Deus Caratias Est (God is Love)

“Love of neighbor, grounded in the love of God, is first and foremost a responsibility for each individual member of the faithful, but it is also a responsibility for the entire ecclesial community at every level: from the local community to the particular Church and to the Church universal in its entirety.”


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Hurricanes Harvey & Irma HELP NEEDED:

Catholic Charities Disaster Response, Archdiocese of Indianapolis, has been asked by Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security to assist in preparation to receive evacuees from both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma in the coming weeks and months. We have been asked to head up Disaster Case Management to insure that the needs of these individuals and families are met here in Indiana.

The evacuees would come in to the Indianapolis area.  Therefore, we need to train Disaster Case Managers in the area who could be available to volunteer for this task.

Training will be held at: 

Catholic Center – Benedictine Conference Room (Lunch is included)
Date: October 4, 2017
Time:9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

If you can help, please contact:

Jane Crady
Disaster Preparedness & Response Coordinator
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Indianapolis


Response from USCCB on Care for Migrants and Refugees

Social Concerns

The Archdiocesan Secretariat of Catholic Charities recognizes that not only is it important to assist our neighbors in their time of immediate need, but to also walk beside them and provide the tools they may need on their journey to rise above their current situations.  
The Archdiocese of Indianapolis Mission Statement asks its faithful to commit themselves to generosity in the use of their spiritual and material resources by serving all those in need.  With that in mind, Social Concerns for the Archdiocesan Secretariat of Catholic Charities encompasses the work of Catholic Charities USA Parish Social Ministry (CCUSA – PSM), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) and the work of the USCCB Office of Justice, Peace and Human Development.  

Social Concerns encourages the Community to grow in a deeper understanding of Catholic Social Teaching by providing resources and strategies for effective action in parishes, schools and surrounding communities.   Most importantly, it calls us to a deeper understanding in living out the Two Greatest Commandments, which is to Love God and to Love our Neighbors, both locally and globally.  

Below is a synopsis of each ministry that falls under Catholic Charities – Social Concerns.

Parish Social Ministry (PSM)

Parish Social Ministry logoParish Social Ministry (PSM) is the action that the faith community takes to live out the Gospel we proclaim and to grow in love with God and neighbor.   By working with parishes, Parish Social Ministry aims to foster greater outreach and advocacy efforts, to educate parishioners to serve those who are poor and vulnerable, and to provide opportunities for spiritual growth.   To learn more about Parish Social Ministry, visit our site at

(Adapted from CCUSA: Catalysts & Collaborators in Social Ministry)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

CRS logoCatholic Relief Services is the international humanitarian organization of the U.S. Catholic Bishops that seeks to end poverty, hunger and disease.   We work in 112 countries and reach more than 121 million people.   Our mission is grounded in Catholic values, which call on us to foster compassion and dignity among the world’s most marginalized people.  
As the official overseas relief and development agency of the Catholic community in the United States, we help Catholics in parishes, dioceses and schools live their faith through tangible programs and activities that promote human dignity and respond to human needs around the world.  

Learn more about Archdiocese of Indianapolis – CRS Program at or visit

Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD)

CCHD logoCCHD is the official domestic anti-poverty agency of the U.S. Catholic Bishops and works to break the cycle of poverty by helping people help themselves.

The CCHD philosophy emphasizes empowerment and participation. By helping the poor to participate in the decisions and actions that affect their lives, CCHD empowers them to move beyond poverty. CCHD supports grassroots organizations as they create jobs, improve neighborhoods, train adults for employment at a living wage, keep schools safe and enriching for children, and raise leaders for the future.

CCHD also educates on poverty and its causes. This strategy of education for justice and helping people who are poor speak and act for themselves reflects the mandate of Scripture and the principles of Catholic social teaching.

Learn more about the Archdiocese of Indianapolis – CCHD Program at  or visit

Justice for Immigrants (JFI)

Justice for Immigrants (JFI) logoAs part of the USCCB, Justice for Immigrants, a Catholic Campaign for Immigration Reform, has 4 primary objectives:

1. To educate the public, especially the Catholic community on Church teaching on migration and immigrants;

2. To create political will for positive immigration reform;

3. To enact legislative and administrative reforms based on the principles articulated by the bishops; and

4. To organize Catholic networks to assist qualified immigrants obtain the benefits of the reforms.

To learn more about JFI, please visit the

Contact Us

Theresa Chamblee
Director of Social Concerns
Catholic Charities
Archdiocese of Indianapolis
1400 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN  46202-2367



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