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

Rev. Robert Klemme, Pastor


 

Events and News

 

 

 

St. Charles Parish Events

  • Wall & Mobile White/Chalk Boards - There are two mobile chalk/white boards and one wall chalk board that are available for anyone who may be interested in them. Contact Jennifer Senesac at 491- 3729 or email her at: senesacs@hotmail.com by September 30 for more details.

  • Thank You - Thank you to Bob Metzinger and Jerome Hobaugh for replacing the bulb on the crucifix in church.

  • Religious Education Classes
    Religious Education classes resume Sunday, September 9 at 9:50 a.m. You can download the CCD Schedule here.

  • family picturePictorial Directory - We will be doing a Pictorial Directory this Fall. Family photographs at St. Charles will be : September 20, 21 and 22 You can sign up in the back of church or click on the picture to the left to schedule your appointment online. Also, if you have a family member in the nursing home and you would like to submit a photo of them or if you are submitting a family photo you can bring a hard copy to the parish office or you can email your picture for St. Patrick to: marlena.thomas@ffni.com or for St. Charles you can email it to: LinRhoades@yahoo.com by September 14.

 

St. Patrick Parish Events

  • Coffee & Donuts next Sunday, September 30 will be served compliments of Team #3: Ivan Daily, Allen Hardebeck, Megan Hardebeck, Adrien Senesac and Tressa Senesac.

  • Religious Education Classes
    Religious Education classes resume Sunday, September 9 at 8:45 a.m. You can download the CCD Schedule here.

  • family picturePictorial Directory - We will be doing a Pictorial Directory this Fall. Family photographs at St. Patrick will be : September 24 and 25. You can sign up in the back of church or click on the picture to the left to schedule your appointment online. Also, if you have a family member in the nursing home and you would like to submit a photo of them or if you are submitting a family photo you can bring a hard copy to the parish office or you can email your picture for St. Patrick to: marlena.thomas@ffni.com or for St. Charles you can email it to: LinRhoades@yahoo.com by September 14.

 

 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 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, 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 and Mary Ward.


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.


Turkey Dinner - Sacred Heart Church in Remington, IN will have their Annual Turkey Dinner on September 16, 2018 serv-ing from 11 am - 1:30 pm EDT. Tickets: Adults $9.00, Children 12 and under $5.00. Carry-outs at no additional charge. Dinner includes: Turkey, Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Roll, Dessert and Drink. Crafts, Baked Goods, Children’s Games. Please join us for great food and fellowship!


Chicken Dinner - Sacred Heart, Fowler
A delicious chicken dinner with sides, homemade salads and desserts will be held in the school gym on Sunday Septem-ber 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 to 5 and free for children under 5. Carry outs will be available. There will be a $.50 per ticket discount for advance ticket purchase. For advance tickets please see any St. Anne circle head or Anne Molter at Fowler State Bank.


Thank You - Thank you to all parishioners who donated desserts to the Life Teen Chicken Dinner. We sold over 200 dinners and made over $900.00. We truly appreciate all of the support that you continue to provide to Life Teen!


Kroeger Rewards New Organization Number - The Kroeger Co. Family of Stores have recently upgraded their Community Rewards system, and as a result, our Non-Profit Organization (NPO) has a new account number. (EA695). Please reference the new number when contacting them for assistance. While the previous number will continue to be associated with our organization, it will not be visible to you when enrolling. New members can enroll by searching for either the new number or the name of our organization. If you have any questions, please email CECOMMUNITYREWARDS@KROEGER.com or visit their website at http://www.kroeger.com.


The Community Food and Services Co-op is in ongoing need of your generous donations. The suggested item of donation for this month is CLEANING SUPPLIES/LAUNDRY DETERGENT. 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.”


Free Ministry to Traveling Catholics - For nationwide Mass times and locations, call 1-410-676-6000 or www.masstimes.org.


Mexico Mission - After a long winter how about going to Mexico to build houses? Our next trips are November 3-10, 2018 & February 16-23, 2019. Come make a BIG difference in someone's life! Email John Brost at jbrost60@gmail.com or call 765-366-5329 for more details.


Diocesan Pro-Life Leaders and Physicians Conference - A Diocesan Pro-Life Leaders and Physicians Conference will be held at St. Joan of Arc, Kokomo, on Sat-urday, October 6 from 9-3. The theme of the conference is, “Abortion Pill Reversal: How Pro-Life Min-istries and Medical Personnel Can Help Women Who Regret Taking the Abortion Pill.” Anyone who works in pro-life ministry or in the medical profession is encouraged to attend. The conference will include presentations by Dr. Casey Reising, MD, and David Bangs. They have successfully assisted women who have taken the abortion pill and regretted their decision, allowing these women to continue their pregnancies and go on to have healthy babies. More information and registration can be found online at: www.dol-in.org/family-life-events Cost is $10, payable at the door. Please register by Tues-day, October 2. Question? Contact Susan Hoefer, Respect Life Coordinator, at 765-421-1998 or shoefer@dol-in.org. Sponsored by the Office of Family Life.


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

Save the Date - The 14th CINCH (Central Indiana Churches for Haiti) Haiti Gathering will be on Sunday, October 14, 2108. It will be at St. Mary Cathedral in Lafayette, IN. Please mark your calendars to save this date. More details will be coming in the next month or so. There are several great speakers already committed to coming to this event. If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact Jeff Newell at 765-742-9046.


Sisters of Providence to host Come an See Retreat - What are you looking for? Come and see if God might be calling you to a life full of joy as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. The retreat will take place on Oct. 26-28 at the spirit-filled Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Spend time with sisters in prayer, ask our younger sisters questions you may have and get to know our foundress, Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, while exploring where God may be calling you. The retreat is free and is for single, Catholic women ages 18-42. Learn more or register at ComeandSee.SistersofProvidence.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 website: 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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