Our Town: Celestine

Herald Correspondent

The St. Isidore Parish has upcoming events.

Shoot planning meeting, August 19 @SC

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.

Monthly rosary

The Good Shepherd of the Hills Knights of Columbus Council will be leading a monthly rosary before the 10 a.m. Mass at St. Raphael the last Sunday of each month starting Sunday, Aug. 26.

St. Isidore shoot

A planning session for the St. Isidore Church shoot will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, in the St. Celestine dining hall. All chairpersons and anyone who would like to be more involved is welcome to attend. Anyone not able to attend should contact Denise Buechler to review the work schedule for any changes.

Raffle ticket packets

The social and shoot raffle ticket packets will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the St. Celestine Dining Hall. Anyone who would like to help is welcome.

Packets will be available for pick up in both churches starting the weekend of Sept. 1 and 2. Parishioners are asked to sell these tickets to spread the word about events.

Basket raffle at shoot

Consider donating a basket, items for a basket, or money for a basket to the annual church shoot basket stand. For further information, contact Joyce Hulsman at 812-639-9441.

Country store donations

The country store needs donations of garden fresh fruits and vegetables, jams, jellies, salsa, relish, horse radish, breads, cakes, cookies, pies, cinnamon rolls, noodles, crafts and plants.

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.

Quilt show results

Thanks to everyone who donated to a quilt and who visited the quilt show. Winners were first, Connie Betz group; second, Pat Hasenour group; third, Barb Knies group. Honorable mentions were the Sharon Reckelhoff, Martha Goepfrich and Jenny Elkins groups.

Shooting matches

The Celestine Community Club will hold its annual 14-week Wednesday night shooting matches, beginning Aug. 22. The matches will run until Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 29. The closed shoot starts at 8 p.m. Fried chicken meals and various sandwiches will be served at 6 p.m. from the club kitchen.

Tractor pull

The Celestine Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual tractor pull on Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Celestine Community Club. Scales open at noon with starting time at 1 p.m. Fried chicken dinners and mock turtle soup will be served throughout the pull.

Religious education

There are still a large number of registration forms that have not been returned.

Return forms as soon as possible. If payment is an issue, there is a financial line to be signed on the form. They need these forms to get their class lists finalized.

Release time classes begin the week of Aug. 20. Children will not be released from school to the parish without these forms.

Release time religious education classes grades kindergarten through four will begin the week of Aug. 20 at both campuses.

Wednesday evening religious education classes begin on Aug. 29. Grades five through 10 will be held at each campus. All juniors will meet at Celestine Park. All senior students will meet in the Celestine Rectory basement.

Catechists needed

Catechists are needed from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays for grades five through eight at St. Celestine Campus and fifth grade at St. Raphael Campus.

Training and compensation will be provided. The new curriculum has all lesson plans laid out every week in an easy layout that students will love.

Sunday school classes

Sunday school classes will begin Sunday, Sept. 23, during the 8 and 10 a.m. Masses. Registration forms are on the website.

Pathway Catechist training

Diocese Pathway Catechist training on Prayer and Morality will be held from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, in the St. Celestine Dining Hall. Catechists are asked to mark their calendars for the continuation training for catechists in the diocese.

Bonnie Meadows will be presenting on morality and Debbie Schmitt will present on prayer.

Sandwiches from Subway Restaurant will be served from 6 to 6:30 p.m. before training begins. They are counting on all catechists to attend. If unable to attend due to a prior obligation, inform Glenda Reckelhoff and she will give dates available to attend at other parishes.

Celestine 175th merchandise

There are limited quantities of merchandise left to purchase.

Visit celestineindiana.com merchandise for photos of these items. Call or text 812-639-1443 or 812-639-7630 to purchase items.

These items make great souvenirs to remember this very special time in Celestine history and can be passed on from generation to generation. Call today as quantities are limited.

Book orders

Costs: The “new” 2018 history book is $25. The “old” history book is $15. A “bundle” of the new and old is available for $35, a savings of $5. The perpetual calendar and photo book, published by the Girl Scouts, is $15. It also contains keepsake recipes submitted by parishioners.

Community yard sales

The Celestine community fall yard sales will be held Sept. 21 and 22. Anyone interested in having a yard sale can contact Kristy Buechler at 812-481-2251 no later than Monday, Sept. 17, in order to get the location on the map.

Library news

Library closed: Friday morning, Aug. 17. Reopen at 1:30 p.m.

Technology help: 10 a.m.-noon Fridays; no help on Aug. 17.

End-of-the-Month Book Club: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27.

Adult craft: 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30. Preregistration required.

Beginning Penny Whistle Class: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Cost is $15; preregistration required.

Free concert: Grey Larsen and Cindy Kellert, 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

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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