-- St. Katharine Drexel
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is the adoration of Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist. In the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, our Eucharistic Lord is shown in a special vessel called a Monstrance. The Eucharist is exposed in this vessel, so the faithful can come to pray before Him, to adore Him, and to worship Him continuously throughout the day and night. Jesus showed us His great love by dying on the Cross for us. He paid the ultimate price for our sins, and won for us eternal life. His love is without limit, and he offers Himself to us in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Can we offer our love back to Him? Can we come and spend just one hour of prayer, adoration, and worship in return? Located next to St. Mary’s Parish Center
For the Christian, death is not an end, but a beginning. In death, the faithful follower truly lives with our Lord in eternal and blessed union. At funerals, we see the vital importance of a sacramental and liturgical life. The funeral Mass provides hope and expectation. Death is a reality of life, the only thing we are guaranteed. The Catholic Church has always reminded us of this with the phrase, “Memento Mori” – Remember You Must Die. This is not a morbid thought, but one that should fill us with the hope of heaven. A simple way to prepare for your own death and to assist your family and friends who will be left behind is to pre-plan your funeral. It can be a great comfort to them to know your wishes such as what readings, songs, and other arrangements are needed for the celebration of Holy Mass and Christian Burial. Remember, it is the grace of being a baptized Christian that upon death the Sacred Rite of Christian Burial should be celebrated. This is the desire of the Church. Please read through, pray about, and fill out the form below. It is a beautiful and hopeful way to keep our eyes fixed on heaven, the communion of saints, and to prepare for Eternal Life.
Ministry to the sick and shut-ins is an important part of the mission of the Church. If you are interested in being part of this ministry, either by taking Holy Communion to our brothers and sisters who are unable to attend Mass, or by simply visiting and praying with them, please contact Deacon Larry French at 812-525-6568 If you or a loved one is sick or homebound and would like to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation or a pastoral visit, please call the parish office at 812-346-3604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safe & Sacred
All employees and all volunteers dealing with children must complete all three sections BEFORE starting any position. Click HERE to go directly to the Safe and Sacred site. The initial training takes about 45 minutes to complete online. Follow up bulletins take less time to read.
Purpose of New Program
The Archdiocese of Indianapolis has chosen the “Safe and Sacred” program for several reasons. It provides easier access to child protection training for clergy, employees, and volunteers. It allows us to broaden the focus of the training to increase awareness of all forms of child abuse. Safe and Sacred includes an assessment that must be taken and passed to ensure that training content is learned and can be applied. We believe these are important new features for this program.
Who is Required to Sign Up for this Program?
Teachers, staff, and all volunteers who minister to or work with minor children must meet all the requirements of this program. If you are 18 years of age or older and you volunteer with minors, you must comply with all the requirements.