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St. Michael, Charlestown
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St. Michael - 101 St. Michael Drive, Charlestown, In 47111
Ph. 812-256-3200 - Fax 775-307-6142
Office Hours – 8:30 am-1:00 pm Tues. Wed., & Fri.
St. Francis - 101 North Ferguson, Henryville, 47126
Phone - 812-294-4682 - Fax 775-307-6142
Hours - Thursday Afternoon
Sacraments
Sunday Mass Schedule - Sat.  - 5:30 pm St. Michael
Sun.  - 9:00 am St. Francis, 11:00 am St. Michael, 12:30 pm  St. Michael Spanish In Spanish
Reconciliation – 5:00 pm Saturday at St. Michael or call the Rectory
Marriage – Please contact the pastor a year in advance.  Advent and Lent are not times for celebrations.
Baptisms of Infants or Adults Joining the Church – Please contact the Director of Religious Education 
St. Michael–Juliann Eickholtz,  St. Francis–Kim Bandy
New To The Parish:  Please introduce yourself to the pastor at mass.  Please call the office to register, or download the
registration form at the end of this web page.
Parishioners Who Are Ill:  Please call the pastor ASAP if you, a relative, or friend is sick. 
Due to privacy laws hospitals no longer inform churches of members who are in the hopsital.

Sacramental Forms For Baptism, 1st Reconciliation, 1st Eucharist, Confirmation, and Adult Converts (RCIA)
      Baptism-Word  Baptism-PDF    
      First Reconciliation-Word  First Reconciliation-PDF
      First Eucharist-Word  First Eucharist-PDF    
      Confirmation-Word  Confirmation-PDF
      Confirmation Service Project - Word  - PDF
      RCIA Adult Converts-Word  RCIA Adult Converts-PDF
      RCIA Sponsor-Word RCIA Sponsor-PDF
Faith Formation Information & Forms
      St. Michael Faith Formation & YM-Word  St. Michael Faith Formation & YM-PDF
      St. Michael Faith Formation Calendar - Word - PDF     
      St. Francis Faith Formation - Word  St. Francis Faith Formation - PDF
      St. Francis Faith Formation Calendar - Word - PDF
    

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The Fish Fry at St. Francis will start the first Friday in June
5-7pm. Come out and enjoy!  The menu includes fish, fries, slaw, fried biscuits, drinks & desserts.   Thanks to everyone for your support.

Dear Parishioners,
    Happy 4th of July weekend.  I hope it is an enjoyable and rest full time for all.  This celebration reminds us of the freedoms we Americans are guaranteed and which many of us take for granted. And while we are celebrating these very same freedoms are slowly being eroded and subtly being called into question.  People of Faith are being challenged to recognize things contrary to the faith they profess.  Some suggest that the Church's purpose is to offer spiritual advice only, to stay out of what is political or involving government policies.  Yet to do that would suggest that our faith has no bearing on society, the way we live with each other and treat each other.  With the upcoming presidential race we can see the contradictions in the statements of some candidates.  Catering to the masses for votes they are eager to distance themselves from the faith they say they practice.
I for one don't vote for people who denigrate that which I believe to be sacred, if the faith I profess has no impact on my daily life and activities then what good is my 'faith'?
    As we watch the fireworks and celebrate with this weekend’s activities, we have to ask ourselves just how faith filled our lives are.  And let all of us pray that the Good God will open the eyes of all people to these freedoms as they are slowly put on the shelf as nothing more than notions of history.
    I want to thank those who attended the "Parish life meeting" after 5:30 Mass last weekend.  Our next gathering will be announced in the bulletin. If you missed the first you can still be involved by joining with us next time.
    God Bless you all and keep up the 'good' work.
Fr. Tully




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  St. Francis, Henryville                                                        St. Michael, Charlestown
"You saw how the Lord, your God carried you, as a parent carries his child, all along your journey until you arrived at this place"  Deuteronomy 1,31

Welcome To St. Michael & St. Francis Catholic Parishes In Northern Clark County!

For a 150 years the people of St. Michael & St Francis have celebrated the presence of God in the towns and rural community of norther Clark County.  We are a pilgrim people guided by the proclamation of the Scriptures and strengthend by the grace of God in the Eucharist. We welcome new members through the Sacraments of Baptism, First Eucharist, and Confirmation.  We seek reconciliation with all through the Eucharist and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  We ask God's blessings upon those who commit themselves in the Sacrament of Marriage.  We celebrate God's presence in both Word and Sacrament.

Jesus taught us a message of forgiveness.  And so, we seek an openess to the grace of reconciliation.  Part of the "Good News" is that we don't have to burden ourselves with hatred and resentment.  Through the Spirit of the Risen Jesus it is possible to move beyond bitterness and exclusion of others.  With the grace of the Holy Spirit we can find God's presence in every human being.

An authentic spiritual journey is more than just prayer.  It also includes action.  As Jesus chose to be a servant of all, we seek to serve our community.  Through programs of outreach and participation in community activities we try to give credibility to our faith.  We are not yet Saints in heaven.  We are sinners seeking the grace and guidance of God. 

We hope that this webiste will be an aid to all the people of our community.  May it be an aid to your own journey of faith.

Fr. Harry Tully, Pastor , St. Michael & St. Francis
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                       Our Catholic Cemeteries

                            We are very proud of our cemeteries. 
                            Through them we remember and reverence  
                             those who have gone before us in faith.
                            Check below for detailed info on both of   
                             our cemeteries.

                                               St. Michael - Word - PDF

                                               St. Francis - Word - PDF