This coming Thursday November 26th we celebrate Thanksgiving. Not only is Thanksgiving a great American holiday, but “giving thanks” is at the heart of our faith. The word “Eucharist” literally means “thanksgiving”. So, when we celebrate the Eucharist, we are giving thanks to God. We give thanks verbally by saying “thank you”. We also give thanks by using well the gifts we have received from God. As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day may we be aware of God’s countless blessings and seek to use them in a way which glorifies Him.
Fr. Richard Weisenberger
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107 E. Main St. Fowler, IN 47944
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Fr. Richard Weisenberger Fr. Peter Vanderkolk
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Saturday Vigils, 5:00pm, St. John the Baptist, Earl Park & 5:30pm, St. Charles, Otterbein
Sunday 8:00 am & 10:30 am, St. Patrick’s, Oxford
Sunday 9:30 am, Sacred Heart, Fowler
Sunday 11:30 am, St. John the Baptist, Earl Park
Confessions – Saturdays, Earl Park St. John’s 4:00 – 4:45 pm / Otterbein St. Charles 4:30 – 5:15 pm, or by appointment.
New Parishioners and Guests
We welcome all who are celebrating with us this weekend. If you are new to the pastorate, please contact the office so we may greet you properly.
Sacrament of Matrimony
Congratulations on your upcoming marriage. Couples must contact the Pastorate Main Office at least six months before the proposed wedding date.
Sacrament of Baptism
Congratulations on the newest member of your family! Parents wishing to have their child baptized are asked to contact the Pastorate Main Office to make an appointment for pre-baptismal instruction.
Would you pray for a priest? 🙏🏼
11/22 - Fr. Patrick Click, 11/23 - Fr. Paul Cochran, 11/24 - Fr. Timothy Combs, 11/25 - Fr. Ronald Comeau,
11/26 - Fr. Phillip Cover, 11/27 - Fr. John Cummings, 11/28 - Fr. Cole Daily
Upcoming Events / Meetings:
Guidelines for the Reception of Holy Communion- Please see the inside of the back cover of the Work & Song book to know the guidelines for the reception of Holy Communion.
Safe Environment Resources / Victim Assistance Ministry contact: Doris May, 765-464-4988
MASS SCHEDULES FOR OUR PASTORATE
**All times listed as Eastern Standard Time**
Sunday Mass Saturday-Vigil 5:00 pm Earl Park
Sunday 9:30 am Fowler
Sunday 11:30 am Earl Park
Saturday-Vigil 5:30 pm Otterbein
Sunday 8:00 am Oxford
Sunday 10:30 am Oxford
Weekdays Monday 8:15 am Fowler
Tuesday 8:15 am Fowler
Wednesday 8:15 am Fowler
Thursday 6:00 pm Dunnington
Friday 8:15 am Fowler
Monday 8:00 am Earl Park [Kentland]
Tuesday 8:00 am Earl Park [Kentland]
Wednesday 8:00 am Earl Park [Kentland]
Thursday 8:00 am Earl Park [Kentland]
Friday 6:00 pm Earl Park
Tuesday 6:00 pm Oxford
Wednesday 8:00 am Otterbein
Thursday 6:00 pm Oxford
Friday 8:00 am Otterbein
Confessions Saturday 4:00-4:45 pm Earl Park
Saturday 4:30-5:15 pm Otterbein, or by appointment.
HOLY DAYS, DAY, TIME & LOCATION
Immaculate Conception Dec 8th
Monday - Vigil6:00 PM Dunnington
VIGIL DEC. 7THMonday - Vigil7:00 PM Earl Park
Monday - Vigil7:00 PM Otterbein
Tuesday Holy Day8:00 AM Kentland - LOCAL TIME
Tuesday Holy Day12:15 PM Fowler
Tuesday Holy Day6:00 PM Oxford
CHRISTMAS DEC. 25TH
Thursday - Vigil4:00 PM Fowler
VIGIL DEC. 24TH
Thursday - Vigil4:00 PM Otterbein
Thursday - Vigil5:00 PM Kentland - LOCAL TIME
Thursday - Vigil6:00 PM Oxford
Thursday - Vigil7:30 PM Dunnington
Thursday Mass during the night9:00 PM Earl Park
Christmas Day8:30 AM Kentland - LOCAL TIME
Christmas Day9:00 AM Otterbein
Christmas Day9:30 AM Fowler
New Year's (Mary Mother of God) 1/1Thursday - Vigil5:00 PM Kentland - LOCAL TIME
VIGIL DEC. 31ST
Thursday -Vigil 5:30 PM Oxford
Thursday - Vigil6:00 PM Dunnington
New Year's Day9:00 AM Earl Park
New Year's Day9:30 AM Fowler
New Year's Day9:30 AM Otterbein
Mass Intentions : 🙏🏼
DAILY MASS INTENTIONS: Nov. 23rd - Nov. 29th
Monday 11/23 -
8:00 AM Earl Park – Dave Murphy
8:15 AM Fowler – Marjorie Francis by Mary Ann & Tim Thiery
Tuesday 11/24 -
8:00 AM Earl Park – Rich Angle
8:15 AM Fowler –L&D of John E. Francis Family by Mary Ann & Tim Thiery
6:00 PM Oxford – +Catherine Leuck by Martha Gretencord
Wednesday 11/25 -
8:00 AM Earl Park – Stephanie Reynolds
8:00 AM Otterbein – +Virgil Schutter by Jim Gick
6:00 PM Dunnington – Pat Scherer by Bob & Gail Scherer
Thursday 11/26 -
8:00 AM Earl Park – Florence Nagele
8:15 AM Fowler – Marge Francis by Ivy Brouillette
6:00 PM Oxford – No Mass
Friday 11/27 -
8:00 AM Otterbein – No Mass
8:15 AM Fowler – Elmoreta Besse by Judy Holscher Family
6:00 PM Earl Park – Betty Hasser
Saturday 11/28 -
5:00 PM Earl Park – Velma Gagnon
5:30 PM Otterbein – +Don Kessler by Kim Deno
Sunday 11/29 -
8:00 AM Oxford – +Dick Budreau by Jim & Karen Young
9:30 AM Fowler – Nora Herbst by Henrietta Messman
10:30 AM Oxford – For the Pastorate
11:30 AM Earl Park – Elaina Funk
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Sacrament of Penance:
Saturdays 4:00 - 4:45pm Earl Park
Saturdays 4:30 - 5:15pm Otterbein
Wednesdays 9 AM - 10 PM (Annex Chapel)
Fridays 7 - 8 AM (Church)
For Religious programming and Mass, please visit EWTN online or on TV, Formed.org, and
STEWARDSHIP: Call at-risk parishioners, or start a virtual prayer group. Good stewardship is about your time and skills, as well as your financial resources. You are a critical part of our parish community and we truly need you, especially now.
Dunnington: Regular Collection: Regular: $1,025.00, School: $25.00, Building: $50.00 Total: $1,100.00
Earl Park: Nov. 8: Regular Collection: $1,230.00, Building: $30.00, All Saints: $45.00 Total: $1,305.00
Earl Park: Nov. 15: Regular Collection: $1,280.00, Building: $15.00, Human Dev.: $35.00, Energy: $245.00, Total: $1,575.00
Fowler: Nov. 8: Regular Collection: $4,535.00, Loose: $80.00, All Saints: $100.00, All Souls: $55.00, Tuition Asst: $100.00, School: $665.00, Building: $360.00, Immaculate Conception: $10.00, Christmas: $15.00, Total: $5,920.00
Fowler: Nov. 15: Regular Collection: $1,670.00, Loose: $35.00, School: $175.00, Total: $1,880.00
Kentland: Nov. 8: Regular Collection: $656.00, Loose: $268.00, Human Dev.: $10.00, Total: $934.00
Kentland: Nov. 15: Regular Collection: $1,100.00, Human Dev.: $25.00, Energy: $155.00, Total: $1,280.00
Otterbein - Regular Collection: $629.00
Oxford - Regular Collection: $1,445.00, Sewing Guild: $100.00, School Support: $20.00
The next Confirmation Class for 11th graders will begin on Wednesday December 2nd from 7:00pm - 8:00pm. Meeting in Room 10 in Sacred Heart School.
Also, any high school youth are welcome to attend.
For Earl Park and Kentland:
CCD classes will be held at home for the near future. If you would like to register your child for religious Education, please contact Lori Francis at 765-404-7322 or email@example.com
LIFE TEEN SCRIP CARDS:
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MASS AS OF JUNE 14:
Weekday Mass resumes
A few things you should know before attending Mass:
First, please know the dispensation from the obligation to attend Holy Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation offered on March 17 remains in effect. In particular, those who are experiencing any sickness, those who's health is in some way compromised, those who are fearful of the possible infection of COVID-19, and those over the age of 65 should consider staying home.
1. There will be no Word & Song books available to follow along with Mass. (You may bring your own missal)
2. Masks are optional 😷 EXCEPT DURING THE MASS FOR THE VULNERABLE
3. No singing or music will be used.
4. Social distancing must be 6' apart.
5.Servers and Volunteers are allowed
6. Holy Communion will be offered after Mass.
Prayers in time of COVID-19 -
As good stewards of God’s grace during this Lenten season, let us be united in prayer and hope
during these stressful times.
We pray for all those who have been affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus), for their healing
and comfort, and for strength and peace for their families.
We pray for those who have passed away because of the virus and those who mourn for them.
We pray for health care workers, first responders, all who are and will offer compassionate
service and healing in the days and weeks to come.
We pray for those who are working to contain the spread of the virus.
We pray for our local and national health care and government officials as we continue to
rely on their prudence and good judgement.
We pray for those who face economic adversity due to the virus, especially those who may
lose much-needed pay or even lose a job.
And, we pray for those who suffer anxiety, fear and loneliness. May they feel God’s embrace!
O God, Grant America the grace of conversion through the intersession of the Immaculate Heart of the Virgin Mary before it is too late.
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the Resurrection.
O Mary, full of grace, Patroness of this nation and Mother of the Church, in this time of illness
and worldwide need we seek your intercession for the human family before your Son’s throne
of grace and mercy. We ask for strength in adversity, health in weakness, and comfort in sorrow.
Help us, O Blessed Mother, to be filled with confidence and trust in the tender compassion of
our God. Let us not be afraid. Continue to watch over all who are sick as well as those who care
for them and give wisdom to all who are seeking a cure. We ask this through Christ, our Lord.
Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.
Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.
For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.
In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.
We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.
Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus.
Safe Environment Resources / Victim Assistance Ministry contact: Doris May, 765-464-4988
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