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The Faith Formation Commission has approved a new Mission Statement—“To engage and equip the Catholic Community of Jeffersonville to encounter the love of Christ through His teachings so members of all ages may ‘Go Make Disciples’.”

Parishioners are invited to share their input in order to help the new DRE offer programming that helps to help our parishes to Go Make Disciples.

This survey will be available through the month of June. Thank you for your participation and feedback! It is much appreciated.

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Sacred Heart and Saint Augustine Parishes seeks to hire a Director of Faith Formation. The Director of Faith Formation will have direct responsibility for all Adult Faith Formation programming, including RCIA, all Children’s Faith Formation programming, be responsible for developing and facilitating a unified overall vision for faith formation in the parish, and serve as a liaison and support to all other parish ministries that engage in any form of faith formation.  Ideal qualities in a candidate include a heart for ministry and strong communication, leadership and organizational skills as they will need to recruit, train and lead volunteers as well as manage the faith formation office.  While the position does include flexibility some work will require availability on evenings and weekends.  Resumes should be sent to the pastor, Father Marcotte at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sacred Heart and Saint Augustine parishes have approximately 1100 households and are located in Jeffersonville, Indiana just north of Louisville, Kentucky, on the Ohio River and are part of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.


Wednesday, June 5 from 7-9pm there will be a Labyrinth presentation at Sacred Heart. It will begin in the chapel and continue in the meditation garden. Labyrinths have provided a vehicle for meditation and prayer in cultures around the world for thousands of years. All are welcome to learn about this unique form of prayer!


Questions and Answers about the Transition to Father Matt Tucci as our Next Pastor


Where is Father Marcotte going?

Father Marcotte is going to Saint Simon’s Catholic Church in Indianapolis.  This is a parish in the Indianapolis North Deanery. 


How long has Father Marcotte known about this? 

Father Marcotte found out about the new assignment on a phone call with the Vicar for Clergy on Tuesday, March 5th.  This assignment has been up in the air for quite some time though as the Archbishop has had to deal with the unexpected deaths of several of our priests who were in active ministry.  Father Marcotte received confirmation of the assignment on Monday May 6th.    


Does Father want this change?

Father Marcotte has greatly enjoyed his time as the pastor of Sacred Heart and Saint Augustine.  He will miss ministering and living in Jeffersonville, as well as the countless friendships he has formed.  Father Marcotte is also excited about his new assignment at Saint Simon’s in Indianapolis.


How is Father Marcotte handling all of this?

Change is never easy and as many of you know it is difficult to pick up everything you own and move.  Father has made amazing friendships here in Jeffersonville and it is tough beginning the process of saying goodbye.  However, he is trusting in God and asks for your prayers. 


Is this change permanent? 

Yes.  Father Marcotte will not be returning to our parishes in the foreseeable future. 


How far away is Father Marcotte’s new parish? 

Saint Simon’s is on the northeast side of Indianapolis and takes anywhere from 2 hours and 15 minutes to 2 ½ hours to get to from Jeffersonville. 


Who is the priest replacing Father Marcotte?

Father Matt Tucci moved around a bit growing up, but it included time in Louisville, Kentucky and Bloomington, Indiana. He claims Holy Family in New Albany as his home parish and his family currently resides in Louisville.  Father Matt attended Purdue University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations. Upon graduation from college, Father affiliated as a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.  Father Matt studied Philosophy at Saint Meinrad School of Theology.  After that he went to Rome to study theology and lived at the Pontifical North American College.  As a side note, Father Matt’s first year in Rome coincided with Father Marcotte’s final year.  Father Marcotte got to know Father Matt well during that year.  Father Matt was ordained on June 25th, 2016. Father’s first assignment was as Associate Pastor at Saint Christopher’s in Indianapolis and Chaplain Coordinator at Cardinal Ritter High School.  After two years in that assignment he was sent to serve as the Associate Pastor at Saint Barnabas in Indianapolis and the Catholic Chaplain at the University of Indianapolis where he has been this past year.


Isn’t Father Matt too young to be our pastor?

No.  He is older than Father Marcotte was when he came to Jeffersonville and has over twice the experience as a priest that Father Marcotte had when he arrived.  Be thankful for a young, energetic priest!     


What does Father Marcotte think about Father Matt?

Father Marcotte is incredibly grateful that Father Matt is coming to Jeffersonville as he knows him to be an excellent priest and an all-around good guy.  Father Matt is easy to get along with, loves to be out in the community and has a great sense of humor.  Father Marcotte isn’t a fan of his ties to Purdue, but no one is perfect.


How does this change affect all of our ministries? 

This change does not need to affect our ministries.  Our parishes are not solely dependent on a priest.  We are parish communities made up of active, dedicated and lively parishioners.  It is the intention that things will continue as usual under Father Matt. 


What about the specific things that Father Marcotte has begun; will they be changed?

As of now all events on the calendar are going as planned.  Our parishes have always had new programs begin and old programs end as leadership changes and the needs of the parishes are addressed.  However, this is a great opportunity for parishioners to get re-involved or involved for the first time to help maintain programming or help develop new programming that Father Matt sees as a need.   


Will Father Matt be like Father Marcotte?

As a premise, comparing Father Matt and Father Marcotte is not fair.  Father Matt will have talents and passions that are not the same as Father Marcotte.  Some of the things that Father Marcotte is good at will be things that Father Matt is not as good at.  At the same time, Father Matt will bring talents to our parish community that Father Marcotte does not possess.  It will be exciting to see the new gifts that Father Matt brings to Jeffersonville.


Will the daily and weekend Mass and Confession schedule stay the same?



What about the Confirmation date, will it change?

This will not affect our confirmation date.


Will Father Marcotte come back for weddings, baptisms, funerals, etc.?

Father Marcotte will not come back for these events.  One of the great ways to help a new priest start to integrate into the parish is to allow him to celebrate these important Masses.  It would be rude to Father Matt if Father Marcotte was continuing to come back and celebrate these events.  Father Marcotte also has a parish assignment that will consume a lot of his time and energy.  It would not be fair to his new parishioners to have to “feel” neglected or second best to his former parishioners. 


Is Father Matt supportive of Catholic Schools?

Yes.  St. Barnabas, his current parish assignment, has a very large and active parish school ministry. 


How do we address Father Matt Tucci?

Father Matt Tucci desires to be called Father Matt. 


Can we visit Father Marcotte?

All parishioners are always welcome to come for the celebration of Holy Mass at Saint Simon’s Parish in Indianapolis. 


Saturday Anticipation
5:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
11:00 a.m.

What is the Website for Father Marcotte’s new parish?


What will be Father Marcotte’s new contact info?

8155 Oaklandon Road

Indianapolis, IN 46236-8578



When will Father Marcotte have his last Mass in Jeffersonville?

Father Marcotte’s last Masses will be the weekend Masses on Saturday, June 29th and Sunday, June 30th


When is it appropriate to contact Father Marcotte vs. Father Matt?

Father Matt is your new pastor come July 3rd at Noon.  Please contact him for concerns and questions from then on and please contact Father Marcotte with concerns and questions before then.    



How can I help Father Marcotte?

First, pray for him, for his new parish and for good transition.  Second, be all the more convicted in your faith.  The last thing that Father Marcotte wants is people to be less engaged in their faith.  Lastly, Father Marcotte wants all that the Holy Spirit has worked among us to continue, to grow and to flourish all the more.  Please support our new pastor, Father Matt Tucci, with your prayers and willingness to step up and serve.  The last thing that Father Marcotte wants is for our parishes to struggle or have a bad transition.     


How can I welcome Father Matt and help him during this transition in his life?

First, welcome him.  Treat him with great hospitality and a sense of welcome.  He will be our new pastor.  He is our new father.  The Archbishop has chosen him to be our pastor; let’s make him feel at home.  Second, pray for him.  Offer your holy hour for him, keep him in your rosary intentions and daily intentions.  Third, stay involved and get more involved to ensure the ministries of our parish run smoothly and carry on with ease.


What should I never say to Father Matt?

Two phrases need to be uninvited from our parish vocabulary “Father Always” and “Father Never.”  Statements that begin with “Father Always” and “Father Never” are hard for a new pastor to argue with or disagree with.  Starting questions or statements with,” Have you ever seen,” or “have you ever considered” is much more appropriate and welcoming.  Father Matt is not expected to be an exact copy or replica of Father Marcotte.  Please allow him to be himself.    


When is Father Matt’s first day?

Father Matt will begin on Wednesday, July 3rd at noon.      


What can I be praying for?

Archbishop Thompson, Father Matt, Father Marcotte, Sacred Heart, Saint Augustine’s, Saint Simon’s, Saint Barnabas’.


When is Father Marcotte’s Going Away Party?

Father Marcotte is having a Going Away Party on the evening of Monday July 1st at the Knights of Columbus (225 E. Market St. Jeffersonville, IN 47130) beginning at 6 pm.

Father Matt Tucci will be transferring to Sacred Heart and Saint Augustine this summer to become our next Pastor!  Father Matt currently serves as the Associate Pastor of Saint Barnabas in Indianapolis and as the Catholic Chaplain for the University of Indianapolis.  The move will take effect on July 3rd at Noon.  Please check back for more information on this transition.

Father Marcotte will be transferring this summer to Saint Simon's Parish in Indianapolis.  The move will take effect on July 3rd at Noon.  Please check back for more information on the transition.

Boy Scout Troop 89 is having a flag retirement ceremony on Sunday, May 26 at Noon in the field behind Walpole Hall at Sacred Heart. If anyone has a flag to be retired, you may bring it or call Veronica or Mike Prechtel at 812-284-3324 to make other arrangements.

Summer Fun – and a Chance to Win Money!

Rumor has it that summer is the most fun season of the year . . . however, some parents hear the dreaded “I’m Bored!” from their kids.  As a parent, it is always a wonderful feeling to watch your kids test their skills while building their confidence.  With this in mind, through the summer months, the Catholic Community of Jeffersonville will be providing a “KidZ Corner” insert along with the bulletin each week.  This insert will provide kids from our two parishes the opportunity to play games and puzzles - AND possibly win $25.

The new KidZ Corner insert will begin the weekend of May 25th / 26th and run the 11 weeks of summer break.  The insert will be dedicated to children ages three to fourteen and will include pictures to color, puzzles, mazes, hidden pictures, etc.  Parents/children can obtain the insert from an Usher after Mass each week or by downloading it from the Parish website ( 

How the Drawing will Work

 As referenced above, each insert will be dedicated to children ages three to fourteen. 

  • The coloring pictures, puzzles, mazes, etc. will provide a suitable age range – i.e. suitable for children three to eight.
  • To be entered in the drawing each child should complete at least one of the pictures, puzzles, mazes (suitable for their age) – making sure to fill-in the blanks for their name and age. In addition, parents/guardians we will need your name and phone number as well.  (We need your phone number to call if your child’s name is drawn.)
  • Each child in your family can submit one entry to the drawing per week.
  • Each child will have approximately seven days to submit their entry for the weekly $25 drawing. Drawing deadlines will be included in each week’s insert.
  • Entries for the drawing can be submitted three ways:
    • Place entries in the collection basket the following weekend during Mass
    • Email your child’s entry to Parish office at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(Electronic submissions must be a minimum of 100dpi in jpeg or PDF format)

Mail to the Parish office at:

Sacred Heart & St. Augustine Catholic Churches

Attn:  KidZ Corner Drawing

PO Box 447
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

  • On Tuesday of each week, Father Marcotte will draw one winner from the previous week’s submissions. He will then call the winner to congratulate them personally.  Winners can have a check mailed to their home or stop by the Parish office to pick-up in person.
  • The previous week’s winner will be identified in the next week’s KidZ Corner

 Coloring and working puzzle are a great way for helping children to develop creativity and much needed problem solving skills.  Help your little ones with their entries and spend some quality time together.

 If you have any questions regarding our KidZ Corner or drawing, please contact Dawn M. Thompson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (502) 345-3296.


Want to join a team of Volunteers and help those in need?  The Sacred Heart and St. Augustine Parish team is looking to add some Volunteers to their crew at Marie’s Ministry.  They volunteer on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10 am to 2 pm to sort incoming donations and distribute Mom and baby items to those who come for help at the agency.  Marie’s Ministry is located on St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities campus in New Albany.  There are no steps to climb or heavy items to pick up.  You get to work with a great group of co-Volunteers that have fun while they work including lunch.  And best of all you get to help those in need!  Contact Erin Goodlett at 812-949-7305

The people of St. Augustine and Sacred Heart have been very generous to the Totus Tuus program.  Many people have already stepped up to volunteer their time and many others have given their treasure in support of the program.  However, we still need more volunteers to make Totus Tuus successful. 

-We need two more people to round out the team that will plan the Friday Fun Afternoon on June 28th.  This is an exciting afternoon filled with water games and races and is one of the highlights of the week for the children.  
-We also need two or more people to coordinate the parish wide brunch for Sunday June 23rd.  This will be a great opportunity for the whole parish to learn more about Totus Tuus and get to know the young men and women who will be teaching our youth during the week long program.  
-We still need more adults/parents to be daytime classroom volunteers and/or evening chaperones.  Having our own parishioners in the classrooms ensures the safety of everyone in the program.  

St. Augustine and Sacred Heart are very blessed to be able to offer the Totus Tuus Program to our youth.  Come and be a part of something wonderful!  Come and watch the Holy Spirit at work among us!

The Prayer Warriors would like to extend an invitation to you that you would join them for prayer at 4 pm on Sundays in Sacred Heart's Blessed Sacrament Chapel.  The group will not be meeting on Easter (April 21st), Divine Mercy Sunday (April 28th), Mother's Day (May 12th) or Memorial Day Weekend (May 26th).


Sacred Heart Catholic, located in Jeffersonville, Indiana just across the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky, is seeking a principal, effective for the 2019-20 academic year.  Sacred Heart has an enrollment of approximately 200 students in grades K-8 with an additional 75 students in our 2yo, PS, and PK program.  Our school is blessed to have exceptional teachers and support staff with strong support from the pastor, the parish, and the Jeffersonville community. 



An applicant must foster a strong Catholic identity, possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills, and have a passion for academic excellence and student achievement.  Our next principal will assume responsibility for the administration of our school, including leadership for faculty, managing finances, marketing our school and communicating effectively with our parents, parish and wider community.


To be considered for this position, the applicant must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing and hold or be working toward a valid Indiana administrator’s license.  “Safe and Sacred” Training and related background checks are required of all persons working with youth in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.


Please complete the official application online by following this link.


For more information and/or to submit supporting documentation (i.e., resume, cover letter, references, etc.) contact:

Mr. Rob Rash

Assistant Superintendent

Office of Catholic Education

1400 North Meridian

Indianapolis, IN 46202


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