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Welcome and God Bless You!

Christ Renews His Parish Retreat-April 18th and 19th
What is it: A renewal weekend for all adult female parishioners. An opportunity for sharing faith, personal reflection and prayer to help you realize a closer relationship with Christ.
Time Frame: Begins at 8am on Saturday, April 18th and ends around 3pm on Sunday, April 19th.
Where is it: St. Joseph’s Hall at Four Corners.
Cost: Nothing and all meals will be provided.
For more information, pick up a flyer located in the back of all three parishes or contact Kathy Malone at 812-528-3421 or Jill Taylor at 812-592-2274.

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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