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Councils & Ministry Directory

Councils & Ministry Directory

Mission Statement

"Go,therefore, and make disciples of all the nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you until the end of the age."

—Matthew 28:19-20

Parish Councils

Councils play an important role in the life of the parish. Each of these councils meet once a month.

Pastoral Council

The Pastoral Council acts as a consultative body to the pastor and is a primary voice of the community. Through prayer to the Holy Spirit, the Council seeks guidance to discern the needs of the parish, plan solutions, animate the ministries and evaluate parish programs.
Contact: Jeff Hess

Fr. Ted Rothrock
Fr. Dave Newton
Fr. Will Summerlin
Deacon Bill Reid
Roger Helmkamp
Donna Reimer
Jeff Hess
Eric Morris
Elaine Shaw
Sue Bailey
Michael Horrigan
Adrian Casanova
Julia Doyle
Charles Rainey
Kelly Meyer
Richard Reinsch
Michael Weishaar
Joe Striebel

Stewardship Council

The Stewardship Council’s goal is to foster a lifestyle of Biblical stewardship among our parishioners by the means of their Time, Talent and Treasure. The Council meets monthly. Their goal is to engage the parish in prayer, volunteering and tithing.
Contact: Jeff Hines

Steve Elsten
Mike Gabrick
Phil Habing
Jeff Hines
Sue Kershaw
David Lach
Andrea Osborne
Rosanne Ososki
Kay Richmond
Paul Thompson
Chris Wells

Finance Council

This council is charged with creating the budgets under which we operate. Working with the Pastoral Council, they develop future projections and provide the oversight of parish expenditures and accounting services.
Contact: Keith Morton



Parish Ministries

Listed below are all of the ministries offered in the parish with more information and who to contact to get involved with that particular ministry.

Awaken your Faith ™

Wednesdays – Sept. 11 – March 25, 2020 – 1:00-2:30 pm

A Dynamic Spirituality Group for Women

Awaken™ is about Surrounding  yourself with women of all ages – daughters, sisters, and friends who share a desire to learn and grow in their faith while living active lives.

Founded in 2014 by friends Chris and Katie, two busy women with a heart for Jesus and the Church, Awaken takes a casual, encouraging approach to understanding and living our Catholic Faith

Awaken™ draws upon the Bible, Catholic teachings, speakers and small group discussions. Each Awaken session is different, with all praise and no homework! As we gather we will share our faith journey, inspiring each other to live our lives as the beloved daughters of Christ we were created to be.

For more information, go to, email at: or call us at 317-752-7342.

Click Here to Register for 2019-2020 year

Cafe Seton

This meal after Sunday 5:30 pm Mass and before Religious Education at 7pm provides a quick, nutritious and inexpensive dinner option for all parishioners. A multitude of diverse volunteer options are available each week.  Volunteers Eat Free!

Sign up to volunteer at:

Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP)

This retreat and parish renewal program provides opportunities for adults to deepen their relationship with God in Jesus Christ. Men and women attend a CRHP weekend separately.
Contacts: Cindy McCune &
Dan McFeely


Registration Form 2020

Information Sheet 2020

Joe LaCombe Reflection

Kay Richmond Reflection

A Gift to Yourself


Creation Care Ministry

In response to Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Sí, Creation Care Ministry is committed to our sacred calling to be faithful servants of God’s Creation and to care for those most hurt by environmental damage, our poorest sisters and brothers and future generations.
Contact: Leslie Webb

Daily Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration takes place daily, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Adoration is not offered on selected holidays. The Chapel will remain open – 24 hours, 7 days a week – for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament in the Tabernacle. New adorers always welcome.

Contact: Dan McFeely or Cindy McCune

Elijah Cup

The Elijah cup ministry gives each family the opportunity to take home a chalice from mass on Sunday at 5:30PM with the intention of praying for vocations to the priesthood, religious life, holy marriages, and consecrated single life. The Elijah cup family will take home the chalice to be displayed in a prominent place within their home and a journal with instructions on how to structure your families prayer around vocational awareness. Each family is welcome to signup for a slot.

Fertility Care

Teaches women of any faith the Creighton Model of Fertility Care. Application of the Creighton Model includes treatment of abnormal menstrual cycles, recurrent miscarriage, premenstrual syndrome, hormone imbalance, ovarian cysts, infertility, postpartum depression, natural family planning, and more.

Contact: Hanna Fleckenstein

Giving Tree (Christmas)

Assists needy families to provide Christmas gifts for children attending Holy Cross School. This ministry also helps families of our Gabriel Ministry.
Contact: Mary Ann Burke

Habitat for Humanity

We welcome people from all walks of life to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with hard-working, low-income families. We invite volunteers to help us build, assist in the office, assist with our virtual ReStore, serve on committees, and help with special projects that benefit the organization.
Contact: Bill Bernard


The Haiti Ministry supports our sister-parish, St. Genevieve in Duval, Haiti. There is one Medical Mission Trip every year and a few humanitarian trips each year. Medical experience and training are not required and we are always looking for volunteers, either here or in Haiti.
Contact: Nolan Evans

Thanksgiving Baskets (Hamilton County)

This ministry provides food to over 100 needy families in Hamilton County at Thanksgiving time. This is a short-term commitment for core team members consisting of only a couple months. Other volunteer opportunities only consist of a couple weeks’ commitment.

To volunteer for this ministry, please complete Safe & Sacred training and the Vulnerable Adults training. 
Contact: Keely Underhill

Holy Family Shelter

Holy Family Shelter is the largest family shelter in Indianapolis with 22 rooms and serves more than 1,000 people each year, including an average of 300 homeless families and over 600 homeless children. HFS provides free of charge services that will enable families to become self-sufficient.
Contact: Sharon Schulz

Interfaith Hospitality Network

IHN is a partnership of various congregations within our community that help homeless families in the area regain their housing, their independence, and their dignity. A multitude of diverse volunteer opportunities is available.
Contacts: Steve Bailey & Bob Dyer

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is an organization of Catholic men that was founded in 1882. We are men of faith and men of action. Our charitable activities encompass a variety of local, national and international projects.

Contact  Scott Sheehan

Knights of the Holy Temple

This ministry assists particular young men of high school age to experience Godly masculine adventure, battle and beauty, with a foundation firmly grounded on fraternity, formation and parish service. Roles of a Knight include serving Mass, serving the parish through projects, and aiding other formational ministries in leadership roles.
Contact: Greg Fleckenstein

Legion of Mary

Meetings are held on Saturdays at 9:45 am. Our weekly apostolic work includes visiting residents and praying the rosary at facilities around Carmel. The rosary is prayed for World Peace every Saturday at 8:40 am and Monday through Friday at 11:40 am. We have Devotions to Mary every 1st Saturday of the month at 8:15 am.
Contact: Lucy Mikula

Liturgy of the Hours

The Liturgy of the Hours is the official set of prayers which mark the hours of each day and which sanctify the day with prayer. It is prayed daily by ordained clergy and those in consecrated religious life, as well as by many lay people.
Contact: Karen Maguiness

Loaves and Fishes

Partners with Merciful H.E.L.P. at the Matthew 25 Center at OLMC, Loaves and Fishes serves Hamilton County and answers Christ’s call to feed the hungry. Volunteers must complete Diocesan Safe and Sacred Training.
Contact: Susan McIntosh

Lord's Pantry at Anna's House

What started out as a sidewalk ministry over 20 years ago is now a community center on Indianapolis’ near west side and provides groceries, community meals, opportunities for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, English classes, school supplies, and Christmas assistance. Volunteers always welcome.
Contact: Tim Eldon

Marriage Ministry

Seton Marriage Ministry team offers opportunities for married couples to celebrate and strengthen their commitment to the vocation of marriage. Join us for a Seton date night (#SETONDATENITE)!

The Marriage Ministry Team aims to inspire and encourage all married Seton Couples to commit to a date night (or afternoon) at least one day a month.  The team will provide some suggested topics along with the following opportunities to share with and learn from other couples.

For more information, check out this page. (Under Married Couples)


Seton moms, which moment of life are you in? Do you constantly wonder, amidst all the busyness, how you can be a strong Catholic woman and recognize God’s plan for you? Are you looking to gain a little momentum in life—personally, with your family and in your faith? Momentum is a new ministry geared towards all mom, at every stage and every moment of motherhood. Topics will focus on building a relationship with God, our families and in our community.

More information on here under Mothers’ Groups.

Contact Kristy LaCombe at 317-847-8487 or

Money Counters

The money counting ministry is a group of 25 volunteers who count and record the weekly donation to SEAS. The average workload is nine counts each year with each session lasting about three hours. Each new member must be approved for service by Fr. Ted.
Contact: Dick Stadler

Parish Archives

We collect, organize, and maintain all correspondence, reports, photographs and artifacts of historical value pertaining to the parish. We meet every Tuesday morning from 9:00 am-12 noon in the Treehouse. New volunteers always welcome.
Contact: Bill Dorsch

Prayer Chain Requests

The Prayer Chain is a group of prayer warriors who pray for anyone’s intentions. You do not have to belong to the parish to request prayers.
Contact: Kathy Stadler

Respect Life

The Respect Life Ministry promotes the Gospel of Life in and outside of our parish through outreach, education and prayer. We meet on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 pm in the West Conference Room to discuss and plan pro-life activities like the 40 Days for Life campaign that runs during the spring and fall.
Contact: Dick and Kathy Stadler

Gabriel Project

The Gabriel Project is a ministry within Respect Life that provides spiritual and material support to pregnant women and their families who are in need of assistance.
Contact: Mary Powroznik


Boy Scouts

Troop 202 welcomes any and all boys age 11, or who have completed the 5th Grade, until age 17. Boy Scouting is a year-round program with one activity/outing per month and meetings every Wednesday evening at 7:15 pm at the church.
Contact: Sara Gormley

Cub Scouts

Cub Scout Pack 198 welcomes boys in 1st through 5th Grades to join. Pack meetings are held once a month in the Social Hall throughout the school year.
Contact: Sara Gormley

Venture Crew

Venturing is a youth development program for young men and women who are between 14 and 20 years of age. Venturing’s purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Crew 202 meets monthly.
Contact: Sara Gormley

Meals of Love

A ministry within the Women’s Club, we deliver meals to anyone requiring the curative powers of home-cooked food.
Contact: Chris Sommer

Seton Small Groups

Seton Small Groups are small groups of 8-10 parishioners who meet every other week in homes to pray, discuss the upcoming Sunday gospel, and become disciples. SCCs are open to individuals and couples who want to get to know others, build relationships, and grow more in their faith.
Contact: Peter Doane

St. Vincent DePaul (Noblesville)

The Noblesville St. Vincent de Paul center provides food, clothing, furniture, and emergency financial assistance for rent and utilities to needy families of Hamilton County. The Center sustains itself by operating a thrift store which is open to the public.
Contact: Patricia Lang

Substance & Addiction Ministry (SAM)

The Substance Addiction Ministry (SAM) supports individuals, families and friends in their spiritual growth and emotional wholeness, offering addiction education and sharing resources for recovery. Outreach efforts include the SAM Helpline, a confidential number for parishioners to call for help and referral, and a recovery-based lending library.
Contact: Elisabeth Young

Helpful Links

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
CA (Cocaine Anonymous)
CODA (Co-Dependents Anonymous)
COSA (Codependants of Sex Addicts)
GA (Gamblers Anonymous)
Indiana CODA (Indiana Codependents Anonymous)
NA (Narcotics Anonymous)
OA (Overeaters Anonymous)
SAA (Sex Addicts Anonymous)

Sponsor Couples for Engaged Couples

Sponsor Couples are married couples from the parish who share their personal experience of Christian marriage with the engaged couple through a one-couple to one-couple approach as a part of the marriage preparation process.
Contact: Julie Walton

TMIY (That Man is You)

That Man Is You!

That Man is You! (TMIY) is a men’s Catholic program focused on the development of authentic male leadership. It is focused on your relationship with God, your spouse, and your children. St. Elizabeth Seton’s TMIY program is open to Catholic men from any parish.  Friday morning weekly meetings in the social hall are typically held September through April with breaks for the holidays. We meet at 6:00 AM for breakfast, watch a TMIY video at 6:30, break into small groups at 7:00, and depart at 7:30.

Contact: Larry Schulz

Welcome Committee / Greeters

The Welcome Ministry transitions new members into active members. Members serve as door greeters at weekend Masses and host regular Welcome Gatherings. Meetings are quarterly.
Contact: Roger Helmkamp

Women's Club

The Women’s Club includes all women of the parish. The Women’s Club has a variety of philanthropic, outreach, social and spiritual opportunities.
Contact:  Kim Foote  or Stephanie Meier

Caring Hands

A ministry within the Women’s Club, we sew, crochet, and knit sleepers, hats, blankets, and burp cloths for preemies at all the local NICUs and for babies at Eskenazi.

Contact:Diane DeSante

Funeral Meals

A ministry within the Women’s Club, we prepare homemade meals for families of the deceased following the funeral at Seton.
Contact: JoAnn Turnwald

Prayer Shawls

A ministry within the Women’s Club, we meet monthly on the first Saturday for crocheting, knitting, and fellowship. Handmade, blessed shawls are free for anyone needing an extra layer of prayer and warmth. Available in the Parish Office during regular business hours.
Contact: Marcia Bothwell

Rosaries for Soliders

Rosaries for Soldiers meets Wednesdays at 7:30 pm in the West Conference Room, with the exception of the third Wednesday of the month when they meet at 9:30 am in the West Conference Room. The group prays the rosary and also makes and packages all cord rosaries to ship to military chaplains for distribution to soldiers.
Contact: Clo Lillig

Health Ministry

Health Ministry(HM) includes health professionals and others who recognize the value to motivate persons toward health. The ministry will coordinate, mentor and advocate for the health of the parish community with surveys, screenings, interviews, education and discussions.
Contact: Anita Siccardi Ed.D APRN

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