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.

Mass Time Change - Saturday, June 24

Due to the Celestine Streetfest being held on the grounds of St. Celestine Church, Mass time on Saturday, June 24, 2017 will be at 4PM.  Spread the word with your family and friends.

Come out for Mass and stay for some great food, entertainment, and fellowship.  There will be fun for the whole family.

For a complete list of events visit


Homily 2017/06/18 - Corpus Christi: Every Word


Parish Picture Directory 





Pictures will be taken as follows:

@ St. Raphael Campus
Tuesday thru Friday July 11-14   2:00pm till 9:00pm
Saturday, July 15       9:30am till 4:00pm

@ St. Celestine Campus
Tuesday thru Friday August 1-4    2:00pm till 9:00pm 
Saturday, August 5         9:30pm till 9:00pm 
Tuesday thru Friday  August 8-11  2:00pm till 9:00pm
Saturday, August 12     9:30am till 4:00pm

Click HERE for the Online Sign up Link

Note: July 11-15 @ St. Raphael Campus
other listed August dates @ St. Celestine Campus
For online registration you will need to create a user name and password.  If any changes need to be made, you will need your user name and password to log back in.
(Pictures will be taken with a stone grey background)

If you submit a picture a photo release waiver and $5 fee will
  need to be submitted for professional photographs.
You will receive a picture directory as well.
Former Lifetouch photos need no waiver.  Official military portraits by the govermnet do not require authorization.  If you are unable to obtain an authorization from the photographer or from a company that is no longer  in business, please identify the company and reason why an authorization  is not included. The reason for lack of authorization and efforts you made to contact them.  



Homily 2017/05/14 - Revealing the Face of God (text and video)

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Cluster Ministry Schedules 

Here is the schedule for all cluster ministries:

April/May Schedule

June/July Schedule

Contact Chery Seger at if you have any questions.

If you would like to make changes to your current involvement, or would like to sign up to another ministry, please compete the ministry registration form below and return in the collection basket or to either Parish Office.

Ministry Registration Form




Homily 2017/04/23 - Divine Mercy Sunday - What we don't deserve


Youth Minister Position


Coordinator of Youth Ministry Position : 

The St. Isidore Catholic Parish  of St. Peter Celestine Church, Celestine, IN and St. Raphael Church, Dubois, IN is seeking a faithful and highly motivated individual for the position of  Parish Director of Youth Ministry/ assist Parish Catechetical Leader.  This will be a full time salaried position with benefits.
The successful candidate will need to develop and coordinate comprehensive youth ministry in a parish environment.   The parish consist of 900 registered families.  Position will also be assisting the Parish Catechetical Leader for two campuses involving the sacraments and assist with administrative duties.  
Strong leadership skills and work ethic, able to work and multi task in a changing environment day to day, and a highly-organized person is needed.   
Applicant must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church.  Two years’ experience with youth, young adult or campus ministry preferred.  Or prior work knowledge within a Catholic parish environment. A degree in religious education or youth ministry would be beneficial.

The position will begin July 1, 2017 and applications will be accepted until May 22, 2017. 
Resume to be submitted by postal mail to St. Isidore Parish, P.O. Box 1, Celestine, IN 47521 or attention to: Fr. Eugene Schmitt


2017/04/16 - Easter Homily - At the End of Your Rope


2017/04/13 Good Friday - Why DID Jesus Come?


2017/03/19 - God Leads us away