+ Welcome to St. John’s

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Welcome to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church! It is good that you have come.  We are located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis at 126 W Georgia Street in Indianapolis, IN (at the corner of Capitol Ave and Georgia Street- right across the street from the Convention Center).   Here at St. John we are a diverse community that has heritage deeply rooted in the rich history of St. John, which was founded in 1837. We are also a parish that is alive and full of hope that is growing abundantly.

St. John’s serves a wide range of groups that include: traditional parishioners, families, young professionals, college students, daily Mass goers working in the city, visitors, and the our brothers and sisters in need both locally and abroad. If you would like to learn more about any of these groups click on the group above or check out our getting involved page.

For our regular Liturgy and Mass schedule click here.

In 2013 we celebrated 175 years of ministry in the heart of the city.  In those 175 years and many to come we have both heritage and hope to celebrate.  We hope to continue to “Open Wide the Doors to Christ” so that in all we do we can be Christ to one another and those we encounter daily.  Our pillars for the year were to “Celebrate” the past, “Enkindle” in the present, and “Invite” for the future.  We hope to incorporate these pillars into the future as well.  To learn more about our 175th anniversary, click here.

Please know of my prayers for you as you continue in your faith journey seeking the face of Christ in all things!

In the Spirit of St. John,

Father Rick Nagel, Pastor of St. John’s Catholic Church 


+ To learn more about St. John history, click here.

+ Become a parishioner of St. John, click here.

+ Have a particular question about parish life?  Find a list of staff members and their roles here.