-- St. Katharine Drexel
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is the adoration of Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist. In the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, our Eucharistic Lord is shown in a special vessel called a Monstrance. The Eucharist is exposed in this vessel, so the faithful can come to pray before Him, to adore Him, and to worship Him continuously throughout the day and night. Jesus showed us His great love by dying on the Cross for us. He paid the ultimate price for our sins, and won for us eternal life. His love is without limit, and he offers Himself to us in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Can we offer our love back to Him? Can we come and spend just one hour of prayer, adoration, and worship in return? Located next to St. Mary’s Parish Center
For the Christian, death is not an end, but a beginning. In death, the faithful follower truly lives with our Lord in eternal and blessed union. At funerals, we see the vital importance of a sacramental and liturgical life. The funeral Mass provides hope and expectation. Death is a reality of life, the only thing we are guaranteed. The Catholic Church has always reminded us of this with the phrase, “Memento Mori” – Remember You Must Die. This is not a morbid thought, but one that should fill us with the hope of heaven. A simple way to prepare for your own death and to assist your family and friends who will be left behind is to pre-plan your funeral. It can be a great comfort to them to know your wishes such as what readings, songs, and other arrangements are needed for the celebration of Holy Mass and Christian Burial. Remember, it is the grace of being a baptized Christian that upon death the Sacred Rite of Christian Burial should be celebrated. This is the desire of the Church. Please read through, pray about, and fill out the form below. It is a beautiful and hopeful way to keep our eyes fixed on heaven, the communion of saints, and to prepare for Eternal Life.
Ministry to the sick and shut-ins is an important part of the mission of the Church. If you are interested in being part of this ministry, either by taking Holy Communion to our brothers and sisters who are unable to attend Mass, or by simply visiting and praying with them, please contact Deacon Larry French at 812-525-6568 If you or a loved one is sick or homebound and would like to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation or a pastoral visit, please call the parish office at 812-346-3604 or email email@example.com.
When the Sacred Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself speaks to his people, and Christ, present in his word, proclaims the Gospel. Therefore, the readings from the Word of God are to be listened to reverently by everyone, for they are an element of the greatest importance in the Liturgy.
Our ushers faithfully perform their duties for our parishioners and guests during the weekend Masses and on Holy Days of Obligation.
Contact the Parish Office for more information or to become an usher.https://www.ccjc3.org/#parishOffice
Song and music fulfill their function as signs in a manner all the more significant when they are more closely connected with the liturgical action.
Liturgical ministers have special tasks to perform during liturgies, especially during the celebration of the Eucharist (the Mass). The Altar Server is very important in helping God’s people worship in the best possible way.
The purpose of the Organization is as follows: Devotion to the Blessed Mother, Mary. Praying the Rosary together at monthly meetings. Providing spiritual help and support for one another, social activities for the women of the Rosary and also the parish family.
St. Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent De Paul is the largest charitable organization in Jennings County. It serves thousands of needy across the county, and it is staffed by numerous members of St. Ann’s, St. Joseph’s and St. Mary’s.
10 E. O & M Avenue, North Vernon, IN 47265 Hours: Sun. Mon.: Closed Tues. – Fri: 10am – 4pm Sat.: 10am – 1pm Phone-812-346-2576
Ann McLeod- firstname.lastname@example.org
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus Council #1631 (for St. Ann’s and St. Mary’s) and Council #10422 (for St. Joseph’s) is very active in the parishes and meet monthly.
Prayer is the very breath of our Catholic faith. The three Church's of Jennings County has ministries for different prayer warriors.
Safe & Sacred
All employees and all volunteers dealing with children must complete all three sections BEFORE starting any position. Click HERE to go directly to the Safe and Sacred site. The initial training takes about 45 minutes to complete online. Follow up bulletins take less time to read.
Purpose of New Program
The Archdiocese of Indianapolis has chosen the “Safe and Sacred” program for several reasons. It provides easier access to child protection training for clergy, employees, and volunteers. It allows us to broaden the focus of the training to increase awareness of all forms of child abuse. Safe and Sacred includes an assessment that must be taken and passed to ensure that training content is learned and can be applied. We believe these are important new features for this program.
Who is Required to Sign Up for this Program?
Teachers, staff, and all volunteers who minister to or work with minor children must meet all the requirements of this program. If you are 18 years of age or older and you volunteer with minors, you must comply with all the requirements.
Register for the Parish
The Catholic Community of Jennings County welcomes you! Become a registered parishioner at either St. Ann, St. Mary or St. Joseph. Read Father Byrd's welcome letter and click on the button below for the parish registration form.