Statement of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis Regarding Holy Week (March 24, 2020)
As a faithful Catholic community, first and foremost, we provide for the spiritual and pastoral needs of the faithful. Additionally, as members of the broader community, we are committed to participating in the larger response by our cities and state. The decision of Archbishop Thompson and all Indiana bishops to dispense Catholics from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass, as well as the canceling or curtailing of all other liturgical events and gatherings, was based on the CDC and state government guidelines.
We must continue to pray and support those most vulnerable – the poor, those with less stable employment, and parents who need to work and are unable to find childcare. In a special way, we want to support the elderly, sick and those who are homebound who may feel isolated and lonely. In the spirit of Lent, we must embrace the works of mercy with zeal and to practice a spirit of gratitude and generosity to others, whether it be using our time to pray, giving to our parish offertory, or donating to the United Catholic Appeal.
We are committed to continuing the good work of the Church and to provide a sense of calmness through our faith in Christ. We want to thank each of you for the many ways you support our mission, and ask that you please continue to financially support the work of our Church. Our parish is dependent upon your weekly financial gifts to continue its ministries in this critical time of crisis. Please use this time to transition to online giving using this link: https://www.ssppc.org/donate, or mail your weekly offertory donations to the parish. We thank you for your continued generosity during this challenging time.
COVID-19 Prayer Card from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary on the granting of special Indulgences to the faithful in the current pandemic (March 20, 2020)
Magnificat - Offering free access to online version during COVID-19 pandemic
Catholic Radio Indy has several ways that you can hear Mass every day including Sundays during the Corona Virus situation. The Mass is heard live every day at 8 AM. No matter where you live, you can hear this Mass. If you live in or around Indianapolis, you can hear it at 89.1 FM. If you live in Hamilton County, you can hear it at 90.9 FM, or in Anderson, Indiana at 98.3 FM. According to Station Manager, Jim Ganley, during the current quarantine situation, they will also be airing a special Mass at 6 PM each evening during the crisis.
Even if you don’t live in any of these areas, you can hear Catholic Radio Indy programming one of these ways. On your computer, you can hear live-streaming 24 hours a day at: www.CatholicRadioIndy.org. On your cellphone, you can simply dial 605-562-9822 and listen. The call is free if you have unlimited minutes on your cell plan. If you have a “Smart-Speaker” device, simply say, “Alexa, play Catholic Radio Indy.”
Also, you can see and hear the Mass any day, at any time, on-demand 24 hours a day, courtesy of Catholic TV, if you go to www.CatholicRadioIndy.org and click on the Daily Mass link near the top of the website.
Catholic Radio Indy Interview with Archbishop Charles C. Thompson (March 23, 2020)
Video message from Archbishop Charles C. Thompson (March 17, 2020)
Video message from Fr. Patrick Beidelman, Cathedral Rector (March 17, 2020)
SAT EVENING: 5:00 PM
SUN MORNING: 10:30 AM
MON-FRI: 5:15 PM with confessions immediately following Mass.