Parish News & Events

Evening Bible Study

Evening Bible Study will resume Tuesday, September 16 at 6:30 pm.
This year we will study the book of Galatians: Set Free to Live. This
study is an eight-part DVD Bible study taught by Jeff Cavins.
“Galatians is a study that will reignite your love for God as you learn of the astonishing love God has for you.” The cost of the study is approximately $30-$40 to be determined by the number of participants. Assistance is available if necessary. Please register by Friday, August 29 by calling the Parish Office. If you have any questions, please contact Margaret Jackson at 765-482-0241.

Parish Family Game Night

Mark your calendar for the next Parish Family Game Night on September 19 from 7:00-9:00 pm in the Parish Hall. All are invited. Please bring a game and food/snack to share. Children MUST be accompanied by a parent. This is a fun evening to meet other St. Joseph Parishioners.

Boone County Right To Life

The public is invited to a non-denominational hour of silent prayer
on Respect Life Sunday, October 5, between 2 and 3 pm on SR 39 at
the County Courthouse in downtown Lebanon. Pro-life signs will be
available for those interested in carrying one as they pray.

Religious Education Registration

Registration for Religious Education classes is currently taking place. Please complete the RE Registration Form (age 3 - grade 8) or High School Youth Ministry Registration Form (grades 9-12) and return it to the Parish Office. Classes for ages 3 through grade 8 begin Sunday, September 7 from 9:30 - 10:40 am. Classes for high school students (grades 9 - 12) are held on Sunday from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

"Come and See" Inquiry

Would you like to ask some questions to learn more about the Catholic faith? Are you thinking about becoming Catholic? The RCIA Team invites you to "Come and See" Inquiry on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm in the St. Aloysius Room. Enter from the south side of the parish hall through the door next to the office entrance. Look for the "Come and See" sign on the door. Parishioners are welcome to accompnay anyone who wants to "come and see." For more information contact the RCIA team coordinators, OA and Candy Kincaid.


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Online Giving

Our parish is now offering a new option for you to use for contributions to the church. As of December 1, Onliving Giving, provided by Our Sunday Visitor, is available for those who would like to make donations online. Please prayerfully consider Online Giving and visit the link below to get started.

Online Giving Link

Hospital/Shut-in Visitation

Do you know someone who is hospitalized or ill in the community who would like a friendly visitor? The Outreach Commission wants to make sure our parish is reaching out to people during this stressful time. If you know someone who would like a visit, please contact Willie O'Bryan or the Parish Office so we can serve those in need.

Jail Ministry

The Jail Ministry is looking for volunteers to join the group. It only requires a minimum of one evening visit per year to the Boone County Jail to minister to those incarcerated. This is a very rewarding ministry and a great way to live out our Christian calling to help those in need of prayer and support. Contact Al Avila for more information.

St. Vincent de Paul

Volunteers are needed to help with the food distribution the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. Set-up begins at 7:00 am and food distribution is from 10:00 - 11:30 am. For more information about this ministry, please contact Stacy Vail.


Area News & Events

Building A Better Marriage - The Third Option

A marriage ministry sponsored by the parishes of our Carmel Deanery.  The Third Option is about strengthening our marriage relationship with each other and with God.  Our next 13 week series begins on Thursday, September 18th at Guerin Catholic High School from 7 to 9 PM.  You are welcome anytime during the session. Child care provided.  (317)324-8446.  

Celebrating Christian Marriage: 2014 Anniversary Mass with the Bishop

All married couples of the diocese are invited to attend a special Mass on Sunday, September 28 at 2:30 pm at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Lafayette to celebrate their years of Christian Marriage. Bishop Doherty will offer a special blessing, and couples will renew their marriage vows during the liturgy. The Anniversary Mass will begin at 2:30 pm and will fulfill the Sunday obligation. Bishop Doherty will greet couples at a “cookies and punch” reception immediately following the Mass. Participants may access the registration form from the diocesan website. Go to , click on OFFICES from the top menu, scroll down to WORSHIP & RCIA, then (on the left hand side) click on ANNIVERSARY MASS. You may also register by calling Carolyn Bennett at 765-269-4660 or emailing her at

Young Adult Catholic Conference

Teaching about God’s Gift of Forgiveness is the theme for the 2014 Catechetical Day which is sponsored by the Diocesan Pastoral Office for Catechesis.  The day will take place on Saturday, October 11, at Central Catholic High School, 9 am – 3:00 pm, EST.  The day begins with Mass, a Keynote Address by Fr. Rick Nagel, Pastor, Saint John the Evangelist Church, Indianapolis, and participants can choose three breakout sessions among the many offered.  There is a $30 registration fee which includes lunch and hospitality.  For a registration brochure and a complete schedule and list of the breakout sessions, please go to: or contact the Pastoral Office for Catechesis at (765) 269-4650.

You Will Lead Me By The Right Road

October 17, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm will be a healthcare conference to help with decision making. Bishop Doherty with be the speaker at the Archbishop O’Meara Catholic Center Assembly Hall, 1400 North Meridian St, Indianapolis. This event is sponsored by the Office of Pro-Life and Family Life Health Ministry in cooperation with St. Vincent. More information is available at

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