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

Rev. Robert Klemme, Pastor


Events and News




St. Charles Parish Events

  • Life Teen Mass Spring Schedule
    Life Teen Mass at 6pm at St. Charles
    March 18     March 25-No LT Mass
  • Choir Practice - There will be Choir Practice on Monday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m.


St. Patrick Parish Events

  • Coffee & Donuts next Sunday, March 25 will not be served due to Spring Break.
  • St. Patrick Church Fish Fry
    Friday, April 6, 2018
    Serving from 5:00 - 7:00, in the Parish Hall
    Tickets: Adults - $10.00, Children 6-12 $5.00, Under 6 Free
    Carry outs available (.50 extra)


 Youth Events

  • Life Teen Mass Spring Schedule
    Life Teen Mass at 6pm at St. Charles
    March 4   March 18
    March 11   March 25-No LT Mass
  • Just a reminder that Life Teen moves to St. Patrick’s April 1.
  • Cookies for Life Teen - Do you like to bake cookies but don’t have anyone to eat them? Life Teen kids would love to eat them! Life Teen kids are always hungry when they come to Life Night, so if you would be willing to donate a batch of cookies or other snack items, please contact Marnie Hardebeck at 765-426-9958 (cell) or
  • 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, Phillip Gobel, Janet Schutter, Dick Bowman, Mark Cochran, Jason Cole, Brian Lemenager, Staci Wittenauer, Betty Fassnacht, Mary Reed, Cort Wilson, Marlena Thomas, Sharon Eberle, Glenn Barnard, Cooper Gretencord, Mark McMaster, Donna Cooley, Lynn Stone, Charlie Senesac, Ray Muller, Sherman Bice and Darlene Bowers.

Notice - Please remove all flowers and winter decorations in the cemetery by April 1 so we can prepare for the spring mowing season.

Just a reminder that Life Teen moves to St. Patrick’s April 1.

Denim and Diamonds - Sacred Heart School will host the 4th Annual "Denim & Diamonds Adult Prom" on Saturday, April 7th. Doors open at 7 p.m., DJ from 8 p.m. - midnight. Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased in the school office or at the door. Donation bar and snacks will be available. Adults 21 and older only. Any questions, please call the school at 884-0710.

The Community Food and Services Co-op is in ongoing need of your generous donations. The suggested item of donation for this month is PASTA ITEMS. 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.”

Lenten Penance Services
All services begin at 7:00 p.m.
Monday, March 19 St. Patrick, Oxford
Monday, March 26 St. Charles, Otterbein

Bible Study Session - Just a reminder that on every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month beginning October 23, 2017 through March 5th, 2018 there will be a Bible Study Session covering the Gospel of Matthew. The sessions begin at 7:00 p.m. During the months of January, February and March the study sessions will be at St. Patrick Parish Hall.

Parish Winter Closings - When Benton County schools are closed there will not be morning Mass or parish activities. If there is a 2 hour delay in school then there will not be morning Mass. If there is a Benton county Winter Snow Emergency declared, all parish lit-urgies and activities (including Mass) will be cancelled.

Financial Peace University Class - The Benton Community Foundation is once again offering a Financial Peace class for local families. The class will be held on Wednesday evenings at the Community Action Office, 105 S. Howard St. Oxford beginning February 7, 2018 from 5 - 7 p.m. for 9 weeks. Cost is $50 per family. Childcare and a light dinner provided. Contact: or register online at

Knights of Columbus Scholarship - The Lafayette Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus is pleased to announce that they will be awarding two $2000.00 scholarships to High School seniors who are practicing Catholics from the local Assembly area. This area covers the parishes of Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Otterbein, Oxford, West Lafayette and Central Catholic High School. Deadline for the application must be postmarked by March 30th. There are forms available in the parish office. The Knights consider it a great honor to assist the youth in advancing their education.

Diocesan Scholarship Applications 2018 - The Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana is sponsoring two scholarships for graduating seniors. Applications are due no later than April 20, 2018. Scholarship information will be available on the diocesan website. If you have any questions about the scholarship requirements, please call the Office of Catholic Schools at 765-269-4670.

Invitation - St. Patrick and St. Charles received an invitation to visit St. Mary-of-the-Woods. They were recently named a National Historic Landmark, and groups are visiting from all over the country. Groups watch a movie about Mother Theodore, tour inside and outside sacred spaces, see alpacas, go to Mass with the sisters, stay for lunch, and shop. It’s a nice day. Would anyone be interested in going to St. Mary-of-the-Woods? If so, please call the parish office at 385-2587.

‘Come and See’ life as a Sister of Providence - Bring hope to life! Come and See life as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. The Sisters of Providence invite single Catholic women ages 18-42 to a Come and See weekend retreat April 6-8, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. On this free retreat, you can deepen your prayer life, get an inside look at the life of the Sisters of Providence and spend time discerning where God is calling you. Learn more and register at or by calling Sister Editha Ben at 812-230-4771 or (call or text) or email

Retrouvaille Weekend - You Can Help Your Marriage - Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue . . . or have you stopped talking to each other? Do you wonder if your marriage might end? Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi) is a worldwide program that offers tools needed for hurting couples to rediscover a loving marriage relationship. For more than 30 years, the program has helped hundreds of thousands of couples heal their hurting marriages. To learn more about the program or to register for the February 23-25 weekend and follow-up post-weekend sessions in Indianapolis, visit the website at or You can also email: or call 317-489-6811 for confidential registration information.

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.





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