Family Life and Social Concerns | Holy Name
89 N. 17th Ave.
Beech Grove, IN 46107

Family Life and Social Concerns

Gabriel Project

gabriel projectThis ministry serves the needs of soon-to-be mothers experiencing a difficult time during pregnancy especially in the area of material needs. This pro-life ministry seeks to promote a Culture of Life by generously loving and supporting women that otherwise may be pressured into having an abortion.

Gift of Time:  As needs arise
Contact:  Alison Carr at or

Helping Hands


Helping Hand Mistry began in January of 2012 with the completion of MOMS circle one.

This ministry provides warm home-cooked meals to parishioners. The ministry team cooks and delivers meals to your home when a need arises. Please do not hesitate to call the parish office (317)784-5454 if you or someone you know could benefit from this ministry.

If you would like to serve as the coordinator of this ministry please call the parish office.

Mercy Meals


This ministry helps ease family and friends through the loss of a loved one by serving a meal in Hartman Hall or the Parish Life Center Conference Room following the funeral liturgy and cemetery interment. Several volunteers prepare meats, side dishes and desserts, and new volunteers are always welcome. All the food is donated by parishioners.

Gift of Time:  As needs arise
Training:  No training required
Contact:  Ruth Koers at  317-784-8982  or
Alice Payne at 317-438-5509

Over 50 Group

All parishioners over 50 years of age are welcome and invited to attend Mass and lunch the third Wednesday of every month. This group’s mission is to foster spiritual life, fellowship, and a sense of belonging within the parish community. One volunteer is needed each month for one hour to make arrangements.

Contact:  Helena Rudolf

Respect Life

Respect Life Committee This committee exists to educate and inform parishioners about social justice issues such as abortion, death penalty, and rights of the elderly and disabled. All are welcome & the youth are especially encouraged to join!

Contact: Karen Alley at 317-727-3987 or if interested in joining.

St. Vincent DePaul Society

stvincentdepaulSt. Vincent DePaul Society (SVdP) helps those in need by providing emergency food, clothes, and household items to people in our parish and surrounding areas. This ministry requests donations through announcements in the bulletin (Blanket Sunday, canned food drives, “The Giving Tree,” etc.). In addition to donations, volunteers are needed every third Saturday at the food pantry in Indianapolis from 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM, and about every six weeks on Saturday mornings at the distribution center. Volunteers are always greatly appreciated!

Gift of Time:  As needs arise
Contact:  Don Glowinski at 317-865-3474