"I sleep but my heart watches over this house which I have built."     St. Thèodora Guèrin   

Affiliated Ministries


Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)

       MISSION: The CYO is committed to providing a ministry of information that helps bring youth to their full human potential. The CYO provides opportunities for young people to develop strong moral character, self-esteem and leadership qualities through activities of a social, educational, recreational and athletic nature.
Founded in 1939, the CYO organizes athletic competition in 14 different sports for boys and girls, fourth grade through high school. The CYO also conducts an extensive summer residential camping program and year-round outdoor education classes at Camp Rancho Framasa in Brown County. A science fair, music contest, honors music recital and chess competition are also on the annual activities calendar. The CYO Office is located at 580 E. Stevens Street, Indianapolis 46203. Contact them at (317) 632-9311 or visit their web-site at: http://www.cyoarchindy.org/

St. Mary’s Child Center

St. Mary’s Child Center is a not-for-profit education center that is focused on helping young children who are at great risk for a wide range of social, emotional, economic and environmental problems, and whose needs are not being adequately met by any other private or public services.

St. Mary’s Child Center was founded in 1961 to serve the needs of young children between the ages of three and five who have “fallen through the cracks” of private and public social services. The children served are exposed to severe environmental and emotional stress that has a damaging effect on their ability to learn, socialize and grow into normal, happy children. Part of the mission is to preserve reverence for the life and dignity of every single child. St. Mary’s Child Center receives its funding from private donations, grants and program fees.

St. Mary’s Child Center is located at 901 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St., Indianapolis, IN 46202. Contact SMCC at (317) 635-1491 or visit their website at:  http://www.smccindy.org.


Mother Theodore Catholic Academies (MTCA)

        “Shaping Spirits, Minds and Futures”

The Mother Theodore Catholic Academies assist schools in providing high quality education with a strong spiritual base, leading students of all faiths to secondary and post-secondary education.
The Catholic Urban School Consortium was officially begun for the 2004-2005 school year as a central management agency for six Indianapolis center city schools. The name was officially changed to the Mother Theodore Catholic Academies (MTCA) for 2007-08. It was created to serve urban families of Indianapolis, monitor and control the finances and budgets for its schools, share resources and staff, and minimize the financial burden of the parishes that support the schools. The ministry is associated with the Secretariat for Catholic Education and Faith Formation and is governed by a separate Board of Trustees. Currently, there are four Catholic schools supported by the agency: Central Catholic, Holy Angels, Holy Cross Central and St. Philip Neri. Two MTCA schools became public charter schools in 2010 and are managed as the ADI Schools, Inc. with an independent public board. After-school and summer enrichment activities are facilitated through a 21st Century Learning Centers Grant in programs entitled Project Impact and Great Spirits Summer Camp.

The MTCA office is housed in the Catholic Center. Contact them at (317)236-7324, by e-mail at rspringman@archindy.org or visit the website at www.archindy.org/MTCA.