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

Rev. Robert Klemme, Pastor


 

Events and News

 

 

 

St. Charles Parish Events

  • Dishes - There are several dishes in the parish hall in the kitchen on the counter from the Turkey Dinner. Please stop by the hall and pick up your dish.
  • Gently used Toys Needed - Please donate your gently used toys and help those in need! The CCD classes are collecting gently used toys for Trinity Mission in Lafayette. They provide addiction treatment services to men and support to their families. When they are providing their services they have kids that come with their parents and need something to pass the time. The gently used toys will also help stock their Christmas toy store for their families to provide toys for Christmas. This is a way for kids, parents and grandparents to donate excess toys before Christmas and do some good in the process. The gently used toys will be collected through December 17th in the back of the church and each CCD classroom will be collecting too. The classroom with the most toys will win special snacks and drinks when they return from break.

 

St. Patrick Parish Events

  • Coffee & Donuts Sunday, December 10 will be served compliments of Team #2: Ally Souligne, Halle Richey, Gracie Wetli, Anne Wetli, Megan Doyle, Audrey Doyle, Sierra Schwartz and Sidney Schwartz.
  • Coffee & Donuts Sunday, December 17 will be served compliments of Team #3: Nick Daily, Ivan Daily, Allen Hardebeck, Cael Williams, Payton Williams, Lilly Cobb and Devan Plummer.
  • There will be a Finance Committee meeting next Sunday, December 10 at 11:30 a.m. in the rectory. If you are unable to attend please notify the parish office.
  • Decorating for Christmas - We will be decorating the church every Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Help is needed and much appreciated.
  • The Giving Tree will again be set up in the parish hall starting in November. Please place children’s hats, gloves, socks and underwear on the tree. These will be distributed to children in our area who need them.
  • College Care Packages
    College finals are fast approaching. Again this year we will be supporting our college students with “Care Packages” from our parish family. If you wish to donate ‘goodies’ or cash, to help cover the cost of postage for the packages, please contact Karen Becker, at kkbecker@att.net or 385-2709. We plan to pack and ship several boxes of goodies on Tuesday, Decem-ber 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Be sure to let Karen know if you student has changed addresses.
  • Gifts for Jesus’ Babies - If you would like to donate baby clothes or supplies for Jesus’ babies, there is a baby basket in the vestibule to place your items in. These items will be donated to Birth-right in Rensselaer. Jesus will bless you for caring for His babies.
  • Congratulations to Curtis and Megan Shidler on the baptism of their daughter, Ryann Marie Shidler, on December 3, 2017.
  • Gently Used Toys Needed - Please donate your gently used toys and help those in need! The CCD classes are collecting gently used toys for Trinity Mission in Lafayette. They provide addiction treatment services to men and support to their families. When they are provid-ing their services they have kids that come with their parents and need something to pass the time. The gently used toys will also help stock their Christmas toy store for their families to provide toys for Christ-mas. This is a way for kids, parents and grandpar-ents to donate excess toys before Christmas and do some good in the process. The gently used toys will be collected through December 17th in the back of the church.

 

 Youth Events

  • Life Teen moves to St. Charles Sunday, November 5.
  • 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.
  • Life Teen Scrip Update - Darden Restaurants has recently purchased Cheddar’s. Your Darden gift cards are now redeemable at: Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, Yard House and Red Lobster.

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 bentoncountylifeteen@ymail.com if you have any questions.

General Events

Let us pray for these sick: Virgil Schutter, Jack Allison, Kim Dahnke, Collette Lavelle, Ron Sondgerath, Sue Glotzbach, Amber Brost, Phillip Gobel, Janet Schutter, Dick Bowman, Mark Cochran, Jason Cole, Brian Lemenager, Mary Nichols, Staci Wittenauer, Betty Fassnacht, Mary Reed, Cort Wilson, Marlena Thomas, Sharon Eberle, Glenn Barnard, Cooper Gretencord and Mark McMaster.

Reminder - Just a reminder to the Confirmation students and parents that Confirmation classes move to St. Patrick beginning December 6th.

Advent Penance Services
All Services begin at 7:00 p.m.
December 11 St. Patrick, Oxford
December 18 St. Charles, Otterbein
December 19 Sacred Heart, Fowler
December 21 St. Mary, Dunnington

The Liturgical Minister schedule for the Christmas Masses will be inserted in the bulletin on the weekend of December 17. If there is a certain Mass you prefer please notify the parish office at 385-2587 by Wednesday, December 13.

Parish Council - We welcome Deb Wallpe to St. Charles Parish Council and Jeff Kult to St. Patrick’s Parish Council. We thank Nina May and John Brost for their time served on the parish councils.

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 CANNED FRUIT. 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.”

Mexico Mission - The next trip for the Mexico Mission will be February 17-24, 2018. Come and make a difference in someone’s life! Call/email John Brost for more information at 765-366-5329 or jbrost60@gmail.com.

St. Matthew 25 Care & Share Soup Kitchen would like to thank you for your donations for their Thanksgiving Meal. Your donations are greatly appreciated. They are asking for food donations and or monetary donations for their Christmas Meal. They are graciously accepting: canned vegetables (10-12 oz. cans), canned fruit, boxed potatoes (mashed, scalloped, etc.), mac & cheese, boxed dressing and canned cranberries. Any canned or boxed items are appreciated. They need these items by December 18 for Christmas. You can leave your donated items in the vestibule and we will deliver them to the soup kitchen for you.

Bible Study Session - Just a reminder that on every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month beginning October 23, 2017 through March 26th, 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 October, November and December the Bible Study will be at St. Charles Parish Hall. During the months of January, February and March they will be at St. Patrick Parish Hall.

Reading Resource Teacher

Beginning January 8, 2018 a reading resource teacher position is open for St. Boniface School. The in-structor teaches reading/literature to students in grades 4,5,and 6 who excel in reading and need a chal-lenge. There are three 40 minute classes every afternoon, Monday to Friday, from 12:30 to 3:00. The person should have a teaching degree, love reading and children’s literature, and desire to challenge stu-dents. This is part-time position. The opening is posted until December 18, 2017.

Please email a cover letter, resume and list of references to:
Sr. Lenore Schwartz, principal
St. Boniface School
813 North Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
School phone: 765-742-7913
Email: srlenore@lcss.org

Faith in Action Photo Contest - Sponsored by the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana Post your photos of faith in action on Facebook as the Diocese of Lafayette or Twitter with the handle DOLComm, or both! Photos can be taken from a religious event, a family ritual, parish activity, discipleship, or an act of faith witnessed. Multiple submissions are welcome. Contest runs Nov. 14 through Dec. 18. The Grand Prize winner will receive a deluxe gift basket of goodies and an item with the new diocesan crest. The first-place and second-place winners will win a smaller basket of surprises. The parish with the highest participation rate will have its photo taken and published on the Diocesan site and in an issue of The Catholic Moment. Contact Jesica Hollinger, Director of the Office of Communications, for more information at jhollinger@dol-in.org.

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 www.live-the-love.org. Contact Susan and Louis Hoefer, shoefer@dol-in.org 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 web-site: http://www.dol-in.org/online-safe-environment-training

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.

 

 

 

 Bulletins

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

 

 

 

 

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