Our Town: Celestine

By KATHY BACHMAN
Herald Correspondent

Northeast Dubois schools will be on spring break from March 25 to 29.

The Dubois and Celestine Elementary schools’ spring recital will be held at the Dubois Middle School Multi-Purpose Room at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The recital is April 4 at Dubois Elementary and April 9 at Celestine Elementary.

Kindness Board
Northeast Dubois High School Jeep boys basketball team was named to the kindness board for February. Members of the team are Norah Klem, Ethan Myers, Dustin Gillespie, Gabriela Sander, Tali Love, Audrey Rasche, Gabe Newland, Zach Pace, Jason Knowles and Nick Burgan.

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 Department

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.

Sunday school
There will be no Sunday School on Sunday, March 24.

Percussion competition
Northeast Dubois High School’s winter concert percussion have qualified for state on March 30.
Rice bags, food drive

St. Isidore Parish will again be passing around rice bags at all Masses. Any spare change that you have can add up to make a huge difference.

There are baskets at the altar of St. Celestine Church for the St. Vincent DePaul food drive. Any donation of nonperishable food items is appreciated.

Plastic Easter eggs
There are boxes at the main entrances of both churches, if anyone has an extra plastic eggs they would like to donate.
Easter egg hunts will be held after the 8 a.m. Mass Sunday, April 7, at St. Celestine Catholic Church and after the 10 a.m. Mass Sunday, April 14, at St. Raphael Catholic Church.

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 Saturday, June 1. Contact Connie Matheis or Glenda Reckelhoff if interested in attending.

The Rock Your Faith date have been change 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.”

Rabies clinic
The Celestine Park will host its annual rabies and distemper vaccinations clinic from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 8. The cost is $12 each for the rabies and distemper shots. These shots will be administered by Dr. Dan Hasenour, DVM.

Holy Week schedule
St. Isidore Holy Week schedule:

Holy Thursday, April 18: 6:30 p.m., St. Celestine Church.

Good Friday, April 19: 6 p.m., St. Celestine Church.

Holy Saturday, April 20: 9 p.m., St. Celestine Church.

Easter Sunday, April 21: 8 a.m., St. Celestine Catholic Church, and 10 a.m., St. Raphael Church.

Upcoming St. Isidore events
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.

Post-prom
Post-prom meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 1, and April 8 through 12.

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

Post-prom will be held April 13.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Anderson Woods
Anderson Woods Summer Camp for children and adults with special needs is now accepting applications for campers, counselors and volunteers. The camp, located in rural Perry County, offers a unique outdoor camping experience.

Eight weeks of four-day, three-night sessions in June and July are full of such activities as hiking, fishing, water games, gardening, tending to animals, kickball, hayrides, cookouts, arts and crafts, and more, all while making new friends.

Camper fees are $205 per session. Counselors receive $2,500 for their eight weeks of service and volunteers are always needed. For more information or an application, visit the website at www.andersonwoods.org or call Megan Gatwood at 812-639-1079.

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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