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Congratulations To Our Graduates:

  • Austin Buschkoetter graduated from Ball State on May 5th with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. Austin is the son of Debbie and Brian Buschkoetter.
  • Maria Matney graduated from IU Bloomington with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology and a minor in Spanish. She is goingto work for AmeriCorps in Knoxville, Tennessee. Maria is the daughter of Angela and Steve Matney.
  • Erica Huntsman is graduating from WaldronHigh School. Erica plans to study medical  imaging at IUIPU. She has been accepted as a cheerleader. Erica is the daughter of Jerry and Janice Huntsman.

Vacation Bible School Supplies:

  • The following supplies are needed for our VBS:
    • Board Band-Aids  Beach Balls, Magic Scotch Tape,  Plastic Table Cloths, Gummy Bears, Small Ziplock Bags, Napkins,  Clear Contact Paper,
      Glitter Glue (various colors), Sheets of White Poster, 16 rolls of toilet paper (cheap is fine), Metal Whistle with string, 6 large plastic pails (same size), Medium sized red Solo cups, Multi-colored Jelly Beans (large bag), Clear Plastic Cups, Non-latex gloves for serving, Instant Pudding Mix (Chocolate), Various Kinds of M&M’s (large bags if possible), Construction paper (Multi-color and Black and Yellow single packs)
  • Please leave your donation at
    • St. Joseph’s Narthex,
    • St. Vincent Church or drop them off at St. Joseph’s Parish Office.
  •  Thank you for your help to make VBS fun for our children.
  • is the daughter of Jerry and Janice Huntsman.

Vacation Bible School:

  • June 4th to June 6th  6:00 PM  to 8:00 PM
  • For Preschool to incoming fourth grade

Praying the Rosary:

  • Please join us to pray the Rosary at St. Vincent Church on Wednesday, May 23rd 5:30 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Fields weather
    permitting or in the Parish Hall if weather is inclement.

May/June Newsletter:

  • The May Newsletter is in the racks at each door, please take one and pass one on to a friend or you may view it on line at The deadline
    for the June Newsletter is Sunday, May 20th. Please share your joys and sorrows with your Parish Family. If you or any member of your family is graduating, please provide name, school and future plans so that we may honor this achievement.

St. Vincent May Food Drive:

  • The Food Drive for May will be Sunday, May 20th. Please share your bounty with those who are less fortunate. One food or personal care item makes a difference!

St. Vincent Parking Lot:

  • You may have noticed gravel at the Michigan Road entrance of our parking lot. The tile was breaking down under the road. Shelby County workers fixed it this week, but we will finish the job later this summer with black top. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Pentecost Novena:

  • If you did not receive a prayer card last Sunday, there are extra cards on the table at each door. Please take one and pray to the Holy Spirit

Society of St. Vincent De Paul of Shelby County:

  • The Society of St. Vincent De Paul of Shelby Co. meets every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at St. Vincent Parish Hall. The primary purpose of the society is spiritual growth of its members and to serve those in need in our community to help bring them closer to God. Please contact Jim Carrier for more info: If you cannot attend a meeting, we are always accepting volunteers and/or donations.
  • A very BIG thank you to our most recent donors: $1000 monetary donation – Anonymous
  • An old car to be sent to auction, proceeds will be donated to our council – Mike and Anita Johnson. YES, we will even take old cars! For further information about car donations,
  • Please contact Kristin Schoettmer,  Do you know of anyone in Shelby County who could use a helping hand? Have them call the hotline: 317-395-7027.


  • St. Joseph’s and St. Vincent’s Parishioners. We are again asking for your help in contacting members of our Church Family who have been away for a time. Please consider sharing the name of a family member or friend that you would like us to contact, just complete the information on the enclosed flyer, put in the collection and we will take it from there. Thank you for your help.

Habitat For Humanity:

  • Due to inclement weather, the Habitat for Humanity postponed our Parish building days to May 5th, 12th, and 19th. If you signed up for one of these days, someone will be in touch with you to reschedule your time. If you have any questions, contact Melissa Werst at

St. Joseph/St. Vincent Evangelization:

  • Introducing YOUR St Joseph/St Vincent Evangelization Committee! We are a small group of representatives from both Churches, but if you’re a member, you’re an important part of what we do. Our goal is to become a Welcoming Church where newcomers encounter the love of Christ when they walk through our doors.
  • Working in cooperation with the Indy Archdiocese Evangelization & Outreach Initiative, our Parish is reaching out to inactive Catholics and non-Catholics searching for a church home. And we’ve already put some of our ideas into action:
  • Please prayerfully consider how you can help make St Joseph and St Vincent a welcoming haven to all visitors.


April 2018 News Letter