About us

Welcome to Saint Joseph of Arimathea!

We are a growing community in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter. Established by Pope Benedict XVI in accordance with the apostolic constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus (2009) to enable “groups of Anglicans to join the Catholic Church while preserving elements of their liturgical and spiritual patrimony,” members of the Personal Ordinariate are Roman Catholics of the Latin Rite, within the full communion of the Catholic Church. Our bishop is the Most Reverend Steven J. Lopes. His seat is the Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham in Houston, Texas.

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Father Luke Reese is a priest of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter and the chaplain assigned to the Saint Joseph of Arimathea community.A stated goal of the Ordinariate is to retain liturgical elements of Anglican heritage and Catholic faith.

Divine Worship: The Missal is the Ordinariate’s book of liturgical texts for the celebration of Mass. The missal has been approved and promulgated by the Vatican for use beginning November 29, 2015.Divine Worship - The MissalDivine Worship: The Missal provides a way for the Ordinariates to celebrate the sacred liturgy of the Catholic Church with an “Anglican inflection.” The missal uses Prayer Book English — language derived from the classic books of the Anglican liturgical tradition — that is fully Catholic in expression and content.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Ordinariate

We worship daily and every Sunday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Indianapolis (see schedule here).  Holy Rosary is a parish of the Indianapolis Archdiocese and, in addition to his care of the Ordinariate community, Fr. Reese also serves as Associate Pastor at Holy Rosary.