Our Town: Celestine

By KATHY BACHMAN
Herald Correspondent

Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10. Set your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed on Saturday, March 9.

Parish mission

St. Isidore Parish will host a parish mission with Fr. Tyler Tenbarge March 10 through 12. The theme is “Pray the Mass Like Never Before.” It will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 each night. Dates and locations are Sunday, March 10, and Tuesday, March 12, at St. Celestine Catholic Church, and Monday, March 11, at St. Raphael Catholic Church. Baby-sitting will be available.

Upcoming St. Isidore events

Friday, March 15: Fish fry at Celestine Dining Hall.

Saturday, April 6: Saturday Mass switch to St. Celestine until October.

Sunday, April 7: Breakfast and egg hunt at St. Celestine.

Friday, April 12: Knights of Columbus fish fry at Celestine Community Club.

Sunday, April 14: Breakfast & Egg Hunt at St. Raphael.

Saturday, May 4: First Communion Mass at St. Celestine

Sunday, May 5: First Communion Mass at St. Raphael.

Sunday, May 19: Graduation breakfast at St. Celestine.

Fish fry

St. Isidore Parish will host a fish fry from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, at St. Celestine Campus. The fish fry will be held until all 600 plates are gone. Dine-in or drive-thru will be available. Cost of the dinner is $10 per plate and includes a catfish fillet, German fries, slaw and bread. Dessert is included for the inside meal only. Volunteers may contact Sherry Schnell at csschnell@live.com or 812-630-4140.

Desserts needed

Desserts are needed for the fish fry on Friday, March 15. The desserts can be dropped off the week of the fish fry in the kitchens at St. Celestine or St. Raphael at the following times:

• Wednesday: St. Celestine, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; St. Raphael, noon-8 p.m.

• Thursday: St. Celestine, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

• Friday: St. Celestine, any time after 8 a.m.

Rice bags for Lent

Rice bags will be used beginning this weekend at church. St. Isidore Parish will be passing around rice bags at all Masses. Any spare change that you have can add up to make a huge difference in someone’s life. Giving $1 a day for 40 days of Lent helps provide one month of food for a family, two years of seed for a farmer and one emergency kit for refugees.

Youth information

Shantytown, open to grades seven through 12, is planned Thursday and Friday, March 28 and 29, at St. Celestine Campus. Participants will learn about homelessness and how they can help those who are less fortunate in our world and our community. Permission slips are available at the church entrances. Contact Deacon Mike or Connie Matheis with any questions.

The National Catholic Youth Conference will be held Nov. 21 through 23 at Indianapolis. High school students should look for more information coming out soon. The registration deadline is June 1. Contact Connie Matheis or Glenda Reckelhoff if interested in attending. For more information on NCYC, visit www.ncyc.info.

Source & Summit, “Behold Your Mother!,” is April 5 through 7. Youth age 13 through high school are invited to attend the event. Featured will be Fr. Agustino, Nic Davidson and the Sisters of Life with many other dynamic speakers. Friends, fellowship, prayer, faith and fun will be a part of the event. Empower your youth with a strengthened relationship with God. The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 13. Contact Connie Matheis with further information.

Catholic Heart Work Camp is June 16 through 22 in Louisville. Cost is $410 (participant pays $165; youth appeal pays remaining $250). The registration deadline is Friday, March 15; a few spots are still available. Adult chaperones are needed for the camp. Contact Connie Matheis to reserve a spot. Spots are not reserved until the deposit is paid.

The Rock Your Faith has changed the dates to July 7 through 10 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Jasper. Sunday, July 7, will be a family event in the evening for those entering grades six through eight. More information will be coming soon

Vacation Bible School will be held from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. July 22 to 25 on the St. Celestine Campus. The theme is “Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth.”

Community yard sales

The Celestine community spring yard sales will be held April 26 and 27. Call Kristy Buechler at 812-481-2251 no later than Monday, April 22, to get location on the map.

Women’s Lent book study

Are you looking to spend more time with God during Lent? Please join St. Isidore for a six-week women’s DVD/book study, “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God.”

Women will have two opportunities to attend. They can choose which day to attend. They will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sundays at 6:30 p.m. The first meeting will take place this Sunday, March 10, after the 8 a.m. Mass due to the parish mission that evening. Or, women may attend from 8:15 to 9:45 p.m. Wednesdays, March 13 and 20.

Starting March 27, women will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. in the St. Celestine Dining Hall. Women who don’t have time to read the book should not worry. They will watch a 30-minute video, followed with discussion. If interested in purchasing the book, visit www.p31bookstore.com. For more information, contact Jamie Betz at 812-639-1521.

State winner

Congratulations to Celestine Elementary fourth-grader Carson Beck, who is the 2019 Indiana State Champion for the Knight of Columbus Free Throw Challenge in the 9-year-old boy’s division.

Carson placed first out of six finalists at the state competition on March 3 in Noblesville at St. Theodore Guerin High School. The six finalists advanced to state after winning regional, district and local competitions, ultimately being the best of several hundred 9-year-olds who participated across Indiana.

Carson attends Northeast Dubois School Corp., and his local round was held at Dubois Middle School. He was sponsored by Good Shepherd of the Hills Council 13623, which serves St. Isidore Parish where Carson is a member. Carson is the son of Jarrod and Kelly Beck and also the grandson of Fred and Marie Beck of Dubois.

Spring shoots

The Celestine Community Club has several spring shoots:

• Friday, March 22: Community club.

• Friday, March 29: Celestine Park.

• Friday, April 5: Community club.

• Friday, April 12: Knights of Columbus.

• Friday, April 26: Celestine Fire Dept.

The doors will open at 5 p.m. for the shoots, and the kitchen will open at 6 p.m. Closed matches begin at 8 p.m. All are invited to come out and support these wonderful organizations that do so much for the parish and community.

Northeast Dubois Corp.

March 12: End of third quarter.

March 25-29: No school, spring break.

Dubois Elementary events

Dubois Elementary will host its annual Spring Fling on Thursday, March 14, at the school.

Dubois Elementary Book Fair Family Night will held from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20.

Post-prom

Post-prom meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, March 18 and April 1.

Meeting times for the week of April 8 through 12 will be announced.

Dubois Branch Library

Free Seed Month: Choose up to 10 packets of free garden and/or flower seeds.

Spring Reading Challenge: Until March 31. Sign up for our new online reading app.

Look for Lucky (children up to fourth grade): March 16.

My Big Person & Me—Every Tuesday from 11–11:30 AM.  Must pre-register.

Keurig’s Korner: Every Tuesday after school until 5:30 p.m. Middle and high schoolers. Not meeting March 26.

Technology help: Every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. No help on March 1.

Gardening 1, 2, 3: Rescheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, March 29. Presented by the Purdue Extension office.

Friends and Family CPR (age 16 and older): 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 9. Preregistration required.

Free blood pressure checks: 10-11 a.m. Friday, March 15.

Operation Ozobot Evo: Evo Story Generator, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21. Preregistration required.

Tea Tasting with Erin Doyle: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 21. Preregistration required.

End-of-the-Month Book Club: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, March 25. Stop by the front desk to pick up a copy.

Harry Potter Escape Room: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, March 28. High school age and adults; preregistration required.

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

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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