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Welcome and God Bless You!

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish- known as St. Mary’s - is the largest Roman Catholic Church in Jennings County, Indiana. In 2011 we celebrated 150 years of a Roman Catholic presence in North Vernon. We are a vibrant community that strives to worship God through a solemn celebration of the Seven Sacraments, strong scriptural and traditional teaching and a lively family atmosphere. We offer to God our worship and lives and we offer to our parishioners and our community a preschool-8 school, parish festival, an active St. Vincent dePaul Society, Religious Education and Faith Formation for all ages and whatever else the Lord guides and directs us too. I hope and pray this website will be helpful in aiding you in whatever way necessary.

God Bless you today and always.

In His Priesthood,

Father Jerry Byrd

Easter Week Schedule
Monday~April 14th
6:30 pm Tri-Parish Penance Service at St. Joseph
Tuesday~April 15th
2:00 pm Chrism Mass at SS. Peter and Paul
Cathedral in Indianapolis
Holy Thursday~April 17th
8:45 am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s
5:30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper at St. Joseph’s
8:00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper at St. Mary’s
Good Friday~April 18th
8:45 am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s
1:00 pm Living Way of the Cross Performance at St. Mary’s
3:00 pm The Lord’s Passion at St. Mary’s
7:00 pm The Lord’s Passion at St. Ann’s
Easter Vigil~April 19th
8:45 am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s
(all RCIA candidates should attend)
9:15 am RCIA candidates Practice for
Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s
*9:00 pm Easter Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s with
reception for RCIA candidates and their
families following mass
Easter~April 20th
*7:00 am Mass at St. Joseph
*9:00 am Mass at St. Mary’s (in the gym)
*11:00 am Mass at St. Ann’s
*Take note of time or location change


Rev. Jerry Byrd - Pastor
Emergency Phone Number: 812-352-6271

Deacon Larry French - Deacon
Phone: 812-525-6568

Sharlot Ertel - Administrative Assistant

Chris Deyerling - Bookkeeper


Rectory: 812-346-3604
Rectory Fax: 812-346-3506

School: 812-346-3445
School Fax: 812-346-5930

Parish Center: 812-346-2553

Mailing Address

St. Mary's Catholic Church
629 Clay Street
North Vernon, IN 47265