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

Rev. Thomas J. Haan, Administrator


Events and News




St. Charles Parish Events

  • Dishes - There are many dishes in the parish hall from recent dinners. Please stop by and pick up your dish.
  • Reminder of Training Sessions - Just a reminder of the Liturgical Ministers training session on Monday, September 30: Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion 5:30-6:15pm, Lectors 6:15-7pm, and Servers 7:00-8:15pm. All sessions will be held in church.
  • 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

  • Coffee & Donuts next Sunday, September 29th will be served compliments of Team #2: Cole Barnard, Sam Barnard, Allyson Cecil, Georgianna Wallpe, Rafael Morales and Simone Morales.
  • Dishes - There are several dishes in the parish hall from recent funeral dinners. Please stop and see if one belongs to you.


 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

Altar Server Call-Out and Mandatory Training

All Sessions held in Church

All current servers and those who are interested in being an altar server at Mass should come to a 75 minute training session with Fa-ther Haan. Detailed instructions on the procedures of serving will be covered. Parents welcome to attend.
St. Patrick: Saturday, September 28, 10:30-11:45am
St. Charles: Monday, September 30, 7:00-8:15pm

Lector Call-Out and Mandatory Training!

All current lectors and those who are interested in reading at Mass should come to a mandatory 45 minute training session with Father Haan. The theology, spirituality, and practicals of reading the Sacred Scriptures will be covered.
St. Patrick: Saturday, September 28, 9:30-10:15am
St. Charles: Monday, September 30, 6:15-7pm

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Training!

All current Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion should attend a mandatory 45 minute training session with Father Haan. The theology, spirituality, and practicals of distributing the Body and Blood of Jesus at Mass will be covered.
St. Patrick: Saturday, September 28, 8:45-9:30am
St. Charles: Monday, September 30, 5:30-6:15pm

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.

Blood Drive - K of C Council 9400 is sponsoring a Blood Drive. If you would like to participate in donating to this life-giving event (you will be contacted for an appointment), please sign up on the sheets in back of both parishes.

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 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.”

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 August 30 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.

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.

Sacred Heart Chicken Dinner - Sacred Heart Church in Fowler will be serving a delicious chicken dinner with sides, homemade salads and desserts. It will be held in the school gym on Sunday, September 22nd from 11:00 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.

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.

Would you consider going on the Nov. 9-16, 2019 and/or the Feb. 8-15, 2020 trip to make a BIG differ-ence in someone’s life? Email John Brost at or call 765-366-5329 for more details.

Relics of St. Padre Pio - St. Patrick Catholic Church in Kokomo and The Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana are excited to announce that the relics of St. Padre Pio will be at St. Patrick Church in Kokomo for public veneration on Monday, September 16, 2019 from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. A Mass in honor of St. Pio will be celebrated at 6:00 pm. For more information visit:

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.





Related Links Diocese of Lafayette-In-Indiana Diocesan Vocations The Catholic Moment Frassati Society
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