Our Town: Celestine

Herald Correspondent

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.

EWTN Catholic Cable Channel Masses: Daily at 8 a.m., Sunday Mass at 2 a.m., 8 a.m., noon and 7 p.m. Masses are available on Satellite and Cable DirecTV Channel 370 Dish Network Channel 261 Streaming for free at www.ewtn.com.

Canceled activities

Canceled this fall are Celestine Firemen’s antique tractor pull and Celestine Community Club’s Wednesday night shooting matches. The club will evaluate shooting matches on Oct. 7.

Backpack distribution

St. Vincent DePaul will distribute free backpacks with basic school supplies for students in need in grades kindergarten to 12 in Dubois County, Dale and Santa Claus. The distribution will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, while supplies last in the St. Vincent DePaul drop box parking lot at 1402 S. Meridian Road, Jasper.

Kona Ice coming

The Kona Shaved Ice truck is coming to Dubois from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at St. Raphael Campus’ parking lot. The public is invited. Coupons for a free 12-ounce shaved ice will be mailed to those who returned their religious education forms by the deadline. The Kona Entertainment Vehicle is a unique shaved ice truck that delivers a one-of-a-kind experience. Bring the family for a cool sweet treat. The 12-ounce size is $3, 16-ounce size is $4 and the 22-ounce size is $5.

USDA food boxes

St. Isidore Parish will offer dairy boxes for free to anyone on Thursdays, 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.

Family of the Month

The Good Shepherd of the Hills Knights of Columbus Council has selected the Jim and Crystal Merkley family as Family of the Month for August to thank them for their service to our parish and the local community.

K of C meetings

The Knights of Columbus officers’ meeting will start at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, the in St. Celestine Dining Hall.

The business meeting will be held at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, in the Happy Hour Sports Bar & Grill.

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 meeting or email council13623@indianakofc.org.

Facility use on campuses

At this time, St. Isidore Parish campuses are not allowing any outside organizations to hold meetings at any of the St. Isidore Campus buildings. If anyone is holding a meeting or gathering that is related to parish events, the Parish Office must be notified. This includes meetings, gatherings or prayer groups being held inside either church, religious education center, church basement, or St. Celestine Hall and classrooms. There are certain sanitation procedures they must do after each building is used. They thank you for your cooperation with this. With everyone’s help we can all stay safe and healthy.

Social and shoot updates

St. Isidore Parish had to make the difficult decision to cancel both the social and the shoot this fall. With all of the social distancing guidelines that are in place, it would be nearly impossible to hold the events. This is a big hit to our parish finances as between both events they raise around $50,000. The parish is seeking alternative fundraising ideas (drive-thru dinners, and so forth) from the social and shoot committees.

It would be beneficial to stick to the two event dates in doing something, as others in the county are doing drive-thru dinners on their social dates. If you have any further ideas, please contact the parish office.

A new big fundraiser they have is the weekly raffle. They need to sell all 1,200 tickets to make this a success. So please help sell these tickets! Tickets are $50 each. With the purchase of a ticket, you have the chance to win $500. And, you can win twice with one ticket. They make great gifts for birthdays and Christmas as well.

Ask family, friends and co-workers to purchase a ticket. If everyone would just sell two tickets, they could do this. The person’s name on the ticket must be age 18 or older. Ticket forms can be found at the church entrances and on the parish website. Complete rules can also be found on the ticket form and the website.

Safe Haven baby box

A Safe Haven Baby Box is a safety device where mothers can safely surrender their child anonymously and without criminal charge if the baby is less than 30 days old and the mother feels she is unable to care for the child. Once the baby is placed inside, the Baby Box locks and a call is automatically sent to the hospital. There are 27 baby box locations in Indiana. A Safe Haven Baby Box has been approved to be located in Dubois County. The Good Shepherd of the Hills Knights of Columbus Council has recently donated $500 toward the cost of this project. Additional donations are being accepted. Checks should be made payable to Dubois County Right to Life f/b/o Baby Box Project, and mailed to Sandy Hemmerlein, P.O. Box 472, Jasper IN 47547-0472.

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.

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.

Submitted items

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