Parish Picnic Short Story: It was a nice overcast Summer day at St. Mary of Vernon Catholic Church in Indian Creek, IL. As part of the entertainment, the parish Priests, Fr. Ignatius, Fr. Shemek, and Youth Minister Jim Welch volunteered to sit and wait for the congregation to attempt at dunking them into the water tank! The crowd lovingly hit the target, many times, sending the kind-hearted gentlemen into the cool water below!