Our Town: Celestine

Herald Correspondent

The Faith, Family and Father’s Night with the Dubois County Bombers is scheduled for this Sunday at the Huntingburg League Stadium. Gates open at 5 p.m. and game starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $2 each. Call the parish office at 812-634-1875 to reserve tickets.

Religious education, VBS

Forms for the 2019-20 school year, along with 2019 VBS registrations, have been mailed. Extra copies can be found at the main church entrances as well as on the website. Read all the information as some times and locations have changed. All forms are due to the parish office by Monday, July 1.

Catholic Heart Workcamp

There are 22 adults and youth participating in the Catholic Heart Workcamp in Louisville Monday through Saturday through June 22. May they have a very worthwhile week.

Rock Your Faith

Rock Your Faith is July 7 through 10 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper for those entering grades six through eight. Sunday, July 7, will be a family event in the evening. Registration forms are at the church entrances and are due by this Wednesday, June 19.

Parish seminarian

Please keep our seminarian in your prayers. Notes and cards of encouragement may be sent to him at Caleb Scherzinger, Good Shepherd Parish, 2301 N. Stockwell Road, Evansville IN 47715.

Corpus Christi Procession

The Corpus Christi procession will be held at St. Raphael Church following the 10 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 23.

The congregation will follow Jesus and Father in procession around the St. Raphael grounds. Those unable to walk the procession route may watch from the parking lot or gather in the church basement.

This traditional practice of the Corpus Christi procession was resurrected in our parish last year and with continued support, it is hoped it will be an annual event.

The parish is looking for groups or families who would be interested in setting up an altar. There are five altars and each needs to be decorated with flowers and white cloths. Contact Tammy Mehringer at 812-639-6278 if your family is interested in decorating an altar and contact Deacon Mike to volunteer to help with any planning of the procession.


Father Eugene’s farewell and thank-you weekend will be held June 22-23. Receptions will be held after each Mass.

Help is needed:

Saturday, June 22: 4:30 p.m. Mass, St. Celestine Dining Hall. Appetizers, cake and punch. Contact Glenda Reckelhoff at 812-639-0379 or grecekelhoff@evdio.org to volunteer.

Sunday, June 23: 8 a.m. Mass, St. Celestine carport. Doughnuts, juice and milk. Contact Janice Betz at 812-631-8760 or jbetz@evdio.org to volunteer.

Sunday, June 23: 10 a.m. Mass, St. Raphael Catholic Church basement. Corpus Christi procession following Mass at approximately 11:30 a.m. Appetizers and refreshments. Contact Tammy Mehringer at 812-639-6278 orltmehringer@gmail.com to volunteer.

New priest

St. Isidore Parish welcomes Fr. Jeff Read on Wednesday, June 26, his official starting date at St. Isidore Parish. Father Jeff was born on Jan. 22, 1981. He was ordained on June 2, 2012, as a priest for the Diocese of Evansville. Welcome to St. Isidore, Father Jeff!

Streetfest T-shirts

T-shirts for the 2019 Streetfest are $10 each (2XL and 3XL are $13). Shirts are available at Sander Processing from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Contact Martha Goepfrich at 812-631-5566 for more information.

Special Mass time

A special Mass will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at St. Celestine Catholic Church.

Streetfest 2019

This year’s one-day Streetfest will take place Saturday, June 29,  on the grounds of St. Celestine Catholic Church and be packed with events, food and fun for all ages. The complete schedule can be viewed at CelestineIndiana.com. Flyers with the schedule will be posted at local businesses and the church carport entrance.

Highlights of the festival include:

Live music by MellenCougar from Chicago, a John Mellencamp tribute band, and special guest performances from Toby Myers and Moe Z M.D., former John Mellencamp band members, and singer/songwriter Bobby Clark, co-writer of Mellencamp’s most recent hit single, “Grandview.”

Kegs and Corks, a craft beer and wine tasting festival.

The Kids’ Zone, featuring bungee trampoline jumper rides, inflatables, races, games and mechanical bull rides for the young and young at heart.

Community games and competitions at the main stage and a community scavenger hunt.

The Super 5K Race. Registration will open at 7:15 a.m. and the race will begin at 8 a.m. at the St. Celestine Parish Center. Registration forms are available at the main church entrances or on the Streetfest website. There will also be a Kids’ Fun Run.

Beer garden including party music by Boogie Tunes.

Food stands including Celestine fried chicken.

240 wheel and half-pot fundraisers.

Dubois County’s biggest Game of Rock, Paper Scissors.

Tractor show, sheephead tourney, cornhole tourney and Dubois County Country Cloggers and more.                         

Car show: Saturday, June 29, Celestine Park; registration, 8 a.m.

Car cruise: Sunday, June 23 (held the Sunday before Streetfest at Celestine Park). Noon, registration; leaving from Celestine Park at 1 p.m.

Volunteers are still needed for the festival. To volunteer, pick an event and contact the person listed next to the activity:

Hamburger stand: Good Shepherd of the Hills Knights of Columbus: Ted Schnackertz, 812-389-2529.

Dinner stand: Celestine Park, Allen Thewes, 812-630-8890.

Beer garden: Celestine Community Club, Ryan Hasenour 812-630-4210 .

Kids Zone: Celestine PTO, Ashley Meyer 812-630-4342.

240 Wheel Running: 5 to 7 p.m. in two one-hour shifts. Sellers and clerks are needed. Larry Schepers, 812-678-4807.

Fest setup: Wednesday and Thursday, June 26-27 at 6 p.m.; Friday, June 28, remaining preparations. Volunteers of all ages are welcome and encouraged to help. Help is needed to set up all of the stands, tables, fence, stage, tents, parking, signage, and so forth. Food and drinks will be provided.

Fest day of trash collection: Point person and volunteers for shifts throughout the day; Marc Lampert, 812-639-0428.

Sunday cleanup: Point person and volunteers Sunday morning and afternoon to help clean up the grounds; Marc Lampert, 812-639-0428.

Rental items: Collect and return rental and borrowed items; Tony Buechler, 812-827-8430.

Super 5K: New course is four miles; 7:15 a.m., registration; 8 a.m., race starts; new start location, Celestine Parish Hall. Registration form available at the main church entrances or at www.celestineindiana.com.

Dubois Branch Library

Howl at the Moon with Tom Sieling: 6 p.m. Monday, June 17. Bring the kids on this full-moon night and sing along with Tom as he plays fun, kid-friendly songs on guitar, banjo, harmonica and more. 

River City String Band: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22.

Enjoy traditional, bluegrass and country music with this talented group of southern Indiana musicians. 

End-of-the-Month Book Club: 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 24. Discussing “One Thousand White Women” by Jim Fergus. Stop by the library to pick up a copy of the book. 

Final vows

Susan Reuber will be making her Perpetual Monastic Profession on Saturday, June 22, at Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beach Grove. This is the final step taken by a woman in the Benedictine community. She vows for the rest of her life to follow the teachings of St. Benedict and to be bound to their particular community. Through her life as a Benedictine Sister she commits herself to seeking God in everyone and everything and every day of her life.

Susan is the daughter of Paul and Linda Reuber of Celestine. Send cards to Susan Reuber, 1402 Southern Ave., Beach Grove IN 46107.

St. Isidore Parish will host a reception honoring Sisters Susan and Jill Reuber on Sunday, Aug. 4, following the 8 a.m. Mass in the St. Celestine Dining Hall.

Submitted items

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