The Catholic Parish of St. Isidore, encompassing the churches of St. Celestine (Celestine, IN) and St. Raphael (Dubois, IN) is located in the rolling hills of Northeast Dubois County in Southern Indiana, near Patoka Lake. Our two Churches are united in faith, family and community. Please join us in worship!

Mission Statement - We, the parish of St. Isidore, witness to the world the love of Christ we have received in the Sacraments, and we invite others to personally experience the Grace of God through prayer, acts of service, and spiritual formation.


St. Isidore Annual Shoot

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Held on the grounds of the Celestine Community Club
7742 E Ellsworth Rd, Celestine, IN

Join us for great food, fellowship, & fun!

Fried Chicken dinners beginning at 10:30am EST

Ham Shoot beginning at 11am EST

Beef Shoot beginning at 2pm EST
First choice: Whole Beef

Click HERE for a printable flyer


Saturday Evening Mass Location Change

Starting this Saturday, October 7,
Saturday evening Mass will start its rotation at
St. Raphael Chruch in Dubois.

Saturday evening Mass will take place at
4:30pm at St. Raphael Church until April.


Live Stream Dave Ramsey's Smart Money

St. Isidore will host the FREE Live Stream of Dave Ramsey’s Smart Money Event
St. Celestine Hall, November 7, 2017

Over the last 25 years, millions of lives have been changed through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. This November, Dave will be live streaming his Smart Money event to churches and Financial Peace University classes across the country. We are excited to announce that we will be a host site for this event. The best part? It’s absolutely FREE for you to attend!

Dave and Rachel Cruze will take the stage on November 7 in Phoenix, and we will stream the event live. We’d love for you to join us and learn the steps you and your family can take to live like no one else.

When: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m
Location: St. Celestine Hall
Please RSVP so we can have materials, chairs, drinks and snacks ready for you!
Email: or call the parish office 812-634-1875 with how many will be attending.

For more information visit

The event is open to anyone of any age.

Click HERE for a video preview


2017/10/01 - Destination of Our Choice


From the Desk of Fr. Eugene

Catholic College Information

I am a member of the The Cardinal Newman Society.  They promote and defend faithful Catholic Education.  They provide excellent information on why choosing a faithful Catholic college would be valuable.

In addition to looking at the “big picture,” they also explore more practical considerations in My Future, My Faith, such as these:


Homily 2017/09/03 - God WANTS us to be Happy


Ministry Schedule 

Here is the schedule for all ministries:

August/September Schedule

October/November Schedule

Contact Janice Betz  at if you have any questions.

If you would like to make changes to your current involvement, or would like to sign up to another ministry, please compete the ministry registration form below and return in the collection basket or to either Parish Office.

Ministry Registration Form




St. Peter Celestine Church & Town of Celestine 175th centennial

June 28 - July 1, 2018 Celebration

We are publishing a book of the past 25 years which is a continuation of our past book published 25 years ago (150 yrs of history).  We are needing your help with updating the businesses in the area.  We are also placing in the book family farms that have been in their family for over 100 years. Please fill in the forms attached and return to the parish office by September 15, 2017.


Please watch for updates of the schedule of events leading up to the centennial celebration.


2017/07/16 - How is it that you DON'T hear?

So – you probably noticed the first theme of the Gospel: we are the dirt. How much the word of God sinks into us depends on whether we are good soil. You might also have noticed that God is a horribly wasteful farmer. He spreads the seeds of His Grace and Love all over creation… letting it drop wherever it will – so that most of it is simply wasted, never bearing any fruit. Picture a tractor with a seed spreader driving down the highway with the feeder wide open…. That’s how extravagant God is with his word.

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Homily 2017/07/02 - Disciples for Dinner