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.

Friday
Sep132019

St. Isidore Social 2019

St. Isidore Social
Sunday, October 6, 2019

Held on the Grounds of St. Raphael Church
5564 E St. Raphael Street, Dubois, IN

9:30am Mass

10:30am-2pm
Fried Chicken 
Roast Beef Dinners
family style or
carry out)
Mock Turtle Soup
Hamburger Stand

3pm
Grand Raffle Drawing
Special Quilt Drawing

Shuttle Service Available


Fun for the entire family

  • BINGO
  • Country Store
  • Buried Treasure
  • Theme Baskets
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Games for all ages

 

 

Monday
Sep092019

Harvest Festival 

 

St. Isidore the Farmer

Friday, October 11, 2019
 
St. Celestine Campus 

6:00pm
Dinner served in the hall
Fried Chicken & drinks provided 

A-K Salads/Vegetables
L-R Desserts 
S-Z Bread/ Potatoes/ Fruit
 
6:30pm 

Corn pit, pumpkin painting, games for the kids

7:00pm 

The Great Pumpkin Hunt 

Outdoor movie at dark 

Please RSVP for dinner
 Sign up sheets at main entrances to church 
Call the parish office 812-643-1875  

Sunday
Aug112019

Homily 2019/08/11 - A Severe Beating

Tuesday
Jul302019

Ministry Schedule


Here is the schedule for all ministries:

June/July Schedule

August/September Schedule

Contact Janice Betz at jbetz@evdio.org 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

 

 

Saturday
Jul202019

2019/07/21 Homily: Unum Necessarium

"We are all worried and upset about many things… We try to do it all on our own - but only one thing is required..."

https://deaconmikeseibert.blogspot.com/2019/07/20190721-unum-necessarium.html

Sunday
May192019

Homily 2019/05/19 - Accused of Being Christian

Tuesday
Apr162019

Youth Making A Difference

https://duboiscountyherald.com/b/project-challenges-students-to-make-a-difference

Project challenges students to ‘Make a Difference’

 

By Leann Burke/The Herald
From left, Halle Blackgrave, 13, Madison Pfau, 7, and Aubre Blackgrave, 11, all of Celestine presented Trent Horall of Otwell a check Friday to help with Horall's medical expenses. Horall is fighting colorectal cancer, and the girls raised money to help him for their Lenten Make A Difference project through St. Isidore Catholic Parish. Halle and Aubre's mother, Jan Blackgrave, is also fighting cancer and met Trent at treatment. The families have since become friends.

By LEANN BURKE
lburke@dcherald.com 

JASPER — Trent Horall of Otwell got an Easter surprise Sunday afternoon when three girls from St. Isidore Catholic Parish presented him a check for $650 to help with medical expenses.

Horall is fighting colorectal cancer, so the girls — Aubre Blackgrave, 11, Halle Blackgrave, 13, and Madison Pfau, 7, all of Celestine — decided to raise money to help with his expenses during Lent.

The girls made faux leather earrings that they sold in Aubre and Halle’s mother, Jan Blackgrave’s shop, Illusions Nail-Hair Studio and Day Spa, in downtown Jasper. Jan is also how the girls got connected with Horall. Jan is also fighting cancer, and she met Horall and his wife, Melissa, on her first day of treatment at Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. The families have since become friends.

“I feel blessed,” Horall said. “I’m having some good days. I’m just very blessed to feel well enough to come up and enjoy some time with the people who did something to help.”

The girls’ project was part of St. Isidore’s annual Make a Difference program. Every Lent, Deacon Mike Seibert gives every student in the parish $5 and challenges them to find a way to use it to make a difference during the Easter season.

The students come up with a lot of ideas. On Sunday alone, three Make a Difference events happened. After the 8 a.m. Mass, the sixth-graders teamed up on a bake sale for Life Pregnancy Help Center in Paoli, and after the 10 a.m. Mass, other students hosted a benefit breakfast for local people with medical needs. Then, in the afternoon, the Blackgraves and Pfau presented a check to Horall.

The goal of Make A Difference, Seibert said, is to get the kids thinking about others and to encourage them to get involved in the community. For the Blackgraves and Pfau, the lesson stuck.

“I learned to be nice to people and to give back what you can,” Aubre said.

The girls got the idea for their project from Renee Merkel, a St. Isidore parishioner. She helped the girls get the materials for the earrings and helped them cut the materials, most of which were donated by Hopf’s Upholstery, Boeckman’s Furniture and Floor Covering and Melissa Gogel. From there, the girls formed an assembly line, threading the pieces of fabric onto a metal ring and attaching the ring to earring backs to create the jewelry that they sold at Illusions for about $5 per pair. The earrings quickly gained popularity, and of the roughly 200 pairs the girls made, only a handful are left.

“It was really just amazing,” Halle said. “I did not expect it to go over so well.”

Although this year’s Make A Difference project is winding down and the girls don’t have any plans to make more earrings, they all agreed that they make a good team. They plan to team up again next year for a new Make A Difference project.

“I learned to give back to people in need and help the community,” Halle said. “I would do it again.”

Sunday
Mar312019

Homily 2019/03/31 - Admitting We Are Blind (or 'whattayaknow'?)

Saturday
Mar162019

Homily 2019/03/17 - Counting Stars

Thursday
Mar142019

Fr. Tyler Mission Videos

For those of you that may have missed any of Fr. Tyler's mission, video links are below.  The camera was unmanned so Fr. Tyler may go off the screen from time to time.  But you will still be able to hear his message.

Night 1 Sunday, March 10, 2019 

Night 2 Monday, March 11, 2019

Night 3 Tuesday, March 12, 2019