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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 Sechedule - 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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Come out and enjoy St. Francis Xavier’s Fish Fry on the 1st Friday of every month, 5-7pm.  The menu includes fish, fries, slaw, fried biscuits, drinks & desserts.   Thanks to everyone for your support.




Dear Parishioners,
    This weekend we celebrate an ancient tradition of our faith and that is the feast of all Souls,  We remember our deceased loved ones and pray God's eternal love and mercy bring them into the light of His kingdom.  There is evidence of commemorating the deceased faithful from St. Paul in the first century and also in the writings of the early church Fathers such as Tertullian in the 2nd century.  Why do we offer prayers for those who have died?  In Christ we have become brothers and sisters, members of God's family, a relationship that death does not destroy, and as we pray for God's assistance in this life,  in "fraternal charity" we continue to petition God's grace for those whose hope is the resurrection. For us to enter into the presence of the all Holy God we must also be holy and free from any stain of our earthy sins.  And while our hope is that each of us will enter eternal light and life we recognize our own weaknesses, imperfections.  Will our imperfections be overlooked by our Perfect God, or will we be made perfect by His eternal burning love for us.  We the living can and should assist our loved ones who have died and ask each other to pray for us when we meet God face to face.  I for one know that I will need all the help I can get at that time, so this feast is mine and yours as well.  Let us celebrate our family and pray for each other now in this life and promise to ask God's assistance for each other as we journey from this time and place to the kingdom of God's glory.  Eternal rest grant unto them, Oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon all the faithful departed.
Keep up the "good" work,
Fr. Tully




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  St. Francis, Henryville                                                        St. Michael, Charlestown

                        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

"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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