Faith Formation and Sacramental Prep Registration: Parents, grandparents, godparents - do you still need to enroll your child for our upcoming faith formation programming?
• First Holy Communion - All second graders invited, including those enrolled at St. Lawrence Catholic School
• Confirmation - All high school youth who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation are invited
• Family Formation & Middle School Class @ St. Teresa - Two meetings per month
• Religious Education for Grades K-8 @ St. Mary - Weekly meetings on Wednesday evenings
Faith Formation and Sacramental Prep Programs Kick Off Soon –
• Sept. 6 - St. Mary’s Wednesday Night Religious Ed,
• Sept. 10 - St. Teresa’s Family Formation and Middle
School Classes, 9-10:30am
• Sept. 12 - First Sacraments Parents Only Meeting
(No Children to Attend), at St. Mary’s 6:30-8pm in
cafeteria (Note - for those registered at ASP, the
parent meeting will be happening there as well)
• Sept. 13 - Confirmation Parent and Teen Meeting
(Both Teen and Parent to Attend), at St. Mary’s in
Confirmation Room (old kindergarten classroom)
• Sept. 14 - RCIA Begins, ASP-St. Martin’s, 6:30-8pm
Please call the parish office or email email@example.com with questions.
The Chosen Viewing and Discussion ~ Thursdays at 6:30pm @ St. Mary Parish
Thursday evening Bible Study will restart on September 7, 2023 at St. Mary’s conference room on 4th Street next to church. Viewing and study will be from 6:30-8:00 pm. We will be watching and discussing episodes 5-8 of Season 2 of The Chosen from Angel Studios. We will watch each episode (~50 minutes) followed by discussion, specific questions, and scripture reading related to each night’s presentation. The meetings and study were wonderful for the first season and a half last winter/spring. We will do a short recap to bring everyone up to date on the current episode. Please contact George Schewe (firstname.lastname@example.org) or David McCarty (email@example.com) for sign up or questions.
COME TO RCIA AND LEARN WHAT HAS DEARBORN COUNTY CATHOLICS EXCITED ABOUT THEIR FAITH!
PRAY THE ROSARY WITH US
Please join us in praying the Rosary @ St. Mary -
~Every Thursday @ 7pm - LATIN ROSARY/ The Litany of the Sacred Heart
~ Every Friday @ 6pm - Angelus, Rosary and The Litany of the Sacred Heart
~ First Saturday Devotion to our Lady of Fatima @ 8am
Respect Life – 40 Days for Life Vigil
Dearborn County parishes will be filling all hours for Oct. 28-30 during the Cincinnati fall campaign to save babies. The sign-up weekend after Masses is Oct. 21/22, but you can sign up now using the QR code on the flyer or clicking
A new podcast of an interview with Father Meyer telling his vocation story is available on the "Sons of Melchizedek" podcast on Catholic Radio.
Below is the podcast link. The podcast is also available on the Catholic Radio Indy web page under PODCASTS.
Catholic Radio Indy's podcasts are also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and many other podcast platforms. Search "Sons of Melchizedek" to find the podcast on your favorite podcast platform.
If for any reason you have trouble with this link you can get the show at the Catholic Radio Indy webpage www.catholicradioindy.org and click podcasts and download it from there.
Catholic Radio Indy also has an app available for android or apple devices.
People can listen live over the airwaves on 89.1FM, 90.9 FM, or via live stream on their computer from our webpage www.catholicradioindy.org or on demand via podcast.
NEW PODCAST AVAILABLE - FR. MEYER PARTICIPATED IN A PODCAST WITH Freedom Coaching, a Catholic ministry designed to coach individuals to break free from their compulsion to pornography. PLEASE TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LINK TO THE PODCAST -
AUDIO LINK: https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/n98qf3qs2xb
YOUTUBE LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7C-2Yi2EvU
Fr. Meyer joined Marc Tuttle and Kent Blandford on Indy Catholic Radio for a look at the ever changing role of men in parish and family life in anticipation of the E6 Catholic Men's Conference. Here is a link to the podcast.
Monday - Friday - Rosary at St. Lawrence - 10 am
Every Monday - Monday Morning Rosary Group at St. Mary - 9 - 10:30 am
Every Monday - Bright New Beginnings Recovery Group at St Teresa - 7-8-pm
Every Tuesday - Music Ministry Practice at St. Teresa - 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Every Saturday - Breaking Bread Breakfast at St. Lawrence - 8am
Every Wednesday - Religious Education at St. Mary - 6:30-8pm
Every Wednesday - Confirmation at St. Mary - 6:30-8pm
Every Thursday - Bible Study at St. Teresa - 9-11am - Uncover the Mysteries of Revelation Morning Bible Study
The Thursday morning Bible study group will be starting “Revelation” featuring Jeff Cavins as presenter on Thursday, Aug 25, 2023@ 9:00 AM at St Teresa PCC.
Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come. In this DVD Series, Jeff Cavins provides comprehensive commentary on the book of Revelation.
Introduction - Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come
Session 1 - Revelation 1: Introduction and Inaugural Vision
Session 2 - Revelation 2-3: Letters to the 7 Churches
Session 3 - Revelation 4-5: Creation & Redemption
Session 4 - Revelation 6-7: Opening the Seals
Session 5 - Revelation 8-11: The Seventh Seal Unleashes Seven Trumpets
Session 6 - Revelation 12-13: The, the Bad, and the Ugly
Session 7 - Revelation 14-15: Praising the Lamb
Session 8 - Revelation 16-18: Seven Bowls of Judgement and the Fall of Babylon
Session 9 - Revelation 19-20: The Marriage Supper and the Great Judgment
Session 10 - Revelation 21-22: A New Heaven and a New Earth
Thursday evening Bible Study will restart on September 7, 2023 at St. Mary’s conference room on 4th Street next to church. Viewing and study will be from 6:30-8:00 pm.
We will be watching and discussing episodes 5-8 of Season 2 of The Chosen from Angel Studios. We will watch each episode (~50 minutes) followed by discussion, specific questions, and scripture reading related to each night’s presentation. The meetings and study were wonderful for the first season and a half last winter/spring. We will do a short recap to bring everyone up to date on the current episode. Please contact George Schewe (firstname.lastname@example.org) or David McCarty (email@example.com) for sign up or questions.
Every Thursday - RCIA at St. Martin - 6:30-8pm
1x / Month - First Sacraments at St. Mary - 6:30-8pm
2x / Month - Family Formation and MS Class (6-7-8) at St. Teresa
1st Tuesday - K of C Meeting @ St. Mary - 7:30 - 9 pm
1st Wednesday - Anointing of the Sick at St. Teresa - 8:45 Mass
1st Friday - Anointing of the Sick at St. Lawrence - 8:45 am Mass
1st Saturday - Fatima Devotion at St. Mary - 8:30 - 9:30 am
2nd Monday - K of C Meeting at St. Teresa 6-9 pm
2nd Monday - K of C Ladies Meeting at St. Teresa 6-9 pm
2nd Monday - Daughters of Isabella Meeting at St. Lawrence - 6:30 - 9 pm
2nd Monday - Ladies Euchre Group at St. Teresa - 7-10 pm
2nd Tuesday - Respect Life Meeting at St. Lawrence (Mar/June/Sept/Dec)
2nd Wednesday - Choir Practice at St. Mary - 5:30 - 7 pm
2nd and 4th Wednesday - K of C Lawrenceburg Meeting - 7:30 pm
2nd Thursday - Ladies Card Club at St. Lawrence - 1pm -4pm
2nd Saturday - Bridges Devotional Prayer Group at St. Teresa - 9:30 am - 12 pm
3rd Tuesday - Ladies Sodality Group at St. Teresa - 7-9 pm
3rd Wednesday - Ladies Sew Group at St. Teresa - 10 am - 3 pm
3rd Thursday - St. Ann’s Altar Society at St. Lawrence - 1:30 pm
4th Wednesday - Right to Life Meeting at St. Mary - 7 - 8:30 pm
1st weekend - Blessing of Expectant Mothers (Jan/Apr/Jul/Oct)
2nd weekend - Blessing of Engaged Couples
3rd weekend - Blessing of Religious Items
1st Wednesday - Anointing of the Sick at St. Teresa
1st Friday - Anointing of the Sick at St. Lawrence
*Some of these days may be canceled due to feast days or holidays.
Weekly Adoration - 9 am - 9 pm
Every Tuesday at St. Lawrence Every Wednesday at St. Teresa
Every Thursday at St. Mary’s
OPPORTUNITIES TO JOIN OTHERS AT ST. MARY'S
IN ENRICHMENT AND PRAYER:
Thursday Evening - Bible Study - Every Thursday 6:30 - 8:00 pm @ St. Mary’s Parish Office Starting first Thursday in September. Contact Connie Powers at 812-432-3620 if you have any questions.
Regular Marian Devotions, Prayers and Small Group Meetings @St. Mary
Fatima Rosary Devotion ~ First Saturday @ 8:30 AM
Ladies Rosary Group ~ Mondays @ 9:00 AM
Rosary for Peace (Starts with Angelus) ~ Fridays @ 6 PM
Right To Life Prayer Rally @ Planned Parenthood ~ Third Saturday @ 7am
Mary’s Hands Intercessory Group ~ First Wednesday @ 6:30 PM
Bereavement & Support Group Meeting ~ 1st Saturday of every month at St. Mary’s at 10:00 AM - Our next Group will be Saturday, January 7@ St. Mary’s @10:00 a.m
Ultreya Ladies Meeting ~ Saturdays @ 8:30 AM
Knights of Columbus ~ First Tuesday @ 7:30 PM
Women’s Prayer Group 1st-2nd-4th and 5th Saturdays at 8:30-10:00 AM
Men’s Prayer Group Tuesdays at 6:00-7:00 PM
Bible Study Tuesdays Fall and Spring @ 9:00 - 11:00 AM - Begins 9/6. Thursdays Fall and Spring @ 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Call Beth Marting at 513-448-8078 to join. Everyone is invited to join!
Homebound Visits - Pax Christi ministry - If you or someone you know would like a layperson from our Pax Christi ministry to visit your home, please contact the Parish Office at 812-537-3992 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday Lunches for Our Priests
Thank you to everyone who volunteered to provide lunches for our priests. Here is the link to sign-up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4faba92fa7f85-thursday
We Are Blessed to Have Three Deacons in Dearborn County!
Deacon Mark Schmidl and Deacon Kevin Daily have joined Deacon Bob Decker in serving our parishes in Dearborn County.
The role of a deacon:
~performing all baptisms outside of Mass.
~performing all weddings outside of Mass.
~performing all funerals outside of Mass.
~performing all funeral rosaries/wakes.
~Assisting with baptismal prep (visiting and blessing homes) and marriage prep.
Fr. Mahan and Fr. Meyer will cease doing baptisms, weddings and funerals outside the context of Holy Mass. Since we have Deacons, their work, service and worship will be used and appreciated!