On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, a years-old dream was realized for our urban Catholic parish. A new church building was duly dedicated and is now open for worship and other ministries of the Catholic Church in the near Northwest area of Indianapolis.
This new edifice is a modest but current worship space for approximately 300, including seating for up to 40 in the Gospel Choir. It occupies approximately 7,000 square feet, includes a brick and stone exterior, liturgical facilities, gathering space, environmentally friendly heating, air conditioning and lighting, adequate restrooms, and will soon include modern audio visual equipment, permanent baptismal font, and accents from our 100+ year old former Church.
The new Church represents an investment of approximately $1.7 million on behalf of the Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis in the near-Northwest neighborhood of Indianapolis along the Dr. M. L. King corridor. It will anchor the Holy Angels Campus including Holy Angels School and other ministries and services within and to the community.
The new church is now open for Holy Angels mass and other liturgical activities. Until further notice, masks are required. Several finishing tasks are still to be completed. Likewise, attendance for the dedication mass had to be limited due to COVID restrictions. A complete video of the dedication is available at https://youtu.be/xbvDHGs_0kU. There will be additional dedication masses intended to accommodate additional parishioners, and our friends, volunteers, and other contributors, which we hope will coincide with further enhancements to our worship space. Sign ups (please use only one date) are as follows:
Donor Dedication Mass #2– August 21, 2021, 4:00 PM
Donor Dedication Mass #3 – September 8, 2021, 6:00 PM
Donor Dedication Mass #4 – October 2, 2021, 4:00 PM
Although we have most of the planned budget on deposit, and have the full amount pledged, donations are still needed and are being gratefully accepted from friends and the public. Parishioners are encouraged to complete payment of any remaining pledge balances or to confirm as soon as possible, their intent to complete their pledges in writing.
Inquiries may be addressed to the parish office at 317 926-3324.
More on our fundraising efforts at Building A New Church With Living Stones.