During the Easter Vigil, two members of our community were welcomed into the Catholic Church as fully initiated members. Brandon Philpot received the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. John Renn received the sacrament of Confirmation. Welcome!
As a centerpiece of the observance of the Holy Year of Mercy, Archbishop Joseph Tobin has designated two churches in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis as pilgrimage sites which Catholics may visit to receive a plenary indulgence established by the Holy See for the jubilee year.
In an effort to stay in touch with our college students who go away to college we will be sending them two more care packages in February (Lent) and April (end-of-school-year-themed). If you would like to donate items to go into the boxes - such as snacks, prayer cards, school supplies, tissues, toothbrushes, etc. - or help us put them together please contact the Faith Formation Office.
Ladies of St. Mary Church are invited to spend six weeks with My Badass Book of Saints: Courageous Women Who Showed Me How to Live, a edgy, honest, and often audacious book of twenty-four Catholic women who lived lives of virtue in unexpected and often difficult circumstances. Written by popular podcaster and blogger, Maria Morera Johnson, this simple read is humorous, empowering, and provides touching portraits of inspiring holy women and saints.
Bible study begins, Acts of the Apostles:The Spread of the Kingdom in 2016 Providing a historic framework for understanding the New Testament of the Bible, Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom, builds on The Bible Timeline series by showing how Christ's Kingdom on earth is empowered to carry out his work in the world. The book of Acts shows the Church, enlivened by the Holy Spirit, teaching, preaching, healing, and restoring outcasts in the same way that Jesus did on earth.
On Monday, November 30 (6:00-8:00pm), start the season of Advent off with a evening with family and friends. This year’s family night includes a variety of activities for the young and young at heart - Christmas carols, Jesse Tree activities, the story of St. Nicholas and more. (There is no cost for these activities.) Families and individuals are also invited to make their very own wreath. All supplies, including fresh greenery, basket, floral foam, candles, ribbon and prayer resources, will be provided at the cost of $10 per wreath.
One of the best parts about being Catholic is that we are truly a universal Church! No matter where you travel, there is usually a Catholic Church close by! If you need help finding a church while on vacation, check out www.masstimes.org for a complete list of all the Catholic Churches in the United States.