January 27, 2012
Well, it's a good thing we get an extra day this year, because with Super Bowl XLVI, St. Valentine's Feast Day, university spring breaks and the start of Lent - February is pretty chock full when you include the vast number of parish events appealing to just about anyone. So ... here we go again! Pull your calendar from the wall (or on your phone) and grab a pencil, because you and your family are invited to these exciting programs and events.
Catholic Faith Inquiry Night - Wednesday, February 1, 6 p.m. in Parish Hall
The first Wednesday kicks off with the monthly Q&A sessions on the Faith and Church. Faith formation programming at the parish invites all those discerning the Faith to attend a friendly casual setting. This is also a great opportunity to invite and bring a friend who has maybe been asking you questions. Simply RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you're coming.
ZBowl Indie Rock Concert - Thursday, February 2, 7 p.m. in Parish Hall
The Town of Zionsville is teaming up with other organizations to bring a series of family events as central Indiana plays host to out of town fans for the big game. Knights of Columbus have coordinated an Indie Rock Concert featuring artists from Nashville, TN. Tickets are $20 each. Adult beverages will be sold inside. Please visit ZBowl2012.com for more information.
First Friday Adoration - Friday, February 3 in the Day Chapel
Adoration will be available in the Day Chapel following 9 a.m. Mass and continuing until just before the Saturday morning Mass at 7:30 a.m. Spend time with Jesus in the chapel.
Scout Sunday - Sunday, February 5 throughout the State of Indiana
Be sure to show gratitude to the boy and girl scout members you may know on this special day recognized in the Hoosier state. Look for a special article on the parish website to learn more about the scouts here at our parish.
Coffee and Donuts / Scrip Sale - Sunday, February 12 after morning Masses
Head over to Weitzel Hall for some fresh donuts and hot coffee (or milk and a bagel). Mingle with fellow parishioners and even use the opportunity to purchase SCRIP gift cards for family and friends. Plus, visit with coordinators from the Parish Mardi Gras team who will be selling tickets to the event. Plus enjoy a mask making opportunity for kids while they eat their treats.
Women's Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) Weekend - weekend of February 11 - 12, parish campus
Women of the parish will come together for a powerful retreat weekend filled with spiritual enrichment, prayer, Mass and the beginning of friendships with their sisters in Christ. Come join them for a weekend focusing on God's love for you. Read more >>
Destination Jesus - Friday, February 17 to Sunday, February 19 at Guerin Catholic High School
Parish high school youth along with students from across the diocese will come together for a spiritual retreat that is filled with Eucharistic adoration, group activities, music, prayer and celebrations of Mass and sacraments. Email email@example.com to learn more.
Parish Mardi Gras Party - Saturday, February 18, 7 p.m. in Parish Hall
Enjoy a night of festive foods, drinks, raffles, music, friends and more! This year's Parish Mardi Gras Party is shaping up to be an exciting night with some new things to enjoy! Early ticket sales start following Masses the weekend of Feb. 4/5. Read more >>
Ash Wednesday/Lent Begins - Wednesday, February 22
Prepare yourself for the celebration of Lent as Catholics across the globe fast, take time for reconciliation and spend time in prayer as we meditate on the Crucifixion of Our Lord and anticipate Easter when we celebrate His resurrection. Ash Wednesday Masses are at 6:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 5 p.m. and 7:10 p.m.
Men's Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) Weekend - weekend of February 24-25, parish campus
Men of the parish will come together for a powerful retreat weekend filled with spiritual enrichment, prayer, Mass and the beginning of friendships with their brothers in Christ. Come join them for a weekend focusing on God's love for you. Read more >>
Lenten Eucharistic Adoration - Fridays during Lent
Spend time with the Blessed Sacrament as we begin and continue our journey through Lent. Adoration will be available in the Day Chapel following 9 a.m. Mass each Friday until Easter. The Eucharist will be exposed in the Day Chapel until the evening when the monstrance will be moved to the church for Stations of the Cross and then brought back to the Day Chapel until the following Saturday morning Mass at 7:30 a.m. Offer some of your time this Lent, and sign up to be an adorer. Signup sheets are in the narthex.
Stations of the Cross - Fridays during Lent, 6 p.m. in the church
Throughout Lent, St. Alphonsus comes together each Friday evening to meditate on and pray the Stations of the Cross with the Holy Eucharist. Guide books with prayers are available for those attending. This is a wonderful way to add prayer to your Lenten celebration.
Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Dinners - Friday, February 24, 5 p.m. in Weitzel Hall
Get ready and get hungry, the Knights are back with chefs hats on and batter ready! Join them each Friday during Lent (except Good Friday) for a menu of fish, shrimp, spaghetti and other yummy treats. Plus, fish dinners are not only a long standing tradition with parishes across the globe, they are a great way to meet others over a nice dinner with family.
Lenten Series with Father Roberts - Sunday, February 26, 9:15 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. in Day Chapel
Father Roberts will be leading an adult faith formation series on prayer to guide us to live out a more meaningful Lent. Join him and others as we gather each Sunday until Easter. Plan to attend all the sessions or just make it out to one - either way, you'll want to try and be there. Meeting days are Feb. 26, March 4, 18 and 25.