Spiritual Life Ministry

Mass Coordinators

Contact: Patti Collins 

The Mass coordinators are individuals who make sure everything and everyone needed is in place prior to and following the weekend Mass celebrations. Coordinators assist “behind the scenes” in regards to setting up for Mass and the start of the opening procession, assuring that gift bearers are present in a timely manner and many other details to enable Christ’s presence as our parish members gather to celebrate the Eucharist together.


Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Contact: PCollins@stjudeindy.org - 786-4371

Those who wish to assist in distributing the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass are given a short training session and are commissioned prior to serving. A schedule is made out which usually spans three months at a time. It is open to all adult Catholics who are in full communion with the Church, including those high school students who have been confirmed. The number of times you will minister will depend on what Mass you prefer and how many ministers are available for that time.



Contact: PCollins@stjudeindy.org - 786-4371

For those who have an interest in sharing the word of God and making the readings come alive for the congregation, this ministry is for you. The lector coordinators will provide the instructions and materials and will schedule readers for the Mass time that you prefer.


Greeters/Gift Bearers

Contact: PCollins@stjudeindy.org - 786-4371

Greeters offer a warm welcome as people enter the doors to celebrate the Eucharist. For some people, this could be the first smile and only smile of the day. Greeters also represent the parish community gathered by carrying forward the bread and wine at the Offertory and helping the ushers distribute bulletins after Mass. This ministry is available to all families, single parishioners, couples and parish groups. It is a wonderful way, especially for new members and those who want to participate in a ministry but are not comfortable with the others offered, to get to know people and become involved. Scheduling is done by your Mass preference and for special occasions.



Contact: PCollins@stjudeindy.org - 786-4371

The ushers assist with seating, the collecting of offerings and assuring the smooth flow of people who receive communion. They also distribute the bulletins after Mass and tend to any other details that may need attention at our liturgy celebrations and are on hand for emergencies. Scheduling is arranged by Mass preference and commitment time depends on the number of ushers available.


Servers and Server Emcee’s

Contact: Patti Collins - 786-4371 or PCollins@stjudeindy.org 

Servers have the privilege of assisting the priest during the Mass. They are trained as early as 6th grade at St. Jude and may continue to serve for as long as they live.  Although we usually see our grade school students serving, we encourage our servers to continue on through high school.  Server emcee’s are usually high school servers who are expected to be especially familiar with the ordinary ceremonies of the Mass, as well as any special requirements that may arise from time to time, page at various points of the Mass, handling incense when it is used, and arranging the sacred vessels on the altar for the Liturgy of the Eucharist when the Deacon is not present.  Training for emcee’s is coordinated by the Deacon.



Contact: Patti Collins - 786-4371 or PCollins@stjudeindy.org 

This ministry is especially devoted to creating an environment that emphasizes the particular Church season and/or special liturgy celebrations. This ministry also strives to provide a clean and inviting environment in which we can come together to worship and praise God.

Morning Communion Service Ministers

Contact: Bil Danner - 786-4371or bdanner@stjudeindy.org

A short Communion Service is offered on Mondays at 7:00 a.m., 7:20 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. in the Place of Reservation. Services are also held at regular Mass times if there is no Mass that day. Ministers are needed to lead these services one week at a time on a rotating basis.

MASS TIMES -Check our bulletin for updates

Saturday Mass 5 p.m.
Sunday Mass 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
Weekday Masses 6 p.m. Tues. and Thurs., 8:30 a.m. Wed.  and Fri.

Holy Day Mass See Bulletin

Reconciliation Tuesday & Thursday 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.Saturday 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.Anytime by appointment.

(317) 786-4371

5353 McFarland Rd., Indianapolis, IN  46227