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

Rev. Robert Klemme, Pastor


Events and News




St. Charles Parish Events

  • Congratulations to Arturo and Jeanna Rodriquez on the baptism of their daughter, Alessandra Marie Rodriguez on January 1, 2018.


St. Patrick Parish Events

  • Coffee & Baked Goods next Sunday, January 14 will be served compliments of the Sewing Guild.


 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

Let us pray for these sick: Virgil Schutter, Jack Allison, Kim Dahnke, Collette Lavelle, Ron Sondgerath, Sue Glotzbach, Amber Brost, Phillip Gobel, Janet Schutter, Dick Bowman, Mark Cochran, Jason Cole, Brian Lemenager, Staci Wittenauer, Betty Fassnacht, Mary Reed, Cort Wilson, Marlena Thomas, Sharon Eberle, Glenn Barnard, Cooper Gretencord, Mark McMaster and Donna Cooley.

Parish Council - We welcome Deb Wallpe to St. Charles Parish Council and Jeff Kult to St. Patrick’s Parish Council. We thank Nina May and John Brost for their time served on the parish councils.

The Community Food and Services Co-op is in ongoing need of your generous donations. The suggested item of donation for this month is PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS. 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.”

Mexico Mission - The next trip for the Mexico Mission will be February 17-24, 2018. Come and make a difference in someone’s life! Call/email John Brost for more information at 765-366-5329 or

Bible Study Session - Just a reminder that on every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month beginning October 23, 2017 through March 26th, 2018 there will be a Bible Study Session covering the Gospel of Matthew. The sessions begin at 7:00 p.m. During the months of October, November and December the Bible Study will be at St. Charles Parish Hall. During the months of January, February and March they will be at St. Patrick Parish Hall.

Parish Winter Closings - When Benton County schools are closed there will not be morning Mass or parish activities. If there is a 2 hour delay in school then there will not be morning Mass. If there is a Benton county Winter Snow Emergency declared, all parish lit-urgies and activities (including Mass) will be cancelled.

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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