Our Town: Celestine

By KATHY BACHMAN
Herald Correspondent

The Saturday 4:30 p.m. Mass is being streamed live on Facebook. It will also be posted to the parish website, Facebook and YouTube pages for viewing on demand Sunday morning.

Vacation Bible school

VBS will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at the St. Celestine Campus. Mass will begin at 5 p.m. with a family dinner following at 6 p.m. Roar with Us at a one-day spectacular event. Registrations were due Monday, July 6. Due to the possible need to cancel for COVID-19, payment will not be accepted until the first day.

Library video experiences

The Dubois Branch Library invites all Dubois County residents (and their friends in surrounding counties) to participate in a video of collective experiences with the paranormal. For those interested in making a video of your story, contact Katherine at the Dubois Branch Library at 812-678-2548 or kfrick@jdcpl.us to set up a filming session of your ghostly or unexplained experience. All stories are welcome. Video/audio/story deadline is Friday, July 17.

Youth ministry

St. Isidore’s Week of Work and Worship will be from July 28 through 30. This is for youth in grade nine and older. Contact Connie Matheis by Monday, July 13, if able to attend. Youth may attend any part of the week; participants are not required to attend every day or even the full day.

Fall yard sale

The youth committee is planning a fall yard sale to benefit the area’s youth. Items can be dropped off at the St. Celestine Dining Hall during normal from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. No clothing will be accepted.

Breaking Bread books

St. Isidore Parish will not be putting copies of the Breaking Bread books back in the pews. Feel free to take a book home for your family to use. You are welcome to bring it to Mass with you. Just be sure and take it back home with you. Any books left in the pews will be discarded. Books will be located in the cry room at St. Celestine Catholic Church and at the main entrance of St. Raphael Catholic Church.

Studying for priesthood

St. Isidore Parish has two young men from the parish on the path to priesthood — Caleb Scherzinger and Chase Riecker. Parishioners are encouraged to send them a card of well wishes. Caleb’s summer assignment is at St. John’s in Daylight. His address is 5301 Daylight Drive, Evansville IN 47725-7636. Chase is currently living at the Evansville Diocese House of Discernment. His address is 2701 W. Franklin St., Evansville IN 47712.

Knights of Columbus

The monthly business meeting will be held at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, in the Happy Hour lower level. Any Catholic gentleman interested in learning more about the benefits of becoming a K of C member is welcome to come to Happy Hour at 7 p.m. prior to the business meeting or send an email to council13623@indianakofc.org.

Parish Council nominations

It is time to nominate people for the St. Isidore Parish Council. Members are elected to a three-year term. Qualifications are:

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must be an active member of the parish. (Registered member for at least one year.)

Practicing Catholic visible at Sunday worship with the community and faithful to teaching and living the doctrine and practice of the Catholic church.

Must be able to attend Parish Council meetings.

Meetings are held once a month on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The location rotates from St. Celestine Campus to the St. Raphael Campus.

All nominations are due to the parish office by Monday, July 13. Voting will take place the weekend of Aug. 22 and 23.

Current members are Joyce Hulsman, Whitley Kluesner, Kurt Hassfurther, Clarence Reckelhoff, Kathy Hopf, Stacy Brosmer, Ian Denu, Jeff Betz, Leah Beckman, Kelly Friedman, Randy Stemle and Wade Friedman.

Religious Education

The Religious Education Commission is looking for nominations. Members are elected to a three-year term. Qualifications are:

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Practicing Catholic visible at Sunday worship with the community and faithful to teaching and living the doctrine and practice of the Catholic church.

Is familiar with or willing to learn about the religious education program.

Cares about the religious education for our youth and our future.

Can help with creating insights and ideas for the best interest of our youth.

Is willing to create a dream for our program and establish goals to get there.

Can attend commission meeting every other month (six per year.)

Is willing to assist with religious education fundraisers for the benefit of the budget.

All nominations are due to the parish office by Monday, July 13. Voting will take place the weekend of Aug. 22-23.

Current members are Kevin Knies, Audrey Denu, Cassie Beyke, Ben Gessner, Jami Betz and Kirby Knies.

Past members were Ellen Senninger, Connie Matheis, Sherry Schnell, Margaret Buechler, Maurice Pund, Jack Hasenour, Angie Sander, Clara Fromme, Connie Betz, Paula Wehr, Eddie Reckelhoff, Patty Englert, Karen Eisenhut, Laura Betz, Tammy Mehringer, Sharon Johnson, Tami Knies, Mallory Hall and Laine Busick.

Baked items needed

Anyone who loves to bake cookies and breads, the parish is always needing items for youth events, vacation Bible school, delivery meals to the elderly and the Dubois Community Meals. Meals can be frozen and used when needed. Include a note if they contain nuts. Baked goods can be brought to the parish office or left in the counselor room at St. Celestine Church (room to the left at carport entrance).

Turkey tender drive-thru

In lieu of the Strassenfest being canceled this year, Holy Trinity Catholic School will be selling seasoned turkey tenders and homemade Saints chips at the East Campus/Holy Family Church from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 31, (or until sold out). The combo meal will consist of a seasoned turkey tender sandwich, Saints chips, cup of cheese and a drink. Cost is $10 per meal. This will be drive-thru only.

Submitted items

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.




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