Wanted: Readers’ memories to help celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis

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Your help is needed to mark the celebration of the 175th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

As part of the anniversary observance, The Criterion is inviting you to share the stories of how your Catholic faith has shaped your life, your faith and your family.

Maybe you have a story of how your Catholic education has made a difference to your future.

Maybe there is a moment from playing or coaching for your parish team in the Catholic Youth Organization that stands out to you.

Maybe you have a story of a favorite teacher, coach, priest, or religious sister or brother who influenced you.

Maybe there is a moment when you drew closer to your faith because of your involvement with your parish and school community.

Or maybe you have a story about how you saw the face of God in others through your volunteer efforts, or how Catholic Charities and other archdiocesan agencies offered you help and hope when you needed it.

Share with us your favorite memories of parish festivals, Christmas Masses and Easter mornings.

Share with us what it has been like to be a Catholic at different stages in your life and at different periods of time in Indiana.

The anniversary celebration of our archdiocese is best marked by the faith-filled people who look to God for their hope and salvation. Your stories and the stories of your ancestors reflect the way the Church has grown in central and southern Indiana for 175 years.

We’d love to share those memories. We ask that you try to keep the stories at 250 words or less.

Please send your stories to The Criterion, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202. Or you can e-mail your story to criterion@archindy.org. Please include the words “Anniversary Story” on the envelope or in the e-mail heading. †

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