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.




Sunday, December 15  4:00pm  at St. Ferdinand Church, Ferdinand 
Tuesday, December 17  6:30pm at St. Joseph Church, Jasper
Wednesday, December 18 12:00 noon at St. Joseph Church, Jasper 
                      (All area deanery priests will be available)



Town of Celestine Christmas 


Cookie Walk 8am till 12noon 
St. Celestine Hall

Live Christmas Music Performances  4pm-5:30pm
Downtown Celestine 

Candy Cane Chase  4:45pm 
Downtown Celestine 

Santa Arrives & The Tree Lighting  5:30pm 
Downtown Celestine 
Refreshments immediately following in the
St. Celestine Hall 
6:15pm Drawing for $100.00 Gift Card 

Christmas Concert by the Celebration Singers 
6:30pm St. Celestine Church 
The public is invited to attend this heartwarming 
Christmas performance.  


Holy Day Mass Times


Thanksgiving Mass November 28 
8:00am St. Raphael Church 

Christmas ( December 25) Holy Day

Christmas Eve Vigil - Tuesday, Dec. 24 
4:00pm @St. Celestine Church 
5:30pm @St. Raphael Church
10:00pm @St. Celestine Church

Christmas Day Wednesday, Dec. 25 
9:00am @St. Raphael Church 

Holy Innocent Mass, Saturday, Dec. 28 
8:00am St. Raphael Church 

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God (January 1) Holy Day
Vigil - Tuesday, Dec. 31 
5:30pm @St. Celestine Church 
Wednesday, Jan. 1 
9:00am @St. Raphael Church 



Ministry Schedule

Here is the schedule for all ministries:


All Saints Day Ministry Schedule


October - November Ministry Schedule 


 December - January Ministry Schedule

Ministers, please add on your Ministry APP where you can serve for the Holiday Masses.
Thank You! 

Contact the parish office 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




Prayer for Priests and Homily for 2019/10/20

Homily for 2019/10/20

Prayer for Priests - three options

Rosa Mystica prayer for priests

Catholic Company prayer for priests

USCCB prayer-for-priests

Gracious and loving God, we thank you for the gift of our priests.
Through them, we experience your presence in the sacraments.

Help our priests to be strong in their vocation.
Set their souls on fire with love for your people.

Grant them the wisdom, understanding, and strength they need to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
Inspire them with the vision of your Kingdom.

Give them the words they need to spread the Gospel.
Allow them to experience joy in their ministry.

Help them to become instruments of your divine grace.

We ask this through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns as our Eternal Priest.




Coming January 2020: Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University


The class will meet on Mondays beginning January 6, 2020 through March 9, 2020
No class Mon., Jan. 27 (Parish Mission that night)
7:00pm - 8:30pm - at St. Celestine Center Lower Level 
Deadline to register is Friday, December 2019 in order to have your kit for the first class. 

Learn God's ways of handling money! This nine-week class will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend, save and give wisely, and more! You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever.

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. 

A biblically based curriculum that teaches people of all ages how to handle money God's way. In the nine lessons you'll learn to take control of your money, relate with your spouse about money, pay off debt, invest for the future, protect your wealth and give like never before!

FPU classes meet for nine weeks total. There is a small amount of homework each week, but it is not a time consuming class.

Cost $100.00 per individual or couple for the membership kit (book, CDs, workbook, online access and more).

This charge includes spouses, individuals or family members who are living with their parents. They may share materials and attend for the cost of the original $100.00 fee.

Engaged couples who have set a date for marriage within 1yr. of their enrollment can share materials and attend for the cost of $100.00.

Call St. Isidore Office 812-634-1875 for reservations!



Trivia Night

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Celestine Community Club

Doors Open at 6:30pm
Trivia Starts at 7pm

Teams of 8
$15/person or $120/table

Contact Connie Matheis to register
812/634-1875 or

Cash bar of beer & wine available
Snacks will be provided

All proceeds benefit the youth of our parish.

Come out for a fun night of trivia & fellowship.


Homily 2019/08/11 - A Severe Beating


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..."


Homily 2019/05/19 - Accused of Being Christian