Our Town: Celestine

Herald Correspondent

Nineteen people from St. Isidore Parish will be attending Rock Your Faith at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper this week.

They would like to thank all the adults who volunteered their time and they pray for all to have a safe and faith-filled week.

Kickoff and family activities will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Buses will load between 11:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Monday. Buses will load at 11:45 a.m. CT for St. Meinrad. Participants will do activities between 11:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Fellowship breakfast

All are invited to attend a fellowship breakfast on Sunday, July 7, after the 8 a.m. Mass at the St. Celestine Dining Hall. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, German potatoes, biscuits with gravy and fruit salad will be served. The breakfast is sponsored by the Good Shepherd of the Hills Knights of Columbus. A freewill offering will be taken to help purchase sonogram machines to deter abortions.

4-H meeting

The Leaders of Tomorrow and Celestine All Stars 4-H clubs will hold their final meeting before the Dubois County 4-H Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 7, for the swim party and record signing at the Celestine Community Club Lake. The whole family is welcome to attend.

K of C notices

The Knights of Columbus officers’ meeting will be held at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, in the 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 at 7 p.m. prior to th meeeting or contact Ted Schnackertz at 812-389-2529 or email to council13623@indianakofc.org .

Vacation Bible school

Vacation Bible school is planned July 22 to 25. The theme is “Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth.”

Activities will take place daily between 5:30 and 7:45 p.m. at St. Celestine Campus. A light lunch will be served from 5 to 5:30 p.m.

Snack items needed are Dixie bathroom paper cups, chips (Doritos, corn chips, Cheetos, small cheese crackers, Goldfish), plain M&Ms, mini marshmallows, fruit (bananas, grapes, apples, strawberries), carrot sticks and Kool-Aid (no red).

Pick-up instructions:

Drive up the west side of church next to Celestine Elementary School. Children can be picked up at the steps on the west side of church facing the school. Stay in line with cars so the school can keep the children from running in the parking lot.

Weekly notes:

On Monday, meet inside church at 5:30 p.m.

All other days, meet in your classroom at 5:30 p.m.

No children are to arrive before 5 p.m. There will be no supervision. If they arrive at 5 p.m. for the lunch, they must remain in the hall until 5:30 p.m.

Wear athletic shoes every day. No sandals or flip flops are allowed.

The school is unable to accept any late registrations due to ordering supplies, crafts and shirts.

Thank you to everyone who signed up for a fun week and to our fabulous volunteers!

Set-up and decorating of classrooms:

Thursday, July 11: 10 a.m.-noon or 12:30-2:30 p.m. Anyone who is available to help set up classrooms is welcome.

Strengthening Families

The Strengthening Families Program, which is for parents and youth ages 10 through 14, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, July 23, Aug. 6. 13, 20, 27 and Sept. 3, at St. Peter United Church of Christ, Dubois.

Sponsored by Purdue Extension, this free program focuses on strengthening their family. A light supper will be provided each night at 5:30 p.m.

Registration is required by Friday, July 12, by calling Natosha Messmer at 812-482-1555 or emailing Natosha.messmer@crisisconnectioninc.org. View the flyer on the bulletin board for more information.


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

Jill and Susan are the daughters of Paul and Linda Reuber of Celestine.

Pool, pizza party

The pool and pizza party will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Jasper Swimming Pool. Pizza will be served in the park.

Pastor installed

Bishop Joseph Siegel will preside at the 4:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday, Aug. 17, at St. Celestine Catholic Church. Fr. Jeff Read will be installed pastor of St. Isidore Parish. A welcome reception will follow Mass in the Celestine Dining Hall.  Sorry about the incorrect use of the parish name last week.

Library winners

The Dubois Branch Library announces their halfway-into summer winners in the reading part of the Summer Learning Program. These winners were chosen from everyone who was entered in at Dubois Branch Library that had met their goal by June 29.

The winners were Leo Seger, $20 value in gift cards to Servus restaurants; Jaelynn Evans, 10 32-ounce fountain drinks from Circle A; and Hallie Boehm, five passes to Dubois Bombers’ home games.

The library reminds all to keep reading and bringing in their paper reading logs to the library for tickets to be put in for the prizes or to record the books they are reading on Beanstalk and put their tickets in the digital prize area of the app to win the great prizes. The summer learning program ends on July 19.

Dubois Branch Library

First Saturday book sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

How to Use the Genealogy Room to Research Family Roots: 6:30 p.m. Monday. Preregistration required.

Dubois Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Explorer Camp: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Preregistration is closed.

Family Craft: Notes in a Bottle, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, and 2:45 p.m. Friday, July 12. Children under age 8 must have a responsible adult with them. Preregistration is required.

Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Moon, Mars and Beyond, 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, Jasper Middle School auditorium.

Silly Safari live animal show: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11, Dubois Middle School Multipurpose Room.  

NASA live streaming program: Explore Moon to Mars, Thursday, July 11, library’s community room.

Free blood pressure checks, 10-11 a.m. Friday, July 12.

Cupcake cake decorating: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Preregistration required.

Teen/Tween Craft: DIY Cacti Rocks and Moon Sand Planter, 4:15 p.m. Monday, July 15. Preregistration required.

Adult Craft: Porch tealight luminaries, 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16. Preregistration required.

Family Craft: DIY Board Games, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, and 2:45 p.m. Friday July 19. Preregistration required.

Storyteller Mary Jo Huff: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 18, Dubois Middle School Multipurpose Room.  

Summer learning program ends: July 10. All paper entries and tickets must be turned in by 5 p.m.

50th anniversary of the moon landing celebration: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 20.

Dance Off Evo Bots: Robotics for grades four through eight, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23. Preregistration required.

Free Concert with Major/Minor Duo: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 26.

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

Kiddie tractor pull winners

Winners of the Celestine Streetfest kiddie tractor pull held June 29 are as follows.

30-40 pounds: first, Quentin Kleaving; second, Elyn Hochgesang.

41-50 pounds: first, Trevor Jochem; second, Sophie Knies.

51-60 pounds: first, Landon Lindauer; second, Preston Kleaving.

76 pounds and over: first, Skye Seitz; second, Kegin O’Brian.
Bus trip sign-up

Seats are available for the girls-only Nashville show trip for three days and two nights via Diamond Tours Motorcoach for a girls only trip on Monday to Wednesday, Dec. 2 through 4.

Cost of the trip is $390, based on double occupancy. Contact Denise Hohler at 812-630-0752 by Friday, July 5, for additional information or to make reservations.

The motorcoach is video and restroom equipped. The trip includes motorcoach transportation with two nights lodging, four meals (two breakfasts and two dinners); a guided tour of Nashville, including the Parthenon; admission to the Grand Ole Opry behind the scenes tour; a visit to Opry Mills for a “shoppertainment”; two shows (the Grand Ole Opry and Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater); ride on the Delta Flatboats inside the Opryland Hotel; and much more. The amount of $75 is due upon signing. Final payment is due Sept. 25.

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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