The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis welcomes you!

City of Indianapolis decorated for Super Bowl XLVIFootball fans:

We hope you enjoy the city of Indianapolis and all the festivities surrounding Super Bowl XLVI. While in our archdiocese, feel free to use the resources on this page to stay connected to your faith during your stay. You'll find information about Sunday Masses, daily prayer intentions, and the special schedule offered by St. John Church, which is right in the middle of Super Bowl Village.

If you have any questions, e-mail webmaster@archindy.org.

Want to find a church for Sunday Mass?

Here are a list of some of the parishes nearest downtown, in order of those closest to the Circle to those farthest. Click on each to learn more:

St. John's Parish: In the Heart of It All

From Jan. 27 to Feb. 5, St. John Parish (at the corner of Georgia and Capital) will host a series of events to welcome the more than 100,000 visitors expected to come to Indianapolis for the Super Bowl.

  • Daily Mass will be celebrated Monday through Saturday at its usual time of 12:10 p.m.
  • Weekend Masses will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 4, and at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Feb. 5.
  • Confessions will be heard at its usual time of 11 a.m. to noon daily—except Sunday—from Jan. 27 through Feb. 1. On Feb. 2, confessions will be heard from 3-9 p.m. Priests will be available for confession from 1-9 p.m. on Feb. 3. And on Feb. 4, confessions will be heard from 1-5 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.
  • Eucharistic holy hours will take place daily from 10 a.m. to noon from Jan. 27 to Feb. 4—except Sunday.
  • The parish’s First Friday Holy Hour for Vocations will take place as usual beginning at 7 p.m. on Feb. 3. Speaking during it will be Chris Godfrey, a starting offensive lineman for the New York Giants team that won Super Bowl XXI in 1987.
  • Tours of the parish’s historic church will be given by parishioners known as “St. John evangelists” from 3-9 p.m.—except during Masses—from Jan. 27 through Feb. 2. On Feb. 3, tour guides will be available from 1-6 p.m. and 9-11 p.m. And on Feb. 4, tours will be given from 1-5 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.

For more information on events at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Indianapolis in the days leading up to the Super Bowl, log on to www.stjohnsyoungadult.org/events/super-bowl-2012 or check out the parish’s Facebook page or Twitter feed.

Daily Prayer Intentions

The archdiocesan Office of Young Adult and Catholic Campus Ministry is inviting Super Bowl visitors to offer prayers for specific daily intentions from Jan. 27 through Feb. 5. The intentions, which all Catholics are also invited to pray for, are:

  • Jan. 27—For a warm welcome and for the safety of all visitors to our city.
  • Jan. 28—For the homeless of our city, that they may be treated with dignity and respect as brothers and sisters in Christ.
  • Jan. 29—For the protection and dignity of all human life, especially for all families and children who will be involved at any level during this week of the Super Bowl.
  • Jan. 30—For the protection and dignity of all human life, especially for all women that they may be treated with the respect they deserve as daughters of our heavenly Father.
  • Jan. 31—For the protection and dignity of all human life from conception to natural death.
  • Feb. 1—For the protection and dignity of all human life, especially for the elimination of human trafficking in our city.
  • Feb. 2—That all people may celebrate these 10 days in a peaceful, non-violent way, giving glory to God in all things.
  • Feb. 3—For the broken, addicted and suffering, that they may know God’s healing, especially through reconciliation.
  • Feb. 4—For an increase in the virtue of temperance and self-control, especially during these times of celebration, that everything may reflect the glory of God in all people.
  • Feb. 5—That God’s abundant grace will draw more people back to his holy Church.

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