St. Thomas Aquinas Welcomes Fr. Varghese


Keep those videos for Fr. Varghese coming! We are assembling 15-second videos of parishioners introducing themselves and their families via an easy-to-use app called FlipGrid. Given COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings, these recordings will help Fr. Varghese start to get acquainted with us.

In the video, introduce yourself and any family members (pets, too). Say a bit about how long you’ve been at the parish and briefly describe the main ministries or activities that are important to you. Close with some good wishes or a prayer, if you’d like.

To use FlipGrid, all you need is a gmail account. Click here on the new link Once you sign in with Google or Microsoft:

  • Make sure your mic is on
  • Scroll down and click on the green circle with a white + sign
  • Click on the camera icon to record your message. Press the same button to stop recording. Hit “Next.”
  • Review the video, re-record, if you’d like. Hit “Next.”
  • Take a selfie. Hit “Next.”
  • Type your name.
  • Click Submit.
  • You’re done!

Don’t have a gmail account? No problem. You may request a home visit for a quick, safe (using masks and social distancing) recording session. Contact Alyse Thomas at to schedule a visit.

Please submit your video by Friday, Aug. 14. Contact Pastoral Associate Karla Hudecek at with any questions.

If you prefer, cards and notes may be sent to the parish office at 4625 N. Kenwood Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46208. Or they may be dropped in collection baskets at Mass.

In the meantime, please pray for a smooth transition for Fr. Varghese, that God will grant him guidance and strength and that we and our new Companion on the Journey may grow ever more deeply spiritually, socially and in service to one another as we strive to bring about the Kingdom of God.