Our Town: Celestine

Herald Correspondent

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

St. Isidore yard sale

The St. Isidore Youth Ministry is sponsoring a yard sale in conjunction with the Celestine town-wide yard sales on Friday and Saturday. Youth help is needed for set up between 7 a.m. and noon Saturday, April 27.

Spring shoot

The Celestine Community Club announces the final spring shoot will be held Friday, April 26, at the club. The shoot will benefit the  Celestine Fire Dept. Doors will open at 5 p.m, and the kitchen opens at 8 p.m. The closed match begins at 8 p.m. All are invited to come out and support these wonderful organizations that do so much for the parish and community.

Landscaping clean-up

St. Celestine Campus spring landscaping clean-up is planned from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27.

The Celestine Streetfest committee is so grateful to St. Celestine Parish for allowing the Streetfest to again host the fest on the St. Celestine Campus ground. The committee asks those who love the fest to come out on Saturday to help make the campus look beautiful and show your appreciation for them hosting the fest.

All ages are welcome. Bring gloves and gardening tools; other supplies are provided.

Dubois Branch Library

Friends of the Dubois Library: Mulch Day, 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27. Bring gloves, rakes and shovels; nonmembers may help.

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

Jan Blackgrave benefits

Green Thumb will host a benefit for Jan Blackgrave from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30. Proceeds from sales of trees, shrubs and perennials will go to the Jan Blackgrave family. This will take place at both Green Thumb locations.

Jan was recently diagnosed with cancer that has spread to her lungs. She is undergoing chemotherapy while pursuing her medical options.

A second benefit will take place during the Ridetech/ACMS Annual Benefit Car Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at 350 S. St. Charles St., Jasper. Bake sale items and raffle tickets will be available. Anyone wanting to donate a bake sale item may take them to the St. Celestine Hall kitchen from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 10, or to the bake sale stand during the car show.

Breakfast and game day

Everyone is welcome to join together for some great fellowship and food after the First Friday Mass on May 3 at St. Celestine Catholic Church, beginning at 8 a.m.. A buffet breakfast will be served at Happy Hour Bar & Grill Restaurant followed by Game Day at St. Celestine Dining Hall.

St. Isidore Parish activities

Sat, May 4: First Communion Mass, St. Celestine Church.

Sun., May 5: First Communion Mass, St. Raphael Church.

Sun., May 19: graduation ,reakfast, St. Celestine Church.

K of C meetings

Tuesday May 7: 7 p.m., officers meeting, St. Celestine Dining Hall.

Tuesday, May 14: 7:15 p.m., business meeting, Happy Hour Sports Bar & Grill lower level.

Any Catholic gentleman interested in learning more about the benefits of becoming a K of C member is welcome to come to the Happy Hour at 7 p.m. prior to the meeting or contact Ted Schnackertz at 812-389-2529 or send an email to council13623@indianakofc.org

Graduation breakfast

St. Isidore Parish graduation breakfast will be served at 8:45 a.m. Sunday, May 19, in the St. Celestine Dining Hall.

Graduates will receive a special blessing at all Masses the weekend of May 18 and 19. Afterward, the St. Anne’s Sodality will host a free breakfast for eighth grade, high school and college graduates and their family members. The parish wishes to congratulate you on your accomplishments and wish you well in your future plans.

Breakfast reservations are needed for the food count. Forms are listed on the church bulletin.  Place reservation information in the collection basket by the May 11-12 weekend or return it to the parish office by 10 a.m. Monday, May 13. If college graduates will not be attending breakfast but wish to be listed in the bulletin insert, they may still fill out the information that is listed on the church bulletin and return it by Monday, May 13.

Ride to Remember

Southwest Indiana Patriot Guard will have its annual Ride to Remember Sunday, May 19.

They plan to arrive at St. Raphael Catholic Church at approximately 12:30 p.m. for their tribute to CPL Eric Lueken and SFC Dave Moore. They will then proceed to Celestine for a tribute to LCPL Alec Terwiske at approximately 2 p.m. Full details can be found at www.swinrtr.org.

Following the service, a blessing of motorcycles will take place at approximately 1:15 p.m. Everyone is invited to come out for this special blessing.

Family of the Month

The Good Shepherd of the Hills Knights of Columbus Council has nominated the Mark  Karen Eisenhut family as Family of the Month for May  We thank them for their service to the parish and the local community.

Grace Grub Junior

Grace Grub Junior is organized each year by the Grace Co-op. This project includes donated pantry food given to qualified students for the summer months. This year we are opening it up to support students in all grades who qualify for free or reduced lunches at school. If you and your family or any group or organization is interested in donating to this project, contact a Grace Co-op member by Wednesday, May 1. Each child receives approximately $50 worth of select pantry foods. Sign-up sheets are located at the main entrance of each church. Contact Denise Hohler at 812-630-0752, Amy Schroering at 812-634-7876 or Brenda Ferguson 812-678-3011 with any questions.

Parish bus trip

The parish will visit Bardstown, Kentucky, on Tuesday, June 25. Participants will visit Heaven Hill Distillery and Bourbon Heritage Center and The Basillica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral. The trip will continue with dinner at The Old Talbott Tavern and end with  the “Stephen Foster Story” at the outdoor amphitheater in My Old Kentucky Home State Park.

Bardstown and the area surrounding it are often referred to as “The Kentucky Holy Land.” The basilica was a cathedral in the early days of Bardstown history. The distillery offers tours and tasting. The Old Talbott Tavern is the oldest stagecoach stop in America; it has been open continuously for 240 years. Forty of the 50 songs written by Stephen Foster will be performed in the evening musical.

The cost for the day is $95 and includes the bus fare, dinner, all admissions, taxes and tips. Of this amount, $50 will be non-refundable, but transferable. The bus will leave Celestine around 10:30 a.m. and return around midnight. Specific information will be forthcoming. Call Clara Fromme at 812-639-9327 or Dorothy Rasche at 812-678-3001 or 812-309-4091 to make a reservation. Payments of $95 should be made payable to Clara Fromme and mailed to 2977 E. Jasper-Dubois Road, Jasper IN 47546 or dropped off at the parish office.

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