Our Town: 10/26


Herald Correspondent

The St. Isidore’s shoot is this Sunday at the Celestine Community Club grounds. Come and enjoy a delicious meal, games and fellowship.

Haiti Sunday

The last Sunday of each month is Haiti Sunday where St. Isidore Parish remembers their brothers and sisters at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Dupity, Haiti. There are boxes at the doors to place donations.


SPRED (SPecial Religious EDucation for adults) will be attending Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29. SPRED members will be participating in parts of the Mass. Everyone is welcome. SPRED is specifically designed to meet the spiritual needs of persons with developmental disabilities. They meet in Kundek Hall at St. Joseph Church between 6:30 and 8 p.m. for fellowship, faith and activities on the second Tuesday of the month.

Special Masses

All Saints:

Oct. 31: 6 p.m., St. Celestine.

Nov. 1: 7 p.m., St. Celestine.

Nov. 1: 6:45 a.m., St. Raphael.

Immaculate Conception:

Dec. 7: 6 p.m., St. Raphael.

Dec: 8: a.m., St. Celestine.

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.

First Friday activities

St. Isidore Parish’s First Friday breakfast and game day is Nov. 2. Everyone is welcome to join together for some great fellowship and food after First Friday Mass at St. Celestine. A buffet breakfast will be served at Happy Hour Sports Bar & Grill Restaurant. Game Day is going to be at the St. Celestine Dining Hall.

Time changes

The time will change next Sunday, Nov. 4. Set clocks back one hour.

Fellowship breakfast

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.

Kirby Stailey concert

The Kirby Stailey concert will be held Friday, Nov. 16, at St. Celestine Catholic Church. The concert will begin at 7 p.m.

St. Isidore Parish invites all area communities to join them for the 175th anniversary of when the parish and town of Celestine were platted on the map back on Nov. 16, 1843. 

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 has released five inspirational albums with 34 original songs; he was written 33 songs. He was the state finalist in the Colgate Country Showdown and the regional finalist on the hit television show, “The Voice.”

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.

There is no cost for the concert. St. Isidore Parish is sponsoring the concert. All are welcome to join us for the evening.

Family of the month

The Good Shepherd of the Hills Knights of Columbus Council has nominated the Dan and Susie Kluesner family as family of the month for September to thank them for their service to the parish and local community.

Knights of Columbus notices

A Good Shepherd of the Hills K of C Council officers’ meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the St. Celestine Dining Hall.

The next regular business meeting will be held at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Happy Hour Sports & Bar basement. Any Catholic gentleman interested in learning more about  the benefits of being a K of C member is welcome to come to the Happy Hour at 7 p.m. prior to the meeting.

Parish youth information

The high school youth group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at  St. Raphael Campus. Food will be served.

Dubois Middle School Youth Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the St. Celestine Campus. Food will be served. The van will leave St. Raphael at 5:10 p.m. for those wishing to go from St. Raphael’s Campus.

Pilgrimage for Life

Pilgrimage for Life will be held Jan. 16  through 20 at Washington, D.C. The cost is $415 (participant pays $165; Youth Appeal pays remaining $255). The sign-up deadline is Monday, Nov. 19. Scholarships are available. Contact Connie Matheis for more information.

Youth and adults from the Diocese of Evansville will be heading to Washington, D.C., in January to advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves — the unborn and the vulnerable.

Catholic Heart Work Camp

Catholic Heart Work Camp will be held from June 16 through 22 in Louisville. The cost is $410 (participant pays $165; Youth Appeal pays remaining $250). The registration deadline is March 1, 2019.

There are 20 student spots, with 14 currently available. The spots go on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Connie Matheis for an entry form and turn the fee in to reserve a spot. CHWC is about service, connection and loving others. CHWC provides service opportunities to restore homes and hearts, feed the hungry, lift the spirits of children, bring joy to the elderly and disabled and offer assistance while partnering with social agencies.

Teens Encounter Christ

Teens Encounter Christ is a three-day experience from Nov. 10 through 12 at St. Mary’s Church, Ireland, for young people who are searching for goals, acceptance, meaning and for community. Adults also are welcome and encouraged to attend as they increase our witness to our faith while experiencing their own encounter with Christ. Participants must be age 16 and older and at least a junior in high school.

Candidates can expect to meet others from all areas of the Diocese, find how God fits in their life and encounter the Risen Jesus Christ. They will have time to reflect on their life, ideas, hopes and dreams away from home, school or work. They can find an application and more information at www.switec.org

Potential future retreat weekends are scheduled for Feb. 16 through 18 and July 20 through 22.

Return applications to the parish office as soon as possible. Youth Appeal pays the fee.

Chili supper

A chili supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the Northeast High School cafeteria. The Athletic Booster Club is the sponsor. Freewill donations will be accepted. Concessions also will be available.

Library news

Keurig’s Korner (middle and high schoolers): after school-5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Not meeting on Oct. 23 and 30.

Technology help: 10 a.m.-noon Fridays.

Young Adulting 101 (middle and high schoolers): after school-5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Not meeting on Oct. 23 and 30.

End-of-the-Month Book Club: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29.

Trick-or-treating: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 31.

Early voting: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday,  Oct. 27 and Nov. 3.

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