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

Rev. Robert Klemme, Pastor


Events and News




St. Charles Parish Events

  • Turkey Dinner Proceeds
    Deposit $4637.09
    Dinner Expenses 2585.03
    Profit from Dinner 2052.06
    Raffle Profit 536.00
    Profit from Dinner & Raffle 2588.06
    Rosary Society Checking Account Balance
    as of November 7, 2018 $10,825.69


St. Patrick Parish Events

  • Coffee & Donuts next Sunday, November 25th will not be served due to Thanksgiving Break.


 Youth Events

  • Life Teen Mass - Life Teen Mass resumes on Sunday, August 19 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Patrick. Immediately following Mass there will be a Welcome Back Night for the students and their families. 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, Betty Fassnacht, Mary Reed, Marlena Thomas, Sharon Eberle, Glenn Barnard, Cooper Gretencord, Mark McMaster, Donna Cooley, Lynn Stone, Charlie Senesac, Ray Muller, Darlene Bowers, Nancy Barrett, Kathy Budreau, Brent Blake, Mary Ward and Wayne Oneal.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development - Next week, our tithe will be for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Over 43 million people in the United States live in poverty. This collection supports programs to empower people to identify and address the obstacles they face as they work to bring permanent and positive change to their communities. Learn more about the Catholic Cam-paign for Human Development at

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 November 2 pledges received for St. Charles are $30,240 and their goal is $43,245 and pledges received for St. Patrick are $30,620 and their goal is $37,174.

Life Teen Gift Card Fundraiser - Life Teen members will be taking orders for gift cards for a wide variety of stores through Dec. 2. Many popular brands are available including Walmart, Meijer, Menards, Starbucks, Dick’s Sporting Goods, American Eagle, Goodrich Quali-ty Theatres and many restaurants and gas stations in the greater Lafayette area. Visit for a complete list of retailers that are available. These cards make a great Christmas gift or you can use them for your own Christmas shopping! Please see a Life Teen member to purchase gift cards or there are extra order forms in the entry area of the church. Starting December 9 they will be passing out the cards you ordered.

Parish Council Elections - St. Charles and St. Patrick will have their annual election for members of the parish councils on December 2. You may nominate any parishioner who is 18 years or older and who is confirmed. Brad Wetli (completing Todd Wetli’s term) from St. Charles and Wayne Crumbaugh from St. Patrick have completed their terms but both can be nominated again as they have only served one term each. You need to get the permission of the person you wish to nominate before submit-ting his/her name. There are nomination forms and a ballot box in the entry area of the church.

Bobbie’s Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner - If you have nowhere to go or will spend Thanksgiving Day by yourself, come join us at St. Charles Parish Hall on Thanksgiving Day, November 22 for Bobbie’s Community Thanksgiving Day dinner. Dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m. Bring a salad/covered dish or dessert. For more details contact Bob Metzinger at 583-4339.

Co-op Turkey Breasts - The Benton Community Food and Service Co-op is accepting donations of turkey breasts for the week of November 12. Anyone willing to donate a turkey breast can drop one off at the CAP office or the Co-op before Thursday, November 15. Or call 765-385-0623.

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.

Bible Study - Fr. Bob will continue the study of the Gospel of St. Matthew on Monday evenings beginning September 24th at Charles Hall at 7:00 pm. The Sessions will be moved to St. Patrick beginning December 10th and ending on Monday, March 25th. There will be two to three sessions per month. A schedule will be passed out at the classes and each class date will be printed in the bulletin. We will begin on September 24th with Session #9 in the book entitled, Matthew: The King and His Kingdom by Jeff Cavins & Sarah Christmyer. If you need a book please call the parish office. The cost of the book is $28.95.

Donations Needed- The Community Food and Services Co-op is in ongoing need of your generous donations. The suggest-ed item of donation for this month is SUGAR AND FLOUR. 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.”

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

Bring God’s love to seniors in your community!
Come and make a meaningful difference in your community! Only one hour per week is need-ed to come alongside the widow(er) and the hurting as God calls us. Caregiver Companion simply needs you to visit or provide practical non-medical assistance to often homebound seniors who are in need of compassionate companionship.

Some current volunteer opportunities:
  • Visiting with spouse of local caregiver every other week
  • Dusting/sweeping for elderly woman every other week
  • Grocery Shoppers for frail widows
  • Transportation to local doctor’s appointments for seniors unable to drive
  • Simple in-home repairs or yard work assistance

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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