Mass Ministries


ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT continues on the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30-9:30 am in the Church.

View Sign-up list for Adoration


ALTAR SERVERS

Altar Servers

Sixth, Seventh and Eighth grade students are invited to serve at our Masses. To be trained as a new server, please contact Kim Elkins at kelkins@ihmindy.org.

Fall 2019 Server Schedule


COFFEE AND DONUTS

Coffee & Donuts

The coffee and donuts ministry serves coffee and donuts after the 8:00 and 9:30 Masses on the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month as a social gathering for parishioners. Ministry members purchase supplies, set-up, serve and clean-up for the gatherings.  Contact Cindy Harkness if you are interested in assisting with this ministry or call 317-921-9897.


COLLECTION COUNTERS

Collection Counters

Contact Fred Bingle at fbingle@binglerg.com. The collection counters ministry was established years ago to count the collection received at Masses. The committee consists of five teams of counters who determine when the collection is to be counted.


EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Eucharistic Ministers

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion serve their fellow parishioners by distributing communion at Sunday Mass as well as Holy Days.

The ministers are scheduled three times each year September through January, February through June, and June through September.

Contact Kim Elkins kelkins@ihmindy.org if you have any questions or are interested in serving.  Eucharistic Minister Guidelines.

SEPTEMBER 2019 – JANUARY 2020 EUCHARISTIC MINISTER SCHEDULE
 


EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS TO THE SICK

Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick

Contact Jeanne Whaley.  If you have need of a Eucharistic Minister to bring the Sacrament to the sick or a shut-in, please contact Jeanne at 317-257-2266 x108 or jwhaley@ihmindy.org .


LECTORS

Lectors

Volunteers proclaim the Word at every liturgy with confidence, clarity, conviction, faith, and enthusiasm. The time commitment consists of reading at Mass approximately once every 6-7 weeks as well as one required training session each year.  Contact Julie Huffman at julie.huffman@vzw.com  317- 752-9306 or Jeff Huffman at  jhuffy@icloud.com  317-752-7511.  For more information, see the 2017 Lector Guidelines.

SEPTEMBER 2019 TO JANUARY 2020 LECTOR SCHEDULE 


LITURGY COMMITTEE

Liturgy Committee

Contact Sally Millman. The Liturgy Committee serves two principal functions: First, the committee serves in an advisory capacity to the pastor with regard to parish liturgy (the public prayer and worship ceremonies of the community).

The committee also is an umbrella group consisting of the heads of sub-committees of Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Greeters and Ushers, the Music Ministry and Art & Environment. The group meets quarterly during the year.


MUSIC

Music

The Music Ministry consists of several different groups that lead the congregation in musical prayer for weekly liturgies and other spiritual gatherings.

5:30 Saturday evening Masses 
Music ministries vary at the 5:30 Mass, as music is provided by small groups and cantors. Anyone interested in being a cantor for the 5:30 Mass should contact Carey Landry at careyland@aol.com or call 317-848-7538.

Sunday Liturgies 
Each Sunday liturgy is supported by a different group of musicians. If there is a specific service that you are interested in participating in the music for, please contact Carey Landry at careyland@aol.com or call 317-848-7538 and he will put you in contact with the musical coordinator for that liturgy.

IHM Adult Choir 
The IHM Adult Choir sings for Christmas Eve Mass and pre-Mass program, Holy Week liturgies and the Easter Vigil and other special celebrations during the year. With 25 members currently we are always looking for new members who love to sing. There are no “auditions” for the choir, only the desire to sing from your heart in praise of our God. Please contact Carey Landry at careyland@aol.com or call 317-848-7538 if you are interested.

IHM Children’s Choir 
The IHM Children’s Choir leads the music for the 4:00 Christmas eve liturgy in the Church. Children who are 8 years old and older are invited to join the choir.  Parents should contact Lori Bisser if interested.

IHM Youth Music 
The IHM youth Music is a group of teen vocalists and instrumentalists who support parish liturgies, which can include 11:30am Mass once a month and the Confirmation Mass.  Please contact Joan Lile at jlile@ihmindy.org or call 317-257-2266 if you are interested in sharing your talents with the IHM Youth Music Ministry.


SACRISTY COMMITTEE AND CHURCH CLEANING

Sacristy Committee & Church Cleaning

This group was founded in 2000 after the renovation of the church. Volunteers are on a rotating basis to do a light cleaning of the Church between the School Mass and the Saturday evening Mass (i.e. change Holy Water, organize prayer books, and pick up trash).  Each group volunteers to clean for one month each year, once a week, so a total of four times a year.  Currently, volunteers include older people, younger people, groups of friends, and even married couples!  This is a great “behind the scenes” way to be involved (it takes about 60 minutes) and is much appreciated by the entire parish.  If you grew up with a mom who cleaned the church – with you sometimes “tagging along” – then this ministry is a great way to carry on that tradition, and a great way to get involved and serve your parish! Contact Vicki Christ at vickichrist@aol.com or 317-413-7800.


USHERS AND GREETERS

Ushers & Greeters

Contact Jim Carr at 317-722-1373. The ushers/ greeters are responsible for greeting Mass attendees before and after liturgies, aid in locating seating for parishioners and visitors, collecting the offering, and facilitating the receiving of Communion process.  Extra help is especially needed for the Easter and Christmas Masses as there are overflow masses in the Activity Center.

2019 Greeter Schedule