Mission statement of the archdiocese

We, the Church in central and southern Indiana, called to faith and salvation in Jesus Christ in the Roman Catholic tradition, strive to live the Gospel by:

  • Worshiping God in word and sacrament
  • Learning, teaching, and sharing our faith
  • Serving human needs

We commit ourselves to generosity and to the responsible use of our spiritual and material resources.


  • Prayer and spiritual growth
  • Lifelong learning and sharing our faith
  • Parish and family, the individual and community
  • Compassion and respect for human life and all creation
  • Justice and consistent moral standards
  • Pro-active leadership and shared responsibility
  • Vital presence in urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods
  • Stewardship


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