Our Town: Celestine

By KATHY BACHMAN
Herald Correspondent

St. Isidore Parish announces its calendar of events:

Sept. 23: Flu shots and blood pressure checks.

Sept. 29 Confirmation Mass, 4:30 p.m., 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.

Nov. 16: Kirby Stailey concert at St. Celestine.

Community yard sales

The Celestine community fall yard sales will be held Friday and Saturday, 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.

Shooting matches

The Celestine Community Club continues their weekly Wednesday night shooting matches until Thanksgiving eve. 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.

Youth group

The middle school youth group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the St. Celestine Dining Hall. A light meal will be served. A schedule with future meetings will be sent home that evening. High school meeting times are being evaluated with the high school students to determine the best time and place to meet. Updates will be posted in the bulletin and on the website.

Mass switch time

Saturday evening Mass will switch to St. Raphael on Saturday, Oct. 13. This is a correction from what was in the newsletter. It will now move on the second Sunday in October due to the social setup taking up the south parking lot.

Celestine 175th

Celebrating Celestine’s 175th birthday continues with Legacy Night “Our Faith Journey.”

It will be held Wednesday, Oct. 3, at St. Celestine Catholic Church. The evening will begin with a Mass at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to join St. Celestine for an evening of fellowship and giving thanks to all that have formed the parish community past and present.

Catechists who have served the parish since 1971 will be honored during the evening. An open house will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. Celestine Parish Center. Featured will be a tribute to the families that sponsored a classroom when the center was built in 2003. Student coloring and classroom decoration contest winners will be announced. Refreshments will be served in the dining hall.

Harvest Festival

The Harvest Festival will be held Friday, Oct. 12, at St. Celestine Campus. The family night full of fun for everyone begins with a meal at 5:30 p.m. in the dining hall. Fried chicken and a drink will be provided.

Those attending are asked to bring a carry-in dish. In order to provide a variety of dishes, those with last names beginning with A through K should bring a salad or vegetable, L through R a dessest and S through Z, either bread, potato or fruit.

Reservations need to be in the parish office for a meal count by Monday, Oct. 8.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m. activities include crafts, a time capsule being buried, pumpkin painting and square dance lessons. There will be a corn pit and a great pumpkin hunt.

An outdoor movie starts at 8 p.m. Participants are asked to bring chairs and blankets.

Time capsule burial

The buried time capsule will be opened in 25 years (2043) at the 200-year anniversary of the town of Celestine. Bring items to put in the time capsule to the parish office by Monday, Oct. 1.

High school news

Plastic bottle caps are being collected.

Acts of Kindness Students for August: Tanner Beckman, Olivia Schroering, Shelby Livingston, Adi Prok, Logan Dodd, Jason Knowles, Briar Jones and Ayana Mundy.

Dismissal changes: Two entrances will become one way from 2:45 to 3:15 p.m. daily. The first entrance (when coming from downtown Dubois) will be an exit only. All of the student driver traffic and buses will be exiting the property from this drive. Anyone coming onto the school property during this time is asked to enter through the second drive and merge into the one-way traffic. The corporation will be posting signage concerning this change soon.

Calendar of events:

Oct. 1: Vincennes University Jasper Campus College Fair.

Oct. 18: Financial aid workshop for seniors and parents at 6 p.m.

Band competitions:

Sept. 15: Paoli at 5:27 p.m.

Sept. 22: Floyd Central at 3:39 p.m.

Sept. 29: Springs Valley.

Celestine Elementary School

The Celestine Elementary School PTO will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Multipurpose Room.

Parish fundraisers

Two fall fundraisers are planned for the St. Isidore Parish. On Sunday, Oct. 7, the St. Raphael’s social will be held on St. Raphael Parish grounds in Dubois. The St. Celestine shoot will be Sunday, Oct. 28, on the Celestine Community Club grounds in Celestine. Both events serve delicious food and have a variety of events.

Special Mass time

A special Sunday Mass time will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Dubois.

Social, shoot packets

Packets are available in both churches. Each envelope has tickets for both the social and the shoot.

Basket raffle

Parishioners are asked to consider donating a basket, items for a basket or money for a basket to the basket stands. There are baskets available in the counselor’s room of St. Celestine Church for people to fill. Feel free to take one.

For more information on the social, contact Kelly Friedman at 812-678-5961 or 812-639-1040. Contact Joyce Hulsman at 82-639-9441 for more informationon the shoot.

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 only the person who makes a donation knows the cost and time involved.

Buried treasure booth

It is time again to bring gently used items for the buried treasures booth to the carport at the St. Raphael Campus. Clothes, shoes or large furniture will not be accepted. Household items, kitchen gadgets, toys, books, inside and outside games, sporting goods, tools, electronics, seasonal and home interior decorations and small appliances will be accepted. All items need to be clean and in good working condition. Items small enough to fit into the trunk of a car are preferred. Remember that one person’s junk could be another’s treasure.

Treasures are being collected until Saturday, Oct. 6. For more information, call Patty Englert at 812-678-4970.

Library news

Keurig’s Korner (middle and high schoolers): after school-5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Technology help: 10 a.m.-noon Fridays.

Young Adulting 101 (middle and high schoolers):after school-5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Archaeology in Our Community: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17.

Writer’s Café: 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.

Editing Photos Using Microsoft Word: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, and 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Adult craft: 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27.

Free blood pressure checks: 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.

Go to www.jdcpl.us and click on the Event Keeper Calendar. Find a program and click on Register. Keep up to date by “friending” the library on Facebook at Dubois Branch Library Dubois Branch Library 5506 E. Main St., Dubois IN 47527 or call 812-678-2548.

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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