Lord we pray "Help me to continually increase parish vitality and reflect the presence of Christ in the world."

The Carpenter's Bench Blog

The Carpenter's Bench Blog

Letter to FDA Urging Ethical COVID Vaccines

Posted by Patty Arthur

As our nation works to defend itself from the deadly Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), wewrite to express our gratitude to you and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for all of its effortsto combat the virus and to ask for your help to ensure that Americans will have access ... Read More »

Second Collections for Seminarians

Posted by Patty Arthur

Seminarian Second Collection   Next weekend is the annual Seminarian Second Collections.  There is not an envelope in the parish envelope mailing.  Please feel free to donate by sending your donation to the parish at 1401 S. Mickley Ave. Indianapolis, IN or by using the methods listed below.  You ... Read More »

Covid-19 Vaccines From Cells of Aborted Babies

Posted by Patty Arthur

Among the dozens of vaccines currently in development, some are being produced using old cell lines that were created from the cells of aborted babies.

There is NO NEED to further exploit the bodies of aborted children.

Other cell lines or processes that do not involve cells from abortions ... Read More »

God's Unfathomable Mercy

Posted by Patty Arthur

Through St. Faustina, the Merciful Savior has given the aching world new channels for the outpouring of His grace. These new channels include the Image of The Divine Mercy, the Feast of Mercy (Divine Mercy Sunday), the Chaplet, the Novena to The Divine Mercy, and prayer at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, the Hour of ... Read More »

The greater the sinner, the greater the right he has to My mercy. (Diary 723)

Posted by Patty Arthur

  April 19, 2020 is Divine Mercy Sunday

"I shall sing forever the Lord's mercy" (Ps 89 [88]). This Sunday is popularly known as Divine Mercy Sunday. Between 1930 and 1938 Christ appeared to Sister Faustina, a Sister of Mercy in Poland who initiated the Divine Mercy devotion. She ... Read More »

What are my Choices for Housing as I Grow Older?

Posted by Patty Arthur

As we age our housing needs change.  We may consider such things as Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long Term Care and other types of care and assistance.  The link below describes different types of care and gives the ability to search by zip code for what is available in ... Read More »

Guide to Senior Care Affordability and Financial Resource in Indianapolis

Posted by Patty Arthur

Seniors, disabled and low income - do you need help with medical costs and other assistance? See the website at this link for resources. https://www.payingforseniorcare.com/indiana/indianapolis

Home Mission Appeal

Posted by Patty Arthur

This weekend, St. Joseph and St. Ann will take up the collection for the Home Mission Appeal.

I thought the following blog post by Bishop Paul D. Etienne, of the Diocese of Cheyenne and a former priest of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis may be of interest. Bishop Etienne says, "the ... Read More »

St. Joseph and St. Ann Co-Sponsor A Life Planning Seminar to be held at Crestwood Village West

Posted by Patty Arthur

A Life Planning Seminar will be held on April 17 at 2:00 PM at Crestwood Village West (in the Ballroom) located at 230 Welcome Way Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46214 (near Girls School and Rockville Rd.) Topics include: Medical Ethics - End of Life Issues:  A video presentation produced by Lafayette Diocese; ... Read More »

St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Giveaway

Posted by Karen Ferris

St. Joseph’s St. Vincent de Paul Society is up to their usual tricks this Advent Season!  They are collecting gifts, food and money to help those in need in the local community surrounding our parish.  Each Christmas they distribute gifts to children and food baskets to families in need.  ... Read More »