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.

Thursday
Feb252016

Haiti mission trip March 2016

8 parishioners from St. Isidore will travel to Jeremie, Haiti March 4-11.
Watch Deacon Mike's Blog on this site for updates from our group.
Please pray for safety, health, and God to touch everyone involved.

Thursday
Feb252016

Haiti blog link.... go here for continued blog entries

http://deaconmikeseibert.blogspot.com/2016/03/haiti-2016-day-of-firsts-deacon-mike.html

Saturday
Feb062016

Homily 2016/02/07

Before Mass: The readings fit together so well, I almost don’t even need to explain. In each case, somebody is called by God to bring the Good News to His people. All three readings – watch for that common thread. The other undeniable thread is the fact that in all three cases, the person jumps in with both feet. God asks for help – and they devoted their lives to it. Pay particular attention to that Gospel…. We all fit into that story in at least two ways… pay close attention to see if you can identify where YOU are. Remember – we are all at least two different characters.

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Sunday
Dec272015

Homily - Feast of the Holy Family

Before Mass: This morning we are privileged to hear the first words Jesus utters in the Gospel. “Why did you look for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” These words were originally written in Greek – and that last phrase could just as easily be translated as “I must be about my Father’s business”. It’s just a small tweak of the meaning, but keep that in mind as you listen and try to figure out Why He responded the way he did and more importantly – what He’s trying to tell YOU today.

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Friday
Dec112015

Diocese Capital Campaign Survey

The Evansville Diocese is conducting a Capital Capaing Planning Study.  They have created a survey for all parishioners to complete.  Please take a moment to read the fact sheet and complete the survey.  You can return the survey to the parish office by Monday, December 14.

Thank you for your assistance with this project.

Fact Sheet

Survey

Sunday
Nov292015

Homily 2015/11/29 - looking for the off-ramp

Jesus talks about ‘there will be signs’ – these are signs of the coming of the Kingdom of God. These signs are all around us even now …seriously... God puts signs all around us to guide us back to the highway to heaven… thing is – they’re all facing away from heaven – just like the signs for Louisville only point West…. so unless we turn to look TOWARD heaven, we won’t be able to read the signs.

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Saturday
Oct312015

Homily for All Saints

Who are these wearing white robes, and where did they come from?” “These are the ones who have survived the time of great distress; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” Well that answer really clears it up…NOT! What in the world is the ‘time of great distress’? ...and how the heck do you make robes WHITE in the Blood of the lamb? Sounds like mumbo-jumbo to me.

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Saturday
Sep262015

Homily 2015/09/27 - Cut it Off

Before Mass: Every three years, we here this Gospel, where Jesus commands that if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out… if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. Better to enter eternal life with one hand than to go into hell with two hands. Seems very logical – even though it seems a bit extreme – OK – I’ll admit – over-the-top extreme. Now normally, you’d expect the preacher to make everybody feel better immediately by saying –well, Jesus didn’t really MEAN for us to cut our hands off… he was just speaking figuratively –using hyperbole….that’s a fancy term for Jesus was just trying to exaggerate to get our attention. BUT – I’m not going to let us all off that easy. Jesus used these examples for a very real reason. So as we listen to the readings, think about what Jesus is asking you to cut off.

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Thursday
Aug202015

Make a Difference Projects

This past lent, the youth of St. Celestine and St. Raphael were challenged to "Go make a difference!"  They were given $5.  The only rules were they could not spend it on themselves and they had to write about their experience.  There were some really inspiring and awesome stories.  

Click HERE to view the slide show of all the stories.

Saturday
Aug012015

Homily 2015/08/02 Daily Bread

The Israelites had DEFINITELY lost sight of the blessings they’d received. They somehow forgot all the wonders God had done to deliver them out of Egypt – the plagues, the parting of the red sea, the pillar of fire… today, they were lamenting that they were hungry… and apparently they were all drama-queens… “oh, if ONLY we had stayed in Egypt! At least there we had enough food to eat!” REALLY… do you realize what you’re saying? YOU WOULD RATHER BE A SLAVE TO PHAROAOH THAN BE FREE. Really? Yeah- pharaoh might beat us and make us work all day for nothing – and kill our kids – and deprive us of our dignity… but hey – at least we had food!!!

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