Welcome to Saint Joseph Parish!

St. Joseph parish is located on the west side of Indianapolis, near the "old" airport. The mission of St. Joseph’s Parish is to be a loving Catholic community serving the spiritual needs of our parish family and those of our neighbors as we aspire to grow in spirit and service as modeled by our patron, St. Joseph.  Our most valuable strength is our willingness to volunteer our time, talent and treasure.  Let us remember that stewardship is a way of life and that every person and all our individual gifts are blessings from God!

Submit Bulletin Announcements to: stjosephschurch@hotmail.com

Do you need to enroll your child in preparation to receive First Holy Communion or the Sacrament of Confirmation? Scroll down for registration information. 

Visit the Vietnamese Community online here.

Visit our partner parish St. Susanna online here.

Sign-up for our Carpenter's Bench E-Blast Newsletter here.

Watch Mass via Catholic TV here.

View, download and print our July Calendar here.

View, download and print our August calendar here.

View, download and print our Children's Religious Education Calendar here. 

  • Are you Pregnant? Confused? Need Help? 
    Gabriel Project is here to help you! Call Linda at 317-213-4778.

We offer someone who will listen to you and support you. Someone who will stand by you. We also have baby items – clothing, diapers, wipes and some equipment to help with your new baby.  

  • Are you Hurting from Abortion?

Suffering is the untold story of abortion. Grief after abortion is normal — it is the grief of a mother who has lost a child in a traumatic way; it is the grief of lost fatherhood. We are here to help you experience the hope and healing of Christ. To speak confidentially to someone who cares - call (317) 452-0054 or visit Begin to Hope Again to begin your healing journey. 

Traveling? Go to https://catholicmasstime.org/ to find Mass times in your area of travel.

First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

xjz18ztd7otnqoid3d1ca7xa5bl.pngDo you want to enroll your child in preparation classes for First Holy Communion and the Sacrament of Confirmation?

1.  You will need to provide the Parish Secretary with a copy of your child's baptismal certificate.

2.  You will need to complete the Sacrament Registration Form found here

3.  To turn in your Baptismal Certificate or if you have questions, please contact Patty Arthur, Parish Secretary at 317-244-9002 (if no answer, please leave a message) or e-mail patty.arthur@aol.com.

Mass Times

Weekend Mass: The rosary is prayed before the weekend Masses.
Sunday - 8 am & 11:30 am
Coffee and donuts are served after 8 am Mass September through May.

Weekday Mass:
Monday - Friday - 5:45 pm

Holy Day Mass: See inside of bulletin for Mass times.

Vietnamese Mass:
Sunday - 9:30 am and 1 pm

Mass is celebrated at Crestwood West
230 Welcome Way Blvd. - in the Ballroom
every Wednesday at 10 am

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Monday from 5:20 to 5:40 pm
or by appointment

Third Thursday Adoration each month from 11 am - 7 pm

First Friday Devotions are held each month from 4 pm - 6 pm

Weekend Homily

 

Click the image to listen to an audio of our weekend homily.

Weekly Bulletin Inserts

Beginning with the week of August 26, 2018, St. Joseph's bulletin has changed format. We are printing a separate St. Joseph's Weekly Insert to go inside the Shared bulletin. Our Weekly Insert can be viewed, downloaded and printed by clicking on the image to the left.

Follow the Liturgical Year

Liturgical Year 2018-2019, Vol. 5: Ordinary Time after Easter by Jennifer Gregory Miller and Darden Brock (editors)

This fifth volume of the 2018-2019 Liturgical Year series covers the first half of the long stretch of Ordinary Time between Pentecost and Advent (the 9th through the 21st weeks, from June 10 – August 31), providing a rich set of resources for families to use in living the liturgical year in the domestic church. Resources include biographies of the saints to match each feast day, histories of the various celebrations and devotions, spirituality, descriptions of customs from around the world, prayers, activities and recipes. The rich array of liturgical year resources on CatholicCulture.org was developed by two family and liturgical year experts, Jennifer Gregory Miller and Darden Brock. In this series, these resources are gathered together in eBooks, with one chapter for each day in the covered period. The body of each chapter includes the main biographical, historical and devotional texts for the day, with links to additional prayers, activities and recipes, and to the daily readings for the Mass. The 2018-2019 Liturgical Year series provides a wonderful way for parents, priests, and religious educators to learn how to get Catholicism into our very bones!

Click here for more.

40 Days for Life Fall 2019 Campaign

40 Days for Life - Indianapolis Fall 2019 Campaign 

St. Joseph and St. Ann will have a prayer presence at the Planned Parenthood location for the Fall Campaign - DETAILS will be updated as they become available.

40 Days for Life is a peaceful, prayerful vigil held outside the Planned Parenthood at 8590 Georgetown Rd. Join pro-lifers from across central Indiana in praying to change hearts and save lives. For more information or to sign up to participate click on the image.

 

40 Days – peaceful, prayerful, and powerful.

Third Thursday Adoration

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held at St. Joseph’s the third Thursday of every month to pray specifically for Gabriel Project  mothers and babies, for an end to abortion and sins against life, for the closing of Clinic for Women abortion facility located at 3607 W. 16th St. and for a return to a “Culture of Life”. For more information contact Patty Arthur, St. Joseph's Pro-life Ministry coordinator at 317-244-9002 or e-mail patty.arthur@aol.com.  

Click on the image above to view, download and print a schedule with monthly dates.

Interested in joining St. Joseph's?

Are you are interested in belonging to a vibrantly active and loving Catholic community, a place that feels like "family", a community that truly feels like "home"? Are you concerned about the needy and elderly poor in the community and have a strong desire to reach out in Christian charity? Do you have a desire to build fellowship with a community seeking to serve the Lord through enriched friendships, an active parish life and God's call to serve? If so then you have found the right parish.

Download and save the Registration Form found here to your computer, complete and submit via e-mail using the "submit" button found in the upper right hand corner of the form. NOTE: You will not be able to submit the form unless you download and save it to your computer.   

I Need to Request a Baptism, First Communion or Confirmation Certificate

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Click on the image to the left to be taken to the Sacrament Certificate Request Form.

Need Help?

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a lay Catholic organization that aspires to live the gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice, hope and joy, and by working to shape a more just and compassionate society.

If you live in the 46241 zip code and need help with food or material assistance we are here to help.

Call St. Joseph's St. Vincent de Paul couple at: 317-981-5613.  

Respect Life Program 2018-2019

EVERY LIFE: Cherished ~ Chosen ~ Sent

What is the Respect Life Program? The annual Respect Life Program is a year-round, nationwide effort to help Catholics understand, value, and become engaged with building a culture that cherishes every human life.

Although sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Respect Life Program is essentially comprised of the efforts of leaders throughout the Church like you—parish priests, staff, and volunteers; teachers and school administrators; diocesan leaders; and so many others.

The U.S. bishops produce these materials to assist you in your efforts. Instead of acting as stand-alone resources, they are designed to be brought to life as tools in your hands. The materials are provided for free by clicking on the image to the left.

 

Tribute to Our Friend and Former Pastor Father Glenn

IndyCar's "Priest in the Pits"

Click on the image below to be taken to an article and more pictures from Catholic Digest.

Click here to listen to "Are you Working to Beat Hell, or Just Working"?

Click here and then scroll down for a memorial slideshow.

Click here to hear bagpipes in honor of Father Glenn (this one is only available if you are on Facebook).

Click here for a special Facebook page "Rest in Peace Father Glenn". You are invited to share memories and photos

Scroll further down to the Irish Blessing image for Father Glenn's special blessing.

The funeral Mass of Father Glenn L. O'Connor will be live-streamed from SS. Peter & Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) on Saturday, March 23, 2019. This will be available to watch in an archived format after the event is over. It can be viewed at www.archindy.org/streaming.

A Special Irish Blessing

Click on the image below to hear Father Glenn's special Irish Blessing.

 

 

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Office Hours

Office hours vary. The Parish Secretary is usually in the office on the following days.

Monday: Hours Vary
Tuesday: 9 am - 12 pm
Wednesday: Office Closed
Thursday: Office Closed
Friday: 11 am - 3 pm

PLEASE NOTE: These hours vary and are subject to change.