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Pastor's Corner

Happy Easter St. Monica and Welcome!

Posted Apr 16, 2017

On behalf of our community I would like to offer a heartfelt welcome to all visitors with us this weekend! We are happy that you could celebrate with us in our new Church. If you are new to the Catholic Church or haven’t been to church for a while, please join us or let us help you find a ...

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A New Beginning for St. Monica Parish

Posted Apr 08, 2017

As we enter into this time of celebrating the life, death, and resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ we also celebrate as a community our new life and a new beginning for us as a parish community as we enter our newly designed church. This is also a time of gratitude for us and there are some ...

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Celebrating the Joy of Being Missionary Disciples

Posted Apr 02, 2017

As we come to the conclusion of our Encuentro process in this Lenten season and prepare for our return to the Church, I would like share with you something I encountered this past week that captures the spirit of what Encuentro is all about. This past weekend we had a funeral for a ...

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“Bearing Fruits of New Life”

Posted Mar 26, 2017

The theme of this week’s Encuentro / Encountering Christ sessions is “Bearing Fruits of New Life”.  This seems to be an appropriate reflection as we draw closer to our Easter season.  It has been over a year and a half that we have been out of the church and ...

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Walking Together With Jesus

Posted Mar 19, 2017

Greetings St. Monica! Today as we celebrate the Third Sunday of Lent, we also enter the third week of the Encuentro experience at St. Monica.  The theme this week is “Walking Together with Jesus.”  In the first two weeks we were encouraged to notice how Jesus has ...

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With Words and Actions

Posted Mar 12, 2017

Greetings St. Monica! The Theme for this week in our Lenten Encounter / Encuentro series is “With Words and Actions, Do It!” Last week we were reminded of our call to a loving encounter with Jesus Christ and to try to experience Christ in the people around us. Despite the title, this ...

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Called to be Christ to and see Christ in others

Posted Mar 06, 2017

There is an interesting and good tension that we ought to have in our image of Jesus Christ as proclaimers of His Gospel. We are called to both be Christ to others and encounter Him in others. We should see the face of Christ in everyone we meet and also be Christ to everyone we meet. When we seek ...

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An Invitation for Lent 2017

Posted Feb 26, 2017

Greetings St. Monica! Lent is only a few days away (and so is our return to our church space!) This Lenten season I am asking our parish to participate in the V Encuentro/Encounter that is being offered by the Archdiocese and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. They have a website ...

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A Special Invitation from Father Todd As We Prepare to Enter our New Church

Posted Feb 19, 2017

In 1992 when our present sanctuary was built to accommodate the growing membership of St. Monica parish, all parishioners were invited to write a personal prayer on the floor of the sanctuary before the carpet went down.  The same invitation was extended in 2009 when we replaced the carpet. ...

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Possible delay in returning to church

Posted Feb 12, 2017

Greetings St, Monica! Here is a summary of some of the points I made in this past Sunday’s homily, with a correction of the Scripture verse I offered. Entering the Church We still would like to be in the Church by Easter. However, there are two things that could possibly delay this; ...

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“…Just so, your light must shine before others (Matt 5:16)”

Posted Feb 05, 2017

This past weekend was a great one filled with many activities and worship centered on the proclamation of the Gospel. It was a great example of what is possible when we work together and share in our common mission to build the Kingdom of God. Here are just a few of the activities that I was ...

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Celebrating Catholic Education at St. Monica!

Posted Jan 29, 2017

This week we begin Catholic Schools Week in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and begin our celebration of it here with an open house today from 11-3pm. There will be other activities for the students during the week, but I would like to share with you some great things about our school and why you ...

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