Our Town: Celestine

Herald Correspondent

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!

Organ dedication

Divine Mercy Parish at the Schnellville campus has acquired a new pipe organ. All are invited to the special blessing and dedication of this organ on Sunday, July 28 at 2 p.m. Bishop Joseph Siegel will bless the organ. This will be followed by a sacred concert and prayer service. A reception will follow.

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. 

Jeep Booster golf scramble

The Jeep Booster’s golf scramble will be held at Lucas Oil Golf Course on Saturday, Aug. 24, beginning with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The format will be four-person scramble teams by making your own team. Each player should turn in their handicap or average 18-hole score when entering your team. The cost is $60 per player, which includes entry fee, one mulligan, and a raffle prize drawing ticket. Contact Terry Friedman at tfriedman@nedubois.k12.in.us or 812-630-1699 for more information or to enter your team. Prizes will be awarded. Refreshments, burgers and brats are complimentary on the course. The deadline to enter is Thursday, Aug. 15.

Dubois Branch Library

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 is required.

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

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.

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