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

Rev. Robert Klemme, Pastor


Events and News




St. Charles Parish Events

  • Next meeting for Alter & Rosary Society Tuesday, Febrauay 26, 2019 at 7pm in St. Charles Hall
  • 2018 Contribution Statements - The 2018 Contribution Statements are available in the back of church. Please pick up your statements.
  • Confirmation Students - Please keep our Confirmation students in your prayers. We pray they will be filled with the Holy Spirit. The Confirmation students are: Cooper Gretencord, Dylan Gretencord, Carter Gretencord, Kale Kottkamp, Luke Lambeck, Baylie Perkins and Nicole Vorst.


St. Patrick Parish Events

  • Coffee & Doughnuts next Sunday, February 17 will not be served due no CCD classes.
  • Coffee & Doughnuts next Sunday, February 24 will be served compliments of Team #1: Cole Barnard, Sam Barnard, Allyson Cecil, Georgianna Wallpe, Rafael Morales and Simone Morales.
  • Family Volunteers Needed - The 2019 church cleaning schedule for January 1 - June 16 is posted on the bulletin board in the vestibule. We are in need of family volunteers for each week.
  • 2018 Contribution Statements - The 2018 Contribution Statements are in the vestibule. Please pick up your statement.
  • Sewing Day - There will be a Sewing Day Thursday, February 21 at 9:00 am in the parish hall. Bring something to share for lunch.
  • Confirmation Students - Please keep the Confirmation students in your prayers. We pray they will be filled with the Holy Spirit. Confirmation will be Wednesday, February 20 at 6PM here at St. Patrick. The Confirmation students are: Cole Barnard, Kelsey Coffman, Ivan Daily, Liam Lynch, Halle Richey and Hannah Williams.


 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, Marlena Thomas, Sharon Eberle, Glenn Barnard, Cooper Gretencord, Mark McMaster, Donna Cooley, Lynn Stone, Charlie Senesac, Ray Muller, Darlene Bowers, Nancy Barrett and Becky Budreau.

Life Teen XLT Service - On Sunday, February 17th Life Teen invites all parishioners to an LXT service at 7:00 pm at St. Patrick’s Church with guest musician Josh Goodman. Meaning ‘Exalt,’ the LXT is a unique hour of praise and worship focusing on Eucharistic Adoration.

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 collection basket or mail it in the return envelope provided. As of January 25 pledges received for St. Charles are $43,877.50 and their goal is $43,245 and pledges received for St. Patrick are $39,910.00 and their goal is $37,174.

Bible Study on Monday, The next Bible Study session will be Monday, January 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Patrick’s.

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.

Pop Tabs - The 7th & 8th grade CCD class at St. Patrick’s is collecting pop tabs for St. Monica’s in Africa. They use these tabs to make purses to sell to help support women and children who have been terrorized by the Lord’s Resistance Army. One purse will support a women and child for three daily meals and water for six months. There is tubs in the vestibule of both churches for your tabs. If you would like to see some purses go to google and type in pop tab purses in Africa.

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. Adoration is open to everyone. If interested in being a sub or an adorer contact Pat Besse at Sacred Heart 884-1818 or Debbie Barnard at (765) 299-6214.

Catholic Moment - February is Catholic Press Month. Please consider your gift of $20.00 to help pay for the annual cost of providing The Catholic Moment in our parish.

Knights of Columbus Scholarship - The General de Lafayette Assembly 4th Degree Knights of Columbus will once again be awarding a $2000 scholarship to two High School Seniors in the Assembly area. This area covers the parishes of Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Otterbein, Oxford, West Lafayette and Central Catholic High School. Deadline for the application need to be postmarked by March 29, 2019. There are forms available in the parish office. The Knights are honored to be able to award these scholarships in order to assist the youth in their future endeavors.

Mexico Mission - Would you consider going on the Feb. 16-23, 2019 trip to make a BIG difference in someone’s life? Email John Brost at or call 765-366-5329 for more details.

Mass/Parish Activities Cancelation Due to Weather - During the weekdays from Monday to Friday if Benton Community School Corporation cancels school for the day then there will be no Mass or parish activities on those days. If there is only a two hour delay we will have Mass. If there is a travel warning declared of no traveling except for emergency management workers then there will be no Mass or parish activities for the day all days of the week including Sundays.

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/CANNED FRUIT. You can place your dona-tion 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.”

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 Febru-ary 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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