Sports, Service, and Social Ministries
Black Catholics Ministry
Black Catholics Ministry (BCM) is committed to “Loving God thru Serving Others” by sharing its unique gifts of spirituality, community, and culture with all members of the Catholic Church. The culture of Black Catholics is one that respects elders, enjoys revivals and witnesses, believes in expressions through Gospel music and honors extended family through community fellowship. For more information, contact Hollis Thomas or Teresa Law, 317-253-2193, opt. 2 or email
Coffee and Conversation
Join your fellow parishioners for coffee, milk, juice, donuts Sunday mornings after the 8:00AM and 10:00 AM Masses. Coffee and donuts are available each week Sunday School meets.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men's fraternal benefit society that was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works. The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities. The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 12,000 councils and 1.7 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan. Local council activities include an annual scholarship to Cardinal Ritter High School, free throw contests, Lenten rosary and Stations of the Cross, spaghetti dinners, Tootsie Roll Drive to support the physically challenged and other social and philanthropic events. Membership is open to Catholic men over the age of 18. Click here to connect to the St. Monica Council 11927 website.
The St. Monica Men's Club is a social club for men of the parish 21 years of age and older. Meetings are every Monday during the Golf League season. Men's Club members enjoy golf, cook outs, and service to the parish. This club provides manpower for church and school functions and sponsors the annual Lenten Fish Fry fundraiser. To visit the Men's Club Golf website, click here. For information contact the parish office, 317-253-2193, opt. 2 or email
St. Vincent de Paul
The Society Of St. Vincent de Paul is an international lay Catholic organization committed to offer person-to-person help to all those in need. St. Monica's conference of the society is part of the Indianapolis Council, providing volunteers to their food pantry, distribution center, and Mission 27 resale store. We, with support from St. Monica School, provide food baskets to the poor at Thanksgiving. Our conference is also able to provide Christmas gifts to needy families through parishioners' participation in our Advent giving tree program. St. Monica's St. Vincent de Paul conference welcomes those who just want to volunteer a few times or become active members. We meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 7:00 PM in the school conference room. For more information, please contact Bernie Hoefer at 317-253-2193, opt. 2, email , or at "
Young at Heart
Young at Heart is a social and religious group for seniors. Interest is in friendship and concern for members and others. The group meets monthly for membership-provided lunch, fun, games and entertainment. Meetings typically include speakers, musicians, and other forms of entertainment. The group works on projects for the benefit of the parish. Contact Benita Reed, 317-253-2193, opt. 2 or email
Mixed Bowling League
Four-person teams play every other Sunday at 7:00 PM from September to April, two men and two women per team. Contact Greg Sinise at 317-253-2193, opt. 2 or email
Men's Golf League
A great Golf League for beginner to ex-pro. Play every Monday night from May through August. After golf, meet for social hour at church. Limited to 60 participants. Contact Jerry Goodreau, 317-253-2193, opt. 2 or email To view the St. Monica Men's Golf webpage, click here.
Information on youth athletics can be found on the Athletics/CYO page found here.
The athletic committee oversees all sports at St. Monica and is charged with:
- Establishing policy regarding all athletics
- Coordinating athletic activities through the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)
- Acquiring, through various activities, the necessary funding for athletic programs
- Appointing coaches for all teams
- Maintaining and controlling all athletic equipment
The athletic committee meets the 2nd Sunday of each month from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Contact Joe Acklin, 317-253-2193, opt. 2 or email