Our Town: Celestine

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 July 6. Due to the possible need to cancel for COVID-19, payment will not be accepted until the first 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.

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).

USDA food box distribution

St. Isidore Parish will offer dairy boxes for free to anyone on Thursdays, July 30 and Aug. 13 and 27. Distribution starts at approximately 4:30 p.m. at the St. Celestine Campus. Do not arrive before 3:30 p.m. Enter on the west side by the Celestine Elementary School and proceed under the church carport to the east parking lot. Traffic will be one way through the parking lot, so follow the signs to the entrance. It will be on a first-come, first-served basis. There should be approximately 200 boxes to distribute. Each box will contain French onion dip, sour cream, cream cheese, cottage cheese, chocolate milk, strawberry milk and two gallons of 2% milk. The boxes weigh 25.7 pounds.

Turkey tender drive-thru

In lieu of the Strassenfest being canceled this year, Holy Trinity Catholic School will sell 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.

Tractor pull canceled

Celestine Volunteer Fire Department announced this week that their August antique tractor pull has been canceled. However, the department does plan to proceed with selling meals and soup by the gallon as is typically done. It is also planning on holding the raffle, which was postponed from the spring shooting match. More details will be available in the coming weeks and, as always, the department greatly appreciates the tremendous ongoing support of the community.

Submitted items

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