I'm New!

Answers to common questions

When you visit us....

Visiting a new church can be a little intimidating, and we want you to be comfortable and feel welcomed. Wondering what you should wear, whether to sit or stand and receiving Communion are questions everyone might have, so we would like to answer some of the most common questions here.

What time are the weekend masses?


5:30 PM (Anticipation)


7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, & 11:45 AM

How do I get to your church?

Our address is:
535 E. Edgewood Av
Indianapolis, IN 46227

I am not Catholic......How do I know when to sit or stand or kneel?

Please do not be self-conscious about the different body postures and responses during the Mass. Most visitors follow the lead of parishioners around them. If you wish to sit during the times the congregation kneels, that is just fine.

I am not Catholic....can I receive Communion?

Through Communion, or Eucharist, we are united with God and with the people of God in the real presence of Christ in the Bread and Wine. It is our community table of sharing. We are transformed through the Eucharist and then sent forth to carry Christ's message into our daily lives. As we believe that Communion is a sign of the oneness of Faith, those not fully united to the Catholic Church are not ordinarily permitted to receive Communion. Even if you are not able to receive Holy Communion, you are invited to come forward with your arms crossed over your heart to receive a blessing along with those receiving Communion, and to offer a prayer of peace and unity within the human family.

"I'm New to the Catholic Faith"

Do you have questions about the Catholic faith and are new to the Catholic faith?
Are you a Christian who wants to learn more about Catholicism?
Has God been calling you to consider the Catholic Christian faith?
Are you an adult Catholic who has never received First Holy Communion?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions... please JOIN US!

Contact us and we will be happy to meet with you, or if needed you may call the Parish Center at 317-787-8246. Please note that you need not have decided to become Catholic to begin your initial inquiry and RCIA Classes.

Contact Info

St. Mark Catholic Church
535 E Edgewood Ave.
Indianapolis, IN, 46227
Phone: 317-787-8246

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