Our Town: Celestine

Herald Correspondent

The Celestine Community Club made a recent announcement which was shared on Facebook and asked to be repeat here in this news venue:

“We, the officers and workers at the Celestine Community Club, with the help of our insurance company, the Dubois County Health Department and the State of Indiana, have decided to cancel the first six Wednesday night shooting matches of 2020 (Aug. 26-Sept. 30). As of now, we will be having our first shoot of 2020 on Oct. 7, abiding by all the regulations from the county and state. We will keep all of you informed with any other changes. We are very sorry for the changes that we are making, but we have to think of the well being of our family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and especially our customers (YOU). It took a lot of discussions to cancel these matches because we want to see you at the matches as much as you want to be there. Please understand our decision and we will try our damnedest to be back on Oct. 7.

As an additional note, the St. Isidore Parish Shoot planned for Sunday, Oct. 25, was already canceled by the parish and will not be held this year.

The gun raffle drawing, originally planned in the spring, will be held on Oct. 14.

Be cautious. Be safe. Be happy.  We will see you soon — Donnie Lueken, Celestine Community Club President.”

USDA food boxes

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.

Youth Ministry

St. Izzy Week of Work and Worship is still planned for July 28-30. Pray for the students and adults that they have safe and prayer-filled days. Consult the parish Facebook page for updates.

Online Mass

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

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 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. No clothing will be accepted. Anyone not able to make it during this time may contact Connie Matheis at 812-639-9552 to make arrangements for pick up. The committee would like to have as many items as possible by the Week of Worship on July 28-30 so the youth can start sorting and setting up.

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.

Northeast Dubois golf scramble

The 12th annual Northeast Dubois Jeep Athletic Booster Golf Scramble will be held Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Lucas Oil Golf Course in English. The shotgun starts at 1 p.m. This scramble supports all athletic teams at Northeast Dubois Junior-Senior High School.

The four-person scramble cost is $60 per player. Teams are handicapped. Turn in handicaps or average 18-hole score with the team. There will be a prize drawing for all golfers — prizes for closest to the pin on Par 3’s, longest putts on four holes.

There is a limit of 28 teams. Call Terry Friedman 812-630-1699 or email entries to tfriedman@nedubois.k12.in.us.

Class of 2020

St. Isidore parish would like to salute their 2020 high school graduates from the parish.

Members of the parish are Tanner Beckman, Adrienne Betz, Samantha Blackgrave, Kaylie Bonifer, Ross Butler, Taylor Dodd, Gavyn Gogel, Luke Harder, Amberly Jacob, Leah Kerstiens, Dalton Lampert, Tristen Mathies, Emily Merkley, Ayane Mundy, Taylor Neukam, Bryce Oeding, Austin Palmer, Haley Reckelhoff, Elizabeth Recker, Amber Sander, Nathan Schnell, Eli Schott, Olivia Schroering, Alexis Stafford, Ian Thewes, Jordan Vittitow, Mary Grace Wagner, Courtney Weisheit and Corbyn Zehr.

Catechists needed

Would you want to make a difference in the lives of our youth? Would you want to grow and learn more about your faith? If you have any questions or interest in being a catechist, we would love to talk to you.

Help is needed from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesdays. Catechists are compensated for teaching.

Rosary Trail

The Rosary Trail at the St. Raphael Campus is open to everyone to enjoy an outdoor place to pray. This is a great activity for families or just a peaceful place for individual reflection. A group will be leading the rosary every Monday at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to join! Please continue to do your part to social distance. If you are feeling ill, please stay home.

Submitted items

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