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We have received several inquiries asking about when our parish pictorial directory will be out to parishioners. We apologize for the long wait. We have been doing all we can to communicate with the directory company and are waiting to receive the pictorial directories. We will continue to contact the company and make an announcement to parishioners when the directories are received. Thank you so much for your patience!

The Prayer Blanket Ministry will have our Cancer caps and blankets blessed by Father Joe during the Masses the weekend of July 13th and 14th.  If you sew or crochet from home, please bring your Cancer caps, blankets or afghans with you to church this weekend for the blessing.  If you have any questions, please contact Jean Bickwermert at 502-645-0081. Thank you.

Couples who are planning to be married between July 12 and Dec. 31, 2019 in a marriage that is recognized as a valid sacramental or valid natural marriage, or couples who were wed between Jan. 1 and July 11, 2019 in such a recognized marriage and did not have their engagement announcement in The Criterion are invited to submit the information for the upcoming July 19 Fall Marriage Edition.

Announcements can be submitted using the online form found here:


Photos should be saved in jpg format and be at least 500 kb. Color photos are preferred. We recommend sending a photo where the couple’s faces are close to each other. Please send the photo as an attachment to the e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Subject line: Fall Marriage (Last name).

If it is not possible to e-mail a photo, a photo can be mailed to Cindy Clark, Archdiocese of Indianapolis, 1400 N. Meridian, Indianapolis, IN 46202.  Please no photocopies. To have the photo returned, please include a return addressed envelope with a postage stamp on it.

All announcements and photos must be received by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (No announcements or photos will be accepted after this date.)

Our Lady of Providence High School Athletic Department is pleased to announce Ryan J. Miller ‘99 as head of the boys’ basketball program with Lance Stemler as associate head coach.

Coach Miller played basketball at Providence and collegiately at Eastern Kentucky University. He was assistant coach, as was Coach Stemler, at Providence under former head coach Lou Lefevre. During Miller’s five years as assistant coach at Providence, the boys’ program experienced levels of unprecedented success, with a No. 1 state ranking, three sectional titles, and two semi-state appearances. The program also led the state in lowest defensive points-per-game allowed in Class 2A.

Coach Miller also was assistant coach at Floyd Central High School for five seasons. During that time, the Highlander program was consistently ranked in the top 10 in Class 4A. Coach Miller said he is grateful for the mentoring he received from both head coaches.

Coach Miller and his wife, Danielle (Himmelhaver) Miller '99, and their three children are members of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, where their children also attend school.

Coach Stemler played basketball at Gibault Catholic High school in Waterloo, Ill., and collegiately at Indiana University, where he was the team captain on a Top 10 nationally ranked team, and was recently inducted into the Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame. He is married to Amanda (Loi) Stemler ‘05, and they have two sons. The family also are members of OLPH, and the boys attend OLPH School.

Coach Miller said he is excited to return to his alma mater as head coach, noting that his extended family -- from his parents to their siblings and his own siblings – all our Providence graduates.

“Providence is our community,” Coach Miller said. “I’m just glad to be back here. I have a great deal of pride for the entire New Albany Deanery and Providence.”

Coach Miller and Coach Stemler are looking forward to coaching together again and leading the boys’ basketball program.

“We look forward to bringing a great sense of pride for our players and the community and how we play and represent the program,” Coach Miller said.

OLPH over 50 Group, Prime Timers, will meet Sunday, July 7, at 1:00 p. m. In Wagner Hall for a potluck. Please bring your favorite dish. Win the Fifty-Fifty Drawing or Door Prizes. Enjoy games too. Call Co-President Bill Hess at 812-476-8076 for more information.

Congratulations to Heather  & Josh Gilland on the May 12th baptism of their daughter, Rory Elizabeth!



The parish staff, school faculty, and parishioners of Our Lady of Perpetual Help would like to extend a warm welcome to our new parishioners. 

Christopher and Taylor Broadus
Everett and Lucas Deckard
Joshua, Heather, Finn and Rory Gilland
Larry, Lenie, Ashley, Cecelia, and John Zeller

Thank you for choosing Our Lady!

Since 1634, the Oberammergau village in Germany has staged a Passion Play every 10 years. Join Fr. Eric Augenstein to contemplate the mysteries of the cross as you discover Switzerland, Austria, and Germany! This pilgrimage takes place from July 15-24, 2020, and includes great seats at the Oberammergau Passion Play, tours of Lucerne, Interlaken, and Salzburg, and a visit to Einsiedeln Abbey, the Swiss, Benedictine community which founded Saint Meinrad. To learn more, come to the Informational Meeting on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Nativity Catholic Church Parish Center. For more info, please visit or call (574) 383-9396.

Our Lady is offering a basketball open gym for young adults (ages 16-30)! It is scheduled from 8:00-10:00 pm in the school gym every Thursday.

We are also offering an open gym for adults 30+ on Tuesday evenings from 8:30-10:00 pm.

Please enter through the pedway.

For further information contact Alli in the Parish Office.