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Jubilee Prayer

Generous and merciful Father,
we give You thanks for 175 years
of grace and blessings upon our local Church.

From Vincennes to Indianapolis
You gather a people to praise You
and manifest Your presence in the world—
faithful women and men
of generations past, present and yet to follow.

In this year of Jubilee, we ask You
to touch our hearts anew
with the love of Your Son, Jesus Christ,
enlighten our minds with Your Holy Spirit
and strengthen our hands for service.

Through the intercession of Mary, Mother of God,
St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church,
and our own Patrons,
St. Francis Xavier and St. Theodora Guérin,
hear our prayers* and aid us
on our journey to the Kingdom
where You live and reign
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
One God, for ever and ever. Amen.


*When prayed privately, specific personal intentions may be included here.


Learn more about the history of the archdiocese by clicking on the links below:

Archdiocesan History Book

History book coverA special 175-page commerative history book to mark the 175th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis has been written and printed.

The book features:
  • Table of contents
  • An introductory letter from Archbishop Buechlein
  • An author's introduction
  • 11 chapters of history
  • A chapter about some of our larger religious orders
  • Individual profiles of our 151 parishes
  • Index of parish listings
  • Hundreds of photos, both current and archival

We have pulled out some pages for you to preview by viewing PDF files. Click here to view them on our history book page


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