Councils & Ministry Directory
"Go,therefore, and make disciples of all the nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you until the end of the age."—Matthew 28:19-20
Councils play an important role in the life of the parish. Each of these councils meet once a month.
The Pastoral Council acts as a consultative body to the pastor and is a primary voice of the community. Through prayer to the Holy Spirit, the Council seeks guidance to discern the needs of the parish, plan solutions, animate the ministries and evaluate parish programs.
Contact: Karen Maguiness
The Stewardship Council’s goal is to foster a lifestyle of Biblical stewardship among our parishioners by the means of their Time, Talent and Treasure. The Council meets monthly. Their goal is to engage the parish in prayer, volunteering and tithing.
Contact: Larry Schulz
This council is charged with creating the budgets under which we operate. Working with the Pastoral Council, they develop future projections and provide the oversight of parish expenditures and accounting services.
Contact: Keith Morton
Listed below are all of the ministries offered in the parish with more information and who to contact to get involved with that particular ministry.
This meal after Sunday 5:30 pm Mass and before Religious Education at 7pm provides a quick, nutritious and inexpensive dinner option for all parishioners. A multitude of diverse volunteer options are available each week.
Contact: John Clark
In response to Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Sí, Creation Care Ministry is committed to our sacred calling to be faithful servants of God’s Creation and to care for those most hurt by environmental damage, our poorest sisters and brothers and future generations.
Contact: Leslie Webb
Eucharistic Adoration takes place daily, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Adoration is not offered on selected holidays. The Chapel will remain open – 24 hours, 7 days a week – for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament in the Tabernacle. New adorers always welcome.
Teaches women of any faith the Creighton Model of Fertility Care. Application of the Creighton Model includes treatment of abnormal menstrual cycles, recurrent miscarriage, premenstrual syndrome, hormone imbalance, ovarian cysts, infertility, postpartum depression, natural family planning, and more.
Contact: Hanna Fleckenstein
Assists needy families to provide Christmas gifts for children attending Holy Cross School. This ministry also helps families of our Gabriel Ministry.
Contact: Mary Ann Burke
We welcome people from all walks of life to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with hard-working, low-income families. We invite volunteers to help us build, assist in the office, assist with our virtual ReStore, serve on committees, and help with special projects that benefit the organization.
Contact: Bill Bernard
The Haiti Ministry supports our sister-parish, St. Genevieve in Duval, Haiti. There is one Medical Mission Trip every year and a few humanitarian trips each year. Medical experience and training are not required and we are always looking for volunteers, either here or in Haiti.
Contact: Nolan Evans
This ministry provides food to over 100 needy families in Hamilton County at Thanksgiving time. This is a short-term commitment for core team members consisting of only a couple months. Other volunteer opportunities only consist of a couple weeks’ commitment.
Contact: Keely Underhill
Holy Family Shelter is the largest family shelter in Indianapolis with 22 rooms and serves more than 1,000 people each year, including an average of 300 homeless families and over 600 homeless children. HFS provides free of charge services that will enable families to become self-sufficient.
Contact: Sharon Schulz
The Knights of Columbus is an organization of Catholic men that was founded in 1882. We are men of faith and men of action. Our charitable activities encompass a variety of local, national and international projects.
Contact: Chet Brandon
This ministry assists particular young men of high school age to experience Godly masculine adventure, battle and beauty, with a foundation firmly grounded on fraternity, formation and parish service. Roles of a Knight include serving Mass, serving the parish through projects, and aiding other formational ministries in leadership roles.
Contact: Greg Fleckenstein
Meetings are held on Saturdays at 9:45 am. Our weekly apostolic work includes visiting residents and praying the rosary at facilities around Carmel. The rosary is prayed for World Peace every Saturday at 8:40 am and Monday through Friday at 11:40 am. We have Devotions to Mary every 1st Saturday of the month at 8:15 am.
Contact: Nancy Johnson
The Liturgy of the Hours is the official set of prayers which mark the hours of each day and which sanctify the day with prayer. It is prayed daily by ordained clergy and those in consecrated religious life, as well as by many lay people.
Contact: Karen Maguiness
Partners with Merciful H.E.L.P. at the Matthew 25 Center at OLMC, Loaves and Fishes serves Hamilton County and answers Christ’s call to feed the hungry. Volunteers must complete Diocesan Safe and Sacred Training.
Contact: Susan McIntosh
What started out as a sidewalk ministry over 20 years ago is now a community center on Indianapolis’ near west side and provides groceries, community meals, opportunities for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, English classes, school supplies, and Christmas assistance. Volunteers always welcome.
Contact: Tim Eldon
The money counting ministry is a group of 25 volunteers who count and record the weekly donation to SEAS. The average workload is nine counts each year with each session lasting about three hours. Each new member must be approved for service by Fr. Ted.
Contact: Dick Stadler
We collect, organize, and maintain all correspondence, reports, photographs and artifacts of historical value pertaining to the parish. We meet every Tuesday morning from 9:00 am-12 noon in the Treehouse. New volunteers always welcome.
Contact: Bill Dorsch
The Prayer Chain is a group of prayer warriors who pray for anyone’s intentions. You do not have to belong to the parish to request prayers.
Contact: Kathy Stadler
The Respect Life Ministry promotes the Gospel of Life in and outside of our parish through outreach, education and prayer. We meet on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 pm in the West Conference Room to discuss and plan pro-life activities like the 40 Days for Life campaign that runs during the spring and fall.
Contact: Dick and Kathy Stadler
The Gabriel Project is a ministry within Respect Life that provides spiritual and material support to pregnant women and their families who are in need of assistance.
Contact: Mary Powroznik
Troop 202 welcomes any and all boys age 11, or who have completed the 5th Grade, until age 17. Boy Scouting is a year-round program with one activity/outing per month and meetings every Wednesday evening at 7:15 pm at the church.
Contact: Sara Gormley
Cub Scout Pack 198 welcomes boys in 1st through 5th Grades to join. Pack meetings are held once a month in the Social Hall throughout the school year.
Contact: Sara Gormley
Venturing is a youth development program for young men and women who are between 14 and 20 years of age. Venturing’s purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Crew 202 meets monthly.
Contact: Sara Gormley
A ministry within the Women’s Club, we deliver meals to anyone requiring the curative powers of home-cooked food.
Contact: Chris Sommer
Seton Small Groups are small groups of 8-10 parishioners who meet every other week in homes to pray, discuss the upcoming Sunday gospel, and become disciples. SCCs are open to individuals and couples who want to get to know others, build relationships, and grow more in their faith.
Contact: Peter Doane
The Noblesville St. Vincent de Paul center provides food, clothing, furniture, and emergency financial assistance for rent and utilities to needy families of Hamilton County. The Center sustains itself by operating a thrift store which is open to the public.
Contact: Patricia Lang
The Substance Addiction Ministry (SAM) supports individuals, families and friends in their spiritual growth and emotional wholeness, offering addiction education and sharing resources for recovery. Outreach efforts include the SAM Helpline, a confidential number for parishioners to call for help and referral, and a recovery-based lending library.
Contact: Elisabeth Young
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
CA (Cocaine Anonymous)
CODA (Co-Dependents Anonymous)
COSA (Codependants of Sex Addicts)
GA (Gamblers Anonymous)
Indiana CODA (Indiana Codependents Anonymous)
NA (Narcotics Anonymous)
OA (Overeaters Anonymous) www.oa.org
SAA (Sex Addicts Anonymous) www.saa-recovery.org
Sponsor Couples are married couples from the parish who share their personal experience of Christian marriage with the engaged couple through a one-couple to one-couple approach as a part of the marriage preparation process.
Contact: Julie Walton
The Welcome Ministry transitions new members into active members. Members serve as door greeters at weekend Masses and host regular Welcome Gatherings. Meetings are quarterly.
Contact: Roger Helmkamp
The Women’s Club includes all women of the parish. The Women’s Club has a variety of philanthropic, outreach, social and spiritual opportunities.
Contact: Cindy Schassberger
A ministry within the Women’s Club, we sew, crochet, and knit sleepers, hats, blankets, and burp cloths for preemies at all the local NICUs and for babies at Eskenazi.
A ministry within the Women’s Club, we prepare homemade meals for families of the deceased following the funeral at Seton.
Contact: JoAnn Turnwald
A ministry within the Women’s Club, we meet monthly on the first Saturday for crocheting, knitting, and fellowship. Handmade, blessed shawls are free for anyone needing an extra layer of prayer and warmth. Available in the Parish Office during regular business hours.
Contact: Marcia Bothwell &
Rosaries for Soldiers meets Wednesdays at 7:30 pm in the West Conference Room, with the exception of the third Wednesday of the month when they meet at 9:30 am in the West Conference Room. The group prays the rosary and also makes and packages all cord rosaries to ship to military chaplains for distribution to soldiers.
Contact: Clo Lillig
Health Ministry(HM) includes health professionals and others who recognize the value to motivate persons toward health. The ministry will coordinate, mentor and advocate for the health of the parish community with surveys, screenings, interviews, education and discussions.
Contact: Anita Siccardi Ed.D APRN