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Holy Week Schedule

Tuesday~March 31st
Confessions after 9:00 am mass

Wednesday~April 1st
Confessions 5:00 pm (before 6:00 pm mass)

Holy Thursday~April 2nd
8:45 am Morning Prayer at St. Mary’s
6:00 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 3rd
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 4th
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
*8:00 pm Easter Vigil Mass at St. Mary’s
with reception for RCIA candidates
and their families following mass

Easter~April 5th
7:30 am Mass at St. Joseph’s
9:00 am Mass at St. Mary’s (in the gym)
10:45 am Mass at St. Ann’s

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


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

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