Our Town: Celestine

Herald Correspondent

The St. Isidore Parish has upcoming events.

Aug. 4-5: Backpack blessing and treats at all Masses.

Aug. 6: St. Isidore quilt show at St. Celestine.

Aug. 11-12: Youth appeal collection.

Aug. 14: Holy Day Mass at 6:30 p.m. at St. Celestine.

Aug. 15: Holy Day Masses at 6:45 a.m. at St. Raphael and 7 p.m. at St. Celestine.

Sept. 29: Confirmation Mass at 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. 28: St. Isidore shoot at Celestine Community Club.

School news

Aug. 7: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., staff orientation; no students.

Aug. 9: First day for students.

Sept. 3: Labor Day, no school.

Library news

Book sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4.

Genealogy workshop: 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 6.

K of C date change

The August meeting has been moved up a week. The next meeting will take place next at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, in the Happy Hour Sports Bar and Grill basement in Celestine. An officer meeting will be held prior to the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Social planning meeting

The social planning meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, in the Religious Education Center at the St. Raphael Campus.

All chairpersons and anyone who would like to get involved with the planning of the social is welcome to attend. Contact Brianne Knies at 812-630-6702 or Linda Kalb at 812-630-3668 with any questions or suggestions.

Anyone who would like to donate any beef or pork to the St. Isidore shoot may contact the parish office or Chris Sander at Sander Processing. Contact the parish office to donate cash toward any of the raffle or shoot prizes.

They would love to stock the country stores with garden fresh fruits and vegetables. When people are planting their garden, keep the country store in mind. Jams, jellies, salsa, relish, horseradish, breads, cakes, cookies, pies, cinnamon rolls and noodles also are great sellers. Crafts and plants also go very well. They are grateful for any items that are donated. Contributions are what makes the country store a success. Mark all items as the person who donates knows the cost and time put in them.

Celestine 175th/Streetfest

The next Celestine 175th/Celestine Streetfest meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, in the Happy Hour Sports Bar & Grill basement. Food will be provided in celebration of our excellent fest.

Chairpersons will be giving reports and notes on their portion of the 175th and a small portion of the meeting will be used to begin the planning of Celestine Streetfest 2019 to be held Saturday, June 29, on the grounds of St. Celestine Catholic Church.

Blood drive

The American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 12, at the St. Raphael Campus.

Bruté Award

It is that time of year when St. Isidore parishioners look around to see who would be a candidate for the Brute’ Award, an award given annually by the Diocese of Evansville. That person or couple should have the following qualities:

A life style that would generally be described by fellow parishioners as that of a “good Christian.”

An exceptional commitment to the principles of good stewardship. This is usually shown over a period of time through selfless giving of one’s time, talent, and treasure to the life and work of a parish community.

An individual or couple whom fellow parishioners would be proud to have represent their parish by being accepted as members of The Bruté Society.

If you know of someone or a couple in our parish who possess these qualities, please fill out the form on the church bulletin telling why you think they should be selected. You can return this in the collection or to the parish office by Sept. 4.

Past Brute’ recipients were Loretta Humbert, Veronica Hoffman, Othmar Betz, Mary Ann Rasche, Mike Klem, Jenny Butler, Mary Louise Tretter, Dolores Hasenour, Joyce Hulsman, Olivia Hasenour, Vic Humbert, Gary Hasenour, Margaret and Clarence Buechler, Art and Ann Kempf, Edwin and Judy Betz, Betty Kleinhelter, Mark and Joyce Gessner, Joel and Sharon Johnson, Martha Schepers, Evelyn Merkel, Jack Goodman, Curt & Connie Mathies, Virgil and Frances Knies, Mary Seibert, Doris Jacob, Ramona Buechler, Linus and Bernita Metz, Sara Hochgesang, Marie Denu, Adeline Mathies,

Keith and Charlotte Seger, Louis Haase, Shirley Terwiske, Donna Scherle, John and Celine Schott Sr., Denis and Mary Ann Sander, Dave and Dorothy Childers, Catty Lagenour, Teresa Hopf, Sarah Jane Bonner, Bill and Mary Joe Fisher, Janet Schepers, Barbara Friedman, Terry and Patty Englert, Dan and Linda Kalb, Tim and Kelly Friedman, Phyllis Fischer, Leola Heeke, Larry and Tammy Mehringer, Karen Eisenhut, Doug Merkel, Tom and Bernice Reuber and Clara Fromme.

Library summer winners

Congratulations to all the prize winners from the Dubois Branch Library’s summer reading program. A special “thank-you” goes out to all the great businesses and individuals who donated prizes and money for prizes as well as the sponsors for the summer to reading big programs! And a really big “thank you” to our Friends of the Dubois Library who sponsored the program and gave us the money for the grand prizes.

Here are the names of the people who won and what they received (in alphabetical order).

Atalie Atkins, middle/high schools’ grand prize ($100); Larson Bair, sterling Rosenvolk tickets; Trey Bair, sterling, journal and wood pen set; Waylon Barker, memory game and stuff; Daisy Barker, stools; Hallie Boehm, sidewalk chalk; Pierce Brinkman, Wii Game Zelda; Preston Brinkman, Lego mini sets; Sara Brosmer, children’s grand prize ($50); Kendall Buechler, Mad Batter gift card; Violet Cummings, Perfect Pitch DVD and books; Eli Dalton, train set; Kyla Dickens, Monopoly game; Henry Fischer, Star Wars book; Leanne Graves, three books; Kaylee Graves, children’s grand prize ($50);

Kaiser Haase, Munchkin ball; Mattingly Hale, middle/high schools’ grand prize ($100); Allison Hasenour, rocks kit and rock book; Alexis Hawkins, journal and drawing pen; Brooklyn Helming, Dr. Who stuff; Adalyn Helming, walking apatasaurus; Sharon Johnson, Susie’s Beauty Salon gift card; Josiah Kerby, rock tumbler; Bentley Kluesner, Arrive and Drive; Irene Krodel, adult grand prize ($100); Cheryl Mehringer, cash saver market card; Evan Mehringer, headphones; Eli Mehringer, globe; Joshua Messmann, Big Splash tickets; Cheyenne Mroz, Jasper Arts tickets; Brycen Mroz, rock and roll puzzle;

Jazlyn O’Brian, Rock On game; Colton Palmer, children’s grand prize ($50); Madison Pfau, movie tickets; Logan Reckelhoff, box of magic; Alexis Reckelhoff, three children’s books; Linda Reuber, music room puzzle; Jim Reuber, three books; Frederick Schroering, children’s grand prize ($50); Hadlynn Schulthies, puppets and books; Danielle Schulthies, adult grand prize ($100); Mason Shepherd, walking T-Rex; Christopher Verkamp, Marengo Cave tickets; Christie Voelkel, Ruritan gift basket; Jace Vogel, German American basket; and Rilynn Wolf, floor keyboard.

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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