May 11, 2018: Pro-Life Film Series – St. John the Evangelist

Join us for the next Pro-Life Film Series on May 11th – At The Death House Door at St. John’s (126 West Georgia Street, Indianapolis, 46225) at 6:30 pm.  Please RSVP to Sheryl Dye: Future dates are September 14th at St. John’s and November 9th at Holy Rosary.  

Educational Opportunities

‘Christ, Storytelling, and You’

 Join the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, for the upcoming workshop “Christ, Storytelling, and You,” scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Wednesday, April 25, at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center. Facilitator Father Jim Farrell will allow you to enter into the Gospel stories you may be familiar with but hear and experience them differently through storytelling. Cost is $45, which includes lunch, and the registration deadline is April 20. Register online at or by calling 812-535-2952 or emailing 

May 8, 2018: 17th Annual Mission Day - End of Life conference: Moral Guidelines, Health Care Decisions, & Pastoral Care

Join us at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm as we explore issues pertaining to end of life. Presenting the day are experts from the field including Rev. C. Ryan McCarthy BA, MDiv., who will share the Catholic Church’s guidelines on critical end of life decisions, and Dr. Colleen C. Brown, a physician certified in family medicine and Hospice & Palliative medicine, who will compare the program benefits and patient qualifications needed for eligibility into hospice and palliative treatment programs. Participants will also be presented with specific resources and skills which they can bring back to their family, friends, community, and parish. Social workers will explore services available to patients and their families, and a panel of experts experienced in the grief process will facilitate an interactive discussion on supporting those experiencing loss. For more information please contact Deb VanVelse (317) 236-1586 or  

Calling All Social Workers! The Catholic Social Work National Association gathers practitioners who follow the Church’s teaching to share their work in a faith-based environment.  Through this professional membership association, Catholic social workers gain insight and support from colleagues on how to engage secular culture in the midst of their day-to-day service to the poor and vulnerable, while also organizing advocacy efforts around important social issues.  Come join our prayerful community and see our website at for more details.

Sisters to host book study

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, invite persons of all faith traditions to join them for the upcoming book study “Immortal Diamond: The search for our true self,” by Father Richard Rohr. The study will take place from 9:30 to 11 a.m., on Saturday, April 7, and Saturday, April 21, at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center. A discussion will take place on how Father Rohr compares our true self to a diamond buried deep within. Cost is $45, which includes the book, and the registration deadline is March 30. Register online at or by calling 812-535-2952 or emailing 

April 10 – May 15, 2018: Divorce and Beyond 6-Week Session The Catholic Center, (1400 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis 46202) will host Divorce and Beyond for six consecutive Tuesday evenings April 10th – May 15th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm in the Providence Room. The support group explores the stress, anger, blame and guilt of divorce with the goal of leading participants toward ultimate forgiveness, happiness and growth. Separated or divorced of all faiths are welcome.  The cost of the six-week program is $30, which includes materials.  Scholarships are available. Registration forms may be obtained online 

For more information please call Deb VanVelse (317) 236-1586 or email