: irtl.org/gala/
2020 NATIONAL BLACK CATHOLIC CONGRESS What’s Our Story - Young Adults and Teens
The Series ends May 2, 2021. Registration allows access to all or as many as you can attend.
What’s Our Story: Young Adult and Teen Webinar Series. This series will utilize elements of: social justice, intergenerational exploration, and pop culture to explore where their faith has formed and informed their journey to encounter God, self, and one another.
Lauren Elizabeth Morton – Director of Campus, Ministry at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School; Justin T White – Professor of Theology at Loyola Blakefield
Register at: here (scroll to upcoming webinars) Or here.
Couple to Couple League
Couple to Couple League certified Natural Family Planning (NFP) Instructors John and Michelle Stutz will be offering the 3-part introductory course on the Sympto-Thermal method of NFP. The class will meet at 7pm on December 18, 2020 at St. Michaels Catholic Church (519 Jefferson Blvd. Greenfield, Indiana 46140). For more information, go to: https://register.ccli.org/class_series/129
CATHOLIC CRUISES Fátima, Lourdes & Shrines of Spain (Portugal, Spain and France) July 22nd, 2021 - August 3rd, 2021
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.
High School Placement Test
Cathedral High School will administer the High School Placement Test on the following Saturdays this fall: November 7 and December 5. All tests begin promptly at 8:30 am. All parents are encouraged to join us for an information session/tour while your student is taking the test. Preregister by visiting www.gocathedral.com/placementtest.
Parents will have the opportunity to enjoy “Coffee with Cathedral” while their student tests. Learn more about Cathedral and tour the school.
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.
• Cathedral Virtual Open House! Join us November 12th, 6:00-8:30 pm.
To register please visit gocathedral.com/admissions
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
Scecina Memorial High School Offers In-Person Open House November 5, 2020
Two sessions: 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
• Future students and families are invited to experience the academic, extra-curricular, and spiritual benefits and opportunities at Scecina Memorial High School.
• Each session will include:
• Welcome and Prayer
• Presentation with teachers, coaches, and administrators
• Student Life Fair
Scecina requires all attendees to wear a face mask. Up to 40 families per session and two guests per student will be accepted to ensure social distancing.
At the Retreat Houses
PROGRAMS AT BENEDICT INN RETREAT & CONFERENCE CENTER
1402 Southern Avenue, Beech Grove, IN 46107
Annual Shop Inn-Spired Christmas Sale & Open House Update Extended Shopping Hours Offered November 16-December 23, Monday-Friday 9am-4pm Saturdays in December 9am-Noon
For the health and safety of all, our annual Shop INN-Spired Christmas Sale & Open House has been cancelled this year. But there's good news! The Benedict Inn invites you to the BIG Sale in the Little Shop! Beginning November 16 thru December 23, Shop INN-Spired will be open Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and on Saturdays in December from 9:00 am - Noon. Many items throughout the gift shop will be reduced up to 50% off. Present the coupon at the end of this article and receive an additional 15% off your total purchase of $50 or more. Our sale isn't as big this year, but the value and savings are huge! Shop INN-Spired this Christmas for unique and meaningful gifts at great prices. As always, the proceeds from sales in our gift shop benefit the ministry of the Benedict Inn and we are grateful for your continued support! Reminder: The Sisters & staff want you to stay on Santa's "good" list. Therefore, visitors are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing while visiting the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center.
PERSONAL DAY OF RETREAT: Tuesday December 8, 2020 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. To register visit: https://app.etapestry.com/cart/SistersofStBenedictOurLa/default/index.php or call 317-788-7581
WAITING IN JOYFUL HOPE
Register at benedictinn.org/programs or call 317-788-7581. During Advent, we wait in joyful hope for the celebration of the Feast of Christmas. Begin the Advent season with Sr. Jennifer Mechtild Horner, OSB in this interactive program.
Tuesday, December 1st from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. Cost is $45 and includes dinner. Presented by our Prioress, Sr. Jennifer Mechtild Horner, OSB.
Sunday Advent Scripture Readings: How they Speak to Us.
Join Fr. Jeff Godecker for this special Advent program when he shares how the Sunday Advent Scripture readings relate to our lives during this busy season. Come join us as we prepare our hearts for Christmas!
Saturday, December 12th from 9:00 - 11:30 am. Cost is $35, presented by Fr. Jeff Godecker.
PROGRAMS AT FATIMA RETREAT HOUSE
Divine Wine & Art with Heart, Saturday December 5 5:30-9pm
Registration: 5:30 PM Program: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Hayley will help us to see art as a form of prayer through meditation, reflection, and guidance in creating an abstract painting of our spiritual journey to reflect on joyful anticipation. This guided painting program which will include wine and painting tied into a creative prayerful experience, will help us grow closer to God our creator. Registration of only $45/person includes: program, wine, snacks, and all painting supplies. There will be a limit of 20 people, so register early!
Days of Silence at Fatima Retreat House
Days of Silence at Fatima Retreat House 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 continental breakfast, and lunch, and a room to use for the day.
Monday, November 23, Advent Days of Silence – December 15 – 18
To register visit http://www.archindy.org/fatima/calendar/full.html or call 317-545-7681.
Telling The Advent Story
Join us for an Advent Evening to experience the Advent Story told through Storytelling, Music, and Art
• Storytelling by Rick Wagner
• Music by Francesca LaRosa Rohrer
• Art by Carol Wagner
Advent Day of Reflection: Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 8:30am - 2:30 pm
Registration of $45 includes: Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Program
Advent Evening of Reflection: Saturday, December 19, 2020 |5 - 9 pm
Registration of $40 includes: A Light Supper and Program
To register visit http://www.archindy.org/fatima/calendar/full.html or call 317-545-7681.
PRESENTATION MINISTRIES’ OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE DISCIPLESHIP CENTER AND BIBLE COLLEGE
5701 Lawshe Rd., Peebles, Ohio 45660
The Holy Spirit’s Call: Ignite the Fire Men’s Retreat December 4-5
Jesus said, “I have come to light a fire on the earth, How I wish the blaze were ignited! (Luke 12:49)
Where: Presentation Ministries’ Our Lady of Guadalupe, Discipleship Center, 5701 Lawshe Rd. Peebles OH 45660
• Guest Rooms available
• Meals provided
• Take some extra time to enjoy our trails, rock formations and wooded hillsides
PROVIDENCE SPIRITUALITY & CONFERENCE CENTER & WHITE VIOLET CENTER FOR ECO-JUSTICE
Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876