Faith

Faith Formation

At Immaculate Heart of Mary School, we “R” respectful, responsible and reverent, grounded in a Christ-centered, Catholic community that is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and dedicated to developing students’ emotional and spiritual well-being. We begin each day with prayer, gathered as a community of students, staff and families in our activity center for morning assembly. Here at Immaculate Heart of Mary School offer many opportunities for faith formation and for our students to grow in their spiritual journey.

Altar Servers

Beginning in 6th grade our students, both boys and girls, are invited to participate in all school and weekend masses as altar servers. Altar serving is an opportunity for our students to serve our parish and and to grow in faith. By including our students in the liturgy, we feel that they develop a deeper understanding of the mass, their own faith and God’s call to service.

Service Opportunities/Youth Ministry

We are all called to serve, and here at IHM service and outreach is a part of all that we do. At our weekly mass our students collect envelopes for the weekly outreach, teaching them that what we have, we share in support of those less fortunate. Our students participate in our ongoing food pantry collection, featured prominently upon entering our school. Grade levels are assigned primary responsibility of the food pantry collection monthly and as Junior High students are also responsible for the delivery of the food. We hope to instill in our students a deeper sense of service and empathy, teaching them the joy of giving and instilling within them a lifelong passion to serve.

Youth Ministry here at IHM provides Spiritual, Service and Social programs and activities for youth in 7th through 12 grades. The ministry provides programs that foster the development of Catholic values in the lives of our parish youth as they move from the dependence on family to independence in young adulthood. Through our Youth Ministry program, students have the opportunity to participate in Service Projects, Deanery Gatherings, Rallies, Ski Trip, Holiday World Day, Retreats and more. Check the Monthly News and Calendar for updates. 8th graders are able to attend Homeland Mission, a week long mission experience in Indianapolis in June. More information is out in April each year.

For more regarding Youth Ministry, contact our Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry, Kyle Murphy at (317) 257-2266 or via email at kmurphy@ihmindy.org.

For more information visit: https://ihmindy.org/youth-ministry/about-youth-ministry/