The Christ Church Cathedral family and many in the city of Indianapolis are mourning the death of Aaron Bailey, shot and killed by IMPD officers after fleeing a traffic stop. He was unarmed. Aaron’s criminal history has been shared widely. Yet, Aaron was more than his record. He is a beloved child of God. He was a member of a community of recovery. He was a runner. He was a father and a friend. And to Christ Church Cathedral he was a neighbor, a guest, and a volunteer.
Aaron volunteered all day at the Strawberry Festival this year. He attended the cathedral’s Sunday breakfast for several months. He ran with members in the group, Back on My Feet. Many people mourn his death and are deeply troubled that another unarmed black man has been shot—this time in Indianapolis.
Please join the cathedral and the city of Indianapolis in continuing to pray for his family and the whole community.
May Aaron’s soul, and the souls of all the departed rest in peace. #AaronBailey.
St. Paul’s, Indianapolis, is preparing to host its choir school recital this month.
Musicians from Christ Church, Madison, recently participated in their community’s 17th annual ecumenical spring choir festival.
Good Samaritan, Brownsburg, recently gathered gently used purses for the Dress for Success program serving low-income women seeking jobs.
St. Paul’s, Jeffersonville, parishioners recently listened to Deacon Jim Stanton share about the needs of some area children and responded with a bounty of items to share with them.
Trinity, Indianapolis, and St. Richard’s Episcopal School played a big role in hosting a variety of activities on consecration weekend, including a time for Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett to tour the Trinity Outreach Center with Bishop-Elect Jennifer the day before her ordination and consecration.
Holy Family, Fishers, youth prepared bags of supplies for their community’s homeless.
Christ Church Cathedral is right in the middle of its Bake Week tradition—a time to help bake the 19,000 shortcakes needed for the June 8 Strawberry Festival on Monument Circle.
Trinity, Bloomington, has had a lot of fun with its Breaking Bread game nights.
St. John’s, Bedford, was delighted to host our Bishop Elect on Easter Sunday, just two weeks before she was ordained and consecrated as the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Indianapolis.