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.


Ash Wednesday Mass Times

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

6:45am ~ St. Raphael Church

12noon ~ St. Celestine Church

6pm ~ St. Celestine Church

There will be Wednesday evening
religious ed classes from 7-8pm.


Friday Lent Mass Time Change

During Lent, Friday Mass will be at 6am on the following Fridays

March 8  March 15   March 22     March 29  April 12

First Friday Mass on April 5 will be held at 8am due to other First Friday activities.

After Lent, Friday Mass will return to 8am. 


Homily 2019/02/01 - What's Love Got to do with it?


Game Night February 22, 2019 



6:30pm till 9:30pm  St. Celestine Hall


Join us for a night of adult fun and fellowship.

There will be a blessing and scripture reading at  6:30pm and then the games will begin.

Invite your friends, does not need to be a parishioner.

The Knights of Columbus will sponsor the evening and will provide snacks and drinks 




Religious Ed. Fish Fry-March 15

Friday, March 15                                        

       4:30pm till 6:30pm (or until dinners are sold out)                                                        


Join us to  Dine-In or our  Drive-thru at the St. Celestine Campus 

Our delicious Catfish dinner served with german fries, slaw, bread,
and a dessert. 


House Blessings

Deacon Mike is doing House Blessings!

January is traditionally the time for House Blessings.

This is a great way to involve the whole family, so pick a time when the kids can participate. Takes 10-15 minutes. And it's free!

Even if you have previously had your house blessed, it is ok to have it done again.

Contact the parish office (812-634-1875) or Deacon Mike to schedule yours.


Ministry Schedule

Here is the schedule for all ministries:

December/January Schedule

February/March 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




Homily 2018/01/20 - Christian Unity


Homily 2018/12/23 - Whatever Love Requires


From the Desk of Fr. Eugene

I recently visited Medjugorje, which is in the former Yugoslavia and is in the present country of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  Medjugorje is a place where our Blessed Mother has appeared to six people since 1981 but has not yet been approved by the Catholic Church.  However, the Church has sent a Cardinal to this location to study further and possibly approve this site as an authenticate site where Mary continues to appear daily to three of the the six people.  The Franciscan Order takes care of CAtholic ministry at Medjugorje but the representative for the English speaking people is a Dominican by the name of Fr. Leon.  Here is the talk Fr. Leon gave while we were in Medjugorje.

God Bless Fr. Eugene


Homily 2018/10/20 - Ask Not?

Also - here is a link to a free course from Christopher West called "What Do You Want".