Our Town: Celestine

Herald Correspondent

The Celestine Community Club will hold their annual membership dinner on Saturday, Jan. 26. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the meal will be served at 7 p.m. Cost of the meal, including open bar, will be $10. Music will follow. 

Membership dues are $20 and can be paid that night or mailed to Angie Dooley, 6550 N. State Road 545, Dubois IN  47527. Please make checks payable to the Celestine Community Club. As always, life memberships apply to those age 62 with 10 years of continuous paid memberships. Please inform Angie Dooley or an officer if you have reached the required age. 

The community club is undertaking some improvements. Phase 1 is creating a new entryway with a covered drop-off area. They hope to begin work in early February. Find out how you can donate to this project at the dinner or at the regular monthly meetings held at 8 p.m. the third Thursday of every month.

Free throw competition

The Good Shepherd of the Hills Knights of Columbus Council has rescheduled its free-throw competition to Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Dubois Middle School gymnasium. Doors open for registration at 12:30 p.m., with the competition set to start at 1 p.m.

There is no cost to participate and the competition is open to any boy or girl in the local area between the ages of 9 and 14 as of Jan. 1. A random drawing will be held for attendance prizes.

There will be divisions for each age group, with separate groups for boys and girls. The winner will be presented with a trophy and advance to district K of C competition in February. We have had past winners advance and win the state competition!

Any questions can be directed to Jarrod Beck at 812-481-1999.

Haiti Sunday

The last Sunday of each month is Haiti Sunday, where St. Isidore Parish remembers their brothers and sisters at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Dupity, Haiti. There are boxes at the doors for you to make a donation to our friends in Haiti.

Snow people on display

Anna Knebel is loaning part of her snow people collection to the Dubois County Museum until Feb. 28.  Make plans to visit the museum from 1 to 4 Sunday, Jan. 27, to visit with Anna, see the snow people displayed among the exhibits at the museum, tour the museum, and enjoy some food and refreshments. Anna has loaned to the museum about 270 from her collection of more than 600 snow people.

School registration

Northeast Dubois kindergarten round-up:

An informational meeting for parents only will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Celestine Elementary and at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Dubois Elementary.

Except for students currently enrolled in the Northeast Dubois preschool program, parents will need to bring their child’s Social Security card as well as an original birth certificate indicating the child will be age 5 on or before Aug. 1. Immunization records are required for all children.

Sheephead tourneys

The public is invited to the Celestine Community Club’s annual First Friday Night Sheephead tourneys. The tourneys will take place Fridays, Feb. 1 and March 1. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and play will begin at 7 p.m.  Food and refreshments will be served. Another tourney is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 27. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., with the tourney beginning at noon.

First Friday activities

On Friday, Feb. 1, St. Isidore Parish at St. Celestine First Friday activities will begin with Reconciliation starting at 7:30 a.m., followed by Mass at 8 a.m.

Everyone is invited to enjoy a fellowship breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Happy Hour Sports Bar & Grill Restaurant.

At 9:30 a.m. the group moves to the St. Celestine Parish Center for game day. Later in the day Adoration will be held in the church from 3 to 9 p.m.

Breakfast and fellowship

A breakfast will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 3, in St. Raphael Church’s basement. All are welcome to join us for some great food and fellowship!

The event is sponsored by the Youth Ministry. Free will donations will be used to support youth activities.

Distinguished Service Award

The Celestine Park will present the Celestine DSA Award at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at St. Celestine’s Dining Hall.

Souper Bowl Sunday

Souper Bowl Sunday will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at St. Peter Fellowship Hall, 5535 E. Vine St., Dubois. On the menu will be a chili dinner with a sandwich, dessert and drink for $9.

Chili will be sold in bulk at $16 a gallon or $8 per half-gallon. This is a community fundraiser for the Indiana-Kentucky Conference’s Young Ambassadors sponsored by the St. Peter’s United Church of Christ Women’s Guild.

Blood drive

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 10, at St. Raphael Campus. The Red Cross asks you to consider donating blood and saving up to three lives.

Ash Wednesday schedule 

It is not too early to think about Lent.

Mass Times will be Wednesday, March 6 at 6:45 a.m. at St. Raphael Church, noon at St. Celestine Church and 6 p.m. at St. Celestine Church. There will be Wednesday evening Religion Education classes from 7 to 8 p.m. on that day.

Friday Mass change

During Lent Father will say Mass at 6 a.m. on Fridays, March 8, 15, 22, 29 and  April 12. The First Friday Mass on April 5 will be held at 8 a.m. due to other First Friday activities.

After Lent, the Friday Mass will return to 8 a.m.

Family of the Month

The Good Shepherd of the Hills K of C Council has nominated the Kent and Kristy Buechler family as the Family of the Month for February. They thank them for their service to the parish and the local community.

House blessing

Deacon Mike Seibert at St. Isidore is once again offering house blessings. This is a great way to involve the whole family, so pick a time when the kids can participate. It takes 10 to 15 minutes. And it’s free! Even if you have previously had your house blessed, it is OK to have it done again. Contact the parish office or Deacon Mike to schedule your blessing.

Dubois Branch Library

Restoring Old Photographs and Documents: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26.

End-of-the-Month Book Club: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28.

Preparing For Your Job Search: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Adult Craft: Pop-Up Card, 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31.

To register for programs online, go to www.jdcpl.us and click on the Event Keeper Calendar. Find the program and click on register.  Keep up to date by “liking” the library on Facebook at Dubois Branch Library.

Submitted items

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