Seminarians of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis
Christian life is about loving and serving as Jesus taught and did. Those called to serve God and the Christian community as bishops, priests, deacons and lay ecclesial ministers have Christ's invitation to love God's people with an unfailing "fatherly" love, rooted in their own dedication to the Lord and His gospel.
St. Jude wishes to provide support to parishioners discerning a religious or lay vocational call for their lives. Our parish priest and lay ecclesial staff members are always available to meet with parishioners to help guide them in their discernment process. Please call our Pastor at the Parish Center at 317-786-4371 for more information and discussion. Those considering entering the priesthood or a religious vocation, please contact the Archdiocesan Vocation Office at 317-236-1490.
The Archdiocese web site below offers updated information regarding all religious communities. If you are discerning a religious life, you should receive the sacraments, pray daily, meet with a spiritual director, and visit different communities. Vocations events and "Come and See Weekends" can also be found on the Archdiocese website at: http://www.archindy.org/heargodscall/. For a complete listing of all religious women and men orders, visit the Archdiocese website for General Statistics at: http://www.archindy.org/stats/index.html
One of the many wonderful video’s available on the Internet is from one of the priests of the Archdiocese, Father Dan Atkins, former associate at St. Jude. Please view: A Desire Of My Heart: http://vimeo.com/43192430
Women Religious Orders serving in the ArchIndy: http://www.archindy.org/directory/women-religious.html
Men Religious Orders serving in the ArchIndy: http://www.archindy.org/directory/men-religious.html
Priests of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis link: http://www.archindy.org/staff/priests/index.html
Deacons of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis link: http://www.archindy.org/staff/deacon/index.html
Seminarians of the ArchIndy: http://www.archindy.org/heargodscall/seminarians.html
Vocations Discernment link: www.diocesanpriest.com
Video of Sister Tracey Horan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZpkc-fqUY0
Article about Sister Susan Reuber: https://www.archindy.org/criterion/local/2019/11-01/s-separated.html
Some are Called to Serve the Lord and Serve their Country too. The Vocation of being a Military Chaplain with The Military Archdiocese is also an option to consider:
The Archdiocese for the Military Services Vocations: https://www.milarch.org/vocations/