Parish Life

Parish Life

PARISH LIFE COMMISSION

Contact: Carol Wehlage (317) 566-8137

carol@seemac.com

The Commission is responsible for building a vibrant parish life and providing social opportunities for the Little Flower Parish Community.

 

HEALTH MINISTRY

Contact: Peggy Clegg     317-357-8352, ext 32

pclegg@littleflowerparish.org

Parish Health Ministry is an opportunity for the church to affirm the connection between faith and health, and to care for each person in mind, body, and spirit. Many different parish organizations are involved in this ministry through a variety of activities such as hospital visits, nursing home visits, Communion to homebound parishioners, (Christopher Ministry), bereavement support groups, Functional Fitness (sponsored by the Athletic Association), semi-annual Blood Drive (sponsored by the Parish Life Commission), Family Bike Rides (sponsored by the Men’s Club), monthly blood pressure checks, and educational speakers on various topics to name just a few. There is some collaboration in this ministry with our cohort parishes, Holy Spirit Parish and Our Lady of Lourdes. Occasionally all three parishes will sponsor a “lunch and learn” for the Eastside Catholic Community. Parish Health ministry is primarily holistic, rather than clinical, and combines skill of Pastoral Care.

 

ADVENTURESOME GROUP/SENIOR MINISTRY

Contact: Peggy Clegg     317-357-8352, ext 32

pclegg@littleflowerparish.org

Do you like to eat? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Are you recently retired and looking for things to do? Do you like to learn new things? Do you like to play games? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may want to start attending the Adventuresome Group. This group meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month following the 11:00 a.m. Mass. Lunch is always included and following lunch there is usually a guest speaker or an activity scheduled. Occasionally the group will go on a field trip!

 

CHRISTOPHER MINISTRY

Contact: Peggy Clegg     317-357-8352, ext 32

pclegg@littleflowerparish.org

Remember St. Christopher? He’s the saint that protects us on our journeys. How many of you still have a St. Christopher medal adorning your car? The Christopher Ministry is a group of parishioners dedicated to being “Christophers,” which literally means “Christ Bearers”. Each of us is called by our baptism to bear Christ’s presence to one another. Many men and women in our parish have special needs and would appreciate the presence of Christ borne to them. This includes, but is not limited to, taking Communion to our homebound parishioners, sending cards to ill or homebound parishioners, taking a parishioner to church or to a doctor appointment, or preparing a meal for a parishioner after a hospital stay.

 

WELCOMING COMMITTEE

Contact: Peggy Clegg     317-357-8352, ext 32

pclegg@littleflowerparish.org

Would you like an opportunity to share with others what you like about Little Flower Parish? Perhaps it’s our school, the Ladies Club or Men’s Club, the many holiday celebrations we have such as our Halloween Party, Christmas Party, or Advent Family Night, maybe it’s our RCIA program, or our liturgies. If you want to brag about our parish, then you might want to think about becoming a member of the Welcoming Committee. Once a month, this group will host a New Parishioner Registration after each weekend Mass. This is a time when people who might be interested in joining our parish may begin the registration process. In addition to this, current members have the opportunity to let us know if there are changes in phone numbers, e-mail address, or home address.  Members of this committee also get the opportunity to call newly registered parishioners to answer any questions that they might have about LF and also to welcome them to the parish. All new parishioners receive a New Parishioner Packet from the parish office and a welcome to Little Flower card from the Parish Life Commission.

 

RESPECT LIFE COMMITTEE

Contact: Peg Kramer     317-625-4060

remark47@sbcglobal.net

The goal of the Respect Life Committee is to educate and update parishioners on the Church’s stand that ALL human life must be respected from the moment of conception to natural death. Issues of focus are abortion, adoption, death penalty, euthanasia, and sex trafficking. We meet on the odd number months on the 2nd Wednesday at the Parish Center.

 

GABRIEL MINISTRY

Contact: Anita Moody     317-918-0997

moodyak1@yahoo.com

The Gabriel Project is a confidential and compassionate outreach to women who are distressed over an unplanned pregnancy. Our parish community responds in a loving manner to meet the needs of the mother-to-be, witnessing to the infinite and healing love of God. A trained “Angel” from our church supports the woman’s choice for life through friendship, encouragement and prayer. We provide practical help in finding community resources to help them meet their needs. We also activate our parish to help in many ways such as donating baby supplies and helping organize our storage unit.

 

LADIES CLUB AND ALTAR SOCIETY

Contact: Rita Chapman     317-709-7879

midwestmrs@att.net

Historically known as the Altar Society, the Club exists to support the Church’s efforts to beautify and maintain the sanctuary. We hold fundraisers throughout the year and present the Church with our earnings annually. We also have FUNraisers to encourage camaraderie and support between the women of the parish. The monthly meetings (the first Thursday of most months) are a time to gather and get to know one another and conduct the business of the Club. All women are invited to become members and participate as time allows. There is something for every woman in the parish in the LFLC!

 

MEN’S CLUB

Contact: Rick Fischer     317-502-2982

Fischer6266@gmail.com 

Over the past couple of years, the Little Flower Men’s Club has re-formed and has been busy growing its membership, supporting the parish and each other as we grow in faith, family, and fellowship. Whether you are looking for a way to participate in parish activities or if you are just wanting to get to know other men in the parish, the Men’s Club is a great way to do either.

 

The Men’s Club is responsible for the parish Lenten fish frys. You may also be aware of other projects in which the Men’s Club has been involved over the past year: helping keep the parish grounds in order – especially clearing it of snow prior to Mass, tailgating for athletic events, and staffing the Mother’s Day breakfast. You may not be aware, however, that members of the Men’s Club have also enjoyed a number of social outings as well: social hours following our monthly meetings, going to sporting events, and getting together to play cards. There’s something for everyone in the Little Flower Men’s Club; we hope you’ll consider joining us as our group continues to grow and do good for the parish, the community, and God.

 

FUNERAL LUNCHEON COMMITTEE

Contact: Mandie Wade (317) 410-5762

mandie9906@yahoo.com

Volunteers bake, cook, set up, and serve the “Mercy Meal” provided for families in the Parish Center following funerals.

 

COFFEE AND DOUGHNUTS

Contacts: Shannon Estrada – 317-294-7163, Mike Haigerty – 317-790-9150, Mandie Wade – 317-410-5762

sestrada@kandkfence.com, mandie9906@yahoo.com  

Coffee and doughnuts are served after the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday mornings in the Social Hall (School Cafeteria) for fellowship and community-building for parishioners. This is supported by a free-will offering which is greatly appreciated.