Thursday, February 16, 2012

Indy Catholic Artists - UNITE!!!

Tomorrow, Friday, February 17th, the first gathering of a group calling itself "Indy Catholic Artists" will take place at St. John's Catholic Church at 7 pm (click here to go to the webpage for the event). The gathering will feature adoration of the Blessed Sacrament along with a homily by myself. Adoration will be followed by a chance for people to enjoy some light desert and to get to know one another.

This is a group that myself, Melissa Scarlet and Katie Sahm have put together, and we are excited to see where it will go. What we hope to do is to simply offer spiritual nourishment to Catholic artists throughout the Archdiocese on a monthly basis. Where it goes from there is totally in the hands of the Holy Spirit.

The gathering is for anyone who considers themselves an artist (which, as we hope to show) should be everyone. We are hoping to attract actors, musicians, singers, painters, architects, videographers, photographers, writers, graphic designers, poets, and any other forms of art that are out there.

It has been interesting as word of our gathering (open to all people) has spread. At exactly the same time as our group was meeting, we've recently learned that the Archdiocese is also promoting a newly formed non-profit entitled "Ministry through the Arts Program" headed by Jonathan Stahl (click here to check out their website).

Clearly, the Holy Spirit is afoot in the midst of all of this, and that is VERY exciting.

Please spread the word, and know that all are welcome to participate tomorrow night at St. John's, or at future gatherings which will be held in Indianapolis Catholic Churches throughout the city on every third Friday of the month. Our March gathering will be held at Holy Rosary.