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History

Parish and School History

  • 1978 the parish was established due to the steady growth in Hamilton County
  • 1980 the church was built with an initial membership of 160 families
  • 1988 Craig Willy Hall was built to provide 4,000 square feet of social gathering space for the parish
  • 1993 parishioner, John Burkhard, donated the belltower in memory of his wife, Berly
  • 1994  the Youth Ministry Center was completed to provide 10,000 square feet of classroom and assembly space
  • 1995 the Perpetual Adoration Chapel opened
  • 1999 the dream of a parochial school became a reality at the groundbreaking on August 15
  • 2000 St. Louis de Montfort School began its inaugural year on August 17th, as a ministry of the parish, with students grades kindergarten through sixth
  • 2003 the parish Silver Jubilee saw the opening of the food pantry
  • 2008 a memorial garden was established as well as a prayer labyrinth*
  • 2009 the Faith Community of St. Louis de Montfort was recognized as a "Stewardship Parish of Distinction" by the Diocese of Layfayette.
  • 2010 the Sanctuary was renovated to enhance the worship experience
  • 2010 a new playgorund was constructed*
  • 2011 a new altar was designed and built by then Associate Pastor, Fr. John Kiefer, and parishioner, Steve Grusak*
  • 2011 on April 7th the new altar was dedicated by Bishop Timothy Doherty
  • 2011 new liturgical furnishings were added, including: ambo, chair, ambry, sacramental oil glass vessels, processional candles and altar candle sticks*
  • 2011 St. Louis de Montfort Catholic School was named "Business of the Year" by the Fishers Chamber of Commerce
  • 2012 St. Louis de Montfort Catholic School earned an "A" letter grade from the Indiana Department of Education
  • 2012 the Ministry Center was renovated and updated*
  • 2013 St. Louis de Montfort Catholic School was recognized as a 2012-2013 Indiana Four Star School by the Indiana Department of Education
  • 2013 St. Louis de Montfort Catholic School was honored as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School

* Made possible by the generosity of parishioners and parents through the Fund-a-Project during Mardi de Montfort Annual Dinner and Auction Gala