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

Rev. Thomas J. Haan, Administrator


Events and News




St. Charles Parish Events

  • Raffle Items Needed - We are in need of items for the raffle at the Turkey Dinner. To donate items or for more information contact Wilma Mills at 583-4835.
  • Turkey Dinner Sign-Up - Sign-up for workers and food for the Turkey Dinner which is Sunday, November 3rd, is the weekends of Oct 5/6, Oct 12/13 and Oct 19/20 before and after both Masses in the walkway entering the church. Feel free to call or text Sharon Epping @ 765-490-7838 to sign up. Or you may sign up online at Volunteers only need to sign-up in one place, on paper or online.
  • Turkey Dinner Flier
  • “Share” the Turkey Dinner Event on Facebook - Calling all Facebook users - We’ve created a Facebook “Event” for the Turkey Dinner and need your help spreading the word. Help us by 1)saying you are going to the Turkey Dinner (or that you are interested in it); 2) “Sharing” the event with your Facebook friends. To do this:
    • On Facebook, search for St Charles St Patrick & go to the Facebook page.
    • From the churches page, go to “Events”. Click on the Upcoming Event called 2019 Turkey Dinner.
    • Click on either Interested or Going if you can join us that day.
    • Click on Share, then Share to: Post.
    • The page will change to Your Timeline; click Post to complete posting the event to your Facebook friends.
    We appreciate your support in this to help our number 1 fundraiser of the year.
  • Sunshine Committee - Get Well and Sympathy cards can be sent to individuals and or families of parishioners or community members on behalf of the St. Charles parish. Requests for cards can be made by contacting: Jeannie Brummet at 765-404-1975 or Sally Stacey at 583-2137.


St. Patrick Parish Events

  • Coffee & Donuts next Sunday, October 27th will be served compliments of Team #2: Cole Barnard, Sam Barnard, Allyson Cecil, Georgianna Wallpe, Rafael Morales and Simone Morales.
  • Coffee & Donuts next Sunday, October 20th will not be served due to Fall Break.
  • Bingo Prizes - St. Patrick Church will be entertaining at the Benton County Retirement Village on Tuesday, November 5 at 1:30 p.m. They are needing prizes for Bingo. Some suggestions are: fruit (bananas, apples, oranges, grapes), microwave popcorn (regular or low-salt/unsalted), pop (regular and diet), pretzels, candies (regular and sugarfree, no chocolate), simple puzzles, word search books, crackers, rice krispie treats, gloves, or lotions. You may leave your items in the vestibule.


 Youth Events

  • 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

Information Night on the Catholic Faith - Sunday, October 13, 2019
Where: St. Patrick’s Social Hall, Oxford
Time: 11:45am
See the Flyer for more details.

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, Gail Muller and Annette Raub.

World Mission Sunday - Next weekend we will celebrate World Mission Sunday. Pope Francis invites the entire Church to support mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe, where priests, religious and lay leaders serve the world’s most vulnerable communities. Please keep the Pope’s missions in your prayers and be generous in next week’s second collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.

Diocese of Hinche, Haiti Mission Appeal this weekend Father Jackson Colon from the Diocese of Hinche, Haiti will be here to share his faith and the ministry of the church and its seminary system in Hinche. We will have a second collection for the diocese so please be generous. We ask that you keep the people of Hinche, Haiti in your prayers.

Server, Lector and Eucharistic Minister Training
All servers, lectors and Eucharist Ministers who were not able to attend the first training session are encouraged to attend the upcoming training sessions. If any servers, lectors or Eucharistic Ministers who already attended the previous training in September would like to attend just to refresh or ask more questions you are welcome to attend these sessions also.
Server Training:

  • St. Patrick: Thursday, November 7 6:00-7:00
  • St. Charles: Saturday, November 9 11:00-12:00
Lector Training:
  • St. Patrick: Thursday, November 7 5:00-5:30
  • St. Charles: Saturday, November 9, 10:30-11:00
Eucharistic Minister of the Holy Communion Training:
  • St. Patrick: Thursday, November 7 5:30-6:00
  • St. Charles: Saturday, November 9 10:00-10:30

St. Charles Turkey Dinner - Sunday, November 3, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm
Adults - $9.00 (12 and over)
Children - $5.00
Preschool - free
Carry outs available 10:00am - 1:00pm
Church Hall, Otterbein

Blood Drive - K of C Council 9400 is sponsoring a Blood Drive. If you would like to participate in donating to this life-giving event (you will be contacted for an appointment), please sign up on the sheets in back of both parishes.

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 100% Apple Juice and 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.”

Fruitful Harvest 2018 - Walking Together in the Light of Christ - 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 col-lection basket or mail it in the return envelope provided. As of September 27 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.

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 interested 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.

Would you consider going on the Nov. 9-16, 2019 and/or the Feb. 8-15, 2020 trip to make a BIG differ-ence in someone’s life? Email John Brost at or call 765-366-5329 for more details.

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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