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

Rev. Robert Klemme, Pastor


Events and News




St. Charles Parish Events

  • Turkey Dinner Sign Up - Sign up for workers and food for the Turkey Dinner which is Sunday, November 5th is the weekends of October 7 & 8, October 14 & 15 and October 21 & 22 before and after both Masses in the walkway entering the church.
  • Bake Sale - The 3rd and 4th Grade CCD class will be having their annual bake sale after both Masses the weekend of October 21st and 22nd. Please help support the kids and Heifer International.
  • St. Charles Turkey Dinner
    Sunday, November 5, 2017
    Adults - $9.00 (12 and over)
    Children - $5.00, Preschool - free
    Carry-outs available immediately following 9am Mass
    Church Hall, Otterbein


St. Patrick Parish Events

  • Coffee & Donuts next Sunday, October 22 will not be served due to the Mexico Mission Breakfast.
  • Family Volunteer Needed - We are in need of a family volunteer to help with coffee and doughnuts on Sunday, November 19. There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board in the kitchen in the parish hall if you could help.
  • Mexico Mission Breakfast
    Sunday, October 22, 2017
    8:30 am - 12 noon
    St. Patrick Parish Hall
    Donations Accepted
    All proceeds to benefit the Mexico Mission Fund


 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.
  • Life Teen Scrip Update - Darden Restaurants has recently purchased Cheddar’s. Your Darden gift cards are now redeemable at: Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, Yard House and Red Lobster.

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, Chuck Mailloux, Ron Sondger-ath, Sue Glotzbach, Amber Brost, Phillip Gobel, Janet Schutter, Dick Bowman, Mark Cochran, Jason Cole, Brian Leme-nager, Mary Nichols, Staci Wittenauer, Betty Fassnacht, Mary Reed, Cort Wilson, and Marlena Thomas.

World Mission Sunday - Next Sunday we are invited to unite with Catholics around the world to “celebrate the hope that saves” through prayer, participation in the Eucharist and by our tithe. In this way, we stand in solidarity with the young and developing churches in over 120 countries through our support for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith through this special collection. Thank you for your support for the Church in mission around the world.

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 CEREAL. 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 two trips for the Mexico Mission are November 4-11, 2017 and 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

Mexico Mission Breakfast
Sunday, October 22, 2017
8:30 am - 12 noon, St. Patrick Parish Hall
Donations accepted
All proceeds to benefit the Mexico Mission Fund

Bible Study Session - 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. Anyone interested in the Bible Study Session please call the parish office. The Study Set for each participant will cost $28.95.

Memorial Mass - All Soul’s Day
There will be a Memorial Mass at St. Charles for parishioners of St. Patrick and St. Charles on Thursday, November 2nd (All Soul's Day) at 7:00 pm. After the homily there will be an opportunity for anyone and everyone in the assembly to come and light one or more candles for deceased loved ones. We would ask each person that comes up to light candles to go first to the ambo and mention the names of individuals or family names of those that you are remembering in lighting the candles.

Dear Parishioners of St. Charles and St. Patrick,
I would like to extend a heartfelt Thank you for your generous donation to Project Gianna. You are always so generous and faithful in providing your resources and prayers for the work of our mission. A brief update about our ministry….as director, I receive and respond to calls, provide for material needs of our clients through my collaborative efforts at our clothing room with MatrixLifeCare, and counsel as needed. Your donations have allowed me to assist our clients in re-ceiving gas cards, food cards, baby food, diapers, formula, and clothing. Thank you for walking shoulder to shoulder with me in our Pro-life mission in the Diocese. May God Bless you abundantly!
Linda Hasser
Project Gianna Coordinator

Life Teen Lending Library - In the southwest corner of St. Patrick’s Hall, Life Teen has set up a lending library. This library is open to all parishioners. Please feel free to borrow a book or CD! All we ask is that materials are returned when you have finished with them. There are lots of titles and topics to choose from. Please check out our bookshelf!

World Wide Marriage Encounter - Married couples go home from a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend more in love with each other than ever! Want to find out more? Marriage Encounter Weekends will be at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, Indianapolis, from 3-5 November 2017 and 27-29 April 2018, and Mount St. Francis, New Albany, from 2-4 February and 19-21 October, 2018. Visit for further information.
Quote from a couple who made a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend: "We want you to know we thought we had a great marriage. But Marriage Encounter helped make it fantastic!"

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 web-site:

Missionary Discipleship Conference - The Office of Catechesis would like to invite you to participate in the first annual Missionary Discipleship Conference on November 4, 2017. This year’s theme is Scripture: The Font of Missionary Discipleship. Bishop Doherty will be celebrating Mass with us and there will be many options for participants.

The goal of the day is to inspire, nurture, and provide practical tools for individuals in ministry and to help them recognize and articulate their call to missionary discipleship through God’s Word.

The event will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Carmel from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and will include lunch and resources.Individual rate is $30 per person. The group rates are: 5 for $120, 10 for $220. There are deadlines for these dates.

On behalf of the Office of Catechesis it is our hope you will consider attending this exciting event. It can be transformational for those in ministry and leadership. Please contact the Office for Catechesis for more information at 765-269-4650.

Living Mercy, Giving Hope: Come and See Weekend Retreat - Be the hope you want to see in the world. The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, invite single Catholic women, ages 18-42, to a Come and See weekend retreat Nov. 10-12. Deepen your prayer life. Explore where God is calling you. During the retreat, you can meet with the newest members of the Sisters of Providence, learn more about foundress Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, ask questions and learn more about the spirituality and mission of the Sisters of Providence. There is no cost to attend. Learn more or register at, call or text Sister Editha Ben at 812-230-4771 or email

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.

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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