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

Ella Wagner, President
5427 East 79th St., Indianapolis, IN 46250, 317-849-4321

Joyce Schmitt, Director, Province of Indianapolis
580 West Lincoln, Danville, IN 46122, 317-502-6517

Rev. Stanley Pondo, Spiritual Moderator

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
John Hibner, Chairperson, E-mail:
3402 Mt. Vernon Pl., Indianapolis, IN 46217, 317-850-3402

Steve James, BSA Awards, E-mail:
5147 Carrollton Ave., Indianapolis IN 46205, 317-236-1451

Colleen Kenney, GSA Awards, E-mail:
6789 Spring Brook N. Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46219, 317-353-9642

Rev. Thomas L. Schliessmann, Archdiocesan Chaplain
6944 E. 46th St., Lawrence, IN 46226, 317-546-4065

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.

520 Stevens St., Indianapolis, IN 46203, 317-339-6503
E-mail:, Website:

Eric Slaughter, Chairman, 317-408-0528
Vacant , Anchoress, Spiritual Advisor

The Charismatic Renewal of Central Indiana (CCRCI)

The 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.

Sr. Cathy Anne Lepore, OSB, Liaison, 317-366-4854,

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

Beth Doran, Lay Director,
2717 E 75 N, Lebanon, IN 46052, 765-891-2704
Rev. Glenn L. O’Connor, Spiritual Advisor, Indianapolis area,
Rev. Mike McKinney, Spiritual Advisor, Lafayette area,
Rev. Paul Graaf, Assistant Spiritiual Director,

Daughters of Isabella

The Daughters of Isabella is an international Catholic women’s group established to promote spiritual and charitable acts.

Melissa Head, Regent
4747 Fox Trail Lane, Columbus, IN 47203

Divine Mercy Chapel

The only Divine Mercy Chapel in Indianapolis is located right next to St. Michael the Archangel Church. Adorers are scheduled every hour of every day to pray for the sick, the dying and the unborn.

3356 W. 30th St., Indianapolis, IN 46222, 317-926-7359
Rev. Michael Hoyt, Spiritual Advisor

Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

An ecclesiastical order of knighthood 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

Mark Ford
1506 Mary Dr., Lebanon, IN 46052, E-mail:, 765-482-3229

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.

Jim and Millie Komro, 317‑257-1073

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.”


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.

James McGinley, President, cell: 507-5400
Rev. Glenn L. O’Connor, 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”.

Joan Gutzwiller, President
317-881-2309, E-mail:
Sr. Sheila Hackett, OP, Spiritual Advisor

Indiana Catholic Conference

1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367, 317-236-1455
Glenn Tebbe, Executive Director

Knights of Columbus

Walter Peycha, President, Central Indiana 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
Debra A. Cooper, Area Deputy/Ladies Division, 317-506-3031

Knights of St. John

Eddie Obermeyer, Indiana Grand President
23129 Vote Rd., Batesville, IN 47006, 812-934-3417

Latvian Catholic Association

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

Rev. John Beitans, Chaplain
2905 Carson Ave., IN 46203, 317-783-3158

Legatus Society of Indianapolis

Marianne Price, President
Jennifer Sessoms, Chapter Coordinator, 317-698-6288
608 Westport Dr., Brownsburg, IN 46112

Rev. Msgr. Joseph F. Schaedel, Chaplain

Lumen Dei

A group of Catholic business men and women who meet monthly for spiritual enrichment and networking. Lumen Dei meets the first Fridays at Marian University. Mass at 6:30 a.m. in the Bishop Chartrand Chapel, breakfast and program follows.

Rod Humphrey, President, 317-435-3447,
Humphrey CPA Group, 445 N. Pennsylvania, Ste. 941, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Rev. Ben Okonkwo, Chaplains

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 Pro-Life 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

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.

Rev. Meinrad Brune, OSB, Director,
200 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad, IN 47577, 812-357-6817

One in Christ Marriage Preparation

One in Christ ministry offers educational seminars and outreach presenting both the sacramental theology and the practical tools of Christian Marriage so that couples reach an understanding of how marriage is a participation in the life of heaven and what that means for their lives together here on earth. Deeply rooted in Scripture, Catholic Tradition, the lives of the saints and papal encyclicals, the group helps prepare couples see the truth, beauty and goodness of marriage and family life.

Mark & Michelle Overholt,, 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.

Dr. Hans Geisler
362 Millridge Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46290, 317-965-0075

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.

Richard Sontag, Indiana Leader
9924 Cedar Ridge Dr., Carmel, IN 46032-8625, 317-439-8028

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

St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf

St. Joseph Institute is devoted to the service of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The institute has been in existence since 2002 in Indianapolis. It supports the mission of teaching deaf children to listen and to speak and ultimately to
participate in all that life has to offer. Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.

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

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.

Patrick Olmstead, President

Very Rev. Joseph L. Newton, Chaplain

Secular Franciscan Order (Holy Trinity Region)

Serving southern Indiana, southern Ohio and northern Kentucky

Br. Ambrose Eischens, OFM Conv, Regional Spiritual Assistant
Steve White, 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. Lawrence Janezic, 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
Sr. Norma Rocklage, OSF, Spiritual Assistant
John Allen Hill, Minister, 317-253-9677
Marian University
3200 Cold Spring Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46222, 317-955-6102

St. Rose of Viterbo Fraternity
Rev. Mark Weaver, OFM Conv, Rev. Martin Day OFM Conv,
Spiritual Assistants
Carlos Montanez, Minister
St. Joseph University Parish
113 S. 5th St., Terre Haute, IN, 47807, 812-235-8610

Secular Order of Carmel

Rev. Robert Robeson, Spiritual Assistant
Cheryl Shockley, President
6049 Hillside Ave. W. Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46220, 317-259-4936
Meeting at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House
5353 East 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46226

Terre Haute
Sr. Mary Helen Nixon, OCD, Spiritual Advisor
Monastery of St. Joseph, 59 Allendale, Terre Haute, IN 47802, 812-299-1410
Beth Reed, President, 724 W. Washington St., Sullivan, IN 47882,
812-268-5161, E-mail:

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

Kenneth P. Scheer, President
Arthur A. Berkemeier, Vice President of Communications, 317-260-8035

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, Program Manager


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