Celestine: 10/19October 18, 2018
By KATHY BACHMAN
The St. Isidore Parish has announced its calendar of events:
Oct. 13: Saturday evening Mass switch to St. Raphael.
Oct. 28: St. Isidore shoot at Celestine Community Club.
Oct. 31: All Saints Mass, 6 p.m., St. Celestine.
Nov. 1: All Saints Mass, 6:45 a.m., St. Raphael.
Nov. 1: All Saints Mass, 7 p.m., St. Celestine.
Nov. 16: Kirby Stailey concert at St. Celestine.
Dec. 7: Holy Day Mass, 6 p.m., St. Raphael.
Dec. 8: Holy Day Mass, 8 a.m., St. Celestine.
Fire department open house
The Haysville Fire Department Auxiliary will hold an open house from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21.
Barbecued chicken dinners will be sold for $10. The dinner will include German fries and green beans and can be purchased from any firefighter. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, baked goods and activities will be available.
Fall landscape clean up
Help is needed for the fall landscape clean up at St. Celestine Church Campus on Tuesday, Oct. 23, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be served. Youth may help since this is fall break. Volunteers are asked to bring tools they think would be helpful, such as garden gloves, rakes, trimmer and so forth. If it rains, the clean will take place Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Kirby Stailey concert
St. Isidore Parish invites area residents to join them for the 175th anniversary of when the St. Celestine Catholic Church and the town of Celestine were platted (Nov. 16, 1843) with a free concert by Kirby Stailey at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16.
Let’s join together to celebrate our ancestors, our neighboring communities, the faith of our families and all that God has given us the past 175 years. Kirby Stailey’s passion is Jesus Christ and his God-given ability is singing and songwriting. When you mesh the two together, you have a spiritual and musical experience like no other.
A fellowship breakfast will be held Sunday, Nov. 4, in the St. Celestine Dining Hall after the 8 a.m. Mass. All are welcome to join the Good Shepherd of the Hills Knights of Columbus Council for some great food and fellowship. The menu consists of pancakes, sausage, eggs, German potatoes, biscuits and gravy and fruit salad. A freewill offering will be taken to help purchase sonogram machines to deter abortions.
Young drivers’ blessing
Father Eugene Seibert will be doing a blessing on all new and young drivers. This will take place during the All Saints Masses on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.
There will be no Adoration at St. Celestine on Friday, Nov. 16, due to the Kirby Stailey Concert.
Over the past year every time an adult volunteered for a religious education or youth event fundraiser, their name was put in a drawing. The Religious Education Commission sponsored the give away to say thank you and show in a small way how much we appreciate you and all you do!
The winners were: first, Marilyn Burger, weekend at Patoka’s overlook cabin, donated by owners Sharon and Joel Johnson; second, Karen Eisenhut, fall Holiday World tickets and dinner at Wendy’s for a family of four, donated by Servus; third, Teresa Betz, two religious education fees for 2019-20; fourth, Steve Hurt, two religious education fees for 2019-20; fifth, Kay Schroeder, $25 Villa Pizzeria gift card, donated by owner Steve Schnarr; sixth, Aileen Lueken, $25 Corner Bar & Grill gift card, donated by owner Tina Reckelhoff;
Religious Education Commission members are Mallory Hall, Laine Busick, Audrey Denu, Kevin Knies, Ben Gessner, Cassie Beyke, Glenda Reckelhoff, Connie Matheis. The two past members are Sharon Johnson and Tami Knies.
St. Isidore Parish shoot
The annual St. Isidore’s annual shoot at the Celestine Community Club is Sunday, Oct. 28.
Work schedules are located at all the church entrances. Anyone that is unable to work their shift is asked to find a replacement and contact their chairperson.
Seventh-grade students are added to the list. High schoolers are asked to review the schedule as their job may have changed from last year. Anyone not seeing their name on the schedule is asked to contact the parish office as there are areas that could use more help. It takes lots of volunteers to make this event a success. The shoot brings in a large amount of money to help supplement Sunday collection donations. Thank you to everyone for your time, talent and treasure.
Pies, cakes or other desserts are needed for meals at the shoot. These can be brought to the Celestine Community Club Saturday or Sunday morning.
Help is needed to help clean hens for dressing at noon Thursday, Oct. 25 , at the Celestine Community Club. Fryer chickens will be cleaned at noon Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Patty Burke residence.
Pressure cookers are needed. Bring them to the parish office by noon Friday, Oct. 26.
On Saturday, Oct. 27, setting up areas for the shoot will take place. Watch the bulletin for times.
Consider donating a basket, items for a basket, or money for a basket to the basket stand There are baskets available in the counselor’s room of St. Celestine Catholic Church for people to fill. Feel free to take one. Contact Joyce Hulsman at 812-639-9441 with any questions.
Country store donations
The country stores needs donations of garden fresh fruits and vegetables, jams, jellies, salsa, relish, horse radish, breads, cakes, cookies, pies, cinnamon rolls, noodles, crafts and plants. Contributions are what makes the country store a success. Mark all items, as only the person who makes a donation knows the cost and time involved.
For the ninth year, the Dubois County Community Food Bank, 1404 Meridian Road, Jasper, will be accepting turkeys, non-perishable items, aluminum roaster pans and monetary donations from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11.
Cookie walk, tree lighting
Parishioners are asked to mark their calendars for Sunday, Dec. 2, and plan to attend the community of Celestine’s annual cookie walk and Christmas tree lighting event. This is a great way to kick off the holiday season here in Celestine.
Items for this column may be mailed to Kathy Bachman at 808 Eisenhower Ave., Jasper IN 47546; called to 812-482-2074; or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Items need to be received by Wednesday night to be included in Friday’s column.
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