Our Town: Celestine

Herald Correspondent

The Harvest Festival will be held tonight 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 dessert and S through Z either bread, potato or fruit.

Activities include pumpkin painting, corn pit, crafts, great pumpkin hunt and square dance lessons.

The buried time capsule will be opened in 25 years (2043) at the 200-year anniversary of the town of Celestine.

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

Blood drive

St. Peter United Church of Christ host an American Red Cross blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 14. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter 0242551 in the search field. As a thank you for giving blood during October, donors will be automatically entered to win one of five $500 gift cards redeemable at hundreds of merchants. Visit rcbloo.org/goal to see a list of the winners.

4-H clubs

Celestine Leaders of Tomorrow and Celestine All Stars 4-H clubs will hold their fall achievement banquet on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Celestine Community Club. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the meeting and meal will begin at 4:30. Members and their families are invited. Contact Sue Hoffman at 812-630-9537 with any questions.

Wisdom Day

The East Deanery will host Wisdom Day between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the Huntingburg Event Center. Everyone ages 55 and older is invited to attend. The day offers opportunities to listen to speakers and to converse with friends and neighbors. A continental breakfast and full lunch are provided, as is entertainment. This East Deanery event is free to attend, with a freewill offering taken. Registration can be made by calling the parish office at 812-634-1875 or Catholic Charities at 812-423-5456.

Seminarians’ addresses

St. Isidore Parish asks to keep Caleb Scherzinger and Cameron Riecker, seminarians at St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, in your prayers. Feel free to send notes and cards of encouragement to them at 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad IN 47577.

St. Isidore calendar

Oct. 13: Saturday evening Mass switched to St. Raphael.

Oct. 28: St. Isidore shoot at Celestine Community Club.

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

Dec. 7: Holy Day Mass (6 p.m.) at St. Raphael Catholic Church.

Dec. 8: Holy Day Mass (8 a.m.) at St. Celestine Catholic Church.

Kirby Stailey concert

St. Isidore Parish invites all area residents to join them for the 175th anniversary of when the St. Celestine Catholic Church and the town of Celestine were platted (Nov. 16, 1843) with a free concert by Kirby Stailey at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16.

Let’s join together to celebrate our ancestors, our neighboring communities, the faith of our families and all that God has given us the past 175 years. Kirby Stailey’s passion is Jesus Christ and his God-given ability is singing and songwriting. When you mesh the two together, you have a spiritual and musical experience like no other.

Parish youth information

Dubois Middle School Youth Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the St. Celestine Campus. Food will be served. The van will leave St. Raphael at 5:10 p.m. for those wishing to go from St. Raphael’s Campus.

Pilgrimage for Life will be held Jan. 16  through 20 at Washington, D.C. The cost is $415 (participant pays $165; Youth Appeal pays remaining $255). The sign-up deadline is Monday, Nov. 19. Scholarships are available. Contact Connie Matheis for more information.

Youth and adults from the Diocese of Evansville will be heading to Washington, D.C., in January to advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves — the unborn and the vulnerable.

Catholic Heart Work Camp

Catholic Heart Work Camp will be held from June 16 through 22 in Louisville. The cost is $410 (participant pays $165; Youth Appeal pays remaining $250). The registration deadline is March 1, 2019.

There are 20 student spots, with 14 currently available. The spots go on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Connie Matheis for an entry form and turn the fee in to reserve a spot. CHWC is about service, connection and loving others. CHWC provides service opportunities to restore homes and hearts, feed the hungry, lift the spirits of children, bring joy to the elderly and disabled and offer assistance while partnering with social agencies.

Teens Encounter Christ

Teens Encounter Christ is a three-day experience from Nov. 10 through 12 at St. Mary’s Church, Ireland, for young people who are searching for goals, acceptance, meaning and for community. Adults also are welcome and encouraged to attend as they increase our witness to our faith while experiencing their own encounter with Christ. Participants must be age 16 and older and at least a junior in high school.

Candidates can expect to meet others from all areas of the Diocese, find how God fits in their life and encounter the Risen Jesus Christ. They will have time to reflect on their life, ideas, hopes and dreams away from home, school or work. They can find an application and more information at www.switec.org

Potential future retreat weekends are scheduled for Feb. 16 through 18 and July 20 through 22.

Return applications to the parish office as soon as possible. Youth Appeal pays the fee.

Married 50 years

Congratulations are extended to Kenny and Norma Schnell and Ed and Anna Knebel, who are celebrating 50 years of marriage. May God continue to bless them.

Fall landscape clean-up

A clean-up work session will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the St. Celestine Campus. The session will begin at 8:30 a.m.; lunch will be served. This is fall break so the parish is hoping the youth will help. Bring garden gloves, rakes, trimmers, and so forth. Rain date will be Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Blood pressure checks

The faith community nurses will be taking blood pressures at the Dubois Branch Library every third Thursday of the month. Blood pressures will be taken from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. This is an excellent opportunity to get blood pressures taken.

Turkey drive

For the ninth year, the Dubois County Community Food Bank, 1404 Meridian Road, Jasper, will be accepting turkeys, non-perishable items, aluminum roaster pans and monetary donations from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. 

Monte Cassino Youth Day

Youth Day will be held at the Spencer County Chapel at 3 p.m. ET Sunday, Oct. 21. The public is invited to join in paying honor to our Blessed Mother and glory to our Lord Jesus for Monte Cassino Youth Day. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. For more information, call 812-309-3844.

Corporation news

Oct. 17: Vision checks during school day. E-mail Mrs. Fawks or contact the high school office.

The Marching Jeeps recently received a gold rating at Jasper and will march at the state competition on Oct. 20 at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis. The Northeast Dubois community is proud of their efforts and wishes them well at the state competition.

Dubois and Celestine schools:

Oct. 16 and 18: Parent-teacher conferences. Forms were sent home with all students.

Dubois Middle School:

Oct. 11 and 15: Parent-teacher conferences.

Northeast Dubois High School:

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

Oct. 18: Parent-teacher conferences.

Oct. 22-26: Fall break, no school.

Oct. 30: Blood drive.

Library news

Keurig’s Korner (middle and high schoolers): after school-5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Not meeting on Oct. 23 and 30.

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

Young Adulting 101 (middle and high schoolers): after school-5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Not meeting on Oct. 23 and 30.

Adult Craft — Gingerbread Boy Door Hanger: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. Preregistration required.

Free blood pressure checks: 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18.

Autumn tea: Noon-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Preregistration required.

Rocket League Gaming: 3:15-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15.

Not-So-Scary, Scary Stories for kids and families: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19.

Really Scary Stories for teens and adults: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19.

Writer’s Café: 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

Operation Ozobot: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. Preregistration required

End-of-the-Month Book Club: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29.

Trick-or-treating: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Come in costume and be treated.

Early voting: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3.

Celestine 175th history books

The Celestine 175th History Book and Beyond the Calendar book are for sale at the Celestine Parish Center, the Dubois County Museum, Illusions, Chocolate Bliss & Kitchen Essentials and Hoosier Business Machines. Last week an article was about the farms that have been in the family for over 100 years.

Another interesting section of the book is the Our Elders portion. Fifty-one members of St. Celestine Parish, some who have reached the age of 80 and older consented to be interviewed by the history book committee. Their stories are a treasure.

Participating were Marie Beckman, Clarence and Margaret Buechler, Bob and Shirley Buechler (including memories of the Morning Star Cannery), Lorena Burke, Jenny Butler, Vera Eckert, Jenny Elkins, Jack and Frances Goodman, Gerald and Pat Hasenour, Betty Hassfurther, Leonard and Mary Heeke, Veronica Heldman, Doris Hohler, Loretta Humbert, Art Kempf, Bea Knies, Bernice Knies, Dallas and Inez Knies,

Virgil and Frances Knies, Ray and Aileen Lueken, Evelyn Merkel, Betty Merkley, Dorothy Merter, Lawrence Metz, Linus and Bernita Metz, Doris Meyer (including memories of her mother’s canaries), Clarence and Verena Nordhoff, Dennis and Jo Ann Nordhoff, Mary Ann Rasche, Leon and Pat Recker, Leona Schlachter, Tom and Carol Schneider, Charles “Tex” Schnell, Dennis and Shirley Schnell, Ted and Virginia Teets and Linus Tretter.

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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