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.


Lenten Reflections


Saturday Evening Mass Location Change

On Saturday, April 7,
Saturday evening Mass will start its rotation at
St. Celestine Church, Celestine.

Saturday evening Mass will take place at
4:30pm at St. Celestine Church until October.


2018/01/21 - The Word of the Lord Came...


Stewards of God’s Grace Capital Campaign - Town Hall Meeting

Click below to watch the Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 in the St. Celestine Hall with Bishop Joseph Siegel, Rev. Bernie Etinenne, Tim McGuire, & Diane Keller about the shared campaign. 

We are coming together to address the current needs of our parishes, and bolster the work and ministries of our diocese. At this time, we invite every household of our diocesan-wide faith family to support a common goal – raising the funds that are crucial to create stronger parishes, which will serve to build a stronger diocese and help us grow as good stewards. Ultimately, rooted in a personal relationship with our Savior, it is all about carrying out the mission of the Church as entrusted to us by Jesus Christ.

If anyone has any questions or concerns about this campaign, feel free to talk to Fr. Eugene.


Homily 2017/12/17 - Rejoice Always...even when it feels like we're losing


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


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