Also in the month of May, 2017, was a highlight of our spiritual life at Holy Angels. Eight of our beloved youths received the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, the Body and Blood of the Risen Christ, for the first time. Following the mass at Marian University Chapel, a reception was held in Waldon Hall at our Holy Angels School and Parish Center.
Subject to final approvals from the Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Holy Angels plans to build our new Church home on the site of our original structure on the Northwest Corner of 28th and Martin Luther King Streets.
This new edifice will be a modest but current worship space for 396, plus seating for up to 40 in the Gospel Choir. It is planned to cover 7500 total square feet including a brick and stone exterior, liturgical facilities, gathering space, modern audio visual equipment, environmentally friendly heating, air conditioning and lighting, permanent baptismal font, adequate restrooms, and accents from our 100+ year old former Church.
The new Church represents an investment of approximately $1.3 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.
HCO Architects have done the initial design work. Following a meeting with Archdiocesan committees in Mid-August 2017, our architects have been asked to prepare detailed designs for final review by the Archdiocese in October of this year. Subject to their approval, we anticipate the proposed project will be submitted to Indianapolis Archbishop Charles C. Thompson in December 2017. Subject to the Archbishop’s approval, we intend to submit the project for construction bids in January or February of 2018, hoping to break ground by April. (All calendar dates are tentative.)
Although we have over half 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 as soon as possible.
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.
Following the mission given us by (now) Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, Holy Angels continues its new tradition of reaching out to the Near Northwest Neighborhoods along the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King corridor, and to the larger Indianapolis community. This year’s festival of family-friendly music, food, and fun appears to have been a tremendous success in terms of outreach, and hopefully will show modest progress in fundraising. We were unable to capture everyone who gave of their time, talent, and treasure, but we thank all of our Holy Angels family and friends. Click individual photos to view larger size. Additional photos and comments can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/holyangelsindy/
(Thanks also to Eugene Hawkins who contributed several of the photos here and on our Facebook page.)