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St. Joseph Catholic Church

1401 South Mickley Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46241


[email protected]



Saint Joseph Catholic Church

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 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!


Update (08/03/2020): "While commending our pastors and pastoral life coordinators who have gone to great lengths to assure safe worship spaces in our churches, due to the increase in the COVID-19 cases in our state, the Indiana bishops have decided to extend the dispensation from the obligation of Sunday Mass attendance beyond August 15 until November 1, 2020, unless further developments determine otherwise."

October 25, 2020

 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time


Special Thanks and Appeal from Father

Video taped at St. Susanna - applies also to St. Joseph

Mass Times

Weekend Mass: The rosary is prayed before the weekend Masses.
Saturday - 4 pm
Sunday - 11:30 am

Weekday Mass:
Monday - Friday - 5:45 pm

Holy Day Mass: See inside of St. Joseph's Weekly Bulletin Insert for Mass times.

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

Mass is celebrated at Neighbor Care
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

PLEASE NOTE: Regular Mass times have resumed following the Covid-19 suspension of public Mass. Please bring a lawn chair for weekend Mass as it may be celebrated outside.

Recurring Parish Activities

Altar Society - 1st Tues. monthly at 7 p.m. Sept. through May (excluding Dec. and Jan)

  • SCRIP Cards - 2nd weekend monthly after all Masses

Cursillo Men - 3rd Mon. monthly at 7 p.m.

Cursillo Women - 3rd Mon. monthly at 6:30 p.m.

Feed the Hungry - weekly on Thurs. from 6-7 p.m. except Thanksgiving Day

First Friday Devotion - monthly from 4-6 p.m.

Harvest House Seniors - 2nd Wed. monthly at Noon Sept. through May (ON HOLD)

Health Ministry – 3rd Tues. monthly at 1 p.m. Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group Meeting

Men’s Club - 3rd Tues. monthly at 7 p.m.

  • Euchre Party - 2nd Fri. monthly at 7 p.m.

Parish Council - 3rd Thurs. monthly at 7 p.m. Sept. through May

RCIA - Wed. at 7 p.m. Sept. through April

Seeds of Hope Board Meeting – 4th Tues. monthly 6-8 p.m.

SVDP - 2nd Tues. monthly at 7 p.m. (meeting at Lanctot’s)

Third Thursday Adoration – monthly from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


NEWAudio Drama of the Gospel of John

40 Days for Life Fall 2020 Campaign

40 Days for Life - Indianapolis Fall 2020 Campaign dates will be September 23 to November 1.  For more information visit https://www.40daysforlife.com/indianapolis.


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 [email protected]  

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

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.

  • We are celebrating Mass
  • Bring a lawn chair - we may celebrate Mass outside
  • Bring a mask
  • Bring hand sanitizer for before and after communion

Health Practices For and During Mass  

  • Those who are 65 and over and those with high-risk health conditions should remain home.  
  • Clean hands thoroughly before coming to Mass
  • Pews will be filled keeping an empty pew row between filled pews.  A 'filled pew' must meet social distancing guidelines of 6 feet between households.  
  • If possible, bring your own personal hand sanitizer for use during Mass, especially before and after Holy Communion.  
  • Facial masks are encouraged but not required during Mass.  Eucharistic Ministers will be asked to wear masks during distribution of Holy Communion.  
  • Volunteers will clean and sanitize pews and restrooms between services. 
  • Those concerned about receiving Holy Communion are not obligated to do so, and can choose not to receive until they are more comfortable.  
  • Holy Communion from the chalice for the faithful remains suspended until further notice.  
  • Receiving Holy Communion in the hand is highly encouraged during this time (as opposed to receiving on the tongue).  
  • The physical exchange of the sign of peace and the holding of hands during the Lord's Prayer is suspended.
  • There will be no social gathering or mingling before or following Mass.

The dispensation from the obligation to participate at Mass on Sundays is extended in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis until further notice. Details can be found here.


Visit the Vietnamese Community online here.

Visit our partner parish St. Susanna online here.

Watch Mass via Catholic TV here.

View, download and print our March calendar here.

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




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

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 [email protected].

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.


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.

ALSO NOTE: Our Parish Secretary Patty Arthur has a high risk health condition and is working from home until further notice. She can be reached Monday through Friday at 317-244-9002 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may also leave a voice message other times and your call will be returned as soon as possible.