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 Parish Shoot

St. Isidore Annual Shoot
Sunday, October 2, 2019

Held on the grounds of Celestine Community Club, 7742 E Ellsworth Rd, Celestine, IN  47521

10:30am Fried Chicken Dinners with "Famous Celestine Homemade Dressing";
                Hamburgers; Chicken noodle soup

10:30am- 12:30  To Go plates available at the back of the building by hamburger stand. 

12:30 - 4:30pm  BINGO 

11am Ham Shoot Begins

9:00am - 3:00  Silent Auction for themed baskets 

2pm Closed Beef Shoot (1st choice Whole beef)

10:30am till 1:00pm There will be 20 beautiful handmade quilts raffled away on the wheel

12:00-3:30pm Kids area open with inflatable, games, crafts and corn pit 

License on file at parish office



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.


Holy Day Mass Times

 All Souls   (November 1) Holy Day
Vigil - Thursday, Oct. 31 
6:00pm @ St. Celestine Church 
Friday, Nov. 1 
6:45am @ St. Raphael Church 
7:00pm @ St. Celestine Church 

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 



Homily 2019/08/11 - A Severe Beating


Ministry Schedule

Here is the schedule for all ministries:

August/September Schedule

October/November Schedule 

Contact Cheryl Seger 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




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


Youth Making 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.


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.”


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