Groups with Liaison with the Archdiocese

Activities for the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC

Rev. Msgr. Joseph F. Schaedel, Archdiocesan Director
7575 Holiday Dr. East, Indianapolis, IN 46260-3697, 317-259-4373

Archdiocesan Black Catholic Caucus

Pearlette Springer, Coordinator for Black Catholic Ministry, 317-236-1474
1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46206-1410

Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women

Margaret (Peggy) Kramer, President
801 N. Wallace St., Indianapolis, IN 46201, 317-625-4060

Archdiocesan Deaf Ministry

1400 N. Meridian St., Rm. 213, Indianapolis, IN 46206-1410, 317-236-1448
Erin Jeffries, Coordinator

Scouting for Boys and Girls (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Trail Life Boys and American Heritage Girls)


Indianapolis Catholic Committee on Scouting

William Brewer, Chairperson, E-mail:
4401 Sunrise Court, Sellersburg, IN  47172, 502-558-9819 

Chris Johns, BSA Awards,  Email:
8518 Clew Ct., Indianapolis, IN 46236, 317-496-1383

Colleen Kenney, GSA Awards, Email:
321 N. Irvington Ave. Indianapolis, Indiana 46219, 317-840-0906

Rev. Aaron Jenkins, Archdiocesan Chaplain
St. Michael, 519 Jefferson Blvd. Greenfield, IN 46140

Catholics United for the Faith – Abba, Father Chapter

Catholics United for the Faith is an international lay apostolate founded in 1968 to support, defend, and advance the efforts of the Teaching Church in accord with the teachings of the Second Vatican Council. The Abba, Father Chapter embraces the positive mission and goals of the international organization. Its activities include prayer, study, fellowship; and the apostolic activities of evangelization and pro-life and pro-family networking and ministry.

1401 S. Mickley Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204
E-mail:, Website:

Eric Slaughter, Chairman, 317-408-0528

Catholic Charismatic Renewal of Central Indiana (CCRCI)

The Catholic Charismatic Renewal of Central Indiana(CCRCI) is a ministry of evangelization which promotes growth in faith for all baptized Christians by openness to the spiritual gifts mentioned by St. Paul in 1 Cor 12:1-11 and by prayer for baptism in the Holy Spirit.

Joseph Valvo, Director

Church Care Indy

This all volunteer ministry identifies people by name (poor) and gathers
volunteers from Churches across Christian denominations (remedy), brings them together to be touched by Christ.

Bob Buckner, Founder and Executive Director, 317-632-7120

Cursillo Community, Central Indiana

Services the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the Diocese of Lafayette with a combined 230 parishes in 63 counties. For more information, please go to or email us at

Rev. Todd Riebe, Spiritual Advisor, Indianapolis area,
Rev. Dan Duff, Spiritual Advisor, Lafayette area,
Tom Scimeca, Director,
Amy Strasburger, Assistant Lay Director,
Teresea Keay, Secretary,

Daughters of Isabella

The Order of the Daughters of Isabella is a charitable organization of Catholic women founded on the principle of its motto: Unity, Friendship and Charity. As a Catholic women and disciples of Jesus Christ, we are called to minister with love, respect and justice to all humanity regardless of age, race, nationality or background. We recognize that our mission and faith in God calls us to experience love, compassion and mercy by helping others in need. We demonstrate our commitment to God’s people by actively living our faith and by being a positive influence in our communities and the world.

Valerie R. Nelson, Indiana and International Director, US
934 South 250 West, Peru, IN 46970
Mary Seibert, Indiana State Regent
1210 - 20th Street, Tell City, IN 47586

Divine Mercy Chapel

The only Divine Mercy Chapel in Indianapolis, a perpetual adoration chapel, is located two buildings north of St. Michael the Archangel Church in the St. Francis Center. Adorers are needed, and scheduled every hour of every day to pray for personal needs, the sick, the dying and the world. The Chapel is also available for unscheduled visits.

3356 W. 30th St., Indianapolis, IN 46222

Lisette Shattuck, Chapel Guardian, 317-283-5422
Dyan Huey,Chapel Guardian, 317-627-2658

Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

An order of chivary of the Catholic Church under the protection of the Holy See whose members, through prayer, sacrifice, and almsgiving support the work of the Holy Father and the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem in preserving the Catholic faith in the Holy Land. The Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre are selected after demonstrating exemplary service to the Church and fidelity to the teachings of the Catholic faith. Membership comes with the responsibility to remain loyal to the Holy Father and the Magisterium of the Church, disinterested generosity in meeting the needs of the Christians in the Holy Land while maintaining support for the local diocese and parish to which they belong. “God Wills It” - Motto of the Order

William Riley

Focolare – New Families Movement

Families from a variety of backgrounds share how they are facing the challenges of the world and how they have found solutions through living the Gospel.

Ed and Eileen Johnstone, 317-321-1848

The Guardian Angel Guild

The Guardian Angel Guild of Indianapolis was founded in 1959 to financially support resource programs and resource teachers serving special needs populations in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. The guild works closely with the Office of Catholic Education to help best serve students with special needs. They are truly angels as they live their motto: “Assisting God’s children with developmental disabilities to reach their potential.”


Gibault Children's Services

Residential treatment facility for males and femailes between the ages of 6 and 21, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of Indiana.

Michele A. Madley, President/CEO,
E-mail:, 1-800-264-1156

Ancient Order of Hibernians

An organization of Catholic men, having Irish ancestry, to support the clergy and charitable works, preserve their cultural heritage, and participate in current affairs.

Tom Branson, President
Very Rev. Joseph Moriarty, Chaplain

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc.

The organization is formed exclusively of practicing Catholic women. To become a member, one must be not less than 16 years of age, Irish by birth, descent, or adoption. A wife of a Hibernian or a mother of a Junior Division member also qualifies for membership. Members are encouraged to participate in the spiritual, charitable and mission work of the Church as they live the motto “Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity”.

Debbie Nicholas, President

Sr. Sheila Hackett, OP, Spiritual Advisor

Indiana Catholic Conference

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367, 317-236-1455

Angela Espada, Executive Director,

Knights of Columbus

Walter Peycha, Indiana State Chapter

Knights and Ladies of Peter Claver

Northern District Area Deputies
3024 Sutherland Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46205

Curtis Guynn, District Deputy/Knights Division, 317-920-9617
Darlene Barnett, Area Deputy/Ladies Division

Knights of St. John

Vacant, Indiana Grand President
111 S. Vine St., Batesville, IN 47006, 812-934.2641

Latvian Catholic Association

Mr. Edvins A. Joniskan, President, 317‑646-2465
82 N. Irvington Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46219

Vacant, Chaplain

Legatus Society of Indianapolis

Gary Hoefle, President
Jennifer Sessoms, Chapter Administrator, 317-698-6288
Rev. Msgr. Joseph F. Schaedel, Chaplain

Marriage Encounter

A weekend experience for couples that emphasizes communication between husband and wife who want to spend time together away from the distractions of everyday life to concentrate on their relationship.

Office of Marriage and Family Life
1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367, 317-236-1521

Oblates of St. Benedict of Our Lady of Grace Monastery

Christian women and men who feel a call to live the Rule of Benedict in their lifestyle meet regularly at Our Lady of Grace Monastery for initial and ongoing formation in Benedictine spirituality.

Sr. Antoinette Purcell, OSB, Director, ext. 3022,
1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove, IN 46107, 317-787-3287, ext 3022

Oblates of St. Benedict of Saint Meinrad Archabbey

Oblates of St. Benedict are Christian women and men who yearn for a spiritual life deeply rooted in God and who choose to attach themselves to Saint Meinrad Archabbey and strive to live the spirit of St. Benedict’s Rule in response to this yearning.

Janis Dopp, Director,
200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad, IN 47577, 812-357-6817

One in Christ Marriage Preparation

The group's mission is to support Roman Catholic priests in preparing engaged couples desiring to be united as husband and wife through Catholic matrimony by providing the catechesis based on Scripture, Catholic Tradition and the Church's Magisterium along with the practical tools of communication and finances for a lifelong and joyful mariage that is open to life. We are unique in that we also provide a live and engaging Catholic medical panel that integrates the science of fertility awareness with the beauty of our Catholic faith.

Website:, 317-600-5629

Rev. Msgr. Joseph F. Schaedel, Chaplain

Order of Malta - Central and Southern Indiana

The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta–commonly called the Order of Malta–is a religious and knightly order dating from the 11th century. It is both the fourth oldest religious order and the oldest order of chivalry in existence. Its principal charitable activities today involve hospital work, care for the wounded in war and peace, relief work for refugees, care of the poor, and the sick, and defense of the faith.

Lee Ashton, Area Chair,

Very Rev. Patrick J. Beidelman, Chaplain

Presentation Ministries (Our Lady of Presentation Ministries)

An association of laity dedicated to making disciples of all nations through promoting the celebration of daily Mass, the daily reading of God’s Word, and the formation of small home-based Christian communities.

Bob and Deborah Roberts, Indiana Leaders
910 Forest Blvd. South Drive, Indianapolis IN 46240, 317-496-3200

Rev. Msgr. Joseph F. Schaedel, Archdiocesan Liaison

Regnum Christi

Regnum Christi is an organization at the service of mankind and the Church. It shares the charism of the priestly congregation the Legionaries of Christ. Regnum Christi supports the ministry of the local dioceses, promotes parish life, and encourages personal initiative in its members, inviting them to undertake new apostolic works according to the circumstances of time and place.

John Kube
3799 N. Kelly Dr., Greenfield IN 46140, 317-755-6071


A program designed to help heal and renew couples who are drifting or have
drifted apart.

Office of Marriage and Family Life
1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367, 317-592-4007

St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf

St. Joseph Institute offers a variety of Listening and Spoken Language programs for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families including: early intervention, preschool/primary school, mainstream support, internet-based teletherapy services, and comprehensive educational training opportunities for
families and professionals. Dramatic advances in technology, including sophisticated hearing aids and cochlear implants, give children with significant hearing loss access to sound. With appropriate speech therapy, auditory rehabilitation and
language training, children have the ability to develop spoken language skills on par with their hearing peers. Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.

9192 Waldemar Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46268, 317-471-8560

Teri Ouellette, Executive Director

St. Thomas More Society

The St. Thomas More Society of Central Indiana is a non-profit association of Catholic lawyers and judges in Indianapolis and the surrounding area who strive to develop the relationship between their faith and law and to encourage civility in the profession. Its mission is to provide a means of fostering the spiritual, intellectual and professional growth of its members.  The Society seeks to inspire those intellectual, spiritual and moral qualities which were exemplified in the life of its Patron Saint, Thomas More. To that end, the Society sponsors the annual Red Mass, hosts regular meetings, provides continuing  legal education, and co-hosts other activities in affiliation with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Dave Certo, President

Very Rev. Joseph L. Newton, Chaplain

Secular Franciscan Order (Holy Trinity Region)

Serving southern Indiana, southern Ohio and northern Kentucky

Deacon William Tribbey, OFS, Regional Spiritual Assistant
Joseph Edwards, OFS, Regional Minister

The Fraternity of St. Joseph Cupertino
Rev. Christian Moore, OFM Conv, Spiritual Assistant
John Michael Harris, Minister
Mount St. Francis
101 St. Anthony Dr., Mount St. Francis, IN 47146, 812-923-8817

Secular Franciscan Order

Sacred Heart Fraternity
Rev. Justin Belitz, OFM
, Spiritual Assistant
Brian L. Foust, Minister, 317-895-8773
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
1530 Union St., Indianapolis, IN 46225, 317-638-5551
Meets on the 4th Sunday, 2:00 p.m.

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Fraternity
Rev. Jegan Peter, Spiritual Assistant
David Gretencord, Minister, 317-508-4079
St. Luke the Evangelist Church
7575 Holliday Drive East, Indianapolis, IN 46260, 317-259-4373

People of Peace Fraternity
Helen Burke, Minister, 317-638-2516
Marian University
3200 Cold Spring Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46222, 317-955-6102

St. Rose of Viterbo Fraternity
Rev. Cyprian Uline, OFM Conv, Spiritual Assistant
Carlos Montanez, Minister
St. Joseph University Parish
113 S. 5th St., Terre Haute, IN, 47807, 812-241-5409

Secular Order of Carmel

Rev. Joseph Kalapurackal, Spiritual Assistant
Cheryl Shockley, President
6049 Hillside Ave. W. Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46220, 317-259-4936
Meeting at St. Matthew Catholic Church
4100 East 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46220

Terre Haute
Sr. Mary Helen Nixon, OCD, Spiritual Advisor

Jesus Author of Life
Order of Discalced Carmelite Seculars
Carmelite Monastery
59 Allendale
Terre Haute, IN 47802
Formation Director: Donna Throneburg, OCDS
Phone: (217) 808-1200

Serra Club

An organization of Catholic laity who promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life and strive to develop their own Christian vocations of service.
Mail address: 12420 Southeastern Ave., Indianapolis IN 46259

Larry Timko, President
Kimberly Pohovey, Vice President of Communications, 317-236-1568

Rev. James Bonke, Chaplain


Weekend marriage preparation program conducted at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House for couples to help them plan their future and practice techniques of communication and compromise.

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House
5353 East 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46226, 317‑545‑7681
Cheryl McSweeney, Associate Director, Programs


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