Welcome to the Terre Haute Pastoral Center. The Center’s mission is to facilitate communication and collaboration among Roman Catholic parishes in the Terre Haute Deanery. It also serves as an information clearinghouse and resource center for persons of all faiths in the Wabash Valley.

The Terre Haute Deanery is made up of ten Catholic parishes in Clay, Parke, Putnam, Vermillion and Vigo Counties who collectively serve over 3,000 families. The Deanery is one of 11 deaneries (geographic subdivisions) in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Teen Volunteer Ministry

Teenagers! Come share your time with the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Assist the sisters and health care residents at Providence Health Care in crafts, activities, conversation and more! Each Saturday opportunity begins at 9 a.m., and concludes at 2 p.m. Register online today at TeenVolunteer.SistersofProvidence.org or contact Sister Joni Luna at 361-500-9505 or jluna@spsmw.org. to learn more.

Are you interested exploring a new evangelization opportunity?  If so, learn more about exciting possibilities at Saint Paul Street Evangelization. To learn more about this ministry in the Terre Haute Deanery email:

Deanery Resource Center

We have materials for all ages! Your choice of books, CDs, DVDs study sets! Uplifting family-friendly entertainment and real-life stories of faith in action! Come by and check out the Resource Center. Can’t stop by? Call or email us today. We’ll be happy to mail Resource Center items to you. 

Feed the Hungry

Terre Haute Catholic Charities, the Salvation Army and many churches and organizations operate food pantries and/or soup kitchens to help end hunger in the Wabash Valley. Visit the Catholic Charities Foodbank Webpage to find a pantry near you or to learn more about the mobile pantry. You can also call Lifeline by dialing 2-1-1 for information and assistance.

Samaritan Utility Assistance

The St. Joseph University Parish Samaritan Ministries Utility Assistance Program provides financial assistance to the working poor of Vigo County. Financial Assistance takes the form of payment of the past due balance and/or the reconnect fee (up to a maximum of $500) for a utility (electric, water/sewage, gas, propane and oil) service that has been recently disconnected for lack of payment. Contact the Salvation Army at 812-232-4081 for more information.

Order of Christian Initiation of Adults

Catholic Churches in the Terre Haute Deanery welcome you to register for the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA) Program:

  • Do you want to join the Catholic Church?
  • Are you married to a Catholic and want to know more about your spouse’s faith?
  • Are you a long time Catholic who has been away for a while?
  • Are you an adult who has never been confirmed?

The OCIA Program can answer these questions and many more about our Catholic faith. To learn more about this program, or to register, contact one of the parish program coordinators on this list.