St. Charles and St. Patrick Parishes
Otterbein and Oxford, Indiana

Rev. Robert Klemme, Pastor


Events and News




St. Charles Parish Events

  • Congratulations to Arturo & Jeanna Rodriguez on the baptism of their son, Benicio Thomas Rodriguez, on July 3, 2019.


St. Patrick Parish Events

  • Family Volunteers Needed - The 2019 church cleaning schedule through December 2019 is posted on the bulletin board in the vestibule. We need a family volunteer for each week.
  • Cleaning Day - There will be a cleaning day on Tuesday, July 16 at 9:00 a.m. Plans are to clean the rectory and both garages. All are invited to come help. Questions contact Berneice Oneal 385-2461.


 Youth Events

  • Life Teen Mass - Life Teen night will remain at St. Patrick all year for the 2018-2019 school year.

  • Life Teen has scrip cards available to purchase after mass at both St. Charles and St. Patricks via cash or check (made out to Life Teen). A list of scrip gift cards available for purchase can be downloaded here. Parishioners buy retail gift cards through the scrip program at face value. Your organization buys the gift cards at 3-15% less than face value depending on the retailer. The difference between face value and what your organization pays is life teen's earnings.

Want to learn more about joining our youth group?  Send us a friend request on Facebook!  Also, please feel to send us an e-mail at if you have any questions.

General Events

Let us pray for these sick: Virgil Schutter, Jack Allison, Kim Dahnke, Collette Lavelle, Ron Sondgerath, Amber Brost, Janet Schutter, Dick Bowman, Mark Cochran, Jason Cole, Brian Lemenager, Staci Wittenauer, Mary Reed, Sharon Eberle, Glenn Barnard, Cooper Gretencord, Mark McMaster, Donna Cooley, Charlie Senesac, Ray Muller, Nancy Barrett and Gail Muller.

Thanks to all who have made a pledge to the 2018 Fruitful Harvest Appeal, “Walking Together in the Light of Christ”. Your support ensures that essential charitable, educational and pastoral ministries of the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana are continued and carried forward. No gift is too small. If you have not yet made a gift to Fruitful Harvest, we invite you to do so. You may place your pledge card in the collection basket or mail it in the return envelope provided. As of July 5 pledges received for St. Charles are $45,477.50 and their goal is $43,245 and pledges received for St. Patrick are $43,250.00 and their goal is $37,174.

Knights of Columbus Golf Outing - The Knights of Columbus 9400 is sponsoring a Golf Outing at the Oak Grove Country Club in Oxford on July 27, 2019. $40 per person, longest drive & closet to pin prizes. I PM shotgun start, 4 person scramble. Meal served following the golf outing. Proceeds to benefit the Benton County Special Olympics, Local Food Pantries, and Life Teen. Hole spon-sorships are available for only $25 for personal or $50 for business. For more information or to register, please contact Tom Etter (765) 385-2185 or (765) 385-2713.

Catholic Order of Foresters - The men’s Catholic Order of Foresters annual dinner will be July 24 at the Benton County Country Club at 6:30 pm. This is for members and guest. For more information contact Jerry Budreau (765) 376-7315.

Donations Needed - The Community Food and Services Co-op is in ongoing need of your generous donations. The suggested item of donation for this month is SUGAR OR FLOUR. You can place your donation in the boxes at the back of either St. Charles or St. Patrick’s churches. Thank you for your support. “For I was hungry and you fed me.”

Victim Assistance - Indiana law requires that any individual who has reason to believe that a child is a victim of abuse or neglect must report immediately to the local Child Protection Services agency (Hotline: 800-800-5556); or a local law enforcement agency.

Under Indiana law, it is a criminal act not to make such a report. This law applies to all adults without exception. By phone: Doris May, Victim Assistance Ministry & Head of Pastoral Response Team, 765-464-4988 or Charles “Max” Layden, Conduct in Ministry Officer, 765-742-7646. By mail: Please compose a detailed description of the facts/incidents of the abuse and send it to Mr. Max Layden, P.O. Box 909, Lafayette, IN 47902.

Lafayette Serra Club - Lafayette Serra Club promotes and prays for Vocations and Religious Life. We need more priest and religious. We ask you to pray with us. We have placed Serra Prayers for Vocations and the Perseverance of Vocations in the back inside cover of the Missals. Please consider praying these payers often before or after Mass individually or as a group. Thank you!

Adoration at Sacred Heart - Substitutes are desperately needed for Adoration at Sacred Heart Chapel. The hours have been shortened to 9am - 11pm every Wednesday. Adorers are always needed too. We especially need Adorers for the following hours: 10am-11am (1 Adorer), 12 pm –1 pm (1 Adorer), 1 pm-2pm (2 Adorers) all other hours of Adorers are welcome to insure someone is always there. Adoration is open to everyone. If in-terested in being a sub or an adorer contact Pat Besse at Sacred Heart 884-1818, Sandy Glotzbach (765) 918-0733 or Debbie Barnard at (765) 299-6214.

Mexico Mission - Would you consider going on the Nov. 9-16, 2019 trip to make a BIG difference in someone’s life? Email John Brost at or call 765-366-5329 for more details.

Anniversary Celebration - MARK YOUR CALENDAR for Tuesday, August 13 from 4:30 to 7 PM (EDT) to attend the Silver Episco-pal Jubilee and Diamond Priesthood for Bishop William Higi, fifth Bishop of our diocese. The event will be held in Anderson, IN; at St. Ambrose Church (which has A/C). Light sandwiches, non-alcoholic bever-ages and dessert will be served. Please notify your parish office BEFORE August 6, 2019, so that they can notify Saint Ambrose for proper counts for serving those who attend. Thank you.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend - What is a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend? It is a positive, renewing experience for couples that have a good marriage, but want to make it even better! This is a time for you and your spouse to spend time together and learn about the tools to nourish your Sacrament in a new way. Future Marriage Encounter Weekends will be at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, Indianapolis, from 26-28 April and from 1-3 November 2019, and at Mount Saint Francis Centre for Spirituality, New Albany, from 1-3 February 2019. Visit for further information.

Free Ministry to Traveling Catholics - For nationwide Mass times and locations, call 1-410-676-6000 or

Natural Family Planning - Try a method of family planning that is equally as effective at postponing pregnancy as helping to achieve pregnancy when desired! A series of classes is starting in your area soon. To learn more visit Contact Susan and Louis Hoefer, or call/text 765-421-1998, for class information and registration.

Safe & Sacred - Everyone who works with young people shares the responsibility of creating safe environments. All staff, clergy and volunteers who work directly with children must register and complete the diocesan safe environment training program every three years. You may complete this program through the diocesan website:

Come Spend Some Time With Jesus in Adoration - We all know our world is a mess. We all say "What can I do?". You can pray and you do. But praying before the Blessed Sacrament is so powerful. It is so peaceful and calming to just sit with Jesus. Pray, read, listen, meditate. Come and spend some quiet time with Jesus and see what a difference it makes in your life. We can change things, one prayer at a time. There is Adoration every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 midnight in the Chapel in the Annex at Sacred Heart. Sign up for a set hour every week or just stop by. You will be blessed. For more information contact Debbie Barnard at (765) 299-6214.

Holistic Prayer Journey - To schedule a Healing Session call 884-0977. Please leave a message that includes your phone number for a return call.

Holy Hour for America - Mark your Calendar! The first Wednesday of every month there will be a Holy Hour for America with Rosary at 7 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth Chapel. Sponsored by the Legion of Mary.





The bulletin from this week and prior weeks is available here to download as a pdf document.





Related Links Diocese of Lafayette-In-Indiana Diocesan Vocations The Catholic Moment Frassati Society
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