Parish News & Events

Parish Picnic

All are invited to Mass and the Parish Picnic on Sunday, August 10 at 11:30 am at the Indianapolis Executive Airport, 11329 E. St. Rd. 32, Zionsville. The Knights of Columbus will be cooking hamburgers, hot dogs and brats. Games for children and adults alike are planned and there will be a 50/50 raffle with proceeds benefiting the youth attending NCYC 2015. Beverages will be furnished. Please bring table service and a covered dish to share. If you are interested in playing Bingo, the entry fee is a canned good or non perishable item to be donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.

Young Adult Small Groups

Young Adult Small Groups will meet on July 22. For location, please contact Ruby Berhinger.

Religious Education Registration

Registration for Religious Education classes is currently taking place. Please complete the RE Registration Form (age 3 - grade 8) or Life Teen Registration Form (grades 9-12) and return it to the Parish Office. Classes for ages 3 through grade 8 begin Sunday, September 7 from 9:30 - 10:40 am. Classes for high school students (grades 9 - 12) are held on Sunday from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

"Come and See" Inquiry

Would you like to ask some questions to learn more about the Catholic faith? Are you thinking about becoming Catholic? The RCIA Team invites you to "Come and See" Inquiry on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm in the St. Aloysius Room. Enter from the south side of the parish hall through the door next to the office entrance. Look for the "Come and See" sign on the door. Parishioners are welcome to accompnay anyone who wants to "come and see." For more information contact the RCIA team coordinators, OA and Candy Kincaid.

Facebook

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Online Giving

Our parish is now offering a new option for you to use for contributions to the church. As of December 1, Onliving Giving, provided by Our Sunday Visitor, is available for those who would like to make donations online. Please prayerfully consider Online Giving and visit the link below to get started.

Hospital/Shut-in Visitation

Do you know someone who is hospitalized or ill in the community who would like a friendly visitor? The Outreach Commission wants to make sure our parish is reaching out to people during this stressful time. If you know someone who would like a visit, please contact Willie O'Bryan or the Parish Office so we can serve those in need.

Jail Ministry

The Jail Ministry is looking for volunteers to join the group. It only requires a minimum of one evening visit per year to the Boone County Jail to minister to those incarcerated. This is a very rewarding ministry and a great way to live out our Christian calling to help those in need of prayer and support. Contact Al Avila for more information.

St. Vincent de Paul

Volunteers are needed to help with the food distribution the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. Set-up begins at 7:00 am and food distribution is from 10:00 - 11:30 am. For more information about this ministry, please contact Stacy Vail.

 

Area News & Events

Ecclesial Lay Ministry (ELM) Summer Spirituality Courses

It is hard to believe, but Summer is just around the corner.  Spend some time this year growing spiritually by participating in one of the Summer Spirituality Courses.  You have the opportunity to explore the Mystical Theology in July, and /or the Spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola in August.  For further details or to register visit the website at www.dol-in.org/summerspirituality or call 765-269-4652.

Theology on Tap

All young adults are invited to Theology O' Tap, a special summer series hosted by the Carmel Deanery. Join us on the following Thursdays (July 24, 31; August 7) at the Claddagh Irish Pub on 96th Street in Indianapolis. Food and drink specials will begin at 6:30 p.m. and speakers will take the stage by 7:00 p.m.

Young Adult Catholic Conference

As a young adult, we often find ourselves walking the line between what we are expected to be and what we could be. We can see that there are deeper answers than those that are standard. Finally, the ‘Longing for More’ Conference offers you a chance to dare to be something more with new friends, new insights, and encounters with the Truth. The conference will be held at St. Elizabeth Seton on Saturday, July 19 from 9:00 am to 9:30 pm. Advance registration is required. This promises to be a great day for all who attend. Please visit the conference website to learn more: http://www.yacconference.net/

Information Night

Do you want to learn more about our Catholic Faith? Please join us at one of the three information nights that we are offering throughout the diocese. We will share with you how you can learn more about the Catholic Faith by becoming involved with the Ecclesial Lay Ministry Program (ELM) which is offered by the diocesan Pastoral Office for Catechesis. This program, which is offered in co-operation with Saint Joseph’s College, is accredited by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

  • Monday, July 28th, 7-8:30 p.m.
    St. Maria Goretti Church, 17102 Spring Mill Road, Westfield
    St. Augustine Room
  • Tuesday, July 29th, 7-8:30 p.m.
    St. Joan of Arc Church, 3155 S. 200 West, Kokomo
    Frassati Room
  • Wednesday, July 30th, 7-8:30 p.m.
    Catholic Pastoral Center, 2300 S. 9th Street, Lafayette
    Conference Room

For more information, please contact Dr. Anne D. Roat,
Director, Office for Catechesis, at (765) 269-4653 or e-mail: aroat@dol-in.org.

Young Adult Catholic Conference

Teaching about God’s Gift of Forgiveness is the theme for the 2014 Catechetical Day which is sponsored by the Diocesan Pastoral Office for Catechesis.  The day will take place on Saturday, October 11, at Central Catholic High School, 9 am – 3:00 pm, EST.  The day begins with Mass, a Keynote Address by Fr. Rick Nagel, Pastor, Saint John the Evangelist Church, Indianapolis, and participants can choose three breakout sessions among the many offered.  There is a $30 registration fee which includes lunch and hospitality.  For a registration brochure and a complete schedule and list of the breakout sessions, please go to:  www.dol-in.org/CD or contact the Pastoral Office for Catechesis at (765) 269-4650.

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