Blood Drive | Sunday, June 24 | 9AM – 2PM

Blood Drive
Sunday, June 24 in St. Richard’s Gym from 9AM – 2PM

Regular blood drives at St. Richard’s Episcopal School and Trinity Church began several years ago in honor of St. Richard’s student Drake Williams and family friend Jack Klein, as we learned how vital blood transfusions are in the treatment of leukemia and lymphoma.

This spring we had a remarkably successful drive, and the Indiana Blood Center, located two blocks north of us, is calling for our help once again.

Summer is an especially difficult time to keep up with demand. Not only does the Center supply more than 60 hospitals in Indiana, they are also frequently called upon to send blood to urgent-need areas and situations. For instance, the Indiana Blood Center most recently shipped supplies to Santa Fe after the school shooting there, and closer after recent violent events just north of us in Noblesville.

Please consider giving blood on Sunday June 24. The Indiana Blood Center will be set up in the St. Richard’s Gym between 9AM – 2PM, perfect before or after worship.

In order to prepare for your visit with appropriate staffing, please sign up by visiting: .

Trinity Haven recipient of Impact 100 Change-Maker award

On Thursday, June 12, the Trinity Haven was awarded $100,000 from Impact 100 of Greater Indianapolis. The Trinity Haven team will use the Impact 100 funds in partnership with Indiana Youth Group to offer long-term shelter and programming for LGBTQ youth.

Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis is a charitable women’s giving circle dedicated to awarding high impact grants to nonprofits in our community in the areas of arts & culture, education, environment, family, and health & wellness.

To learn more about Impact 100 click here.

To learn more about Trinity Haven click here.

Welcome Monica Beniste, new Administrative Assistant

Monica Beniste joins Trinity on Monday, June 18 as Trinity’s new Administrative Assistant. Monica has extensive experience in administration at Episcopal churches, including at Holy Redeemer Episcopal Church (Palm Springs, Florida), St. Alban’s Episcopal Church (Annandale, Virginia), and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (Miami, Florida).

Bilingual in English and Spanish, she has a degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Anahuac de Xalapa, Mexico. Monica is married to the Rev’d Canon Jean Beniste, a native of Jean Rabel, Haiti and Canon for Latino Ministry at Christ Church Cathedral. They have two daughers, Annelise and Solange, both students at St. Richard’s.

Hello, friends and family from Trinity Church!

I am very excited to be joining your family on Monday, June 18!

My name is Monica Beniste and I am originally from Mexico; my family and I moved from Palm Beach County, Florida, last September when my husband, Jean was called to become the Canon for the Latino Ministry at Christ Church Cathedral. We have two daughters, Annelise and Solange, and three dogs, Sasha, Max, and Emma. We are just getting to know Indy and its beautiful places, so any suggestion will be welcome. If you have a chance, please stop by the office, I would love to get to know you all!

God’s peace,


Administrative Assistant, Julie O’Mara, to attend the MBA program at Vanderbilt

On July 1, Julie O’Mara will be moving with her partner Ben and their dog Archer to Nashville, Tennessee where she will start her first-year as an MBA student at Vanderbilt University in the Owen Graduate School of Management. She was awarded the Forte Women’s Scholarship.

Julie started working at Trinity as the Administrative Assistant in August of 2016, a part-time position shared with St Nicholas Early Learning, LLC in the Trinity Outreach building. In August 2017, she joined Trinity full-time.

In her words, “I’ve always imagined myself going to graduate school but hadn’t had enough work experience to know what I wanted to study. Trinity and St. Nicholas provided the impetus to consider a business degree as I learned a financial system and served as the Office Manager at St Nicholas. Vanderbilt values my work experience and my double major from Butler University, BA in Vocal Performance and German, as they strive to have an MBA class with diverse backgrounds.
Thank you Trinity and St Nicholas for allowing me to grow into this community!”

Julie’s last day at Trinity is Friday, June 29.

Welcome Albie Marco, Director of Finance & Administration

Albie Marco, Finance Administrator at Trinity for the last thirteen years, accepted the renamed position of Director of Finance and Administration, and started on June 1, directly after Parish Administrator Kevin DePrey’s retirement on Thursday, May 31.
Albie joined Trinity’s staff in 2005, bringing years of experience working in church communities, particularly in the area of finance. He has worked as a bookkeeper of Whitewater Valley Presbytery (Indianapolis), financial consultant of North United Methodist Church (Indianapolis), and internal auditor of Silliman University Church (Dumaguete City, Philippines). Before his immigration to the United States, he practiced as a certified public accountant in Dumaguete City in the Philippines.

His education includes Bachelor of Laws (equivalent to J.D.), Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, and Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Management, all from Silliman University, Philippines.

Albie moved to the U.S. in 2003, shortly after marrying his college sweetheart, Aileen who works as the Rehabilitation Services Manager at Greenwood Meadows. Both of them were born and raised in the Philippines, and together they are parents to Aaron (13), Alben (11), Cheska (5) and AJ(3). The older three children are current students of St. Richard’s Episcopal School and AJ will begin attending in the Fall. Albie and his family are members of Southport Presbyterian Church. His family loves to travel, go camping, and trying new food.

He looks forward to the new challenges this new position brings and is excited to help Trinity’s parishioners in any way that he can.

“I am excited to be a part of making sure that Trinity is not only vibrant but also relevant, not only fiscally sound but also spiritually sound, not only a provider of social services and outreach but also a training ground for God’s servants.”

Taizé at Trinity Turns 25

Taizé at Trinity turns 25!

Sunday, June 10 at 5PM
On June 13, 1993, Trinity held its first Taizé service. Since then Taizé services at Trinity on second Sundays have continued nonstop (except for the occasional Easter that has fallen on the second Sunday in April)!

Trinity Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Horizons Is Going Places This Summer


by Shanna Martin, Executive Director of Horizons @ St. Richard’s

Each summer Horizons serves 150 students from low-income families, Pre-K – 8th grade, who attend local IPS and public charter schools. All of our grades for 2018 are full with waiting lists, demonstrating the great love for the program for the 80% of our students who are returning and the need for Horizons throughout the community.

At Horizons, we believe that kids learn best when learning is fun – which is why we incorporate so many opportunities for our students to experience the world around them in new and exciting ways. Thanks to the support of so many from Trinity and the St. Richard’s community, we raised enough money to purchase a new and larger bus to take our students on lots of learning adventures this summer.

We have plans to visit the Garfield Park Conservatory, Helmer Scientific Laboratory, 100 Acres, the Fall Creek Waterway, Marrott Park, Peace Learning Center, the Nature Conservancy, NIFS, Circle City Farms, and much more! And for the first time, we will be taking our 8th grade graduates to Waycross for what we hope will become an annual camping trip.

Horizons thrives with the help of strong partnerships and advocates in the community. We are so thankful for Trinity’s support of our program, and would love to take you on a thank you tour or talk with you about how you can help make a difference in the lives of our students.

2018 program dates are Wednesday, June 13th – Thursday, July 19th. Please reach out to us at 317-926-0425 ext. 130 or [email protected].


Project Home Indy – the Speakeasy Speakout

On June 1, Trinity Outreach Partner Project Home Indy is hosting its annual event, the Speakeasy Speakout. This speakeasy-style cocktail party is a really fun night and a great way to support PHI. The event includes a full dinner and drinks, live music from Midtown Mad Men, silent auction, psychic readings, photo booth, caricature artist, and a lot of fun. Project Home Indy is offering a special discount–$10 off the general admission–for Trinity parishioners. Visit PHI’s Eventbrite site by clicking here. Click on the green rectangle for tickets. Enter TRINITY as the promotional code. You will see the general admission ticket price drop to $45. Questions? Email executive director Lakshmi Hasanadka at [email protected]. Must be 21 to attend.

Caregivers’ Support Group Celebrates 4 Years

Thursday, June 21, at 3:30 p.m., the Trinity Caregivers’ Support Group will celebrate it’s fourth anniversary with cake and candles. Mother Julia Whitworth, Rector of Trinity Church, will be with us at this meeting.

The Trinity Caregivers’ Support Group meets monthly on the third Thursday at 3:30 PM in the Trinity Library . Caregivers for those suffering from dementia, Parkinson’s, strokes, or other similar conditions meet monthly to discuss situations they are encountering and to lend support. Anyone who is a caregiver is invited to attend the group’s meetings. Contact: Sandra Orr Malcom – [email protected]