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.


Homily 2018/03/04 - A Vision for Church


Missionaries to Dupity, Haiti

Asking for daily prayers for the local missionaries headed to Dupity, Haiti.  Nobody from St. Isidore is going this time, but this team represents us.  See the amazing list below of all they hope to accomplish in this trip.  Please pray for safety, health, and the Lord bless their efforts with success.
- 5 days of eye clinic by Dr. Tim Troutman and distribution of glasses donated by the Lions club
- 5 days of general medical clinic by Dr. Nord, including one day at the school
- kick-off of training on 500 water systems to serve 2000 families
- installation of solar panels/controllers/batteries on clinic and rectory
- Construction of 1-2 latrines and education on keeping human and animal waste out of water supply
- Hygiene and infant care class for the community by RN Joanie Troutman
- delivery of $4000 of medications and vitamins requested by Dr. Darlusma 
- delivery of numerous medical supplies (gloves, catheters, suture, etc)
       donated by Memorial hospital and DCH and Dr. Ruff
- delivery and instruction on ultrasound and EKG machines
- delivery of nebulizer, pulse oximetry device, glucometers and thermometer
- meeting with parish council, microcredit women, agriculture program, orphanage

Homily 2018/02/11 - If You Wish


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:

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