Art & Environment
The Art and Environment ministry has been active at Immaculate Heart of Mary parish for over 15 years. The purpose of this ministry is to enhance the church area environment, primarily for weekend liturgies and liturgical seasons.
This includes maintaining the plants, candles, flowers, altar cloths and other implements used in the celebrations. Creative effort is made toward ensuring that the environment for worship is aesthetically pleasing and in support of the church. The time commitment is flexible and you do not need to be an artist. Meetings are called on an “as needed” basis depending on proximity to major holidays.
If interested in joining the Arts and Environment Ministry please contact Karen Winternheimer at email@example.com.
Baptismal Sponsor Couples
Sponsors support expectant parents by expressing the sacrament as the presence of Christ and the beginning of Christian life. Meetings are at 7:30 p.m. on the first Monday of the following months: February, April, June, August, October and December (you are only responsible for one of those meetings). For more information please contact Cindy & Glenn Harkness at 317-921-9897 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register for a class please contact Jeanne Whaley at 317-257-2266.
Bereavement Support Group
If you have experienced a significant loss in your life, and you are feeling the need to be with others experiencing similar emotions there are community support groups available within our city. If you need more information please email Kim Elkins at email@example.com.
The blood drive ministry was founded over 30 years ago as a means to encourage our parishioners to donate blood to the Indiana Blood Center. The ministry coordinates blood drives three times each year in January, May, and September. Contact Gary & Shirley Ahlrichs at 317-253-4003 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Engaged Couples ministry was founded nearly 30 years ago to assist couples planning to marry assess the strengths and challenges of their relationship using a common tool (FOCCUS). Engaged couples meet a minimum of 2 times with their sponsor couples to discuss results of the FOCCUS survey. Sponsor couples are selected by the pastor. For more information contact Parish Office 317-257-2266 or email@example.com.
Family Life & Faith Formation Commission
The mission of the Faith Formation ministry is to support each parishioner at any point in his or her spiritual journey as well as to offer a channel through which each parishioner can know God.
Faith Formation Commission Elections will be held in the Spring. Elections of new committee members will be held in the Spring. Call the parish office if you would like to submit your name as a candidate for the Commission.
Men’s and Women’s Welcome is a 1 and 1/2 day, Jesus centered, spiritual renewal where a team of men or women from our parish share their faith stories, attend a private Mass together, enjoy solitude, and celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
The weekend retreat provides an opportunity for both men and women of the parish to create new friendships, deepen their awareness of Christ’s activity in their lives, open themselves to a renewed sense of self and one’s capacity to be in relationship with God in ever new, life-giving ways.
For more information, including dates of upcoming Women’s and Men’s Welcome weekends and contact information for current team leaders, please call the parish office at 317-257-2266.
The Immaculate Heart of Mary Mothers’ Ministry is a group ministry inspired by our Mother Mary and committed to supporting mothers with children of all ages through opportunities for spiritual enrichment, support, social activities and service to the community. We welcome “seasoned” mothers to share their wisdom and experience, as well as, first-time and expecting mothers to share their joys and anticipations. New members are welcome at any time during the year.
Our objectives are to:
- Enhance our own spirituality as individuals, women, and mothers
- Offer opportunities for socialization
- Provide spiritual, social, and developmental opportunities for our children and families
- Provide service to our community
Join the Ministry:
Requests are received from the parish office or from family members. Prayer requests are not limited to parishioners. The process differs from the list printed in the parish bulletin, as most of these requests require immediate attention, which is possible through e-mail. If you are interested in joining the group or if you have a prayer request to make, contact Ellen Healey, firstname.lastname@example.org, 317-253-2086 or Gerry Koors 317-251-2562.