Our Town: 9/20

Herald Correspondent

Good Shepherd of the Hills Knights of Columbus Council is sponsoring a fellowship breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 22, in the St. Celestine Dining Hall after the 8 a.m. Mass. All are welcome to join in for some great food and fellowship. The menu will be pancakes, sausage, eggs, German potatoes, biscuits, gravy and fruit salad. A freewill offering will be taken to help purchase sonogram machines to deter abortions.

Community yard sales

The Celestine community fall yard sales will be held Sept. 27 and 28. Anyone interested in having a yard sale can contact Kristy Buechler at 812-481-2251 no later than Monday, Sept. 23 to get their location on the map.

Wisdom Day

Wisdom Day will be held Monday, Oct. 14, at the Huntingburg Event Center. Registration starts at 8 a.m., and the program is from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Register by visiting www.evdio.org/events or calling 812-424-5536.

The emcee is Pat Koch. Presenters are the Most Reverend Joseph Siegel, Tim McGuire, Jason Recker, Matt Potter and Sister Anita Louise Lowe.

Appreciation dinner

The Knights of Columbus will host a Father Michael J. McGivney Priests, Deacons and Religious Vocations Appreciation Dinner will take place Tuesday Oct. 29, at the Huntingburg Event Center.

The public is invited to the dinner celebrating priests, deacons and religious workers who serve residents of Dubois, Spencer and Pike counties. The keynote speaker will be Paul Zielinski, Indiana Knights of Columbus state deputy.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meal is served at 7 p.m. Catering and decorations will be by Chef Tim Flick, owner of Fueled Strength Meals. Tickets must be purchased in advice through the parish office by Oct. 14. Cost is $20 per person.

Anyone wanting to show their appreciation to dedicated clergy and religious but cannot attend, they may want to consider a donation to the local K of C.

K of C goals

The Good Shepherd of the Hills Knights of Columbus has as one of its goals to become the strong right arm of the church. To insure we meet that goal for our St. Isidore Parish, we need the support of dedicated Catholic men like you. If you are a practicing Catholic man 18 years or older, please consider a rewarding membership in our council. You will be glad you did. Contact any of our members or Kevin Schepers at 812-309-3447 or Ted Schnackertz 812-389-2529.

Discerning priesthood

Please continue to keep in your prayers Caleb Scherzinger and Chase Riecker.

Caleb is beginning his second year of Seminary at Saint Meinrad where he is discerning and studying to be a priest. Chase is in residence at the Father Deydier House of Discernment at St. Agnes Church grounds and part of St. Boniface Parish in Evansville where Father John Brosmer is pastor. Father Tyler Tenbarge is coordinator at Father Deydier House.

The House of Discernment is basically the step before seminary where men discern and pray about continuing into seminary. The world needs good and holy men to be open to the priesthood. Please keep them in your prayers.

If you would like to support them with a prayer card or gifts, their addresses are:

Caleb Scherzinger St. Meinrad Seminary 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad IN 47577.

Chase Riecker, Fr. Deydier House of Discernment  2701 W. Franklin St., Evansville IN 47712.

Preschool announcement

There will be no preschool held this year on Sunday mornings at St. Isidore Parish. The preschoolers are encouraged to attend Mass with their families and participate in Children’s Liturgy of the Word during the 8 and 10 a.m. Masses. Children’s Liturgy of the Word is for ages 3 through 5 not yet attending kindergarten.

Youth Ministry

Grades five and six will have a youth gathering from 6 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the St. Celestine Campus. A light dinner will be served.

Youth group meetings for junior high students will be held on the first Wednesday of the month at the St. Celestine Campus. The meetings will start at 5:30 p.m. 

High School youth group meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of the month at the St. Celestine Campus. Meetings begin at 5:30 p.m.

Northeast High School

A blood drive will be on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Sign up in the high school office if interested. You must be at least 16 years old to donate; all 16-year-olds must have a signed permission form.

AP exam fees are due to the high school office no later than Oct. 1. Any student who qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch is eligible for an exam fee reduction; students must see Mrs. Fawks prior to Oct. 1 to request the fee reduction. Normal exam fee is $85; reduced exam fee is $53. The state of Indiana covers the cost of AP exams for AP Calculus, AP Physics, AP Chemistry and AP Computer Science students. Only AP Psychology and AP Art students need to pay the fee.

College Go! Week is Sept. 23 through 27. Some Indiana colleges waive their application fees this week.

During homeroom on Sept. 25, there will be a 21st Century Scholars meeting with Zach Cullum for Scholars in grades 10 through 12. Cullum also will be presenting Next Level Job Info in English 12 classes.

Band competitions

Sept. 21: Paoli.

Sept. 28: Floyd Central

Band competed Sept. 14 at Salem.

Dubois Branch Library

My Big Person and Me: 11-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Preregistration required.

Keurig’s Korner: After school until 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

Try it Night: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. Preregistration required.

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

Dunkin’ for Dexter

Dunkin for Dexter 3-on-3 basketball tourney will be held Sunday, Sept. 29, in conjunction with the Orange County Pumpkin Festival. See the Northeast Dubois School Corp. website for more details.

Submitted items

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