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

Rev. Thomas J. Haan, Administrator


Events and News




St. Charles Parish Events

  • Team Teach Partner Needed - Teresa Klemme, the junior high CCD teacher is looking for a team teach partner. If you are interested please contact her at 765-426-1631 or Jennifer Senesac at 765-491-3729.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Dishes - There are several dishes in the parish hall from recent funeral dinners. Please stop and see if one belongs to you.
  • Operation Christmas Child - Once again the students at St. Patrick’s will be sending shoeboxes of school supplies, personal care items, and toys as part of the Operation Christmas Child. These shoeboxes are then sent throughout the US and world. Now while school supplies are on sale, we are asking for your help in purchasing the supplies. Next week there will be cards in the vestibule with suggested items. You are asked to purchase the items and then place them in the tote in the vestibule. Thank you for your help.


 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.

Forty Hours Adoration - St. Charles and St. Patrick will have Forty Hours Adoration starting on Sunday, August 25 beginning at 11:15 St. Patrick’s and finishing with Mass at St. Charles on Wednesday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. The Adoration periods are as follows:
Sunday, August 25 11:15 am - 9:00 pm at St. Patrick
Monday, August 26 9:00 am - 9:00 pm at St. Charles
Tuesday, August 27 9:00 am - 9:00 pm at St. Patrick
Wednesday, August 28 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm at St. Charles
Please sign up for an hour of Adoration on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the vestibule of either church. Please observe which church you are signing up for Adoration at.

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 August 9 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.

Life Teen Notice - Life Teen will have their first Life Night on Sunday, August 18th at St. Patrick’s Church, Oxford from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. All families are invited to stay for the short meeting, ice cream social, and outdoor games.

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 DISPOSABLE/DIAPERS. 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.”

Religious Education Sign up - If you are new to the parish or your child is entering the Religious Education program for the first time we ask that you register your child/children. There are forms in the vestibule, when completed you can drop them in the collection.

Life Teen Chicken Dinner - Come and support the Life Teen students at a Chicken Dinner on Friday, September 6, 2019, as part of Dan Patch Days. Dinner will be available from 5:30-7:30. $10.00 will get you a 3-piece fried chicken din-ner complete with fries, coleslaw, drink and dessert. The meal will be prepared on site by Remington Poultry. You can find us at the Lions Club Shelter House in Rommel Park, Oxford, IN. Carry outs will be available.

Dessert Donations for Life Teen Chicken Dinner - Dessert donations will be gratefully accepted for the Life Teen Chicken Dinner. If you are willing to do-nate pies, cup cakes or cookies, please drop them off at St. Patrick Hall or St. Charles Hall Thursday, September 5 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm or Friday, September 6 from 7 am to 2 pm. If you have any ques-tions, please contact Heather Richey at (765) 414-7656. Thank you for your generosity.

Fish Fry - All are invited to Church of the Blessed Sacrament, 2224 Sacramento Drive, West Lafayette, for a Nine Irish Brothers Fish Fry on Sunday, September 22 from 12:30 - 5:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 each and include Nine Irish Signature Fish/Chips/Slaw & Dessert courtesy of Dairy Queen.

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.

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.

Celebrating Christian Marriage - All married couples of the diocese celebrating significant marriage anniversaries in 2019 are invited to attend a special Mass with Bishop Doherty to celebrate their years of Christian Marriage. The Anniver-sary Mass will fulfill the Sunday obligation and during Mass Bishop Doherty will offer a special anniver-sary blessing. Immediately following Mass, Bishop Doherty will greet couples at a reception of light re-freshment. Sunday, September 15, 2019 2:30 PM (EDT) at Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Con-ception 1207 Columbia St, Lafayette, IN. Register online at Mass or contact Sandra Santucci at

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.





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