Our Town: 9/21

By KATHY BACHMAN
Herald Correspondent

The St. Isidore Parish has announced its calendar of events:

Sept. 23: Flu shots and blood pressure checks.

Sept. 29 Confirmation Mass, 4:30 p.m., St. Celestine.

Oct. 3: Legacy Night “Our Faith Journey” at St. Celestine.

Oct. 7: St. Isidore social at St. Raphael Campus.

Oct. 12: Harvest Festival at St. Celestine Campus.

Oct. 13: Saturday evening Mass switch to St. Raphael.

Oct. 28: St. Isidore shoot at Celestine Community Club.

Nov. 16: Kirby Stailey concert at St. Celestine.

Community yard sales

The Celestine community fall yard sales will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21 and 22.

Shooting matches

The Celestine Community Club continues their weekly Wednesday night shooting matches until Thanksgiving eve. The closed shoot starts at 8 p.m. Fried chicken meals and various sandwiches will be served at 6 p.m. from the club kitchen.

Youth group

The middle school youth group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the St. Celestine Dining Hall. A light meal will be served. A schedule with future meetings will be sent home that evening. High school meeting times are being evaluated with the high school students to determine the best time and place to meet. Updates will be posted in the bulletin and on the website.       

Mass switch time

Saturday evening Mass will switch to St. Raphael on Saturday, Oct. 13. This is a correction from what was in the newsletter. It will now move on the second Sunday in October due to the social setup taking up the south parking lot.

Prayer Around the Pole

The Northeast Dubois Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host a Prayer Around the Pole service at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, on the front pavilion at the high school.

This service is part of a nationwide gathering around the country.

Confirmation practice

Confirmation practice will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at St. Celestine Church for candidates and sponsors. They are asked to be respectful and to be on time.

Confirmation will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, during the 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. Celestine Catholic Church.

Candidates need to be at church at 3:30 p.m. for pictures. Sponsors need to be in the dining hall at 3:45 p.m. for meeting with the bishop. A reception with Bishop Siegel will follow Mass in the dining hall. All attending the Mass are invited to attend the reception and to meet the bishop.

Prayer Warriors visit

The Prayer Warriors of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Vincennes, and St. Philip Neri Parish, Bicknell, along with Father Simon Natha, associate pastor, will visit St. Celestine Church and St. Raphael Church, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, as part of their monthly pilgrimage of prayer for the community. The group will pray the rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy at St. Celestine Church at 10:30 a.m. and then celebrate Mass at St. Raphael Church. Mass will be offered for the intentions of the community. All parishioners are welcome to join the group for prayer.

Legacy Night

The third and final Legacy Night for the 175th Celebration will be Wednesday, Oct. 3, at St. Celestine Church. Mass will be held at 6 p.m. Catechists will be honored at the end of Mass.

The open house is from 7 to 9 p.m. Color contest entries are due by Monday, Oct. 1; the kids received these in class. Extra copies are available at the church entries.

There are three different age level sheets. Prizes will be awarded in each category.

Visit each classroom to see how the students decorated their rooms.

Celestine 2019 Streetfest

Join the planning for the 2019 Streetfest at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Happy Hour Bar & Grill basement. They plan for this to be the last meeting of 2018 with monthly meetings to resume in January leading up to the one-day event on Saturday, June 29. Everyone is welcome to join.

Bruté Award winners

Congratulations to the St. Isidore Parish Bruté Award recipients: Pat and Cheryl Seger and Bernice Knies. The parish is grateful to their many years of service and dedication to the parish. For more information, a complete listing of all the past Bruté Award winners at St. Celestine’s, St. Raphael’s and St. Isidore’s parishes are listed in the 2018 175th Celestine history book. It is on sale at the St. Celestine Parish office for $25.

Parish fundraisers

Two fall fundraisers are planned for the St. Isidore Parish. On Sunday, Oct. 7, the St. Raphael’s social will be held on St. Raphael Parish grounds in Dubois. The St. Celestine shoot will be Sunday, Oct. 28, on the Celestine Community Club grounds in Celestine. Both events serve delicious food and have a variety of events.

Special Mass time

A special Sunday Mass time will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Dubois.

Social, shoot packets

Packets are available in both churches. Each envelope has tickets for both the social and the shoot.

Basket raffle

Parishioners are asked to consider donating a basket, items for a basket or money for a basket to the basket stands. There are baskets available in the counselor’s room of St. Celestine Church for people to fill. Feel free to take one.

For more information on the social, contact Kelly Friedman at 812-678-5961 or 812-639-1040. Contact Joyce Hulsman at 82-639-9441 for more information on the shoot.

Country store donations

The country store 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.

Buried treasure booth

It is time again to bring gently used items for the buried treasures booth to the carport at the St. Raphael Campus. Clothes, shoes or large furniture will not be accepted. Household items, kitchen gadgets, toys, books, inside and outside games, sporting goods, tools, electronics, seasonal and home interior decorations and small appliances will be accepted. All items need to be clean and in good working condition. Items small enough to fit into the trunk of a car are preferred. Remember that one person’s junk could be another’s treasure.

Treasures are being collected until Saturday, Oct. 6. For more information, call Patty Englert at 812-678-4970.

Harvest Festival

The Harvest Festival will be held Friday, Oct. 12, at St. Celestine Campus. The family night full of fun for everyone begins with a meal at 5:30 p.m. in the dining hall. Fried chicken and a drink will be provided.

Those attending are asked to bring a carry-in dish. In order to provide a variety of dishes, those with last names beginning with A through K should bring a salad or vegetable, L through R a dessest and S through Z, either bread, potato or fruit.

Reservations need to be in the parish office for a meal count by Monday, Oct. 8.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m. activities include crafts, a time capsule being buried, pumpkin painting and square dance lessons. There will be a corn pit and a great pumpkin hunt.

An outdoor movie starts at 8 p.m. Participants are asked to bring chairs and blankets.

Time capsule burial

The buried time capsule will be opened in 25 years (2043) at the 200-year anniversary of the town of Celestine. Bring items to put in the time capsule to the parish office by Monday, Oct. 1.

Wisdom Day

The East Deanery will host Wisdom Day between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the Huntingburg Event Center. Everyone ages 55 and older is invited to attend. The day offers opportunities to listen to speakers and to converse with friends and neighbors. A continental breakfast and full lunch are provided, as is entertainment. This East Deanery event is free to attend, with a free will offering taken. Registration is now open by calling the parish office at 812-634-1875 or Catholic Charities at 812-423-5456.

Corporation news

Oct. 11: Virtual Day.

Oct. 22-26: Fall break, high school and middle school only.

High school news

Oct. 1: Vincennes University Jasper Campus College Fair.

Oct. 10: Senior job shadow day; freshman campus visits; and reliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test for all juniors and sophomores.

Oct. 18: Financial aid workshop for seniors and parents at 6 p.m.

Band competition

The Northeast Dubois High School Marching Jeeps competed at the Paoli Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 15.

They put forth their best performance to date, bringing home awards in best color guard, best percussion, best music and an overall second-place finish.

The band will be in action again this weekend at Floyd Central. They will take the field at 3:39 p.m. Next week, they travel to Springs Valley. No time was listed on the schedule at this time.

The invitational is working with several Northeast Dubois’ band member’s conflict with Confirmation at the local church. The Jeeps’ field commander is Gabby Sander. The director is David Fox. The theme of this year’s show is “Fly On.”

Library news

Keurig’s Korner (middle and high schoolers): after school-5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Young Adulting 101 (middle and high schoolers):after school-5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Free blood pressure checks: 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.

Writer’s Café: 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.

Editing Photos Using Microsoft Word: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, and 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Adult craft: 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27.

Go to www.jdcpl.us and click on the Event Keeper Calendar. Find a program and click on Register. Keep up to date by “friending” the library on Facebook at Dubois Branch Library Dubois Branch Library 5506 E. Main St., Dubois IN 47527 or call 812-678-2548.

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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 kabachman@twc.com. Items need to be received by Wednesday night to be included in Friday’s column.